Our Senior Team

Meet the team

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Doug Johnson-Poensgen

Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder

As CEO of Circulor, Doug has 25 years international experience as an Executive and Non Executive Director, operating in TMT, Financial Services, IT and Management Consultancy sectors.


His leadership experience spans roles in large corporates (Barclays, BT, Serco, AIMIA), scale-ups (Cadence, ISD) and start-ups (Circulor, Snapdragon).


He has broad functional experience with consistent themes being innovation (both new product and to drive transformation), delivering growth and regulation.

Veera Johnson


Veera has held a number of senior and executive positions in the worlds of Finance, TMT and Management Consulting.


Veera is probably best known as the founder and CEO of Procserve, a specialist eCommerce solutions provider that was successfully sold to Basware in 2015.


Most recently Veera has worked with and advised a number of finance and private equity organisations; where she has used her vast experience and personal network to help them develop their portfolio and asset valuations.

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Coenraad van Deventer

Chief Technology Officer

Coenraad has over 20 years experience in building and delivering software products in a variety of industries including HR, Finance, Insurance, Utilities (Water Billing) and Defence.


His experience includes working on Oracle E-Business and APEX projects, configuration of Cloud environments in Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS and the implementation of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipelines for Oracle projects using TeamCity and Microsoft TFS.

Yue Jin Tay

Director, Business Development

Yue Jin has worked internationally in extensive global commercial and management consulting roles for over 20 years.

He co-founded Procserve, an eCommerce business and advises innovative businesses scaling-up for growth.

He has worked with a variety of large corporates (Sony, Shell, PA Consulting, UK Public Sector) and technology businesses (Compaq, 3Com), including B2B networks and Blockchain technology.

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Paul Clayton

Chief Operating Officer

Paul is a business leader and entrepreneur, with over 25 years of experience in advising, creating, building and running successful businesses across a variety of sectors including IT and Telecoms, Public Sector, Finance, Transport and Logistics.

He has particular experience in developing and generating value from IT and service-based businesses, whether those businesses are start-ups or more mature organisations wishing to enter new markets.

Most recently, Paul was the co-founder and Head of Business Development for Procserve, an eCommerce business which was successfully sold to Basware in 2015.

Ellen Carey

Global Head of Sustainability

Ellen has dedicated her career to advocating for clean technologies—running successful campaigns for technologies such as electric vehicles and renewable energy that shape market dynamics and create new business opportunity. 

She has held senior positions at Samsung, Audi of America, and the American Wind Energy Association, working internationally across policy, communications, and corporate development.

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Fearghal Kearney 

Client Director

Fearghal has extensive experience in inspiring business executives to leverage blockchain, machine learning and AI technologies in their supply and value chains to promote sustainability and transparency and helping companies verify responsible sourcing and address ESG objectives.

Fearghal is an accomplished senior finance and commercial professional with over 25 years of experience in advising and managing businesses across several industries focusing on providing visibility into financial, procurement and supply chain processes.

Luise Müller‑Hofstede

Client Partner 

Luise Müller-Hofstede is Client Partner at Circulor and responsible for strategic business development. Luise supports the German and European automotive industry in achieving their responsible sourcing and carbon neutrality goals.

Her background is in distributed ledger technology in sustainable supply chains and the energy sector.

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Magdalena Rychlewska

Head of Business Administration & Company Secretary

Magda is responsible for closing the gap between strategic objectives and reality and building Circulor’s corporate services globally; looking after recruitment, compliance and governance.

She comes from a legal background and has over 10 years of experience in business management, private equity and insurance.