Celine Herweijer

WEF Young Global Leader. PwC UK Partner, Innovation and Sustainability; LSE Visiting Senior Fellow

Celine advises senior management of government, international organisations, and corporations on innovation, tech disruption, sustainability and economic development issues all over the world. She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (YGL), a council member of the WEF Global Future Council on Environment 2016-2018, the WEF Global Agenda Council for Climate Change 2014-2016, and has published numerous articles on innovation, tech for good, climate change and wider global challenge areas.

Celine leads the Innovation and Sustainability business areas at PwC, and is currently based in London. As a partner in the firm she has worked with organisations in over 30 countries from governments, international bodies, corporations and investors to structure and implement funds and deals, advise on innovation, shape policy and regulatory agendas, advise in negotiations, and develop business strategy around innovation, sustainability and development issues. She works regularly with Boards of global corporations advising on how to deliver "Business with Purpose" and navigate transformation from emerging technologies and sustainability. Prior to PwC Celine was a Director in a growth stage global Fintech company based in London.

Celine has acted as a key advisor to the UN, G-20, OECD, World Bank and World Economic Forum around innovation, climate change and development issues, She is Chief Strategy Advisor to the $150m Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), member of the T20-G20 Digital Economy Taskforce, a steering group member of the Business Commission on Sustainable Development, and sits on a number of advisory boards and councils for International Organisations.

Celine has published and spoken widely, in the broadcast and print media, conferences and seminars. Her views have been covered in the Financial Times, the Economist, national newspapers, trade publications and wires, and academic journals, amongst others; and she has spoken on BBC, CNBC, CNN and Channel 4.

In addition to her work on innovation and sustainability, Celine leads corporate thinking and collaboration on leadership issues and solutions, including regularly speaking to audiences on the Gender Gap, Wellbeing, Mindfulness, Creative Leadership, and Millennial insights and opportunities. Celine is also a qualified yoga and pregnancy yoga instructor.

Alongside her role at PwC, Celine continues her work in academia, and is currently a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics (LSE). Celine is a NASA fellow and received her M.A., M. Phil. and Ph.D. degrees at Columbia University, New York, focused on climate modelling, data science and policy. She has undertaken executive education at Harvard University and Oxford University's Said Business School.