Amy Ryan

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Amy Ryan, L.

Founder and Chief Circular Economist, ESG Strategies
Director since 2021


Ms. Amy Ryan graduated from the University at Albany in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Earth and Atmospheric Science and earned a Master’s degree in Business Management from Harvard University in 2020. Ms. Ryan began her 20-year career in Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) through risk management and environmental, health and safety (“EHS”) compliance roles. From 2004-2018, Ms. Ryan held various environmental management positions within large consulting firms, such as ERM and WSP (formerly The Louis Berger Group), in addition to Corporate EHS and operational excellence roles at Aramark Corporation. For over a decade, Ms. Ryan led industry agnostic operational risk assessments and audits gaining valuable hands-on experience as well as operational insight within a diverse range of industries, including mining & extractives, industrial manufacturing, and government. She is a Certified Environmental Auditor and Registered Environmental Manager, and from 2018-2020, she supported facilities compliance roles within the pharmaceutical and research industries. Ms. Ryan currently is the Founder and Chief Circular Economist of ESG Strategies, a business consultancy dedicated to the creation of business growth strategies and development of operational frameworks to implementing ESG solutions from within. Ms. Ryan is also an adjunct professor at the University of Albany’s School of Business. Ms. Ryan serves as Vice-Chairwoman of the EU’s Circular Economy Alliance Strategic Foresight Board, and as a Director on several executive boards including Harvard Alumni Association Disaster and Preparedness Response Teams, LifeWorks Community Action of Saratoga County, and Capital District YMCA’s Camp Chingachgook in New York. She is also a guest lecturer at Harvard University, Hult International Business Schools, and the International Business School of Americas.


Ms. Ryan brings to the Board strong qualifications on circular economics and ESG principles. In addition, Ms. Ryan has significant experience in corporate risk management, compliance assessment, and strategic solution development for corporations, government, and academic institutions.