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Dr. Jean Baderschneider

Non-Executive Director
Fortescue Metals Group

A highly regarded leader in both business and civil society, Dr. Jean Baderschneider brings 35 years of extensive international experience in supply chain management and logistics, procurement, capital projects along with a deep understanding of high-risk operations and locations and complex partnerships.

Dr. Baderschneider retired from ExxonMobil in 2013 where she was Vice-President of Global Procurement and Supply Chain. During her 35 year career, she was responsible for operations all over the world, including Africa, South America, the Middle East and Asia.

A past member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Supply Management and the Executive Board of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Dr Baderschneider also served on the boards of the Center of Advanced Purchasing Studies and the Procurement Council of both the Conference Board and the Corporate Executive Board. She was a Presidential appointee to the US Department of Commerce’s National Advisory Council of Minority Business Enterprises.

Dr. Baderschneider has over 15 years of experience working on anti-human trafficking efforts globally.  She served on the Board of Directors of Polaris, Made in a Free World and Verite.  She is currently the Founding Board member and Chair of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery.

Dr. Baderschneider is the President of the Board of Trustees of The President Lincoln’s Cottage and a member of the Abraham Lincoln National Council of Ford’s Theatre.  She is a past member of the Board of Trustees of The Maret School in Washington, DC and a long-time member of Cornell University’s President’s Council of Cornell Women.

In addition, Dr. Baderschneider is on the Board of Directors of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center.  She is a member of the Vatican’s Santa Marta group, a member of the UK Expert Advisory Panel on Modern Slavery and is a Commissioner on the United Nations Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery.  She is also on the Board of The McCain Institute.

Dr. Baderschneider holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan and a PhD from Cornell University. She is the recipient of Cornell’s Jerome Alpern Award and the Nomi Network’s Corporate Social Responsibility Award.