Sustainability and Circular Economy Specialist
Anya S
Anya S

Sustainability and Circular Economy Specialist

Expert profile

I am a Certified Circular Economy Specialist and TRUE Zero Waste Advisor with 4 years of service in Big 4 Consulting and experience in social impact and international development projects for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations​,​ International Trade Center​,​ and non-profit organizations. Upon obtaining an MBA at IE Business School and achieving a Circular Economy Specialist Certification​,​ I have all three pillars to bring sustainable solutions to life: 1) knowledge on circular economy​,​ regeneration​,​ and international development; 2) strategic and analytical skills to make the business case for sustainable transformations; and 3) a deep understanding of the world of technology to enable implementation. These capabilities allow me to deliver with both the end-to-end vision and the needed details and expertise to bring your projects to success. I am a culturally and emotionally intelligent leader and problem solver that delivers projects ethically and responsibly while empowering others​,​ with experience in Indonesia and India​,​ as well as virtually leading teams in China​,​ Japan​,​ Singapore​,​ Tajikistan​,​ and the USA. Education IE Business School: International MBA Honors: IE High Potential Scholarship​,​ Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society Emphasis: Certificate on Foundations of Sustainability​,​ Marketing Concentration Social Impact Lab: worked with the Bulungula Incubator in South Africa to deliver human resource tools​,​ processes​,​ and best practices to support the development of its managerial staff Final Impact Project: partnered with the International Trade Centre to deliver a project on the intersection between trade and the environment for sustainable development in the context of cross-border trade University of Southern California: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Honors: Trustee Scholar​,​ Global Scholar​,​ Renaissance Scholar​,​ Global Leadership Program (Beijing & Shanghai)​,​ Thematic Option Honors Writing Program​,​ Dean’s List (Marshall & Dornsife)​,​ Trojan Scholar Society​,​ Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society Study Abroad: Maastricht University (Netherlands)​,​ Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Work Experience OnePointFive Academy: Fellowship Fellowship on Climate Strategy​,​ GHG Accounting​,​ Life Cycle Analysis​,​ Decarbonization​,​ and Reporting Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Digital Agriculture Supported Regional Office of Europe and Central Asia in advancing better production and promoting innovation and digital solutions Developed a digital agriculture strategy framework and roadmap by conducting a current state assessment​,​ analyzing key findings​,​ and providing recommendations to enable sustainable agriculture development in the Republic of Tajikistan Conducted technical reviews​,​ improved project design​,​ and drove planning for agriculture value chain development projects Deloitte Consulting: Supply Chain Technology Consulting Delivered successful implementation of 5 projects​,​ taking on leadership roles in all stages of a technology project cycle​,​ including leading an international capability team through workshops to adopt 25 design processes​,​ managing an international team of 30 to complete over 1500+ test cases virtually​,​ and driving change management and end-user training initiatives Implemented go-to-market approach for Smart Factory and Industry 4.0 manufacturing transformation enabled through technology Relocated to India for 5 months to develop skills to more effectively understand​,​ collaborate​,​ and communicate with a global team Directed a team to interview client and assess current housing application process as a work stream lead on a non-profit project for a homeless housing organization to provide a final recommendation for process improvement Advised a non-profit organization on expansion decisions by creating an economic model for revenue and expense projection Nutrilite: Supply Chain Planning Evaluated EOQ of 600 raw materials and identified strategies to decrease total ordering and inventory costs by $400​,​000 Strategized risk mitigation for single-sourced materials by analyzing current-state and presenting methods to continue production William E. Connor Group: Sourcing and Logistics Analyzed on-time shipment performance and problems of 30 vendors​,​ evaluated their production process and management​,​ and proposed solutions on more efficient production scheduling and monitoring Led several teams to create and implement performance monitoring tools to better track vendors and manage on-time shipment

Certifications & Expertise

  • Project Management (PM/PMP)
  • Speaking Engagement(s) or Training Session(s)
  • Sustainable/Regenerative Agriculture
  • TRUE Ratings


  • Business
  • Government
  • Nonprofit


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