About us

Founder: Yann LeMoël

For the last 25 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 Angel Investor and Consultant.

Nassima joined LLF in June 2020 and brings 17-year experience in investment, fundraising and business development in Southeast Asia and Southeast Africa. She leads LLF strategy and partnerships.

Business Development & Partnerships - South Africa

Experienced program manager in the international economic development sector

Invested in collaborative and impact-oriented projects in Southern and Eastern Africa. Herland develops LLF actions and partnerships in the Africa & Indian Ocean Region.

Business Development & Economic Intelligence - Reunion & Seychelles

International affairs and coordination expert in Indian Ocean

Experienced in governmental affairs, Kevin develops LLF actions and partnerships in Reunion and Seychelles.

Innovation and Design Thinking - Singapore

Founder of Co-Creation Lab, ex-Google and leading the French Tech in Singapore

Julien is our main partner to conduct design thinking phases of the acceleration project. We together created the Game Changer package for corporations.

Strategy & Investments - Singapore

Founder of Nemean Labs, Investor, Innovation Scholar

Pierrick brings his 15-year experience working at the technology-innovation-impact interface across the U.S., Europe and Asia to support the federation model.

Fundraising & Partnerships - Singapore, Switzerland

Retired MD of Citibank Private, Advisor to non profit organizations.

Dominique has been involved into LLF since inception. He supports the LLF by promoting to investors and large NGO organizations.

Philanthropy & Partnerships - USA

Founder & CEO at Treedom House, Board Member of IsraAID

Michael has been advising Yann on LLF and involved rainforest projects since inception of LLF.

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.

Initiator - Advisor Rainforest - France / Brazil

Filmmaker and Activist, CauseCentric Productions - Javari Reservation, Brazil

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.

Advisor Rainforest - France / Latin America

Founder of Forest Initiative (Ecoforestry) and Voltalia (Renewable Energies)

Robert and Yann met through the Xingu Institute Project with Association Foret Vierge. Forest Initiative can bring the local operational support as Enabler in Latin America.

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).