Elected Members

Avantika Shastri

India

Avantika is a chemical engineer with a PhD in metabolic engineering from Purdue University. She has over 8 years of experience in applying life cycle thinking and LCA for petrochemicals, polymers and engineering thermoplastics businesses at SABIC. She has helped to develop and implement processes and tools to measure and steer sustainability in R&D portfolio management, and conducted LCAs to enable marketing, CDP reporting, and various other business decision support projects. A certified LCA practitioner (ACLCA 2016), she enjoys teaching and coaching junior team members into the arts and insights of LCA practice.

Re-Elected 2020

Christian Bauer

Germany

Christian Bauer has served as sustainability expert in SIG’s Group Corporate Responsibility since 2011. He is responsible for product Life Cycle Assessments and sustainability metrics which are used to enhance SIG’s responsibility performance such as SIGs Science Based Target for greenhouse gas reductions. Along with SIG’s corporate responsibility strategy ‘Way Beyond Good’, Christian is managing internal expert teams and fosters SIGs liaisons to sustainability initiatives such as the Net Positive Project. Previously he worked as Director Sustainability for the European Aluminum Foil Association and Flexible Packaging Europe. Christian holds a Ph.D. in Applied Geosciences and a Diploma in Geology both from the Aachen University of Technology Germany.

Elected 2021

Guy Castelan

France

Graduated in Chemical Engineering, Guy has spent most of his career in the chemical company now named Arkema, in manufacturing, process control, and polymer development. In 2000 he joined the corporate Sustainable Development team to be in charge of Product Safety activities and later of LCA activities. In 2007 he was seconded to PlasticsEurope and rapidly took over the Life Cycle Thinking and Sustainability activities of PlasticsEurope, including the program management of LCI datasets of polymers. Since then, he has been involved in ISOTC207 standardization works, the European Environmental Footprint and has been in the Steering board of the UNEP Life Cycle Initiative for the last 3 years.

Elected 2020

Hassana Elzein

Canada

Hassana is a project manager at the Interdisciplinary Research Center for the Operationalization of Sustainable Development (CIRODD) based in Montréal, Canada. Before joining CIRODD, she completed her Ph.D. at the International Reference Centre for the Life Cycle of Products, Processes, and Services (CIRAIG) – Polytechnique Montreal. Her research focused on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and analysis of time-dependent systems such as smart power grids. After obtaining a masters degree in petroleum engineering, Hassana delved into the environmental field. She has been active in the LCA community since 2014 and has presented and participated in the organization of various conferences and workshops.

Re-Elected 2021

Marzia Traverso*

Germany

Marzia is a full professor and head of the Institute and Chair of Sustainability in Civil Engineering at RWTH Aachen University since 1 June 2017. She holds a PhD of Environmental Technical Physics of University of Palermo, and is an environmental engineer, working in the field of Life Cycle Assessment and sustainability performance of building, textile and transport sector. From May 2016 – April 2017 she worked as Scientific Officer at European Commission, JRC Seville in the Product Bureau. From Nov. 2011 to March 2016, she was project manager at BMW Group, in the Sustainability Product department. From August 2008 to October 2011, Mazia did her post doc and worked as a scientific assistant and lecturer at the Chair of Sustainability Engineering of TU Berlin. Currently Marzia is a subject editor on Social life cycle Assessment in the International Journal of LCA. She is also a Member of the Steering Committee of Social LC Alliance and Italian Network of LCA and founded the non-profit organization iSuD.

Re-Elected 2020

Mathilde Vlieg

Spain
Mathilde Vlieg is a MSc Industrial Ecology graduate from the TU Delft and University of Leiden in the Netherlands. In Brisbane she has worked as a product assessor at Global GreenTag and since 2015 she has been an Evah Associate. To conferences she has spoken about LCAs of timber, bioplastic vs recycled plastic and on the future of LCA including Benefit Assessment. For several years she was the OpenLCA Australasian contact. Living in Spain since 2020 she continues her Evah Institute work as well as European LCA and Life Cycle Thinking initiatives.

Elected 2021

Melissa Díaz Segura

Costa Rica

Melissa is a life cycle project manager at the Center of Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainable Design (CADIS), working to implement LCA and circular economy approaches through the Latin American region. She graduated as an environmental engineer from the Technological Institute of Costa Rica and completed her master’s degree in Environmental Strategies at the University of Surrey, England. She previously worked with the Secretariat of the Life Cycle Initiative of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Costa Rican chapter of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). She has experience advising companies in the determination of their environmental footprints, ecolabeling and climate change strategies. She is also is an active promoter of the Costa Rican Network of Life Cycle Assessment. Additionally, she enjoys delivering training programs, workshops and webinars on product environmental footprint, life cycle analysis and circular economy, among others.

Elected 2020

Prince Kumar

India

Prince Kumar has been working for the Textile industry for more than 22 years. He is currently working as Senior General Manager Processing for M/S B K S Textiles Pvt Ltd based in Perundurai, India. Prince has a technical background in Textile Chemistry Engineering and has been consulting, teaching and guiding various companies in the textile industry in India on a path to reduce the impact of pollution on the environment and human life. Throughout his professional career he has worked for companies such as Nahar, Vardhman, CHT R Beitlich GmbH, Rossari Biotech, Hanung Toys or Sutlej Group in various capacities ranging from TGT to Unit Head. In his role as an industry consultant, he has also worked as lead auditor for ETP projects. Prince has a Master in Labour Welfare, Sociology and Law from MVN University, India and is pursuing Doctorate Research work in Critical Review of Environmental Law in the context of Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment.

Elected 2021

Ravi Teja Pabbisetty

Malaysia

Ravi is a chemical engineer with over 10 years of experience in the field of sustainability spanning across production, consulting, R&D and corporate. During his consulting years, he worked on multiple funded projects from World Bank, IFC and EcoInvent on the topics of life cycle inventory data, funding energy efficiency technology and sustainability ratings. Later, he worked with SABIC conducting product life cycle assessments for marketing, developing tools for screening R&D portfolio, technology evaluation on sustainability metrics for mega projects, internal carbon pricing approaches and chemical recycling approach for circular economy. Currently, he works for PETRONAS driving life cycle thinking into strategies such as Net Zero Carbon Emissions, SDG and ESG. Also, he conducts product life cycle assessments to address customer requests, promote low carbon & carbon neutral products and evaluate sustainability performance of R&D portfolio.

Elected 2021

Yuki Hamilton Onda Kabe

Brazil

Yuki is a Chemical Engineer by training and a sustainability professional by choice who works as the in-house LCM expert at Braskem, the largest petrochemical company in Latin America with headquarters in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Yuki studied chemical engineering at the University of Sao Paolo, Brazil with a specialization in environmental impact of fertilizer and life cycle assessment.

Elected 2021

*President

Invited Organisations

ISO-logoThe International Standards Organisation (ISO) has been invited to provide an additional perspective to the Board of Directors. Philippe Osset has been nominated by ISO TC 207 / SC 5 to represent ISO at the Board of Directors. ISO TC 207 / SC 5 is ISO’s Committee on Environmental Management and is responsible for setting all ISO life cycle standards such as the ISO 14040 series.

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