Jean Baderschneider

CEO, Global Fund to End Slavery

Dr. Baderschneider is the inaugural CEO of the Global Fund to End Slavery. The mission of the Fund is to catalyze and coordinate a global strategy to eliminate slavery as a sustainable element of society.

Dr. Baderschneider retired from ExxonMobil in 2013 where she was Vice-President, Global Procurement. In this role she led the procurement, strategic sourcing, supply chain management, warehousing and payables operations around the world. Dr. Baderschneider has been responsible for operations all over the world, particularly in Africa, Middle East and Asia. She has a deep understanding of high-risk operations/locations and complex partnerships.

Dr. Baderschneider served as the Chair of the Global Leadership Council and a member of the Board of Trustees of Polaris, an organization focused on a global anti-human trafficking strategy. She also served on the Boards of Trustees of Made in a Free World, which is currently engaging the business community in a supply chain risk assessment initiative, and Verite, a leading supply chain assessment organization. She recently became an Operating Partner and Member of the Advisory Board of Tau Investment Management, focused on transformation of global supply chains.

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 (NMSDC).  She is a current appointee to the Department of Commerce's National Advisory Council of Minority Business Enterprises (since February 2011).  She is a past board member of The Center of Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS) and the Procurement Council of both The Conference Board and the Corporate Executive Board.

Dr. Baderschneider is a member of the Site Council and Executive Committee of The President Lincoln’s Cottage, a Historic Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and an Advisory Council member of the Ford Theatre.  In addition, she is on the Board of Trustees of the Maret School in Washington, D.C.  She is a member of the Advisory Council of the ILR School at Cornell University and a long time member of Cornell's President's Council of Cornell Women.

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.

(Recent Presentations:  “Business Engagement to Combat Forced Labor”, Keynote, Global Supply Chain Summit, The Guardian, London, 4/11/14; “Role of Business in Combating Trafficking”, Keynote Address, Businesses Against Trafficking Conference sponsored by Singapore Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking in Persons and UN Women, Singapore, 2/27/2014; “Unveiling the Hidden Costs of Global Supply Chains”, 2013 Clinton Global Initiative, NY, 9/26/2013; “Combating Human Trafficking: Collaborative Solutions”, World Justice Forum, The Hague, 7/11/2013; “Appraisal of the Global Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Persons”, High Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly, NY, 5/13/2013; “Combating Trafficking in Persons”, International Conference on Shared Societies, Nizami Ganjavi International Center and Club de Madrid, Baku, Azerbaijan, 5/8/2013.)