Malcolm is an adventure athlete and well known entrepreneur, who is well accustomed to organising logistics for some of the most intrepid expeditions. Over the last ten years, Malcolm’s experience as an explorer and athlete has led him to create and invest in a number of businesses in the extreme sport industries. These companies have then gone on to sponsor other extreme athletes all over the world in some of the toughest sporting events in the world.
A passionate environmental film maker and social entrepreneur, Malcolm has been involved in a number of successful film projects such as A Plastic Ocean, and most recently The Last Glaciers. A Plastic Ocean was one of the most awarded environmental documentaries of 2017, and was described by Sir David Attenborough as “the most important film of our time”.
He has recently become the first paraglider, speedflyer and film maker to join UN Environment’s campaign ‘Mountain Heroes’. He will be joining a group of other famous athletes such as Canadian iceclimber Will Gadd, Austrian cyclist Michael Strasser, Kenyan skier Sabrina Simader and adventurer Ben Fogle, helping to draw attention to emerging environmental issues in mountains including climate change, waste and biodiversity loss.
He is also the Brand Ambassador for Arc'teryx, Vacheron Constantin and Mercedes Benz, with these brands selecting Malcolm as a leading Asian Entrepreneur and Adventurer. This experience puts him in a good position to understand the desires of brands, with personal knowledge of the requirements for content to be successful.
Meet UN Environment’s new Mountain Hero Malcolm Wood