About Lea Borkenhagen

Lea Borkenhagen

Senior Vice President, EDF + Business


Areas of expertise:

Private sector engagement and partnerships, environmental science and policy, net zero transition, retail and consumer goods


Dr. Borkenhagen is the senior vice president of EDF+Business, directing EDF’s strategy to catalyze private sector action that accelerates the transition to net zero emissions, creates safer products, and feeds the world without warming the planet. Lea’s leadership experience spans food, fashion, retail, tech, and the non-profit sector, and includes roles at the Earthshot Prize, Nike, and Oxfam.


Lea holds a doctorate in Environmental Science, Policy and Management and was a Fulbright Scholar in Côte d’Ivoire.