CEC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

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Isabelle Laurencin

Senior Investment Manager

Triodos Organic Growth Fund

Previously, Isabelle Laurencin worked for Plug and Play, one of the largest corporate innovation platforms in the world and Silicon Valley’s most active VC. Isabelle Laurencin was in charge of setting up the accelerator Programme at Fashion for Good focusing on circular fashion. She has over a decade experience in Private Equity and Venture Capital focusing on impact and circular economy with prior experience in organizations such as FMO (Dutch Development Bank), Proparco, Ernst & Young, AXA IM, among others. Isabelle serves as an Advisory Board member to Phenix Capital. 

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Prasad Modak

Executive President

Environmental Management Centre LLP

Dr. Prasad Modak has worked in environmental matters with almost all key United Nations, multilateral and bilateral developmental institutions in the world including the World Bank, IFC, Asian Development Bank, UNEP, UNIDO, UNDP, etc. Dr Modak is a member of the Task Force on Sustainable Public Procurement for Ministry of Finance in India. His company, Environmental Management Centre LLP, drafted the Recommendations on Circular Economy in India for the Niti Aayog, a think tank for the Indian government.

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Jamie Butterworth

Founding Partner

Circularity Capital

Jamie Butterworth is a Founding Partner and Member of the Investment Committee at Circularity Capital. Jamie was previously the Chief Executive Officer of The Ellen MacArthur Foundation. He was instrumental in developing and launching the “Circular Economy 100” platform for multinationals, SMEs, academic institutions and municipalities to capture the commercial opportunities of the circular economy. Jamie has contributed to a number of high-level forums including the World Economic Forum and the European Commission Resource Efficiency Platform.

 

OUR TEAM

CEC TEAM

 

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Anna Tari

Founder & Chair of the Board

Anna Tari has managed relations with governments, embassies, companies and nonprofits through her experience at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) in London. Her background also includes working in the Communications Department of the United Nations Agency for tourism, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and consulting on various projects related to sustainable destinations – especially cities.

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Khaled Djobo

Social Media Coordinator

Khaled is the Digital Marketing Manager at First Digital Impact. His experience includes being responsible for communications at Togo-Vie.

 

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Maria Fontelles

Partnerships Coordinator

Maria has a background in business administration. She has expertise in leading digital transformation and innovation projects, working with international cross-functional teams. She's passionate about circular economy and how corporations can embrace this model.

 

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George Strickland

Membership Executive - USA & Canada

George had an extensive corporate career with Somfy International. George is a LEED AP and has been a member of the Canadian & US Green Building Council since their beginnings. He worked with design teams on net-zero building concepts, sourcing cradle-to-cradle products for the built environment and promoting circular economy design and process concepts to the manufacturing sector.

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Gaëtane Lemarchand

Partnerships Coordinator

Project Analyst in an innovation agency in Paris and volunteering at Emmaus to develop the second hand market. Gaëtane did a world tour to find circular entrepreneurs after an social impact MBA.

 

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Inna Chilik

Global CE Database Coordinator

Inna has over 7 years of experience as an executive advisor, innovations and change manager. She is a Circulab Certified Consultant, enabling organisations to understand the dynamics of the circular economy. Inna has led strategic consultancy projects for top-level companies in Consumer Healthcare and FMCG and has successfully conducted innovation incubators in Paris, Singapore, Miami and London.

Flavia Catacora


Partnerships Coordinator

Flavia is a consultant in Sustainability Strategy for private and public organizations. I am passionate about how well-coordinated collaboration can achieve great results in the fight for Climate Change. My expertise is to align organizations’ strategies with high environmental and social objectives and to support their transition to the circular economy.

 

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Daniel Hiestand

PR Coordinator

Daniel has worked as a journalist, teacher, entrepreneur, novelist, technical editor and nonprofit fundraiser after graduating with a BA in Journalism. He hopes to help the CEC close loops and open minds.

