SPP Steering Team

Volunteers

Astrid Bosten - Activity Team

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children!” – David Brower

Born in Germany, the encounters with so many different and diverse people in various cities and countries around this beautiful world have enriched my exciting life sustainably. I am a passionate advocate and strong believer in sustainability and the inclusion of Diversity. I have been working at Henkel in various responsibilities for almost 20 years, and since end of 2019 as part of the sustainability team in our procurement organization.

Oliver Hurrey - Activity Team

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

Based in the UK, I have been getting equally excited and frustrated about sustainable business and responsible supply chains for 15 years. I helped develop and grow the 2degrees network over the last decade – a global sustainable business collaboration platform of thousands of practitioners and leaders – and has worked with clients across industry sectors such as Unilever, Mars, Johnson & Johnson, Sky, Co-op, Interface, Stanley Black & Decker, npower and EDF Energy, as well as advising some of the leading sustainable business initiatives, groups, technologies and consultants. I am now the Founder of Galvanised, where I make positive change happen faster in businesses and supply chains.

Anahi Herrera - Content Team

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai

Born and raised in Mexico, I decided to pursue a career in France at the age of 19. Since then, I have worked and studied in different cities, discovering the aesthetics of nature along with the beauty of languages and cultural diversity.
Recently graduated with a Master in Science in Purchasing, I try everyday to become myself and make meaningful contributions to our world and society. 

Michael Rauch - Marketing and Webdesign Team

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

After working in Germany and Austria, I am now working in the Netherlands – a country that is in danger of drowning if we do not immediately change our behaviour and stop global warming. This is just one reason why I like to get involved in sustainability projects like SPP or the Unilever Sustanability Living Plan.
As marketing consultant (rauch: marketing & brands) I support companies (B2C & B2B) in the development and implementation of insight-focused and sustainable marketing and brand strategies to change customer behaviour in a positive way.

Caitlyn Tzou - Content Team

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

After growing up, studying, and landing my first job in the US, I decided it was time for a new adventure and embarked on a two year journey in Europe for my master’s in Energy and Environmental Engineering. I loved living in Europe, so after graduation I moved to Switzerland to join Schindler Group’s Global Quality and Environment team. My interest in procurement started at Tesla, where I worked on projects to reduce the material waste generated from the various automotive components. This experience made me think about how I procure personal goods and what I can do to reduce my impact on the environment.

Marco Carella - Content Team

“Amid all the doom-laden exhortations to change our ways, let us remember that we are striving to create a more beautiful world, and not sustain, with growing sacrifice, the current one. We are not just seeking to survive […] we are facing a glorious possibility.” – Charles Eisenstein

I grew up in Sweden and Germany. Currently I feel at home in Cologne. I have worked for 13 years in various chemical companies, most of the time in procurement and supply chain management. In 2019 I became passionate about business sustainability management, because I understood that business can play an impactful role in solving the biggest challenges we are facing on this planet. I want to drive change and I am preparing myself by studying part-time at the University of Cambridge. What I will learn there, I will share with you here. This way, we might be able to go this ambitious journey together. 

Priya Poomalil - Activity Team

“Ask yourself: If not me, who? If not now, when?.”  – Emma Watson
 
Having lived, studied and worked in India, Singapore and the United States, I bring with me a breadth of knowledge on how different economies, cultures, and people work. It has helped me understand the value of diversity and inclusion and what it can bring to a business. I did my undergraduate degree in Business with a focus in Sustainability, although my journey in environmental science studies began when i was 12. Post college, I worked in Management Consulting for two and a half years before getting my Masters in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. I currently work as a Purchasing Manager for Sustainable Packaging at Henkel Corporation in Stamford, CT. I absolutely love to meet new people, spend time in nature, care for dogs, and travel!