Head of Government Affairs and Sustainability, Asia Pacific Corteva Agriscience
Business Diplomacy and Creating Shared Value
Sustainable Agriculture and a Climate-Positive Future
Empowering Women Farmers and Entrepreneurs
Sustainability and Creating Shared Value
Elizabeth Hernandez is an accomplished government and public affairs executive with over two decades of experience working for multinational companies across the Asia-Pacific region. She specializes in developing effective advocacy strategies, leading dynamic, high-impact teams, and creating shared value. Prior to joining Corteva Agriscience, Elizabeth spent 15 years leading regional government affairs and public policy initiatives for GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard and Facebook.
A former technology entrepreneur, Elizabeth also has extensive start-up experience. In 1996, she co-founded I-Quest Corporation, an in-room broadband service provider for the hospitality industry, and served as the company’s vice president for sales and marketing. In 2018, she served as interim chief operating officer for ShiftRunner.
Elizabeth is a passionate advocate for empowering women, technology entrepreneurship and creating shared value. She currently serves on the Board of WOMAG (Women in Agribusiness), a professional network promoting gender diversity in the agribusiness industry in Asia, and Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL), a global partnership founded by the UN Foundation, Gates Foundation, SIDA and USAID, to advance digital inclusion. Elizabeth is also a founding member of KeyNote Women Speakers.
Elizabeth lives in Singapore with her husband and three children.
Creating Shared Value
Elizabeth speaks on creating shared value and strategic corporate affairs, drawing on her rich experience in the healthcare and technology sectors in Asia. Her work in creating shared value while at GlaxoSmithKline earned her a Gold Standard Award in Stakeholder Engagement from PublicAffairsAsia.
As the chair of the Board of Directors of HOPE International Development Agency (Singapore) and as a member of Save The Children’s Corporate Advisory Council, Elizabeth also encourages other stakeholders to create shared value partnerships.
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs
Elizabeth enjoys sharing her leadership journey with other women, particularly female entrepreneurs in Asia. She is a passionate advocate for empowering entrepreneurs to maximize the opportunities created by the digital economy through capacity building, mentoring and coaching.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ...
"Whether speaking on a panel, interviewing Lee Kuan Yew or delivering a KeyNote, Elizabeth is a rare, authentic female role model who truly connects with people. As a professional subject-matter expert, she has an outstanding capability to persuade her audiences even on complicated matters."
- Mette Johansson, Chair, KeyNote, AsiasWomenSpeakers.com