Violeta Stevens is a leading expert in sustainable value chains and Managing Director at Union Hand-Roasted Coffee, the leading UK speciality coffee brand and a B Corporation. Violeta has a strong background in developing sustainable business models, enhancing resilience across supply chains and building a culture of sustainability within a business. Additionally, she has knowledge on how to develop and lead the strategic business case for organisational change and how businesses can drive wider system-level change. Violeta is a coffee connoisseur; she is a certified Q grader (a similar accreditation to a Sommelier in wine). Violeta has travelled extensively to coffee, tea and cocoa growing countries and has developed a deep understanding of the key challenges smallholder producers face. Violeta is passionate about coffee, and it is dedicated to adding real value to people and businesses. Violeta holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains from the University of Cambridge, MBAe in LSE London and MSc in International Business and Marketing.