Luis Neves, Deutsche Telekom - GeSI Chairman
Chris Lloyd, Verizon - GeSI Vice-Chairman
Danilo Riva, ETNO - GeSI Treasurer
Malcolm Johnson, International Telecommunication Union
Matilda Gennvi Gustafsson, Ericsson
Andreas Harker, Swisscom
Joan Krajewski, Microsoft
Gabrielle Ginér, British Telecom
Yves Nissim, Orange
Group Climate Change and Sustainability Officer, Executive Vice President, Deutsche Telekom
Luis Neves was born in Covilhã, Portugal. In 1975 he finished his University degree in History. He worked for Marconi (today Portugal Telecom) as Head of Department and at the Corporate Office. Later he started an international career in Switzerland and developed an intensive activity at European and International levels. During this period he participated in different international bodies such as member of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications in the European Union and "Chair" of diverse Work groups, member of the High Level Group on the Information Society. He was appointed as "Expert" by the European Commission to different "Working Groups" in the Telecommunications field as well as in questions related to "Information Society "issues.
In May 2004 Luis Neves joined Deutsche Telekom as a Senior Manager in the Corporate Sustainability and Citizenship Department. In May 2008 he was appointed Head of Sustainable Development and Environment at Deutsche Telekom Corporate Responsibility and as from December 1st 2008 he was assigned to the position of Vice President Corporate Responsibility. Effective February 2012 he was appointed to the position of Group Climate Change and Sustainability Officer
Luis Neves has been playing a fundamental role in promoting the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in relation to Climate Change. In 2006 he was elected Chairman of GeSI, and together with the other board members, he successfully developed GeSI to become a recognised global organisation in the sustainability area. Under his leadership, GeSI became a globally recognised Industry organisation in the field of sustainability and a “thought Industry Leader” in the area of climate change.
As GeSI Chairman he was the driving force and the chairman of the steering committee of the recent SMARTer 2020 study “The role of ICT in driving a sustainable future" done for GeSI by the Boston Consulting Group. On January 2013 he was appointed Senior Vice President Group Climate Change and Sustainability Officer.
Luis has been holding positions in many organizations and initiatives such as Chairman of the GeSI - Global e-Sustainability Initiative, Steering Committee Member of the United Nations Global Compact Lead Group, Steering Committee Member of the United Nations “Caring for Climate” Initiative, Member of the ERT - European Round Table of Industrialists Climate Change Group, Member of the SAP Sustainability strategy, reporting & assurance Board Advisory Panel, Co-chair of the ICT4EE Forum, Member of the ICC Commission on Environment and Energy and Green Economy Task Force Meetings, Member of the Steering Committee of “Econsense”, The German Sustainability Association, Member of the Environment and Sustainability Steering Committee of BITKOM, the German ICT Association , Advisory Board member of the UNFCCC Momentum for Change Initiative and Member of the Leadership Team of the Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC) initiative and Jury member of GreenTec Awards and Board Member of the World Resources Forum Association.
Policy Advisor for GeSI & Executive Director, Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility, Verizon Communications
Chris Lloyd is Executive Director - Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility. He is responsible for developing and implementing Verizon's corporate responsibility strategy. Verizon's goal is to deploy the transformational power of its broadband and wireless networks to create long-term value for its shareholders and the communities it serves. Creating business and community value is what Verizon calls 'Shared Success' and the company is focused on creating solutions that help communities improve the quality of education and health care systems and that promote energy efficiency.
Chris earned a B.A. in European History/German from Middlebury College, a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, an MBA from Northeastern University and a Certificate in Environmental Management and Policy from Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar. Chris and his wife Mary Ellen have 3 children.
Danilo Riva was born in Torino, Italy in 1954. He received a degree in applied physics from the University of Torino in 1978, and in the same year he joined Telecom Italia's research labs (CSELT/TILab) where he had been head of the Environment and Energy unit from 1996 to 2001. Then he was appointed EHS head in the NW territorial area, a position he held from 2003 to 2009. Currently he holds the position of Sustainability manager within TI's Group Sustainability department, with specific responsibility on environmental issues and international cooperation. Danilo has chaired the Corporate Responsibility Working Group of the European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO) since 1997, and is one of the founders of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, where he has been member of the Board since 2001 and Treasurer from 2008 until 2010.
Malcolm Johnson was elected Director of ITU's Telecommunication Standardization Bureau at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in 2006 in Antalya, Turkey and was re-elected at theITU Plenipotentiary Conference2010 in Guadalajara, Mexico. During his tenure ITU-T has increased its activity in relation to cybersecurity, climate change and accessibility to ICTs for persons with disabilities. Malcolm Johnson has greatly increased the involvement of developing countries in ITU's standards activities and initiated the involvement of universities and research institutes. He introduced the free downloading of ITU-T standards and initiated a programme to address major concern of developing country over lack of interoperability and conformity to ITU standards.
