Lauren Uppink Calderwood

Head of Aviation, Travel and Tourism
World Economic Forum

Lauren Uppink Calderwood is Head of Aviation, Travel and Tourism at the World Economic Forum. She drives thought leadership, industry strategy and action on sustainability and climate change, travel security, pandemic recovery and the impact of technology on the sector. For COP26 and COP27, Uppink Calderwood serves as the Aviation Sector Lead for the United Nations High Level Climate Action Champions. 

Uppink Calderwood is co-author of several World Economic Forum publications including the flagship Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report and represents the World Economic Forum on ICAO, IATA and WTTC technical and advisory taskforces. She holds an MPhil in Development Policy and Practice from the University of Cape Town Mandela School of Government and is a fellow of both the World Economic Forum Global Leadership Fellowship and Young African Leadership Initiative.