Who Are We – Valerie Keller

Valerie Keller

Co-Founder and CEO

As IMAGINE Co-Founder and CEO, Valerie is an entrepreneur and executive with deep expertise in convening and developing transformational leadership communities.

Valerie was an architect of The Fashion Pact launched at the G7 and the IMAGINE Food Collective, bringing together CEOs across the food value chain to accelerate food system transformation. She has worked with CEOs and top leadership teams to move impact from the sidelines to the heart of strategy and business models, successfully building and selling IMAGINE’s sustainability advisory business. 

Valerie is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), the White Oak Impact Fund Advisory Committee, and has been a long-serving member on the Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board 

Prior to co-founding Imagine, Valerie served as EY’s Global Markets Executive Director, Global Strategy Business Development Leader and Global Leader of the Beacon Institute which she founded at Oxford. She served as CEO of a behavioural healthcare organization and of a property development enterprise. An Associate Fellow of the University of Oxford Said Business School, Valerie also served as an executive education Program Director, designing and teaching leadership programs for global executives.


"We don't have time for the younger generation to age and take power...They understand the effects ...on the environment and climate of planet. They understand this better. We need to change the system. WE are the system."

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