For the last 20 years, my life has been about working at executive level in large corporations, angel investing, my passion for action sports and travelling the world to the most beautiful places.
At 45, I decided to give a different meaning to what is coming ahead.
I left my job, crossed the Pacific from Panama to Phuket on a catamaran, campaigned in USA at Summit LA19 with Raoni and Association Foret Vierge from the Amazon rainforest, met incredible Millennials trying to change the world.
Back in Singapore, I work with my Partners at Pufferfish to help technology companies enter into Asia. I also give my experience to the profit of young entrepreneurs launching great innovations for a better future.
The vision I developed of the Living Labs Federation represents this life of travels, encounters and experiences turned into action to have impact on the world and federating game changers.
The simple hug from Raoni at the end of our US campaign.
The inspiration from impact entrepreneurs like Oliver in Ecuador, Mubarak in Ghana, Benjamin in Thailand, Mathilda in Singapore...
The full day of their life 23 people I did not know a few weeks before spontaneously gave on Oct 5, 2019 to design what became the bases of the LLF.
The hour of advice dozens of Activists, Impact investors, CEOs, Experts offer spontaneously every day.
This is what makes me unstoppable. The overwhelming support they offer to help turning a vision into reality.
The best way I can thank them is to make this happen and build the ecosystem that will allow them to increase their own impact.
Core team / Advisors / Sponsors
I am lucky to have met prestigious people who believe in this project and offered to advise and help build it.
A few of them involved since the early vision are listed below.
Strategy & Partnerships - Mauritius
Former Private Equity Partner, now Independent Investment Professional specialized in South East Africa
Nassima and Yann have been friends for years, and Nassima spontaneously offered to develop the Living Labs in the Indian Ocean and East Africa region.
Fundraising & Partnerships - France
CFO of Large Multinational Companies (Verallia, Zodiac, Constellium, ...)
Didier and Yann worked together at Constellium, and Didier has been mentoring Yann on LLF since inception, building the link with large corporations and investors.
Celine and Yann met in 2019 in Monaco where Celine was presenting her fight for the Javari indigenous people and rainforest. The natural synergies between the two made them collaborating since.
Expert Oceans / Urban Life - Singapore
Author, Lecturer, Advisor to governments on Sustainable Urban Planning and Coastal Rehabilitation
Daniel joined the LLF mid 2020. Public sector advisor, Trainer and expert on PPP, sustainable development & Investment attraction, urban planning and biodiversity conservation (ocean & coastal rehabilitation, Forestry).