Head of Sustainable Sourcing & Nature Initiatives
Yoann Regent is Head of Sustainable Sourcing and Nature Initiatives within Kering’s sustainable development programs team.
Yoann works closely with Kering Houses to build supply chains for raw materials (leather, precious skins, fibres, etc.) that meet the highest standards in terms of biodiversity conservation and respect for animal welfare, by setting up innovative projects, supporting the group’s suppliers or in-house training for operational teams. With two experts in his team, Yoann is also in charge of engagement with stakeholders from the scientific community, NGOs or corporate coalitions.
In his previous experiences, Yoann worked for 5 years in the sustainable development department of the IKEA Group, in Sweden and in France, specifically on sustainable supply, renewable energies and circular economy as well as previously in the sectors of energy at Vestas (No. 1 in wind power) and consulting at EPEA (founder of the Cradle-to-cradle concept). Yoann graduated in Industrial Ecology from the Royal Polytechnic School (KTH) in Stockholm.