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Flowcarbon Expands Carbon Finance Team, Adds Top Talent

Flowcarbon Expands Carbon Finance Team, Adds Top Talent

August 25, 2023

Flowcarbon, the leading carbon finance and technology company designed to scale the voluntary carbon market, has named Martin Kessler to the role of Chief Business Officer. Kessler oversees a dynamic and rapidly expanding team of seasoned Wall Street finance experts focused on unlocking institutional capital at scale into projects that generate carbon credits.

Kessler joined Flowcarbon in March 2023 as Head of Business Development & Global Markets, bringing with him more than 20 years of investment banking experience. He was most recently at HSBC in New York and London for the last 11 years, where he built and led regional and global sales businesses focused on derivative and structured credit solutions. Prior to his time at HSBC, Kessler held significant roles at Bank of America, Lehman Brothers and JP Morgan, cementing his reputation as a seasoned industry professional with a proven track record of success.  

Flowcarbon is also proud to announce the the addition of:

• Will Higbee Head of Project Finance
Previously Managing Director, Cross Asset Risk Distribution as well as Co-Head of EMEA Corporate Risk Solutions at HSBC.

• Bart Ras Head of Carbon Markets Strategy & Propositions 
Formerly Managing Director of Pemberton Asset Management Group, as well as Global Head Business Development Global Trade and Receivable Finance at HSBC, and Managing Director, Trade Head Supply Chain Finance EMEA at Citi. Research Fellow at Windesheim University.

Dana Gibber, co-founder and CEO of Flowcarbon, noted that unlocking institutional capital into the voluntary carbon market (VCM) remains one of the most significant and unsolved challenges to scaling this market. “We speak every day with investors seeking a path into the carbon markets,” she said.

“We’re thrilled to be building a team applying best-in-class finance and banking expertise to focus entirely on this need. It presents an exciting opportunity from both a climate and an economic standpoint.”

Adds Gibber: “We wholeheartedly believe that the VCM has a key role to play in climate change mitigation and ecosystem preservation, but this will only be once we solve the carbon finance question.” 

Founded in 2021, Flowcarbon has rapidly become a leading force in the voluntary carbon market, offering project development and financing in addition to carbon credit sales and trading services across a diversified portfolio of projects and clients worldwide.

"I am excited by the future of carbon finance, both in terms of value and impact,” said Martin Kessler, Chief Business Officer of Flowcarbon. “Today, more and more institutional investors are looking to place capital into climate channels, such as the voluntary carbon markets. We are here to help them — and the broader investing community — navigate the next steps, leveraging our team’s rigorous structured finance skills."


About Flowcarbon

Founded in 2021 and backed by leading investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Samsung Next, Fifth Wall and General Catalyst, Flowcarbon is a pioneering carbon finance and technology company committed to propelling the voluntary carbon market forward through financing, technical support and monetization for carbon project developers. Learn more about Flowcarbon at

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