Who are we?

EcoAct is a leading company in carbon strategies, acting on three major axes: measuring, reducing, and achieving carbon neutrality.

EcoAct empowers companies to decarbonize their activities and make their climate strategy a driving force. EcoAct experts also aim to adapt approaches for companies to ensure that strategies, whether to reduce carbon emissions or integrate a carbon price, are tailored to the context in which the company works. In order to achieve success and ensure uptake of strategies, EcoAct has a comprehensive understanding of the challenges, stakeholders, and key success factors for every client.

In 2016, EcoAct was once again awarded Worldwide Best Advisory Service and Worldwide Best Project Developer Overall by Environmental Finance.

Thierry Fornas

President

Holding an engineering degree from ESIEE Paris and a HEC Executive MBA, he also studied at the University of Southampton and at the Instituto de Artes e Industrias Catolico in Madrid.

He began his career as a Projects Officer in a global oil group, holding this position for 4 years. Then, he gained 6 years of substantial experience with a major international player on semiconductor markets, where he notably contributed to the development of environmental strategies (Eco Pack and environmental procedures) and developed significant skills in sales and marketing.

Co-founder of EcoAct, Thierry specialises in CSR strategy and eco-innovation. He oversees the management of EcoAct’s skills centre teams.

Gerald Maradan

CEO

A graduate of HEC Business School with a Master of Business Administration, Gerald also holds an Engineer degree from Grenoble INP (Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble) and a Research Master’s degree in Physics from Toulouse INP. He had been working in the industry for over 7 years before creating EcoAct in 2005.

To date, he has coordinated around 75 consulting missions and has actively contributed to the development of more than 25 carbon offset programs including biomass, wind, methanisation and hydro projects as well as heat recovery, clean energy, improved cookstoves and REDD +.

A specialist in carbon offset and project development; he oversees the management of EcoAct’s communications and business development teams.