Our Humans

Our Humans

The Story

Sung into existence in 2019 at the MoMA by a collective of space transformers, IMAGINE was co-founded by Paul Polman and Valerie Keller with a belief in the positive potential of human beings to lead systemic change.

Following the successful convening of CEO communities in the Food Collective and Fashion Pact, IMAGINE expanded to accelerating transformational leadership and disruptive innovators committed to climate action and social equity.

When Jeff Seabright and Kees Kruythoff retired from Unilever, they joined the founding team, bringing passion and expertise to help build the advisory business and the Food Collective.

Co-Founder & CEO
Co-Founder & Chair Emeritus
Director, Community & Corporate Partnerships
Head of Partnerships
Committee Chair for Global Memberships
Founding Team

Founding Team

Mission Board

The mission is spread with a community of purpose-driven friends who are all humanitarians in their own way, unified in a desire to develop and accelerate positive change in our global systems.

Author, Environmentalist, Founder and CEO of OMD
CEO & Founder, Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital
Founder, Virgin Group
Author, Co-Founder of The Huffington Post, Founder & CEO of Thrive Global
Founder and Chair, The Mo Ibrahim Foundation and Founder, Celtel International
Vice Chairman, SUN Group
Editorial Director, TEDWomen
Co-Founder, Connected Women Leaders
Former Chief Investment Officer, Japan Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Africa Climate Ventures
Founder & President, Müller-Möhl Group
Vice Chairman, GITI Group
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Musings

CEO Circle

As co-founders of our community, this group of vanguard leaders share their experiences, knowledge, and networks to help unlock the leadership needed to transform systems.

Alumni CEO, Burberry
Alumni CEO, Rabobank
Alumni CEO & Co-Founder, Geomagic
Alumni CEO, Medtronic
Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Alumni CEO & President, REI
Alumni CEO, Best Buy
Alumni CEO, Engie
Alumni CEO,
DSM - Firmenich
Walmart International Alumni CFO & Regional CEO
Alumni CEO, Vanguard
Alumni CEO, The Guardian Life Insurance
Alumni CEO, Unilever
Co-Founder, IMAGINE
Author, Net Positive
Alumni CEO, Seventh Generation Inc.
Alumni CEO, Whole Foods
Alumni CEO, IBM
Alumni CEO, The Container Store
Alumni CEO, DSM
Chair, Selfridges Group

Our Team

Amy Barrett
Allison Bryan
Alina Freeman
Operations & Marketing Manager
Kerry Learmouth
Finance & Operations
Nadia Rozestraten
Community Relations
Clare Wills
Executive Assistant
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