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Matthias Gelber

Avid Environmentalist Green Entrepreneur Professional Speaker and trainer

Matthias Gelber comes from Burbach-Lippe, a small German village surrounded by the forest. He developed a strong connection with nature from a young age, and has been a passionate advocate of green living ever since. In 2008, he was voted 'Greenest Person on the Planet' in an online competition by 3rdWhale in Canada. Matthias lives in Malaysia without a car and a monthly USD$10 electricity bill. He also started Eco Warriors Malaysia, a community movement focused on taking positive action to combat climate change.

Matthias graduated with Masters in Environmental Science from Brunel University in the UK and went on to start a successful environmental consulting company in 1999. In 2007, he co-founded Maleki GmbH, a German company specializing in high performance, low carbon footprint construction materials. He also serves as a Board Member of Solexel Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Solexel Inc in Silicon Valley.

Matthias is also a consummate speaker and trainer on environmental issues, and is often seen giving green talks to corporate, government organizations and schools in the South East Asian region. Globally he has delivered talks in more than 40 countries and he makes his flights carbon neutral which has led him to sponsor 1889 tress as carbon sinks with Plant A Tree Today Foundation.