Gerrit Bruggeman is Managing Partner of RTB Transitions To Sustainability, where he guides leading companies in the transition to sustainability. As CEO of Royal Auping, a Dutch bedding firm, Gerrit first became acquainted with the Cradle to Cradle principles and embedded the approach into the culture and operations of the business. Gerrit has extensive international experience as CEO, board member and board room advisor across many industries, such as retail, fashion and home furnishing. Gerrit currently serves as chair on the board of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
Christine Lemaitre is the CEO of the German Sustainable Building Council since 2010, committed to demonstrably good buildings and urban districts that are worth living in. Since 2013 she is member of the board of directors of the Sustainable Building Alliance, and in 2015 she was elected as chair of the European Regional Network of the World Green Building Council. From 2016-2020 she sat on the board of the World Green Building Council. Christine currently serves on the Board of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
Since 2010 Ralf Kattanek acts as Head of Business Field Textile, Managing Director of CHT Switzerland and Group Vice President Textile for CHT, a leading producer of specialty chemicals. Ralf is board member of the textile associations TEGEWA in Germany and the newly formed association EUCTL in Brussels, as well as member of the Sustainable Steering Committee of the entire CHT Group. Previously he worked for 13 years for BASF AG and for 11 years for DyStar in different managerial and senior leadership positions.
Dorien van der Weele is responsible for the sustainability programme at Royal Mosa, a Dutch ceramic tile manufacturer. Over the last ten years Mosa has embedded Cradle to Cradle in all of its design, development and production processes. Ensuring relevant sustainability certifications and communication tools are Dorien’s key priorities. Other activities include support for clients in creating green buildings, and working with Mosa’s ceramic specialists on the sustainability innovation roadmap. Before joining Mosa, Dorien worked for Philips Lighting in Eindhoven, the Netherlands and Lyon, France.
Hans Steisslinger the Circular Economy Consultant to ADA Cosmetics, a leading manufacturer of hotel cosmetics. He is also Founder and Owner of Dr. Steisslinger Consulting since 2012 and acts as senior partner at the Terra Institute since 2013. He served on the Board of Weleda AG from 2007-2012. From 1992-2006 Hans worked as R&D manager at Unilever.
Since 2014 Timothy Glaz is Head Of Corporate Affairs at Werner & Mertz GmbH, a family owned company for cleaning, personal care and home care. Prior he was Head of Sustainability at DSD- Der Grüne Punkt, a packaging collection and recycling system, and held senior positions with the Federal German Retail Association and the German Branded Goods Manufacturing Association. As an expert for circular economy solutions and policies, he serves on several boards and steering groups.
Tina Snedker Kristensen is Head of Marketing and Communications at Troldtekt A/S, a Danish developer and manufacturer of acoustic ceiling and wall solutions. Troldtekt acoustic panels are Cradle to Cradle Silver certified and can be composted and returned to nature as soil conditioner. Troldtekt A/S has received numerous awards for their extensive work on corporate social sustainability and for implementing the Cradle to Cradle principles in the company’s business strategy.
Hugues Lefèvre is a laminated glass product manager at AGC Glass Europe, an international glass manufacturing group. He has more than 25 years of experience in the glass industry in a wide range of fields, including research and development, product innovation, sales and marketing of glass products. He is a member of several technical glass committees and international industry associations.
Merijn Everaarts founded the sustainable water bottle company Dopper in 2010 in search for a solution for plastic waste and a better plastic lifestyle. Merijn launched a design competition for the perfect sustainable water bottle and Dopper Original was the result. Dopper also raises awareness and educates the broader public to stop plastic pollution and help people see the need for change. As entrepreneur Merijn has established multiple companies including his most recently founded plant-based restaurant Mama Gaia located in the Impact Hub Haarlem, the Netherlands.
Jo Chidley is a chemist and the Founder of Beauty Kitchen UK Ltd, a company on a mission to create the most sustainable beauty products in the world. Widely regarded as one of the pioneers of sustainable beauty, Jo is driving the beauty industry forward with better practise approaches, always. She is Beauty Kitchen’s toughest critic, inspecting everything from the efficacy of the products, to the way the ingredients are sourced, right down to the packaging sustainability for each product. Sustainability in packaging is a subject that is close to her heart and inspired Beauty Kitchen’s RETURN • REFILL • REPEAT programme. Jo has won industry awards, including the ‘Who’s Who in Natural Beauty’ and business awards such as ‘Scale Up Entrepreneur of the Year’.
Timo became Global President of Napapijri in 2019 following several senior roles within VF Corporation, including President of Timberland EMEA and VP/General Manager EMEA for The North Face. Besides Timo’s broad brand building capabilities, he has driven multiple restructuring projects within VF, setting brands up for accelerated growth. In his additional role as VF EMEA Digital Platform lead, Timo is developing new digital business models across the VF brand portfolio. Prior to joining VF in 2007, Timo spent eight years at Nike. Timo is focused on driving the global growth of Napapijri, delivering on the brand’s vision to pioneer the future through design, sustainability and innovation, and spearheading new developments to lead the way into a more sustainable future.
Christina Raab is the Vice President, Strategy & Development at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, where she is responsible for the growth, innovation, and impact initiatives of the Institute worldwide. In this role, Christina also leads strategic alliances and partnerships across key sectors of built environment, fashion, cosmetics, and packaging. Before joining the Institute, Christina held management positions in global firms at the forefront of holistic sustainability services. She has worked with private companies, multilateral organisations, and public institutions to advance the integration of sustainability and circularity into core business, policy and supply chain practices.