The Green Team

Tatiana Antonelli Abella – Founder & Managing Director

Tatiana landed in the UAE in 2005. Having studied Architecture and Urban Planning in Italy, she quickly realized that the local ‘eco environment’ was lagging behind and it made her think on how to help raise awareness among the local community: curb pollution, conserve natural resources and reduce the impact on the environment.

Her passion for Sustainability led her to co-found Goumbook creating the first green information resource and green directory for the MENA Region. Her commitment to the Environment blossomed into a sense of duty towards the community; today she is actively involved in the green arena and is considered one of UAE’s top Environmental Influencers.

 

Sabine Bremme Que – Managing Partner/ Business Development

Working as a management consultant across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Sabine brings more than 10 years of experience in the consulting business to her role as Managing Partner at Goumbook.

Her work brought her to Kuwait in 2004 and then to the UAE in 2005, joining the ‘Green Team’ in 2011 to do Business Development and Strategy, with the desire to actively make a difference in the green economy of the UAE and the region, as well as becoming a better, environmentally conscious individual and role model.

 

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Aurélie Cocheril – Project Manager

Aurélie is an Environmental Engineer who has worked for more than 10 years in different sectors for multi-disciplined and multi-site organizations: Water Treatment, Waste management and Energy Recovery. Enriched by a master degree in Sustainable Building, Urbanism and Transport, she has been involved in many local initiatives to spread awareness about environmental protection and preservation.

Aurélie joined Goumbook to work on awareness programs about local and regional environmental issues and on green programs to gradually develop sustainable practices across the conscious communities of the UAE. She is now engaged in the Give a Ghaf Tree Planting Program.

 

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Olga Navarro – Project Manager

With a Civil and Environmental Engineering Ms degree and a strong passion for the Environment, Olga has an extensive experience in Water Project Management in Europe.

Her arrival to the Middle East strengthened her desire to work for green causes in order to make a difference, and in 2014 she joined Goumbook to develop Sustainable Mena, a unique platform dedicated to promote Sustainability and Sustainable Development in the Middle East and North Africa. Olga is now also involved in the Drop It – Say NO to Plastic Bottles campaign.

 

Honors & Awards

Clean Up The World– Dubai Municipality

The Clean Up the World campaign has become one of the largest environmental voluntary initiatives in the United Arab Emirates, organized by Dubai Municipality. All of the objectives of the organizers have been accomplished, and these are attributed to the combined efforts of individuals, government establishments, private companies, community organizations, and volunteer groups. Their commitment to this global movement has been remarkable and Goumbook is proud to have taken part in this commendable initiative since 2011 til now.

UAE’s top Environmental Influencer – Grafdom

An in-depth social media study conducted by Grafdom of the UAE’s top 100 most influential corporate brands, individuals and events. The study examines their presence on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube and aggregates their scores based on the number of followers or subscribers of their social media profile.

HOT100 2011 – Activists for the Environment – AHLAN

Those actively changing and shaping the community.
Be it through business or charity work they shape and change the society with selfless endeavors.

Green Media Award– Green Middle East Awards for Environmental Excellence

The Green Middle East Awards for Environmental Excellence aim at recognizing those organizations who demonstrate leadership and innovation in sustainability in both the private and public sectors.

The Green Middle East Awards for Environmental Excellence is one of the few environmental awards schemes in the Middle East, deeming that the winners of the awards will be among the elite of the Middle East for their sustainability and environmental excellence.

The Green Media Award is dedicated to the best media network reporting on the best examples of sustainability, with special attention paid to the scope of the report, materiality issues, design and communications, interactivity, stakeholder engagement, level of disclosure, assurance credibility and transparency.

 

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