Dr. Raed Sherif is a solar veteran with over 25 years of experience in both PV and CSP, working in the USA and in the Middle East/North Africa. As an international solar energy consultant, he led the development and deployment of the first utility-scale solar PV project in Kuwait Oil Company. Prior to that, he was the VP of international business of a US-based CSP Power Tower company, which commissioned the first CSP project in India. Raed is one of the pioneers of concentrating PV technology. He was the GM of the CPV division at Boeing-Spectrolab, overseeing the development and commercialization of high-efficiency, robust concentrator cell receivers. Raed was a team member of the Boeing-NREL team that developed the world’s first Multijunction solar cell that surpassed 40% efficiency, recognized as one of the top 100 scientific accomplishments in all fields of science in 2007.
Raed has 30 issued patents in addition to publication of numerous technical articles. He received a Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and B.Sc. with Highest Honors from Alexandria University.
Currently Senior Adviser at at Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities of Mauritius. Holder of a BA (Hons) Administration, University of Mauritius. Joined the Public Service in 1972. Served as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities from 2008 to 2012 and as Senior Chief Executive from 2015 to August 2018. Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology,(2012-2014), Ministry of Land Transport (2006-2008)Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment.(2001-2005), Ministry of Women and Child protection ( 1996-2001) Also served at the Prime Minister’s Office ffrom 1992 – 1996 and Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
She has chaired various Boards, namely Agricultural Marketing Board (1996-2001), the National Women’s Council and National Children’s Council,(1998-2001) the Export Processing Zone Labour Welfare Fund,(2001-2005) National Transport Corporation, the Central Electricity Board and served as member of Tertiary Education Commission, University of Mauritius Council, Mauritius Institute of Education, Mauritius College of the Air, High Powered Scholarships Committee, Food and Agricultural Research Council, Mauritius Sugar Authority, Mauritius Research Council, Mauritius Ports Authority, amongst others.
Dr. Peter Lilienthal
Dr. Peter Lilienthal is the CEO of HOMER Energy. Since 1993, he has been the developer of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s HOMER® hybrid power optimization software, which has been used by over 190,000 energy practitioners in 193 countries. NREL has licensed HOMER Energy to be the sole world-wide commercialization licensee to distribute and enhance the HOMER model.
Dr. Lilienthal was the Senior Economist with International Programs at NREL from 1990 - 2007. He was the lead analyst and one of the creators of NREL’s Village Power Programs. He has a Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. He has been active in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency since 1978. This has included designing and teaching courses at the university level, project development of independent power projects, and consulting to industry and regulators. His expertise is in the economic and financial analysis of renewable and micro-grid projects.
Stefan Froboese has a master’s degree in electrical engineering with over 17 years of experience working in the semiconductor and solar business. As SungrowCTO for the EMEA region,he is responsible for the product strategy in Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is based in Munich, Germany with frequent visits to theSungrow HQ in Hefei, China.
He has been with the company since 1st December 2016. During this time, he has built up strategic business collaborations with third party supplier to enable Sungrow to offer one stop shop solutions to its valued customers. Stefan is a frequent speaker on solar trade shows and conferences, such as Intersolar Munich.
Previously he was Director for the global product management of Conergy in Hamburg, one of the biggest solar company in the industry at that time. From 2012-2015 Stefan was member of the Board of Directors at PV Cycle in Brussel.
Stefan is passioned about solar and e-mobility. He is exited to work for an industry that provides the cheapest and greenest power to the world.
Dr. Matt Kennedy
Dr. Matt Kennedy is a recognised energy policy maker with a strong track record of successfully building collaborative relationships between industry and academia. Matt heads the strategy and business function for the International Energy Research Centre, an Irish Government supported technology centre. Prior to this role Matt led national and international energy R&D initiatives for the past decade on behalf of the Irish Government. Matt held the position of Senior Advisor on energy and climate issues and delivered the SEAI strategy 2010-2015.
