Laura Ovies is a Senior Manager at EAT. She is currently on maternity leave. In her last role, she was seconded to 4SD to support the development of multistakeholder Member State Dialogues and National Pathways in advance of the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 as well as the follow-up process. Since March 2022, she supported the coordination of the Food Workstream Network, within the UN Global Crisis Response Group on Food, Energy and Finance (GCRG).
Laura previously project managed the Food Systems Dialogues (FSDs) initiative, which facilitates the exchange of perspectives and ideas on nutrition and sustainability between actors in the global food systems. The program is curated by Dr. David Nabarro, and is co-initiated by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU), the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and EAT. She also coordinated the scientific launch of the EAT-Lancet Commission, which was presented worldwide starting in January 2019 and contributed to a portfolio of projects for the Stockholm Food Forum, EAT’s flagship event.
Laura’s professional background is in sustainability, CSR, corporate communications and project management. She has over 13 years of experience both in-house and in non-profit and consulting sectors. Prior to joining EAT in August 2018, she worked in various positions in multinational companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Endesa, the business association “Sustainability Excellence Club”, the Foundation for the Research in Health (FUINSA), and the European Commission.
Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the Catholic University of Avila, and has undertaken environmental studies at the Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg in Briesgau in Germany. In addition, she holds an international master’s degree in Sustainable Development from EOI Business School, and a post-graduate diploma in Corporate Responsibility Management from IE Business School. Laura is a Spanish national.