Janka O’Brien Bio

Janka O’Brien

Director of Sustainability, MEA
Emerson Automation Solutions

 SolutionsJanka O’Brien is an entrepreneurial minded, result driven professional with over 20+ years of international experience in Project Management, Project delivery and execution specializing in Energy transition and Sustainability projects.

Janka O’Brien is currently the Director of Sustainability at Emerson Automation Solutions where she is leading the regions environmental sustainability strategy focusing on advancing innovative software solutions and technologies and advocacy to enhance company operations and enable customer improvements through Emerson’s solutions and collaboration.

In this role Janka had been working closely with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment supporting its National Dialogue for Climate Ambition initiative and Carbon Trading project initiatives. She is also working with the MEA and the US government organizations supporting COP28 activities and developing strategies for innovative technologies commercialization and implementation models.

In her previous position as Director of Strategic Accounts for MEA region, covering IOC accounts in MEA including Iraq, she was responsible for developing and delivering a focused Digital Transformation and Asset and Energy Optimization strategies for IOC accounts, and maintaining business client relationships for the strategic accounts.

Janka holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware, USA in Mechanical Engineering.

Janka is married and has one 11 year old boy.