We are an international team of experts

We work for governments, corporations, and companies in different countries and on different continents. We combine unique solutions with many years of experience.

Axel Klimek
Axel Klimek
Co-Founder & Managing Director

Axel Klimek is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Center for Sustainability Transformation. Axel has worked in more than 30 different countries on 4 continents, and within a wide spectrum of contexts; helping leaders, organizations, and developmental programs manage complex change processes and improve their performance. His clients have included the African Union Commission, Canon Europe, Levis, EY, PWC, GIZ, Lufthansa, Unilever, and T-Systems.

Axel’s practice is centered upon helping clients achieve sustainability through change processes, innovation, cooperation, strategic planning, change management, and building a coaching culture. One of his main areas of focus is on how sustainability can be integrated into the value chain of an organization to become a habitual part of consciousness; informing decision-making processes, and the actions of leaders, managers, and staff members.

Axel has had a strong interest and passion for the topic of transformation ever since his time at university. Thirtyfive years ago he was trained as a psychotherapist and coach and has since been working to help individuals and teams change, transform, and uplift their hidden potentials. In 1999, Axel joined a management consultancy to offer his support to companies and organizations undergoing complex change processes.

Piotr Magnuszewski
Piotr Magnuszewski
Systems Modeler and Trainer

Piotr Magnuszewski is Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Centre for Systems Solutions, in addition to being a highly experienced systems modeler, professional trainer, facilitator, and researcher.  Piotr is particularly involved in linking theory with practice, science with policy, and knowledge with action through diverse systems and knowledge management tools.

Piotr uses his expertise in systems thinking and practices to apply and teach systems tools to diverse groups of scientists, NGOs, businesses, and administrations around the world. He has designed many simulation and role-playing games addressing the issues of sustainable development, and is also the author of many research and educational publications.

Prae Piromya
Prae Piromya
Consultant and Trainer

Prae has over 10 years of experience in sustainability strategy consulting, corporate finance, investor relations, human-centered research, and design consulting. As an Associate Director at AWR Lloyd, a boutique financial advisory with a focus on innovation and sustainability in Asia-Pacific, she is in charge of Stakeholder Engagement to support the firm’s client and partner relations and the Innovation for Sustainability service.

She has in-house corporate experience at Central Group as GM of the Sustainable Development Office and at Pace Development as VP of Sustainability Management. Previously, Prae was a Principal Consultant at ERM, a leading global sustainability consultancy. She led the Sustainability Strategy & Stakeholder Engagement team, advising top Thai listed companies in the banking, energy, chemical, food & beverage, telecom, and infrastructure sectors on corporate sustainability assessment, reporting, and stakeholder engagement.

She holds an MBA from Thammasat University, Bangkok, and a BS in Industrial Design from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

Juliane Stahl
Juliane Stahl
Trainer and Business Coach

Juliane is a specialist in learning and transformation processes. She has more than 15 years of experience in HR, primarily in management development of a large corporation.

Juliane works as a trainer, business coach, and consultant for the Center for Sustainability Transformation.

Joseph Owolabi
Joseph Owolabi
Trainer and Business Coach

Acts as a trusted advisor to organisations in Australia, Africa and other emerging markets around the world.

Joseph founded Rubicola in 2020. He had previously worked for Deloitte and PwC in Australia as an experienced director and senior manager respectively. Overseas, he has worked and done business in Africa, North America and Europe.

He was the pioneer service leader for Climate Change and Sustainability Services at EY in West Africa between 2014 – 2017. Where he played key roles in the development of sustainability reporting and assurance in Nigeria. Joseph was the co-convener (along with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)) of the Capital Markets Sustainability Conference which provided training for listed entities, blue-chip corporations and other companies and a CEO-round table session. He assisted the Federal Government of Nigeria in reporting of its Green House Gas (GHG) emissions under the Paris agreement as well as listing of the country’s first sovereign green bond – a first for emerging markets (and only second in the world).

Joseph is a proven capital markets and accounting advisory leader, he directed large scale consulting projects on implementation of new accounting standards for large entities in telecoms, banking and manufacturing sectors in Australia, Africa and around the world. He assisted in completion of the Viva Energy $2.69 billion IPO, Australia’s largest in four years.

Joseph has trained Board of Directors and senior management groups from over 500 companies, on enterprise risk management, accounting standards, sustainability and strategy.

He served as pioneer Chairman for Australian Sickle Cell Advocacy Inc. and is a global Council member for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in U.K.

Education

M.A. Leading Innovation and Change; York St John’s University

Executive Education programs at Harvard Business School and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania