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Strategy and project advisors

Arnaud Henin, more than 15 years of technical and management experience in renewable energy and sustainability sectors. Arnaud is an expert in the economics and financing of distributed renewable generation and microgrids.  He has worked on a range of renewable energy and cleantech investment and advisory projects across Europe and Africa. In the past, he was managing the Piraeus Clean Energy fund which was investing in projects in South East Europe. He was previously a Manager with McKinsey in London, working in the energy, renewables and climate change sectors. He has also worked with a number of start-ups in the high tech sector in Canada. Arnaud holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and an BSc in Electrical Engineering from McGill in Montreal.

Benjamin Kott, founder and CEO of EnergyDeck with substantial technical and management expertise in energy monitoring and management. In EnergyDeck, Ben is creating solutions for large organisatons to track, analyse and report energy and resource consumption as well as to address environmental sustainability. Before EnergyDeck, Ben headed up Green Business Operations and Clean Energy Advocacy at Google Europe. Before Google, Ben worked for Booz & Co in the technology, aerospace and energy sectors. Prior, he worked for EADS Airbus in Germany and France. Ben holds an MBA from Insead in France and MEng from TU in Munich.

Apostolos Kotsaris, a chartered Engineer with more than 20 years of experience in energy, renewables and infrastructure projects. Apostolos is currently involved in asset management optimisation large ground-mounted and on-site SolarPV portfolio projects in Italy, Spain, France and Greece. Previously, he was working for Silver Ridge Power as a Vice President in Operations, responsible for the management of all utility-scale PV plants across the globe. In the past, Apostolos also worked for Black & Veatch as a technical advisor for multi-million power projects in EMEA. He has also worked for METKA as a senior project manager responsible for the construction of new power plants, rehabilitation and maintenance of existing as well as in the construction of mega steel structures for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games infrastructure.

Matthew Ulterino, more than 20 years professional history in urban planning and development with experience in mature and emerging markets across several continents. Matthew has specialist expertise in low-carbon, resource-efficient and climate-resilient built environments. He has recently contributed to policy research and programme development projects on energy efficiency performance, green economic growth, urban development strategies and retrofit finance for C40 Cities for Climate Leadership, Greater London Authority and LSE Cities. Prior employers include, amongst others, EDAW AECOM and the environmental strategy firm GreenOrder. Matthew holds an MSc in Urban Planning from Columbia University and a BA in from Bucknell University.

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