The Team

The Team

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Leadership Team

Marjella Lecourt-Alma

CEO

Marjella Lecourt-Alma

CEO

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.

Jérôme Basdevant

CTO

Jérôme Basdevant

CTO

Jérôme is co-founder and CTO of Datamaran and he leads the Spanish office. He is the creator of the AI engine behind Datamaran. Under his guidance, the team of Data Scientists develop methods that allows us to identify, measure and monitor emerging risks and non-financial issues (including ESG).

Jérôme has over 20 years of experience building and leading international cross-functional teams to design and deploy innovative B2B solutions, processes and analytics.

Jérôme is highly qualified, with an MSc in Robotics and Operational Research from Ecole Centrale de Paris. He is a member of the AAT Digital Advisory Board and frequent speaker on the application of AI to the business world.

JP Lecourt

COO

JP Lecourt

COO

Jean-Philippe oversees Datamaran's financial, operational, and legal aspects. He leads strategic engagement with the financial services industry and is one of our 3 founders – the crack team behind our success.

JP has 17 years of experience in Capital Markets in the Financial Services Industry from Derivatives quant at JP Morgan in Hong Kong in 1996, to Managing Director of Bank of America (at 29 years of age), head of US derivatives trading, to Deputy head of BNP's Prime Brokerage Risk Management in the US.

Having spent 16 years working on Wall Street, JP has real drive, enthusiasm and a keen focus on results.

With a MSc in Applied Mathematics from Ecole Centrale Paris, and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics Lycee Louis Le Grand, JP is ideally suited to controlling Datamaran's financial matters.

Bart Dykstra

Bart Dykstra

​​Creative Director

Bart Dykstra

​​Creative Director

Bart Dykstra

​​Creative Director

As Creative Director and Head of Design, Bart ensures visual brand integrity and UX/UI product design at Datamaran. He built Datamaran's visual identity from the ground-up. Bart has over 15 years of experience in the field of creative art direction for a variety of top global brands.

Before joining Datamaran, he worked with clients in the government and corporate sector, including the automotive navigation services company TomTom BV, the on board superyacht luxury technology integrator Van Berge Henegouwen and the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

Bart holds an Honours Degree in Photographic Design.

Donato Calace

Donato Calace

VP of Accounts and Innovation

Donato Calace

VP of Accounts and Innovation

Donato Calace

VP of Accounts and Innovation

Dr. Donato Calace is the Vice President of Innovation and Accounts at Datamaran. He contributes to global innovation projects for the firm and leads the account strategy. Donato defines and implements a replicable approach across the accounts team for engaging with and closing opportunities, as well as ensuring client retention. He also advises on the prioritization of business-critical R&D projects, understanding and anticipating the competitive (product) landscape.

Donato is a member of the EFRAG Task Force on non-financial reporting, and regularly engages with key institutions and regulators, such as the European Commission, ESMA, and the US SEC.

A passionate expert in his field, in June 2016, Donato was awarded a Ph.D. in the international program “The Economics and Management of Natural Resources” developed by the LUM Jean Monnet University – Italy, Megatrend University, Belgrade (Serbia), China Three Gorges University (CTGU – China), Louisiana Tech University (USA) and Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical University (SPbSFTU – Russia).

During his PhD and visiting period at Cass Business School, he focused on the relationship between non-financial disclosure and environmental performance; reporting and market value; national culture and non-financial risks reporting. His areas of expertise and research include materiality analysis, ESG integration, and risk management associated to non-financial issues. The results of his doctoral research are available here. His academic publications are listed here.

His definition of materiality for the Encyclopedia of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals edited by Springer has been published here.

​Heidi Uri​

​Heidi Uri​

​Principal Engineer

​Heidi Uri​

​Principal Engineer

​Heidi Uri​

​Principal Engineer

Heidi Uri is a Principal Engineer at Datamaran. With software development as her primary focus, she optimizes the performance and quality of our product. Together with our Principal Software Architect, she provides technical leadership to the global team.

In her previous roles, Heidi worked with a range of technologies - from lower-level close to hardware graphics development to web stacks and database systems. With over 15 years of professional experience in software development at various companies, including JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley, she is an expert in operating large scale software systems in complex environments.

Ian van der Vlugt

Ian van der Vlugt

Director of Product

Ian van der Vlugt

Director of Product

Ian van der Vlugt

Director of Product

Ian is Director of Product at Datamaran. In this role, he manages product development, working with internal and external stakeholders to deliver the greatest product value for our clients. Ian also oversees the creation of product-related data, content and research.

Before joining Datamaran, he was the head of the data team at CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), managing the organization's data cleaning and modeling work and associated projects, primarily through a climate change lens.