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Jhon Muñoz

Curator

Jhon is a sustainable supply chain freelance, supporting businesses with a positive impact in nature. He studied Industrial Engineering in Colombia. His experience includes working in different Supply Chain roles in consumer goods and Technology companies in Latin America and UK and working for Terracycle.

James Harvey

Funding Officer

Jim is a highly experience professional in the Circular Economy world. He is a qualified surveyor, BREEAM assessor and works as Circular Economy Lead at Opportunity Peterborough, the economic and investment body for Peterborough, UK.

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Lindsay Bourget

Designer

Lindsay is an established art director & designer specializing in packaging, illustration and branding, concentrating her efforts towards the circular economy where she can make a greater impact in the world.

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Eva Ruiz

Data Analyst

Eva is Partner at the upcycling startup reCircula. She studied Market Research and also Management and worked over nine years as a Market Researcher and later as a Digital Analyst in Barcelona and Berlin.

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Hajra Atiq

Membership Executive

Hajra works with nonprofits to develop initiatives, manage projects, and coordinate programmes for environmental conservation and sustainable development. She holds a Masters in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont.

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Dean Tashobya

Membership Executive

Dean is a Chemist and an Environmental Scientist, with over 10 years’ experience majoring in Sustainability standards at a national, regional and international level.

 

Brune de Saint Germain

Project Coordinator

Brune holds a Masters in International Business and has over 3 years of experience in corporations. She was determined to understand how to make companies embrace the circular economy, and thus started meeting professionals working in the field, doing MOOCs and volunteering in Zero Waste House, Paris.

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Vinay Kumar

Membership Executive

Vinay is a Sustainable Development Professional with nine years’ experience across the sustainable cotton production and non-profit sector. With experience in working with retailer brands, suppliers & manufacturers to develop and implement sustainable sourcing strategies in the cotton industry.

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Kimberley de Miguel

Community Coordinator

Kimberley's industrial experience over the past three years covers the development and production of high-performance organic coatings, polymer foams and qualification testing of composite materials.

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Rodrigo Castro

Community Coordinator

Rodrigo is an architect and construction manager currently working as a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Sales Expert at Bionova Ltd. Rodrigo worked for over 9 years as an architect and construction manager. His interest in sustainability led him to pursue a doctoral degree where he focused in LCA for the built environment. 

Rasha Al-Safadi

Circular Fashion Social Media Specialist

A trilingual Social Media specialist and an accomplished Graphic Designer with a solid understanding of how each social media channels works and how to optimize content so that it is engaging on those channels. Competent at creatively handling various social media marketing tools, such as trending social networking sites, video feeds and blogs.

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Neil Chang

Data Analyst

Neil brings his experience as a researcher at the Environmental Action Group in Taiwan to the Club in order to gather the information needed by members and readers. He supported the development of combined technologies of remote aerial vehicles, Pix4D, QGIS and 3D model within field research, designed to collect basic data and further monitor transition of designated areas.

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Dr. David Greenfield

External Affairs - Europe

David set up SOENECS, an independent environmental research and innovation practice in 2014 following 15 years in leadership roles in local and regional government. David is the non-executive Director of CIWM enterprises, Trustee and Director of Freegle, Chair of the ICE Resource Management Panel, Government Adviser to DEFRA and MHCLG and advisor and past chair to the National Waste Network Chairs (WNC).

 

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Patricia Noble

Director of the Board

Patricia holds a Masters from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, with a background in international business, globalisation and development. Over the past years, she has been acutely involved in circular economy research and on the ground initiatives, which has enabled her to present her work at various conferences and speak at the United Nations. She was also selected to take part in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Circular Economy Programme for young professionals.

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Sara Arjmandnia

CEC Chapters Coordinator

Sara has a Master degree in Sustainable Resource Management from Technical University of Munich. She worked as a Researcher and Project Coordinator at TUM University for Green Surge project focused on sustainable urban development.