Matilda Gennvi Gustafsson is Sustainability Director for the Ericsson Group worldwide, and reports to the Vice President for Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility. She has worked for Ericsson during the last 17 years in various positions in the areas of sustainability, strategy execution and General Manager within Sales & Marketing, In her role as Sustainability Director, Ms Gennvi Gustafsson has, since 2009, focused on driving Ericsson’s sustainability strategy work together with the company’s commitment to sustainable cities and climate change.
During the early and mid 1990s Matilda Gennvi Gustafsson worked for Procordia Food AB as Environmental Manager and Head of two production sites. Ms Gennvi Gustafsson holds a Master of Science in Industrial Management including Environmental management.
Joan Krajewski is a leader and manager of global product environmental and safety compliance, electromagnetic compatibility/radio frequency, employee safety, sustainability, and supply chain social accountability programs for hardware and packaging business groups. She also directs teams of specialists and auditors, responsible for supporting these areas in EMEA, Asia, and the Americas. Her former career as an attorney spans private practice as a partner representing energy, transportation and real estate clients and work in-house at Microsoft Corporation, American Airlines, Inc. and Pacific Gas & Electric Company.
Joan participates in and leads ICT industry activities that seek to expand the sustainability potential of electronic and software products. Her work is featured in the book "Saving the World at Work" by Tim Sanders. She chaired the Steering Committee that sponsored the SMART 2020 - U.S. Addendum Report, a groundbreaking analysis of information and communication technology's ability to enable the U.S. transformation to a low carbon economy, and the GeSI report, Evaluating the Carbon-Reducing Impacts of ICT, which establishes a framework for assessing the climate change mitigation impacts of ICT. Joan also serves on the International Program Committee for CARE Innovations, the world's largest symposium devoted to the creation of green electronics. In 2005, she was elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Association for service to the legal community.
Gabrielle has worked on BT’s responsible and sustainable business programmes since 2009, specialising in environmental sustainability. Her work has spanned BT’s acclaimed Net Good strategy, programme and launch, ICT carbon footprinting (including the pioneering methodology for the London 2012 Olympic Games), supply chain engagement and sustainable product development.
Prior to joining the Better Future team Gabrielle has held roles in regulatory and public affairs, change programmes and BT’s people values. Before BT, Gabrielle worked as a Public Affairs and PR consultant in Washington DC, Stockholm and Brussels.
Yves Nissim received an MS degree and a Ph.D degree from Stanford University, California, in 1978 and 1981 respectively .
He worked at Stanford in the pioneering team of Laser Annealing, speacializing his research on III-V semiconductor processing. Yves joined the France Telecom R&D Laboratories in 1981, where he lead a group that successively studied rapid thermal processing and photo-assisted CVD processes. In 1994 , he became head of the micro-optoelectronics technology department.
In 2003, Yves entered France Telecom main activities. He held various position going from operations to performance manager were he was trained to become a six sigma master black belt.
In 2006 he held the position of director of the Group CTO office.
At the beginning of 2009, Yves joined the CSR activities of the France Telecom –Orange Group as the deputy chief CSR officer. His main field of expertise is Group CSR transformation, CSR reporting for the Group, and stake holder dialogue.
From September 2013 to April 2014, Yves was elected at the Chair of the Telecom Industry Dialogue, an organization made of 7 international Telecom Operators and 2 vendors, working on the field of freedom of speech and privacy.
GeSI Director - Chiara Venturini
Chiara joined GeSI from TechAmerica Europe (TAE), where she worked as Environment and Standards Manager, representing ICT and high-tech sector companies of US parentage. Her portfolio at TAE included e-waste and chemicals management, supply chain issues, conflict minerals, and consumer product safety. Prior to that, Chiara worked for trade associations representing the fuel cells and ceramic sectors respectively, focusing on sustainability and environmental topics. She also worked in the consulting sector, coordinating projects on innovative energy technologies. Chiara holds a Master's Degree in International Relations and a post-grade in management of EU-funded projects. In addition to her native Italian, she speaks English, French and Dutch.
GeSI Communications & Office Coordinator - Danaé List
Prior to joining GeSI, Danaé has worked as events and communciation manager at Ulys, a Brussels-based law firm specialized in ICT and intellectual property law, where she was responsible for events and communications management, as well as assisting with ISO certifications. She also worked as PR responsible for the association World Citizen Music and the web TV CNW. Danaé’s portfolio also includes a series of freelance collaborations with the organization Femmes pour la Paix, the art gallery Isabeau, and the L.A.-based Mico Studio.
Half American, half Belgian, Danaé holds an MA in Sociology from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and a MA in Communications and Development from the Brussels Institut des Hautes Etudes des Communications Sociales (IHECS).