Jill Wyant is a senior strategy and operating executive with over 25 years of experience leading Fortune 500 businesses in the industrial and healthcare sectors. She previously served as the Executive Vice President of Innovation and Transformation at Ecolab, the world leader in water, energy and hygiene technology and services with over $12B in sales.
Jill’s career reflects a track record of driving innovative strategies to capture new growth and profit, spearheading breakthrough innovation, driving manufacturing excellence and operational efficiency, and leading transformational M&A. She also brings a broad perspective on international business and global expansion as well as experience driving enterprise-wide digital transformations. Jill has a passion for building mission focused teams and has deep sustainability expertise.
Jill has held domestic and international sector leadership roles with an expat assignment in Switzerland. In her previous role as the Executive Vice President and President of Global Regions at Ecolab, she had ownership of a $5 Billion P&L with 25,000 employees and was responsible for the vision, strategy and general management skills to shape the next phase of growth for the company internationally. She laid out a sweeping strategy to revitalize Ecolab’s International organization into a major growth engine for the company and in two years, doubled topline growth.
Previously, Jill was Executive Vice President and President of Ecolab’s Global Food & Beverage, Global Healthcare and Global Life Sciences businesses, a $2.5B P&L. Other leadership roles held at Ecolab include Executive Vice President and President of the Global Food & Beverage sector, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Food & Beverage in North America and Latin America, and leading Food & Beverage in Asia Pacific. Jill joined Ecolab in 2009 as Vice President of Global Strategic Planning. Prior to Ecolab, she held multiple leadership positions at General Electric.
Jill serves on the board of Dow (NYSE: DOW), a leading materials science company ranked 78th on the Fortune 500. She is a member of the board of directors of the Brain Tumor Network and serves on the Break/Through fundraising committee of The Greater Twin Cities United Way. She has served on the board of directors of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and the Greater Twin Cities United Way. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and The Committee of 200 (an organization of the world’s most successful women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders).
Jill earned an MBA degree with highest honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of St. Thomas with bachelor’s degrees in international marketing and Japanese studies. She has attended Harvard Business School’s Executive Education.