Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva
“To Hold On, Let Go”
Sustainability is doomed if all we do is hold on to what we have. It’s time to let go. Sustainability, speaker, author and business leader, Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva will show us that as global challenges become greater, the new pioneers are letting go – and reinventing themselves economically, competitively and personally.
Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva is a business owner overseeing a group of companies active in real estate, investment, and consultant industries. She served as the Coca-Cola chaired professor of sustainable development at IEDC-Bled School of Management, an executive education center based in Slovene Alps, where she still teaches courses in leadership, strategy, change management, design thinking, and sustainability. She has also taught in other business schools, including CEDEP in France & IPADE in Mexico. Dr. Zhexembayeva chairs the resourcefulness advisory board at OMV, an oil & gas company. She sits on the advisory board of the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value at Case Western Reserve University. She also serves as Vice President of Challenge:Future, a global student think-do-tank & innovation competition. Nadya co-authored her first book, Embedded Sustainability: The Next Big Competitive Advantage, with Chris Laszlo. Her second book is Overfished Ocean Strategy: Powering Up Innovation for Resource-Deprived World.