Who We Are

Prizma is an niche ESG, ESRM, ESIA, ISDS and Sustainability advisory practice focused on projects in emerging markets. Our seasoned team members, often former E&S specialists at DFIs, serve as Independent Environmental and Social Consultants (IESC), contribute to Independent Engineers (IE), are part of Independent Monitoring Groups (IMG), generate Sustainability Reports, participate as Expert Witnesses before International Arbitration Tribunals (ISDS), and contribute as rostered experts of Independent Accountability Mechanisms to compliance reviews of Multilateral Financial Institutions.

 

Mehrdad Nazari, Lead ESG & IESC Advisor

Mehrdad Nazari, Lead ESG & IESC Advisor

Mehrdad has over 25 years of international experience, including 10 with the European Bank (EBRD ), advising responsible developers and investors. His practice focuses on renewable energy, mining and private equity. He makes ESIA/ESMS and Non-Technical...
Elizabeth Freele, Social Performance Advisor

Elizabeth Freele, Social Performance Advisor

With 9 years’ experience as a social performance professional, Elizabeth has supported startup to mid-tier natural resource companies across the project lifecycle, from the field to the boardroom, in corporate responsibility and sustainability f...
Timothy McLaughlin, Senior Social Performance Adviser

Timothy McLaughlin, Senior Social Performance Adviser

Tim has over 23 years’ experience helping mining, oil/gas and infrastructure projects in emerging markets to conform with the E&S performance requirements of international financial institutions (IFC, World Bank, EBRD, Equator Principles). He h...
Allison Rippin Armstrong, ESG & Sustainability Adviser

Allison Rippin Armstrong, ESG & Sustainability Adviser

Allison is a biologist and environmental scientist with over 25 years of experience in permitting, regulatory processes and environmental compliance, working with Indigenous organizations, resource companies, regulatory agencies, indigenous, territorial...
Randy Schulze, Senior Environmental Advisor

Randy Schulze, Senior Environmental Advisor

Randy has over 30 years of experience with permitting and impacts assessment of electric power plants, coal gasification and sequestration projects, transmission lines, natural gas pipelines, LNG receiving terminals in the USA, Central/Latin America...
Dr. Rana Aly El Abbady, Senior HSE Consultant & Trainer

Dr. Rana Aly El Abbady, Senior HSE Consultant & Trainer

Dr. Rana Aly El Abbady is a Senior HSE Consultant & Trainer based in Egypt. She has over 10 years of HSE and Facility Management experience, including as HSE Manager at IFC-financed Acciona (3x50MW -AlSubh/Rising Sun/Sun rise), IFC-financed Phoenix...
Dr. Denes Bulkai, Senior Environmental & Social Expert

Dr. Denes Bulkai, Senior Environmental & Social Expert

Denes has over 35 years of professional experience in environmental and social due diligence, energy efficiency projects and feasibility studies. This includes serving 17 years as a Senior Environmental Advisor at the EBRD in London. Before joining...
Rachel A. Aron, Social Development Advisor

Rachel A. Aron, Social Development Advisor

Rachel is a seasoned advisor with over 15 years of experience, including 12 years at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) covering diverse projects across Africa, including in fragile and post-conflict countries. Rachel’s experience i...
Zakariya El Fatih, ESG, Sustainability & Engagement

Zakariya El Fatih, ESG, Sustainability & Engagement

Zakariya is an ESG and Sustainability professional with seven years of experience, including as an ESG Analyst and Auditor with Vigeo Eiris, an international provider of ESG research and services. Zakariya also headed the Sustainability and Change Management...
Cristóbal Juliá Durand, Senior Environmental Consultant

Cristóbal Juliá Durand, Senior Environmental Consultant

Cristobal is a Senior Environmental Consultant. His 10 years of professional experience includes environmental baseline, permitting and monitoring projects ranging from mining (CODELCO, Xstrata, Barrick, Freeport sites and associated facilities), to...
Luisa Montes, Environmental Economist

Luisa Montes, Environmental Economist

Luisa has 25 years of experience as an environmental economist. She was part of the first economic analysis unit at the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources in Mexico, and the Director for Biodiversity, Bio Safety and Access to Natural Resources...
Fiza Naz Qureshi, Senior Develpment & CSR Practitoner

Fiza Naz Qureshi, Senior Develpment & CSR Practitoner

Ms. Qureshi, based in Pakistan, is a senior development professional with over 15 years of experience focus on project/program management, research, policy advocacy, lobbying, networking, and capacity building. Working on gender mainstreaming and women...
Mark King, Senior ESG Associate

Mark King, Senior ESG Associate

Mark’s brings over thirty years of international experience to his ESG advisory practice, which is focused on challenging developments and investments around the world. This includes four years as the Chief Officer, Environmental and Social Standards a...
Daniel Marsh, Senior E&S Advisor

Daniel Marsh, Senior E&S Advisor

Daniel is based in Perth, Australia. He has over 20 years of professional experience and managed community relations and social impact assessments on medium-sized urban infrastructure projects to large-scale greenfield projects in Australia, Asia, and...
Dr. Don Proebstel, E&S and Renewable Energy Advisor

Dr. Don Proebstel, E&S and Renewable Energy Advisor

Don is a Senior Associate of Prizma with over 25 years of international professional experience, including VP Environmental and Sustainability at Gold Reserve Inc.; Senior Environmental & Social Analyst with the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation...
Petrus Gildenhuys, Sustainability Reporting & Assurance Practitioner

Petrus Gildenhuys, Sustainability Reporting & Assurance Practitioner

Petrus has over 20 years of experience gained as a Principal Consultant with ERM and Associated Director at PwC. Petrus has been involved in over 100 advisory, assurance and compliance related consulting projects of which over 50 were assurance engagements. Petrus’ e...