Internationally, Matt has developed an international energy profile as the Chair of a collaborative group of 10 OECD (IEA) countries that pooled finance for research collaborative activities. Matt negotiated on technology transfer, IP and trade issues on behalf of the EU at COP 21 in Paris. Matt works with developing countries as the Chair of the UN's Climate Technology Centre and Network in Copenhagen, and the Chair of the Programme Board of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) in Vienna. Matt has a PhD from Trinity College Dublin, MBA from University College Dublin and MA from NUI Galway. He has participated on the US International Visitor Leadership Programme and has a Certificate in R&D from INSEAD in Paris.
Thomas Schroepfer is Professor and Founding Associate Head of Pillar of Architecture and Sustainable Design at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). His research and design work investigates the increasingly complex relationship between design and technology in architecture and relates to advances in environmental strategies, structure and form, performance and energy, computer simulation and modelling, digital fabrication and building processes. He has been recognized as a creative leader in the industry and has sought-out as a keynote speaker at international symposiums and workshops.
His work has been exhibited at important international venues, including at the World Architecture Festival, Venice Architecture Biennale and World Congress of Architecture. His book publications have been translated into several languages and include Dense + Green: Innovative Building Types for Sustainable Urban Architecture (2016), Ecological Urban Architecture: Qualitative Approaches to Sustainability (2012) and Material Design: Informing Architecture by Materiality (2011). He is the recipient of prestigious awards and recognitions including the World Architecture Festival Award, Singapore President’s Design Award, German Design Award and Asia Education Leadership Award.
Dr. Chindarat Taylor
Dr Chindarat Taylor is the Founder and Director of Resource Efficiency Pathway, an environment and infrastructure consultancy that has been advising municipalities, governments and companies on the development of waste to energy infrastructure internationally,including the UK, Thailand and Australiafor over ten years.
Chindarat is passionate about sustainable waste management and is recognized as an international expert on waste to energy infrastructure development. She regularly joins industry roundtables, chairs discussion panels, speaks at international conferences, and publishes articles in industry-leading journals.
Her work focuses on strategic advice and implementation support focusing on project viability and deliverability. This work includes advice on partnership development, the circular economy, technology evaluation, feedstock supplysecurity andrisk management. She has over twenty-five years’ experience in wasteand environment management, joint venture management and consulting. Thisincludes management of three joint ventures for BP/Amoco and various operations for ICI. She was a director at the UK Environment Agency, where she established the innovative and highly successful Pathway to Zero Waste Program involving 72 municipalities.
Chindarat is currently Vice President of the Solid Waste Management Association of Thailand (SWAT) and an Advisory Board member of the World Waste to Energy and Resources Summit.She is a Chartered Waste Manager (MCIWM) from the Chartered Institution of Waste Management,UK. Chindarat ’s customer focus and ‘can do’ approach helps to develop high performing teams and generate innovative solutions.
Dr. Hanne Tine Ring Hansen
Dr. Hanne Tine Ring Hansen has a master’s degree in architectural engineering (2004) and a PhD in sustainable building design (2008). For more than 10 years she has been working as a building design consultant specialised in Sustainable Building Design and certification. Dr. Ring Hansen is one of the six original founders of the Danish Green Building Council and she has facilitated the development of different tools to help design strategies for sustainable building design.
For the past two years Dr. Ring Hansen’s role has been extended to include Better Corporation at Søren Jensen Consulting Engineers. In this role she facilitates the development of a regenerative approach to sustainable building design, BCorp certification of the company and collaborates with HR and Facility Management on securing responsible operation of Søren Jensen’s daily operation. Throughout her career, Dr. Ring Hansen, has always brought a diverse and creative mindset to the teams she is a part of. She has always been a change agent in the teams she has been a part of and on projects for clients. Dr. Ring Hansen is currently completing her last course of the LEAD – Leader in Corporate Innovation education at Stanford Graduate Business School.
Dan is a seasoned energy professional, having spent most of his career in clean technology and advancing low carbon development and generation. Having started his life in a technical role, he remains adept and capable of working across the entire supply chain, from utility scale generation through to optimisation of modern island grid systems, that enable clean electrification schemes.
Dan has spent the last 10 years working with start-ups and innovators across smart grids and renewable technology. In 2013 he worked on one of the first grid connected battery systems to support the move to a low carbon economy followed by delivering the first European installation of Teslas grid scale battery system a few years later.
