Team

Richard

Richard Lindberg

Co-Founder

Richard focuses on strategy, business development, partner relations and recruitment. He is a Swedish serial entrepreneur, having co-founded the VC-funded start-up Conveneer with locations in Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Seoul prior to an exit in 2009. Richard also founded the non-profit Congress for Environmental Advancement (CEA) in 2009 with the mission to broaden the appeal of Sustainability to university students. In 2014 CEA transitioned into an Impact Investing advisory practice, based in London. ​ Richard is also an advisor to electric car company Uniti and a speaker and consultant in areas of social entrepreneurship and impact investing. Richard holds several degrees from Lund University, including a MSc. in Business and Economics, a Master of European Affairs and a bachelor level certificate in Peace and Conflict studies.

Johan

Johan van As

Co-Founder

Johan focuses on commercial partnerships and community growth. He brings 10 years of experience at Maersk Group, a global conglomerate active in oil, gas and shipping to the team. At Maersk, Johan served as a personal aide to the group CEO, as Managing Director of a joint venture in Indonesia, as global manager of the graduate recruitment and development programme and as a Business Analyst on the Business Development team of Maersk Line's Global HQ, working on business cases and capital allocation (investment/divestment/M&A) decisions in the 100m-2bn range. Johan holds a MSc. in International Business studies from the University of Maastricht (the Netherlands). Besides this he has a Certificate in Ecological Horticulture and Sustainable Food Systems from the University of California at Santa Cruz (USA) and has completed postgraduate studies in Ecology and Sustainability at Schumacher College (UK). Particularly interested in Systems and Complexity Science, he sees these as a crucially important tool in addressing the most "wicked" challenges of our age - Climate Change above all

Tamas

Tamas Tazlo

Front End Developer

Tamas is an aspiring front-end developer at One Planet Rating, working predominantly in React. He has a background in Business Management from Jönköping University and a desire to widen his horizon by constantly learning new things. He is passionate about web development and strives to become a full stack developer, being drawn to understanding the intricacies of both the front and back-end systems of websites. In his free time, Tamas likes to go to the cinema, take a hike through nature and play the piano.

Connor

Connor Allen

Impact Data Analyst

Connor works with quantitative and qualitative data research and analysis within the field of sustainability at OPR. He also deals with marketing strategies related to sustainability data. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The University of Colorado Boulder and a Master of Science in Sustainable Development from Uppsala University. He also has experience working with sustainable behavioral change and carbon emission data at Avesta Municipality in Sweden where he created his own project, titled “Greener Mondays”, based off of the Municipality’s goal to reduce the carbon footprint per person at the local level. Aside from working with sustainability, Connor enjoys snowboarding, cooking, mountain biking, hiking, traveling and meeting new people.

Desislava

Desislava Chukarska

Digital Marketing

Desislava works with Digital Marketing focusing on SEO and optimizing our digital presence. After finishing her BA(Hons) in Marketing & Management whilst working 2 years in world leading companies, she continued her journey to Sweden to complete her Masters in Marketing & Consumption from Gothenburg University. Desislava is fueled by her passion for sustainability and data-driven decision making, bringing diverse experience in both digital and traditional marketing as well as knowledge from different cultures having lived in several countries within Europe and Asia. In her free time Desislava likes yoga, reading books, exploring new places as well as learning new things.

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Frost

App Development

Frost is OPR's main product development partner. ​ Frost builds mobile apps and web solutions with focus on user experience and technical craftsmanship. Frost strives to make a difference and mainly work with concepts within e-health, environment and education.

Harsha

Sri Harsha Arakatavemula

Back-end developer

Sri Harsha got recruited by One Planet Rating as a back-end developer in 2019. He works primarily in Python and JavaScript. Besides he’s proficient in Java, cloud technologies like Docker, Kubernetes and holds certification in Amazon Web Services. He's also skilled in in front-end technologies. Sri Harsha masters his skills by regular practice on programming and by staying up-to-date with current technologies. Sri Harsha also has an eye on Ethical Hacking. He’s graduated with a Master's degree in Computer Science at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. Sri Harsha has a profound interest in photography and loves to explore the world, engaging with different cultures and lifestyles. Sri Harsha loves to have pets and he likes to swim and ice skate during his leisure period.

