Suchitra LohiaCo-chairwomanBangkok - Thailand
Suchitra founded Volta Circle to foster other businesses in building a resilient future. As a co-founder of one of the world’s largest recyclers of plastic, she brings a wealth of expertise in entrepreneurship and sustainability.
Suchitra has co-founded and actively grown Indorama Ventures PCL (IVL), into a world leading industrial group and a pioneer of the Circular Economy. Today she is a member of its board of directors and the chairperson of the IVL Foundation, overseeing the company’s CSR activities. She plays a vital role in IVL’s culture, integrating positive practices into its day-to-day operations.
Aradhana Lohia SharmaCo-chairwomanBangkok - Thailand
Aradhana co-founded Volta Circle to drive innovation in businesses that advance the circular model. As a business leader, she has a passion for ideas that bring collective shared value, where purpose guides profit.
At IVL, Aradhana oversees its wool yarns business, leading operations across Thailand, Austria and Czech Republic. She is also the vice chairwoman of the IVL, Foundation - a non-profit organization supporting girls’ education, children’s healthcare and sustainability. As well as a non-executive director of Thai Plaspac PCL (TPAC), a plastic packaging solutions provider.
Catia CesariManaging PartnerGeneva - Switzerland
Catia conceived Volta Circle from its inception, driven by a passion of creating tangible and sustainable change through backing like-minded entrepreneurs. As its managing partner, Catia spearheads all investments at Volta Circle.
For the past twenty-five years, Catia has been investing in and transforming leading brands through business development, M&A, and Human Capital executive roles – within General Electric, Gucci Group, JAB Luxury, Coty and private equity firms. Today, Catia serves as a non-executive and advisory board member for a number of consumer companies.
Jennifer SanduskiVenture PartnerNew York - US
Jennifer joined Volta Circle to bolster visionary ventures, driving profit through purpose. As a venture partner, Jennifer supports Volta Circle’s investments and network in the US.
Jennifer’s decade-long experience spans venture capital, private equity, corporate innovation and social impact. Previously, she led strategy for the innovation and venture arm of a public company. Jennifer brings investment experience from a growth equity fund focused on the apparel and textile supply chain. Today, Jennifer serves as a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum.
Yan Yan LinPrincipalSingapore
Yan Yan joined Volta Circle to support visionary entrepreneurs challenge the status quo and create a more sustainable future. As a principal, Yan Yan leads Volta Circle's investments and networks in Asia.
Yan Yan has been investing in and scaling companies in Asia for over a decade. Prior to Volta Circle, Yan Yan drove investments in the consumer and media sectors for Mission Holdings and VisVires Capital, and helped portfolio companies grow their business multiple-fold. Yan Yan holds an MBA from INSEAD and is a qualified lawyer in Singapore.
Clara CamesascaSenior AssociateMilan - Italy
Clara joined Volta Circle to execute her passion for avantgarde consumer brands and sustainability. As a senior associate, she focuses on market analysis, building the pipeline and supporting deal execution across Europe.
Prior to Volta Circle, Clara drove sustainability across the startup ecosystem and fashion industry, working for the largest Italian incubator and consulting for fashion companies and startups. In 2018, she was selected as one of the 100 most promising students in the fashion industry to participate to Youth Fashion Summit. She holds an M.A. in Sustainability Management and a B.Sc. in Business Administration.
Storm SunderlandAnalystLondon - UK
Storm joined Volta Circle to champion ambitious founders tackling critical global problems. As an analyst, she focuses on industry research and deal support across Europe.
After graduating with a B.A. from Durham University in 2020, Storm attended Stanford to learn from founders and VCs across the Bay Area. Prior to Volta Circle she was working on a project in the field of humane technology; building out a concept that’s conscious of the role online social spaces play in shaping human behavior offline. Growing up, Storm was a competitive athlete which fuelled her particular interest in HealthTech startups.