Oliver RoittHead of Engagement
Sebastian HoegAdvisor & Co-Founder
Chris HuhneSenior Advisor
James is a partner at SystemiQ and Chairman of the Overseas Development Institute. He is also an adviser to the Climate Bonds Initiative and Carbon Tracker, and a trustee member of the UK Green Building Council. Previously, he was a non-executive director of Solarcentury and co-founder and chairman of Climate Change Capital (CCC), which grew to be a thriving banking business employing 150 people with $1.5 billion under management. Whilst at CCC, James was named Leader of the Year 2013 at the BusinessGreen Leaders awards.
After starting his career at Google, Sam led the Environmental Investment Organisation (EIO), a not-for-profit research body to become the first and only organisation in the world to rank the world’s largest listed companies by their greenhouse gas emissions and disclosure. In 2014 he co-founded Engaged Tracking to commercialise the work of the EIO. Sam is author of Environmental Tracking 3.0 and serves on the Board of a human rights NGO. He also mentors several other young companies in the climate change sector. Sam holds a first class degree in French from the University of London Institute in Paris.
Oliver has more than 13 years experience of working to deliver results for C-suite executives at financial services firms and corporates. He has worked with leading consultancy CEB, Reed Business Information among other organisations that serve clients by improving business performance and financial results. Oliver designed Engaged Tracking’s Engagement function and is experienced at running and maintaining distribution teams. He has worked in the UK, Continental Europe and Australia.
Sebastian co-founded Engaged Tracking with Sam Gill and Jonathan Harris. He was an Executive Director at the company until 2016 and continues to serve as a Strategic Advisor and Board member for the Environmental Investment Organisation, the incubating think tank that gave rise to Engaged Tracking. Before setting up the company, Sebastian spent fours years as an investment banker between Paris and London. He is a non-executive director and investor in several start-up businesses, and also owns an IT consultancy firm. Sebastian holds a Double Honours degree in Political Science and French.
Chris Huhne is a director and adviser at a number of businesses in renewable energy and climate change. He is currently a Senior Adviser at Engaged Tracking. Formerly the UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, as well as a member of the UK and European Parliaments, he was responsible for a UK political party’s first comprehensive zero-carbon change programme. Before politics, he was group managing director of the sovereign group at IBCA and Fitch Ratings. Chris holds a first class degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.
Farid is a fintech entrepreneur who has also advised and invested in fintech ventures since 2010. After a ten year career in investment banking innovation, he changed focus in 2010 towards early-stage ventures, launching the first fintech company-builder from the L42 high-growth area in Canary Wharf. He has advised more than 250 fintech startups, is a non-executive board member of several fintech companies and has overseen multi-million-pound seed investment rounds. He has a degree in behavioural economics from UEA and an MBA from Imperial College London, writing his thesis on developing commercial ecosystems for blockchain technologies.