Leadership/Advisors

DIRECTORS & ADVISORS


Alexander von Welczeck (San Francisco, USA)

Managing Director
30 years in business, corporate and project  development | Founder/CEO of Solar Power Partners (now NRG Solar) | Co-Founder of Clean Power Capital (CPC) | Former Executive at DOVER and Thyssen-Krupp  | University of San Francisco

team-royRoy Schwartz (San Francisco, USA)
Director
35 years in commercializing infrastructure systems including hydro, wind and solar |international project development and financing | Former executive of Ally Capital, Solar Power Partners, Phoenix Renewables (Germany) | Antioch University

Loren Simpelo, MFA (San Francisco, USA)
Advisor, Marketing & Communications
25 years in marketing, communications including design and brand management for consumer and industrial products and services | Executive at SIMPLE DESIGN | Academy of Art | University of Missouri

team-tarekTarek I. Zohdi. Ph.D., (Berkeley, USA)
Chief Technology Advisor
20 years in engineering, research and science including; advanced manufacturing processes, high-strength fabric, particulate/granular flows, multiphase/composite electromagnetic media, the dynamics of swarms |Staff Scientist position at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs,Chancellor’s Professor at UC Berkeley

team-davidDavid Noyes, CPA, MBA (Irvine, USA)
Chief Financial Advisor 
40 years in corporate financing and development | UCLA and USC | General Power Corporation | Global Efficient Energy | Monarch Capital | KOR Company

Dirk Michels , Esq., J.D. (Los Angeles, USA)
Chief Legal Advisor
Ballard Spahr LLP, 20 years advising renewable energy developers and investors on corporate, business and project development and project financing matters | International Award Winning | University of Hamburg (Germany) and University of San Diego, California

team-reinholdReinhold Ziegler, P.E. (San Francisco, USA)
Advisor, Innovation & Systems
40 years in CleanTech and Renewable project design and development | Inductee into the International Green Industries Hall of Fame | Co-Director at The International Academy of Natural Science (IAONS)| Former Professor at U.C. Berkeley, S.F. Institute of Architecture, and Cabrillo College

William “Bill” Kelly, (San Francisco, USA)
Advisor, Water Markets
25 years in business and market development, and advising the municipal water, wastewater and renewable energy sector across the USA | Former CEO Lucid Energy, executive at Severn Trent Services, and President of Isle Utilities, Inc. | California State University

team-heinrichHeinrich C. Hollekamp, Ph.D., Dipl. Ing. (Germany)
Advisor, Engineering, Energy & Water 
20 years in engineering, project management including infrastructure, energy, energy efficiency and water | Former executive of BAYER AG and URENCO |HCH Engineering | University Breslau

Cliff Tsay, P.E. (San Francisco, USA)
Advisor, Technology & Manufacturing
20 years in materials engineering including renewable energy projects, and technology manufacturing facility development in China  & USA| Management at National Semiconductor, Altera and EXAR | Tsing Hua Uni., Ohio State University, UC Berkeley

Adam Nicolopoulos, P.E., MBA (San Francisco, USA and Greece)
Advisor, Globalization & Project Financing 
25 years in technology, industry and infrastructure financing; fuels and energy, alternative energy, water and mining | President of ADN Capital Ventures | Former Executive at UBS Investment Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Edison International | Stanford University, New York University, UC Berkeley