Founder, Chief Executive Officer and the life and soul behind Thirst
Mina is the founder, Chief Executive Officer and the life and soul behind Thirst. Before creating Thirst, Mina spent 15 years working in the area of climate change, where she is a recognized expert on the Carbon Markets and China, and developed carbon projects in China, India, Nepal and Indonesia representing more than USD2 billion. Mina is also the Executive Director, Chief Investment Officer and co-founder of Peony Capital – a Beijing-based company dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in China. She is a strategic advisor to the Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy and recipient of a Future Leadership Award from the Australia Davos Connection. Her passion, enthusiasm, determination and success have been globally recognized. In 2010 she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and 2011 named as one of Australia’s “50 for the future”. Mina is also the Deputy Chairman of the China Australia Chamber of Commerce. She is based in Beijing.
Facing blistering heat (with temperatures soaring up to 45°C ) and biting cold (sub-zero conditions as low as -23°C) and all manner of deadly creepy crawlies, I am putting my life on the line for a cause I am truly passionate about, in order to make people stop and think.