Laura Ovies is a Project Manager at EAT. She is currently seconded to 4SD, and supporting multistakeholder Member State Dialogues in advance of the UN Food Systems Summit that will take place in September 2021. Laura previously project managed the Food Systems Dialogues (FSDs) initiative, which facilitates the exchange of perspectives and ideas on nutrition and sustainability between actors in the global food systems. The program is curated by Dr. David Nabarro, and is co-initiated by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU), the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and EAT. She also coordinated the scientific launch of the EAT-Lancet Commission, which was presented worldwide starting in January 2019 and contributed to a portfolio of projects for the Stockholm Food Forum, EAT’s flagship event.
Laura’s professional background is in sustainability, CSR, corporate communications and project management. She has over 13 years of experience both in-house and in non-profit and consulting sectors. Prior to joining EAT in August 2018, she worked in various positions in multinational companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Endesa, the business association “Sustainability Excellence Club”, the Foundation for the Research in Health (FUINSA), and the European Commission.
Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the Catholic University of Avila, and has undertaken environmental studies at the Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg in Briesgau in Germany. In addition, she holds an international master’s degree in Sustainable Development from EOI Business School, and a post-graduate diploma in Corporate Responsibility Management from IE Business School. Laura is a Spanish national.