Speakers

Michala Hergetová

Moderator

TV reporteur and moderator of the business news and events

Graduated from the University of Economics in Prague with the specialization in the International Trade and European integration 2005. She interrupted that studies for a Joint European Studies Programme at Staffordshire University in the UK and University of Antwerp in Belgium. Completed with a MA EITEI in 2004.

Her proffesional career started with Mafra a.s.(2000), where she worked for the TV news department TVD, with the specialization in the economics and politics. Since 2002 she worked as the PR Director for the National Trade Promotion Agency - CzechTrade. Through the floods in 2002 she led the CzechTrade and Radio Impuls Diluvial Centre. Since 2005 she worked for the public service TV Czech Television at different possitions and moderated various events and debates. Now she concentrates on moderating specialised debates for various media and associations.


Rick Fedrizzi

Executive Chairman International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)

Rick Fedrizzi became chairman and CEO of the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) in November 2016. IWBI is a global environmental business leader, a public benefit corporation advancing buildings that put human health and wellness at the center of their design and operation. IWBI administers the WELL Building Standard, an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and well-being. Rick is also founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and former CEO of both USGBC and of Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), nonprofit organizations that promote high-performing buildings and communities.

During his tenure, LEED became the world’s most widely used green building rating system. Rick co-founded USGBC while serving as the environmental marketing officer at UTC’s Carrier Corporation, where he served for more than 25 years. A native of Syracuse, N.Y., with an MBA from Syracuse U., he serves on numerous boards and advisory councils, including the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; View, Inc., Energy Focus, and Global Green. His book Greenthink: How Profit Can Save the Planet won a prestigious EPPY award for Public Affairs in 2015.


Benoit Bazin

Chief Executive Officer, Saint-Gobain

Benoit Bazin is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, with a degree in Economics from IEP Paris. He also holds a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He began his career in 1995 with the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance, as rapporteur to the Interministerial Committee on Industrial Restructuring, before moving to the Treasury Department where he was responsible for State investments in the aeronautics, electronics and defense industries.

He joined Saint-Gobain in 1999 as Corporate Planning Director for the Abrasives business, moving on to become Vice President, Corporate Planning for Compagnie de Saint-Gobain in September of the following year. In 2002, he was appointed President of the North American Abrasives business. In 2005, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Group. From 2009 to end of 2015 he has been President of the Building Distribution Sector and a Senior-Vice President of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain since 2010. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain on January 1, 2019 and elected to the Board on June 3, 2021. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer as from July 1, 2021. Benoit Bazin is also a director of VINCI and of the Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine.

Paul King

Managing Director, Sustainability and Social Impact, Lendlease Europe

Paul King is Managing Director, Sustainability and Social Impact, Lendlease Europe, a position he has held since February 2015. Previously he was the founding CEO of the UK Green Building Council, May 2007 – January 2015. Before that he worked for WWF-UK as Director of Campaigns, Campaign Director for WWF's One Million Sustainable Homes campaign and co-founder of One Planet Living.

Paul is Vice Chair of the Board of Centre for London, the city’s only dedicated think tank, a Director of BeOnsite, a not-for-profit organisation that supports people furthest from work into sustained employment, and a Design Council Expert Specialist in the areas of sustainability and net zero carbon.

Paul was Chairman of the public/private sector Zero Carbon Hub 2008 - 2016 and a member of the Zero Carbon Homes 2016 Task Force, established by the UK Government to translate the zero carbon homes policy ambition into reality. He was a member of the UK Government’s Green Construction Board and Chair of its Buildings Working Group. He was also a member of the Low Carbon Construction IGT, Sustainable Buildings Task Group, Code for Sustainable Homes Steering Group and the Egan Review of Skills for Sustainable Communities, all commissioned by the UK Government. On an international level, he was a member of the Board of the World Green Building Council and Chair of the WorldGBC European Network 2007 - 2014.

Jan Baxa

Head of Asset Management, CA IMMO

Jan Baxa has been operating in the real estate market since 2006 and has been working for the CA Immo team in Prague for 8 years. Since April 2018, he is in charge of management of the Property team and Asset Management team of the River City Prague, the new Mississippi and Missouri development, Kavčí Hory in Prague 4 and the Visionary building in Prague 7. Jan's goal is to develop real estate, but to ensure their sustainable development with an emphasis on the quality of services and innovations. Jan has many years of experience in the field of real estate with a particular emphasis on their green operation and tenant built-in. In the long term, he has been focusing on the efficient operation and maintenance of the interior of buildings. As part of his cooperation with the CZGBC, he has ben actively working in the indoor environment working group from its very beginning with the specific goal of developing long-term multi-criteria evaluation process of the indoor environment of buildings on the basis of both objective and subjective criteria.