Dan is interested in not-for-profit development, including rural electrification and off grid schemes that support the reduction of poverty through increased access to clean power sources. Dan is aalso trustee for a charity aimed at increasing education opportunities for children in Cambodia.
Damber Singh Rai
Mr. Damber Singh Rai began his career as Forest Range Officer under the Department of Forests and Parks Services (DoFPS), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan in 1987. He took over the charges of Thimphu Forest Division as Divisional Forest Officer in 1996. He was appointed as the Park Manager of Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park in 1997.
In 2009 he established Wangchuck Centennial National Park, the largest National Park of Bhutan. During his tenure in the two National Parks, he was very instrumental in implementing many conservation interventions and community based developmental works through Integrated Conservation and Development Programs, covering almost 8 Districts in Bhutan. He also served as the Project Manager for Green Bhutan Project for the greening and beautification of Thimphu, capital city.
He served as the Chief Forestry Officer in Nature Recreation and Ecotourism Division; and Forest Protection and Enforcement Division of DoFPS. Mr. Damber Rai also served as the National Focal Point of Bhutan for Man and Biosphere Program-UNESCO. In December 2016, he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Green Bhutan Corporation Limited, a state owned enterprise, with the core mandate of landscape afforestation program covering all degraded watersheds, spring-sheds and degraded wildlife habitats.
Mr. Damber Rai has the Masters Degree in Environmental Management and Restoration from Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia.
Ram Prasad Dhital
Ram Prasad Dhital Renewable Energy Expert, Nepal has nearly two decades of experience in renewable energy policy formulation and implementation in Nepal, Afghanistan and Vanuatu. Mr Ram served as the Executive Director of Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC) under ministry of energy water resources and irrigation overseeing operations, strategic and technical initiatives in renewable energy sector of Nepal. During his leadership in AEPC for four years (2013/14- 2017/18), Nepal achieved 2% net growth of renewable energy (RE) in total energy mix. Renewable energy used to contribute only 1.5% in 2013/14 whereas by 2017/18, it has been raised to 3.5%
He completed his Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering, 1997 from Pulchowk Engineering College, Nepal and holds Master’s degree in Renewable Energy, 2002 from University of Oldenburg, Germany. Currently, pursuing PhD degree in sustainable energy at institute of engineering Pulchowk campus, Mr. Ram has more than 15 research, publication and conference papers written and presented at National and International platform globally representing Nepal.
CEO Barefoot College International
Meagan Fallone is an entrepreneur, a designer and a passionate mountaineer. Bringing these diverse talents together as the CEO of Barefoot College International, she exemplifies exceptional vision and commitment to social leadership while advocating for strong professional practices within a Social Innovation context. Her commitment to empowering illiterate and semi literate rural women across the developing world through mastery of technology, unlocking rural girls creativity and confidence while leveraging the human potential embodied in poor rural communities; is an inspiring journey of risk taking and respect for the knowledge and skills innately existent within poor communities.
In her current role at Barefoot College she leads an award winning International Social Enterprise that has, for 43 years modelled itself, on the life style and work style of Mahatma Gandhi. Her focus on human centric design have allowed her to heighten impact for Barefoot College's beneficiaries and expand operations within her tenure to more than 80 Countries in the Global South. Meagan's personal dedication to diversity and inclusion have allowed her to effect a deep organisational shift from a Founder driven organisation towards a more robust sustainable organisational ecosystem, fostering innovation and risk taking poised for meeting future challenges. Committed to solutions that are designed by and for the rural poor themselves.
Dr. Albana ILO
Assistant Professor, Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives TU Wien
Albana Ilo received the M.Sc. degree in power engineering from the University of Tirana, Albanian in 1985 and the Ph.D. in power engineering from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria in 1998. After completing their education, Dr. Ilo was with Siemens AG Austria, where she has successfully established the Distribution Network Analyses topic at the Development Centre Europe.
She worked successfully as an expert in many research, development and implementation projects in distribution and transmission area, and was therefore promoted to Principal Key Expert Consultant.
