New experts in the team of the Association of Sustainable Development Experts
Even during the war, the Association of Sustainable Development Experts continues to develop, expand its influence and attract new members. In particular, in March and April the team increased by four experts
Anna Meleganych - Expert in the field of communications
Regional Leader of Understanding of the United Nations Development Program in Ukraine, Regional Communication Coordinator of the All-Ukrainian Active Community Initiative in Uzhhorod, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development of Uzhhorod National University.
In the past: 2015-2018 - Coordinator of the Educational Network for Sustainable Local Development in Ukraine in the CBA project supported by UNDP and the EU, 2016 - Regional Coordinator of the educational project "Discover Ukraine", 2017 - Expert of the NGO "Carpathian Foundation" (Carpathian Foundation), 2020 - expert of projects for basic / applied research at Uzhhorod National University, 2017-2018 - trainer of the I and II All-Ukrainian School of Public Policy and Administration (Vinnytsia), 2020-2021 - regional coordinator of the initiative "Greening of Ukraine", "Greening of the planet" in the Transcarpathian region.
Ela Valenzuela - Еxpert on green marketing
Ela is the co-founder and Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer at Inteleum, a highly specialized US based, Oil and Gas Consulting firm, focused on sustainability, ESG, green marketing and investor relations. With more than 10 years of diverse experience in the US, Ela is a recognized leader, award winning entrepreneur and sustainability disrupter in the green transition efforts of the oil and gas industry.
Ela has received numerous awards and recognitions for her business success, including the 2021 "Business Woman of the Year Award". In addition, Ela is a committed civic leader and philanthropist. Her work in diversity and inclusion has received a lot of recognition. Ela graduated with a bachelor degree in economics and received her MBA from Texas Wesleyan University in 2011. In addition, she completed post-graduate coursework in strategic planning at Harvard University and has an online teaching certificate from Penn State University.
Dr. Henry Lopez
Dr. Henry Lopez is a seasoned business executive and the CEO of Inteleum, with more than 20 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry in the US. In 2019, Dr. Lopez founded Inteleum, an Oil and Gas Sustainability and ESG transformation firm based in Fort Worth, Texas. Henry is recognized as a sustainability leader in the oil and gas industry, leading the energy transition movement.
Previously, Dr. Lopez spent five years with Pioneer Natural Resources leading high-profile projects. Henry has also worked for super majors like Shell. Henry holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Margaret G. Walsh
Margaret G. Walshis the Director and Founder of Global Initiatives & Solutions Ltd. (GIS). GIS is an Edinburgh based Scottish registered company uniquely designed to function as a hybrid between business consultancy and a multidisciplinary think tank.
Margaret is an interdisciplinary professional educated in political science, economics, and law with strong analytical and communication skills and experience working with government agencies and international institutions. She has worked for over 30 years in international business consulting, advising and designing sustainable solutions for businesses globally. Her work now focuses on complex, potential threat scenarios related to political, economic, financial, and personal risks resulting from the unpredictability of situations, individuals, and geopolitical power shifts. She is an expert in national security, geopolitical and economic risk management, business security, rapid multidisciplinary broad analysis, and decision-making necessary in critical management and response situations. Whilst Margaret’s long standing connections with world experts is exceptional, she is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusivity and is always eager to engage with people at all levels and from all backgrounds in the pursuit of excellence in education and business.
The association attracts new experts to help Ukrainian businesses cope with the crisis of the war and develop sustainability in our country.