We transform systems to safeguard our natural world.

We are a dynamic to channel positive impact investment to regenerate both land and sea. We combine and create new and proven technologies to successfully achieve system change. Focused on realising commercial opportunities to meet carbon removal, biodiversity and productivity targets by combating climate change, solving issues of food security, water provision, clean energy supply and the circular economy.

Our Team

Our core team brings focus and determination from multiple disciplines, life experiences and geographies, with backgrounds in academia, finance, law, policy, consultancy and education.

We are artists, ecologists, engineers and practitioners of systems transformation with deep connections to financial markets and the diversity of expertise to tackle the challenges ahead.
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  • Associates
  • Founders
  • Operations
  • Senior Advisors

Alexander Rottenburg

Finance & Risk

Anant Paradkar

Product & Process

Ari Virtanen

Technology Strategist

Benjamin Warr

Technical Director

Bob Ayres

Thought leader

Brian Sakala

Soil Scientist

Chandradeep PC

Director, Nursery Operations

Charlie Hancock


Denise Madiro

Regional Projects

Gara Villalba

Industrial Ecologist

Gwen Jones

Regional Projects

Hadyn Craig


Harry Vernon

Operations Director

Ikabongo Mukutumba

Mine Remediation

Kawewe Mwiinga

Country Manager

Kondwani Kapinga


Latha Chandradeep

Director, Social Impact

Lina Brand Correa

Ecological Economist

Lizzie Caperon

Healthcare Systems

Mark Tibbet

Soil Ecologist

Mateusz Ciasnocha

Carbon Farming

Mibanga Mwiinga-Warr

Investor Relations

MVR Prasad

Dryland Agriculture Expert

Nabanji Nebwe

Investor Relations

Paulo C. Moussalli

Latin America

Pedro Camargo

Geospatial Algorithms

Philip Green

Local Projects

Rabih El Fadel

Chief Executive

Rosamund Thomas

Ethics and CSR

Sanjay Agarwal

Investor Relations

Sylvestre Voisin

Sustainability Expert (Mines)

Trevan Flynn

Geospatial Analyst

Vijay Goel

Policy Advisor

Dr. John van D. Lewis


Phillip Mostert


Zeid El Fadel

West Africa Manager

AJ Heath


Anjou Dargar


Gene Likhanya


PHYLA brings the range and depth of capabilities and expertise required to successfully transform degraded and desertifying landscapes into vibrant, viable and profitable community powered economies.


We create the conditions for stability, sustainability, and empowered resilience for rural and peri-urban communities facing the most severe social, economic and environmental conditions.
Are you building a project, a technology an algorithm or working to understand in detail the challenges we face and the solutions we require?

Do you share our commitments and feel that you can bring the skills, the experience and the dedication to join our team and make the change.

Environmental and economic sustainability and regeneration. Inter-generational equity is not an add-on, it is the very core of our mission.