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Anton Tsevtov

Anton TsvetovBiographyAnton Tsvetov is a Senior Policy Advisor for ICVCM, providing policy support and expertise to the assessment process and further development of the framework. Anton is a policy professional with experience in research, consulting and...

Yuanita Paramitasa

Yuanita ParamitasaBiographyYuanita is a Lead Standards Development Manager in VCM at the British Standards Institution (BSI). Yuanita has a Master of Science in Climate Change Management and Finance from Imperial CollegeBusiness School London. She focused on climate...

Leighton Gall

Leighton GallBiographyDynamic and experienced professional with a deep focus on the climate, carbon, and energy sectors, complemented by hands-on experience in working with indigenous off-grid communities. A proud Metis individual, I fuse traditional knowledge with...

Alberto Ramírez

Alberto RamírezBiographyAlberto is an enthusiast of the holistic transition towards low-carbon economies and the conservation of our precious biodiversity and natural resources. For more than 10 years he has worked with several rural and indigenous communities in the...

Fiona Watters

Fiona WattersBiographyFiona is a Lead Standards Development Manager in VCM at the British Standards Institution. Fiona has a Master of Science in Climate Change: Environment, Science and Policymaking from King’s College London. She focused on carbon storage in natural...

Fin Whitehouse

Fin WhitehouseBiography  Fin Whitehouse is a Project Officer within the Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPs & LCs) team at the ICVCM. With a professional background in Sustainable Development, and a track record of coordinating sustainable...

Jonathan Head

Jonathan HeadBiography  Jonathan Head has joined the ICVCM as a Project Manager, working with the Policy and Implementation team to support the delivery of Program and Category Assessments. Jonathan has 6 years' experience working within the UK’s leading...

Muhammet Er

Muhammet ErBiography  Muhammet is a Carbon Technical Analyst at ICVM. Prior to joining ICVCM, he worked extensively in the energy and environment sector, focusing on biogas, landfill gas and renewable energy projects. Since 2018, he has worked in voluntary carbon...

Brenda Vaccari

Brenda VaccariBiography  Brenda Vaccari is a Forestry Engineer from Peru with a Master's of Science in Global Change Ecology in the Bayreuth University, in Germany. She has over 7 years of experience working in international climate change projects with a focus...

Clare Bradley

Clare BradleyBiography  Clare is a Project Officer at ICVCM.   Clare has previously worked across the private and public sector focusing on projects supporting regulatory change within Investment Banks and Legal Operations management. Having become interested...

Louise Logan

Louise LoganBiography  Louise is the IPs & LCs Project Manager at ICVCM, responsible for helping to facilitate close coordination and capacity building, to enable strengthened engagement of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPs & LCs) in a high...

Derik Broekhoff

Derik BroekhoffBiographyDerik Broekhoff has over 20 years of experience in energy and climate policy. His current work focuses on the effective design and implementation of carbon markets; the framing, implementation, and regulation of “net zero” climate targets;...

Sudhir Sharma

Sudhir SharmaBiographySudhir is the Regional GEF Manager for Climate Change Mitigation Projects and Energy advisor for Asia and Pacific, based in Bangkok, Thailand. He has been part of the CDM team at UNFCCC and use his knowledge of Carbon Markets and MRV (national...

Pedro Martins Barata

Pedro Martins BarataBiographyPedro leads EDF’s work to assist the private sector and governments in leveraging carbon markets to addressing the climate challenge and contributing to global efforts to decarbonize toward a net-zero world. He also lead EDF’s initiatives...

Amy Bann

Amy BannBiographyAmy Bann is an independent board director and recognized leader in sustainable finance, climate strategy, and carbon policy. She held prior leadership roles at Boeing and Xpansiv, the leading carbon marketplace backed by Blackstone, Goldman Sachs and...

Ben Feldman

Ben FeldmanBiographyBen Feldman is the Director of Voluntary Carbon Market Formation at IETA, focusing on integrity and transparency in carbon markets. Ben is an environmental markets strategist with decades of experience developing and implementing business...

Caitlin Padmore

Caitlin PadmoreBiographyCaitlin is a Lead Standards Development Manager in VCM at the British Standards Institute. Caitlin has vast experience in standards development, having managed a range of national committees across mobility, materials and manufacturing.  Prior...

