Co-Founder & Chief Climate Officer
At THE CLIMATE CHOICE, Lara is responsible for Operations, Sustainability as well as Communications and can answer any question about climate change.
Lara, after her B.A. in Art & Culture Organization, did her double Master in Innovation Management at TU Berlin & UT Twente, and received an additional Masterlabel in Sustainability. Lara’s master’s thesis was recognized by the Philippe de Woot Award for CSR. In recent years, Lara gained extensive experience in the Climate Tech industry as Co-Founder of MOWEA (modular wind turbines), Venture Developer of Weeve.network (IoT Data Platform) and Corporate Accelerator Manager DACH at Climate KIC.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
At THE CLIMATE CHOICE, Yasha is responsible for business development, finance and sales.
He holds his Bachelor’s degree in Media Economics from Hochschule der Medien and a Master’s degree in Management from Leuphana University. Yasha previously founded the SaaS company resmio.com and built it into one of the leading restaurant software providers in Germany as CEO until 2017. Afterwards, he supported various tech start-ups in fundraising, management and sales issues.
Dr. Reyhood Farhan
Co-Founder & Chief Data Scientist
At THE CLIMATE CHOICE, Rey is responsible for Product Development and Data Science.
He holds a Master’s degree in Physics and a PhD in Bioinformatics. After working as a Data Scientist at PwC and SoundCloud, Rey most recently led the Data Science team at Silicon Valley product development firm Originate.com as a Director, working on data-intensive products for companies in the financial sector such as Blackrock, Pimco, Prudential.
Climate Performance Analyst
At THE CLIMATE CHOICE, Theresa supports our clients in understanding their own climate performance and identifying individual action areas for their climate transformation. She also supports other business development projects.
Theresa completed her Masters in Sustainability Science, Policy and Society at Maastricht University and brings both project management experience and practical experience in sustainability assessments to the team.
Head of Engineering
At THE CLIMATE CHOICE Timo is responsible for Software Development and IT Security.
After his diploma in computer science with focus on “security in networked systems”, Timo worked for the last 10 years as interim head of engineering and independent backend software engineer for several well-known startups and companies (e.g. Orderbird, resmio, momox, Tinnitracks, McDonalds, Bonprix) and supported them with Big Data infrastructure.
Product Management working student
At THE CLIMATE CHOICE, Malte supports the team as a working student in Product and Web Development.
He already gained practical experience during an internship in the field of thermodynamics and application at BMW, and is also currently completing a master’s degree in operational environmental informatics at HTW Berlin.
People & Talent Manager
At THE CLIMATE CHOICE, Isi is responsible for People & Talent.
After her studies in Psychology, she started her career at a Berlin-based HR consultancy, but after a while she decided to go back to Lisbon for her Master in Organizational Consulting & HR. In the meantime, she supported various startups in the area of Talent Acquisition and People Operations.
Climate Communication Lead
At THE CLIMATE CHOICE, Florian is responsible for communication.
He holds a Master’s degree in German Literature from HU Berlin. As a project coordinator at Freunde fürs Leben e.V., he first led awareness campaigns on mental health for two years. He then worked as a PR consultant on the agency side for various startups and digital companies.
Project Manager for the Climate Transformation Summit
At THE CLIMATE CHOICE, Chiara is responsible for the Climate Transformation Summit 2022 organization.
After having obtained a BA in Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Luiss University in Rome, she decided to specialize in Sustainability Science, Policy & Society with a MSc from Maastricht University, in the Netherlands. Chiara has always had a passion for the environment and she lives up to the motto “leave the world a bit better than how you found it”, by B.P. – the founder of the scout movement where she grew up in. After an experience in Project Management for a Greek NGO, she is now ready to organize the #CTS2022!
Intern for the Climate Transformation Summit
At THE CLIMATE CHOICE, Max supports the organisation of the Climate Transformation Summit 2022.
After his bachelor’s degree in cultural studies, he gained practical experience in corporate volunteering and project management at a Berlin-based start-up. Since 2020, he has been volunteering in an international sewing and education project, assisting in logistics and building a sustainable fashion brand.
Content Marketing & Communications Working Student
At THE CLIMATE CHOICE, Anna supports as a working student in the area of Content Marketing & Communication.
Previously, Anna was able to gain experience through various volunteer activities and is currently studying for a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communication sciences.
Junior Marketing & Social Media Manager
At THE CLIMATE CHOICE, Enya supports the Marketing & Communication department.
She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Media Management with a focus on Digital Media at the Berlin School Of Popular Arts. Since 2016, she has also worked as a writer for various music magazines and supported the editorial work of the ARD Studio Paris for four months.
Junior Frontend Engineer
At THE CLIMATE CHOICE Christos is responsible for Frontend Web Development.
He holds a Diploma in Product and Systems Design Engineering, and has worked for several years in the field of advertising and multimedia applied arts. For the past two years he brings his combined experience into web development.
Junior Backend Engineer
At THE CLIMATE CHOICE, Rafael is responsible for the development and maintenance of our backend systems.
At the end of his higher education for Computer Science, he had already been able to gather up to three years of experience in several technical frameworks used by the company.
At THE CLIMATE CHOICE, Shramana is responsible for the development and maintenance of the backend systems.
Shramana found her love for programming during her Bachelor’s in Physics and has pursued two consecutive Masters in Computer Science since. She started as a Java developer in Accenture and eventually started learning Python, and she hopes to get better at it with every passing day. She is also a data science enthusiast with a keen interest in knowledge graphs.
Senior DevOps Engineer
At THE CLIMATE CHOICE, Lisa is responsible for DevOps.
After studying mathematics, she first worked in quality management at a large market research company and then turned towards DevOps in search of new challenges, gaining experience in both public administration and SaaS start-up environments.