As a good friend and advisor, Mel Stewart has given his support to The-Environmentalist’s environmental technology since 2005.
Between 1978 and 2008, initially as Middle East Regional Managing Director of Halcrow till 1998, then as Engineering Advisor to His Highness Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi the Ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah and Member of the Federal Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates, Mel was responsible for the development and implementation of all Sharjah infrastructure projects such as highways, ports, airports, water supply, sewerage, government buildings and free zone developments. Mel was also the point of contact with His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah for the British community and various churches and schools in Sharjah.
Since 2009 he has been Special Advisor to Halcrow, then CH2M and now Jacobs.
In 1991, he received the Order of the British Empire for services to British commercial interests in the UAE. In the same year, he was awarded ‘The Key to Sharjah’ by HH the Ruler for services to Sharjah Emirate.
Married to The-Environmentalist, Melanie Stegmann has been supporting his visions and work since 1999. In 2006, she moved with their three sons to Sharjah. Melanie is Co-Founder and Shareholder-Managing Director of Blue Building Foundation, which was founded in 2010.
In her position, Melanie is responsible for all administrative tasks within the logistical operations for the projects, human resources, coordinating purchases locally as well as internationally, and daily correspondence with German Partners and suppliers. Furthermore, Melanie oversees all public communications, including those on social media.
As Management Assistant, Elisabeth Artukmac has been an essential part of our Blue Building Foundation Team since early 2016
Because of her long-term experience as Marketing and Contracting Manager in the Tourism Industry in the UAE; her field of responsibilities lie in the daily correspondence with international business partners, handling extensive studies, forming presentations, and conducting market analyses directly for the Management.
Currently on maternity leave, we look forward having Elisabeth back with us after her break.
Aline Arcayan joined our Blue Building Foundation Team in May 2019.
In her position as accountant, Aline is responsible for the book keeping and VAT declarations, along with the routine preparation of financial statements i.e. Balance Sheets, income statements, purchases, payments, receipts and staff payroll. Additionally, due to her experience in local import and export procedures, she prepares the customs documents for our goods from Germany.
As our Architect, Mia Gazal is part of Blue Building Foundation since September 2019.
With 8 years of professional experience in the field of Architecture, she is bringing the ideas of The-Environmentalist to ‘Life’, and is creating sensational building designs. With her knowledge in High Rise Buildings, Interior Fit-out works, as well as metal works and joinery, Mia is furthermore designing plans for single villas and apartment houses as well as preparing detail planning for different future and ongoing projects. All these benefits will be implemented into the Blue Building Concept for a comprehensive city design.
Jerome De Robles
Jerome De Robles joined our Blue Building Foundation Team early in 2018.
Educated as a Mechanical Engineer, Jerome assists in the planning, drawing and implementation of Blue Building’s special projects for cleaning contaminated soil. In cooperation with our partners in Germany, his drawings are the basis for the production of the Ecorefine and relevant areas of the Blue Ecopower technology.