Our firm is made up by sustainability professionals and business experts, equipped to meet your diverse needs.
Working closely with our clients is of great importance to us.
Our aim is to help you understand the benefits of sustainability, assist you in adopting best practices and grow.
Aglaia Ntili – Managing Director
Aglaia Ntili is the Managing Director of Sustainability Knowledge Group, providing Sustainability and CSR advisory and training services at international corporate level. Aglaia is the founder of CSR Coaching, supporting professionals in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, and the founder of the CSR & Sustainability meetup, the 1st and only open platform to support active learning and knowledge sharing on CSR and Sustainability in the UAE. She is the Chair of the UAE chapter of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), currently the only professional body for Sustainability professionals in the region.
Aglaia has nearly 15 years of international experience across a wide range of sustainability fields and has been recognised with the Global CSR & Sustainability Leadership Award for her contributions as a practitioner, trainer, coach, and advisor.
Aglaia has developed the Middle East and Greek local standard training version of the GRI G3, G3.1, the Bridging Module and GRI G4 Training for regional providers. As an IEMA, GRI and ILM approved trainer, Aglaia has trained over 450 professionals in GRI Reporting, Strategy, CSR Programs, Stakeholder Engagement, SROI, Quality, Performance and Environmental Management, communication and implementation.
Her CSR and Sustainability expertise has enabled her to be involved in diverse projects in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia and the USA, in multiple sectors and industries including Construction, Consulting, Banking, FMCG, Education, Local Authorities, Oil and Gas, Telecommunications, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Technology, Shipping, Facility Management, Concessionaire, Leisure and NGOs.
Aglaia holds an MBA, an MSc in Total Quality Management & Business Excellence and a Degree in Business Administration. She is an ISO 9000 Lead Auditor and an EFQM Accredited European Excellence Assessor. She is an approved trainer from the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).
Aglaia is Board Member and founding member of the Greek Green Business Council. She is longstanding member of Toastmasters International for public speaking, having served as President and officer. She is the founder of Strategy, a social enterprise helping closet entrepreneurs to unleash talent.
Aglaia has presented the business case for Sustainability and tools to develop it, at a number of conferences, in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Maria Zotali – Communications and Content Strategist
Maria has a long experience in international Advisory and Advertising.
She has an MSc in Marketing, an LLM in European Law with focus in International Environmental Law and Human Rights and a BA (Hons) in European Politics with emphasis in Policy development at European and National level.
Her experience varies from Operations Management, Communications and Marketing, to Event and Social Media Management. She has extensive Project Management Experience in International Projects in South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Greece. Maria has a strategic and policy approach on CSR and Sustainability and unique skills in communicating corporate strategy and transforming abstract contexts into tangible value. She has a passion in helping companies and top management realize the importance of adopting a Sustainable Communications approach as a risk management mechanism, to differentiate themselves and create value for their stakeholders.
In her spare time, Maria takes long walks with her dog, trains in Kick Boxing and currently learns how to kite surf. She can also talk about music for hours!
Ulysses Papadopoulos – Environmental Professional
Ulysses has been living and working in the Emirates and GCC since 1980. He has extensive experience in a number of strategic management roles for private and government organizations, including Responsible for Trade Facilitation, Business Strategy, Human Resource Strategy, Business Development and Quality Management.
He is a trained ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 Lead Auditor and is involved with leading industry groups including MESIA, Energy Institute, EGBC and MEFMA. Ulysses has been directly involved in and has strong interests in the strategic and operational application of Sustainability, Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency, Water Saving, Environmental Solutions, Green Procurement, Green Transport, Waste Reduction and Recycling as well as overall Sustainability practices in the corporate environment.
Ramona da Gama – Coaching for Performance Professional
Ramona is passionate about helping businesses and people grow!
Her career is dedicated in assisting businesses identify their value offering and how to position their brand in the market. Ramona coaches and mentors Senior Executives and individuals to build on their personal brand, position themselves in the market, gain a competitive advantage and achieve their goals and vision.
Ramona has trained and worked with Sir John Whitmore (Coaching for Performance), Tim Gallwey (The Inner Game Series) and with Shirlaws Coaching, specialists in business management and investor relations.
Ramona has coached Sir Stellios to launch Easyjet, Rupert Murdoch at News Group, Richard Desmonds at United Newspapers, Robert Maxwell at Mirror Group, and Virgin Atlantic Group. Ramona has worked with The Guardian, Telegraph Newspapers, London Times, Sunday Times and the Mail on Sunday, The Independent, and The Newspaper Society, with Abbey Life, Merrill Lynch, Lloyds TSB, Corporate Edge, Likemind, Salter Baxter, Future brand, Zephyr, Brandhouse, Interbrand, and Landor. She is publishing sector advisor for The Industrial Society, and works with Radley Yeldar and through coaching for performance she supports their sustainability, employee engagement, corporate reporting, branding and digital teams.
She is a member of The Investor Relations Society UK & the Middle East, the Luxury Marketing Council Europe & America, Women in the City and the Marketing Society UK.