Ana graduated from her MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London in 2014. Shortly after, she started her PhD at the Engineering Department in the University of Cambridge. Her PhD, which was sponsored by Emerson, explored new ways of measuring the resource efficiency of energy-intensive industries, from metals to petrochemicals and cement production. She joined Emerson Automation Solutions just after finishing her PhD in 2018, as a Resource Efficiency consultant within the European Operational Certainty Consulting team. Her role at the time involved developing and commercialising her PhD research.
In November 2019, Ana took on a leadership role as Sustainability and Decarbonization manager of Emerson’s Advanced Design Centre. In this role, she provided technical expertise on environmental sustainability topics to support executive and management teams in the development of Emerson’s environmental sustainability strategies and business plans. In January of this year, Ana transitioned to work for Mike Train, Emerson’s first Chief Sustainability Officer.
In her current position, Ana helps lead Emerson’s Environmental Sustainability strategy, steering and coordinating initiatives globally (from providing and reviewing the content of environmental disclosures to the development of strategies around product lifecycle management or the environmental sustainability training of employees) and continues to provide technical expertise to Emerson’s Environmental Sustainability Steering Committee. She also runs a global internal communications programme to raise awareness and drive engagement across our employee base – including quarterly Newsletters, monthly podcasts, blogs, or webinars. She also runs the Environmental Sustainability Hub, which serves as the connective tissue across our organization to inform and engage employees on Emerson’s work in this space.