Christian Plas Christian Plas

Christian Plas is founder and managing partner of denkstatt Austria. He is a civil engineer and a certified environmental expert for EMAS, a leading auditor for ISO 14001 and ISO 9001, member of the environmental committee of the Federation of Austrian Industry, advisor at VNU (European Forum for Environmental Management Experts, Germany). He has done studies in agricultural techniques and water management and a dissertation in biotechnology.
Currently his main focus is on projects for strategy development of organizations, especially in connection with climate protection and CO2 management, risk management as well as on the consultation of financial service providers in the area of sustainable development.


Boriana Manolova Boriana Manolova

Boriana Manolova was appointed CEO of Siemens for Bulgaria, effective October 1, 2009.
Ms. Manolova’s professional experience began in 1995, when she stepped into office as Senior Specialist at the Labour Agency, part of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. Two years later, in 1997, she continues her development in the public administration as a regional manager for the city of Ruse at the Foreign Investment Agency where she works one year. In the period 1998 - 2007, Ms. Manolova occupied the position Manager at the international leading provider of industrial productivity solutions Atlas Copco Liften. Right  before her appointment as CEO of Siemens for Bulgaria, Ms. Manolova was CEO of Bulgarian compressed natural gas supplier M-Gaz Ltd.
Currently, Ms. Manolova is a member of the Supervisory Council of the Confederation of the Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria (CEIBG) and in the years between 2004 and 2006 she was a member of its managing board. Ms. Manolova is also a member of the managing board of the Rousse Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI). The municipality of Rousse awarded Ms. Manolova two times in 2004 and in 2007 for her contribution to the local economic development
Ms. Manolova has two MA degrees - in Microelectronics at the Technical University of Rousse and in Corporate Finance at the D.A.Tsenov Academy of Economics in Svishtov. She knows English, German and Russion. She is married and has one child.


Willy Tomboy Willy Tomboy

- Masters degree in Economics and Environmental Management
- Worked in Belgium, Germany, Canada, USA
- Director Environmental Affairs Group / Environmental Officer
- Toyota Motor Europe, Brussels, Belgium
- Challenges:
- Keep environment on the radar screen/agenda of the Company
- Ensure actions are taken to reduce environmental impact/carbon footprint of our activities throughout Europe
- Areas covered:
Climate Change & C02 company footprint
Emissions Trading System – EU ETS
Life Cycle Thinking
Chemical Regulation REACH & legal compliance matters
Environmental Management System ISO14001
Recycling of Resources
Sustainability Reporting


Vanda Giannara Vanda Giannara

Group Account Director, CIVITASKetchum
Vanda joined CIVITAS Ketchum in September 2007 with more than 10 years of communications, CSR and media relations experience. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics, an MPhil in European Studies and a Professional MBA. In Civitas Ketchum she is responsible for a wide range client portfolio of the financial, retail and technology sector, such as BlackRock, MasterCard, Asus, Intel, Amway, Nokia, Piraeus Bank, Nokia Siemens Networks, EMC Information Systems, Frigoglass, E-bay etc. Vanda is also an active member of the Hellenic Network for CSR in Greece and has extensive experience in designing and implementing strategies for Corporate Social Responsibility programs and practices within an environmentally sustainable framework. Vanda is also responsible for developing the Green PR practice in CIVITAS Kethum. Prior to joining CIVITAS Ketchum, Vanda worked for PANTECHNIKI S.A., a leading construction company, listed in the Athens Stock Exchange, where she held the position of Public Relations & CSR Director, responsible for designing & implementing CSR strategy in line with overall communication objectives & deliverables. She speaks English and French fluently.


Rudi Sueys Rudi Sueys

Rudi Sueys is Manager Climate & Energy for Coca-Cola Europe where since one year. He is leading the programs for energy efficiency and Carbon emissions reduction. Also involved in Product Carbon Footprinting  & Carbon inventory methodology's with different industry associations and strategies to reduce Carbon footprints.
Rudi Sueys have been working fro Coke system for more then 14 years. For over 11 years He worked for Coca-Cola Enterprises in the areas of Environment & Occupational Health and Safety, Quality Assurance, Engineering & Manufacturing, where He have been leading different projects on energy & water. Moving to The Coca-Cola Company He worked for over two year  in Corporate  Audit responsible for audit programs in Europe-Eurasia countries on quality, food safety, environment and OSH.


