In 2013, Boyan Slat began to question the large volumes of plastic accumulating in our oceans and why no one was doing anything to clean it up. At 16 years old, he began research into potential solutions to effectively recover and remove it
We help transform
organisations into


Many businesses
don’t have the tools
and visibility to

the risks and

opportunities in an uncertain world.
Those that do, have a


they are more efficient, more
resilient, and create more value.
We're a team of

systems thinkers

engineers, business strategists,
sustainability specialists,
entrepreneurs and economists.
Our approach delivers


by providing clear targets,
roadmaps, and actionable innovations
that make business sense.

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Kevin James
Our people
We believe in long-term and meaningful relationship with our clients.
Ohad Shachar
Technical Director
Sandra Ririe
Jason Drew
Non-Executive Director
Kevin James
Kevin is an entrepreneur focused 100% on unlocking green economy opportunities. He is also a sustainability professional with deep experience in strategic corporate sustainability as well as in the development of green, low carbon projects.

In 2006 he founded his most current entrepreneurial venture - Global Carbon Exchange (GCX) with two goals in mind: to create commercial value and to make a positive (hopefully) impact on the earth!

Kevin remains the CEO of GCX, a strategic environmental sustainability and project development company that supports the transformation of large, complex organisation across SA into more responsible and valuable entities through the design and implementation of sustainable and business programs.

Besides being CEO of GCX, Kevin also holds non-executive Directorships in The Green Building Council South Africa and OptimusBio a leading, homegrown biotech company developing biological solutions across various fields.
Ohad Shachar
Technical Director
Ohad has over 10 years of sustainability management consultancy experience, where he specialised in the development and delivery of climate change response programmes. This has included carbon footprint analyses, life cycle assessments, GHG verification services, CDP reporting and GHG mitigation and adaptation strategies, all of which he has implemented with a portfolio of JSE-listed companies across various sectors. Ohad has co-authored various climate adaptation studies in agricultural and insurance sectors, and has assisted companies in developing innovative climate risk and vulnerabilty assessment tools.   He has BSC Hons in Biochemistry, and an MPhil in Environmental Management. In his free time he can be found teaching his dog how to surf.
Sandra Ririe
Sandra runs GCX as a tight ship, ensuring that the financial management and operational strategy of the company runs seamlessly and efficiently. She has worked with a variety of companies to optimise their administrative processes and to build capacity internally, with a specialised focus on customer relationship management. Sandra holds a BComm Financial Accounting Degree from Stellenbosch University and a PDEM Enterprise Management from the University of Cape Town. When not running the company’s finances, Sandra is also GCX’s Chief Wellbeing Officer: a cappuccinos; the reason the kitchen always stocked with hot chocolate and rusks; and always going the extra mile to help the GCX team or clients. She also worked at Disney World for two years, where customer service took on a whole new meaning.
Jason Drew
Non-Executive Director
Jason Drew is an international business leader and serial entrepreneur turned environmentalist and author. Born in London, Jason studied at the European Business School and has lived and worked all over the world before settling in South Africa in 2004. He has held leadership roles in a number of international businesses from General Electric to BUPA and Egg, before leading the start-up of Africa's leading outsourced services provider with over 3 000 staff. His latest green ventures and investments include waste nutrient recycling using fly larvae (AgriProtein), urban wind energy generation and disease vector control using genetically modified mosquitos and conservation estate development.
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Finance and Insurance
Distribution and Logistics
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5 Milton’s Way, Bell Crescent
Westlake Business Park
Westlake, 7945
Cape Town
South Africa
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