Lea has held a number of senior positions in the sustainable business sector, including a decade at Nike where she led the establishment and delivery of a brand-led collaboration of Chief Operating and Sustainability Officers from leading global fashion, retail, and sportswear brands. The goal was to accelerate the adoption of sustainability across the industry through collaboration. She was also a Sustainable Agriculture Board Member at Unilever.
Founder of Borkenhagen Advisory, Lea provides strategic advice on innovative approaches to help companies and organisations better value people and the environment.
This includes being Global Strategy and Innovation Advisor to The Earthshot Prize, the environmental prize, under the auspices of The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, that discovers and scales innovations to repair our planet at speed over the next 10 years.
Finboot has developed MARCO, an ecosystem which brings together Blockchain technologies in one place, connecting multiple ledgers simultaneously. It enables companies to incorporate Blockchain within their value and supply chains, bring traceability, transparency and compliance which, in turn, helps them meet sustainability and ESG requirements while also increasing operational efficiency.
Dr Lea Borkenhagen, Senior Advisor to Finboot, said: “I am really interested in the role that technology can play in alleviating some of businesses’ ESG and sustainability challenges and overcoming them. Finboot’s approach using Blockchain technologies is key because it sits at the heart of improving a company’s operations. In my experience, it is at the operational level where significant change can be engineered. I look forward to advising Finboot at the intersection of sustainability, supply chains and operations. This is a global challenge, but it is also a global opportunity.”
Nish Kotecha, Founder and Chairman of Finboot, said: “It is testament to the progress that Finboot is making that we have been able to attract a strategic advisor of Lea’s calibre. She has driven and accelerated the sustainability agenda wherever she has been, from Nike to Unilever. She is a force of nature and we are delighted to have her on board.”