We are a collective of leading business, scientific, and economic minds whom are passionate about creating a more sustainable future.
Tony Boatman: Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Tony Boatman is an entrepreneur with eighteen years of business leadership experience spanning three continents, spending the majority of his career with two of the world’s top consumer brands and yes; contributing to the hyper-consumption binge which we often associate with growth and development.
In June 2010, Tony founded The Indela with the principle goal of creating a set of tools that will assist corporations in quantifying their triple bottom line (balance between profit, people and planet). He has assembled a team of economists, scientists and business people all committed to solving the sustainability challenge through the application of triple bottom line economics, augmented with a good dose of common sense.
Previously, Tony was the Group Marketing Director South East Asia, Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft, where he was tasked with developing and implementing the division’s marketing plans across the region. At Microsoft, Tony oversaw the Marketing Communications, Product Marketing, Channel Marketing, Interactive and Public Relations disciplines. During his stint at the world’s largest software company, Tony led a team of 16 that orchestrated the launches of Xbox 360™, Windows Vista™ and Microsoft Office™ across South East Asia.
Prior to joining Microsoft, he was the Asia Pacific Regional Product Marketing Director for Nokia Mobile Phones. During this time Tony led teams that were responsible for the launch of no fewer than 27 products across 12 individual markets, each contributing to Nokia’s leadership position in the market place.
Tony holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Business Administration from Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney.
In Jan 2008 Tony was appointed District Manager, Singapore, for Al Gore’s NGO the Climate Project, part of the Alliance for Climate protection. Tony speaks regularly at corporate events marrying his knowledge of business management with sustainability economics to deliver an insightful & thought provoking keynote address.
Michael Molitor is the founder of Carbon Shift Pty Ltd, an Australian company with a focus on helping clients develop, implement and communicate robust strategies to respond to the challenge of a climate system modified by human activity. Carbon Shift, based in Sydney, works with many leading companies and organisations to deliver carbon management outcomes that both protect and enhance shareholder value and stakeholder relationships.
Dr. Molitor served as Senior Advisor on Climate Change at McKinsey & Company and, during 2000-2003, was the global leader of Climate Change Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers based in London. In these roles his primary activities were in assessing the risks and opportunities presented by climate change to corporate performance, with particular emphasis on the cost of carbon emissions abatement.
Before entering the business world, Michael was a leading Earth Systems academic for 10 years. Dr. Molitor was a member of the faculty at the University of California, San Diego and the Climate Research Division at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. In this capacity he served as an external advisor to BP on the development of the company’s climate change strategy and attended all of the United Nations negotiations on climate change.
Dr. Molitor earned his PhD from Cambridge University, England and spent 3 years at Harvard University on a Ford Foundation Post-doctoral fellowship. After receiving his B.A. from the University of Michigan, he went on to complete a joint M.Sc. between the London School of Economics and Political Science and Imperial College (University of London).
Dr. Molitor has also held academic appointments at Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University. He served as Science Advisor on the film, 'The Day After Tomorrow' and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs in the US, UK, Germany, Canada and Australia.
Professor Euston Quah
Professor Euston Quah joined Nanyang Technology University Singapore in July 2005 as the new Head of the Division of Economics in the recently launched School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Prior to joining NTU, Professor Quah had an illustrious career at the National University of Singapore where he was Vice-Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Deputy Director of the Public Policy Programme;
Founding Director of the Singapore Centre for Applied and Policy Economics; and headed the Economics Department at NUS. Professor Quah has contributed very significantly in the microeconomic analysis of important issues especially in the areas of environmental economics; resource allocation and cost-benefit analysis. An interesting and strong feature of much of his work is his willingness to deal with challenging topics not always within mainstream economics, and to apply innovative techniques and methodologies. His research on non-market goods and the need for imputed prices is a clear example.
In 2005, in recognition of Professor Quah's work in the field of environmental economics, he was invited by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific as a keynote speaker in the Eminent Environmental Economists Symposium. While Professor Quah has published intensively in this environmental area, his most original and probably the most important contribution is his work on the siting of environmentally unwanted facilities such as landfills, transmission stations, and power plants where very little has been written in the economic literature. This work had brought him some good attention internationally as he is now among the few recognised authority in this area of research. A strong believer of interdisciplinary studies, Professor Quah has written numerous papers in law and economics published in major international journals in both disciplines.
Professor Quah holds a B.A. (Hons) - Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada, 1982
M.A. - University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 1984
Ph.D - National University of Singapore, Singapore, 1988
John’s value creation approach to business management coupled with extensive experience with sustainable product and service developments across Asia and Middle East shows his entrepreneurial flair and passion for sustainable growth. John has particular expertise building and delivering sustainable business strategies for long term business value creation.
John was formerly the Regional Sustainability lead for engineering giant Worley Parsons where he assisted clients in building their strategic plans, encompassing full financial, environmental and social decision making processes for the energy and resources sector. Prior to this he was the managing Director for Worley’s Advanced Energy Solutions business, based in Singapore.
John’s fields of expertise include sustainable development, economic feasibility, energy storage and carbon consulting. He is also an advisory board member of Al Gore’s Climate Project NGO in Singapore. John holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (1st Class Honors), at RMIT in Melbourne and a Master of Electrical Engineering also from RMIT.