Sara Lybaert

till now

Principal ESG Reporting Architect

Sara Lybaert obtained a Master's degree in Applied Economics. She has worked mainly in finance, both on the business side and in IT.

She started her career in 2007 at Electrawinds as a junior group controller which gave her a first experience in monthly and annual group financial reporting. From the business side, she took on the project of implementing a data warehouse with both financial and operational data. She built the first financial reports and gave training to her colleagues. It was her first experience where she discovered the added value of a solution to find business information easily and be able to speak of "one single version of the truth".

Subsequently, at Michelin, she created all kinds of competitive reports and tools to support the sales and marketing team. In addition, she participated in several projects to improve the internal pricing solution.

Her interest in finance remained strong and she carried out the financial controlling activities for an entity of the Colruyt Group. Then, for more than 6 years, she worked on the IT side of the company on the optimization of the financial controlling and consolidation processes and the implementation and support of SAP S4H (mainly SAP/CO), mapping the AS IS and modeling the desired TO BE based on business requirements. The role included describing functionally for the integration of data flows between systems according to the VETO principle and going through the entire testing process. Sara loves to report if it helps the business progress. She also developed a reporting roadmap based on business needs to determine which tools and qualitative data/information were needed to deliver relevant reliable reports.

Sara made a conscious decision to deepen her knowledge in the field of sustainability and ESG in 2021. Combined with her passion for data and reporting, she wants to help organizations in the transition in the preparation of their ESG reporting that allows them to identify and take targeted actions to realize a positive contribution for people, planet and profit so we can also give the coming generations a bright future.

Sara will start at element61 in September 2022.