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. 

Valerie Keller
Co-Founder & CEO
Co-Founder & Chair Emeritus
Head of Partnerships
Committee Chair for Global Memberships
Perch Ducote
Founding Team
Chris Lloyd
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
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
Former Chief Investment Officer, Japan Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
Executive Director, Dalberg Group
Founder & President, Müller-Möhl Group
Award-winning Activist and Humanitarian
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 & 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, 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, DSM
Alumni CEO, The Container Store
Chair, Selfridges Group

Our Team

Nicholas Ekkel
Nadia Rozestraten
Community Relations
Kerry Learmouth
Finance & Operations
Clare Wills
Office Manager & Executive Assistant
Amy Barrett
Allison Bryan
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