Meet the clean air team

MEET THE TEAM

In 2013, Smart Air was set up to get clean air to more people without the huge price tag. Along the way, our team has grown into a collection of passionate entrepreneurs who are doing everything they can, all over the world, to get more people clean air.

Our story

The Smart Air Team

 

 

Thomas

Thomas Talhelm

Founder & Data Nerd

Thomas built his first DIY in Beijing doing PhD research in cultural psychology. Since then, he somehow managed to get a job as a professor at the University of Chicago. When he’s not leading Smart Air, Thomas studies cultural differences between northern and southern China.

Anna

Anna Guo

Founder & Head of Ops

Anna helped Thomas assemble his first DIY air filter in 2013 and has been tolerating his incessant particle counting ever since. Now she runs tests, orders materials, and manages team projects for Smart Air. In her spare time, Anna enjoys photography, yoga, tea, and French film.

Paddy

Paddy Robertson

Global & China Head

Paddy is a graduate in aero engineering and a trick of several trades. He manages the China business and leads product development. Outside of the office he’ll be climbing or trying to fit in with the locals doing Tai Chi.

 

Dhariyash Rathod

Dhariyash Rathod

India Head

Dhariyash has a masters’ degree in Micro-electronics from TU Delft. He leads the India team in Delhi and loves conducting workshops to raise air pollution awareness in India. In his free time, Dhariyash loves to ride bicycles, run, travel and eat lots of rice.

Julian

Julian Fox

International Business Development

Julian is a former Princeton in Asia fellow and graduate of Johns Hopkins University. He helps Smart Air expand abroad and is passionate about social entrepreneurship. A self-proclaimed chocolate connoisseur, Julian enjoys studying languages and exploring Beijing’s hutongs.

Dani

Dani Wang

China Business Development Head

After working at a consulting company, Dani joined Smart Air to help companies and larger organisations get clean air. She has a strong passion for social innovation and believes that business can be used as a force for good. Dani is obsessed with backpacking, photography, and she is a Leave No Trace (LNT) practitioner and handmade lifestyle promoter.

Liz

Liz Peishan

Clean Air Support & Logistics

Liz, a graduate in Comparative Literature, has worked as an editor and translator in various industries. She manages international support and logistics at Smart Air answering questions of every type from our global users. Liz is an enthusiastic contributor to the community, and a passionate coffee taster and part-time barista.

Lina

Sun Lina

Environmental Education Head

Lina has a postgrad in Sustainable Development at Uppsala University, Sweden, and a strong business management background. She is devoted to sustainable development, and was previously responsible for CSR in several large organisations. She is a trustee for a grass-roots NGO in China, and likes scuba diving, bouldering, and exploring remote places globally.

Hailian

Hailian Hao

China logistics & User Support

Hailian manages Smart Air’s online sales and customer service. Away from the office she enjoys making all manner of things sweet and tasty, sometimes bringing them along to the office if we’re lucky.

Lyrio

Lyrio Woldring

Philippines Head

Lyrio runs Smart Air in the Philippines and enjoys the education and outreach aspects of her work. She has a degree in Legal Management and is a Licensed Nurse and Midwife. In her free time, she loves travelling, interior designing, dancing, and rocking with live bands and dinner dates with her hubby.

Hariom Pandey

Hariom Pandey

India Online Sales & Logistics

A commerce graduate originally hailing from the ancient city of Mathura, Hari handles Smart Air’s online sales, logistics, and user (customer) service. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to old Bollywood songs and gazals.

Smart Air Workshop Co-ordinators

Our team of workshop co-ordinators across Asia dedicate their time and skills to running air pollution workshops, sharing the knowledge on how to combat air pollution with thousands of people.

 

Li Xiaoxiao

Li Xiaoxiao

Taiyuan

Zhang Yiran

Zhang Yiran

Zhengzhou

Zhao Na

Zhao Na

Tianjin

Shang Jianping

Shang Jianping

Chengdu

Wu Yiyue

Wu Yiyue

Chengdu

Luo Duan

Luo Duan

Chengdu

Guo Mengmeng

Guo Mengmeng

Shanghai

Xie Nannan

Xie Nannan

Shanghai

Liu Jun

Liu Jun

Shanghai

Peng Wenya

Peng Wenya

Shanghai

Huo Susu

Huo Susu

Shanghai

Zhang Mingxia

Zhang Mingxia

Shanghai

Xie Yunyan

Xie Yunyan

Shanghai

Svetlana

Svetlana

Shanghai

Wang Jingkang

Wang Jingkang

Beijing

Janice

Janice

Beijing

Jian Xiao Tong

Jian Xiao Tong

Beijing

Wang Chi

Wang Chi

Beijing

Zhang Yi

Zhang Yi

Beijing

Alicia

Alicia

Hangzhou

Fu Ye

Fu Ye

Hainan