Making the World a Better Place For All of Us
Developed environmentally sustainable, climate smart livelihood and food security solutions.
Managed the UN World Food Programme’s largest climate adaptation programme
Built and managed a portfolio of projects for UNDP’s Global Environment Facility
Started several own companies focused on applying new solutions to old problems (E.g. Fire retardants, magnesium oxide boards, blockchain based construction management software)
Strong international M&A and integration experience (largest acquisition >$1bn, best exit 50x EBITDA)
Turnaround expert (restructuring and repositioning French, Italian, German
and US companies)
Founder of global crowdfunding agency, TribeFirst.
Founder of GreenTribe Fund, a seed stage ESG fund.
Helped 90+ companies raise £50m+
Virgin StartUp’s crowdfunding trainer & Virgin StartUp Ambassador.
Owner of an extensive organic farming business in the UK.
Developed innovative new technology and embraced nature-based solutions to overcome farming challenges and enhance the quality of their product.
Using generations of farming expertise Rich is building our farms in concert with engineers to ensure maximum utility and minimum environmental impact.
Trustee of two educational charities.
Dr. Mar Fernández-Méndez
Published over 20 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals.
Member of the Ocean Artificial Upwelling project.
Co-Founder and active shareholder of Subsea Environmental Services: undersea cable recovery and reprocessing business operations headquartered in New York.
Co-Founder of Wisper: International internet backbone company that sold to Cable and Wireless in 1999
Formerly held Directorships in UK property fund management group and several international property development companies
Built Wisper, what was at the time Europe’s largest private data network, through 18 countries, which was sold to Cable & Wireless in 1999.
In 2000 he moved to the Caribbean and spent 8 years building the Southern Caribbean Fibre Network.
Founded SubSea in 2009, then subsequently SubSea Environmental Services, a recycling business buying, collecting and recycling out-of-service undersea cables.
and voice of the global fibreoptic
Entrepreneur: sold first tech company at 29
Led sale of international service provider for $770m
Managed company with EBIDTA
of more than 75%
25 years executive management, strategy, entrepreneurship, marketing and sales and
Franziska Elmer, PhD
Host and exective producer of The Sargassum Podcast.
Treasurer of the Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean.
Island Innovation Ambassador.
EduCCate global Ambassador
Professor emeritus for Bio-Oceanography and former Head of the Division Pelagic Ecosystems at AWI.
Published over 20 papers in Nature and Science.
Chief Scientist on 8 interdisciplinary RV “Polarstern”.
Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award 2012.
Science communicator, especially on topics connected to climate change.
Co-founder and regional group coordinator of “AWIs4Future”, a regional group of Scientists for Future Germany.
Former CEO, The Gold Standard Foundation
Former President and Board Chair, Climate Markets and Investment Association
NED EVORA, a pan-European sustainability consultancy
and software provider
With a BA in Pol-Sci and Arabic at the American University in Cairo and Masters in both Climate change and Development and Middle East Politics SOAS London, Katherine forged ahead with role at both the UN and multiple successful start ups and NGOs.
She joins Seafields as Operational Project Manager, using her polyglot status to oversee and streamline the international team.
After cutting his teeth at one of Europe’s fastest growing gig economy start ups Fred joined Seafields to head up marketing and communications.
With an extensive history of political and creative writing Fred communicates complex scientific messages in simple, practical ways.