Venkesh

Venkesh Kandari

Mobile App developer

Venkesh works on Mobile Application Development at One Planet Rating. He holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunications from Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sweden. He also has expertise in front end web development and is passionate about Telecommunications and Software development. Venkesh completed SFI (svenska för invandrare) from Folkuniversitetet and speaks Swedish fluently. In his spare time he likes to play CSGO and one day he wishes to play in the major leagues.

Arjun

Arjun Vijayanatha Kurup

Full Stack Developer

Arjun Vijayanatha Kurup works with the web development team as a Full-stack developer. He is also experienced with networking and network security. He is currently a graduate student in Computer science and applications at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India and holds an undergraduate degree from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and an exchange semester with Högskolan I Halmstad, Sweden. He has experience working as a full-stack developer in another startup company based in Sweden. Apart from being a developer, he is inspired in working on research projects in the field of Data Science, Cybersecurity, and Ad Hoc networks. He is a core member of SecureHardware (team bi0s), a CTF team based in India. His passion for learning new technology provides him with the skill to work with any project without hesitation. He loves to meet new people from different places and loves to travel.

Pruthvi

Pruthvi Venkatesh Gatti

Front/Back End Developer

Pruthvi is a Frontend and Backend Developer at One Planet Rating. He holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Signal Processing from Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sweden and Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from JNTU, Kakinada. ​ He is a certified c, c++, Java, Python Professional and has experience in working with Frontend technologies such as HTML, CSS and Angular JS. Open-minded, curious and diligent, he likes to take on difficult tasks. ​ Pruthvi loves travelling to new places and interacting with different kind of people when he isn't busy dominating in Badminton.

Izel

Izel Nas Karahan

Social Media Marketing

Izel is working with social media marketing at OPR. She is bringing her two passion to the team, travelling and sustainability. She has a Bachelor of law from Istanbul University and currently she is studying Masters in European Business Law at Lund University. In her free time, she likes to go out for a run or a hike, travel and cook.

Raghu

Raghuvinayak

Backend Developer

Raghu works with Backend Development and Mobile App development at OnePlanetRating. He holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunictions at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. He is good at Python, ReactNative and APIs. A tenet he lives out through his interests in yoga, gardening and web browsing.

Usha

Usha Kiran Chapala

Mobile App Developer

Usha Kiran Chapala works with Mobile application Development at One Planet Rating. He holds a Master's degree in Telecommunication Systems from Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sweden. He has one year of professional experience in web development and telecommunication software development. Kiran expertise lies in React, javascript, Python, cloud, and DevOps.

Fareem

Fareem Chagla

Content & Marketing

Fareem works within the content and marketing team. He’s worked primarily within research and has over the last couple of years focused on a career in writing. He’s developed an interest for the field of digital marketing and is a firm believer in quality content to set your business apart. He’s completed a post graduate diploma in business management in addition to a master’s degree in commerce. In his spare time, he is trying to learn Swedish. Extremely fond of animals with a whole load of pets back in India. Believes this world is as much theirs as it’s ours. Other interests include reading, a game of scrabble and more recently cooking.

Panos

Panos Arvanitis

Marketing & Communications

Panos' work entails proposing and creating new campaign ideas with the marketing team, as well as communicating with destinations to help business development and growth. He holds a bachelor degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management from Plymouth University and has experience in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry in the Food & Beverage Department, Convention & Events Department and as a Travel Agent Consultant. He is fluent in three languages: Spanish, Greek, and English and right now he is learning Swedish and Mandarin. Panos has a rich international background having lived in four different countries: Venezuela, Colombia, Greece, and Sweden. Panos’ biggest passion is music, especially genres related to Rock and Blues. In his spare time, Panos enjoys playing the guitar, hiking, playing video games and watching series and movies. He also loves nature, wildlife, and animals.

