Andrew Rowlstone has a strong pedigree in developing business with an expertise in supporting start-ups in areas that include strategic investment, partnerships and acquisitions.
Andrew is widely connected within the renewable energy and digital asset markets and has developed a specialist understanding within these sectors.
Recently appointed as CEO, Andrew will be driving the company forwards in its development from vision to execution.
Co-Founder - Executive Director
As one of the founders of the Libra Project, James is committed to working tirelessly to delivering United Nations sustainable development goals.
11 years in the financial industry, including VP of Globaleye financial services, where he manages over $50 million on behalf of private clients. James is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a pioneering investor in the blockchain & cryptocurrency spaces.
He is also active in the environmental scene in the United Arab Emirates. Based in the Middle East for 10 years.
A former Royal Engineer in the British Army James originally trained in Bomb disposal and since leaving the military has dedicated his life to making the world a better place.
Co-Founder - Chief Operations Officer, Executive Director
5 years of international renewable energy experience developing clean-energy projects including solar, waste to energy, waste-heat recovery and the first geothermal cogeneration plant in Greece.
Alex has led the efforts for the improvement of over 5GW of combined cycle power stations and helped major global industries in their efforts to improve energy efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint.
Alex is a globally recognized expert in the implementation of complex waste heat recovery systems using state of the art technologies, being the first person to successfully commission an Organic Rankine Cycle system in the Gulf region.
Alex has been working in the Middle East since 2013, and is an executive director, as well as COO for Libra Project.
Co-Founder - Chairman and Non- Executive Director.
25 years of senior management and marketing experience, based in 13 countries on 3 continents, including 8 years in Asia. Was country head for Twentieth Century Fox, the director of a Canadian Crown Corporation, and the CEO of the QFTC, a Montreal- based Public-Private Partnership where he generated $1.6 Billion of inward investment over 8 years. Hans initiated the Sustainable Production Program with Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. and has a BBA from the University of Ottawa.
A TEDx speaker, a serial entrepreneur and SDG enthusiast, Michael holds decades of international experience with developing businesses that impact the world. Founder of Dotsub and Videos Without Border, Michael's joins Libra Project as a Non-Executive Director based out of New York, USA. Libra Project will be using Dotsub and Videos Without Borders to create content directly from the source and translated in any language. Adding further to Libra Projects socially inclusive business model.
Chief Legal Officer
Legal counsel with a focus on blockchain and fintech, corporate transactions, intellectual property, and securities. A former adjunct law professor, Anessa is a frequent guest lecturer for the Florida Bar Association and at select Universities, conferences and seminars on the intersection of law and emerging technology issues. Voted among Orlando's Legal Elite, Anessa mentors Orlando's technology accelerator, “Starter Studio”. She is a Director on the Board of the Blockchain Business Association and is an active member of the Computer Law and Technology Committee, the Blockchain and Digital Currency Taskforce and the Technology Law Committee of the Florida Bar Association. Anessa has formally studied Blockchain Strategies and FinTech at the University of Oxford where she is an alumna of Saïd Business School. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton and a Bachelor’s in International Diplomacy from Wright State University.
The Team We Call Upon For Extra Knowledge
Chairman of the Advisory Board
30 years of consulting focused on developing and delivering large programs with private and public sector organizations globally. Gus works with clients to deliver sustainability agendas for people, cities, and infrastructure. Over the past 10 years, he has also worked closely with clients across the MENA region to address the integration of sustainability into long-term business strategy and growth plans, to support the development of renewable energy projects, and to help organizations understand the real cost their activities have on the economy, environment, and society.
Member of the Advisory Board
Anne-Sophie brings 30 years of experience in compliance, risk management, finance and corporate governance, acquired mainly in the financial services industry. She advises the C-Suite of companies looking to grow in a sustainable way and assists entrepreneurs in developing their concept. Her focus is on companies leveraging from new technologies- fintechs and regtechs - as well as initiatives with a social and environmental purpose. Anne-Sophie is a certified accountant (DECF), holds an MBA from Neoma Business School in finance & business strategy, and certifications in risk management & financial crime compliance, including ACAMS.
Lance Gould is the Chief Creative Officer of Videos Without Borders, and the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Silicon Valley Story Lab (SVSL), a media-strategy firm that teaches purpose-driven organizations how to be more effective storytellers, particularly around their SDG-related work. He was previously a journalist who held newsroom-leadership positions at The Huffington Post (Executive Editor), The Boston Phoenix (Editor in Chief), The New York Daily News (Deputy Managing Editor), and Spy Magazine (Editor). In 2016, Lance received a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award for his editorial work related to the SDGs. In 2017, Lance was named to the Leadership Councilfor the UN's Media for Social Impact Summit.
