Besides being a polyglot, speaking French, Cantonese and Korean on top of his native English, Kie is an accomplished martial artist, photographer, author, gyrocopter pilot and has an PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Imperial College. He has been living in England, France, Germany, Hong Kong and now Korea, working as a consultant. He has worked for major companies including Intel, Apple, and Deutsche Bank as well as helping small start-ups in e-commerce, blockchain, social media, and most recently bio-tech and big data.
Tania completed her Bachelors in Environmental Science from McGill University specializing in Biodiversity and Conservation. She has more than five years of professional research and field experience, particularly in aquatic environments, working with NGOs, research institutes, and universities in over five different countries. She works now in Canada as wildlife biologist for the Cree Nation in charge of their territory biodiversity survey.
Frédéric, has over 30 years of field works in Green Engineering, implementing natural remediation to large scale projects such as freeways, major rivers and nuclear plants. As an entrepreneur he specialized in soil and water preservation. His companies received 14 patents and over 10 national awards for its techniques in slope stabilization, ripparian zones rewilding and flood prevention. He is now developing innovative natural fibers fabrics for agriculture in Sri Lanka and France. Beside business, he produced for 5 years, on 12 ha over 1.000 organic school meal per day. He is involved in water conservation is arid zone in Burkina Faso since 25 years ago.
SON HUYEN PHAM
While completing his French Bachelor in biology at Rennes 1 University, Huyen did several field works in North Canada at University of Quebec at Rimouski (UQAR) in genetic (report on phenotypic expression of Daphnia Pulex) in paleontology and evolutionary biology (fossil identification) and animal physiology (bird manipulation and physiological measurments). Raised in Vietnam, Huyen is a polyglot, fluent in French, English, German and Vietnamese.
ART & COMMUNICATION
Graduated from Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture (E.S.A. Paris, France), created the group Spontact (Urban live theatre), Art director for several important cultural institutions then film director for commercials and TV shows, Michel Bastian is in reality a words magician, some would say a poet, though he still believes to be a visual artist and a painter.
Amaury has completed a master in international relations from Sciences Po Lille, as well as a master in Environmental and Energy Economics from the University of Grenoble. He has various experiences in the field of climate policy and cooperation, with NGOs, and Ministry, in the Philippines, in India, and currently in France.
Philippe Couture has been managing architectural projects, movie sets, live music and theater shows, documentary film productions and permaculture development projects in Europe, Asia, America and the Caribbean. He believes that connecting applied sciences within complex system theory can make sense in a chaotic world.