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Fireside Chat with Jean Olweng - Founding CEO of Virgin Unite

by Marketing & Strategy Club

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Thu, Nov 4, 2021

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM (GMT+0)

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Jean is the founding CEO and President of Virgin Unite.  Over the last 17 years, she has worked with partners to lead the incubation and start-up of several global initiatives, including The Elders, The B Team, The Carbon War Room (successfully merged with RMI) Ocean Unite, The Caribbean Climate Smart Accelerator, 100% Human at Work, The Virgin Unite Constellation and The Branson Centre's of Entrepreneurship.  She also played a key partner role in the incubation of many other initiatives such as The Audacious Project, The Africa Donor Collective, and The New Now. 

Jean has helped corporations put the wellbeing of people and the planet at their core, including working with over 25 Virgin businesses across 15 industries to help embed purpose in all they do.  Jean also served as a Partner in the Virgin Group leading their people strategy.  She was the joint CEO of Virgin Mobile in Australia prior to starting Virgin Unite.

Before Virgin, Jean spent eighteen years working on six continents to help start and lead mobile phone companies in South Africa, Colombia, Bulgaria, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, and the US.  Jean worked for the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife in Australia, and in numerous volunteer roles, including a stint as a US VISTA volunteer in Chicago.  

She holds a number of advisory board roles, including The Elders, The Sara Blakely Foundation, Penn State Board of Visitors, The Vatican’s Humanity 2.0, Vintro, Last Mile Health and the boards of RMI, The B Team, Virgin Unite, Ocean Unite, Unite BVI Foundation, Just Capital, AID Live Foundation, and The Caribbean Climate Smart Accelerator. She is also honored to be a B Team Leader. 
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