The Green Queen Team

Sonalie Figueiras Green Queen

Sonalie Figueiras – Founder & Editor-in-Chief

2021 Women of Power, 2019 GEN T Honoree, V Label Global Hero, 2 x TEDx Speaker: Serial social entrepreneur & trends forecaster Sonalie Figueiras is a sustainability expert, food futurist and eco-powerhouse who has been inspiring global audiences for over a decade with practical steps on how to fight climate change. Known as the Green Queen of Asia, she is the founder and Editor in Chief of the award-winning Green Queen – the region’s first impact media platform that educates millions of readers on the connection between health, sustainability and the environment and showcases future solutions. She is also the co-founder and CEO of organic sourcing platform Ekowarehouse and climate tech SaaS Source Green, which helps consumer brands quit plastic packaging thanks to proprietary plastic reduction software. In addition, Sonalie is a global keynote speaker and an advisor to multiple mission-driven startups and NGOs, and a venture partner to several VC funds.

Anay Mridul, Lead Reporter

Anay is Green Queen’s resident news reporter. Originally from India, he worked as a vegan food writer and editor in London, and is now travelling and reporting from across Asia. He’s passionate about coffee, plant-based milk, cooking, eating, veganism, food tech, writing about all that, profiling people, and the Oxford comma.

Nicola Spalding, Future Food Weekly Newsletter Editor

Nicola Spalding is a trends analyst and content writer based in the UK. She has over ten years’ experience in UK and international retail, including a stint as a trend and innovation specialist for Morrisons supermarkets. A born foodie who loves words, it made sense for her to start writing about all the exciting innovation in the foodtech space.

Vikas Kumar, Lead Developer

Vikas Kumar has been a full stack PHP developer for the past seven years, his main areas of expertise are developing PHP and MySQL based products for CakePHP and WordPress frameworks. Vikas also has extensive experience with HTML/CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, Ajax and Apache. Vikas has been a part of the team since 2015 and ensures that the Green Queen website operates smoothly. He has a BS (Computer Science) from NIIT University, India (2009) and blogs about programming at The Code Developer. In his spare time, Vikas runs a Student Welfare & Development program in his native village of Ransura, Uttar Pradesh.