Sinus Lynge

Architect, urban planner, and founding partners at EFFEKT

Sinus Lynge is an architect, urban planner and one of the two founding partners at EFFEKT. Since EFFEKt was founded in 2007, Sinus has lead more than hund- red national and international projects within urban planning, architecture, urban spaces and innovative, sustainable strategies and concepts for future living. All projects centered around social coherence and vibrant city life, as well as intelligent solutions to energy consumption and sustainability.
Having developed an expertise through a broad range of projects, Sinus excels in the management of interdisciplinary teams combinig research and design solutions. Sinus represents an empathic and responsive approach to architecture combining thorough analysis with playful design thinking. This is exemplified through a number of award-winning projects within architecture, urbanism and research.
Sinus has acted as a professional and creative driving force behind several of EFFEKT’s successful, international projects. Most recently the visionary concept for Urban Villages Project - a new visionary model for developing sustainable, affordable and livable homes for the many people living in cities around the world. As well as the concept for ReGen Villages, a new visionary model for the development of off-grid, integrated and resilient eco-villages that can power and feed self-reliant families around the world. The project was first presented at La Biennale di Venezia in 2016 and and achieved great international recognition. Sinus Lynge has furtermore been the professional driving force behind EFFEKT’s many winning masterplans.

Dusty Gedge

President of the European Federation of Green Roof and Living Wall Associations, founder of Livingroofs.org

Dusty Gedge is a recognized authority in building greening worldwide, speaker, ecologist and consultant. Policy has been guiding numerous cities in Europe in employing green roofs and other green infrastructure. The City of London can serve as a good example of what can be achieved in a dense urban environment of a modern city. Green roofs feature enormous potential for the benefit of urban dwellers and urban nature, restoring biodiversity, creating natural carbon sinks and helping cities to better adapt to climate change.

Petr Špaček

Safety and Sustainability Director - Skanska Central Europe (PL, CZ, SK, HU, RO)

Petr has 15 years of experience in construction business and during that time progressed in Skanska from site manager position through various positions in support functions to current managerial position. He has wide experience in leading research projects on material technologies co-financed by EU grants, and in material engineering especially in the area line infrastructure. Over last 3 years his focus is primarily on sustainability and on pursuing its principles within Skanska operation in Central Europe.

Jakub Tomaštík

Director of ČSOB EU Center

Jakub Tomaštík is a graduate of European Studies at Palacký University in Olomouc and of International Relations and Economics at George Washington University in Washington and Miami University in the USA. Since 2004, he has been working in ČSOB in the specialized financing division of the ČSOB EU Centrum advisory department, of which he has been the director since 2010. In 2014, he was responsible for the establishment of the Association for European Funds and was its first chairman. In the Czech Banking Association, he has recently participated in the creation of new guarantee programs for entrepreneurs COVID III Operation and COVID III Invest within the Commission for Financial Instruments and Public Support.

Jan-Evert Post

Managing Director, Head of Funding & Investor Relations, CTP

Jan-Evert joined CTP in 2019 as managing director. He manages all relationships with CTP’s stakeholders in the financial sector and provides for the complete external funding of CTP activities. He was instrumental in obtaining Investment Grade ratings for CTP in September 2020 and was internal project lead for both CTP's IPO that was completed with CTP’s listing on Euronext Amsterdam in March 2021, as well as for the eight bond issues that CTP completed since October 2020. He knows CTP since 2012, whilst at ING Bank, where he was managing director in charge of the bank's International Real Estate Finance activities.

Stefan Moser

Head of DG Energy, Unit at DG Energy, European Commission

Stefan Moser was born in Munich in 1971 and trained as an economist and a lawyer. He joined the Commission in 2000 in DG Competition to work on control of state aid to public undertakings and services, notably financial institutions. From 2005 to 2009, he worked in DG Environment on climate and environment policy, notably greenhouse gas emissions trading, transport emissions and air quality. From 2009 to 2015, he dealt with policy coordination in the Secretariat-General, in particular on climate, energy, environment, transport, agriculture and maritime policies. From 2015 onwards, he has served as head of unit in DG Energy, first on energy security and safety, and then on energy efficiency of buildings and products.

Menno Rubbens

Architect and Director at cepezedproject

Menno is an architect and director of cepezedprojects. In each project he tries to incorporate a new element or aspect for the benefit of circular architecture.

His expertise comes from the studies of Economics (EUR) and Architecture (TU Delft). He strives for   efficient construction and development processes in which spatial, social, technical, and financial ambitions do not work against each other, but rather complement and reinforce each other.  Emphasis is placed on a circular approach to the design, construction and development process by developing buildings as efficient and desirable products.

Arend van de Beek

Programme manager Circularity, Lagemaat Remolition company (Demolition-and-Reconstruct)

Arend van de Beek Studied Business Information Mgt, co-Founder of several IT-related companies (1989-2018) Software engineering – IT Infrastructures – Datacenter Services – Private Clouds – Business Comunications & Customer Experience – E-Marketing & e-Commerce
Current occupation
Circularity-manager of Netherlands’ top5 demolition company, Lagemaat Sloopwerken. In charge of speeding up the transition to a circular economy. Business developer for strategies and business models that ramp up the new role for demolition companies towards 2050.

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