Christian van Maaren
Christian describes himself as a chronic optimist, always looking at possibilities to achieve the seemingly unattainable. He is driven by making the world inclusive and circular. He is convinced that the circular economy plays a paramount role in the energy-climate challenge whilst delivering sound business results. He believes that the circular approach is one of the fastest and cheapest ways to achieve the Paris climate goals. At Excess Materials Exchange, he helps customers measure the value of their exchange options in terms of financial, environmental and social impacts. Christian has a background in aerospace engineering and has worked for Shell in project management and sustainability. He has been on an expedition to Antarctica with Sir Robert Swan and has dabbled in mountaineering.