You're in expert hands

Our extraordinary and diverse team covers various specialisms, including scientists, data engineers, finance experts, creatives and more.

Lukky Ahmed

Co-Founder - CEO

Climate 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 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

Geospatial Modelling Lead

Climate 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!

Laura Ramsamy

Flood Hydrologist

Climate 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 Univeristy 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 Hamish Mitchell

Geohazards Specialist

Climate Data Analytics

Hamish is a highly motivated, progress-focussed specialist with excellent communication skills and a strong background in numerical methods. He has a long-standing fascination with how data can be leveraged to elicit understanding of the natural world and aid in decisions of commercial importance. He also loves scaling tall mountains.

Raiyan Ahmed

Digital Marketing & Front End Dev

Climate Data Analytics

Raiyan comes with a wealth of experience in development, digital marketing, SEO and UI/UX design. He's got a strong background working with one of the UK's top Microsoft Partners who specialise in implementing ERP and CRM systems for manufacturers and distributors.

The coolest guy in the room, allegedly. He also has the best shoes.

Alexandre Crépault

Commercial Strategy

Climate 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).

Adil Assim

Head of Design

Climate 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!

Izzi Ariail

Remote-Sensing Data Engineer

Climate Data Analytics

With a degree in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma, Izzi understands the ways which weather and climate will impact industries across the world. She has worked with the National Weather Center and MIT, using remote sensing data across a variety of research topics. Currently finishing her MBA, Izzi went from chasing storms across the great plains of the U.S. to chasing Alfie around the office.

Dr James Brennan

Big Data Engineer

Climate 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.

Aatish Thekarar

Data Engineer

Climate 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!

Markela Zeneli

Data Scientist

Climate Data Analytics

Markela is a Data Science MSc student looking at the intersection of technology and society. She's keeping up with the climate race by exploring the mechanisms inherent to environmental systems.

Likes bubble tea, black cats, and beats.

Maria Sveidahl

Business Development

Climate Data Analytics

After spending time in academia combining climate research with cultural studies and art history, Maria has spent the past years on the London start-up scene developing her business skills.

When she’s not jumping on her scooter (human-powered of course!) to go meet prospective customers, Maria spends her time talking to her plants (they have yet to respond)

Ana-Maria Molnar

Marketing Executive

Climate Data Analytics

With a degree in photojournalism and keen interest in current climate change issues, Ana-Maria has joined the Marketing team to show the world the important and exciting work being done here.

In an endless search for the most successful combination of strong visuals and a good written piece of copy, she is here to help Climate X achieve its mission.


Chief Mischief Officer

Climate 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.

Our academic partners

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.

Backing a better future with Climate X

We’re proud to have incredible backers who share our vision for a better, more climate-resilient future.

Pale Blue Dot

Based in Malmö, Sweden, Pale Blue Dot is Europe’s premier Climate-focused VC specialising in companies that help reduce or reverse climate change or prepare for a new world.

Blue Wire VC

Based in London, Blue Wire Capital invests early into genre-defining technology companies and forward thinking VC funds.

Possibilian Ventures

Possibilian Ventures is a US-based venture capital firm, backing thoughtful founders who leverage technology to unlock societal innovations that increase wellbeing, sustainability and prosperity.

NewChic Capital

Early-stage venture fund investing in blockchain and AI with impact.

Pale Blue Dot

NCC is the Hong Kong-based venture arm of Jennifer Cheng's single family office, investing in businesses built around life-improving tech with potential for universal impact.