Sophie Wainwright

Sophie WainwrightBiographySophie Wainwright is the Communications Manager at the Integrity Council (ICVCM). Sophie earned her MSc in Human Rights from London School of Economics and Political Science and holds an LLB in Law, with a year in Sustainability Studies from...

Muskan Nagpal

Muskan NagpalBiographyMuskan Nagpal is the Communications Officer at the Integrity Council for Carbon Markets (ICVCM). She graduated with an MSc in MORSE from the prestigious University of Birmingham, where she honed her analytical skills and developed a keen interest...

Richard Iliffe

Richard IliffeBiographyRichard is Technical Assurance Lead at ICVCM.  He started his career as a project and programme manager for high impact carbon offset projects under Verra, Gold Standard and the Clean Development Mechanism in sub-Saharan Africa.   In 2016, he...

Hannes Zimmerman

Hannes ZimmermannBiographyHannes, Programme Manager for Voluntary Carbon Market Formation at IETA, brings extensive experience in carbon markets. Having held various roles since 2010, he has worked with the EU-ETS, the CDM, domestic project-based carbon schemes, and...

Scott Steedman

Scott SteedmanBiographyScott Steedman is Director-General, Standards and an Executive Director of the BSI Group, where he is responsible for BSI’s activity as a global standards organisation and its role as the UK National Standards Body. He has been on the Council of...

Scott Willis

Scott WillisBiographyScott is a former climate and SDG negotiator from Canada and has worked on climate issues since 2001. Now based in Copenhagen, he recently concluded eight years in senior advisory roles with the UNIDO and the UNFCCC’s Technology Mechanism and...

Julie Weller

Julie WellerBiographyJulie is a Lead Standards Development Manager in VCM at the British Standards Institution. She has 5 years’ experience in standards development and has managed a range of national and international committees across a range of portfolios including...

Mikela Waldman

Mikela WaldmanBiographyMikela Waldman is the Market Engagement Manager for the ICVCM, focusing on stakeholder engagement and VCM research for an efficient implementation of CCPs in the market. Mikela previously worked as a Voluntary Carbon Market Formation Associate...

Tom Tyler

Tom TylerBiographyTom is the Program Manager at ICVCM, having joined from Southampton City Council where he managed a wide range of work including as Programme and Ops Manager for Southampton’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2025 and programme managing the...

Debbie Stowell

Debbie StowellBiographyDebbie is the Technical Director at the ICVCM. She is responsible for overseeing the ICVCM’s technical work as well as the development of processes to support the Assessment Framework and Assessment Process. She is part of the strategic team...

Kate Stannard

Kate StannardBiographyKate is the Programme Coordinator for ICVCM responsible for coordinating the planning of projects and programmes, and a key point of contact for project teams and stakeholders.  Prior to ICVCM, Kate spent the majority of her career working in...

Lidia Ruiz

Lidia RuizBiographyLidia Ruiz Velasco is the Technical Development Manager at the ICVCM, reporting to the Technical Director. Prior to joining the team, Lidia provided her assistance to the Secretariat through BSI.  With a professional background in marketing and...

Sean Penrith

Sean PenrithBiographySean has travelled a deep trajectory of sustainability and climate change over the past two decades. He has built both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations around the globe that enabled him to develop his acumen for company...

Hayley Parker

Hayley ParkerBiographyHayley is the Program Director for ICVCM, responsible for coordinating work across multiple different workstreams and groups, to ensure successful delivery of organisational programmes and the overall business strategy.    Hayley has spent the...

Dan Palmer

Dan PalmerBiographyDan Palmer is Associate Director, Committees, at BSI, where he leads BSI’s standards development programmes in the UK, in Europe and internationally. He has over 30 years of experience of standards creation, with a particular focus on the role of...

Neil Musk

Neil MuskBiographyNeil is BSI Group Director for Knowledge Solutions. BSI has a hundred years of experience convening stakeholders across ecosystems developing consensus and trusted markets, particularly through standardisation at national and international levels. It...

Amy Merrill

Amy MerrillBiographyAmy is Senior Director, Head of Global Carbon Markets, leading C2ES’ work on the evolution of compliance and voluntary carbon markets, including work with the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market and initiatives supporting...

