Daniella Foster is the VP & Global Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability, Consumer Health for Bayer. Previously, she was Senior Director of Global Corporate Responsibility at Hilton, where she leads global strategy, youth economic opportunity, social and environmental investments, signature partnerships and reporting across Hilton’s value chain. A policy innovator and social entrepreneur, she co-founded the Emergent Leaders Network and has spent her career focused on actionable innovation in the government, business and non-profit sectors.
Ms. Foster previously led the global Corporate Affairs and Science Communications function for the innovation hub of Mars, Incorporated, a $35 billion private company. She also served as Partnerships Director and Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of State. Ms. Foster has worked across sectors leading initiatives to develop new brands and categories, grow small businesses, connect entrepreneurs to global supply chains, develop youth job skills and accelerate innovation.
She is passionate about social entrepreneurship and serves as the Chairwoman of the Emergent Leaders Network, a non-profit that provides microscholarships and mentoring to community college students. Ms. Foster is a board member of the United Nations Global Compact Network USA and serves as a Commissioner for the Global Business Coalition Education’s Youth Skills and Innovation Commission. She holds an M.A. in Social and Public Policy from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Intercultural Communications and Business from Pepperdine University.