Prior to that, he worked at the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), growing its Sustainability Disclosure Database and bridging technical and content work. He has also worked at Deutsche Post DHL, designing and authoring e-learning.

​Jocelyne Ozdoba

​Jocelyne Ozdoba

Director of Customer Success

​Jocelyne Ozdoba

Director of Customer Success

​Jocelyne Ozdoba

Director of Customer Success

As Datamaran's Director of Customer Success, Jocelyne ensures that our global clients achieve their goals in using Datamaran. She oversees a global team of Customer Success representatives, which establishes trusted and repeated relationships with our clients. Jocelyne leads the day-to-day operations of this team, including technical training activities, the Datamaran Certification Program and client-exclusive forums. She establishes processes to enhance the client experience and increase productivity, while actively contributing to product developments.

Jocelyne began her career as a strategy consultant, with a focus on financial services. She holds an Executive MBA from one of the top programs in France, with a speciality in sustainability.

As Head of Sustainability Strategy and Reporting at Utopies, the first independent sustainability consultancy in France, she helped major brands across various sectors develop their business strategy on ESG issues, including their materiality, reporting and stakeholder engagement processes.

Jocelyne is a well-respected leader in the field. She has contributed to the drafting of non-financial reporting policies in France and was appointed as a member of GRI Market Panel in 2018. Jocelyne taught sustainability at Business Schools, including IE, ESSEC, Sciences-Po Paris and La Sorbonne. She holds a BA in Economics and a MS in Finance.

Maeva Charles

Maeva Charles

Partnerships & Technical Director

Maeva Charles

Partnerships & Technical Director

Maeva Charles

Partnerships & Technical Director

As Datamaran’s Partnerships & Technical Director, Maeva accelerates Datamaran's growth through multi-channel distribution with carefully selected organizations. She focuses on identifying the right partners, needs and solutions, and establishes trusted relationships with global partners such as EY and ERM.

With a combination of risk management and sustainability expertise, Maeva supports clients in using Datamaran to strengthen risk management and assurance processes. She is a technical expert, and actively contributes to product development.

Before joining Datamaran Maeva worked at Deloitte in their Enterprise Risk Services practice. In this role, she helped multinational companies across various industries integrate ESG issues into broader corporate strategy and risk management process.

Maeva holds an MSc in Environmental Sciences from L'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), an MSc in Sustainable Development (majoring in CSR) from Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and a BA in Chinese and International Relations from the University of Sheffield.

Marie Lehmann

Marie Lehmann

Director of Business Development

Marie Lehmann

Director of Business Development

Marie Lehmann

Director of Business Development

As Datamaran’s Director of Business Development, Marie is responsible for C-Level engagement within the corporate sector globally and promoting Datamaran Executive (DMX) solutions, specifically tailored to executive audiences. She has extensive experience in global sales within the financial services sector, with customer centric mindset and approach. With a background in traditional finance, Marie believes in the power of data to positively influence corporate behavior.

Marie joined Datamaran from Moody’s Investors Service where, as Senior Vice President – Commercial Strategy, she was in charge of the sales and marketing strategy of their ESG division. Prior to that Marie worked as an Advisor – Capital Markets for HRH The Prince of Wales’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) that focuses on enticing CFOs and senior finance leaders to integrate ESG factors into their business practices and investment decisions.

Marie holds a Master’s Degree in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and an Executive MBA from Warwick Business School, UK. She is currently contributing to a book on Responsible Investment and Fixed Income which will be published by Dr Rory Sullivan (Grantham Institute of Climate Change and the Environment, The London School of Economics) and Joshua Kendall (Insight Investment).

​Nirdosh Kumar

​Nirdosh Kumar

Principal Software Architect

​Nirdosh Kumar

Principal Software Architect

​Nirdosh Kumar

Principal Software Architect

As Datamaran's Principal Software Architect, Nirdosh oversees Datamaran's architectural blueprints and provides technical leadership to the global team. He ensures that the team delivers the best product quality, and supports technical elements of the client experience.

Nirdosh has extensive experience in software development working with various companies. He has also worked in sales and marketing consulting and analytics. In his previous roles, Nirdosh worked in various technologies and programming languages.

Nirdosh holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, and was among the top 10 students in his state in board examinations.

Rodney Fernandes

Rodney Fernandes

Managing Director of Financial Institutions

Rodney Fernandes

Managing Director of Financial Institutions

Rodney Fernandes

Managing Director of Financial Institutions

Rodney Fernandes is Managing Director, Financial Institutions at Datamaran. He engages with the key stakeholders in the investment arena, helping financial services firms integrate Datamaran insights into their investment processes, decision making, portfolios and product creation.

