Nikka Copeland

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Throughout her 20 years in senior leadership, Nikka Copeland has transformed people, teams, and global organizations into high-functioning operators and operations for some of the most impactful industries in the world.


As Senior Vice President of the World Fuel Services Corporation, Copeland has led the Fortune 500 company’s global transformation. With a passion for people and expertise in operations and finance, Copeland is uniquely positioned to drive the efficiencies that enable growth and effectively measure their impact.


Inspired by the belief that profit starts with people, Copeland’s leadership approach focuses on optimizing key stakeholders’ capabilities and collaboration to enhance organizational cultures and outcomes.


Where Copeland goes, high performance follows. While leading finance, global strategy, planning, and analysis for companies such as National Grid, Aflac, Inc., Burger King Corporation, and YUM! Brands, Inc., Copeland has proven that servant leadership creates space for success while changing the lives of those she serves.


Effective results contain a series of complex evolutions–made possible by changemakers. And as a board member, founding member, and industry leader, Copeland boldly leads change within her organization and beyond.


Nikka Copeland received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Macedonia and a Master of Business Administration in finance and international business from the University of Oklahoma. Copeland also completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) in business and leadership at Harvard Business School. Copeland was featured in the 2014 Women Worth Watching leadership issue of the Profiles in Diversity Journal. She is also President of the Board of Directors of The Lighthouse Fund, a youth social services nonprofit organization, and a Founding Member of CHIEF–a private network focused on connecting and supporting women leaders.


Speaking Topics -

  • Leading Alignment and Engagement of Cross-Departmental Stakeholders to Maximize Performance

  • Leading Problem Solving, Finding, Understanding, & Prevention

  • Maximizing Group Achievement Through the Empowerment and Humble Accountability of Each Group Member

  • Championing Transformational Leadership

  • Building Inclusive Environments Where Individuals Grow Authentically and Work Collaboratively to Achieve Optimized Results

  • The Impact of Empathetic, Servant Leadership

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