In this episode

Aasmah talks to Rinaldo Brutoco, serial entrepreneur and founder, about the thread that links his varied career and how his passion for reversing the effects of climate change is being realised in his role as CEO and Chairman of H2 Clipper, an alternative energy company developing uniquely capable hydrogen-powered dirigibles.



Podcast host: Aasmah Mir

Aasmah Mir is an award winning broadcaster and journalist. She currently co-hosts the Breakfast Show on Times Radio and writes a regular column for The Times.

Guest | Rinaldo Brutoco

Rinaldo S. Brutoco is a successful entrepreneur, executive, author and futurist, and the Founding President of the World Business Academy. For over 25 years, he has been widely recognized as a practical visionary and change agent, specializing in energy policy, renewable energy, finance, innovation, and the causes of, and adaptation strategies for, climate change.

He is an international leader in advancing the nature of good corporate governance, corporate accountability, business transparency and ways that corporations can fulfil their social compact. In 2010, he received a Congressional Commendation for his outstanding contributions to the field of corporate responsibility.

Mr. Brutoco has spearheaded several businesses as the Principal and Chief Executive Operator of the ShangriLa Group, Inc.; Founder, Executive Chef and CEO of Seven Oaks Ranch, an organic food company, and Founder and CEO of Live Well Brands, Inc., an organic cosmetic manufacturer with distribution in over 3,500 outlets in the United States. He is also the Founder, Chairman and CEO of H2 Clipper, which has developed a revolutionary, highly-patented, hydrogen-powered dirigible which utilizes advanced aeronautical, clean energy, and materials technologies.

As part of his earlier career, Mr. Brutoco co-founded Channel 100 in 1972 and was the COO of the first company in the world to offer pay cable television services. He was also the Founder and CEO of Universal Subscription Television in 1978, one of the first companies to offer over-the-air television transmissions of major motion pictures.

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