Anja Nikolova

Anja Nikolova
Associate Manager, Product Development at LVMH
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Master of Environmental Management, 2017

Anja received her master's in environmental management in May 2017 from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and focused her studies on sustainability in business and international policy. 

She currently works as an Associate Manager, Product Development at LVMH in San Francisco. There, she manages go-to-market and new product development at Benefit Cosmetics. Previously, she worked in product development at L'Oréal in New York. 

Originally from Macedonia, Anja was raised and educated in Italy, the U.S., England, and Switzerland, and speaks five languages. She holds a BSc in biology and was an Italian National Merit Scholar. 

Her prior work experience was with the World Bank, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

In 2016, she co-founded and co-directed Tandem Language Café at Yale, an innovative language exchange platform.

Anja was also a Rotary Global Ambassador and was a member of the Yale Equestrian Team while at Yale.

Authored Articles
Eye Makeup

Clean Energy Brightens the Beauty Industry

Beauty and nature are closely interlinked. But what will it take to make cosmetics production green? In this Q&A, Clean Energy Finance Forum explores how global beauty companies are embracing sustainability. This industry is making intensive use of solar power and energy efficiency – and directing corporate financing in that direction.

Jump Starting Innovation from Carbon-Pricing Revenues

Leaders from business and government joined the dialogue on carbon pricing revenue at the “Innovating to Meet the Climate Challenge” event in New York City on Sept. 21. Revenues can enhance productivity across the economy by reducing the capital cost of renewable energy, enabling investments in different sectors and addressing corporations’ carbon portfolios, panelists said.