Irge Olga Aujouannet is Senior Director of Events and Digital at WBCSD, having joined in 2014. Leading a team of event professionals, she organizes key global events, manages (digital) engagement projects and cross-functional teams. She provides advice to leadership and staff on innovative events and high impact engagement strategies.
Across her career, Irge has organized hundreds of international meetings and conferences, bringing together high-level representatives from business, government and other stakeholder groups. She has led multiple communications projects, negotiated strategic partnerships and co-chaired the Business & Industry constituency as part of the formal negotiation process for the Habitat III conference.
Prior to joining WBCSD, Irge has held various senior positions in business development and marketing, leading major communications projects for Avendis Capital and PwC. An entrepreneur in spirit, she founded and managed the upscale fashion brand Olga-O from 2006 to 2014.
Irge holds a master’s degree in Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva, and a double major in International Relations and Economy from the University of Marmara, Istanbul, Turkey.
With a strong artistic vein, Irge was admitted to the Academy of Fine Arts in 1992 and continues to practice digital arts today. Born in Ankara, Turkey, she has spent her early youth studying around the world and is fluent in Turkish, English, French and German.