The Team


Systemic Initiatives

Rob Opsomer

Rob Opsomer

Lead, Systemic Initiatives


Role at the Foundation

Rob leads the Foundation's Systemic Initiatives, which include the New Plastics Economy initiative, the Circular Fibres Initiative, and Cities and the Circular Economy for Food. Taking a global, cross-sectoral approach to material flows, these initiatives bring together organisations from across value chains to tackle systemic stalemates that cannot be overcome in isolation.


Before arriving at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Rob worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he was an Engagement Manager. A computer scientist by training, Rob also holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management