Prior to joining Datamaran, Rodney was Managing Director, Client Coverage (EMEA & India) at S&P Dow Jones Indices, where he led business development, sales and ongoing client relationship management across EMEA & India.

Rodney has more than 20 years experience within the asset management industry, working at global firms, including Morgan Grenfell / Deutsche Asset Management and Northern Trust (European Head of Quantitative Portfolio Management). He is an expert in passive equity and fixed income portfolios, as well as Enhanced Index funds. Rodney previous roles also included derivatives dealing and transition management.

Susanne Katus

Susanne Katus

VP of Brand and Business Development

Susanne Katus

VP of Brand and Business Development

Susanne Katus

VP of Brand and Business Development

Susanne is Vice President of Brand and Business Development at Datamaran. She leads engagement activities with Datamaran's global network of clients and influencers, focused on maintaining brand integrity, relevance and respect among our target audience of corporate executives. Susanne is part of the founding team in New York. She shapes key business development, marketing and client engagement processes, working across teams to ensure that Datamaran's product and insights offer consistent value.

Susanne has global experience advancing ESG strategy in business. She's collaborated with Fortune 500 companies, regulators, accounting organizations, academics, industry associations, and the media to support this. Prior to Datamaran, she worked at Global Reporting Initiative, the global standard for ESG reporting, alongside Datamaran's CEO Marjella Lecourt-Alma.

Susanne is an international keynote speaker, published author and guest lectures at MBA programs in New York City (including Columbia University and Bard). She has research background in emerging markets, having completed a MSc at the University of Amsterdam and BA at Washington University in St. Louis.

Accounts & Community Team

Adriana Farenga

Adriana Farenga

Senior Marketing Manager

Adriana Farenga

Senior Marketing Manager

Adriana Farenga

Senior Marketing Manager

Adriana Farenga is Senior Marketing Manager at Datamaran.

With a particular interest in driving successful campaigns on social media, her responsibilities in this role cover social media management, email marketing and campaigns, SEO and website management.

Adriana is particularly interested in environmental sustainability and women's empowerment. She was part of the Communications team of the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), the NGO Global One and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Also, since 2009 she works as a freelance journalist for the web-magazine Ambient&Ambienti.

Adriana has a background in Philosophy and History of the Middle Age. She defended her PhD at University La Sapienza in Rome in 2016, and spent two years as Specialisation Student at the Institute of Philosophy of KU Leuven University

Ana Belén Jiménez

Ana Belén Jiménez

Customer Success Representative

Ana Belén Jiménez

Customer Success Representative

Ana Belén Jiménez

Customer Success Representative

As a Customer Success Representative, Ana works with the customer success team overseeing client’s health and overall engagement, ensuring that clients are given the best support possible throughout their Datamaran journey.

Ana studied International Relations at the University of Azuay in Ecuador. Having recently
graduated, she has a keen interest in sustainability and international relations – including
environmental, social and corporate governance.

Ana is Ecuadorian and grew up in the United States, as such she is fluent in both English and
Spanish.

​Angus Harrison​

​Angus Harrison​

​Account Representative

​Angus Harrison​

​Account Representative

​Angus Harrison​

​Account Representative

Angus Harrison is an Account Representative at Datamaran.

​As he endeavours to establish a career in sales, Angus is tasked with delivering a service that goes beyond organisational expectations.

From liaising with existing clients and ensuring their satisfaction to developing new business, [he knows] his success will be directly related to his resilience and determination to succeed!

He possesses comprehensive knowledge of the Biological Sciences as demonstrated by his BSc in Biology from the University of Southampton.

Although passionate about many aspects of the Biological Sciences, he has taken a keen interest for the environment and the universe of sustainability.

​Ari Montoro​

​Ari Montoro​

​Partnership Associate

​Ari Montoro​

​Partnership Associate

​Ari Montoro​

​Partnership Associate

Ari is a Partnership Associate at Datamaran.

In this role, Ari is responsible for assisting Datamaran's partners and clients. She also supports growth across a diversity of business units that require data and insights into non-financial issues.

Having recently graduated in Law from the University of Valencia, Ari has specialized in International Law, including Environmental, Humanitarian, and Immigration Law. She has a keen interest in worldwide events, human rights, and sustainability.

She considers that developing strong relationships is the foundation of everything she does, both professionally and personally. She has proven so by working as an English as a Second Language teacher and having experienced working in a courthouse throughout her studies.

​Charles Jaco

​Charles Jaco

Customer Success Representative

​Charles Jaco

Customer Success Representative

​Charles Jaco

Customer Success Representative

As a Customer Success Representative, Charles works with the customer success team to ensure that clients are supported throughout their Datamaran journey.

Charles studied International Relations and Spanish at the University of Saint Andrews and completed a masters degree in Current Democracies: Nationalism, Federalism and Multiculturalism at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.

