Niels Wielaard, MSc - CEO | Strategy & Direction
Niels is our founder and co-director. He is determined to make a meaningful impact measuring progress with satellite-based analytics, with a focus on more sustainable agri-commodities. Niels received his MSc in Forestry with a specialization in Remote Sensing from Wageningen University in 2003. He is an expert on Monitoring Reporting Verification systems for REDD+ contributing to the international GEO Forest Carbon Tracking task initiative. Niels was an invited member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Working Group on Greenhouse Gas emissions I. In addition he is a technical advisor to the European Commission on satellite monitoring issues related to implementation of the EC Renewable Energy Directive. A retired competitive swimmer, he enjoys exlporing the forest with his kids, cycling and snowboarding.