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Expert with more than 20 years of experience in finance. Multi-sector background: Banking, Construction & Infrastructure, Real Estate, and Renewable Energies. He founded and is currently running his own consulting firm focusing on analysis, structuring, and management of projects related to large-scale projects in the renewable energies sector. He has experience in European Union (Spain, Germany, Italy, etc.) as well as LATAM, Central America and Middle East with recognised renewable energy players and also for financial institutions, investment funds and family offices.
✔ Project Management: structuring of cross-border project transactions principally for large scale projects with special focus on photovoltaic but also on biomass, cogeneration, desalination and real estate (DD process, acquisition / sale of projects, equity & debt financing, tax optimised corporate structure and financial modelling).
Transactions of more than 650 MW, valued at more than 1.4 billion Euro.
✔ Corporate Restructuring: change management, cost reduction of OPEX (including personal expenses), renegotiation of contracts.
✔ Screening of strategic approach into new markets.
✔ Accounting, Controlling & Risk Management.
Expert is currently an independent offshore wind business advisor and trainer , with 14 years’ experience in the wind energy industry.Expert has worked on a range of projects including: Global training focusing on de-risking offshore wind; Strategic portfolio troubleshooting for offshore wind and; Business development and bid management for offshore supply chain (including hydrogen).
✔ Expert has 18+ years’ senior level experience within the energy industry, mostly regarding renewables.
✔ Expert understands potential problems and pitfalls, as well as opportunities, offered by schemes and portfolios.
✔ Was Senior Project Manager for a leading renewable energy specialists’ company.
Responsibilities included management and stakeholder engagement of 1.6GW of nationally significant projects incorporating battery and solar technologies.
✔ Represented a company at meetings of the parliamentary select committee for energy as an Independent renewables consultant..
✔ Advised on conceptual planning for French offshore wind farms and .identified operational expenditure reductions of up to 20%..
✔ Senior Offshore Project Manager a large energy company. Responsible for many projects, including:
✔ Project managed a £4bn 690MW offshore wind farm.
✔ Consented an offshore turbine test facility Scotland.
✔ Responsible for liaison with government bodies and face to face quarterly reporting.
✔ Stakeholder engagement with consenting and local authorities, landowners and communities.
✔ Managed the construction of £10m wind power project as Senior Renewable Project Manager of an energy company, which led to a 33% increase in share value.
✔ Managed stakeholders and gained funding of £12 million for a wind farm project as Climate and Renewables Project Developer for a large energy company
Expert has worked in advanced batteries for the past 12 years. Their career in Energy Storage began with mobile applications (HEV/PHEV/EV batteries), and the Expert has focused on Grid-scale energy storage for the past decade.
✔ Between 2009-2011, the Expert served as VP of the largest independent EV pack manufacturer in China.
✔ This Expert led development of a lithium-ion battery for a California Energy Storage integrator in the C&I California Peak Shaving market.
✔ Between 2013-2017, the Expert served as CTO for the Distributed Energy Storage business of a large multinational
“I led technology for our behind-the-meter (BTM) and Front-of-meter (FOM) solutions for utilities, as well as our building customers, which we sold through our ESCO channel. We deployed systems in the US in PJM, California, and Hawaii, as well as in Germany.”
✔ Expert went on to be VP of Business Development for a long duration Flow battery company based in California – deploying utility-scale storage in California, Washington State, S. Africa, the UK, and China. European work included the Expert partnering with the largest renewable Energy Company in the UK to provide energy storage systems for their growing retail (behind-the-meter) energy market.
✔ Expert is currently serving as the Energy Storage SME/owner’s Engineer for a 50 MW/200 MWh lithium-ion battery being deployed in Southern California.
✔ Recently, the Expert also led development of several systems in Ontario, Canada – working on behalf of Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada in the Global Adjustment market.
“I am currently an advisor to a lithium-ion start-up company and a flow battery company, and provide expertise to investors, technology companies, and system integrators in the markets, the business models, and the economics of storage for both BTM and FOM.”
A seasoned international energy professional with a near-20 year track record in hydrogen, offshore wind and solar energy.
✔ Business development, project management and strategy consulting in the areas of hydrogen, offshore wind, solar energy and energy storage.
✔ Worked with a European-based company, aiding in offshore wind development.
Co-founder and Managing Director, Company providing green power solutions for Africa:
✔ Developing and delivering solar energy solutions for commercial and industrial customers in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Business development manager, International oil and gas major:
✔ 10 years of experience in project and business development, among others in the areas of hydrogen and offshore wind.
This Expert is a senior international consultant with an operational experience in various industrial sectors. This Expert has worked with companies such as EDF, Philips and FLSmidth, as well as smaller companies.
✔ In 2014, he founded a startup developing a groundbreaking energy storage technology, and was its CEO for four years. During that time, the company raised €6m, connected with the best experts internationally, explored various markets worldwide, developed one of the most advanced technologies in this field, and successfully tested the world’s first industrial size systems.
✔ This Expert has worked on various senior roles: Project Engineer, CTO, CEO and Consultant.
✔ Has an extended knowledge on all stakeholders in energy storage: competitors; customers; experts; investors.
✔ Also understands the various technologies; business models; projects and market dynamics; and key decision-making criteria.
✔ Most of his career has been spent in international projects (European Union; United States; and, briefly, China).
✔ He holds a Master in Chemical Engineering and an MBA.