Julian Engel

Just another day swimming with sharks and whales…

The Basics

Name Julian Engel

Job title Senior Analyst

Practice area Sustainable Commodities

Lives Oxford

Qualifications B.Sc. in Environmental Science, M.Sc. Tropical Ecology

Welcome to 3Keel! How have your first days been so far?

It has been great how welcoming and helpful everyone has been. I think there is a great diversity in the team, which makes it very enjoyable to collaborate.

What have you started working on?

While I spend most of my time familiarising myself with the supply chains, I have helped segregate some of soy data and had a brainstorming session on an infographic for the Sustainable Seafood Coalition.

What are you looking forward to most about working for 3Keel?

First and foremost, I am very excited to work in a diverse team which is so supportive, friendly and most importantly who really care about our planet, sustainability and social responsibility. Besides this, I am very curious to learn more about terrestrial supply chains. 3Keel seems to attract great people, which makes it a fantastic, fun and supportive place to work.

Who or what inspired you to work in sustainability?

Maybe a bit of an odd answer but a whitetip reef shark. I was lucky enough to see them in the great barrier reef, which motivated me to learn a lot about these animals. This is how I learned about shark finning and wanted to do something about it. The more I learned, the more I became interested in the bigger picture of ecology and the planetary boundaries.

When you’re not working, what do you like to do?

A lot of my free time is dedicated to my triathlon training. I have a Greyhound who I take on walks and hikes. My partner and I recently bought a house, so a lot of DIY is also on my agenda. I really enjoy boardgames with friends and if I have any time left, it is spent on my NGO – Stop Finning.