CEO & Founder
Puja Mahajan is an experienced C-level executive who excels in building innovative and service oriented organizations. As Founder and CEO of Azzera her goal is to make sustainabilty effortless for her peers and clients. Azzera represents a return to the impactful work of her early career when she studied alternative fuels for fuel cells for the Canadian Department of National Defense and Ballard Power Systems in Vancouver Canada. Born in Canada, Puja is a citizen of the world, speaking 5 languages and having lived in 5 countries. Puja holds a B.Eng from McGill University with a minor in environmental engineering.
Nick Houseman is an investor and shareholder in several ventures. Born in Singapore and lived in 5 different countries, Nick has always been interested in international issues. As Advisor & Co-founder, Nick brings a wealth of experience, having founded several ventures and invested in several others he has had both success and failure across industries as diverse as aviation, marketing, app indexing, enhanced vision technology. He has seen the highs and lows that comes with starting a new venture. Nick has BA in economics and political science from McGill University in Montreal and an MBA from Concordia University in Montreal.
As the Chief Technical Officer of Azzera, Fadi is leading the technology, vision, strategy, and managing the development of the Azzera technology platform. Fadi held executive positions in startups and global Fortune 100 companies with a focus in software products development and commercialization. Fadi Holds a MS in software engineering from ESIG.
Head of Carbon Offsets
Sebastien has a dual background as an entrepreneur and a researcher. Through his engineering degree and a Ph. D in Agricultural Sciences, he has built a strong knowledge of natural systems’ dynamics. Sebastien’s experience as an entrepreneur allows him to navigate both technical tasks and business development. At Azzera, Sebastien oversees the sourcing of quality offsets for our portfolio and builds relationships with suppliers and project developers. His concern about the impacts of climate change inspired him to work in a position where he could make a real difference.
Andi Marie Jacobs
Marketing & Research
Andi has dedicated her studies to addressing topics related to the Sustainable Development Goals and other international issues. She brings with her experience in nonprofit management and fundraising. As part of the Azzera Marketing Team, Andi works to communicate to clients and stakeholders the environmental and social benefits that carbon offsetting offers. Andi is pursuing her MA in Development Studies at the Geneva Graduate Institute.
Mohamed holds a Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering from Concordia University in Montreal and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Qatar University. Mohamed has also successfully completed the series of ISO 14064 courses for the quantification, reporting, and verification of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions in addition to removal projects. Mohamed began his career as a Chemical Engineer at a major refining facility in the energy industry. Mohamed joined ZenithJet in 2021 as a Sustainability Manager focused on supporting ZenithJet clients to evaluate their carbon footprint and provide sustainability solutions. For more, please see Mohamed Salem’s LinkedIn profile.
Head of Marketing
Armin is the Head of Marketing with a strong passion for environmental conservation and sustainability. As a part of Azzara’s team, Armin dedicates his time and effort to facilitating a carbon-neutral world and implementing net-zero strategies for everyone worldwide.
Head of Carbon Compliance Market
Anant has a background in business development and research in the North American Carbon Markets: California-Quebec and RGGI. He takes a keen interest in interpreting market forces and regulations. At Azzera, he manages our compliance market solutions for businesses, supporting organizations with their carbon-compliance burdens in the EU-Emissions Trading Scheme, the California-Quebec carbon market, and Sustainable Aviation Fuel.”
Rani I. Jeannet
Business Development & Sales
Rani is an entrepreneur and expert in business growth. With an international background and expertise in different industries, his passion is to help businesses develop and establish successfully in existing and new markets. Based on a 360° approach, he combines strategy and execution, including the entire go-to-market process. His cross-cultural experience and pronounced soft skills are the base for his strength in networking and client relationship management. Rani is a Swiss-Lebanese speaking English, French, Arabic and German. He holds a master’s in architecture, an MBA in international management as well as executive studies in business strategy, growth and sustainability from IMD Lausanne. Rani aims to positively contribute to the ESG impact through a sustainable and circular economy.