Jeremy is the founder and director of Solarcentury, an international solar solutions company. He is also the founder of SolarAid, a charity funded with five per cent of Solarcentury’s annual profits that builds solar lighting markets in Africa.
He is the winner of the first Hillary Laureate for International Leadership in Climate Change (2009), a Gothenburg Prize (2015), the first non-Dutch winner of a Royal Dutch Honorary Sustainability Award (2016) and has been described in the Observer as “Britain’s most respected green energy boss”.
He is a historian, futurist, and author of four books on the climate and energy nexus, the most recent of which is ‘The Winning of The Carbon War’, an account of what he sees as the “turnaround years” in the dawn of the global energy transition, 2013 -2015. His vision is of a renaissance in civilisation aided or even triggered by renewable energy and its intrinsic social benefits.
Jeremy sits on the Advisory Board of Impact4All.org and is also a leading editorial contributor to the platform.
Hans-Josef Fell was awarded The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2015, the highest honour available to a German citizen. In August 2018, he was also awarded the LUI Che Woo Prize in the category of sustainability.
Fell was a member of the German Parliamentary Group Alliance 90/The Greens from 1998 to 2013.
An internationally renowned energy and climate change advisor, author and speaker Hans-Josef is rightly described as the ‘Father of the German Renewable Energy Generation’.
Together with Hermann Scheer, he authored the 2000 draft of the Renewable Energy Sources Act, establishing the foundation for the technology developments in photovoltaic, biogas, wind power and geothermal energy in Germany. This Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG), was adopted in 2000 in the face of strong political opposition.
The law, enacted 25 February 2000, guarantees cost-covering feed-in tariffs for electricity from biomass, wind and solar power, and aimed to increase the percentage of renewable energy used in Germany to 12.5 per cent by the year 2010 and 20 per cent by 2020. By 2011, Germany was already generating 20 per cent of its energy from renewable resources.
Hans-Josef was also involved in drafting the law amending the EEG in 2004. He initiated legislation exempting biofuels from tax and was also actively involved in establishing the legislative framework for renewables at the European level.
Hans-Josef is founder and president of the Energy Watch Group, a network of parliamentarians and independent researchers who conduct studies on global energy developments and publish open-access papers to secure a sustainable global energy supply.
Tamer Makary is an accomplished strategic advisor and global social advocate. In 2018, he was honoured as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, an acknowledgement of his passionate focus on the growing intersection between the worlds of commerce and philanthropy.
He has held board positions and worked with some of the world’s largest family groups, global investment banks, private equity platforms, NGOs and family endowments.
Tamer is the founder of Ethica Partners, a specialised advisory and investment platform focused on supporting governments, corporations and NGOs on strategy development and capital raising initiatives.
Recently he helped establish Sub-Saharan Africa’s first non-for-profit eye hospital in Yaoundé, Cameroon; and he is currently in the process of launching localised eye care interventions in Indonesia, a country with the second highest prevalence of visual impairment in the world.
Tamer is also a member of the Ashoka Support Network, the BMW Young Leaders Foundation and serves as an advisor to Not Impossible Labs.
Mikael Heiniö-Widell is a highly respected, experienced, international media and business professional. He is a widely recognised as a strategic leader, driven by his immense passion for people, new projects and emerging technologies.
Mikael is a Finnish native with a deep knowledge of cross discipline corporate strategy, communications architecture, business and political news narratives, and the rapidly changing global energy landscape.
In his 35-year career, Mikael has directed many large-scale media and communications operations, including heading up the Scandinavian and Benelux arms of the Financial Times and working as the publication’s International Business Director across Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia. In later years, he was also responsible for the development of the emerging markets business in his role as Managing Director of the Financial Times Middle East Commercial Representative Office.
As a base for his work globally, he and his family have made Dubai their home for the last 15 years. Sailing in the Arabian Gulf and beyond has made Mikael acutely aware of the challenges our planet and its oceans face.