Prior to his role at Datamaran, Charles worked in sales and marketing for a number of startups and as an English teacher.

Charles is British and Canadian and grew up in London and Edinburgh. He is passionate about music, art, cinema, cooking, and is a keen traveller.

​Julieta Gonzalez

​Julieta Gonzalez

Senior Technical Manager

​Julieta Gonzalez

Senior Technical Manager

​Julieta Gonzalez

Senior Technical Manager

Julieta is the interface between the users and the technical team,  with her expertise on ESG integration and Datamaran platform she contributes to the development of new features and ensures users’ ease of adoption of the platform.

She has more than six years of international experience in sustainable business practices across various sectors - Electronics, Pharma, Chemicals, Agriculture. Julieta’s specialization is in ESG risk analysis and CSR research.

She holds a MA in International Studies (majoring in Environment) from the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, a MA in Sustainable Development from the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, and a BA in Philosophy from the Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México (UNAM).

She loves to travel and learn languages, practice yoga, and knit in her spare time!

Matt Peacock

Matt Peacock

Account Manager

Matt Peacock

Account Manager

Matt Peacock

Account Manager

As an Account Manager at Datamaran, he works with the customer success team to ensure Datamaran's clients are given the best support possible throughout their subscriptions.

He has graduated in BSc Psychology from the University of Kent. Matthew has experience working at a solicitors firm for a number of years, as well as Hotel Chocolat as a sales advisor for two years.

Matt has a passion for the outdoors and loves to challenge himself. He often goes mountain climbing and other outdoor activities.

Matt is a sociable individual who thrives in environments where he can meet new people and have new experiences.

​Nicoletta Ferro

​Nicoletta Ferro

​​Senior Account Manager

​Nicoletta Ferro

​​Senior Account Manager

​Nicoletta Ferro

​​Senior Account Manager

Nicoletta Ferro is a Senior Account Manager at Datamaran.

As sustainability specialist, Nicoletta is supporting Italian clients to ensure a timely and successful delivery of objectives, while attracting new ones with a good value proposition.
With over 15 years of experience in sustainability (in both strategy and operations), Nicoletta has a multidimensional approach to ESG and risk management gained through her work in the oil & gas, agriculture and mining sector.

Nicoletta started as a researcher at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), a major Italian think tank, where she worked on energy governance and climate change. She then moved to China working in sustainability consultancy while documenting Beijing's progress in tackling environmental and social challenges as a freelance journalist.

Back in Italy, Nicoletta joined Bocconi University as project manager of a multistakeholder initiative for sustainable business model innovation. As policy consultant for the World Farmers Organization, she was directly involved in the negotiation phase of both the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement.

Before joining Datamaran, Nicoletta was Sustainability Communications & Corporate Affairs Manager for a company in the precious metal field in Switzerland.

Nicoletta obtained a MSc in International Cooperation & Diplomacy from ISPI and a BA in history with a concentration in economics from Università Statale in Milan. She loves Asia and is co-editor of a media platform on Chinese affairs where she covers innovation and sustainability issues.

​Roxanne Sharif

​Roxanne Sharif

​Account Representative

​Roxanne Sharif

​Account Representative

​Roxanne Sharif

​Account Representative

Roxanne is an Account Representative at Datamaran.

In this role, she works with the Accounts and Community team to ensure Datamaran's clients are given the best support possible throughout their subscriptions.

She has a BA in Communications and Media from Chapman University and an MBA in Sustainability from Bard University. Roxanne has nearly a decade of experience working with nonprofits and social enterprises. Currently, she is Vice Chair for the Sierra Club, where she volunteers as a researcher and advocate with expertise in energy, transportation, and the food and agricultural sectors.

Roxanne has a passion for yoga and meditation, and loves to help others to cultivate their practice by teaching at her local studio.

Operations Team

​Adela Díaz Tadeo

​Adela Díaz Tadeo

Legal & Operations Manager

​Adela Díaz Tadeo

Legal & Operations Manager

​Adela Díaz Tadeo

Legal & Operations Manager

Adela is a Legal & Operations Manager at Datamaran.

As a Spanish qualified lawyer with international commercial and corporate governance experience, Adela is responsible for providing support to the CFO and members of the Operations team. She provides assistance with contracts, corporate governance, procurement, invoicing, as well as relations with external consultants.

With a passion for international private law, her background has a strong international component with work experience at law firms in China, Germany, and the Netherlands, and more recently for companies such as Adidas and Hotelbeds Group (formerly TUI Group).

Adela studied European and common law at the Nottingham Trent University. She has a Master's Degree in Commercial and Company law at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and also Master's studies on comparative private law and financial markets and institutions at the University of Zurich.

