Marjella Alma is the CEO and co-founder of Datamaran. Marjella believes that the application to AI to corporate sustainability is a game-changer, and partnered with former Wall Street trader and big data expert to drive her vision into reality.
As a technical expert in the field with in-depth knowledge of non-financial disclosure and responsible investing, Marjella provides the strategic direction to the team and leads the business development efforts. Datamaran is in its 4th year of growth and has gained great traction amongst both the corporate and investor community globally.
Additionally, Marjella is a member of Telefonica’s Sustainability Stakeholder Advisory Group, the SDG working group of the PRI, and the ACCA Global Forum for Sustainability.
Prior to founding Datamaran, Marjella was the head of the New York office of GRI (the Global Reporting Initiative) – the most widely used standard for measuring and managing Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) issues. She joined the GRI headquarters in Amsterdam in 2007 where she successfully set up the services department. She became the youngest female Director for the GRI at age 30.
Marjella holds a MA in International Relations from the University of Groningen and has a large and impressive international network in the field of reporting and transparency.
In her career to date, Marjella has worked with governments, regulators, international organisations, businesses, civil society, labour, the accountancy profession and the media – she continues to attract new audiences to this space with her diverse global team of experts in technology, risk management, finance, law and ESG.
Fun Fact: Marjella never forgets a name or a face.