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Our team

Our dynamic & highly qualified team is passionate about creating synergies and automating processes so that our clients have more time and resources to concentrate on what really matters: their impact and their bottom line.

  Environmental assessment using ISO14064, GHG protocol and Global Impact Investing Network methodologies

  Financial expertise: developing carbon related key performance indicators that are clear and actionable for companies

  IT: using latest advancements in technology such as AI and IoT to create most sophisticated yet simple solutions

Emmanuelle Tavernier

Emmanuelle Tavernier | Co-founder & CEO

Emmanuelle has created Oxia Initiative in April 2018, and has managed the strategy and growth since then. Prior to building Oxia Initiative, she has spent over 3 years in the environmental assessment world in Canada and France exploring different methodologies and tools. In addition she has over 7 years of experience in working in financial reporting and analysis and advanced knowledge of Impact funds indicators.
Key Qualifications: GHG Protocol, ISO-14064, Climate related risk management, Sustainable finance.

Maria Maisuradze

Maria Maisuradze | Co-founder & CFO

Maria joined the team in September 2018 during Cooperathon competition and has been contributing with her business development and management skills. Prior to joining Oxia, Maria has worked over 10 years at major financial institutions where among other things she has participated in integration of Fintech solutions. She also have created two start-up companies in the past.
Key Qualifications: Project management, Financial analysis, Business development

Hachem Tout

Hachem Tout | CTO, Senior .Net developer

Hachem is our part time chief technology officer, having over 10 years of experience he is contributing with his extensive expertise in software solutions architecture, full stack development and agile project management methodologies.

Key Qualifications: Full stack development, Software architecture






Lazar Stevanovic | CSO (Chief Science Officer)

Lazar is an environmental engineer with in depth experience in fast paced research environments. Holder of two master degree in Environmental engineering and Environmental sciences, Lazar is our genius and Chief Science Officer since January 2019.
Key Qualifications: Environmental science and engineering.






Marie-Ellen Houde-Hostland | R&D

Marie Ellen is currently a student at Mcgill University majoring in Sustanability, Science and Society. She is contributing with great passion and curiosity to research and analysis of company’s assessment specifically in clean technology sector.

Key Qualifications: Environmental assessement, Sustainable business

Van Ngoc Anh Tran




Van Ngoc Anh Tran |Finance and Administration

Van joined our team in December 2018 and is applying her experience and knowledge in consulting and finance on various projects. She is currently a student at Uqam majoring in Finance.

Key Qualifications: Finance, administration, consulting

Natali Zuckerman




Natali Zuckerman | Communications

Tali is a talented and inspirational writer passionate about sustainability and environment. She is currently completing Bachelors degree majoring in international Development at Mcgill University.

Key Qualifications: Creative writing, coordination

Evelyne Pertuiset-Ferland




Evelyne Pertuiset-Ferland | Internship

Evelyne is a student in Human Environment at Concordia University. Her internship with Oxia Initiative is focused on research, analysis and organisational development.

Key Qualifications:Creative writing, coordination