His entrepreneurial acumen and unbounding passion for innovation, social causes and peoples’ individual life experiences, brings a unique and powerful human focus to Impact4All.org
Alicia Buller is a senior business writer and editor with over 15 years’ international experience.
As the founding editor of one of the Gulf’s most-read business news sites, GulfBusiness.com, Alicia possesses a wealth of knowledge on the Middle East and the global energy landscape.
In her remit as an international business journalist, Alicia has interviewed many of the planet’s most important corporate CEOs, giving her first-hand insight into market dynamics and corporate strategies.
Alicia has extensive experience across the entire editorial process, from initiating a project through to building audiences and communities from the ground-up, always accompanied by an unrelenting focus on the reader experience. It is this approach that has earned Alicia the accolades associated with a series of successful publication launches and revamps.
Alicia is passionate about the advent of cleaner forms of energy and the enormous, complex opportunity the economic transition to renewable energy and resource management presents.
A formidable professional, Alicia is responsible for the creation and curation of the editorial output of Impact4All.org
TOBY ALEXANDER RUDDOCK
Chairman and CEO
For 20 years, Toby has managed communication strategies for some of the world’s most recognised brands. In his most recent role as Global Client Officer at Emirates Group, he was responsible for media and communications investments across 75 countries and 140 destinations.
Toby has influenced the development of communications in emerging and established markets, across traditional and digital channels.
A compelling communicator and proven leader, he holds a Master’s Degree in Advertising Theory and Management. Toby recently joined the Climate Reality Leadership team led by former US vice president and environmental hero, Al Gore. He received intensive training from some of the best minds in the renewable energy, resource management and environmental sectors.
Toby is recognised as an innovator in the development of the new forms of communications architecture required to disrupt markets and drive engagement across BTC and BTB enterprises in the digital age.
As a father and a global citizen, Toby has a genuine passion for renewable energy, resource management and planetary health, combined with forward-focused, practical marketing communications and financial management experience.
Founder & COO
Marcus studied Mechanical Engineering at FH Mannheim in Germany with HEIDELBERG DRUCK.
He began his career in Germany at the Financial Times, securing international positions in information systems, distribution and audience strategies, prior to being appointment as Marketing Director in 2013. He drove the establishment of this prestigious publishing brand as a market leader in the MENA region, through a combination of analytical processes, technological skill and sales acumen –driven by pure operational grit.
Marcus’s publishing development work resulted in several important, complex and large-scale digital and content partnerships with some of the most important businesses in the region, including Mercedes, Chrysler, Etihad Airways and Emaar.
Inspired by the evolution of digital technology and its role in improving and empowering societies, Marcus is recognised as a leader in the impact of Digital media and data systems on traditional publishing and communication models.
Melissa’s work has been published by the Financial Times, Forbes Middle East, Bloomberg, The New Arab, Al-Monitor, This is Africa, African Business, MEED, The Banker and FS Focus. Melissa is an Oxford University graduate and a keen advocate of the global green energy movement. She is a seasoned reporter who has interviewed a host of sustainability leaders and CEOs worldwide.
Chief Correspondent Germany
Klaus is a veteran correspondent for the Stuttgarter Zeitung, the Rheinpfalz and the Freie Presse Chemnitz in Frankfurt. In his long journalism career, he has covered all sectors of the economy, including international monetary policy, banking, hospitality engineering and energy. Klaus has interviewed many CEOs from Germany and across the world, including bluechips such as Lufthansa, Fraport and Opel.
Klaus is a member of Group 20 + 1, an association of the 20 most important economic and financial journalists in Frankfurt.
Nick is a versatile and experienced writer. His previous roles include working for Emirate’s in-flight magazines Portfolio and Open Skies and devising a magazine on sustainability, which involved interviewing international politicians and world famous business figures. He has also produced humanitarian reports internationally for Doctors of the World and in multiple magazines and newspapers, such as The National and The Guardian.