Highly motivated professionals who share the purpose to co-create totally positive futures.
Alex is a consultant in social and environmental sustainability with a focus on the food sector and community empowerment. He was previously a London-based financial journalist for the Wall Street Journal and NY-based investment banker at VB&P. His purpose in life is to help people and communities build resilience together and he acts in full generosity and with care.
COMMUNICATION & COMMUNITY PLATFORM
Ani is a micro-cosmos designer, curious visionary and ethical entrepreneur experienced in producing transformational events and in community curation as initiator and catalyst for change. Ani is a co-founder of Project Heart – community beyond borders & initiator of Traditional Dream Factory – an evolutionary experiment for living and creating together in Alentejo, Portugal.
BENJAMIN TIRONE NUNES
STRATEGY & DESIGN
Ben created REBUNDANCE and is the Managing Director. Creative at heart, he is passionate about giving expression to human possibility, always seeking to explore drivers of transformation. He leads the “Ground” team at REBUNDANCE and designs contents. He is also passionate about music and how it expresses the spirit of our time – his music project is currently the playlist Comfortably Uncomfortable.
Catarina Gomes works with media, innovation and journalism. In the past 10 years she has been around the world developing projects in human rights, sexual rights, and environment in Southeast Asia, Latin America, Africa and China. The common thread is always innovation, either technological – digital, virtual reality or augmented reality-, or theme based disruption. Amongst many projects, she was part of the founding team of the global and multi-awarded platform Love Matters, as well as part of NowHereMedia, an immersive human rights documentary production house based in Berlin. She’s currently based in Lisbon and working with MANICÓMIO, an art studio with artists who have or have had experienced mental health issues. She’s also a freelancer, still developing media and journalism projects, and facilitating innovation processes in Rebundance. Catarina holds a double-degree masters by the University of Aarhus, Denmark, and the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
EXECUTION & HOSTING
Coordinating all the administrative dimensions of REBUNDANCE, Isabel is dedicated to solving every hurdle, keeping utterly calm even when confronted with chaos, taking challenges on, one at the time, dissipating drama, somehow always succeeding in making everyone feel cared for and at home. She is a master of hospitality, and makes logistics run seamlessly.
STRATEGY & DESIGN
Livia curates the REBUNDANCE creative leadership programs and MOSAIC Salon Gatherings and is deeply committed to contributing to a totally good future, where every living being is able to live a life with dignity.
For 25 years Livia exerced as an architect and real estate developer in Portugal, co-creating the mediterranean climate region’s sustainable construction flagship buildings, proving that the built environment can substantially contribute to planet regeneration. This work led to various contributions to European sustainability policies and later to founding and directing Lisbon’s Municipal Energy and Environment Agency and to taking an active role in local politics in Lisbon.
GRAPHIC & WEB DESIGN
With a strong belief that in a world of visual overload, it is no longer justifiable for design to just “look pretty”, Raluca works towards integrating authenticity, emotion, sustainability and social responsibility into all of her designs, while also keeping them easy to navigate and pleasing to the eye. All communication material as well as our website are tuned and shaped by her. You can find more of her graphic and web design work and personal projects around illustration, creative writing and community management at www.ralu.cc.
Rita works in social intervention for over 35 years. Now president of CARITAS Portuguesa, the intervention arm of the Catholic Church, she has been on the board of Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa (largest Portuguese charity) for 5 years and on the staff of the Minister Social Security for 4 years.
She is intrinsically motivated to embrace deep rooted and complex social challenges, always reaching well beyond perceived boundaries to find solutions, investing in fertile ground for cross societal synergy and innovation.
COMMUNICATION & COMMUNITY PLATFORM
Samuel is an impact entrepreneur and optimist dreamer with competencies within software development, real estate and community management.
Sam is the founder of Oasa – a platform for building and researching regenerative ways of living and traveling together.
We would like to thank very special people, who enrich our lives and believe in us along our exciting learning journey:
Three forces of nature and wise ladies, who unconditionally support us to continue to transform towards our purpose, Maria Helena Tirone, Michaela Hueber and Rita Valadas.
To our friends, all of them, a huge thank you also, for holding our space when we fail fascinatingly and for supporting our learnings and helping us to solve what at first seemed unsolvable.
Also we would like to thank the creative entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, weavers and innovators, who try and fail and relentlessly reiterate their contribution to the planet (often placing their ego second): Ana Moreira, Ana Salcedo Saldanha, Artur Mendes, Bernardo Gaeiras, Catalina and Natalia Zuleta, Charles Michel, Cláudia Sequeira, Constança Belchior, Constança Morais, Edgar Kampers, Gonçalo Folgado, Inês and Madalena Proença, João Almeida, João Henriques, Maaike Perenboom, Marloes Fischer, Miguel Reynolds Brandão, Nick Gerritsen, Nina Gruntkowski, Nina Nedelykov Moreira, Noam
Ilovich, Pedro Campos Costa, Shanah Trevenna, Simon Berkler, Siri Warren, Vítor Vieira, and many more whom we haven’t even met yet and whose work inspires us to transform!
A super thank you to wise and greatly motivated individuals, thought leaders who inspire us in our journey and to whom we owe our learning: Alexandra Coimbra, António Vasconcelos, Bas Verhart, Clive van Heerden, Christian Bason, Christian Opitz, Eiji Han Shimitsu, Eugénio Sequeira, Helena Farrall, Jochen Scheerer, Karim Benammar, Karl Henrik Robèrt, Kenneth Mikkelsen, Klas Tham, Laura Korculanin, Lia Vasconcelos, Marco de Abreu, Mário Alves, Martin Ciesielski, Noam Gressel, Paul van ‘t Veld, Prisca Weems, Sonia Marques, Timothy Beatley, all of whom have had a positive impact in our lives.
A special thank you for recognising our potential contribution and for empowering us to act, to: Bernard Fouconnier, Duarte Cordeiro, Femke Bartels, Fernando Leite, Graça Fonseca, João Falcato, Luís Araújo, Menno van Dijk, Paulo Pisano, Pedro Santana Lopes, Rui Franco, Stefano Marzano, Susanne Scheerer, and more!