The Team


Systemic Initiatives

Sander Defruyt

Sander Defruyt

Lead, New Plastics Economy

Role at the Foundation

Sander leads the New Plastics Economy initiative, an ambitious three-year initiative bringing together key stakeholders to rethink and redesign the future of plastics, starting with packaging.


Before joining the Foundation, Sander worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. During his period at McKinsey's Centre for Business and Environment he was part of the core team publishing the report, 'Growth Within: a circular economy vision for a competitive Europe'. Sander has a background in mechanical engineering.