Melissa (Mel) Sanderson
Melissa Sanderson is the globally experienced and forward-looking Founder of Ethically Sustainable Growth (ESG+), advising boards and companies how to position themselves for sustainable success by embracing diversity, inclusion and compassion. Her 30-year international career includes diplomacy, negotiation, and business. She currently is a Professor of Practice at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. Melissa served as a senior diplomat, including as Charge d’Affaires in charge of the US Embassy in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. As VP International at Freeport-McMoRan she coordinated Freeport’s environmental, social and governmental functions in Peru and Chile, as well as the DRC. Melissa is the recipient of numerous awards, including the U.S. State Department Superior Honor Award and inclusion in the Who’s Who of American Women Bankers. She serves on several boards, including American Rare Earths Limited, and currently chairs the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations and the Arizona District Export Council.
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