✨ Grand Jury Member

Cordula Meckenstock

Chief People, Culture & ESG Officer
BayWa AG
Prof Dr Cordula Meckenstock is a Europe and US trained lawyer with focus on business and human rights. She holds an MBA from St. Gallen Executive School in Switzerland and is Honorary Professor at the University of Leipzig in Germany where she teaches International Anti Corruption Law. In her current role, she is Chief People, Culture & ESG Officer at BayWa Group. By working in the public sector, in an international law firm and in various private sector settings, Cordula has gathered insights into the different perspectives, management as well as leadership approaches in her fields of expertise: Compliance & Ethics, Governance & Anti Corruption, Sustainability & ESG. Cordula’s most recent focus in on establishing ESG as a value driver in international corporations – thinking ESG entrepreneurially. In her view, ESG should be tackled business driven and not reporting driven, thereby ensuring economic sustainability and a competitive edge when doing so.