Making the World a Better Place For All of Us
25 years at the World Bank and United Nations.
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
Senior executive in blue chip multinationals with global P&L responsibilities >$500m
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)
Experienced entrepreneur and public speaker; sold first company before 30
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.
Trustee of two educational charities.
Dr. Mar Fernández-Méndez
MSc in Marine Microbiology & PhD in Biological Oceanography.
Participated in 8 sea-going research expeditions from the Arctic to the Tropics
Published over 20 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals.
Co-host The Sargassum Podcast
Member of the Ocean Artificial Upwelling project.
Co-Founder of Wisper, which sold to Cable & Wireless in ’99.
Also founded underwater cable recovery and recycling company, SubSea Environmental Services & data science company Profusion Media.
Director level of several international property development companies
Formerly Finance Director JFP.
Also co-founded SubSea Environmental Services.
Early internet pioneer – instrumental in building Europe’s then-largest private data network for Wisper.
Built the Caribbean Fibre Network.
Recognized industry veteran
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
Marine Ecologist, specialist Sargassum algae.
Host and exective producer of The Sargassum Podcast.
Treasurer of the Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean.
Island Innovation Ambassador.
EduCCate global Ambassador
Expertise in ocean ecology and carbon cycling.
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.
Marine biologist and PhD candidate at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) specialised in the ecology and biogeochemistry of Southern Ocean phytoplankton.
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.
Senior Advisor, Green and Sustainable Finance, London Stock Exchange Group
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
10 years experience in the events and marketing industry.
Former director of an events agency.
Worked as lead digital communication and engagement manager for Dorset CCG.
Suzie is an experienced Executive Assistant and has worked in several sectors including finance, media and legal.
More recently she has used this strong background to work as a Virtual Executive Assistant.