GreenBuzz Team

„That intrinsic motivation gives us credibility and jives with the motivation of all Buzzers – we want to drive sustainability ahead.”

We are a diverse, complementary and committed team of sustainability professionals who are deeply rooted in the sustainability scene. We share our expertise to keep GreenBuzz association (“Verein“) developing and the community buzzing.

Nikol Ostianová
MANAGING DIRECTOR
Nikol is the Managing Director at GreenBuzz. She leads the voluntary team and initiatives for Buzzers.
Aurelia Figueroa
VICE PRESIDENT COMMUNITY
Aurelia is an experienced sustainability professional. At GreenBuzz she works on enhancing the GreenBuzz network, its offerings, and outcomes.
Lim Adriaenssens
VICE PRESIDENT PARTNERSHIPS
Lim loves innovating and collaborating through challenges. At GreenBuzz he helps companies to develop business model innovation, product innovation and sustainability strategies.
Falko Paetzold
FOUNDER & TOPIC LEAD SUSTAINABLE FINANCE
Falko initiated the Centre for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth at the University of Zurich. He also founded GreenBuzz in 2010 and focuses on our events related to finance.
Rachel Dale
Event Manager
Rachel brings her passion for connecting people and her entrepreneurial spirit to GreenBuzz. If you have ideas for future events, please get in touch with her.
Heather Kirk
ORG. DEVELOPMENT
Heather runs the Zurich based hub on sustainable textiles Social Fabric and leads our activities in the textile & fashion space.
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Naomi Rosenthal
TOPIC LEAD WATER
Naomi works at South Pole Group where she develops water management topics. At GreenBuzz she actively promotes water stewardship too.
Francesca C. Bruno
PHOTOGRAPHER
Francesca is a passionate photographer and runs her own start-up World Climaps. She is the author of all our awesome imagery.
David Escurriola
DESIGN
David owns a visual communications company in Zurich (dve.ch) and manages the versatile design for GreenBuzz across its communication channels.
Holger Hendrichs
TOPIC LEAD BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
Holger works at greenTEG, an ETH spin-off active in the field of building technology and energy harvesting. At GreenBuzz, he pushes our activities in the sustainable construction stream.
Aisha Schnellmann
COMMUNICATIONS LEAD
Aisha is a communications expert in development and sustainability topics. She continuously develops our communications an networking strategy.
Mounia Boujija
TOPIC LEAD FOOD & AGRICULTURE
Mounia is a Manager Strategy and Projects at Chocolat Frey, on top of that she runs our events on food & agriculture.
GreenBuzz Advisory Board

We consult experienced professionals who are passionate about sustainability and the development of GreenBuzz. Our advisory board contributes to success of GreenBuzz with a great mixture of their respective competences coming from different spheres of society and businesses.

Amanda Turner Ege
SENIOR ASSOCIATE, ELEA FOUNDATION FOR ETHICS IN GLOBALIZATION
Antoine Prédour
HEAD OF ENERGY DEBT FINANCING, RESPONSABILITY INVESTMENTS AG
Geoff Linsell
MANAGING DIRECTOR, MOVING BRANDS ZURICH
Robert Boer
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, UBS SOCIAL INNOVATORS
Sabine Lötscher
DEPUTY HEAD BUSINESS AND CONSUMPTION, WWF SWITZERLAND
Our Story

The idea of GreenBuzz started in Zurich, in March 2010 when Falko Paetzold invited around 15 sustainability professionals for a casual drink as he was looking to meet and learn from others working on sustainability topics in different industries. GreenBuzz was a success from day one. In 2013, an independent non-profit association was founded to expand on the momentum and traction GreenBuzz was gaining ever since 2010.

Since then the GreenBuzz community grew to more than 1,500 Buzzers only in Zurich. In late 2014, GreenBuzz Global was founded to address the demand from other cities and new local chapters were founded in Berlin, Manila… and more to come.