TORONTO, ON, May 31, 2023, Carbon Streaming Corporation (NEO: NETZ) (OTCQB: OFSTF) (FSE: M2Q) (“Carbon Streaming” or the “Company”) today announced that as part of the Company’s leadership succession plan, Michael Psihogios, the Company’s current Chief Investment Officer, has been promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer, and Justin Cochrane, the Company’s current Chief Executive Officer, will shift to the role of Founder and Executive Chair, effective immediately.
“Michael is an exceptional leader and has guided the Company’s investment team over the last couple of years as we grew our project portfolio to 23 projects spanning 12 countries,” said Mr. Cochrane. “I’m excited for Michael to lead Carbon Streaming into its next phase of growth and success and very much look forward to working closely together to create value for all stakeholders as we continue to advance global climate action.”
Michael Psihogios is a highly experienced executive with a proven track record spanning nearly twenty years of leading companies through transformational growth, M&A, restructuring, and corporate finance transactions. Before joining Carbon Streaming in June 2021, Michael was the Chief Financial Officer of DUMAS, a specialized global construction and engineering firm, and also previously worked with an international private equity fund on numerous executive and corporate development secondment roles within portfolio companies as well as in investment banking with National Bank Financial in the M&A group.
“I am honoured and excited for this opportunity to lead Carbon Streaming into the next chapter,” said Michael Psihogios. “Together, we will continue to execute on Carbon Streaming’s strategy of being a long-term partner for high-integrity carbon credit projects that generate positive impacts on the environment, local communities, and biodiversity. Building on our strong foundation, I look forward to further positioning the Company for stakeholder value creation and focus on cash flow generation.”
Mr. Cochrane will work closely with Mr. Psihogios over the next several months to ensure a seamless transition. As Executive Chair, Mr. Cochrane will be responsible for providing leadership to the Board and ensuring ongoing strong governance, while actively supporting management’s execution of Carbon Streaming’s long-term strategic vision focused on charting the Company’s growth.
With Mr. Cochrane taking on the role of Executive Chair, Mr. Maurice Swan, the current Chairman of the Board of Directors, will assume the role of Lead Director to ensure the Board continues to operate independently.
In addition to the above changes, Carbon Streaming is taking steps to reduce its ongoing G&A expenses. As a result, the Company is also announcing that Geoff Smith, President and Chief Operating Officer, Andrea Cheung, VP Investor Relations, and Amy Chambers, Director of Marketing, Communications & Sustainability, have left the Company effective immediately. “As we move into the Company’s next phase of growth, I would like to sincerely thank Mr. Smith, Ms. Cheung and Ms. Chambers for their dedication and contribution to the business over the last couple of years as they’ve been instrumental in the success of the business to date,” said Mr. Cochrane.
About Carbon Streaming
Carbon Streaming aims to accelerate a net-zero future. We pioneered the use of streaming transactions, a proven and flexible funding model, to scale high-integrity carbon credit projects to advance global climate action and additional United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This approach aligns our strategic interests with those of project partners to create long-term relationships built on a shared commitment to sustainability and accountability and positions us as a trusted source for buyers seeking high-quality carbon credits.
The Company’s focus is on projects that have a positive impact on the environment, local communities, and biodiversity, in addition to their carbon reduction or removal potential. The Company has carbon credit streams and royalties related to over 20 projects around the world, including high integrity carbon removal and avoidance projects from nature-based, agricultural, engineered and community-based methodologies.
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