Zoï Environment Network, People



Otto Simonett

Otto Simonett is the director of Zoi environment network, previously director of the UNEP/Grid- Arendal office in Geneva, with 25 years experience in working on ‘information for decision-making’ in an international and multilateral context, with focus on environment and security, water, climate change, desertification, chemicals and biodiversity. Moreover, he is an experienced cyclist. Otto will provide overall guidance to Zoi activities in the project, and will participate especially in the piloting in Switzerland.



Tamara Mitrofanenko

Tamara combines project management at Zoi with that in UNEP office in Vienna, and a PhD study in a transdisciplinary Doctoral School of Sustainable Development in the BOKU University in Austria. She has 7 years of experience in international projects, including capacity building, training, drafting and reviewing publications, project development and management. She is an enthusiastic cyclist, and as such is managing the EuBike project on behalf of Zoi.


Carolyne Daniel

Carolyne Daniel is a graphic designer and photographer. Her diploma is in Fine Arts, and BA - in Graphic Design. She has 8 years professional experience in international environmental issues, and she is specialized in publishing, conception of creative diagrams, illustrations and communication. She will provide creative design inputs and final touch to the EuBike website and related Zoï publications.



Valerie Pelle

Valerie Pelle is an administrator with more than 10 years of experience, working with the Zoi Environment Network for the past 4 years. Valerie will be supporting the EuBike project management from the administrative side.






Louis-Philippe Tessier

Louis-Philippe obtained a B.A from McGill University and majored in Political Science, with a double minor in International Development and Environmental Studies. He is currently finishing his Master’s thesis at the University of Geneva. His thesis’ topic is: “The Cycling Network of the City of Geneva and of Copenhagen: Leads to Improve the Coherence of the Genevan Cycling Network.” Louis-Philippe will be the local projet manager of the EuBike project.




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