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Europe's Top Summit for Platform & Ecosystem Innovation

TheNTWKSummit24: From Competition to Collaboration in the Digital Era

May 27, 28, 29 & 30 | Barcelona

Catherine Schoendorff



Founder and CEO




In Person

Speaker's profiles:
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Topics of expertise:

Ecosystems, Sustainability, Circular Economy, Business models


Catherine Schoendorff is a seasoned expert in transforming struggling businesses into thriving enterprises. She has a wealth of experience in implementing innovative strategies, leveraging partnerships, and technology to drive positive change. Her focus is on reviving companies, ensuring they continue to thrive while embedding principles of sustainability and circular economy.

Catherine is currently pursuing her doctorate and has extensive experience coaching senior executives in the implementation of her strategies. With her unique blend of academic knowledge and practical expertise, Catherine is a driving force in the business world.

Catherine's philosophy is simple: businesses that are struggling should not simply be closed down, but should be provided the opportunity to thrive, whenever possible. She believes that with the right approach and mindset, any business can be revitalized.

Prior to embarking on her current pursuits, Catherine served as the CEO of Mercer Switzerland, a global leader in providing HR and financial consulting services. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the company, working closely with clients and partners to drive growth and profitability. Her experience as a CTO has also given her a unique perspective on the role of technology in driving business transformation.

In addition to her extensive corporate experience, Catherine is a strong advocate for female leadership. She believes that women have a unique perspective and approach to leadership that can be a powerful asset in the business world. As a mentor and coach, she works with women to develop their leadership skills, helping them to build confidence, resilience, and strategic thinking abilities.

Catherine is also dedicated to sharing her expertise with aspiring entrepreneurs, particularly those focused on digital business transformation. At Harbour Space University in Barcelona, she teaches students how to leverage the latest technologies and strategies to build successful businesses that are both sustainable and profitable. She is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and executives achieve their goals. Her approach is based on an in-depth understanding of the - different - challenges and the dilemmas executives, board directors, and entrepreneurs face.

Catherine is committed to sustainability and circular economy principles in her work, recognizing the importance of a more sustainable approach to business in the face of global challenges. She believes that the circular economy represents a tremendous opportunity for businesses to create value while reducing their environmental impact. Her focus is on finding practical ways to integrate sustainability principles into businesses, ensuring that they are not only profitable but also contribute positively to the world around them.

Overall, Catherine Schoendorff is a force to be reckoned with in the business world. Her expertise, experience, and commitment to sustainable business practices make her an invaluable asset to any company looking to transform its operations and drive growth. Whether working with senior executives, mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs, or advocating for female leadership, Catherine is a driving force for positive change.


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