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Rodolphe serves as Technical Officer for Climate Change Mitigation, within the Measurement and Planning Team. In this role, he works on the greenhouse gas inventories of all cities within the C40 Network, ensuring that they are high quality and fit for use in the Climate Action Planning Programme. Rodolphe transitioned to this role after interning with the C40 Regions/Deadline2020 Team, where he worked on ensuring the continual participation of cities within the C40 network. Prior to joining C40, Rodolphe worked as an academic research assistant in Montreal, studying the effects of agricultural certification in relation to deforestation rates. Rodolphe is a graduate of McGill University, where he received a BA in Urban Geography, Environmental Studies and GIS.
Rolf Rosenkranz serves as C40’s Head of Global Media. In this role, he leads efforts to position C40 and C40 mayors as global climate leaders and build their profile on a local, regional and global stage.
Rolf has more than 10 years of experience empowering governments, civil society and media to save and improve lives through effective multi-platform campaigns and policy change. Prior to joining C40, Rolf was associate director of communications at the Global Health Advocacy Incubator, overseeing and guiding impactful policy, advocacy and communications campaigns to improve health, nutrition and epidemic preparedness across Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. As founding editor of the Devex newsroom, Rolf created and built a cutting-edge news and information platform for the global development community.
Rolf has served in a number of advisory roles, including with the UN Refugee Agency, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and Global Health Strategies.
Rozanne is C40’s Senior Manager for City-Business Engagement. In this role, she leads the City-Business Climate Alliance (CBCA) programme, which convenes a network of cities and global businesses to share expertise, advocacy and learnings on developing city-business partnerships that drive climate action. Rozanne joined C40 from the Business Engagement team at the Greater London Authority (GLA). Before this, Rozanne was Head of International Engagement at the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation and has also worked for a number of London Business Improvement Districts (BIDs). Rozanne has a BA in Sociology from the University of Sussex and a Master’s in Urban Regeneration from London South Bank University.
Ryan serves as Senior Technical Manager, Climate Action Planning (Mitigation) within the Measurement and Planning Team. In this role, he supports the delivery of technical assistance to help C40 cities develop greenhouse gas emissions inventories in line with international best practice. This includes the development of further guidance, resources and case studies on data management, inventory development and climate action planning.
Prior to joining C40, Ryan worked with cities at CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) to help them publicly disclose their climate-related data and connect them with resources to advance their climate planning. There, Ryan led engagement with UK Cities, helping them to use public disclosure as part of their climate emergency response, and providing feedback on their plans and inventories to help build their evidence base for action.
Ryan holds an MSc in Sustainability, specialising in CSR, from the University of Nottingham and a BSc in Accounting and Finance.
Sabareesh serves as the Manager of Climate Action Implementation at C40. Prior to this, he was a Senior Associate with the Climate Resilience practice of the World Resources Institute (WRI), where his primary task was to integrate adaptation and resilience strategies into various development initiatives while also working towards bolstering India’s preparedness to access climate-related funding opportunities.
His professional interests lie at the intersection of urban resilience, climate action financing, and setting up GHG Inventories. Sabareesh has accumulated substantial experience collaborating with esteemed multilateral institutions such as the World Bank, IFC, and numerous Indian state governments. His contributions have notably involved conducting in-depth sectoral analyses on urban management, finance, and urban governance reform initiatives. Sabareesh is also actively mentoring the United Nations SDSN (Sustainable Development Solutions Network) Youth Local Pathways Fellowship Program on a global scale. Moreover, he is a dedicated member of the Global Shaper’s Community, an initiative facilitated by the World Economic Forum, where he collaborates with a network of young professionals on various global initiatives.
Sabareesh holds a bachelor’s in Architecture from the Faculty of Built Environment and Sustainable Habitat, Sathyabama University and a master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from CEPT University. He also holds an executive MBA specialising in Business Analytics from NMIMS.
Sachin serves as C40’s Director of Climate Resilience. He oversees C40’s adaptation programmes and activities, including urban heat, water and urban nature.
Previously, Sachin worked in Arup’s International Development and Urban Design Departments for thirteen years. Sachin has a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Mumbai University and a Master’s degree in Urban Design from Harvard University.
Sam is Digital and Social Media Manager at C40. As part of the Communications team, Sam works closely with the Brand, Creative and Digital Content team, as well as members of the wider organisation, to create a strong brand for C40. Keeping global reach and local relevance in mind, Sam is key in helping conceptualise, strategise, and create engaging content that connects with C40’s target audiences and key stakeholders.
Sam has over 10 years of experience in content. She began her career as a print journalist in 2010 before diving into the world of digital writing, and then expanding her skill set to include areas such as social media management. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication from Murdoch University.
Based in Bengaluru, India, Sanjana is the Regional Officer for the South and West Asian region. She joins after working with McKinsey & Co. as a Research Analyst for the Asia-Australia region where she worked with clients in technology, sustainability and public policy.
Prior to this, she completed a Masters in Development Studies from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in Chennai, India, where her thesis was on the governance of urban wetlands. She has also volunteered at her local FridaysforFuture chapter for over three years, as part of the youth climate movement.
In her free time, she enjoys watercolour painting, listening to audiobooks, and is slowly getting into cooking.
