IMAGINE Leaders – Silvia Wiesner
Egon Zehnder, Member of the Executive Committee
I am the Mum of 2-year old Charlotte, Austrian, and a nice person to be around. My most obvious personality trait is an abundance of positive energy and I believe in the power of positive psychology – also in the work environment. I am a connector and collaborator. I love to tell a story and get people on board. My purpose is: Always inspire and lift up. After my business studies in Austria and in the US, I started my great development journey of the past 16 years with Unilever, gaining experience in various European markets and in key functions (Marketing, Sales, General Management). It’s the place where I have made friends for life, found my significant other, and learnt about a different approach to business than the one described in the classic management books I had read during University. My most recent role is Managing Director Belgium & Luxembourg. I am an advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, which is reflected in my Executive Committee role at European Women on Boards. Additionally, I was selected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2021.