Jean Baderschneider, PhD

Chair of the Board and Founding Board Member

Dr. Jean Baderschneider currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors and previously served as the Fund’s inaugural CEO. With 35+ years of experience, Dr. Jean Baderschneider retired from ExxonMobil in 2013 where she was Vice President, Global Procurement. In this role she had global responsibility for procurement, strategic sourcing, supply chain management, warehousing and accounts payables operations.

Dr. Baderschneider was responsible for operations around the world and has a deep understanding of high-risk operations/locations and complex partnerships. She has a global network of government and business leaders.

Dr. Baderschneider has 12 years of experience working on anti-trafficking efforts globally. She served as the Chair of the Global Leadership Council and a member of the Board of Directors of Polaris. She also served on the Boards of Directors of Made in a Free World and Verité. Dr. Baderschneider has travelled extensively and participated in numerous anti-trafficking programs around the world.

Dr. Baderschneider is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Supply Management and the Executive Board of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. She was a Presidential appointee to the Department of Commerce’s National Advisory Council of Minority Business Enterprises. She is a past board member of The Center of Advanced Purchasing Studies and the Procurement Council of both The Conference Board and the Corporate Executive Board.

Dr. Baderschneider is a Director or Advisor for a number of corporations. In addition, she is on the Board of Directors of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center. She participates in the Santa Marta Group and is a member of the UK Expert Advisory Panel on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking and the Liechtenstein Initiative for a Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery.

Dr. Baderschneider has a Masters degree from University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. She is the recipient of Cornell’s 2013 Jerome Alpern Award and Nomi Network’s 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Award.