Saskia de Koning

Saskia de Koning is a senior sustainability leader with experience in the profit and non-profit sector. She has had an extensive international career and has lived in Peru, Bangladesh and Switzerland. She is now based in The Netherlands.

She is a former journalist/owner of a press agency. Following her career in the media, she worked for over 20 years in Shell. Saskia was corporate manager for non-technical risk integration with responsibility for the global approach on stakeholder relations. Other roles included social performance manager for an exploration project in Bangladesh, external relations manager for a carbon capture and storage project in The Netherlands, and the external risk manager for a major gas project in Russia. She has built capability with senior leaders across the world.

Saskia has been involved in impact assessments for major projects as well as subsequent plans such as biodiversity action plans and social performance plans. She was seconded to IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) as business and biodiversity manager.