Image by Clint McKoy
Line separator

TEAM

Global. Diverse. Committed

What unites us is the aim for cleaner, healthier, happier ecosystems.

 

Clean water, healthy planet, happy people

Would you like to join? We're always open to add new members to our team that can enhance and support our mission. If you think you're a good fit, let us know!

Eugeni+Castejon.jpg?format=750w.jpg

Eugeni Castejon

(Barcelona)

Entrepreneur since the age of 19.  Founder of the company Compostadores, a pioneer specialized in residential composting. 

Founder of an association with 100 eco-entrepreneurs in Catalonia. He has promoted sustainability among young business owners in Catalonia.

He has also teamed up with Fluidra, a multinational corporation, to launch two projects: Tons of Education and Mountains of Recycling. 

Creator of the Barcelona Metro eco-station project. 

 

Professor of sustainability and the circular economy at the Institute for Public Security of Catalonia and at EADA Business School. 

 

Creator of the Mossos d’Esquadra (Catalan Police) Eco-Team project for sustainability excellence in the area of police operations and environmental protection.

Tomás+Andreu.jpg?format=750w.jpg

Tomás

Andreu

(Madrid)

Entrepreneur.  Co-founder of WeTribu and founder of Atípics, an entrepreneurship and leadership program for people who want to launch ideas with a positive impact. 

He designed Momentum, the first social business accelerator in Spain and Latin America. 

He has been the co-founder and director of tech firms (TotalSolution, bwin). 

 

He has created advergaming and online marketing campaigns (Trivideporte). He has also worked as a strategic and business consultant for a number of companies (Fractalia, Domestika). 

 

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Management from UAM (Spain) and RUG (Netherlands). Master’s in Foreign Trade and International Marketing from UNED and CECA. Postgraduate degree in Organizational Development and Systems with a focus on Gestalt-Systemic. Gestalt therapy training at EMTG.

Alba+Cabañas.jpg?format=750w.jpg

Alba

Cabañas

(Barcelona)

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Management from UB, and Master’s in Environmental Studies from UAB. Member of the Advisory Council for the Sustainable Development of Catalonia.  Up until July 2019, she was the Director of Sustainable Development, Energy and 2030 Agenda at Foment del Treball, an organization for which she was also the Technical Area Director. As a corporate representative, she has been a board member of the Catalan Water Agency, the Catalan Waste Agency and the Environmental Quality Council of the Ministry of Territory and Sustainability. She has been Vice President of the Commission for the Economy, Taxation and the European Union, and the Commission for the Environment and Regional Development. 

On a national level, she has represented Catalonia in the National Water Council as Vice President of the Commission for Sustainable Development and the Environment of the Confederation of Employers and Industries of Spain..

Keith%2BNelson.jpg?format=750w.jpg

Keith

Nelson

(Boston)

Keith is an international project manager focused on using business operations and the supply chain to deliver social impact and sustainability initiatives. Backed by 15 years of experience in a number of sectors, he holds an Executive MBA from ESADE as well as a Master’s degree in International Development from IBEI. His work experience has taken place across five continents and various industries. 

In the private sector, he executes strategic projects in the area of finance, logistics and consumer goods for multinational corporations. 

As a consultant for the U.S. Government, he has coordinated several water management projects, including Further Advancing the Blue Revolution Initiative and the Philippine Water Revolving Fund

Laura%252BRius.jpg?format=750w.jpg

Laura

Rius

(Barcelona)

As corporate affairs advisor, over the past 20 years she has assisted various organisations, institutions, foundations and companies advance their activities and address challenges, both on the European Union and the Spanish levels.

Specialising in public affairs, communications and projects management, with particular interests in partnerships building, governance and innovation, she has dedicated most of her career to impact issues such as public health and healthcare, ageing, environment, internationalisation, competitiveness and social cohesion.   

She has worked, among others, for the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the main European medical organisations (CPME and UEMO), Fundación Edad&Vida, the Catalan government and FemCAT.

Executive MBA (ESADE), MA in Public Affairs and Public Policy in the European Union (LSBU & PULV), Postgraduates in Marketing & Communications and in Corporate Social Responsibility (IE), and BA in Political Sciences and public administration (UPF). 

