Our consultants are the core of our business. They come from different backgrounds, and are experts in their domains. Here's what you won't find on Linked-in about us -
Ajay is an expert in sustainability and the circular economy, with almost a decade of experience in strategy consulting for organizations of all types, sizes and cultures. As a true entrepreneur at heart, Ajay offers a unique combination of creativity, quantitative rigor and business judgement to help your organization grow sustainably.
When Ajay is not busy making sustainability work for organizations, you can spot him trying to climb a rock or drinking a beer at one of Amsterdam's local microbreweries.
With a background in human geography and sustainable development, Eva brings the social side of sustainability to the mix. As a sustainability analyst and consultant for a decade, Eva has gained vast knowledge in the process and pitfalls of implementing sustainability in different types of organizations. Eva's defining trait is curiosity. She likes to observe, ask questions, learn, gain new insights and share them. Curiosity might have killed the cat, but it only made Eva wiser.
Eva is also an avid biker and a big fan of nature. You can often spot her taking her bike and getting lost into the woods.
Selim is the perfect example of an engineer turned consultant - he breaks down complex sustainability problems into manageable ones, organizes them, and tackles them one at a time till there is no trace of the problem. With formal training in Sustainable Systems and Engineering, Selim is the master of impact assessment and life cycle analysis. His analytical approach is particularly useful in developing sustainable business strategies that work within a given budget.
Selim lives a minimalist lifestyle - the last pair of jeans he bought was because he the tailor refused to repair the last tear in it. When he is not helping companies benefit from sustainability, he is usually busy training for a half-marathon or a triathlon.
Lourdes is a psychologist specialized in behavior change science and communication. She does research and behavior analysis with the aim of enhancing pro-environmental behavior performance. She designs and runs experiments to test interventions derived from the most recent research in behavioral economics to help people change their habits and get over the barriers that keep them from being more sustainable in their daily lives. All of her projects follow a rigorous scientific approach to ensure accurate insights and predictions.
Lourdes is also a coffee lover that enjoys binge watching ted talks and advocating animal rights, including humans.
Manuel is a creative thinker and a business developer, who prioritizes our clients' needs above anything else. He is the definition of a 'people person', and will go to great lengths to make sure that our clients are happy. He also uses his knowledge on supply chain sustainability to constantly look for opportunities to collaborate with companies, NGOs and government agencies alike, and scale our positive impact.
Manuel likes to play the guitar and sing along until someone asks him to stop singing and just play the guitar. He takes photos that look astonishingly alive and videos worthy of binge watching. Few people know that Manuel's first ever diploma was actually as a beer pourer. So when we want to drink the perfect pint of draft beer, we all know to go to him and ask him to pour it for us.
Francis has a strong foundation in industrial ecology and sustainable development. She is a stickler to structure and framework when it comes to implementing sustainability. She likes making processes smooth and efficient for companies, and has a particular penchant towards energy and material sustainability.
Francis is a true inspiration to her local community in matters of environmental conservation and eco-conscious consumption. She is never short of innovative ideas to make the world a better place, as long as the conversation happens over a wheat beer.
Domagoj is our resident software developer and data scientist. With a Masters degree in data science, Domagoj has the perfect set of skills to make software tools and dashboards to visualize and assess various sustainable business strategies from a financial perspective. Domagoj is a machine learning expert. If he detects a whiff of any repeatable task in your organization, he will find it and automate it, saving you time and money.
Using big data on unsuspecting day-to-day activities to come up is his hobby.
Ryan Smith is a trainer / technical instructor who specializes in sustainability training sessions for the maintenance field. His focus on classroom interaction, hands-on activities, and in-depth discussion makes his workshops highly acclaimed by workers throughout the industry. He excels in translating complex topics to a broad audience, to something that is understandable and relatable. Over the last 4 years of conducting such workshops, Ryan has inspired hundreds of technicians, engineers, electricians, and mechanics throughout the US.
It is no secret that Ryan is a talented musician who enjoys writing and performing music. When he is not training people, he is busy training his vocal chords
Cliched as it may sounds, Ashwin Ganesh is a "marketing guru". With an MBA from the top business school in India, and years of experience working at some of the biggest brands in the world, Ashwin has a knack to spot the right kind of market and channels to convert a good portion of them to customers. He is also a rigorous researcher, and is meticulous in his work for clients. Give him a haystack and he will find the needle.
As a true lover of the great outdoors, Ashwin's bucket list includes hiking all the major peaks in the world.
We believe that a fresh pair of eyes can only make our work better, especially if they belong to experts. Green Insights has a strong set of advisors that are serial entrepreneurs, investors and world-renowned experts in sustainability, to make sure that we always deliver the best product for our clients.
Maurits needs no introduction. A familiar face in the top 3 of the annual "Sustainable 100" list in the Netherlands, Maurits is well-respected as an entrepreneur and visionary. At the same time, he is engaged in publishing books and organizing events on the same theme. Maurits is largely responsible for building the brand WakaWaka.
Jan Ludolf is a Senior Manager at PwC’s Sustainability & Responsible Governance team in Amsterdam, where he helps clients implement monitoring and reporting frameworks, identify and address sustainability risks and transition from GRI G3 to GRI G4 reporting guidelines.
Joost leads the Sustainability Services team at Accenture in the Netherlands and is responsible for their Dutch environmental program. He initiated and managed the Amsterdam Smart City program for two years. He is also a board member of the Green Business Club, a foundation that accelerates sustainable projects at business center Zuidas.
Jan Hein is a retired banking executive that has been mentoring, investing and inspiring startups and large multinationals alike for the last 8 years. After over 29 years of experience in the financial world, his knowledge about corporate structures and innovation is unparalleled. He advises Green Insights on financial matters.