Management

Adam Leslie Simcock (CEO)

After a successful career in the military, Adam focused on property development in the UK.  This led to the rights of a panel building system (thermastructure/thermasteel) he brought to Republic of South Africa  after exhibiting it at Habitat II in Istanbul in the mid 1990’s.  He teamed up with the Rotch Group (second largest private property company in the UK) and together developed a low cost home loan securitization scheme for low income households in Republic of South Africa .  He incorporated this into the Arms off-set program and later developed a program that would assist in the supply chain of the Rotch Group property portfolio in the UK, with JSE listed DNA supply chains and BAe systems. With an understanding of off-set and countertrade, Adam was asked to assist in the development of D1 Oils with which Rotch’s partners owned shares.  Adam was instrumental in the listing of D1 Oils in October 2004 and incorporated an off-set credit program with Rolls Royce and D1.  He was also the driving force behind much of D1 Oils Jatropha planting programs in Africa as well as the joint venture with the then named Stancom tobacco company in Zambia.

Adam moved on to create C3 (Climate Change Corporation) and with the purchase of coconut oil mills in Mozambique to supply the company’s associate bio-diesel refineries in the UK.  He also developed together with Ernst & Young  a carbon credit program through a fuel switch project at these mills.  C3 Mozambique Lda won best industrial company in the country in 2007.

Adam has now sold his interests and is focused on developing a successful Africa DOE.

An experienced football referee Adam, recently qualified as an Energy Auditor and is now a member of the South African Association of Energy Auditors as well as a Certified Carbon Footprint Analyst.

Priyesh Ramlall (Executive Director)

Priyesh obtained his Bachelor of Commerce Accounting and Bachelor of Commerce Honours degrees, majoring in Auditing, Accounting, Taxation and Finance. He has in excess of 13 years of experience in the corporate and financial sectors, specialising in audit, both internal and external. Priyesh joined Carbon Check from Absa Group Limited where he was the Business Assurance Manager for the Retail and Business Bank portfolio focussing on Compliance and Operational audits. Prior to that, he was the Internal Audit Manager for Mvelaphanda Group Limited (now Mvelaserve Limited), a company listed on the JSE which is a leading provider of outsourced business support services across South Africa. Priyesh heads up compliance and governance at Carbon Check to ensure that all rules, regulations and legislations (both national and international) governing the company's operations are adhered to.

Amit Anand (Technical Executive)

Amit has completed his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Environmental Management and has been involved in Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) for last 9 years. He began his career as a consultant in the development of CDM/VCS projects and thereafter as a Validator/Verifier. He has undergone extensive training in the validation and verification of carbon offset projects including accreditation requirements for VVBs and calibration workshop for DoEs organized by the CDM EB.

He is a qualified lead assessor and internal technical reviewer for offset projects under CDM, VCS and Gold Standard (GS). He has been actively involved in the validation, verification and internal technical review of more than 30 offset projects in CDM/VCS/GS. Amit is also a qualified Lead Auditor for ISO 14001:2004 (Environment Management System) and Social Carbon, a standard developed by the Ecologica Institute (first Brazilian NGO specialized in Climate Change) that certifies emission reduction projects for their contributions to sustainable development.

He has also shared his experience on international platforms such as International Workshop on Capacity Building Project for MRV of GHG Emission Reductions in Africa, Latin America, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe organized by Ministry of Environment, Japan 13 to 14 February 2012.