Barbara Kux

Impact Advisory Board member

Barbara Kux is a highly experienced Board member across multiple businesses with longstanding international Executive and Non-Executive experience in leading green tech, energy, healthcare, consumer goods and plant-based food companies.

Ms. Kux began her career as a Management Consultant at McKinsey in Germany. In 2008, she became the first woman to be appointed to the Managing Board of Siemens, where she increased the results from green businesses and supply chains by several billion Euros, something she had also achieved in her previous role as a member of Group Management at Royal Philips. Previously, she held leadership roles at Nestle and ABB, where she established businesses in Central and Eastern Europe. As a member of the SDSN Leadership Council for the United Nations she contributed to the definition of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Ms. Kux has been nominated to the High Level Panel for Decarbonisation Pathways by The EU Commission. She is a member of the Advisory Council for INSEAD and has been appointed Director in Residence for Corporate Governance. Her current board roles include Vice Chair of Firmenich, board member of Henkel and member of the International Advisory Board of Adobe. Fortune Magazine has ranked her repeatedly as a leading international businesswomen and she has been named as one of the 50 INSEAD Alumni who have changed the world. Ms. Kux earned her MBA with distinction from INSEAD.