Volker Sick and Victor Li high fiving each other.

Advisory Board

Rosina M. Bierbaum
Professor, University of Michigan

Rosina is Professor and Dean Emerita at the University of Michigan with appointments in the School for Environment and Sustainability and the School of Public Health.

Roberto Bocca
Head of Future of Energy and Materials, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

Roberto leads the Energy, Mining & Metals and Chemicals teams at the World Economic Forum.

Erin Burns
Executive Director of Policy at Carbon180

Erin is at Carbon180, a climate NGO focused on carbon removal. Erin works with scientists, entrepreneurs, academics, and policymakers to create and inform federal policy on carbon capture, removal, and use.

Bernard J. David
Chair, Advisory Board of the Global CO2Initiative

Bernard is an entrepreneur, educator, and author. David has founded, built, and sold several businesses.

Tom Delay
former Chief Executive, Carbon Trust

Tom was appointed as the first Chief Executive of the Carbon Trust in 2001. Prior to retirement, Tom had extensive experience in the energy sector, with 16 years in commercial and operations roles at Shell.

David Douglas
Vice President, Applied Invention

David focuses on the application of technology and sustainability principles to global problems and opportunities.

Jae Edmonds
Chief Scientist, Battelle Fellow, Economist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Joint Global Change Research Institute

Jae is a researcher at the Joint Global Change Research Institute, a collaboration between the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland.

Marcius Extavour
former Chief Climate Solutions Officer, TIME CO2
Dr. Marcius Extavour combines his passion for communication and outreach with his background in engineering and physics to work on transformative innovation that can benefit humanity.
Julio Friedmann
Chief Scientist and Chief Carbon Wrangler at Carbon Direct

Julio is one of the most widely known and authoritative experts in the US on carbon removal (CO2 drawdown from the air and oceans), CO2 conversion and use (carbon-to-value), hydrogen, industrial decarbonization, and carbon capture and sequestration.

Christoph Gürtler
Head of Catalysis & Technology Incubation, Covestro

Christoph is head of the catalysis program at the CAT Catalytic Center, jointly run with RWTH Aachen University.

Christopher Hewitt
Innovation Network Manager for BASF.

Chris is responsible for engaging customers, colleagues, and external collaborators to find innovative solutions for customer needs at BASF. He is passionate about creating sustainable value through working as the interface between chemical technology and business initiatives.

John P. Holdren
Teresa & John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy, Harvard University

John served as President Obama’s Science Advisor, Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and  Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

David A. King
FRS HonFREng, Emeritus Professor in Physical Chemistry, University of Cambridge

David is partner of SYSTEMIQ and Senior Strategy Adviser to the President of Rwanda.

Louise Kjellerup Roper
Executive Director, Volans

Louise is responsible for Volans’ mission, programmes, and commercial strategy, ensuring Volans has the biggest possible positive impact.

Fred Mason
Caterpillar (retired)

Fred is the former Director of Product Source Planning for Caterpillar Inc. and founding Managing Director of Caterpillar Luxembourg, S.a.r.L.

Mac McQuown
Co-Founder, Director, DCI, LLC

Mac is Co-founder/director and principal of Diversified Credit Investments.

Laura R. Nereng
Program Director, Pride Technologies

Laura has several decades of experience , serving in various roles, including Program Director, Engineering, Product Development, Marketing, Sales, and New Business Development.

Eric W. Orts
Guardsmark Professor, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School

Eric's primary research and teaching interests are corporate governance, professional ethics, and environmental management.

David B. Sandalow
Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy; Senior Research Scholar; Co-Director, Energy and Environment Concentration, Columbia University

David founded and directs the Center on Global Energy Policy’s U.S.-China Program. 

Alastair Sanderson
Platform Leader for Carbon Rainbow at Unilever

Alastair is the Platform Leader for Carbon Rainbow at Unilever. Previously, Senior Development Manager, Laundry Liquids and Home Care, Unilever and Product Development Manager, Unilever Netherlands.

Josh Schaidle
Director, Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy (ChemCatBio) Consortium

Josh is Director of the Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy (ChemCatBio) Consortium and the lead for the Catalytic Carbon Transformation platform within the National Bioenergy Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Simone H. Stewart
Senior Industrial Policy Specialist, Climate & Energy Policy, National Wildlife Federation

Simone focuses on carbon management strategies covering the intersections of emerging technologies and environmental justice across areas such as policy, industry, NGO, and public education, and collaboration with government agencies.

Timothy A. A. Stiles
Global Chair, International Development Assistance Services, KPMG LLP

Tim is responsible for the global delivery of KPMG’s services to organizations operating in the development sector.

Gerald Stokes
Battelle (retired)

Gerald is a founding team member of the Global CO2 Initiative. Associated with Stony Brook University since 2014, he was most recently the Chair of Technology and Society at SUNY Korea from 2019-21.

Peter Styring
Professor, University of Sheffield

Peter's expertise is in the field of catalysis and functional materials.

Ellen D. Williams
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland

Ellen's professional interests are in clean energy innovation and mitigation of climate change.