Salome Galjaard, City of Amsterdam

SpecialityDeputy Program Manager Circular Economy
Salomé Galjaard is an industrial design engineer with over a decade of experience in the built environment. She has worked on product and lighting design projects, digital fabrication technologies, integrated urban development and the role of the engineer in the transition to the circular economy. The red threat in many of these topics is ‘systemic change’, whether over time, in value chains or in cities. In 2019 she started working for the city of Amsterdam as deputy program manager Circular Economy. In this role she has delivered a strategy for Circular Amsterdam 2020-2025 and a circular innovation program for 2020-2021, which is now being executed. A donut-portrait of Amsterdam and a circular monitor both guide the steps towards becoming fully circular in 2050. She has a special interest in digital solutions and is researching the ‘digital layer’ of the circular economy, which should facilitate the transition, as well as supporting our future ways of production and consumption.