Ana Maria Leal Yepes, founder of AMLY Sustainability holds a Master of Science in Sustainable Systems and Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.
She has worked on product Sustainability for more than 10 years, consulting for electrical and electronic companies, consumer product manufacturers, personal care products, textiles suppliers and suppliers of products for buildings.
Her work includes Eco-design for product design and development, Life Cycle Assessments, Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), Health Product Declaration (HPDs) and Cradle to Cradle Products Certification Assessments.
After years growing in her career in corporate, she embarked on her own venture to combine her product design background, product Sustainability and Circular Economy experience. The goal is to accelerate the transition to safer and circular design solutions. Applying Sustainability programs that enable businesses to transition to environmentally friendly alternatives, identifying impacts from their design and manufacturing decisions and helping the entire value chain move towards sustainable production and consumption. Her knowledge of circular materials and products will help in the design and development of materials, applications and strategies for the Circular Economy.