Pavan Kohli

Pavan KohliBiographyPavan joined ICVCM in May 2022 and currently is the Business Administration Manager. Her responsibilities include Finance Administration, Governance Administration, IT & Systems and Business Administration.  She has over 30 years’ experience...

Nat Keohane

Nat KeohaneBiographyNathaniel Keohane is President of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), a widely respected, nonpartisan, climate-focused NGO based in Arlington, VA, that works with policy makers and leading businesses to accelerate the transition to...

Teresa Hartmann

Teresa HartmannBiographyTeresa Hartmann is the Director of Voluntary Carbon Market Formation at IETA, focusing on integrity and transparency in carbon markets. Previously, Teresa worked at the World Economic Forum as the Lead for Climate and Nature, developing...

Mary Groom

Mary GroomBiographyMary Groom is an Editorial Project Manager at BSI, with over 11 years’ experience working on standards. She has project managed the development of both British Standards and client-sponsored standards and is comfortable liaising with internal and...

Dirk Forrister

Dirk ForristerBiographyDirk Forrister is President and CEO of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), a non-profit business association dedicated to market-based climate policies.  With over 200 member companies, IETA is respected globally as a thought...

Michael Fernandez

Michael FernandezBiographyMichael is Operations Director at ICVCM, with responsibility for all elements of corporate operations, including finance, HR, contracting and corporate governance. He joined the team in September 2022, bringing with him a wealth of corporate...

Asmah Dahag

Asmah DahagBiographyAsmah Dahag is the Assurance Manager for the Integrity Council (ICVCM), the global governance body setting and enforcing threshold quality standards for the voluntary carbon market. At ICVCM, she enjoys working with programs to ensure global...

Jessica Charlton

Jessica CharltonBiographyJessica Charlton is the Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer.  After 5-years working in the publishing and wine industry in the UK and Australia, most recently she was Campaign and Communications Manager for a London-based...

Catalina Cecchi

Catalina CecchiBiographyCatalina Cecchi is Senior Manager for International Strategies at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). Masters in Economics of Sustainable Development from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and former member of the COP25 Chilean...

Kate Busuttil

Kate BusuttilBiographyKaterina (Kate) is Head of Standards Development at the British Standards Institution. She has eight years’ experience in standards development and has managed a number of portfolios including manufacturing, mobility, and materials.  Throughout...

Andrea Abrahams

Andrea AbrahamsBiographyAndrea is managing director of the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA) – an industry association running an accreditation programme for best-in-class carbon offsetting services. She also works an independent advisor and...

Quirin Oberpriller

Quirin OberprillerBiographyQuirin is a senior project manager at INFRAS. He studied process engineering, gained practical experience as an engineer and then completed a master's degree in atmospheric and climate sciences. This was followed by a dissertation in climate...

Denis Machnik

Denis MachnikBiographyDenis Machnik is the Co-Teamlead of the Climate Policy Program at Berlin-based think tank, adelphi. He leads projects on the voluntary carbon market and MRV of greenhouse gas emissions. Among other things, he was responsible for the analysis of...

Miguel Cortes

Miguel CortesBiographyMiguel Cortes is Professional Senior at Atmosphere Alternative in Bogota, Colombia. He is a climate change mitigation, energy, and environmental consultant with 27 years of experience. He has been working as a project developer, project manager,...

Ana Aubad

Ana AubadBiographyEnvironmental Engineer with a Master’s degree in Circular Economy from Germany. 20 years of experience in project management and audit process in areas such as innovation, climate change and sustainability in Central and South America. Specialized...

Ousmane Fall Sarr

Ousmane Fall SarrBiographyMr. SARR holds a Geological engineering degree with major in environment. Since 2005, Mr SARR is regularly involved as Senegalese delegate in the international negotiations on Climate Change under the UNFCCC .   From 2011 to 2020, as...

Stephen Thorne

Stephen ThorneBiographySteve is a South African Chemical and Energy Engineer who began his career in the early 1980s in the paper industry implying a career extending more than 30 years. In the mid-1980s, he became a UNHCR refugee for 7 years before repatriating to...

Sue Phillips

Sue PhillipsBiography Sue is a gender and inclusion specialist working on climate justice with a long career working in international development. She is currently working in a strategic advisory and Board capacity with clients including the UK FCDO and Africa...