Since October 2013, is she with TU Wien, Austria, where she invented the LINK-paradigm. She is the founder of Powersys-LINK and is developing and promoting the LINK-solution. In addition, Albana Ilo was increasingly as an independent expert reviewer near the EU commission, energy sector and contributes in different ETIP SNET working groups
Prof. Dr. André P.C. Faaij
Distinguished Professor & Scientific Director University of Groningen & New Energy Coalition
André Faaij is appointed as Academic Director Energy Academy Europe and Distinguished Professor Energy System Analysis at Groningen University. Prior to this position he was Professor and scientific director of the Copernicus Institute of Utrecht University.
His research covers, amongst others, bio-based economy, carbon capture and storage, renewable energy, alternative transport fuels, energy system & scenario analysis, technological learning and energy policies.
He works as an advisor for governments, the EC, IEA, the UN system, GEF, OECD, WEF, WEC, the energy sector & industry, NGO's, etc. He contributed to various IPCC reports, the World and Global Energy Assessment and IEA's World Energy Outlook. Furthermore he was appointed Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and awarded the Linneborn Prize for outstanding contributions to the development of energy from biomass.
He published over 600 titles in scientific journals, reports, books and proceedings, qualifies as 'highly cited researcher' (top 1% of research field) by criteria of Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science and is frequently lecturing across the globe.
Dr. Ing. Florian Betzler
CEO & Climate Architect Betzler Development GmbH&Co.KG
Florian has started his professional career with a German Diploma in architecture at the University of Applied Science in Hamburg, Germany; followed by a three-year work period oversees which took place at Thompson, Ventulett& Stainback architects in Atlanta GA., USA.
After returning to Germany Florian took over the family architecture business which was founded by his father in 1957.
Furthermore, Florian acquired qualifications in the field of architecture and Development for private estates and retail buildings, with a focus on commercial real estate and restorations. Florian has been the owner and CEO of a well-known and profitable architecture Buero in Hamburg, and has been a successful developer for years.
In addition to his existing résumé as Climate Architect, Florian became a Feng-Shui consultant, which is directly linked to environmental design.
Within his career Florian pursued to connect architecture and environment in order to create efficient economic solutions to solve environmental issues which we face nowadays.
Dr. Elsarrag SHORT
Director, Research & Development Gulf Organisation for R&D
Dr. Elsarrag is a Director - Research and Development- at the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development. He has more than 25 years of experience in higher education and building industry, gained through his work in the Middle East and Europe. In additional to his work as a consultant, he continues to be active in scientific research in buildings and energy.
Dr. Elsarrag has developed sustainability standards to the Gulf Region including unique applications such as Air-Conditioned Stadiums and Railways networks and stations.
Dr. Elsarrag has trained more than 4000 professionals, from more than 80 organisations, for Green Buildings certification from all over the world.
He also delivered hundreds of speeches and invited lectures and remains active in academic and scientific community.
He published his research in reputed institutions and journals with more than 12 patents. He has specialist expertise in sustainable developments, energy efficiency, energy modelling and building services. He is the managing editor of the International Journal of the Sustainable Built Environment.
Nalin Indika Munasinghe
National Programme ManagerSri Lanka UN-REDD
Dr. Abdul Ghani
Green Man of India
Executive Director AFPRO - Action For Food Production
He belongs to the 1965 batch of IAS West Bengal Cadre. He has held responsible positions under the Government of West Bengal :- 1) Special Secretary, Finance and Commissioner Commercial Taxes, 2) Secretary, Rural Development and Panchayats and 3) Principal Secretary, Commerce and Industries.
With the Government of India he has held positions as Joint Secretary to Govt of India, Ministry of HRD, Incharge of Youth Affairs, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Welfare, Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment and Secretary, Deptt of Youth Affairs and Sports. He retired from the IAS as Secretary to Govt of India.
Presently heading a National level NGO AFPRO –Action For Food Production working in Natural Resource Management, Watershed and Livelihood programmes for Tribals, SC and marginalized population of India. He is involved extensively in areas of work connected with management of water and made extensive studies regarding water balancing and innovative approach in capacitating communities. Low cost input approach for water management is unique in AFPRO's interventions. AFPRO has been working in arid zones to find solutions in hard rock areas in India and also bringing awareness among communities and designing sustainable water harvesting structures in rural India.