Santiago works as a Data Scientist Officer in the Analytics Team at C40, where he supports the gathering, processing, and analysis of large-scale and cross-sectoral data relevant to climate action in cities. Through the scoping and implementing of novel statistical and mathematical methodologies, he also contributes to the Analytics Team’s mission of improving data capability within the organisation.
Prior to joining C40, Santiago was involved in multiple research projects related to social segregation and economic development in Colombia and briefly worked as a machine learning consultant in an applied mathematics firm. He holds a double degree in Economics and Government and Public Affairs from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.
As Head of Implementation in Latin America, Sarah is responsible for the rollout of C40’s UCAP Climate Action Implementation (CAI) Programme in five C40 cities in Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Sarah has worked in the past 13 years in environmental sustainability and climate change both in the private and public sectors.
As the climate change advisor for the Secretary of Environment of the city of Bogotá, Sarah led and coordinated the formulation of the city’s CAP. Prior to this, she was the leader of the Building Energy Efficiency Accelerator program of the World Resources Institute in Bogotá and Colombia, while working at the Colombian Green Building Council. She also supported the Climate Change strategy for the Housing and Urban sector at the Ministry of Housing, Cities and Territory of Colombia and her first experience in the public sector was at the National Natural Parks office as a sustainable architect and project manager.
In the private sector she has worked as a bioclimatic and environmental sustainability advisor for architectural projects and founded an office for sustainable drainage and water recycling in Bogotá.
Sarah is an architect and holds a specialization in environmental engineering from Los Andes University in Bogotá and a MSc in sustainable design from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.
Sarah is C40’s Head of Grants. She leads a team supporting the organisation to set up and maintain grant management processes that aim to enable C40 to successfully deliver on contracts with our partners and suppliers and to contribute to our vision of equity-rooted climate action.
Sarah has 12+ years of experience in non-profit management and leadership working in a variety of roles supporting teams that design, fundraise for, manage, implement, and monitor sustainable development programmes on gender justice/women’s rights, climate justice, accountable governance, and conflict and fragility.
Having been on both the granting-in and granting-out ends of the funding spectrum, she has experience in setting up contract management systems that work to support the delivery of impact and at the same time uphold accountability to donors, regulators, as well as civil society partners and communities.
She has also authored and co-authored papers on social justice with a focus on gender equality and is passionate about racial justice and decolonisation.
Sarah is French and Lebanese. In her spare time, she loves reading, writing, learning new things, travelling, and eating her way through every city she finds herself in.
Sarah serves as Research Manager, supporting the Executive Director with research projects, speeches, articles and blogs. Sarah joined C40 after completing an MSc in Sustainable Resource Economics, Transitions and Policy at University College London. Her dissertation focussed on city-level energy projects. She also holds a BA in Middle Eastern Languages from the University of Manchester and has lived and worked in a number of global cities, including Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Alexandria. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys hiking and reading.
Selina serves as the Director of Climate Action Implementation at C40. Before this she was City Finance Programme Director & Head of the C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF), responsible for C40’s work on supporting cities to access finance to deliver their climate plans, leading the CFF C40 team, and overseeing this UNFCCC award-winning project preparation facility, which is delivered with our partners GIZ.
Prior to joining C40, Selina held a number of international climate and development roles in the UK civil service. Most recently, she led the team that developed the UK’s successful bid to secure COP26 Presidency. Other roles included the Head of the Programme Management Office which delivered the £3.3bn BEIS International Climate Fund and serving as the International Climate Fund’s forests monitoring lead. Prior to her work in international climate, Selina worked in Zimbabwe for the Department for International Development (DFID), leading on the WASH, Education and Humanitarian Programmes. Selina is based in London and studied Human Sciences at Oxford University.
Seneca serves as C40’s Programme Manager, Air Quality and Climate Action Planning. In this role, she works to integrate air quality and air pollution-related health considerations into the C40 Cities climate action planning process. As part of C40’s Air Quality and Climate Action Planning Integration Project, she will be responsible for coordinating the technical air quality impact analyses for seven pilot city projects. Prior to joining C40 Cities, Seneca worked at South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) as a researcher in the Climate and Air Quality Modelling group, where she worked on projects in both the research and consulting arenas, with a focus on the air quality-climate change linkages that exist within cities and air quality management planning. Previously, Seneca worked as an air quality scientist at the South African Weather Service, where she was responsible for managing data from monitoring networks in South Africa’ nationally declared air quality priority areas and reporting this information to South Africa’s National Department of Environment, Forestries and Fisheries. She was involved in the development and operation of South Africa’s Industrial National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory System. Seneca holds an MSc in Atmospheric Science and a BSc Honours in Geography from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Sheriff Sanusi has dedicated his professional experience to helping organisations meet their objectives by supporting them to build and make efficient use of Salesforce platforms. He is based in the United Kingdom but is originally from Nigeria, with a background in MSC Business Information Systems.
Prior to joining C40, Sheriff Sanusi previously worked within the financial sector, medical research industry and the agricultural sector (AGCO), where he helped to improve and enhance Salesforce platforms. Sheriff brings experience working on multiple Salesforce platforms, including sales cloud, service cloud and experience cloud.