Get to know the dedicated team behind the Net Zero Tech Alliance


Tanya Suarez

Founder & CEO

Tanya is the Founder and CEO of the Net Zero Tech Alliance, with over 20 years’ experience in delivering Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship support to public and private sector clients.  

As founder and CEO of IoT Tribe, a global accelerator, she is responsible for the development of high-impact acceleration programmes that support Net Zero and tech start-ups to develop their businesses by engaging with IoT Tribe’s corporate partners. IoT Tribe currently has hubs in the UK, Singapore and Europe. Tanya’s networks are global, and, amongst others, she is a World Economic Forum European Digital Leader, contributing on a recent WEF reports to increase the levels of investment in women-led technology companies globally. 

Tanya is also a member of the European Innovation Council, an initiative that provides up to 3M€ in non-dilutive funding and up to 15M€ to game-changing startups and SMEs from Europe, Israel and Turkey. Furthermore, Tanya is an advisory board member to the Next Generation Internet initiative and a number of start-ups, an evaluator for the Canadian Supercluster initiative a member of Tech London Advocates and Tech Spain Advocates, and she is on the board of the Alliance of Internet of Things Innovation (AIOITI), an industry body set up to promote IoT adoption.

Valerie Lim

Head of Global Engagement

Valerie is the Head of Global Engagement for the Net Zero Tech Alliance, where she spearheads external engagement efforts with corporate and industry partners. Her primary responsibilities include curating initiatives and events that drive the alliance’s promotion, fostering engagement and partnerships with the industry, and onboarding corporate members onto the alliance.
She is also the Regional Head for Asia Pacific at IoT Tribe, where she leads IoT Tribe’s operations, growth, and partnerships. She has led several net zero focused tech acceleration programmes where she supported startups & scaleups in scaling their growth, and driving the adoption of net zero technologies in industry.
Prior to this, Valerie worked at Terrapinn, where she launched and grew energy and transportation trade shows across Southeast Asia, which supported the transition towards a smarter, cleaner, and decarbonised future, as well as connected thousands of stakeholders globally to the latest technologies, investments, commercial and partnership opportunities in the region.
Valerie holds a Master of Business Administration jointly conferred by IE Business School, Spain, and Singapore Management University. She is actively involved in the tech and net zero ecosystem, serving as a judge at startup competitions, a speaker at industry events, and an advisor to entrepreneurs on their growth.

Thomas Conlon

Engagement Co-ordinator

Tom is the Engagement Co-ordinator for the Net Zero Tech Alliance, where he leads on the logistical and administrative arrangements for events and day-to-day activities.

He is also Engagement Co-ordinator at IoT Tribe, where he serves as the co-ordinator of complex projects and has responsibility for ecosystem engagement, alongside start-up and partner recruitment strategy, on Net Zero and other accelerator programmes. He is actively involved in the UK’s net zero ecosystem, serving as an MC at Net Zero events and playing an active role in workshop sessions for Net Zero startups.

Tom holds a BA in History from Royal Holloway, University of London.


The Net Zero Tech Alliance is fortunate to be supported a worldwide network of dedicated Ambassadors.

Kelvin Teo

Kelvin has 15 years of experience, predominantly across global asset management, buy-side equity research and investment banking platforms. He also has experience leading the Series B fundraising round with global and corporate VC investors in a real estate climate technology startup.

Kelvin started off his career as an analyst at Deutsche Bank in London before moving to HSBC and UBS as an Associate and Associate Director respectively in Hong Kong, closing US$7bn of corporate finance transactions internationally. He then covered developed market stocks as a buy-side equity analyst and a portfolio manager at SAFE Investment Company Limited and Fosun Asset Management respectively. Kelvin most recently worked as General Manager (Asia) for Switch Automation, a US-based climate technology startup focused on decarbonizing commercial real estate.

Kelvin holds an MBA from Kellogg-HKUST and a BSc International Relations from The London School of Economics.

Yoon Ho

From 2007 to 2020, Ho Yoon gained valuable experience at SK Networks, a subsidiary of
South Korea’s largest conglomerate, specialising in global B2B sales of steel products. He
also held the position of Chief Representative in Myanmar from 2014 to 2020. These roles
provided him with invaluable insights into international trade and business operations,
allowing him to develop expertise in navigating diverse markets and establishing successful

In 2021 and 2022, he transitioned to focus on ESG and carbon business at SK Energy,
deepening his knowledge of sustainable practices and corporate responsibility. This led to
his involvement in the EV charging business, expanding his understanding of the growing
EV market and emphasising the need for robust infrastructure to support widespread electric
vehicle adoption.

Since March 2023, he established Cosmos Bridge Trading, a company specialising in trade
intermediary and consulting services. His goal is to utilise his expertise and industry
knowledge to facilitate trade between different parties. He is also actively supporting the
fundraising endeavours of the Korean Biochar startup 4EN, helping them attract global
investors and expand into the ASEAN region.

Ho holds a BA in Business from Yonsei University, South Korea.

A Transition Like No Other

The time is now. The path to achieving your net zero ambitions, is through disruptive technologies.