Don Mario Y. Dia
Director and TreasurerBronzeoak
Don Mario Y. Dia is presently a Director and Treasurer of Bronzeoak Philippines, Incorporated. A company engaged in the development of Renewable/Alternative Clean Energy projects such as San Carlos Bioenergy, Inc. (the country's first integrated ethanol and co-gen plant in Negros Occidental). He is likewise the Vice Chairman of San Carlos Biopower, Inc., engaged in the development of a 20MW Biomass Power Plant inside the San Carlos Economic Zone and President of Central Tarlac Biopower, Inc. He is also the financial adviser of San Carlos Solar energy, Inc.(SACASOL), the first solar farm in the country.
Mr. Dia has over 25 years of experience in corporate finance, retail and investment banking, risk assets and general administration. He also possesses a unique combination of expertise in banking, logistics, risk management, customer satisfaction, information technology, six-sigma orientation, program & project management and organizational restructuring.
Mr. Dia established half of his entire career in banking and the rest from various private corporations. Rose from the ranks being programmer/systems analyst, credit investigator/appraiser; then as Account Officer at Allied Banking Corporation (includes a seconded job at Allied Capital Resources in Hong Kong); then becoming the youngest group Head & Senior Manager at Far East Bank and Trust Company (includes a brief stint at Chemical Bank,HK doing investment trading for FEBTC); also was a Senior Vice President and Executive VP of two thrift banks respectively. His stint with private corporations focused primarily in the field of Corporate finance being CFO of Enchanted Kingdom (the first theme park in the a Philippines); Head of Treasury and Special Projects for the Lorenzo Group of Companies (Lapanday Holdings, Pepsi-Cola Products Phils., Sterling Tobacco & others); Treasurer and Finance Director of Platinum Plans; and EVP and Chief Investment Officer for United Gains Ltd., HK.
Mr. Dia has also been a Consultant and Receiver to various companies engaged in real estate development, education, industrial and commercial manufacturing, venture capital, and project management. He is a member of various prestigious organizations such as: The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry(PCCI); European Chamber; Federation of Philippine Industries; Management Association of the Philippines (MAP); Ethanol Producers Association of the Philippines (EPAP); and Biomass Alliance of the Philippines.
He received advanced trainings in management and finance from Cornell University, the Asian Institute of Management, and De La Salle University. He is one of the first batch that have successfully completed 'The Training Program on Project and Program Management for the Philippines' conducted by the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS) in Tokyo, Japan in February 2010.
He is happily married to Arlene with whom he has four Professional children (Angelo-35, Achilles-34, Patricia-25 and Christine-23) .
Dr. Karl Reinhard Kolmsee
Managing Director / CEO Smart Hydro Power GmbH
MD & CEO Sosai Renewble Energies Company
I have been with the renewable energy industry for since 2005 where I started by Working with Developmental Association for Renewable Energies (DARE) as a co-founder and National Coordinator. Here I worked on the CDM project Efficient Cook Stoves for Nigeria, The Solar Lamps Assembly and sales training programme, Solar Dryers for Healthy foods project and a host of others. With the knowledge and experience gathered, I branched out to handle the commercial aspects of the renewable energy industry by launching Sosai. Sosai Renewable Energies offers efficient, reliable and sustainable products for example solar lamps, solar home systems and water filters to the people of mostly the rural and peri urban communities of Northern Nigeria. I have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, A master's in Banking and Finance and currently at Dissertation level of PhD in Management (Finance). I also have acquired trainings in Energy and Environment like:
Energy for Sustainable Development,
Gender in Energy and Environment
Formulating proposals for CDM Projects
I am a Vital Voices Grow Fellow, A Cherie Blaire Mentee 2016, a World Bank Womenx fellow and a Cherie Blaire Road to Business Growth Fellow.
I am member of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and an Interim Vice President of Renewable Energies Association of Nigeria. A member of the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air, Global Alliance for Clean Cook stoves, Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves and the Nigerian Energy Network.
Currently active as the Managing Director/ CEO Sosai Renewable Energies Company Nigeria, Sosai together with its Partners C-Quest LLC are implementing a nationwide POA for improved cook stoves in Nigeria. Sosai is currently empowering communities and businesses with solar technologies ranging from roof top solar, Solar home systems, 10Kw Micro Grids for communities, Solar Dryers and Integrated Energy Centers.
