Our Team. CVs
Our projects integrate cultures and people, we learn from and with one another. Networks, content and knowledge are internationally connected. We work on three continents. Our plantations include more than 180'000 hectares in five countries, our technical projects bring together experts from all parts of the world. In August 2021 Macun International LLC entered into a cooperation with Regenerative Resources Corporation (RRC) to complement our knowledge and to expand our portfolio of geographical plantation sites. Please join us.
Dr. Hans-Ludwig Dankwardt, partner
Swiss/German national, with over 25 years work experiences in the Middle East for global companies like Ernst & Young, Hewlett Packard and Hitachi. His interests are focused on innovative water and renewal energy technologies, environmental engineering as well as food safety and security projects based on Seawater Agriculture. During these years he became trusted advisor of several Governments in the Middle East. He earned his PhD at University of Armed Forces in Munich/Germany and his MSc at University of St. Gallen/Switzerland.
Blaise Girard, partner
Swiss national with a 25+ year track record as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America and Wells Fargo. Blaise has extensive experience across all aspects of cross boarder advisory work with public and private corporates including debt and equity financing, acquisitions, divestments, defence and portfolio optimisation. Blaise graduated from the University of St. Gallen/Switzerland and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Dr. Gabriele Roselius, partner
Swiss/German national, with over 25 years experience in financial services with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and UBS AG. Gabriele set-up the global family office at UBS AG, offering services such as family philanthropy, family governance and family finances. She was a founding partner of Alpha Mundi Group (micro finance) and the CEO of Best Buddies Switzerland for the US based Shriver/Kennedy family. She designs operational frameworks for innovative, entrepreneurial situations, and has gained knowledge in managing business units at a global and regional level. She holds an MBA and PhD from University of St. Gallen/Switzerland.
Anthony Hawkins, team
Australian national, with over 20 years experience as English and Australian qualified lawyer. Tony is currently the legal and M&A Director at Columbus Energy Resources plc. Previously he was the General Council and Head of Commercial for a London listed oil and gas company. He advises CEOs and Boards on strategic issues, legal risk management with a focus on large scale M&A and Project Development. Tony earned his LL.B in Law at Murdoch University Perth/Australia and holds a BA from the University of western Australia. He is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, he sat on the legal committee of Oil & Gas UK and helped develop the Master Sale Agreement for the European Federation of Energy Traders. Tony is our Chief Legal Officer for the Middle East Region.
Dr. Abel Riaza-Frutos, team
Spanish national, with over 15 years working at international level for global companies in the water sector. He developed his activities and projects in several areas such as desalination, drinking water, wastewater treatment, reuse and Zero Liquid Discharge, among others, combined and linked with another areas such as energy and food. During this time, he has also developed several roles as Chief Technology Officer and Business Development Manager. He focuses on the development and market implementation of emerging technologies, solutions and products in addition to those more mature and conventional. He earned a PhD degree in chemical engineering at University of Cadiz/Spain and holds additional university degrees in water and environment management. Abel is our Chief Technology Officer.
Dr. Roman Hohl, team
Swiss national, he has over 15 years working experience in the agriculture (re)insurance industry on all main aspects of agricultural risk transfer, including work for Partner Re, Converium and Swiss Re, having developed new national agriculture insurance schemes (e.g. Brazil and Vietnam) and leading the development of agriculture risk quantification models for China and India at the Asia Risk Centre. Roman works currently with the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) in developing index-based risk transfer solutions. He holds a PhD in Geoscience from the University of Fribourg/ Switzerland. Roman is our Chief climate expert and risk manager for seawater agriculture issues.