Our Team

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SHIVA SUSARLA
Founder

Shiva is the Founder of Circular Cities Asia and RENERGii, a venture studio and innovation firm. He has a deep passion for building and scaling ideas through urban circular economy principles and lean innovation.

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SUZANNA POMEROY
Platform Director

Suzanna is the Platform Director of Circular Cities Asia. She has an MA in Philanthropic Studies and is a Global Fellow of the Moving Worlds Institute. Suzanna joins CCAsia with a strong background in capacity building, impact evaluation and cross-sector collaboration.

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ROLEEN SEVILLENA
Programme Manager

Roleen is the Programme Manager of the Circular Campus Programme, our newest initiative to bring circular innovation to campuses. She has a keen interest in strategic communications and programming for social and environmental impact.

Our Advisors

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GAURAV VORA
Innovation Consultant

Gaurav is an Innovation Consultant at RENERGii Asia with over 12 years corporate experience consulting with global companies like John Deere, Unilever, and Deloitte. He's been part of corporate innovation teams to lead the planning and execution of new businesses. Gaurav has an MBA in Marketing from AIM, Philippines.

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NIKO DECESARE
Innovation Consultant

Niko is an Innovation Consultant and Venture Partner for RENERGii Asia. He works with startups in the studio to test new ideas, bring products to market and develop cohesive brands. In addition to his MBA, he has a sustainability certificate from UCLA, is a LEED Green Advisor and has a passion for sustainable urbanization.

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BINGXUN SENG
Advisor

Bing is a Principal at AlphaBeta and leads its economic development practice. He also has strong experience on advising governments and the private sector across sustainbility topics, particularly on impact measurement and strategies to support the circular economy transition.

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STEPHANIE SIMONNET
Advisor
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LAVANYA SUSARLA
Advisor

Lavanya is the Commercialisation Manager for disruptive innovation at the Queensland Urban Utilities in Brisbane. With years of experience in various leadership positions, Lavanya is a recognized water sector strategist in Australia, NZ and the broader Pacific region. She brings not just a deep understanding of the technical and economic complexities of urban water systems and markets, but also deep empathy for communities.

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ELENA MESSIOU
Advisor

Elena is the founder of Levant Foods Ltd, a food business based in Hong Kong.  She's also one of the certified global trainers for ClimateLaunchpad. With extensive operational experience in the luxury hospitality industry, she's held executive management positions with large hotel brands in Europe and China. Elena is currently working as an independent consultant for the hospitality and retail industry in the Benelux region.

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ANUJ JAIN
Advisor

Dr. Jain is the Founder of BIOSEA and the Co-Founder of the Singapore Biomimicry Network. Anuj's interests range from wildlife conservation, ecological planning and ecosystem service assessments to creating nature-inspired designs for the built environment. He's a National Geographic Explorer for work on hornbills, a recipient of the Joan Mosenthal DeWind award for Lepidoptera Conservation by Xerces Society, USA and the Past Chairperson of Nature Society (Singapore)'s Butterfly & Insect Group.