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MEET OUR TEAM

Every great dream starts with a dreamer. We are a team of believers in change. Our mission: Making sustainable travel easy.
Alexandra Pastollnigg

Alexandra Pastollnigg

Founder

It all started when Alex climbed Kilimanjaro and experienced the realities of the porters working on the mountain, as well as the difficulties as a traveller when booking a complex trip to Africa. Ever since, Alex feels compelled to make a differences – to help you explore the world safely, to promote fair practices for local tourism workers and communities, and to contribute to global integration at large. Read her story here.

Valentina Vaccaro

Relationship Manager

Valentina is our client relations expert. Originally from Italy, she lived in New Zealand, Germany and the UK before moving to Switzerland. Valentina loves travelling with her family to remote places and believes that the best gift you can give to your children is to allow them to see the world and experience different cultures. She now hopes to make a difference by helping travellers find their best fair and sustainable trip.

Muhammad Osama

Software Engineer

Osama is our software genius. He holds a Bachelor degree in IT, and has been building beautiful websites for the past 4+ years. When Osama doesn’t write code, he loves travelling in the mountains. His motivation for Fair Voyage – to bring more conscious travellers to his beautiful home country Pakistan. The rest of the team can’t wait for our fam trip to K2 base camp, and making Osama’s wish come true!

Jeanne Matthée Schürmann

Sustainable Travel Support Manager

Jeanne is studying management at the University of Zurich and supporting Fair Voyage as an intern. She grew up bilingual, German and French, speaks English fluently, and is still interested in immersing herself in learning new languages such as Japanese. Jeanne is passionate about sustainability and believes that the combination of tourism and sustainability will continue to be the subject of much public discussion.

Kerstin Wagner

Senior Advisor, Digital Strategy & Business Insights

Kerstin she was our Co-Founder at the launch of Fair Voyage and later re-joined as senior advisor to contribute her expertise in digital marketing, technologies and building customer-centric solutions. She has built a successful consulting boutique for Digital Marketing, CRM & Marketing Automation, and Employer Branding; and previously held senior positions in client service, digital and business technology with a global SaaS Company, amongst others.

Katharina van Daele

Senior Advisor, Digital Marketing / Travel

Katharina contributes a wealth of experience gained in the travel and technology industry as well as commercial online marketing. Her previous and current roles include business development at online classifieds business Finn (part of Schibsted Media Group), Head of Commercial Northern Europe at Expedia, Vice President Digital at Hurtigruten, Chief Marketing Officer at AirBnB management service Pass the Keys, and Head of Marketing at Solera.

Ralph Schwaninger

Senior Advisor, Technology

Ralph is passionate about social justice and the eradication of modern day slavery. As Senior Backend Engineer with GetYourGuide in Zurich, Ralph has been part of the travel start-up’s rapid growth journey for more than 5 years. With that, he contributes not only a strong sense for ethics, but tremendous experience across software engineering, travel technology and rapid start-up scaling to our sustainable travel mission at Fair Voyage.

Cristina Nieddu

Senior Advisor, Business Development

Cristina experienced rapid growth at KAYAK in important roles across partnership relations, strategic and key account management. She founded the Green Team at KAYAK, translated the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Standards to Italian, and has been advising several environmental startups. As an expert eco-traveller, Cristina believes that travelling is necessary to bring the world closer together, and that we all can make a difference by being conscious travellers.

Mateja Kramar

Senior Advisor, Entrepreneurship

Mateja Kramar is a Marketing and Communications Expert with over 20 years of experience. She is/was a Co-Founder and Manager of many successful companies. She is working with companies in the areas of re-invention, cultural changes and re-branding. In the last 10 years she was working as a Management Consultant and Mentor.

Rudolf Falat

Senior Advisor, Finance

Rudolf is a senior Corporate Finance professional with a strong international profile. He has led proprietary M&A transactions for Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank around the globe for more than ten years and before that worked in HSBC’s Consumer and Leisure Investment Banking team. Enthusiastic traveler, digital transformation and start-up enthusiast, business angel, mentor, executive coach and podcaster.

Stefano Tempesta

Stefano Tempesta

Senior Advisor, Technology

Stefano is a technology manager and ambassador of beautiful software as well as a Microsoft MVP and regular speaker at international conferences, including Microsoft Ignite and Tech Summit. He loves travelling and technology.

Jesus Amador

Jesus Amadori

Senior Advisor, Finance

Jesus Amadori is a Finance & Strategy expert with 17 years of experience. He worked for several investment banks before definitely embracing the insurance world, where he now is the CFO for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) for the largest Spanish insurance company.

Melissa Foley

Senior Advisor, Responsible Tourism

Utilizing over two decades of executive marketing and business development expertise in corporate America, combined with extensive global travel experience; she provides a unique perspective on tourism development.

Amy Warren

Amy Warren

Senior Advisor, Digital Marketing

Amy Warren is a seasoned marketing professional with nine years of multi-disciplinary experience, developing and executing multi-national campaigns across leading Fortune 500 companies.

Elizabeth Ashley Durham

Elizabeth Ashley Durham

Senior Advisor, Sustainability

Elizabeth Ashley (E.A.) Durham is an international development professional and has been working in developing markets for over ten years, particularly Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia, Honduras, and Malawi. For the past two years, she has been based in Nigeria where she represented The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Nigeria’s polio eradication program.

Justyna Tarwid

Justyna Tarwid

Senior Advisor, Operations

Justyna is an experienced Management Consultant with a demonstrated history of working for global institutions within the financial services, public and non-profit sector. She has extensive experience managing operational excellence projects, leading multinational project teams and enabling organisational transformations.

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Mission

Our Mission

We believe that travel is one of the most powerful tools for personal growth, global awareness building, and uniting humanity. This makes travel one of the most powerful tools to co-create our vision. That’s why we are on a mission to transform travel into an exponential force for good: for Our Shared Future as Humans...
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Fair Voyage Values

Our Values

Our values are the very reason for your existence. They define who we are and how we make decisions. We commit to always put our values before profit and hold ourselves accountable to act according to our values. We have divided our values into three non-negotiable values that we want to see in the world—Humanity,...
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Fair Voyage Vision

Our Vision

By 2050, we will live in a sustainable and peaceful world led by conscious leaders. By keeping our bigger vision for the world in mind, we want to challenge ourselves to maximize our positive impact towards this bigger end goal and continually align our work accordingly. Every single day, we want to ask ourselves: “Are...
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