To mobilise the global population towards positive planet action

Regenerating an environment where the symbiosis of nature and people is realised.

To be the global operating system facilitating the relationship between nature and people

The Baobab Tree, known as “The Tree of Life”, can provide food, water, and shelter to both wildlife and the communities that live around them, it is a true African icon that has been the community board room for thousands of years.

The circle of life continues to act as the power behind our planet, where we believe in digitally uniting humanity, towards a just future for both nature and people.

Humans have survived thanks to ‘community’, where communication and collaboration drive positive change.

Why we exist

Baotree promotes a new way to facilitate the interface between humans and nature.

The world’s most spectacular animals often coexist with the most marginalized communities, but not in harmony. There is an opportunity to empower rural communities to take up their rights as custodians of this biodiversity. Enabling this behavioral and attitudinal change is a massive opportunity for positive impact.

Baotree exists to show people the value of the natural world around them by empowering them to help protect that world. It is through connection and community that we can create a world where wildlife and people live in equal balance.

Founding team

Moved by purpose and fueled by passion, our team comes together bringing a diverse range of experience and expertise. Our executive leadership team drives all business development, supported by an extended cross-functional team.

DIMITRI SYRRIS

CEO & FOUNDER

SKYE ASPDEN

COO & CO-FOUNDER

MIKE SIMPSON

CFO & CO-FOUNDER

Supporting team

antonia leckie

Conservation Biologist

Paul Naiputari

COMMUNITY OFFICER

Boniface lowoi

HEAD LION RANGER

Unita Shah

COMMUNITY TEACHER

Advisory board

Our advisors span across a variety of sectors, supporting the development of our commercial business, technological advancements and conservation-community impact.

moreangels mbizah

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR – WILDLIFE
CONSERVATION ACTION

ALAYNE COTTERILL

CEO & FOUNDER
LION LANDSCAPES

TOM SILVESTER

CEO
LOISABA CONSERVANCY

JUstin steventon

CO-FOUNDER & DEVELOPER CYBER TRACKER

Giles Davies

FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN
CONSERVATION CAPITAL

STANLEY ANYETEI

INVESTMENT MANAGER
TRIODOS INVESTMENT
MANAGEMENT

Christopher Rolfe

DIRECTOR, CR ADVISORY
& YPO MEMBER

Sunil Lalvani

CEO & FOUNDER
PROJECT MAJI
& YPO MEMBER

GULNAR VASWANI

BOARD ADVISOR, COACH& CHIEF CULTURE OFFICER, LEADERSHIP RE-IMAGINED


Our core values

Ubuntu

Togetherness, oneness and the belief in a universal bond of sharing, that connects all humanity

Innovation

Challenging ourselves to always question established knowledge, especially by introducing new products, ideas and solutions

Community

Having a sense of purpose, place and positive attitude towards our planet and people

Diversity

Respecting each other, ourselves and identifying that our uniqueness is where our strengths lie

Family

Working together as a compassionate unit, to ensure that each other flourishes

Team Effectiveness

Collaborating, creating and respectfully challenging each others contributions

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