Ali Aktar

Ali Aktar

​Financial Controller

Ali Aktar

​Financial Controller

Ali Aktar

​Financial Controller

Ali is AAT Qualified, and holds BA Honours in Accounting from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Before joining Datamaran, Ali spent four years at a small practice, and a year at KPMG.

Ali enjoys working in the financial sector as he is good with numbers, and thrives on providing the relevant tools for others to succeed in business.

Cristina Omarrementeria Gimeno

Office Assistant

Cristina Omarrementeria Gimeno

Office Assistant

Cristina is Office Assistant at Datamaran. In this role, she supports the operations team in the management of the Spanish office and in the running of administrative activities.

Cristina studied business management at the University of Valencia and then started her career with Kantar Millward Brown as an intern in Dublin. While still working for the same company, she then she moved to Barcelona to work as a market research executive for FMCG companies.

After four years working in market research in Barcelona, she moved back to Valencia and decided to start a more creative career. She started working as a UX designer for a digital marketing company specializing in pharma, called Huumun, and learned the digital design tools that allowed her to create her own designs.

Now she is combining the Datamaran Office Assistant role with own artistic personal project.

Haris Odobasic

Haris Odobasic

Senior Analytics & Business Operation Manager

Haris Odobasic

Senior Analytics & Business Operation Manager

Haris Odobasic

Senior Analytics & Business Operation Manager

Haris has a background in sales and business development. At Tesla, he joined at the opening of the showroom in Hamburg. With his sales team he was engaged in scaling the market expansion of Tesla in Northern Germany. As Account Manager at Oracle, he was part of the cloud sales team for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). He was involved in ERP projects for large multinationals and the German Stock Index (DAX) 30 companies.

He holds a BSc in International Economics from the University of Groningen and a MSc in Global Business and Sustainability from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

With a self-starter mentality and a hunger to succeed he enjoys embarking on new challenges. He is interested in various fields: economics, sustainability, artificial intelligence, literature, writing and photography.

​Helen Warr

​Helen Warr

EA to CEO, Office & HR Administrator

​Helen Warr

EA to CEO, Office & HR Administrator

​Helen Warr

EA to CEO, Office & HR Administrator

As an Office Administrator and HR Administrator, Helen oversees the HR, Operations and Office Management throughout Datamaran London and New York, committed to making all staff experiences within Datamaran a positive one! Helen is also an Executive Assistant to the CEO Marjella Alma.

Helen is a highly experienced office administrator with over 14 years of experience in sectors including law, healthcare, and maintenance.

After spending a year in Australia working as a Medical administrator, Helen returned to the UK to work as a Paralegal for a firm of solicitors.

Helen was able to build on that experience and accepted a role at a high-profile Barristers Chambers in London handling various office administration and operations tasks.

More recently, Helen took the opportunity to assist the Managing Director and owner of a successful maintenance company by handling all levels of Office Management,
Operations, HR, and Administration.

​Laura Rodriguez Martin

​Laura Rodriguez Martin

Operations & HR Manager

​Laura Rodriguez Martin

Operations & HR Manager

​Laura Rodriguez Martin

Operations & HR Manager

Laura is Operations and Human Resource (HR) Manager.

In her role, Laura is responsible for organizing the administrative activities and developing and implementing staff policies, procedures and programs that facilitate the smooth running of Datamaran office in Valencia.

With over seven years of international experience in customer service and business development, Laura dedicated the first part of her career to communications and event management. She also spent five years in Australia working at Vue de Monde and Acciona. Her experience of working in different sectors has provided her with a strong understanding of personnel and corporate needs. Laura has an academic background in communication and business as she studied Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Seville (Spain).

Being a multitasker and a team player, Laura loves working with people and helping others. She believes that caring is essential for business to thrive. She enjoys the challenges and finds dynamic work environments particularly empowering.

Laura is committed to creating a positive impact on society through her professional activities.

​Matteo Poole​

​Matteo Poole​

​​Business Operations Associate

​Matteo Poole​

​​Business Operations Associate

​Matteo Poole​

​​Business Operations Associate

Matteo Poole is a Business Operations Associate at Datamaran.

As part of his role, Matteo handles payments and procurement tasks, as well as helping clients with their issues.

Additionally, he performs quality checks, ensures timely delivery and comes up with new solutions to improve and streamline processes.

He recently graduated from Lancaster University with a BSc degree in Economics that helped him have a broader view and understanding of finance-related topics.

Matteo has experience working in a blockchain fin-tech startup, for a number of years as a sales assistant, in a DIY and home appliances store.

Matteo has a passion for sports, in particular rugby and basketball. He loves to participate as a spectator as much as he loves to do so as a player.

