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Louise Kjellerup Roper

Executive Director

Louise has always thrived on working where innovation is happening and has joined the Volans team perfectly placed to open a new chapter of catalysing and amplifying the innovation needed in the World. Her background is strongly commercial leadership across marketing, sales and general management.

Louise’s experience stretches from the ‘bleeding edge’ of technology in the early nineties working with Cisco, Check Point Software Technologies and others to launching and running Cradle-to-Cradle™ brands into Europe like method, gDiapers and EnviroScent. Most recently she founded Ripplemaking in order to work with ethical businesses and devise and execute strategies enabling companies to launch, grow and be successful in the circular economy.

Louise is passionate about learning and education –both in her job and outside where she is a guest lecturer at Cranfield University for the Masters programme in Design, Innovation and Sustainability. Louise has been part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100 network since early 2016. She is also involved in Profit for Ethics, a movement to increase transparency and responsibility in business.

Furthermore she is a mentor of young change-makers via the Aspire Foundation and the Aspire Trailblazing Women network.

Adding to the international flavour of the Volans team Louise is Danish, and enjoys speaking ( to some degree or other) a handful of other European languages.

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