Ganesh

Ganesh Bhumireddy

Front End developer

Ganesh Bhumireddy works on Web Development as a Front end/Back-end Developer Intern at One Planet Rating. Ganesh holds a Bachelors degreein Computer Science from India and is currently doing his Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Blekinge Tekniska Högskola in Sweden. Ganesh is a humble, flexible team player who is passionate about development. out development. He is proficient in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, PHP, Django, React and other frameworks, databases and technologies. He always drives to create amazing stuff and happy to take new challenges. He is curious to explore and experience new technologies. Apart from development in his free time he loves reading books and watching football.

Ritika

Ritika Jain

Model & Impact

Ritika focuses on building OPR's rating model and impact work. She is based in Lund, Sweden and holds a Masters in Environmental Science, Policy and Management. Ritika describes herself as a travel enthusiast and a happy-vegetarian. She is passionate about working with youth initiatives on sustainable development goals and aims to work with sustainability. She has been a part of several NGOs in India that promote responsible consumerism and organic food. She enjoys learning about new cultures and reading in her spare time.

Georgi

Georgi Gushlekov

Impact & NGO partnerships

Georgi directs his efforts into developing the Impact aspect of OPR as well as NGO partnerships. He holds a Master of Arts in Geography and International Relations from the University of Aberdeen. He is currently progressing through a Master of Science in Sustainable Development from Uppsala University. Georgi’s interests vary from mountain biking to the culinary arts. However, professionally he believes in active travel solutions and the proliferation of environmental education. He aspires to one day transfer his accumulated knowledge back to his homeland – Bulgaria.

Rahul

Rahul Mohan

Community Growth & Management

Rahul focuses on community growth and management at OPR. He holds a Master Degree in General Management from Jönköping University, Sweden and Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Anna University, India. He has valuable working experience in the field of overall management, estimation, administration and human resource activities in countries such as India, U.A.E and Sweden. He has worked for several non profitable organizations such as Cykelköket, Aiesec, Ironman and also manages the operations of a school in India which offers free education to children. Rahul is passionate about environmental protection and considers himself as a nature guy. ​

Lakshmi

Sai Lakshmi

Front End Developer

Sai Lakshmi is a frontend developer at OPR. She holds a Master of Science in the field of telecommunications. She is motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming. She is experienced working with HTML, JAVSCRIPT and CSS. She is a people’s person and enjoys working with the team. When not working you find her cooking and in the nature as she is environmentally active. She is obsessed with staying organized.

Vinay

Vinay Kanth Devu

Back end Developer

Vinay Kanth deals with backend development and database administration at OPR. Committed and hardworking, Vinay is a certified programming developer and has hands-on experience in Java, Python, C, C++ as well as front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and AngularJS. Subtle and fun loving, Vinay likes to spend most of his time traveling and connecting with nature. ​

Kevin

Kevin Agius

Marketing & Communications

Kevin holds an Honours Degree in Marketing Communications and Psychology from the University of Malta, and works within the Marketing & Communications team at One Planet Rating, where he is primarily responsible for creating and implementing global marketing campaigns. A Maltese based in Stockholm, Kevin is currently researching new techniques related to marketing and sales, content writing, social media engagement, and customer behaviour & interaction. In his spare time, he also enjoys reading, attending classical concerts and visiting museums and galleries ​

Sujit

Sujit Kadimisetti

Front end developer

Sujit works with frontend development at One Planet Rating. He also has experience in backend Technologies including Java and Python. as well testing and deployment. He has Master's Degree in Signal Processing from Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden. He enjoys team work and can take advantage of a multi-disciplinary research environment. Sujit loves exploring new places and interacting with different people. His favorite hobbies are playing Table tennis and Badminton. ​

Tiago

Tiago Azevedo

Marketing & Communications

Tiago works within the marketing team, handling communication and partnerships with destinations to help business development and growth. He holds a bachelor degree in Public Relations from ISMAI and has experience in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry in the Marketing department. He is fluent in Portuguese and English, starting now with Swedish. Tiago comes from Portugal and is currently living in Sweden. Main hobbies are playing video/board games, listening to music, watching series and movies, go to the gym and a very passionate car enthusiast. ​