Dr. Bérangère MAGARINOS-RUCHAT
Vice President, Sustainability Partnerships, Firmenich; Chair of the Board, United Nations Global Compact Network Switzerland, Geneva
Bérangère started her career as a consultant specialized in change management. She joined the United Nations System Staff College in 1998 where she led the Partners in Action Program working in more than 20 countries, from Africa to Asia. In 2004 she joined GAIN, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, financed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. At GAIN Berry was Director of Partnerships. In that position she created the GAIN Business Alliance, a global network of Food and Beverage companies interested in nutrition issues. Berry joined Firmenich in 2010 where she leads Sustainability Partnerships. Before that she was a member of the Firmenich sustainability board for 3 years. Berry has a PhD in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, New York, as well as a postgraduate in Public Private Partnership Management from Cambridge University and a postgraduate in Social Innovation from Stanford. Berry is teaching twice a year at the Political Science Institute in Paris and has published books and articles on Public Management and partnerships. Berry is the chair of the United Nations Global Compact Network Switzerland, she seats on the Advisory Committee of the Zermatt Summit Foundation, the Investment Committee of the Livelihood Fund and the Steering Committee of the Toilet Board Coalition.