Zanri+Kritzinger.jpg?format=750w.jpg

Zanri

Kritzinger

(Pretoria)

Zanri is an experienced project manager from South Africa with involvement in various industries such as publishing, education, social impact, and sustainability. 

She lead and authored a children's book project about water scarcity for a non-profit organisation concerned with ecosystem restoration (Grounded) as part of an environmental awareness program. 

In 2020 she completed the United Nations Master titled Social Innovation for Sustainable Development in Turin, Italy and has been part of the Clean Rivers Hub team since November 2020 whilst also co-leading the development of a mentoring program directed at migrant entrepreneurs for an NGO called SINGA Barcelona.

eugeniabw.jpg

Eugenia

Trujillo

(Manizales) 

Designer with emphasis in communication from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. She has a masters degree in Marketing from EADA Business School and a masters in Humanities from Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

She is a freelance designer and consultant in marketing, branding and graphic design and is focused in businesses with purpose and initiatives that have a positive impact and aim for a fair, green and sustainable future. She has also worked in project management, design thinking, innovation and strategy.

She is also a strategic connector between Europe and Colombia, aiming to bridge know how, technologies, investment and opportunities. 

Member of marketing and innovation committee of Grupo Hada, a family business born in 1956 that provides manufacturing services in hygiene, personal care, household care, industrial and institutional products.

She’s a Kundalini Yoga Instructor and has @Yoga4Impact, an initiative that aims to bring yogic technologies and other self-hacking tools to the current social and economic systems, highlighting the importance of mental health and emotional management.

1617353854774_edited.jpg

Francisco

Durán

(Ávila) 

Fran is a Doctor of Geography specialized in urban river management. He is experienced in freshwater conservation. Since 2015, he has been leading a river restoration project and organizing environmental educational programs. Freelance urban environmental consultant and researcher.

 

Assistant Lecturer at the University of Navarra and Professor at the International University of La Rioja. Active member of Young Water Professionals Spain (YWP) and the Iberian Centre for River Restoration (CIREF).

1612072095229.jpeg

Manel Pretel-Wilson

(Girona)

Founder of Utopics, an entrepreneurial project that aims to implement a new management model based on the systems philosophy he has developed in his first book, Utopics: The Unification of Human Science (2020). Systemic management enables companies and organizations to maintain a stable equilibrium with their environment and to develop their transformation potential in terms of new businesses or services. Thus Utopics' purpose is to help utopic systems such as Clean Rivers Hub to realize their systemic potential to transform the world. Prior to his adventure in systemic management, he has served as a cluster manager in different sectors in Catalonia where he has promoted innovation and collaboration between companies and organizations for over a decade. Manel holds two Bachelor Degrees from the University of Girona, Business Studies and Philosophy, two Masters Degrees, in International Political Economy from the University of Leeds and in Sustainability from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and a PhD in Systems Science from the University of Hull. 

FOTO NUEVA PARA CV.png

Pilar
Rodríguez

(Valladolid)

Pilar, is a chemist and an expert in water treatment. She brings an experience of more than 25 years working in a multinational in the sector in Spain and LATAM. Her knowledge of the world of water is in drinking water treatment, waste water and water regeneration.

She has held different positions such as business manager, technical director, project manager, commercial support, and R+D+I project management.

She has contributed, for more than 10 years, as head of circular water economy projects, which allows her to provide a holistic vision about the matter.

She has worked on Digitalization, Matching Learning and Big Data projects around water and has actively participated in various national and international sectoral associations such as AEAS, AEDyR and the IWA.

 

 

She has extensive experience in relationships with administrations and private clients.

fotoperfilBN (2).jpg

Ana
Torralba

(Madrid)

Ana is a system innovation freelance consultant and coach, who aims to shape a more sustainable future where we all thrive. After more than 10 years as working with cross-sectorial projects, in 2017 she pivoted to build her own path with EmpoweringForSystemsChange to engage people in systems change and climate action. She’s also involved as a mentor for different European climate educational and entrepreneurship programmes and has designed learning materials and facilitated workshops and training courses on creativity, innovation and systems thinking . Ana holds a Master degree in Civil engineering as well studies in Green Cities, Climate communication, systems thinking and SDGs education