Bérangère joined Firmenich in 2010 as Vice President Sustainability Partnerships. In her role, she is driving the Group’s long-term commitments to implementing a sustainable business model for the well-being of present and future generations through mutually beneficial partnerships. Bérangère has significantly scaled up Firmenich’s impact by forging solid partnerships with Toilet Board Coalition, Livelihoods Funds and World Business Council for Sustainable Development among others.
Prior to joining Firmenich, Dr. Magarinos-Ruchat worked for the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, where she held the position of the Director of Partnerships since 2004. In that position she created the GAIN Business Alliance, a global network of Food and Beverage companies interested in nutrition issues. Previously, she also led the Partners in Action Program at the United Nations System Staff College where she worked with more than 20 countries.
Dr. Magarinos-Ruchat 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.
She sits on the Investment Committee of the Livelihood Funds as well as the Steering Committees of both the Toilet Board Coalition and the Juice CSR Platform. In 2016, Bérangère joined the Swisscontact Board of Trustees and in 2015, Dr. Magarinos-Ruchat was named Head of Sustainability of the Year by Ethical Corporation.
WBCSD Leading Women Award 2017 Recipients