The Green Queen Team

Sonalie Figueiras Green Queen

Sonalie Figueiras, Hong Kong’s Green Queen & Editor-in-Chief

Serial social entrepreneur Sonalie Figueiras is the founder & editor-in-chief of Green Queenan award-winning impact media platform advocating for social & environmental change in Hong Kong with a mission to shift consumer behaviour through inspiring & empowering original content. She is also the founder & CEO of Ekowarehouse, the global sourcing platform for certified organic products, with a mission to make safe, quality food accessible & affordable for the whole planet. With over a decade of experience in publishing, digital marketing, organic trade and health & sustainability, she is an eco wellness industry veteran with a keen eye for market trends and a sought-after international speaker and moderator, sharing her expertise on stages across Asia and beyond, including TEDx and Harvard Business School.

Sally Ho, Lead Reporter

Sally Ho, Lead Reporter

Sally Ho is Green Queen’s resident writer and reporter. She studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science majoring in Politics and International Relations. A long-time vegan, she is passionate about environmental and social issues, and hopes to promote healthy and sustainable lifestyle choices in Hong Kong and Asia.

Ana Perez, Sales & Partnerships, Community Manager

Ana Perez started her career as a Tour Guide in her native Spain, before moving to Email Marketing and Project Management, during which time she also taught herself to code. After a few years of various media positions in Finland, Austria and Hong Kong, honing her skills in Social Media Analytics, Visual Content Creation and Event Planning, she found her way to the sustainability job of her dreams: helping to grow Green Queen’s reach and impact through strategic brand collaborations. In her free time, she loves hiking, volunteering (find her on the operations team at TEDxTinHauWomen) and living that zero waste life. She is also an avid iPhone camera user, spending hours ‘gramming, filming & styling, especially on her many travels across Asia.

Aigul Safiullina, Events Manager & Head of Green Queen BIZ

Aigul Safiullina is a multilingual community builder, trail runner, and conscious Breathwork instructor hailing from the Ural mountains in Russia. Having previously reported on climate change and environmental issues for the media outlets in South America, she decided to make a bigger change when she moved to Hong Kong. Combining her storytelling and leadership skills, Aigul has co-founded two startups focused on zero waste lifestyle and mindfulness, organized a number of events – from small meetups to big-scale conferences, including StartmeupHK Festival with Invest HK and multiple sustainability-themed Startup Weekends with Techstars. She is also a certified climate reality leader trained by Al Gore and a a certified breathwork coach, graduated from International Centre of Conscious Breathing Studying and Practicing, part of Global Professional Breathwork Alliance (GBPA) at Respira Breathwork.

Vikas Kumar, Lead Developer

Vikas Kumar has been a full stack PHP developer for the past seven years, his main areas of expertise are developing PHP and MySQL based products for CakePHP and WordPress frameworks. Vikas also has extensive experience with HTML/CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, Ajax and Apache. Vikas has been a part of the team since 2015 and ensures that the Green Queen website operates smoothly. He has a BS (Computer Science) from NIIT University, India (2009) and blogs about programming at The Code Developer. In his spare time, Vikas runs a Student Welfare & Development program in his native village of Ransura, Uttar Pradesh.