Emily Bolon  


Emily is Head of Commercial, Advisory and Strategic Partnerships for H&M Group.  She holds Group-wide responsibility for complex deal-making, commercial capability-building, and strategic partnerships.

Before H&M, as Director at Lax Sebenius, Bolon led high-value negotiation initiatives for major companies around the world. She also was Adjunct Professor at University of Houston Law Center.

Prior to Lax Sebenius, Bolon held business development and management positions across BP, with an orientation toward alternative energy and environmental sustainability. Her roles included designing the commercial, environmental, and social aspects of BP’s expansion into new countries; establishing a $1 billion joint venture for BP Biofuels; and serving in the CEO’s crisis command center during the Deepwater Horizon incident.

Earlier in her career, Bolon was General Manager of Project Syndicate, an international media group based in Prague. Bolon secured partnerships in more than 45 countries and led the organization to become financially self-funding.

Bolon received an MBA from the Harvard Business School, an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a undergraduate degree from Brown University. She has spent the past 20 years living and working in the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Brazil, Italy, and the United States.  She is now based in Sweden.

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