Director Ensol (T) Limited
Hamisi Saidi Mikate, is an Electrical Engineer by profession, possessing Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical Power Engineering and Advanced Diploma in Electrical Engineering. Also, he has a diploma in Strategic Business Management from SIPU International and Jarskog Konsult under Sida's International Programme, this was one year program between February 2014 to February 2015. In 2016, he was one of the cohort of East Africa Stanford Seed transformation program, which is administered by Stanford University through Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies. In the year 2015 to 2016, Mr. Hamisi Mikate was selected to be in the team of professionals for a 'Practitioners' Dialogue on Climate Investments', specifically was responsible to develop a solution on 'Creating markets for off-and mini-grid renewable energy solutions'.
This program was implemented by GIZ. Director and founder of Ensol Tanzania Limited, 16 years experience in Renewable energy business. Hamisi Mikate is the CEO of Ensol Tanzania Limited since 2004, before he worked as a Technical Director in the same company which was established in 2001. He is a Board Member of Energy Plus Limited, Bwelui Company Limited and Watu na Umeme Limited, subsidiaries of Ensol (T) Limited; all four subsidiaries are focused on Renewable Energy business. He is a founding member and a member of Executive Committee of Tanzania Renewable Association (TAREA), an umbrella organization for Renewable Energy stakeholders in Tanzania.
Hamisi is also a member of Steering committee of the Tanzania Renewable Energy Incubator (TAREBI) and serves as a member of Solar Power Technical Committee of Tanzania Bureau of Standards.
Founder Director JS Enviro
Johnson Fernandez- founder jsenviro, has over two decades of experience in working with business ideas in broad technology and innovative product development areas of waste water, automation, solid waste management, sanitation (e.g. mechanized cleaning) sectors. He believes in building a more innovation centric society and utilizing IT based technologies to collaborate with best experts globally for the same.
His core expertise of linking technology and innovative concepts has resulted in sowing the thought of bringing more of the people, who could collaborate and/or contribute to develop more ideas, concepts and help numerous innovators. Working closely on water energy food nexus in his present projects. In this regard he also brings his years of expertise of networking with organizations, industries, institutions, government bodies, collaborations with government agencies (State & Center), NGOs etc. complimented most of what he wanted to bring in the consortium. He is co-founder of datamatrix infotech pvt ltd, advisory green energy foundation.
Executive Director Global Off-Grid Lighting Association.
Mr Koen Peters is Executive Director of the GOGLA since August 2014. He has over two decades of international work experience in both public and private sector roles. Prior to joining GOGLA, Koen worked at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, being responsible for e.g. promoting private sector investment in renewable energy and household access to energy in Africa and Indonesia. Earlier, he worked as consultant supporting international business initiatives in developing countries.
During this period he co-founded and co-managed a solar PV company in Tanzania and was project manager of one of the first projects aimed at solar mobile phone charging solutions, in Uganda. In earlier years of his career he worked for the Dutch government on international cooperation; for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; and for the British Department for International Development.
Koen has a Master degree in Environmental Engineering from Wageningen University and a Master in Business Administration jointly from Nyenrode University and Kellogg School of Management.
Founder & CEOMasar
Munawar Misbah Moin
Managing Director Rahimafrooz Renewable Energy Limited
"Mr. Munawar Misbah Moin is the Managing Director of Rahimafrooz Renewable Energy Limited. He leads the Solar PV and Energy Services Business including Carbon Trading. Mr. Munawar Moin on behalf of the board leads the V2020 program to transform Rahimafrooz into one of the most admired and trusted world's leading access to Energy Company with rollout of "Rural Accelerator Initiative" bringing together access to Energy, Finance, Information, Enterprise that will meet and exceed multiple SDG goals with private sector leadership.
He completed his undergraduate studies in Business from St John's University, Minnesota, USA and has over 24 years of experience in BOP markets with storage, clean tech and access to Energy solutions impacting millions of life".
