Kris Kobi

Associate Director - Energy & Sustainability (UK)

kris@climate17.com 07761 800804

I am privileged to lead the Decarbonisation and Sustainability team at Climate17, using an agile recruitment process created for niche roles in this sector. I have also developed Energy Flexibility and Carbon Offsetting specialisations and have worked in renewable energy markets, which gave me a good understanding of opportunities and challenges in attracting talent across those sectors. I support the sustainable development our society by creating freedom of choice for clients and candidates.
 
My journey to Climate17 started in 2005, coordinating European Union projects to bridge gaps in understanding between cultures, challenge prejudice, and bring people from different backgrounds to work together. It was an energising, mind-opening experience, which aligned with my mission, and from that moment I aimed to be a part of an environment that helps to connect us, build bridges, and create a common goal.

I was lucky to start working for a business management consultancy focusing on employee relations, staffing strategy, and communication coaching. Just as I was looking to settle in Italy, an old friend from university called me and recommended that I should move to Bournemouth, because it was the “California of the UK”. I have found something special about this place, and it is here that I felt most at home.

I’m raising a baby daughter, who reinforces my drive to become a better person and bring more value to a more sustainable, peaceful, and happier world. In my professional life, I value reciprocated honesty, a well-defined purpose, and a mix of data-driven and humane approach to business.

I am proud to be part of the Climate17 team because we are bringing together mission-driven people and organisations seeking to bridge the gap between ‘business as usual’ and a regenerative world.

Our impact in their worlds

We are proud of our work and humbled by our clients’ support and recognition.

“Kris thought I would be a good match for a position and called me out of the blue.”

"He helped me understand the requirements of the role, the company more widely and how my skills and previous experience would fit. He provided excellent support in helping me prepare for interviews. And finally, he helped negotiate a fair package on my behalf. All in all, it was an absolute pleasure, thank you, Kris!"
 

- Content Manager – Energy Flexibility Provider

“It was a real pleasure to work with Kris and I'd strongly recommend that anyone looking for their next opportunity in Energy, Carbon or Sustainability reaches out to him for a chat.”

"Kris took the time to understand exactly what I was looking for from my next role and introduced me to an opportunity that matched both my experience and my career aspirations."

- Senior Sustainability Executive – Climate Change Advisory Business

“It was a pleasure working with Kris.”

"He goes above and beyond to support the recruitment process. Looking forward to working together in future as well."

- Markets Strategy Manager - Energy Flexibility Provider

Kris's News and Views

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On the crest of the Green Wave – interview with Stephan Marty, CEO of Wattstor

Meet Stephan Marty – the CEO of Wattstor, ex-CCO of Kiwi Power. In this interview, he shares his view on the status of the energy market, impact of the pandemic, and how he continues to be on the forefront of the green evolution.

On the crest of the Green Wave – interview with Stephan Marty, CEO of Wattstor

Meet Stephan Marty – the CEO of Wattstor, ex-CCO of Kiwi Power. In this interview, he shares his view on the status of the energy market, impact of the pandemic, and how he continues to be on the forefront of the green evolution.

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