Sander Defruyt

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Lead of the New Plastics Economy Initiative

Sander leads the New Plastics Economy initiative, an ambitious, global initiative bringing together key stakeholders to rethink and redesign the future of plastics, starting with packaging.

Through the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and network of Plastic Pacts, more than 1000 organisations around the world have united behind a common vision of a circular economy for plastics and concrete 2025 targets to help realise that vision.

Before joining the Foundation, Sander worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. During his period at McKinsey's Centre for Business and Environment he was part of the core team publishing the report, Growth Within: a circular economy vision for a competitive Europe. Sander has a background in mechanical engineering.

Sessions With Sander Defruyt

Monday, 8 March