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Our extraordinary and diverse team covers various specialisms, including scientists, data engineers, finance experts, creatives, etc. Our team are passionate about making real change - and if you want to join us, view our opportunities here.

Lukky Ahmed

Co-Founder - CEO

Climate Risk Data Analytics

Lukky's got more than a decade of international banking experience with leading institutions, covering risk management, regulatory change, stress testing and consultancy. Never one to shy away from the big problems, he went into the rabbit hole of understanding how climate change would impact the world's financial stability, and some say he's still in there… somewhere.

Kamil Kluza

Co-Founder - CPO

Climate Risk Data Analytics

Econometrical wiz of the unquantifiable with 15 years' experience in stress testing, loss and valuation modelling at tier 1 global institutions. Kamil’s speciality is applying the latest tech and innovation to solve complex problems.

He’s also no stranger to backpacking, sailing and a good bottle of red - or a combination of all three!

Dr Claire Burke

Director of Science

Climate Risk Data Analytics

Following a PhD in astrophysics, Claire turned her gaze Earthwards to bring cutting edge physics, big data and machine learning techniques to solving real-world problems. Claire has worked on climate change at the Met Office and been a conservation technology consultant for WWF and National Geographic.

She came from outer space to save the world from climate change!

Francesca Gutierrez

VP of Sales

Climate Risk Data Analytics

Francesca joins from AWS, Amazon’s cloud platform, where she worked in Strategic Global Partnerships, managing the relationship with the world’s leading supported open-source software provider, Red Hat.

She brings over 15 years’ of experience to Climate X’s commercial team and will be an integral part in continuing the company’s rapid growth on an international scale.

Alexandre Crépault

Director of Commercial Strategy & Ops

Climate Risk Data Analytics

Prior to moving to the UK, Alexandre worked at Coca-Cola and AB InBev leading commercial go-to-market strategy for internationally renowned brands and driving revenue growth through innovative sales initiatives in Canada. Still new to London, you can find Alexandre biking around the city in search of the best sticky toffee pudding (his kryptonite).

Dr Laura Ramsamy

Senior Flood Scientist (Snr Associate)

Climate Risk Data Analytics

Laura loves (nearly) all things water related including standing in rivers, scuba diving and sailing.

Also known as aqua(wo)man, she is finishing her PhD in Water Informatics and Engineering at the University of Exeter. She is happy to be joining a team where cheese is taken so seriously, and spends her time modelling floods and thinking about water.

Dr James Brennan

Remote Sensing & Data Science Lead

Climate Risk Data Analytics

James brings years of experience applying remote sensing and data science to help solve some the key environmental challenges. During his PhD he worked with the European Space Agency on developing key climate data sets used to predict future carbon emissions.

When he’s not looking at pretty satellite pictures, James enjoys paying too much for craft beers and travelling.

Markela Zeneli

Data Scientist (Jnr Associate)

Climate Risk Data Analytics

Markela is a Data Science MSc student looking at the financial cost of climate change. She's keeping up with the climate race by exploring the environmental and social mechanisms that accelerate and differentiate human impacts.

Markela likes bubble tea, black cats, and beats.

Adil Assim

Design & Events Lead

Climate Risk Data Analytics

Adil is a brand and design magician with over ten years' expertise in the tech, filmmaking, agriculture and sports industries.

Adil delivered brand strategy and designed products, websites, stores, mobile apps for DJI, Hasselblad, Decathlon, Marvel and WRC. He may try to convince you that Comté is the best cheese in the world.

So, do not challenge Adil, he might love it!

Júlio C. Othon

Strategy & Ops Associate

Climate Risk Data Analytics

A master's graduate in climate change, management, and finance from Imperial College London, Júlio is passionate about technology's potential to help address societal challenges. He has worked in impact venture capital, a mission-driven startup accelerator and a climate technology scale-up.

Even though Júlio works in risk management, he aspires to climb Mount Everest one day.

Dr Sally Woodhouse

Senior Climate Scientist (Snr Associate)

Climate Risk Data Analytics

With a PhD in Arctic Climate and working on projects in extreme event attribution and geoengineering, Sally is interested in all climate-related things. She’s passionate about communicating science to the public and decision-makers.

When not thinking about climate models, you can find Sally with a good book and a glass of wine among her plants.

Aatish Thakerar

Director of Engineering

Climate Risk Data Analytics

Starting out as a plucky graduate in the world of wealth management with an English degree, Aatish quickly realised the error of his ways - re-qualifying as a bona fide Computer Scientist.

