Circklo Appoints New Group Partner


28 February 2022

Circklo’s Board of Directors has formally appointed David Landsman OBE PhD as Group Partner.

Dr Landsman’s career has spanned diplomacy and business.  He served as the UK’s Ambassador to Albania and Greece, and held a number of senior positions in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

In the private sector, Dr Landsman has worked for De La Rue plc, and was later the Executive Director of Tata Limited. In addition to his new role with Circklo, he is also the Chairman of Digital Cognate and the British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, a Senior Adviser to Strategy International and the India Business Group, and a member of the International Advisory Board of The London Institute of Banking and Finance. Until recently, Dr Landsman was a Visiting Fellow of Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

At Circklo, Dr Landsman focuses on building corporate, professional and investor partnerships that multiply the potential of Circklo’s support for start-ups and scale-ups.

Following his appointment, Dr Landsman said: “The circular economy will be the future of the economy and I’m excited to be able to help extend Circklo’s networks so that we can do more to bring the best early-stage businesses and their technology to the market.”

Maria Morais, Circklo’s Chairwoman and Co-founder, expressed her delight at Dr Landsman joining Circklo’s Executive Team: “Very few strategic advisers have the breadth and depth of institutional and business knowledge that David does. His experience and sage advice will be invaluable to us as we grow Circklo’s areas of expertise and influence, and I am looking forward to all the amazing work opportunities the future has in store for us.”


Circklo created the first Business Configurator in the world specialised in digital start-ups for the circular economy.

In short, Circklo believes that sustainable businesses will provide a thriving economic, social, and environmental ecosystem for a healthy planet. By bringing together the corporate world and innovative start-ups to collaborate for a lasting positive change and to reach their full potential, we help accelerate their world towards applying and making the most of the circular economy principles.

Our Game Changers community offers a safe, highly professional, private, and exclusive space for collaboration, support, advice, and networking with like-minded entrepreneurs and business leaders, with a focus on digital transformation and sustainability.

This community exists alongside Circklo’s start-up Business Configurator – supporting digital start-ups through practical and transformational mentoring, coaching, and training. Our fee-based, no-equity transformational accelerator develops circular digital businesses for both profit and purpose through our virtual programme of modules. Bespoke pathways to suit the particular needs of each team focus on seeking investment, honing go-to-market strategies or tailored support.

Underpinning all these, Circklo’s R&D team provides insight, use-case research, and foresight analysis for strategic direction, ensuring any corporate efforts targeting sustainable actions are clear and impactful.