Our leadership combines extensive experience in human development and environmental sustainability — particularly in the areas of fundamental rights, rule of law, democracy, institutional quality, climate change, energy, clean technologies, international law and global governance — , as well as in business, legal, and public policy consulting. To meet the specific needs of our clients on a project basis, while maximizing efficiency and cost-effectiveness, we rely on a network of carefully selected experts with the highest qualifications and solid experience working under a results-based project approach in the fields of international and comparative law, human rights, industrial ecology, green technologies, environmental sustainability and economic growth, engineering, safety and health, energy and climate change legislation, economics, and practice, covering a broad scope of complementary professional practice in natural and human sciences.

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Our leadership includes native or fluent speakers of English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish:

Analia Marsella Sende Analía Director IESD CEO Sustainability Law Democracy International Fundamental Human Rights Constitutional

Analía Marsella

(Argentina & United States of America)

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 

Director of Rule of Law, Fundamental Rights, and Global Governance

Specialist in International and Comparative Law, Fundamental Rights, Democracy, and
Sustainable Development

Master of Laws (LL.M.),
Lawyer (J.D.), Linguist

Analía Marsella is a specialist in international and comparative law, fundamental rights, democracy, and sustainable development, as well as a professional linguist, with over 25 years of legal, linguistic, and business experience. She held positions in both the public and private sectors, including intergovernmental organizations and multinational Fortune 500 corporations and taught at prestigious academic institutions, such as Columbia University. Analía is experienced in providing creative legal solutions, designing complex diplomatic missions, developing technical proposals and funding requests for public interest projects, launching and managing multi-million dollar projects and business lines, recruiting and training human resources, planning and implementing marketing campaigns, designing and conducting capacity building activities, and in providing prime quality language services.

Currently serving as IESD’s CEO and Director of Rule of Law, Fundamental Rights, and Global Governance, Analía had joined Transcarbon International, Architects of Sustainability, in 2011 as the Advisor on Public Interest initiatives and on the Latin American and the Caribbean region and later undertook the role of General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer. In that position, she redesigned Transcarbon’s original concept and corporate identity as a traditional for-profit company, radically transforming its organizational strategy and structure and turning it into a gender-balanced private organization serving public interest. …



Sebastien Raoux Climate Change Expert Energy Sustainable Sustainability Lawyer Physicist Electronics

Sébastien M. Raoux

(France & United States of America;
resident in Argentina)

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Specialist in Climate Change, Energy and
Sustainable Development

Ph.D. in Physics, M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Juris Doctor

Sébastien Raoux is a climate change, energy, and sustainable development expert with over 25 years of experience as an environmental scientist, a specialist in international environmental law, and an entrepreneur. As a Lead Author of the 2006 Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, he has been distinguished for his substantial contribution to the work of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN-IPCC), which was co-awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with former Vice President Al Gore “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change” (The Nobel Peace Prize 2007).

As a recognized researcher and innovator, Sébastien invented 24 patents, authored over 30 articles in technical journals, and developed 3 Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) methodologies for large-scale projects. Also, he spoke at more than 100 international conferences and lectured at prestigious universities, in addition to having provided consultancy services to Fortune 500 corporations, small and medium size enterprises, consulting firms, nonprofits, international organizations, development institutions, and governments in or about more than 50 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Asia-Pacific region, and Africa.



Matias Linder


Matías Linder

(Argentina & Germany; resident in Portugal)

Director of  Institutional Development and Organizational Strengthening (IDOS)


Rama Rao Sankurathripati

Rama Rao Sankurathripati

(India & United States of America)

Director of Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer, and International Relations  



Consulting Team

IESD’s consulting team is also composed of the following affiliated expert consultants who are native or fluent speakers of Arabic, Bahasa, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, English, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Kannada, Kikuyu, Kiswahili, Malay, Malayalam, Mandarin, Norwegian, Oriya, Portuguese, Shona, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Vietnamese, and Yoruba:



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