Nessar Maksud Khan
Managing Director Maks Renewable Energy Co Ltd
Chief Executive OfficerMYBIOMASS SDN BHD
the Malaysian Biomass Initiative (MBI) formulated under Global Science and Innovation Advisory Council (GSIAC) endorsed by The Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia, Puvaneswari holds a bachelor degree in Environmental Science and a Masters in Environmental Management from the National University of Malaysia (UKM).
Puvaneswari leads the country's initiatives to spearhead the development of high value green chemical biorefinery from biomass as a source of sustainable feedstock. The intent of the project is to position Malaysia as a green chemical hub while moving up the biomass value chain. As a subject matter expert in green technology, her previous appointment was with Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) under the purview of Prime Minister's Department, as Senior Principal Analyst.
She is also a pioneer member of GSIAC Secretariat, establishing strategic programme for the country in realising Vision 2020. In this capacity, she coordinated local and international GSIAC council members including world renowned scientist, Nobel Laureates, Captain of Industry, Heads of Corporations, Economists, Senior Government Officials and Academia.
Group Managing Director Feedback Infra Private Limited
Rumjhum Chatterjee is one of the co-founders of Feedback Infra Group. She serves as a Director on the Board of Feedback Infra Pvt. Ltd. She is also the Chairperson of the Feedback Foundation Trust.
The Trust is implementing a Model Village Project in Mewat, Haryana as the CSR Project of the Feedback Infra Group. In a span of 1.5 years, this project has received two major awards in recognition of the outcomes it has achieved. It has recently been declared as the 1st Green Gold Rated Village in India by Indian Green Business Council (IGBC).
Rumjhum pioneered the practice of community led interventions for R&R post land acquisition for infrastructure projects. Her paper on 'Sustainable Rehabilitation Interventions through Community Engagement' was published in the India Infrastructure Report 2009, published by 3iNetwork.
A leading practitioner of the management of human capital in the infrastructure sector, she was recognized as one of the 20 Most Talented HR Leaders in India by the World HRD Congress in 2013.
She has a deep interest in the subject of women's empowerment. She is the Chairperson for the Jury of the Selection Committee for CII's Women Exemplar Award and has represented the industry's views on the subject before Parliamentarians in India. She also participated in a closed door interaction to discuss women's empowerment with Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Shinzo Abe, during his visit to India in January 2014.
Rumjhum is currently the Chairperson for CII's Northern Regional Council that comprises 9 States. She is the first woman to be nominated to this position.
She serves as a member of the Governing Body of HelpAge India and a Trustee of '3E Education Trust' (HDFC Schools).
Rumjhum is educated in Psychology from Calcutta University.
Co-Founder & Managing Director Industrial Solar GmbH
Tobias Schwind is co-founder and managing director of Industrial Solar GmbH.
Industrial Solar is a leading solution provider for energy projects with references around the world. It was founded in 2008 in the environment of the renown Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) to realize solar thermal projects based on its innovative Fresnel collector. Today Industrial Solar is the world leader in Fresnel projects for industrial energy supply and delivers comprehensive and customized energy solutions based on different renewable energy technologies.
Previously Tobias was investment manager at Fraunhofer Venture responsible for multiple start-ups in the field of energy technologies. Additionally he has several years of experience in building up new production sites and in international business development. Tobias studied economics in Germany and holds an MBA from ESCP-Europe/ Paris.
New Business Development Energrid – Italy
Valeria Cantello graduated in Electrical Engineering at the Politecnico of Turin (Italy). After a few years in consulting, in 2005 she joined in Energrid S.p.A., a leading Company in the Italian energy trading sector. Valeria Cantello is currently responsible for developing new business opportunities in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
In her role, she recently managed the start-up activities of the Energy Efficiency Division and she is now in charge of identifying new business and investment opportunities in international markets, with a special focus on Middle East and Africa.
Formerly Responsible for R&D activities, she managed several projects funded at the national and European level, aimed at promoting energy efficiency, sustainable mobility, distributed generation and smart grids. On behalf of Energrid, she participates in the technical working groups within ASSOESCo (Italian Association of Energy Service Companies), AIGET (Italian Association of Energy Traders and Wholesalers) and the Innovation Clusters promoted by the Piedmont Region.