Our Team

Board of Directors

Emmanuel G. Escobar, Ph.D.
Chairman

Emmanuel is interested in realising the full potential of scientific research by assisting businesses develop strong partnerships with academic institutions, and to ensure inclusion, diversity, integrity principles are recognised in these collaborations. His readership into transdisciplinary philosophy enables him to form proposals on behalf of businesses or academics in order to seek foundation funds for larger and more impactful projects.

Lidia Escobar, MSc.
Managing Director

Lidia Escobar is a Business Development Specialist who enables the efficient interaction between our internal and external collaborators. Lidia has managed a family Telecom consulting business that has worked worldwide.  She holds a Master’s degree in International Management from the University of Liverpool and has also a background in Education.  In Guatemala, her country of origin, she was a Secondary School teacher of Biology and Chemistry. Lidia is concerned about the issue of food security and has taken the Seanasol Research initiative as her own and she firmly believes in the interdependence of humans and plants and the need to explore ways to secure that relationship.

Julio Gonzalez-Saenz, MSc.
Programme Director (Space Segment)

Julio was a key design engineer in the integration and adaptation of the Signalling System 7 (SS7) and responsible for its success in the exchange of information using digital signalling networks—one of the most complex projects in the world. Julio is a world-traveller, fluent in Spanish, English, German and French, and has worked in world-class telecom projects including those with KPN in the Netherlands, Sofrecom in Syria, CGI in Germany, and Vodafone, Altran, British Gas and NPower in the United Kingdom.

Operations

Sally Yiu, BSc
Media and Communications Specialist

Sally is one of the founding members of the Seanasol Research, who helped design the original idea for the micro-habitat, environment controlled platforms that were developed for low-gravity farming when the Seanasol initiative first started. Since then, she has used her experience in media and communications management to advise the creation of online projects, such as website design and content creation. She continues to work alongside the biological segments and has designed and created company logos and banners for use on official documents.

Sid Agrawal, MSc
Senior Account Manager

Sid is the newest addition to the company and helps maintain strong relationships with our partners, clients, and collaborators. He studied Biochemistry at Queen Mary, University of London, then went on to specialise on virology during his Masters degree. Since then, he has worked as Relationship and Account Manager for several companies, and joins Seanasol Research on a volunteer basis to help reach out to our network and community. He is the point-of-contact for our collaborators, as well as manages team finances, budgets, customer satisfaction reports as well as identifying new projects for investment.

Our Trusted Network

Seanasol Research operates in a multidisciplinary space and we depend on the connections that individuals of our team have formed throughout their careers. We are world-travellers bridging knowledge and people from the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Oceania. However, we continue to build relationships worldwide and depend on these to form our extensive network of trusted business leaders, policy-makers, and scientists. Here are some of the key members of the Seanasol Universe.

Former Members of our Team

We are thankful for the contributions of our former team members. We are also proud of them for taking their skills to new job sectors and develop their careers. Our former team members do not only help us remember how the company has evolved, but also helps establish a trusted network of professionals that we continue to rely on for on-going and future projects.

Julien Godard, MSc
Former Founding Member (Biology Segment)

Julien Godard was one of the original members of the Seanasol Initiative who helped form the company strategy on the 5th of January 2019. He earned his Master’s degree in Biological Sciences from The University of Sheffield, where he studied how the catalytic efficiency of proteins varied in plants grown under different light conditions. After obtaining his degree, he trained as a laboratory quality assurance technician, testing the function and performance of medical devices. He is particularly interested in the development of new treatments and personalised medicines. Julien wholeheartedly believes that success of a sustainable practice starts from a company’s environmental awareness. He is now a Commercial Team Administrator at PCR Biosystems Ltd.            

Partners & Collaborations

We continually work and engage with various not-for-profit and commercial entities whose core values and industries match ours. We carefully select these collaborations and build relationships from communication and trust. When working directly with them, we ensure that all sensitive or confidential communication is covered by mutual non-disclosure agreements. We ensure that these collaborations remain relevant, give value to our community and respect our policies on equality, diversity and integrity.

UK Urban Agri-Tech Innovation
Space Law
Water-Related Industries
Healthcare Management
Healthcare Innovation