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.
Chief Science Officer
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.
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.
Head of Carbon Accounting
Marjan holds a Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering, from Concordia University in Montreal and a Master of Engineering in Agricultural Biotechnology from Tehran University. Marjan has also successfully completed the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol courses for the quantifying GHG inventories and a true account of emission, reporting and offering mitigation measures. Marjan has joined as a Sustainability Manager focusing on helping our clients to evaluate their carbon footprint and manage their climate change impact by establishing long-term and interim emission reduction targets based on scientific principles. Her passion about environment inspired her to strive for raising awareness about climate risk, GHG emissions, consequences of emitting GHGs and the possible methods to compensate for it.
Head of Aviation Sustainability
As an experienced Business Aviation Director, Jasmina brings the know-how of business aviation operations and the point of view of Aircraft Operators and their Clients to the Azzera team. Apart from previously managing operational departments, Jasmina is also experienced in Aircraft Operator’s regulatory compliance concerns such as EU and Swiss ETS, UK ETS and CORSIA. Jasmina’s knowledge and leadership will bring true value-added benefits to Azzera’s client base when combining aviational operational concerns with sustainable action.
Chief Product Owner
Positioned at the convergence of business, technology, and climate impact, Luke Harbord is dedicated to forging tangible change through groundbreaking products that resonate. With an MSc in Internet Computing and his 10-year tenure as a business and technology leader, he showcases a blend of innovation and foresight. Luke has co-founded VC-backed fintech startups and adeptly steered products from their nascent stages to acquisition.