A solution-orientated business partner with over 20 years’ experience in driving financial and commercial strategy to meet key objectives in fast-paced international environments. With a successful track record across corporate finance leadership, finance function management, and project delivery, Suki is adept at system development and business process redesign.
Over the past 4 years, Suki managed all aspects of financial reporting and compliance of a complex funding structure for multiple concurrent projects worth USD 1.5bn.
Energy Technology Consultant
23 years leading manufacturing, process and energy automation commercial and technology development in UK, Italy, India, New Zealand and UAE with companies such as Mitsubishi Electric, Schneider Electric and Fluke. From 2013 Roland has focused on applied IoT technologies and sustainable energy projects in solar PV water pumping, power quality, HVAC and refrigeration system energy cost optimisation. Roland is a CIM certified marketer and electronic and computer technology graduate.
Core Staff Based In The UAE
Administration & Operations Manager
Margaret recently joined Libra Project as Administration & Operations Manager. Her role is to link the three companies in UK, USA and UAE ensuring that they run efficiently. She is highly accomplished with a proven track record of working in challenging industries. Highly motivated and dedicated individual with strong administration skills. Previously worked in the English Premiership for 20 years specialising in safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk.
Vera is based out of the Abu Dhabi office and has a wide range of skills, Vera is qualified in regulatory and ethics RO1 and finical administration, Vera has been working in a financial administrative role for 6 years carrying out KYC and AML checks and overseeing day to day compliance processes. Vera speaks 3 languages and helps in international translation and communication.
Our Impact Designers and Advisors
This Team Designs The Social & Environmental Impact Side Of Each Project
& Compiles The Report For The UN Global Compact Annual Requirments.
Inna has been working for more than seven years in tech operations and manufacturing in China, Vietnam, and Russia. As a professional case manager, Inna started working on developing sustainable profitable business models that will assist companies in moving to the sustainable OGSM framework to solve environmental issues. To become an expert in the rising field Inna started studying environmental management at Open University. Also, completing the Cambridge Institute for sustainability as well as United Nations System College courses on the Paris agreement and sustainability management. Inna has committed to completing 169 targets by 2030. Today, Inna is working on integrating SDGs to the DMAIC principles and sustainable business development projects.
Sophie has a background in International Business Management and has been collaborating with businesses to conduct market research and business plan development. She combined her interest in business with her passion for sustainability by studying Sustainable Business and Innovation at EADA Business School Barcelona. She believes that businesses are drivers for positive change and dedicates her energy towards creating a more sustainable future. Sophie’s mission is it to create positive environmental and social impact by working towards the UNSDGs and in impact investing. Today, Sophie is working as a sustainability consultant and stakeholder engagement at different levels.
Renewable Energy Project Team & Project Advisors
Our Ever Expanding Team On The Ground Sourcing Projects & Carrying Out Technical Due Diligence
Nicholas holds 10+ years experience managing energy/water efficiency, and renewable energy projects across the Middle East and South-East Asia.
Worked closely with all government entities, heavy industry, hospitality and health care sectors in the GCC. Instrumental in managing resources, and ensuring successful delivery of projects within schedule.
Renewables Development Consultant with more than 22 years’ progressive experience working within the energy and onshore renewable’s sector. An MBA qualified Chartered Mechanical Engineer with a background in leading international renewable organisations and successfully managing, delivering project portfolios from greenfield to financial close. Negotiate with stakeholders, consultees, landowners, government bodies and high profile organisations to bring a project to reality. Passionate about helping electrify communities with renewable solutions.
Having designed and built generation plants using solar, wind and bio-mass, Peter comes to Libra with hands-on implementation experience at exactly the right scale. His interests in the power of renewable energy to drive local change extends to teaching school children how to use solar planning tools as well as assessing the potential for the UK’s largest social housing provider to create local jobs, skills and a low-carbon environment by deploying a totally funded PV solution.
Self-motivated professional with 27 years’ senior management experience in various roles in the energy and environmental sector, including 23 years’ experience in the Middle East. Passionate in developing sustainable and cost-efficient energy solutions for providers and customers alike. CEO of CLS Energy Consultants who are an approved renewable energy advisory partner of the Libra Project.
Manop Roddej is part of the team based out of Thailand. Manop provides Libra Project with boot on the ground and builds business relationships with renewable energy project owners and developers. His company UNIS Thai, is listed as one of our strategic partners. He has been instrumental in helping Libra Project sign MOUs on a number of Biomass projects across Thailand.