Meet Our Team

Vivek Tripathi

Founder and CEO

Vivek is an established leader in sales, business strategy, and growth, having worked with Crisil, Cairn, Reliance, and Baker Hughes. His passion for new ventures that mainstream and simplify sustainable living has led him to found Olive Gaea. Leveraging skills in business transformation and strategy development, he strives to help the business community develop a culture of climate resilience and credible carbon offsetting. He is particularly keen on building trustful and lasting partnerships, utilizing the track record of successful due diligence, stakeholder management, and risk mitigation.

Apurva Bhandari

Chief Sustainability Evangelist

Apurva is the mind behind Olive Gaea’s commitment to natural climate solutions and meaningful community benefits. As a founder of Sankalp Taru, a tech-driven afforestation initiative, Apurva has contributed to planting and ensuring the survival of over 1,500,000 trees, while benefiting 2,500 farmers across India. This allowed him to develop an inclusive mindset and scaling experience through large corporate projects. His expertise in agroforestry, ecosystem restoration, and regenerative farming ensures that all Olive Gaea projects bring real benefits for both people and nature.

Khidhir Putres

Director- Institutional Sales

Khidhir is an extensively experienced postgraduate environmental professional with decades of environmental work in the fields of environmental management and administration, engineering, health, academic and education, NGOs, consultancy, construction and sustainability. This work was at multiple levels; local, national, regional and international. He had received the UNEP/ROWA recognition for efforts in the field of Wastewater Reuse, 1994. He had received professional certifications including, but not limited to, LEED AP (US Green Building Council), CEM® (AEE), Estidama PQP (Abu Dhabi UPC) for Community, Building and Villa.

Jessica Scopacasa

Head - Communications and PR

Jessica Scopacasa is a communication and sustainability expert based in Dubai. Holding three Master's degrees, in Strategic Public Relations, International Affairs & Human Rights Tutelage, and Intelligence, Security, and Crisis Areas, she is also certified in Sustainable Business Strategy from the Harvard Business School Online, Corporate Innovation & Sustainability Strategy from the Harvard Extension School, as well as Reputation Management and Crisis Communication from the PRSA.