Welcome to the future home of the Green Chi Foundation, a funding organization, operating foundation and think tank. 

We see ourselves as catalysts for reform, social change, sustainability, circularity and inclusion.

Our focus is quality of life, the future of our planet and coming generations by identifying, developing or helping to develop and implement model solutions to social and environmental challenges.

The Team

Henk Abbink

Henk Abbink

Chairman | Co-Founder

Multicultural, multilingual C-level executive and serial entrepreneur. Henk has worked on all continents. He has 30+ years international, hands-on pioneering and next-level development experience in both privately (PE/VC/Family) and publicly held startups, smaller and larger multinationals, including capital/fundraising, M&A, JV’s, supply chain and turnaround – in consumer/lifestyle, media/entertainment, tourism/hospitality, tech/innovation and healthcare/life science products, services and solutions. Improving quality of life through innovation, diversity and inclusion has been his driving factor. Henk has also been active as board & committee member of NGO’s, (disability) sports federations and trade organizations.  His involvement in social impact sustainability and bio-circular projects, regenerative, bio-based and circular economy, resulted in co-founding the Green Chi platform.

Emile Westergaard

Emile Westergaard

Secretary | Co-Founder

Professional investor and finance professor, Emile is the architect of the Green Chi Academy financial tools and programming. He is an adjunct Professor at Brooklyn College and faculty advisor at the M.D. Sass Investment Institute. Emile spent twenty years on Wall Street as a healthcare analyst and hedge fund manager winning multiple awards. He founded Tokum Capital which eventually was acquired by Perella Weinberg Partners.

Since leaving Wall Street Emile has been an entrepreneur and start-up consultant. Prior to co-founding Green Chi, Emile was a board member and Chief Business Officer for Click Therapeutics. 

John Weeden

John Weeden

Treasurer | Co-Founder

Vice President of the Weeden Foundation. In addition to preserving more than 6 million acres of biologically important habitat worldwide the Weeden Foundation actively addresses the entwined concerns of population growth, overconsumption of natural resources, and the climate crisis.

A New York City native, John has worked in the design and technology industry 25+ years beginning with Microsoft in the mid 90’s. Green Chi has been an opportunity for John to engage his environmental and entrepreneurial experience in a socially impactful global platform.

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