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Nadja Swarovski


London, UK

Executive Board Member & Head of Corporate Branding and Communications


Nadja Swarovski
Since joining the Swarovski family business, Nadja has overseen the brand’s successful repositioning within the fashion, jewellery, design, film and art industries. Her innovative approach has led to partnerships with institutes, museums and organisations and collaborations with some of the most exciting established and emerging designers. A committed philanthropist, she took over Swarovski's corporate responsibility in 2012 and subsequently launched the Swarovski Foundation. Nadja was recently made a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters at the Cercle de l’Union Interalliée in Paris.

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Nadja Swarovski’s Newsfeed

18 Oct 2017
The Anti-Bling Movement Takes Salone del Mobile, Thanks to Swarovski

Nadja Swarovski is as proud of the company’s commitment to sustainability (“We are voluntary members of the UN Global Compact,” she declares) as she is of her ability to reshape the perceptions of crystal as a material to consumers, designers, and the company that her great-great-grandfather founded, in 1895. “My father was in charge of manufacturing for 44 years. He was an engineer and so precise, and everything had to be perfect. I come from the art world, where we appreciate imperfection. We cannot be slaves to our self-imposed rules that might make sense in a different zeitgeist. Our world is changing, and our values are being questioned—it’s a great opportunity to make a statement.”

04 Oct 2017
Swarovski Women of Impact at Zurich Film Festival

Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board, commented: "We are delighted having opened our partnership with the 'Women of Impact' discussion.  Swarovski has been closely involved in the world of cinema since the earliest days of Hollywood.  This exciting event provides a fantastic platform to showcase our passion for culture and the performing arts, alongside our wider commitment to supporting women's empowerment issues across society."

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Nadja Swarovski’s Background

Executive Board Member & Head of Corporate Branding and Communications
Jan 1995 - Present
Nadja joined Swarovski in January 1995 and became a member of the Swarovski Executive Board in 2011. Swarovski was founded by her great-great-grandfather Daniel Swarovski in 1895 and is the world's leading provider of precision-cut crystal for fashion, jewellery, accessories, lighting, architecture and interiors.
Dec 2012 - Present
Established in 2012, the Swarovski Foundation supports charitable projects under three main pillars: fostering culture and creativity, promoting wellbeing and human rights and conserving natural resources.
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Other Business Interests

Jan 2015 - Present
London, UK
Women for Women International is a non-profit humanitarian organization that provides practical and moral support to women survivors of war.
Jun 2014 - Present
London, UK
Women in Manufacturing is a not-for-profit organisation set up by British Glass and The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London to support, attract and retain women in the UK manufacturing sector.
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