On top of our large network of freelance contributors and part-time staff, we are a growing, international team with a common goal: to educate and inspire all people to experience, enjoy and protect wilderness.
- Apoorva PrasadFounder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief
Apoorva is an award-winning entrepreneur, multimedia journalist, photographer and writer; experienced rock climber and mountaineer, snowboarder and paragliding pilot, with over a decade of international media and outdoors experience in France, USA and India. Over his career, he helped launch Maxim magazine’s India edition in 2005; spent four years at the Paris headquarters of the international 24/7 news channel FRANCE 24; and has worked on projects as diverse as scripts with Shekhar Kapur and Gautam Chopra, to managing multimedia editorial projects for the New York-based Studio One Networks.
For many years he was the only international outdoor and adventure journalist of Indian-origin, with clips in The Australian, Gizmodo.com, Outlook Traveller, L’Equipe mag, Triathlete’s World UK, Climbing magazine (USA), Rockclimbing.com, Indian Mountaineer, The Economic Times, Maxim, Men’s Health, Open, Smart Travel Asia (Hong Kong), Extremium (Poland) and others. In the course of duty, he’s trained with the French Army at its elite National Commando Training Centre in Collioure, learned to race a Corvette Z6 at the Phoenix, Arizona-based Bondurant School of Race Driving, braved riots and snowboarded off Kashmir’s Mt. Apherwat, ridden backcountry over Chamonix’s glaciers, gone scuba diving in Corsica, rock climbed from Armenia to Yosemite, and called for helicopter rescue while winter climbing on the Mont Blanc Massif. He holds an Advanced diploma from India’s prestigious Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, and is an experienced snowboarder, with a working knowledge of skiing, paragliding, scuba diving and other sports.
Apoorva is a graduate of the first batch of New Delhi’s Vasant Valley School - the country’s number-1 ranked K-12 institution; has a degree in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA, and a diploma in French Cinema from l’Institute Catholique de Paris, France. He’s a member of the Himalayan Club and the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South Asia, and is invited to speak at conferences in India and globally and has served on several committees and panels in the adventure space. He is currently serving as a judge for the 2016 edition of the prestigious Red Bull Illume photography competition.
- Lorenzo FornariCo-Founder & COO
The question Lorenzo receives on a daily basis is “where are you now?”.
Ever since he was a child he’s been living, exploring, photographing, and sharing these travels. The only continent that has so far managed to be spared by his presence is Antarctica.
From a family of diplomats and artists, he grew up between the Middle-East, USA, and Europe, where he got his Masters in Business and HRM and now (mostly) resides as a photographer and explorer by passion.
Whenever he can get away he will dive the ocean depths in search of new adventures, from tickling giant groupers to exploring the WW2 wrecks in Truk lagoon.
- Nandini PrasadCo-Founder & Publisher
Nandini grew up between India and Europe, exploring jungles in one and skiing in the Alps in the other. Over her long career she became well-known for having developed a Code of Ethics for Gender Mainstreaming in Broadcasting Organisations, and as the author of several research papers and books on gender and media.
Until 2008, she led a USAID project in India, and before that, managed the gender and basic education portfolio in India for Development Cooperation Department of the Netherlands. Nandini has a Masters in Economics and a diploma in journalism and mass communication. An inspiration to her son Apoorva, she continues to travel, having recently snowmobiled in Svalbard in the Arctic Circle, and visited the Everest Base Camp on the Tibetan side.
- Himraj SoinAssociate Editor
An adventure travel journalist who helped launch The Outdoor Journal as the very first employee. An avid skier and climber who studied at Colorado College, he is also a National Geographic Student Expedition leader. His expeditions have taken him to Tibet, Mongolia, Bhutan, Borneo, Madagascar, Peru, Morocco, Namibia, Argentina, Chile, and Antarctica, amongst others.
- Edouard VigierFinancial Director
Recently graduated in Finance from the London School of Economics, Edouard worked as a business analyst for Pictet Group before joining The Outdoor Journal in January 2017. A devoted tennis player and fanatic skier, Edouard enjoys travelling when he has free time from poring over The Outdoor Journal & Voyage’s spreadsheets and models.
- Maneesh GulatiAdmin & Distribution
Maneesh is the Administrations & Distribution master of The Outdoor Journal. Over 21 years of progressive experience in this and other core office management positions have made him the bedrock of the company.
- David BraunContent Manager
Davey Braun is a digital media attorney, travel writer and adventure seeker. As an American expat, Davey now resides in Luxembourg because, as he says, "it's 2 hours from everywhere" in Europe.
His hobbies include bouldering to scout cliff jumping locations and shopping for local fashions in exotic destinations.
As Content Manager for TOJ, Davey creates packages to share our partners' itineraries and he also develops editorial content for our print and digital magazine.
Davey likes old ships, Land Rover Defenders and collecting photography gear. Of our TOJ team, he's most likely to be wearing a GoPro.
- Artemis MagoulaCommunications Officer
Coming from a Naval family Artemis has sailed all 5 Oceans and visited all 7 Continents by the age of 6.
Having a genuine love for the outdoors from an early age, she got her diploma in Outdoor Recreation and Open Water Sailing and also became a Whitewater Rafting & Rescue guide.