Nadja Swarovski is the first female member of the Executive Board of Swarovski, the world's leading crystal manufacturer, which was founded in the Austrian alps by her great-great-grandfather Daniel Swarovski in 1895.
Nadja’s career at the family business started in the mid-1990s, when she began showcasing Swarovski's vast product range to the fashion, jewelry, architecture, lighting and home décor industries, encouraging designers to experiment with crystal's creative potential. Her collaborative relationships with a series of exceptional creative talents have established her as one of the 21st century's most significant patrons of design.
Today she drives the brand strategy of the company, which turns over €3.5 billion a year. Since 2012, Nadja has also led Swarovski’s global sustainability efforts, embedding responsible, ethical and environmental standards into the company’s business practices. She continues to advocate for conscious luxury and strives to ensure that sustainability is built into all key business decisions to align Swarovski’s efforts with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Nadja is also Chairperson of the Swarovski Foundation, which she established in 2013 to consolidate Swarovski’s long-term commitment to charitable giving, by supporting projects that foster culture and creativity, promote human empowerment and conserve natural resources.