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Board Member | Reusable Bags Project Manager
Vanja is a product manager in a leading engineering company. She has also been working as a retail manager and CEO assistant. She is currently a few exams apart from getting a diploma in English language and literature at University of Montenegro, and has strong interest in translation and interpreting. She is a nature lover and believes we all have responsibility to contribute to making our natural environment a cleaner, healthier place.
Board Member | Founder
Alexa has over 17 years’ experience as Certified PMI ® project manager and consultant with a multinational company (IBM), working internationally in the field of IT outsourcing, offshoring and managing organizational change. Involved since 2009 with environmental, waste management and sustainable project development and initiatives in The Netherlands, Cambodia and Kenya, she beholds a Master’s Degree in Environment and Resources Management from the Vrij Universiteit in Amsterdam. Alexa is also volunteer at Greenpeace Nederland.
Sustainable Development Specialist
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Tanja grew up in Germany but has her roots in the Balkans. After finishing her degree in Environmental and Sustainability Studies she decided to move to Montenegro tackle the waste management issue here. Now she’s working for the Environmental Protection Agency in Podgorica and volunteers for ZWMNE. She is passionate about everything regarding the environment and sustainability but also loves learning about new cultures and languages. She speaks Serbian/Montenegrin, German, English, Spanish and Catalan.
Social Media Specialist
Loie is from Canada but has lived 8 years in Berlin, Germany. She has now relocated to Montenegro as translation project manager for an International company. She had never seen so much litter in such beautiful environment, so immediately decided to volunteer for ZMWNE. Loie is an editor and translator that helps ZWMNE with its online presence. She speaks English, French and German fluently.
Environmental Sciences Specialist
Kris has worked for over 15 years in the diamond industry. He has a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and rolled into the intriguing diamond world by chance, where he worked in a technologically advanced environment to study and value rough diamonds and followed up the manufacturing process until the final polished product. Recently he followed his wife to Montenegro where he was amazed by the beautiful landscapes but was also shocked by the amount of garbage that is scattered everywhere you look. He is now studying through Open University to obtain a degree in Natural and Environmental Sciences and is a volunteer for ZWMNE in order to do his part in preserving the natural beauty of Montenegro.
Over 30 years exposure to heavy industry and minerals processing, the last 12 years working internationally in developing countries. He is passionate about nature and outdoor activities which led him to his desire to actively protect the natural beauty of Montenegro.