​Saskia Ligteringen

​Saskia Ligteringen

Events and Community Manager

​Saskia Ligteringen

Events and Community Manager

​Saskia Ligteringen

Events and Community Manager

Saskia Ligteringen is the Events and Community Manager. In this role, it is Saskia's responsibility to coordinate the full range of communications activities with the principal stakeholders and support the delivery of the organisation's communications strategy.

Saskia works closely with the communications and marketing team, and various other individuals across the organization.

Saskia has experience working in communications in different sectors; she worked on the conference team at GRI, and as a communications manager for a sustainability company, Alisos, in Latin America. She has a BA in Advertising and Public Relations.

Product and Engineering Team

​Alberto Hernández López

​Alberto Hernández López

Senior Data Scientist

​Alberto Hernández López

Senior Data Scientist

​Alberto Hernández López

Senior Data Scientist

Alberto is a Senior Data scientist in the technology team in Valencia.

After studying Aeronautical Engineering in the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Alberto moved to the academic research field and started a PhD. The research work was mainly focused on the optimization of internal combustion engines coupling Computational Fluid Dynamics and evolutionary optimization algorithms looking for more efficient and clean engines.

Alberto is very interested in the data analysis field and enjoys learning new techniques and applications. For that reason he decided to focus the rest of this career in data science.

Ángel Collado Aspas

Data Scientist

Ángel Collado Aspas

Data Scientist

Ángel Collado is a Data Scientist at Datamaran, mainly working on developing and optimizing the social and news modules.

He studied computer science at Universitat Politécnica de València. He has previously worked as a full-stack developer, maintaining and developing a web app for the Conselleria de Sanitat Universal i Salut Pública at everis, a multinational consulting group property of NTT DATA. Later he left his job to focus on finishing a masters in big data analytics, also at the Universitat Politécnica de València.

Ángel is interested in the challenges given by creating and optimizing algorithms and structures to get proper knowledge from the data.

Anuja Yadav

Anuja Yadav

​Data Analyst

Anuja Yadav

​Data Analyst

Anuja Yadav

​Data Analyst

Anuja has been a data analyst with Datamaran since 2015.

Anuja has 3 years of experience as a business analyst in market research for Tata Consultancy Services in collaboration with Nielsen. During her time at the Consultancy she was involved in pricing and promotions for the FMCG industry.

She holds a Gold Medal in Hindu, and also won a ‘star performer award’ when she worked at Tata Consulting Services.

​Batiste Canet

​Batiste Canet

Senior Developer

​Batiste Canet

Senior Developer

​Batiste Canet

Senior Developer

Batiste is part of our tech team as a Senior Developer in Valencia, where he was born and currently lives.

Batiste has a Degree in Computer Science from the Universitat Politécnica de València. He has previously worked as a software developer maintaining and developing modules at Domatix Technologies S.L., a Spanish company that implements an Open ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system named Odoo.

Batiste is interested by Open Source software, and wants to contribute his skills to the global community.

​Christopher Kellett​

​Christopher Kellett​

​Junior Front End Developer

​Christopher Kellett​

​Junior Front End Developer

​Christopher Kellett​

​Junior Front End Developer

​Christopher is a Junior Front End Developer at Datamaran.

In this role, he works on providing an interface for new features for the application, quickly solving problems that may arise in the application’s interface, and implementing new design features to improve the client’s experience.

He has a keen eye for detail and a determination to make the user experience as easy and intuitive as possible. Having started out as a language teacher, he moved into the world of design and programming a few years ago and is here to stay.

He studied English Literature and Linguistics at the University of Newcastle and maintains his passion for reading and languages in general - be that human languages or programming languages.

Cory Johnson

Cory Johnson

UX Designer

Cory Johnson

UX Designer

Cory Johnson

UX Designer

As User Experience (UX) Designer, Cory is passionate about ensuring that the user is front and centre in all product design.

Cory has over 20 years industry experience designing, implementing and managing digital products for corporates, startups, educational institutions and government organisations.

He is separately qualified at university level in Marketing, Computer Science and Design having studied in both New Zealand and Australia. In total he has lived in 12 cities across 5 countries and 2 continents.

​Daniele Madaffari​

​Daniele Madaffari​

​​Data Scientist

​Daniele Madaffari​

​​Data Scientist

​Daniele Madaffari​

​​Data Scientist

Daniele is a data scientist at Datamaran.

In this role, he gains an understanding of data and selects the information that best fits the needs of our clients.

With seven years of experience in particle physics, Daniele is familiar with studying a large amount of data and selecting the key information lying within. He is fascinated by challenges and animated by the desire for knowledge and professional growth.

​David Arenas

​David Arenas

​Data Scientist

​David Arenas

​Data Scientist

​David Arenas

​Data Scientist

David is a data scientist in our tech team.

