Tess Mateo is Senior Advisor to AQAL Capital, Senior Advisor on Gender and Climate to the United Nations and Managing Director and Founder of CXCatalysts, which develops public private partnerships in clean energy, water, sustainable food, infrastructure, and health. CXCatalysts co-produces the Global Green Inclusive Innovation (G2i2) Summit and the Reuse Opportunity Collaboratory (ROC Detroit). Having helped women access “green economy” opportunities, now also helping them with digital infrastructure. Prior to CXCatalysts, Tess reported to PricewaterhouseCoopers Global CEO and before that has over two decades of restructuring, turnaround and start-up experience. Tess also launched Gralni Group, a real estate venture; IncentOne, a technology service provider; and Colorworx, an innovative consumer product company. Contributions include The Internet of Women: Accelerating Culture Change (River Publishers 2016); Achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles and Practices, 1st Edition(Macmillan Reference USA 2014); Vision 2050, Business New Agenda (WBCSD February 2010); and The Roadmap to 2020 Fueling the Growth of Women's Enterprise Development (Quantum Leaps June2010).
Tess is married with three children and holds degrees from University of Michigan and Columbia Business School.