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Julie Adams

Julie Adams has worked in the Asian region establishing partnerships with stakeholders in the corporate and NGO sector to develop business solutions to combat nutrition deficiencies. Prior to her work in the nutrition sector she founded and headed the Marinedream ...

Shamsad Akhtar

On 10 December 2013, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, a national of Pakistan, was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and as the tenth Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and ...

Ahmad Alhendawi

Born in 1984 in Jordan, Mr. Alhendawi holds a Master’s degree in Advanced European and International relations, a diploma as “Policy Officer in European and International Organizations” from the Institut Européen in Nice, and a Bachelor’s degree in ...

Ariana Alisjahbana

Ariana is a researcher at WRI’s Forests Initiative, working primarily with land use issues focusing on Southeast Asia. Her work focuses on land use challenges in tropical forested countries, including forest governance, forest monitoring, sustainable agriculture, and commodities (notably ...

Rick Beckmann

Rick Beckmann is a Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Australia who works at the Indonesian associate office of Susandarini & Partners. Rick has been based in Indonesia for 15 years. He advises both foreign and local plantations companies in the context ...

Herman Betten

Herman Betten is Communications Director for Royal DSM.

Asit Biswas

Prof. Asit K. Biswas is the founder of the Third World Centre for Water Management in Mexico, and currently is the Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School for Public Policy in Singapore, University of Wuhan, China, and ...

Martin Blake

Dr. Martin A. Blake is an internationally recognised sustainability expert and a Professor of Sustainable Business Development with a working portfolio of board directorships, advisory roles and keynote speaking engagements throughout Asia, Australia, the USA and Europe. He is highly ...

Andrew Blakers

Andrew Blakers is the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems and the ARC Centre for Solar Energy Systems at the Australian National University. His research interests are in the area of solar energy systems.

Volker Blandow

Volker Blandow is the Global Head of eMobility TÜV SÜD. He has held this position since July 2011. Blandow’s experience with eMobility dates from 1991 at BMW during the time when they first developed their “pure” electric car with ...

Tom Blees

Tom Blees is an advanced energy systems consultant from California. He is the author of Prescription for the Planet – The Painless Remedy For Our Energy & Environmental Crises. Blees is president of The Science Council for Global Initiatives [www.thesciencecouncil.com ...