Originally from Colombia, David has been living in Valencia, Spain for 8 years. His background is in data, and has also worked for companies in Colombia, USA, Germany, and the UK.

David has been a CTO and Co-Founder in his previous roles, but is now specialising as a Data Scientist, and has used data-driven models for different projects like: recommendation systems, contextualization, classification, and his last projected was looking at pattern recognition for a surf sensor.

Felix Dauth

Felix Dauth

​Insights Manager

Felix Dauth

​Insights Manager

Felix Dauth

​Insights Manager

Felix uses his detailed research approach to convert raw datasets into reports and content for the team at Datamaran, and he is responsible for the Newsflow module of Datamaran.

Felix has a real interest in sustainable business and enjoys both getting into the details of research, and having an overview of the bigger picture of why it’s necessary.

Felix began his professional career with a 2.5 year apprenticeship as an Industrial Business Management Assistant in Berlin. Following the apprenticeship, Felix went on to study BA in International Business and Management, specializing in International Sustainability Management in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands.  During his degree, Felix founded a sustainability, marketing and communications company, called Greenlid, spent an Erasmus semester in Izmir, Turkey, and undertook an internship in Energy Economics at OMV AG in Vienna, Austria.

Jeson Jacob

Jeson Jacob

​Data Scientist

Jeson Jacob

​Data Scientist

Jeson Jacob

​Data Scientist

Jeson is a Data Scientist in the technology team in Valencia.

After originally studying civil engineering and working as a highways engineer, Jeson moved into academic research in experimental particle physics at the University of Bristol, U.K.

During his time there, Jeson obtained a PhD working on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the LHC at CERN, Geneva. The research involved data analysis collected with the CMS detector to produce precision measurements of properties of the top quark, the largest fundamental particle to have been observed.

José Manuel Martínez Martínez​

​Data Scientist

José Manuel Martínez Martínez​

​Data Scientist

José is a NLP (Natural Language Processing) data scientist in our technology team in Valencia.

José has a BA in Translation and Interpreting and a postgraduate diploma from Universitat Jaume I, Spain. He is currently enrolled in the PhD program in Applied Linguistics of Saarland University, Germany. He worked as a research assistant in both universities developing his skills as computational linguist making up for 10 years of experience.

Now, he has moved to industry to apply all this knowledge into solutions. At Datamaran, he makes our technology more precise and more nuanced, using NLP tools and techniques to improve the extraction and analysis of relevant information.

​Lianet Sepúlveda Torres

​Lianet Sepúlveda Torres

Senior Data Scientist

​Lianet Sepúlveda Torres

Senior Data Scientist

​Lianet Sepúlveda Torres

Senior Data Scientist

Lianet is a NLP software engineer and researcher with experience in machine translation, second language learning and implementation of lexical resources. Lianet is also the creator of ActivaTM (Translation Memory Management System).

Lianet is very interested in exploring machine learning and NLP technologies to extract knowledge from large quantities of data.

Lianet graduated as a Computer Science Engineer from the Higher Polytechnic Institute “José Antonio Echeverría”, Havana, Cuba. Additionally, she holds M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science, both from the University of São Paulo in Brazil.

​Lola Jabbarova

​Lola Jabbarova

Research Associate

​Lola Jabbarova

Research Associate

​Lola Jabbarova

Research Associate

Lola uses her legal research and policy analysis skills to assess regulations and public policy initiatives throughout the world. She is responsible for enhancing and updating the regulations database in the Observe module of Datamaran.

 Her experience is in law and international development, and prior to joining Datamaran she did a placement at Chatham House, a leading global think tank. Lola has worked in a top-tier central Asian law firm, and was an active volunteer with the United Nations in Uzbekistan. Lola is interested in law, good corporate governance, global development and internet governance (cyber security, policy).

 Lola holds a BA (hons) in Commercial Law from the University of Westminster and was awarded the Dean’s List Award for outstanding academic performance three years in a row. She also holds a Masters in Public Policy from Oxford University, where she was the first Uzbek female to study public policy at Oxford.

Macarena Šimunović Martínez

Product Associate

Macarena Šimunović Martínez

Product Associate

Macarena is responsible for reviewing and improving the Datamaran ontologies. Defining and testing ontology related features, she works across all product development stages up to launch. In this role, she coordinates with the wider product team, software engineers, and account representatives. Being a detail-oriented and strongly analytical woman by nature, she makes use of her communication and negotiation skills to successfully provide with strategical advice in the face of challenges and the tactical prevention and solution of potential problems.

Macarena is a Chilean lawyer holding a master’s degree in International Trade and Commercial Law with First Class Honours from Oxford Brookes University and is currently undertaking a master’s degree in Mediation, Arbitration and Compliance Officer from the Asociación Española de Mediación.

