International Air Transport Association (IATA) (Switzerland) -Chair of Chamber 2 - End Users, Blenders and Investors
Thomas Rötger joined IATA in 2008 as Assistant Director Environment Technology. One of his main activities is to implement IATA’s strategy for the deployment of aviation biofuels. He is a member of the UN International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) working groups on emissions, on sustainable alternative fuels and on environmental impact science. He is rapporteur of the Environment and Energy working group in the Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe (ACARE). From 1988 to 2008 he worked at Airbus in Toulouse and Hamburg, with a focus on environmental topics such as noise and emissions reduction. He studied physics and chemistry in Heidelberg, Hamburg and Grenoble and holds a doctoral degree in physics.
Kenya Forestry Research Institute - KEFRI - Chamber 5
Meshack has been employed by KEFRI since 1990 and is now a Principal Research Officer charged with problem analysis, project development and management, science writing, formulation of policy briefs, information dissemination, monitoring and evaluation, training, partnerships and networking.
Centre for Empowerment and Development - Chamber 3
Laxman Neupane, is the Manager for the Centre for Empowerment and Development (CED) Nepal based in Bhaisepati, Lalitpur, Nepal. He joined CED Nepal in 2013 working for the Governance, Human Development and Sustainability Program, and promotes sustainable smallholder biofuels in Nepal.
Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN) - Chamber 5
Kateryna is currently completing a Master’s degree in Strategic eco design at Université de Montréal and has experience working with sustainable business strategies in the aviation industry, particularly with the emerging sector of alternative aviation fuels.
Liisa Ranta is a Sustainability Manager at UPM Biofuels Development, based in Helsinki, Finland. She is responsible for sustainability and regulative matters related to different biofuels development initiatives.
Leonardo B. Rosario is a development manager with more than 30 years professional experience in project development and management, sustainability auditing and participatory action research, among others.
Ellie Wood is a Regional Director of Environmental Strategy at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, where she is responsible for developing and executing sustainable aviation fuel projects and engagements in North America and Asia Pacific.
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