MPhil / PhD students

Xavier Koenig
  • 2022
  • Sustainability Project Manager, Ciel

Xavier Koenig, 36 years old, is an engaged Mauritian qualified in Mechanical Engineering (BEng) from Curtin University in Australia, where he then followed opportunities in the mining and ship-building industries, before earning an MSc in Sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden. After returning to Mauritius in 2011, Xavier was active in various fields including consulting, project management and professional photography. He has been a full-time corporate sustainability professional since 2019 and started academic research with Universite des Mascareignes in 2022.

His working PhD title is "Ecosystem Natural Capital Accounting for the private sector - integrating valuation of natural capital and ecosystem services enhancement into landowners' financial and decision models."