Lena is a development, sustainability and corporate responsibility enthusiast. She has successfully managed to embed CR and Sustainability in the business strategy of a leading Sudanese food company and has won awards in CR and social investment on both regional and global levels. Lena holds an MA (ECON.) in development studies from the University of Manchester and a BSc in Business Administration from Ahfad University for Women. Lena has also worked for the UN Global Compact office as an adviser for Sudan and is now part of the Steering Committee for the Sudan Network. She was the Minister of the Labour & Social Development of Sudan’s transitional government and is currently an independent consultant for private, public, and civil society organisations in Sudan.