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Curious to get to know the people behind Essity Ventures? We are a diverse team with expertise knowledge in innovation, strategy, marketing, digital technology and E-commerce. Questions? Reach out to us by e-mailing ventures@essity.com, Collaborations? Apply via our submission form.


Marie-Laure Mahé

Essity Ventures initiative Program Leader - Marie-Laure has a  broad experience in different FMCG companies, bringing high  expertise in consumer understanding, innovation and go to market.

Daniela Kehrer

Strategy Director in Essity Ventures – Daniela has worked over 15 years in Strategy and Finance across different businesses and brings extensive expertise in the areas of Business Modelling, New Market entries and M&A.

Sophie Pellas

Coordinator for Essity Ventures Program. Previously worked for SoftBank Robotics Europe, Sophie brings expertise in the area of technology innovation and management - in particular data science, cognitive applications and advanced analytics.

David Wiegert

Owner of the Go-To-Market & D2C pillar within the Essity Ventures program – David brings years of expertise in E-Commerce in FMCG companies and focuses now on Essity’s Consumer Goods products.

Helga Gebhardt

Digital Marketing Director in Essity Ventures, owner of the data & digital Marketing pillar – Helga has 12+ years experience in Bizdev, Marketing, Communication, Change Management and Transformation in Consumer Electronics, Consumer Goods, Lifestyle and Gaming industries.

Darko Matijevic

Leading the new Solutions stream for Consumer Tissue, Darko is passionate about innovations, agility and challenges. Let´s just try it!

Maria Alvarez de Sotomayor Vergara

Working student analyst for Essity Ventures. Previously worked on projects in the area of innovation, consulting and digital transformation at Accenture Consulting, Telefónica and Siemens MC (SMC). With a combination of Engineering and Management background, Maria is passionate about improving today solutions with cutting edge technologies.

Gina Fonter

Group Strategy & Competitive Intelligence Manager. Previous experience from management consulting in the energy and forest sectors. Gina brings expertise in the area of competitive insights and commercial due diligence.