Sustainability Director, Odfjell SE
As CSO of Odfjell SE, Oistein Jensen has overall responsibility for sustainability, compliance and strategic safety for the group, which is one of the largest chemical transport companies in the world. Previously Chief of Staff at Odfjell SE, Oistein has been CSO since 2020. Prior to Odfjell, Oistein was a Director at PwC working on Strategy, ESG and Compliance and before that he captained a submarine in the Marine. He holds a bachelor’s degree in military science and an MBA in business control.
Listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, Odfjell is a global market leader in the sweating and storage of bulk liquid chemicals, acids, edible oils and other specialty products. The company’s strategy is to maintain its position as a leading logistics service provider to its customers worldwide through the safe and efficient operation of offshore and regional chemical tankers and tank terminals. in the whole world. The company is focused on sustainability and in recent years has taken great strides to improve its environmental footprint and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Since 2008, Odfjell has improved energy efficiency by more than 30% and therefore reduced emissions and has been a forerunner in pursuing industry innovations.
5 Sarah Chapman
Head of Global Sustainability, Manulife
Global CSO for Manulife for two years after leaving Deloitte, Sarah Chapman is an experienced and recognized leader in ESG, sustainability, social impact, strategic philanthropy, corporate governance, people management and stakeholders, impact measurement, reporting and integrated communications. She is responsible for leading the ongoing development and execution of the company’s sustainability, community investment and sponsorship strategy and oversees Manulife’s ESG reporting and disclosures. Manulife recently won an award from the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants recognizing the company’s efforts in corporate governance and ESG.
With a PhD in sustainability and corporate responsibility, Sarah began her career as a lecturer and research manager at the University of Technology Sydney, teaching undergraduate and MBA students in the fields corporate governance, sustainable development and CSR. As a senior sustainability executive at Hitachi for five years, Sarah led and executed the company’s regional and global sustainability and social innovation strategy, and as a senior strategy manager at Cause Consulting, she advised public and private companies on sustainable development, ESG and strategic philanthropy. Sarah then joined Deloitte where she spent three years as National Leader, Sustainability and Social Impact, developing and leading the consulting firm’s CSR strategy before joining Manulife.
6 Andrea Vena
Director of Climate and Sustainability, European Space Agency
As Head of Climate and Sustainability at the European Space Agency (ESA), Andrea Vena is responsible for ensuring that ESA and European space programs contribute to the implementation of the Paris Agreements and the Green European deal by defining the sustainability strategy for ESA projects. and assignments. Andrea also defines and implements the ESA Green Agenda and the ESA Environmental Action Plan, with the aim of reducing the Agency’s environmental footprint.
Andrea has over two decades of experience with ESA, first as a Strategy Officer before being appointed Head of the Corporate Strategic Planning Office in 2005. From 2016 to 2021 he was led the corporate development office, responsible for establishing a corporate strategy for the continuous improvement of the organization and its alignment with the evolution of the space sector. He was also responsible for CSR. A graduate in electronic engineering, Andrea began his career as a systems engineer at Alenia Spazio, Leonardo’s space branch.