ICROA Executive Committee

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Jonathan Shopley

Chair

Jonathan Shopley is Managing Director at Natural Capital Partners with a focus on the company’s engagement with national and international climate policy development. He was one of the founders of ICROA and the UK’s first All Party Parliamentary Group on Climate Change; and is a board member of the International Emissions Trading Association. 

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Jeremy Manion

Vice Chair

As Director of Forestry Carbon Markets at Arbor Day Foundation, Jeremy has rapidly enhanced the development of reforestation projects and is a trusted resource for sustainability leaders. Jeremy leads strategic partnerships, demand activities, market leadership, and future horizon planning. The Foundation’s vision is to accelerate reforestation by investing in people and partnerships.

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Katerina Kolaciova

Katerina has been involved in the carbon markets in 2011 and is currently holding a position of Commercial Director at Strive by Vertis, managing Vertis’ climate advocacy and trading services in voluntary carbon offsetting, renewable energy certificates trading, sustainability and carbon policy advisory. Katerina holds a diploma in Economics and a Masters in Finance from CEU Business School.

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Jochen Gassner

Jochen Gassner is the Global Director Business Development and Key Account Management at South Pole. He has got 15+ years experience in managing companies in the carbon markets, including CEO and Executive Committee positions. He has been active at ICROA in various roles since 2008.

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Sandeep Roy Choudhury

Sandeep is a co-founder at VNV Advisory Services, a social enterprise working with communities & climate change. He is also a director at "Carbon Initiative Forum", a non-profit working on climate change awareness. His work encompasses over 4 million rural households across the South Asia region and over 40 NGOs and implementation partners.

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Arnaud Doré

Arnaud has +15 years of experience in climate strategy, project management and change management. He leads the ATOS/EcoAct Nature Based Solutions worldwide unit whose role is to identify, secure and develop the best innovative carbon offset strategies and solutions for clients across all ATOS and EcoAct's geographies.

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Sascha Lafeld

Being the co-founder of First Climate AG and Sustainable Partner GmbH (parent company of ClimatePartner GmbH), Sascha is a carbon expert with 15+ years of experience in the carbon markets. Sascha also acted as Head of Dresdner Bank’s Climate Strategy and worked as a consultant for international environmental politics at UNEP.

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Andrea Abrahams

Managing Director

Andrea is former Director for Energy Transition at BP and Head of BP Target Neutral. As Head of BP Target Neutral, Andrea led a world-class carbon management programme developing carbon reduction and offsetting programmes for BP and its customers. 

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Lukasz Biernacki

Communications Director

Lukasz joined ICROA in September 2021 and is a Strategic Communications expert with over a decade of experience in helping businesses and organisations communicate their vision through storytelling and compelling engagement strategies. 

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Antoine Diemert

Programme Director

Antoine joined ICROA in April 2017. He has a background in corporate finance. He previously worked for the UniCredit Group in Vienna and Paris where he helped set up a partnership with French asset manager Amundi and assisted Senior Bankers in their mandates with European corporates.

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Amy Zell

Technical Director       

Amy has been a leader in carbon markets since 2018 working on offset project development and strategic

Net Zero advisory. Her passion for balancing economic imperatives with environmental realities has led to her current role as Technical Director, Voluntary Carbon Markets with ICROA. Amy is a professional engineer registered with APEGA.

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