Nicolette “Nico” van Exel
Nicolette “Nico” van Exel, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, SAP AG, drives private sector engagement in social innovation. She currently heads global social investments and NGO partnerships in SAP’s corporate social responsibility group, with a primary focus on entrepreneurship in emerging and developing economies. Prior to SAP, Nicolette worked at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), a global leader in corporate responsibility, managing consulting teams in the consumer products, ICT and Financial Services industries. Before BSR, she headed the corporate social responsibility solutions team at Intertek in the UK. Prior to BSR, Nicolette worked as a sales leader at the analyst firm Forrester Research in the UK, where she pioneered sustainability concepts with key Forrester accounts, leading to full time career in sustainability and corporate responsibility. She is a designated mentor and advisor for Endeavor, supporting high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging economies.