Founder and Managing Director
Tatiana moved to the UAE in 2005. Having studied Architecture and Urban Planning in Italy, she felt she was at the right place at the right time in order to support sustainable development and help raise awareness among the local community: curb pollution, conserve natural resources and reduce the impact on the environment.
Her passion for Sustainability led her to found Goumbook in 2009, creating the first ‘green’ information resource and ‘eco’ directory for the MENA Region. Her commitment to the Environment blossomed into a sense of duty towards the community and today she sits on the Engage Committee, under Dubai Chamber of Commerce’s umbrella and acts as an advisor to events such as Art Dubai or the Emirates Literature Festival to help them be more sustainable. Since 2012 she has been proud to be a judge of the Gulf Capital SME Awards for the ‘Most Sustainable Business of the Year’.
During her 14 years in the UAE, Tatiana has garnered a strong reputation and she is actively involved in the green arena: she contributes regularly to media and at conferences in her role as a green business leader in the country.