Elizabeth speaks on purpose-driven leadership and creating shared value, drawing on her rich corporate experience in the Asia Pacific across the healthcare, technology, and agriscience industries. Her work in creating shared value while at GlaxoSmithKline and Hewlett-Packard earned her two Gold Standard Awards from PublicAffairsAsia. As a former tech entrepreneur, Elizabeth also enjoys sharing her leadership journey with women entrepreneurs and advocates for digital inclusion. Today, Elizabeth leverages her diverse industry experience to drive collaboration towards sustainability and food security.
Elizabeth Hernandez is an accomplished public affairs executive with over 25 years of experience in Asia. She specializes in developing effective external engagement strategies and creating shared value. As head of external affairs and sustainability for Corteva, Elizabeth advances the company’s brand and reputation, develops strategic relationships with governments and other stakeholders across the food and agriculture ecosystem, and manages Corteva’s sustainability initiatives in the Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Corteva, Elizabeth led the regional corporate affairs and public policy functions at GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, and Facebook. She is also an accomplished tech entrepreneur, who helped pioneer broadband connectivity for travelers in Asia. A recognized thought leader, Elizabeth speaks frequently on sustainability, women empowerment, and creating shared value.
Whether speaking on a panel, interviewing Lee Kuan Yew or delivering a KeyNote, Elizabeth is a rare, authentic female role model who truly connects with people. As a professional subject-matter expert, she has an outstanding capability to persuade her audiences even on complicated matters.