“Business leaders can create wealth while at the same time they can positively add value to the conservation and protection of the ecological world, having respect for other human beings and building on positive change in their own life. For that reason we need to start teaching the youth of today already at a very young age about how to become a spiritual, environmental and social engaged leader within politics, business and society.“
Saskia Troy is a Scottish-Dutch Social Corporate Responsibility (CSR), strategy and marketing expert . Next to her studies in business administration (global business and stakeholder management) economics and business (international economics) and philosophy (philosophy of management) she has been working and doing internships for various companies and institutions which are amongst others Shell International, ABN Amro, KPN, the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, the University of Amsterdam, the Ministry of Finance (Supreme Auditing Court), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations.
During her life she had a period of five years of intensive revalidation due to an accident with horse-riding which has strengthened her philosophy as a sustainable business economist and manager within politics, sciences, multinational business and NGO’s. From within this period she has been rediscovering the value and meaning of life and has learned to express herself as a writer on topics such as personal development and spirituality.
Saskia has been published several books and articles which are mostly for the United Nations (Children of the Earth and UNHR and UNESCO (Global Education Magazine)) which include Arts for UN Peace Day, Poetry for Human Rights, Children’s Tales for Human Rights and Portraits of Sustainable Youth Leaders around the World. With her picture Buddhist Economics she has won prices for UNESCO/Earth Charter Human Rights Day in Costa Rica and the UN World Youth Day of the Synergy Foundation with theme Mental Health Care Matters in Dubai.
Saskia loves sports and competition and in the past she has been a member of the marketing delegation of the Nuon Solar Team with coach Wubbo Ockels that became world champion within the World Solar Challenge with the Nuna II. She was a member of the adjudicating team at the BBC Public Speaking and Writing Awards and the NS Publieksprijs which is the Dutch Book of the Year Award for literary bestsellers.
In her free time she likes to travel, ride horse, have dinners, read philosophy and spent time with friends.
You can find out more about Saskia Troy at the following LinkedIn site: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/saskia-troy/b/223/893.