Meet our team

Dhanush Dinesh

Chief Climate Catalyst

Meet Dhanush, a fearless visionary determined to shake up our food systems and take on climate change. He refuses to settle for the status quo, which is why he’s assembled a top-notch team at Clim-Eat.

Wiebe Smit

Policy and Impact Innovator

Meet Wiebe, the Policy and Impact Innovator at Clim-Eat. With a passion for accelerating climate action through impactful partnerships, Wiebe is a driving force behind our efforts to make a real difference.

Leanne Zeppenfeldt

Collaboration and Learning Architect

Leanne is the driving force behind Clim-Eat’s institutional knowledge development, evidence-based communication, and partnership initiatives.

Evgenia Mamedkhova

Operational Mastermind

Evgenia is the powerhouse behind Clim-Eat’s seamless day-to-day operations. With a razor-sharp focus and expert multitasking skills, she keeps the team on track and everything running like clockwork.

Ratih Septivita

Events Wizard

Vita is the ultimate ‘Events Wizard’ at Clim-Eat, where she brings her exceptional skills as a Global Events Professional to create unforgettable experiences. With her expertise in designing, organizing, and coordinating high-impact events, she wields her wand to make the impossible possible.

Annebelle Rombach

Innovations Researcher

As Innovations Researcher Annebelle predominantly works as a research assistant to horizon scanning for highly impactful and disruptive technical innovations to catalyze the transition to a sustainable and just food system.

Lucas Rutting

Futures Researcher

Lucas Rutting is a Futures Researcher with a background in ecology, natural resources management and social-ecological systems.

Neil Palmer

Communications Consultant

Neil is a strategic communications specialist with 15 years’ experience in the sustainable food and agriculture sectors.

Sylvi Martdiawati

Assistant Extraordinaire

Meet Sylvi, the Assistant Extraordinaire who seamlessly combines marketing communication expertise, digital prowess, and project management finesse to help Clim-Eat achieve success.

Kevin Gitau Ng’ang’a

Kenya Climate Action Strategist

Kevin is an independent consultant, working with Clim-Eat as Kenya Climate Action Strategist.

Suzanne Bakker

Strategic Finance Maven

Meet Suzanne, our captivating finance maven and fearless strategist, weaving financial intricacies for Clim-Eat’s organizational success.

Our experts

Dr Bruce Campbell

Chief Innovation Strategist

As Chief Innovation Strategist, Bruce will bring crucial thought leadership to fulfil our ambition of catalysing a transformation in food systems under climate change.

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Dr Lini Wollenberg

Future Pathmaker

Lini, our Futures Pathmaker at Clim-Eat – a thought leader in the world of food and climate. With her finger on the pulse of the latest research and trends, she helps us identify priority topics and develop innovative solutions for our impact partners.

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Dr Philip Thornton

Research and Innovation Strategist

As Research and Innovation Strategist for Clim-Eat, Philip combines horizon scanning and futures thinking with the latest research on food and climate, helping to identify new opportunities for our impact partners.

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