With a legal career spanning over 10 years in several distinct areas of the law, she first began at a renown Chilean law firm representing retail and mining companies in labour, civil, and consumer courts. Over the years she turned her focus towards advising all sorts of business’ on corporate matters related to their projects and negotiations with great success. Her multifaceted personality and business-oriented mind pushed her to experience new endeavours such as performing as a general counsel and project manager to a construction company, and later on pursuing her own entrepreneurial ambitions by building up her own private practice along with a partner, focusing on compliance and commercial mediation between parties.

Ever since becoming a part of Datamaran, Macarena has discovered a special interest in non-financial reporting and the utilization of AI as a means for a further understanding of corporate external risks and thus promoting sustainable corporate behaviour.

​Maria Deisy Muñoz Sepulveda

​Maria Deisy Muñoz Sepulveda

Regulatory Research Manager

​Maria Deisy Muñoz Sepulveda

Regulatory Research Manager

​Maria Deisy Muñoz Sepulveda

Regulatory Research Manager

Maria is a Regulatory Research Manager at Datamaran.

Maria is a Chilean lawyer with over 6 years of experience in the corporate environment. In her early career, she specialized in criminal law. She worked for a multinational legal services firm as part of the Legal Management team. In that role she helped clients across a broad range of sectors, including retail, utilities, banking, and transport to reduce crime rates.

She relocated to the UK in 2015 and has completed a master’s degree in International Trade and Commercial Law at Oxford Brookes University. Also, she recently completed an advanced Course in Anti-Money Laundering.

Maria has an interest in socio-regulatory matters and anti-corruption regulations. She describes herself as a passionate person who is never afraid of challenges. Music, exercise, traveling, and animals are a must in her life.

Martin Quesada Zaragoza​

Martin Quesada Zaragoza​

Junior Data Engineer

Martin Quesada Zaragoza​

Junior Data Engineer

Martin Quesada Zaragoza​

Junior Data Engineer

Martín is Junior Data Engineer at Datamaran. He helps the team build solutions that require natural language processing techniques and other tasks related to the extraction and interpretation of big streams of data, a field in which he is especially invested.

He studied computer engineering at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia while working as a programming teacher for students in a wide age range. He thinks that everyone has a different way of learning but can excel at a job if given the appropriate information, much like in data analysis.

​Michael Agenga

​Michael Agenga

Senior Product Associate

​Michael Agenga

Senior Product Associate

​Michael Agenga

Senior Product Associate

Michael manages the industry database for Datamaran, and applies his skills to research projects.

Michael has over 6 years of experience, with a background in Financial Services (Banking and Asset Management), with previous roles in Fund Accounting, Performance Analysis and Portfolio Administration.   He was awarded the CEO award in 2013 for successfully running the Britam Asset Managers internship program.

Michael has a Bcom in Finance from Kenyatta University, Nairobi. He also has a MSc in Management and Corporate Sustainability at Cranfield University, UK.   He likes working with numbers, and takes a very systematic approach to problem solving.

Mila Santos

Mila Santos

Junior Web Designer

Mila Santos

Junior Web Designer

Mila Santos

Junior Web Designer

Mila Santos is Junior Web Designer at Datamaran.

As part of the Design team, Mila helps to improve the platform’s user interface and user experience, visualizing and prototyping new developments that are in tune with our client’s needs.

While studying Fine Arts in Spain and doing an Erasmus exchange year in Manchester, UK, she felt more attracted to new technologies and graphic design, so she decided to continue her studies at the Universitat Politècnica de València obtaining a Masters Degree in Interactive Technologies and Digital Fabrications.

Beyond exploring digital innovations in the fields of VR, AR and all the latest gaming experiences, her interest lays as well in playing sports such as padel and tennis.

​Valeria Haro​

​Valeria Haro​

​Junior Data Engineer

​Valeria Haro​

​Junior Data Engineer

​Valeria Haro​

​Junior Data Engineer

Valeria Haro is a Junior Data Engineer in Datamaran’s tech team in Valencia.

Originally from Ecuador, Valeria has studied engineering in computer science at “Universidad de Cuenca”. It was there that Valeria discovered her passion for data, finishing a project at the university where she implemented a business intelligence system for the university library.

She is from Ecuador, doing her master in Information Management in Valencia and she will join eRevalue as Data Engineer, for an internship of 6 months starting today.

Valeria worked for the university project with web semantics and continued that work afterwards in a private company, analysing government data to carry out migration processes. 
Valeria enjoys doing sports like football, basketball, and volleyball. Valeria also enjoys dancing and practices salsa, merengue, bachata, and even took a class in Arabic dance. 


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