Cristiana Pace

Founder & CEO of Enovation Consulting & Member of the FIA Environmental and Sustainability Commission

  • Board Member of the British Association for Sustainable Sport
  • Former Research Consultant for the FIA
  • Ambassador for the FIA Girls on Track
  • One of the Top 50 Engineering Heroes by the Women in Engineering Society
  • Ambassador of the Silverstone Technology Centre

When Cristiana Pace is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Sustainability in Motorsport
STEM
Diversity
Technology Transfer
Motorsport
E-mobility

Cristiana Pace is one of the most successful women on the motorsport scene as an engineer, innovator and sustainability expert. She is the Founder and CEO of Enovation Consulting, helping a wide variety of sports teams and organisations, including Formula 1 teams, to deliver achievable sustainability strategies to achieve their ESG goals. She is also a Board Member of the British Association for Sustainable Sport to help sustainability be brought to the forefront of the issues of British Sport. When hired as a speaker, Cristiana shares her leading knowledge of sustainability with her audience, and the importance technology is playing in our efforts to meet ESG goals.

Having graduated from the University of Bologna with a degree in Engineering, Cristiana then went on to complete her master’s in Motorsport and Management Engineering from Cranfield University. Upon graduating, Cristiana’s first role was as the Senior Support Engineer and Customer Leader with EM Motorsport. In 2009 she was then promoted to Head of Sales and Business Development. In the same year, Cristiana broke onto the Formula 1 scene as a Research Consultant for the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). During her 8 years with the FIA, Cristiana made important contributions to the FIA’s safety legacy, and was consulting for their Institute for Sustainability and Safety in Motorsport. After moving away from the FIA for 2 years, Cristiana then rejoined as part of their Environmental and Sustainability Commission. Cristiana has also been a Business Development Manager for Williams Advanced Engineering and an STC Transport and Sustainability Consultant for The World Bank.

Whilst completing her PhD in Sustainability and Strategic Management at Coventry University, Cristiana consulted a number of motorsport stakeholders about how to increase sustainability awareness, and how to try and reduce the environmental impact of existing technologies. Since Founding her company Enovation Consulting, Cristiana has helped numerous Formula 1 teams, sporting teams and sporting organisations with their sustainability strategy. Outside of sustainability, Cristiana has been trying to encourage more diversity within the motorsport world. She has been collaborating with Susie Wolff on her Dare to Be Different Initiative and is an Ambassador for the FIA Girls on Track. She has been recognised as one of the Top 50 Engineering Heroes by the Women in Engineering Society and the Guardian, and is an Ambassador of the Silverstone Technology Centre.

Having been part of Motorsport UK’s Sustainability Committee, Cristiana is part of the team which assesses how sport plays a part in tackling the climate crisis, using her knowledge as an engineer and sustainability expert to help with the Net Zero movement. With clients such as Alpha Tauri, Williams Racing, Haas, the FIA Motorsport UK, and AS Roma Football Team to name a few, do not miss your chance to hear from one of the leading female engineers on how sports can develop sustainability strategies to help tackle the current climate crisis. Hire Cristiana Pace today.

Official Testimonials

Cristiana Pace is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“I have worked closely with Cristiana for over 18 months on the development of our sustainability strategy for Motorsport UK. Her industry experience and specialist subject knowledge was key to informing our strategy and ensuring we maintained momentum to get it launched.

I would highly recommend her in a similar role for other organisations and I look forward to continuing to work together moving forwards.”

Chris, Operations Director, Motorsport UK

“Cristiana is a very experienced and outstanding international business development professional who is able to build long lasting relationships with clients, suppliers and other key industry players. Active in motorsports for so many years, Cristiana has achieved to build and maintain an impressive network of relationships across all major international racing series. She combines commercial skills with extraordinary technical capabilities and deep understanding of the industry she is active in. Furthermore Cristiana has a strong execution-bias and is flexible enough to perform well in uncertain situations. It is always a great pleasure to work with her as she is a very trustable, motivated and fun person. Highly recommended!”

Sven, Founding Partner, LUMO Labs

“Cristiana made an excellent job, supporting the growth of the Series and being recognised as a very reliable Technical assistant. For any further informations, please feel free to contact me.”

Riccardo, Co-Founder & CEO, Flyted

“I worked with Cristiana during my time as Head of Race Operations at McLaren Racing and during that time she was working for EM Motorsport and attached to the FIA.
She exhibited a great understanding of both her work and also the Formula One environment in which she was required to operate. Cristiana’s thorough knowledge of the systems she was supporting served her well when dealing with both engineers and mechanics in pit lanes from Silverstone to Sao Paulo.”

Steve, Senior Manager, TRD USA Inc

“Whilst working with Cristiana during her time at EM Motorsport she showed great determination and dedication in supporting customers. Her deep understanding of the systems that she worked with, and professionalism helped enormously with the introduction of the new technology into the F1 paddock. Cristiana is a pleasure to work with.”

Ian, Project Engineer, GKN Automotive

“I met Cristiana in her early days and she has an incredible enthusiasm in what she does. She identify opportunities and continuous improvement to help her customers meet their sustainability goals and to secure and/or grow their business and meet their financial objectives. She provide guidance and sustainability expertise to her customer. Cristiana help the Customer to define sustainability, identify and prioritize strategic options for sustainable products/solutions, build internal capabilities and identify ways to create value. She has the talent to enter as part of Customer team and work and act suggesting strategies taking into account emerging customer needs, reputational and operational risks, industry trends, and in case corporate sustainability goals. then she is able to translate in practical way what is the plan.
She is a real asset, and I cannot recommend her service more.”

Dario, Associate Director, Tata Communications

To enquire about Cristiana Pace for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via agent@sustainability-speakers.com or call a booking agent on 0207 1010 553.