Meet Sebastian Robertson…

Sebastian Robertson is a recognised entrepreneur and executive, with a strong social focus. He is the co-founder and CEO of BIRDI, a platform integrating the application of drone use into businesses across Australia. BIRDI’s online platform will act as a gateway to resources and tools as well as a platform to connect businesses, sports clubs and organisations with drone pilots looking to leverage the technology capabilities of drones. Prior to BIRDI, Sebastian founded the social enterprise batyr and was its founding CEO for almost 5 years, establishing batyr as a national leader in innovative programs focusing on the engagement and education of young people in mental health.

Sebastian has a passion for bringing sustainable business models to key societal issues and loves to explore innovative ways to engage and educate those around him. He was formerly Managing Director of a private energy company that focused on exploring and enhancing the renewable energy markets through the Energy Saving Scheme, a business he went on to sell. Sebastian is the Chairman of the Board of batyr and sits on the Advisory Committee for James & Co, an ethical clothing label, and has experience in leadership positions at a national level. He complements his experience in social innovation and enterprise with a background in finance and economics and previously worked for General Electric, a top 10 Forbes Global 2000 company. In 2011 Sebastian was named Sydney Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the School for Social Entrepreneurs as well as being recognised by his alma mater as Young Alumnus of the Year 2013 at the Australian National University.

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