CEO & Founder
Oka, The Carbon Insurance Company
As Founder & CEO of Oka, The Carbon Insurance Company, Chris is bringing 20+ years of entrepreneurial experience scaling businesses with profit and purpose to the voluntary carbon market, working with a dedicated group of talented individuals to ensure that every carbon credit is insured. The need for insurance is clear, and Chris and the team are working with partners across the voluntary carbon market to deliver solutions that help clients mitigate risk in an unregulated and opaque market and achieve their net zero targets. Before joining Oka, The Carbon Insurance Company, Chris spent 15 years as Co-Founder and COO of Simply Business, a UK/US-based insurtech. As a leader of the world's first online quote and buy platform for small business insurance, Chris was the architect of many industry firsts as well as becoming one of the UK's first financial services B-Corp. After the company's 2017 exit to the Travelers Group (NASDAQ:TRV), Chris remained an advisor to the business. For the past five years, Chris has also worked across several organizations, including CEO of Sanctus, a UK workplace coaching business; building 53º Capital, a fund investing in European start-up and scale-up companies; and Trustee for Young Enterprise, the UK's largest youth education charity.