Seta Thakur is CEO at Öbu, the Swiss Business Council for Sustainable Development, a member of the Global Network of WBCSD. Seta has joined the association of nearly 400 companies in January 2015. From 2009 until 2014 Seta was Head of Communications and Sustainability at Weleda Group, where she also developed the company’s sustainability strategy. Before that, she worked in the sustainable development department of Holcim Group, focussing on sustainability reporting. Prior to joining Holcim, Seta was responsible for communications and media relations at HEKS (Swiss Interchurch Aid), a major Swiss development aid agency, for nearly 10 years. From 1997 onward, Seta was a freelance journalist, specializing in development cooperation and Indian culture.
Seta holds a Master of Arts (History and German) from the University of Zurich, as well as an Executive MBA in General Management from the University of St. Gallen.