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Pierre de La Morinerie

Membership Executive

Masters Student in Managment at ESCP Europe. Pierre is interested in implementing circular economy practices in companies, specifically its implications to the finance sector.

 

Mario Akeju

Membership Executive

Ayodeji Akeju is a Ph.D. student at Antioch University New England. His research investigates the role of government and non-government institutions in the integration of waste pickers in developing countries.

 

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Lara Kasnitz

Membership Coordinator

Lara Kasnitz is a sustainability consultant for corporations of different sizes. Her main area of interest are climate strategies and building circular economy principles into businesses all the way through from strategy, business models, programs, processes and reporting.

 

 

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Rie Sawara-Cermann

Membership Executive

Rie is a research and communications freelance for Japanese businesses across multiple sectors, supporting in circular economy projects by strategy making and analysis. She also co-founded the online media Circular Economy Lab.

 

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Amedekpedzi Yao Mawunyo

Web developer

Yao is a web developer at First Digital Impact of Togolese nationality. After a few years of experience as a web developer, he launched in 2017 DocMava a platform for making medical appointments.

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Dolores Naharro de Martins

Circular Textiles Manager

Dolores has more than 15 years of international experience in the textile and fashion industries and she is determined to actively contribute to the acceleration towards a Circular Economy.

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Miles Jackson

Social Media Specialist

Miles is an Economics Student at Pacific University with a passion for the future. He believes in creating a better future through collaboration of the worlds greatest minds.

 

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Kamel Mohamed Rahla

Research Members Coordinator

Kamel Mohamed Rahla is a PhD student and a Researcher in Sustainable Built Environment at the University of Minho in Portugal. His research interest is applying the Circular Economy principles in the Building sector. 

Federica Regoli

Membership Coordinator

Federica works at the Central Procurement Departmenthas of Bridgestone. The company sponsored her II Master Degree in Procurement Management. She was named a Future Maker 2018 by the Boston Consultin Group. 

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Ronald Isaac Lutakome

Membership Executive - Africa

Ronald is an international development practitioner with an MA in Public Administration and management. With over 8 year’s professional experience in the NGO sector, he has worked with Actionaid in Sierra Leon, Malawi and Ghana on civil society- partnership capacity development.

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Alisha Tuladhar

Membership Executive - India

Alisha is a Researcher on Circular Economy at the University of Bath where she did a Master’s degree in MSc in Innovation and Technology Management. Her PhD topic is “Drivers and enablers behind a transition towards a Circular Economy – A Case Study of Nepal”. 

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Jennifer Harvey

Organizers Coordinator (Organizations track)

Jennifer is an environmental consultant and university lecturer based in Canada. She has a deep interest in how organizations voluntarily help transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Joanne Lin

Awards Coordinator

Joanne has a diverse background in the field of sustainability across business and non-profit sectors, with expertise including sustainability reporting, project management, stakeholder engagement, resource development and communications. She holds an MBA from Boston University and is currently involved in various initiatives around the Circular Economy.

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Gabriel García

Community Coordinator

Gabriel García holds a Msc. in Industrial Engineering. He is the Head of Costumer Operations at Iristrace, and was a Consulting Manager at PwC for 7 years.

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Marvin Henry

CEC Organizers Coordinator - Incubators/Co-working spaces

Marvin pursues a PhD at Utrecht University analyzing CE Start-Ups in Europe. Before he worked in strategic consulting focusing on digital transformations. He loves sports, travelling and Caribbean music and food.

Priyanka Khanna

Organizers Prospector

Priyanka worked across geographies including Nigeria, Kenya, Australia, primarily within the start-up ecosystem. She aims to help bring international growth to organisations trying to foster economic, social and environmental sustainability.

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Trust Mugwagwa

Content prospection

Trust is a Chartered Accountant with over 7 years’ experience in the financial services sector. Trust worked for Deloitte in Zimbabwe and the USA. He works at the Bermuda Monetary Authority. Trust is interested in learning more about circular economy and how it impact the way business is done.

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