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Anouschka Jansen is the Director Sustainability Solutions at QIMA, a leading provider of supply chain compliance solutions, that partners with brands, retailers and importers to secure, manage and optimize their global supply network. In this role she supports the company in delivering sustainability solutions for QIMA’s clients and their supply chains.
Anouschka brings 20+ years of experience in supply chain sustainability, with a particular focus on the textile industry. Prior to joining QIMA, Anouschka worked at amfori, a business-driven membership organization. At amfori she worked with her team in delivering innovation through new sustainability products, tools and services to the organisation and its member companies, including the amfori BEPI initiative and topics such as access to remedy, impact assessment, responsible purchasing practices and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Before amfori, Anouschka was a global Sustainability Manager at Levi Strauss & Co., dealing with social and environmental sustainability.
With a material Science background, Michela has earned her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich, where she has co-invented the Haelixa’s technology. She has later received grants from the ETH foundation and from The Gebert Rüf foundation to translate the technological platform into marketable products and services. In 2016, Michela Puddu has co-founded the ETH spin-off Haelixa to ensure the further development and commercialisation of this disruptive solution, with focus on the traceability of sustainable and ethically manufactured products. For her outstanding work in bringing this innovation to market and active leadership, Michela Puddu has been awarded the 2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators (under 35 category). In June 2021 she took on an additional role as member of the board of Swiss textiles.