GSG | GREEN SILICA GROUP TEAM

Who’s Who

RICHARD TAYLOR

Managing Director / Co-Founder

  • Strategy, Finance, Partnerships, Performance

  • Over 38 years in leadership, management and engineering, and venture startups

  • Former President of BP in Brazil, co-founder of KOKO Networks, and CSB Ltda.

  • British, 18 years’ working and living in Brazil, based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • MA Engineering (Cambridge University), MBA (Warwick), C.Eng FICE

SERGIO SEGALL

Technology Director / Co-Founder

  • Technology, Innovation, Partnerships

  • Over 20 years’ experience in technology and project development

  • Developed US100mm++ biodiesel projects, inc. new non-food oilseed crops

  • Brazilian, worked in Brazil and the USA, based in Belo Horizone, Brazil

  • PhD Organic Chemistry (UF Minas Gerais), MSc Food Science (UF de Visoca)

CARLOS GARDEL

CFO

  • Finance, Taxation and Administration

  • 38 years’ experience focused on taxation planning and business optimization

  • Corporate finance, governance, foreign investment – fiscal council board member

  • Brazilian, worked in South America and UK, based in Curitiba, Brazil

  • MSc in Accounting and Finance and a degree in Accounting (UNIPLI)

ADVISORY BOARD

Who’s Who

Greg Murray

GREG MURRAY

Business Strategy Advisor

  • Advisory on Finance, Strategy, Partnerships, Performance

  • Over 20 years’ experience, 13 in emerging markets, including Brazil and Africa

  • CleanStar Ventures, NDZILO Mozambique, Templeton Galt, KPMG Telecoms Clarity

  • Australian, based in Nairobi, Kenya – CEO KOKO Networks

  • B.Commerce (Uni New South Wales)

Sagun Saxena

SAGUN SAXENA

Strategy and Innovation Advisor

  • Advisor on Strategy, Technology, Innovation

  • Over 20 years experience, 13 in emerging markets, including Brazil and Africa

  • CleanStar Ventures, NDZILO Mozambique, CleanStar India, Cap Gemini, Ernst Young

  • Indian, based in Nairobi, Kenya – Chief Innovation Officer KOKO Networks

  • MBA (Oxford), B.Science in Chemical Engineering & Material Science (UC Berkley)

CARMEN FORSMAN

International Business and Gender Equality Advisor

  • Advisor on Gender Equality and International Business Development

  • Over 15 years experience in private and public sector inc. Path, Pye, AT&T

  • Innovative Strategies based on shared value partnerships, Peace Corp Latin America

  • American, based in Seattle USA – International Insight Consulting

  • MBA International Marketing Colombia Business School, BA. U. Southern California

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