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Henrietta Kekäläinen

Entrepeneur, Carbo Culture

Henrietta Kekäläinen is a passionate carbon-tech entrepreneur helping cities, brands and agriculturists to understand longterm soil sustainability and resilience. Her company Carbo Culture is on a mission to clean the air and heal our soils. 

Henrietta believes that we need a profoundly new trajectory in the way we are treating the natural world that we are entirely dependent on as human beings. The pressure of global warming and its consequences led to the founding of Carbo Culture together with classmate Christopher Carstens, and in 2017 they started hacking the carbon cycle together. 

The company is now sequestering carbon by turning worthless biomass waste into high-purity biocarbon products for environmental remediation and advanced carbon materials. Carbo Culture was one of the 100 hottest European startups in 2018, according to WIRED magazine. 

She was the youngest person in Finland to hold a (non-familytied) board seat in a publicly traded company in 2018 (Nasdaq OMX Hel: YEINT). 

Henrietta is an alumna of the Singularity University Global Solutions Program, a founder of the renowned Stanford StartX network and a certified sea captain. 

Speaking at the following WCEF2019 sessions:

Monday 3 June at 14.30-16.00: Acceleration of circular businesses

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