Jean-Paul Jean-Renaud Jean-Paul Jean-Renaud

Head of Business and Industry - WWF International
Jean-Paul joined WWF-UK in 1990. In 2000, he was appointed Head of the new Business and Industry Relations Unit at WWF International. His responsibilities include planning and leading B&I policy work for the WWF Network and developing innovative business partnerships for sustainable development.
Before assuming leadership of the B&I Unit, Jean-Paul was Head of WWF International's Forests for Life Programme. Over the last seven years Jean-Paul has been responsible for WWF International's pioneering partnerships, helping to mainstream sustainability in business practice.
Jean-Paul is also a founding director of One Planet Living (OPL), an exciting joint initiative with partners BioRegional. The aim of OPL is to build a worldwide network of OPL communities that demonstrate how sustainable living can be easy, attractive and affordable.
Prior to joining WWF, he spent 10 years as a forester and project manager in Asia and Africa. He holds a Master's degree in Forestry and Land Management from Oxford University, a Bachelor's degree in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia, and a Teaching Diploma from the Royal Society of Arts. 

Lubomir Nokov Lubomir Nokov

Lubomir Nokov is one of the founders of the environmental initiative Gorichka. He is currently managing partner at Bio Bulgaria, a leader in organic foods production, marketing and retail. He has a masters degree in "media and communication" from the University of Lyon, France.


Камелия Славейкова Камелия Славейкова

Камелия Славейкова е изпълнителен директор на Shell България от 1 август 2008 г. като същевременно изпълнява ролята на Мениджър "Комуникации" в Shell за Централна и Източна Европа и Турция. Кариерата й в Shell България започва от 1993 г., като през първите години оглавява отдел "Маркетинг и реклама", последователно на местно и регионално ниво. В периода 2000 г. - 2003 г. работи в маркетинг отдела на европейските структури на Shell, а впоследствие в управлението на корпоративните комуникации на компанията на регионално ниво.
Камелия Славейкова има Магистърска степен по бизнес администрация за ръководни кадри (Executive MBA) от Американския Университет в България. Преминала е през редица международни обучения и квалификации в системата на Shell.


Dr. Marilena Fatsea Dr. Marilena Fatsea

Mrs. Marilena Fatsea is COSMOTE Corporate Affairs Director since October 2004. Mrs. Fatsea joined COSMOTE Group in July 2000 as Marketing and PR Director, while in June 2002, she assumed the position of the Olympic Sponsorship Director. Prior to COSMOTE, Mrs. Fatsea held managerial positions, in the field of Marketing & Communications, in a number of multinational companies such as PANAFON-VODAFONE, Kraft Jacobs Suchard-Pavlides, BDF Hellas S.A. and ELGEKA. Mrs. Fatsea holds a Degree in Mass Communications and Political Science from the University of Vienna as well as a Degree in Advertising from the Economic University of Vienna. She holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Vienna. She is a graduate from the German School of Athens. She is married to Stavros Tsitsiridis and mother of two children.

Jari Vayrynen Jari Vayrynen

Mr. Jari Väyrynen is an Operations Team Leader for the Carbon Finance Unit of the World Bank. He oversees a wide portfolio of carbon finance transactions. Mr. Väyrynen has worked with the World Bank’s carbon finance operations since 2000 and has thus extensive experience with the UNFCCC/Kyoto Protocol and the global carbon market, including both the CDM, JI and Green Investment Schemes.
He is currently leading the operations of the World Bank Carbon Partnership Facility aimed at the post-2012 era and programmatic and sector wide approaches.


Reuben Mills

Reuben Mills has over 25 years experience in the mining industry. Over this time his responsibilities have been in the field of environmental protection, stakeholder and community relations. A large part of Reuben’s career as environmental manager has been in one of New Zealand’s major energy companies, Solid Energy – a leading coal producer. From setting site environmental procedures through resource consent acquisition and stakeholder engagement to achieving environmental leadership, Reuben has been focused on ensuring sound environmental management and best practice compliance in community sensitive areas and tourist sites.