Devry Boughner Vorwerk is CEO of DevryBV Sustainable Strategies, LLC, a company that offers unparalleled support to corporate leaders in four key areas: (1) geopolitical and stakeholder strategies; (2) organizational courage; (3) strategic communications; and (4) inspirational mentorship for women in international careers.
Devry believes that in a world where geopolitical volatility, climate change, population growth and societal expectations are placing immense pressure on traditional business models, companies can succeed in balancing shareholder and stakeholder expectations. Devry offers informed judgment and insightful advice to support business leaders across the globe in their quest to harmonize purpose and profitability.
At her core, Devry supports open markets as a means for creating economic opportunity for all. Her business assists clients in efforts to liberalize trade in goods, services, capital, technology, and data. Devry understands that trade is a powerful tool for achieving the UN SDGs.
Before starting her company, Devry had a nearly 15-year career at Cargill and most recently served as Corporate VP of Global Corporate Affairs. Devry spent time as a senior policy advisor at Akin Gump and worked as Chief Economist for the Chairwoman of the USITC and as a Senior Economist in agricultural affairs at USTR.
A passionate advocate for change, Devry serves on the board of Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture, The Caux Roundtable, the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., and is involved in the social gastronomy movement. In 2014, she was named a Young Global Leader by the WEF and named to the Holmes Report’s Influence 100 list in 2017, 2018 and 2019. She is a member of the Arthur Page Society.
Devry holds a dual bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and managerial economics from the University of California, Davis and a Master’s in agricultural economics, with a specialization in public policy and international trade, from Cornell University.