Offset Options was founded by a team of technology experts with a great idea on how to leverage their experience and knowledge of technology for good.
Home Country: Australia & UK
Before founding Offset Options, Luke was a Project Manager for Tesco Compare, a Tesco-Royal Bank of Scotland start-up focused on establishing a marketplace for consumer financial services. Prior to his position at Tesco, Luke worked as a Business Development Manager for the Mongolia Development Gateway NGO where he designed and led projects, developed organisational business plans, and built key relationships with international donors, commercial enterprise, and local communities. Luke holds a BS in IT and an MBA from ESADE Business School.
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Home Country: Italy
Francesco Liistro is an Italian entrepreneur with 15 years’ experience in several sectors, including Tourism and Leisure, Retail, Food Production, Yachting services and Real Estate. Francesco has founded and restructured several successful companies in Italy, and has worksd as a turnaround specialist for Venture Capital firms in Barcelona. Francesco holds a degree in Economics from Università Cattolica of Milan, a Master in Subsidized Financing, and an MBA from ESADE.
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Travel & Tourism Markets Specialist
Home Country: Germany
Jörn is Offset Options’ expert for the global travel & tourism industry. His career includes among other steps over 5 years as Senior Manager Corporate Development at TUI AG, the world’s largest tourism group, and over 3 years as Director of Destination Strategy & Marketing at THR International, one of the world’s leading tourism consulting firms. Typical projects under his guidance included business development strategies, international marketing plans, corporate branding or product innovation projects, amongst others. Jörn has been working around the world with public clients such as Tourism Ministries, National and Regional Tourism Boards, international institutions like UNWTO, GTI, EU, etc. and with leading private sector clients. Jörn holds both German and Dutch Bachelors of International Economics of the business schools in Münster (D) and Rotterdam (NL).
Carbon Markets Specialist, Sales Representative Australia
Home Country: Australia
Steve has spent his entire career dedicated to sustainability and climate change issues – he is an expert in sustainability and climate change strategy, sustainability reporting, stakeholder engagement and carbon policy and markets. Steve began his career at the NSW Government’s Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) and has since worked with a range of leading organisations – spanning the private, public and NGO sectors – on sustainability and climate change initiatives. At SEDA, Steve specialised in business energy efficiency programme development and coordination, communications and behavioural change. Following SEDA, Steve worked as a Sustainability Advisor to Westpac Banking Corporation, a global sector leader in sustainability. Steve managed the development of a range of Environmental, Social and Governance initiatives for Westpac with a particular focus on climate change, sustainability and greenhouse reporting and policy development. Steve has also held commercial roles in a number of start–up climate change and carbon businesses. These roles saw Steve lead carbon advisory services, manage a range of carbon market and trading activities and work closely with financial institutions, mining and resource companies on carbon management, project development and in realising carbon opportunities. Most recently, Steve has been working with Nestlé Oceania on the development of its first sustainability report. Steve’s academic background is in marketing and communications.
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Co-Founder, Strategic Advisor
Home Country: Germany
Before founding Offset Options, Olaf spent eight years at Microsoft in Germany as a Senior Consultant. There he managed projects, designed software architectures, and ensured project quality for logistics, telecommunications, and government customers. Olaf holds an MBA from ESADE Business School and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Potsdam University.
Home Country: United States
Wren has 10+ years of experience in marketing and sustainability strategy and communications. She combines experience working on behalf of some of the world’s most successful agencies and brands with expertise in smaller, entrepreneurial firms and has played key roles in helping innovators build brands, garner recognition, and claim leadership positions in their respective fields. She has also led corporate social responsibility/sustainability strategy and implementation, including developing strategies for impact reduction (energy efficiency, waste, sustainable sourcing, carbon emissions), stakeholder engagement and communications, and corporate philanthropy. Wren holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) and an MBA from ESADE (Barcelona, Spain).
Home Country: Denmark
Tilde works in Strategic Planning at Fritz Schur Technical Group, a supplier of hydraulic systems for wind turbines. Her work includes participation in setting corporate and business-level strategies, including international expansion, for the group’s companies. Tilde’s previous experience includes positions with Copenhagen Airports and COOP Denmark. She holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration from Open University, Kolding and an MBA from ESADE.