He now spends most days leading the engineering capability at Climate X, while balancing his kickboxing, Spanish-learning and piano-playing when time allows!

Andrew Ellam

VP of Technology

Climate Risk Data Analytics

Andrew has worked in the London tech industry for over 20 years as an entrepreneur and at companies from venture-backed startups and scaleups, including Monzo, Amazon and Facebook.

With two daughters (one teen and one tween), he doesn’t have much time for hobbies but is starting to introduce his family to sailing - something he used to have time to do before they were born!

Raiyan Ahmed

Director of Marketing

Climate Risk Data Analytics

Raiyan has over a decade of experience in marketing, GTM strategy, SEO, and UI/UX design. Coming from one of the UK's top Microsoft Partners specialising in implementing ERP and CRM systems, he's a whiz at building automation and workflows to maximise conversions and drive inbound.

When he's not tinkering, he's usually found at a climbing wall or the gym.

Graham Reveley

Remote Sensing & Data Scientist (Associate)

Climate Risk Data Analytics

Graham is a keen, technically-minded geophysicist with industry experience developing signal processing algorithms as well as machine learning and automation. He loves nothing more than getting stuck into new and exciting datasets, software and programming languages.

If he’s not programming, Graham is climbing, cycling and enjoying the finer things in life (e.g. Greggs).

Izzi Ariail

Researching Scientist (Jnr Associate)

Climate Risk Data Analytics

With a BSc in meteorology and an MBA from the University of Oklahoma, Izzi understands how weather and climate will impact industries worldwide. She's worked with researchers at the National Weather Center and MIT. Currently, she's working on a PhD at the University of Reading to study how climate change impacts renewable energy and power systems.

Siddhant Gupta

Full Stack Developer (Associate)

Climate Risk Data Analytics

A BITS Pilani graduate, Siddhant started his career working with a social-tech startup back in India. It didn't take him much time to realise where he wanted to spend his time and skills, and since then, he has helped multiple climate/social tech startups scale up.

When not working, one can find him in a snooker club or with a glass of whiskey.


Chief Mischief Officer

Climate Risk Data Analytics

Alfie is central to the operations of Climate X. He’s a resident Shiba-inu with a naughty streak. When awake, he’s easily bribed with treats or play. Hobbies include chasing flies and devouring office plants. Currently in love with Peaches the Pug.

We’re driven by a purpose that’s much bigger than any of us

Climate change poses a threat to global stability; the UN Environment Programme says climate risks are estimated at US$17T annually – that’s a cost of up to 20% of global output equivalent to 1 in every $5 disappearing from your bank account.

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We work with some of the best scientific and business partners to ensure our approach is robust and meeting both regulatory and scientific scrutiny.

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CCRM is a specialist scientific consultancy originally developed at Oxford University. It's comprised of a team of scientists and academics working at the forefront of climate change science and policy. With a team of scientists and academics working at the forefront of climate change science and policy, they offer technical and scientific expertise focusing on the impacts of contemporary and future climate change. CCRM help businesses, governments and NGOs understand and plan for a changing world.

Prof Stephen Harrison

Professor in Climate & Environmental Change


Stephan teaches at Exeter University and before that at Oxford University. He has a PhD in Quaternary Science and over 25 years research experience in climate change and mountain geomorphology. He is an expert on the impact of climate change on earth surface systems. He is currently Head of the Climate Change Expert Committee, which advises the UK Government on climate risks for all UK nuclear sites.

Prof David Stainforth

Professional Research Fellow


Professor Stainforth is a physicist by training and has many years’ experience of climate modelling.

While a researcher at Oxford University, he co-founded and was chief scientist of the project, the world’s largest climate modelling experiment. He has been both a NERC Research Fellow and a Tyndall Research Fellow at Oxford University.

Dr Mike Harrison

Climate Science & Numerical Modelling


Research experience built in the UK Met Office, and in the UN, both working directly in the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and on numerous external UN-related projects. He is well known as an international leader in the field of seasonal prediction through his management of the WMO CLIPS (Climate Information and Prediction Services) Project, which followed his contribution to the establishment of the Regional Climate Outlook Forums in Africa.

Tessa Kingsley

Project Manager


Wide range of experience in Climate Change related projects spanning across various territories worldwide. Tessa’s background in sustainability and project management has been key, with involvement in overseeing the preparation of climate projections for the Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF) for large-scale engineering projects in Southern Africa.

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