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Meet the team

We are an international and diverse team of financial and investing professionals, entrepreneurs and carbon project development experts united by our vision to restore nature and protect biodiversity at scale.

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Daniel Pfeifer

CEO
& Founder
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Marie-Sophie Teyssier

Head of Marketing
& Business Development
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Olivier Kobel

Corporate Development
& Investor Relations
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Marco Meli

Head of Operations
& Finance
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Sven Kapell

Business Development
& Fundraising
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Daire Kelly

Natural Climate Solutions
Manager
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Olivia Gumbel

Marketing, Communication
& Events Manager
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Michael Wells

Investment & Operations
Assistant

The Team in Action

Meet the board

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Jan Nikolaisen

Lawyer
& Ecopreneur
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Anne-Sophie d'Andlau

Fund Expert
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Christian Müller

Investor in
Impactful Business Models
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Michael Lützenkirchen

Impact Investor
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Stefanie Hauer

Corporate Sustainability Leader
& Impact Investor

Our values

The principles and convictions of how we work, the DNA of NatureRe and the qualities we strive for every day.

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Daniel Pfeifer

Serial entrepreneur, successfully built up several companies in the areas of engineering, IT and financial services. Daniel bought and regenerated two pieces of rainforest in Colombia in 2014 as a pilot project.

Marie-Sophie Teyssier

20+ years of experience in marketing and communications, holding leading roles within global companies. Invests into sustainable food businesses, sustainable finance, and energy transition solutions as a Co-Owner of her family office. Previously worked with Daniel on a precursor organization to NatureRe.

Olivier Kobel

20+ years of international experience in Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance. Since 2009, the focus of his activities has been on assisting companies in the field of sustainable business (including raising funds for sustainable projects)

Marco Meli

Marco has 20 years of experience in the financial industry, having successfully structured and managed multiple fund platforms in different jurisdictions. Before joining NatureRe he held the position of COO of the Signet group of companies based in Zurich. Currently a CFA and CAIA Charter Holder.

Sven Kapell

Sven has 25+ years experience in investment banking and spent the last 2 years in the healthcare and Impact Investing sector. Due to his experience in various Corporate Finance and Capital Markets positions at leading investment banks, he brings an excellent network and possesses broad expertise in origination and execution of complex transactions, relationship management, business development and capital market communication.

Daire Kelly

Over the past two years, Daire has combined his academic insights and professional know-how with his passion for ecological restoration. Daire explored the ecological and financial benefits of ANR versus traditional reforestation methods in his thesis: “The Economics of Assisted Natural Regeneration: A Comparative Analysis of Reforestation Methods in the Lowland Neotropics.” His background in data analytics and portfolio management, combined with his expertise in the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM), has made him a vital contributor to Carbon Asset Development and local operations in Colombia.

Olivia Gumbel

Olivia has a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Management at ESCP Business School. Combining skills from the field of political science and of international management has led her to question how to reconcile economic growth and sustainability at a business level. Her language skills have driven her to work in marketing and communications, specifically to convey impact-minded messages in the face of the current climate and biodiversity crisis.

Michael Wells

Michael graduated from the École des Ponts (ParisTech) with a MSc in Sustainable Finance. He is a Charted Financial Analyst (CFA) who is passionate about directing capital to solve climate an social issues. 

Jan Nikolaisen

Seasoned lawyer, strategist and ecopreneur. Fund manager and investment director for 4+ years at Good Energies, a well renowned renewable energy fund. Founder and CEO of ROMO Wind, a technology leader in wind measurement for 10 years and currently serves as an Entrepreneur at Novastone Capital Advisors.

Anne Sophie d’Andlau

Co-Founder & Managing Partner of CIAM, a Paris and London based investment firm centering their activities around event-driven situations and an activist approach.
25+ years of international experience in corporate finance in a variety of leading roles (portfolio management, M&A, audit & due diligence)

Christian Müller

Former entrepreneur with focus on software and integration services for financial institutions. Angel investor in business models that generate impact and help solve challenges facing the environment and society. Active board member of the Mercator Foundation both in Switzerland and Germany.

Michael Lützenkirchen

Serial entrepreneur, excited about tech, nature, and sustainability. Sold his mobile messaging company in 2016 and founded eco-projects.global as a non profit in 2019 focussing on waste management solutions

Stefanie Hauer

Stefanie re-energized and transformed media companies such as the prestigious newspaper DIE ZEIT and the world’s best-selling magazine publisher Bauer as Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Executive Officer. She is also an amazing networker and hosts her own podcast show Planetary Business. As a biodiversity enthusiast investing in ecosystem restoration, she will bring tremendous value to NatureRe.