Karen Olsen

Karen OlsenBiography Karen is Carbon Market Coordinator at UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre, formerly the UNEP DTU Partnership. She has 20+ years of experience in the area of sustainability transition research, impact assessment of mitigation policies and actions and...

Xin Ma

Xin MaBiography Dr MA Xin is a professor and deputy director of climate change lab, Institute of environment and sustainable development in agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS). He is currently a member of the Carbon Neutrality Professional...

Nate Van Beilen

Nate Van BeilenBiography Nate’s experience in carbon markets spans both the private and public sector. He helped develop the foundation and strategy for an investment fund focused on financing offset projects within North America. Nate then became a team policy lead...

Randall Spalding Fetcher

Randall Spalding FetcherBiography Randall Spalding Fecher has more than 25 years’ experience in international carbon markets – from project and methodology development to policy and mechanism design. Randall supports host and buyer countries in participating in...

Kelley Hamrick

Kelley HamrickBiography Kelley Hamrick is a Senior Policy Advisor for International Climate Policy at The Nature Conservancy, where she works on the intersection of policy and markets related to the Paris Agreement and voluntary carbon markets. Previously, she managed...

Michael Gillenwater

Michael GillenwaterBiography  Dr. Gillenwater is a co-founder, Executive Director, and Dean of the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute, a non-profit organization with the unique mission to train and professionalize a global community of experts for measuring,...

Amr Abdel-Aziz

Amr Abdel AzizBiography  Dr. Abdel-Aziz obtained his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from North Carolina State University, USA in 2003. Dr. Abdel-Aziz is the Chairman of Integral Consult since 2004 and has more than 29 years of experience, including climate...

Daniel Ortega-Pacheco, Co-Chair

Daniel Ortega-PachecoBiographyDaniel is the Director of BIOCARBON, https://biocarbon.com.ec. He currently serves as Advisory Committee Member at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture's Program on Climate Change and Natural Resources. He has over...

Jessica Wade-Murphy de Jiménez

Jessica Wade-Murphy de JiménezBiographyJessica leads the climate change consultancy Atmosphere Alternative in Bogotá, Colombia. She applies her expertise on GHG mitigation accounting, baseline methodologies and MRV for multilateral institutions, governments, carbon...

Stephanie La Hoz Theuer

Stephanie La Hoz TheuerSenior AdvisoradelphiBiographyStephanie La Hoz Theuer is a climate policy expert with 16 years of experience in the design and implementation of carbon pricing. She is a Senior Advisor at adelphi. Prior to joining adelphi, Stephanie conducted...

Randall Spalding-Fecher

Randall Spalding-FecherSenior AdvisorCarbon Limits ASBiographyRandall is a Senior Advisor at Carbon Limits AS, with 25 years’ experience in international carbon markets – from policy and methodological issues to project-level assessment. He leads consulting support to...

Michael Gillenwater

Michael GillenwaterCo-founder, Executive DirectorGreenhouse Gas Management InstituteBiographyDr. Michael Gillenwater is a co-founder, Executive Director, and Dean of the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute, a NGO with the unique mission to train and professionalize a...

Gilles Dufrasne

Gilles DufrasneBiographyGilles Dufrasne is a policy officer at Carbon Market Watch, a civil society watchdog specialized in carbon markets and carbon pricing. He leads advocacy campaigns on international carbon markets and engages in international negotiations,...

Jürg Füssler

Jürg FüsslerBiographyJürg Füssler is the current Managing Partner at INFRAS and the head of the subject fields environment and climate. He primarily focuses on climate protection, emissions trading, market instruments and adaptation to the climate change. After his...

Gabriel Labbate

Gabriel LabbateBiographyMr. Gabriel Labbate is the head of the Climate Mitigation Unit and Global Team Leader of the UN-REDD Programme of the United Nations Environment Programme. He holds a degree in Biology from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, a master’s...

Donna Lee

Donna LeeBiographyDonna is a Co-founder of Calyx Global, whose mission is to increase the impact of the VCM by providing information on the GHG integrity, SDG impact, and ESG risks of carbon credits. Donna was formerly at the State Department where, among other...

Felipe de León Denegri

Felipe de León DenegriBiographyFelipe is an independent advisor and an international climate change consultant who specializes in just decarbonization policy, monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) and transparency system design and the application of carbon...