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Working with senior executives in rapidly changing markets in Asia and Europe for more than 20 years, Natalia Olynec brings a global perspective to sustainability, reputation management, and stakeholder engagement. She enables organizations to demonstrate their values and manage their organizations with integrity.

As Head of Sustainability at IMD Business School, she shows how executive education can foster responsible leadership that contributes to positive impact. With the growing need for business leaders to balance both economic and societal concerns, Natalia develops and implements the strategic direction for sustainability at IMD; publishes related research and case studies; engages with academic, business, and NGO partners; and communicates IMD's performance.

Before joining IMD as Sr. Writer and Researcher at the CEO Learning Center, Natalia was Global Head of Sustainability at Damco, a unit of Maersk Group, and Adjunct Professor of Sustainability at SP Jain School of Global Management. She has collaborated in global teams to increase supply chain transparency and accountability in areas such as responsible procurement, energy efficiency, CSR, and human rights. On the steering committee of the United Nations World Food Program’s Logistics Emergency Team, she helped harness the unique capabilities and networks of logistics companies in a public-private partnership to increase the efficiency of humanitarian aid delivery during natural disasters.

Her consulting work on the crossroads of philanthropy and investment developed bottom-of-the-pyramid business models to contribute to both social and financial bottom lines. As a former journalist for Bloomberg News, she leverages her strong communication skills to influence change through consulting, publishing, education, and curriculum design.


  • –present
    Head of Sustainability , IMD