Kristen SukalacSecretariat at EBIC
Kristen Sukalac is a Consulting Partner at management consultancy Prospero & Partners, where she brings insights from systems-thinking, sociology, political science to the adoption of innovation. Prospero provides a unique blend of public affairs, change consultancy and organisational development to help clients innovate and flourish. Prospero applies this human-centered approach to spaces such as bio-based innovation, food and agriculture, healthcare and well-being, and environmental security and sustainability. Prospero convened the companies that became the Founding Members of the European Biostimulants Council (EBIC) and has provided the secretariat to EBIC since it was formed in 2011.
Kristen previously spent eight years at the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) and two years at CropLife International. In both roles, she was heavily involved in international policy work. She was a delegate to numerous high-level international meetings, including the World Food Summit: Five Years Later, the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, the Africa Fertilizer Summit and the World Summit on Sustainable Development, where she spoke on behalf of Business & Industry during the ministerial debate on agriculture. She started her career as a European affairs researcher in Brussels.
Kristen completed coursework at the Université de Paris – Dauphine within the framework of their Executive Doctorate of Business Administration (EDBA) program, where her research focuses on the sense-making process around emerging agricultural technologies. She holds an M.A. in European Politics from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. She is one of fewer than 1200 people in the world to have earned the Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) credential from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).