Marga Hoek is an international figurehead on sustainable business and capital.

She is internationally recognised as a seasoned business leader, motivational speaker and author of trailblazing publications such as the award-winning New Economy Business, numerous articles in media like The Huffington Post, Executive Finance, G7, G20 and Cop23 Climate Change. She recently authored and launched the first business book on the Sustainable Development Goals, The Trillion Dollar Shift, which was launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos. It is the first and only business book on the Global Goals, addressing how business and capital can make positive use of these goals, whilst strengthening their company and business proposition.

Marga Hoek is the international business and thoughtleader on the shift from a linear economy to a circle economy. She has gained recognition over the years as a successful and innovative business leader in various CEO and executive roles and now is a highly sought-after and frequently requested board member and advisor, keynote speaker and moderator. Ms. Hoek is an authoritative and inspirational speaker; a unique speaker able to take society’s major challenges at hand and sketch concrete paths to success. As a consequence, the prestigious Thinkers50 network has incorporated her to their 2019 list.


Marga Hoek has a strong track record as a business leader. She has been CEO of multiple private and public companies and has been CEO and Chairman of the Dutch Sustainable Business Association. She remains connected to the business world via multiple non-executive roles for various organisations as well as regular boardroom advisory and mentoring. She is a partner of Chairman Mentors International, a European company that enables CEO’s to benefit from the experience of seasoned Chairman around the world.


She is known to be a visionary, but with a close eye on reality. She combines sharing her vision with many concrete examples of exciting business cases throughout the world. She can engage and relate with many different audiences, in many different countries. She provides the right mix of information, humor and inspiration.


Fluent in Dutch, Spanish and English.

“I firmly believe both business and capital can and should play a significant role in solving our global challenges."