CHRISTOPH NEUFINK /// MANAGER RETROFIT & SOFTWARE SALES - SKYTRON
Christoph worked for over 5 years for Siemens Power Generation with over 3 years in power plant service. He joint Q-Cells Germany in January 2009 to build up the Operation & Maintenance Department for large scale solar plants. As the Head of Service he was in charge of more than 250MWp installed capacity and negotiated all O&M contracts during that time. He joint Q-Cells Australia in 2011 as Manager Power Plant Solutions. With the insolvency of Q-Cells he returned in 2012 to Berlin to fill the role as director service for Skytron. Since 2017 Christoph is charge of department for software sales and monitoring retrofits in existing plants Christoph has a degree in environmental engineering and economics from the University of Applied Science and the School of Economics and Law in Berlin.
CHRISTOPH NEUFINK
MANAGER RETROFIT & SOFTWARE SALES /// SKYTRON
PIETRO RADOIA /// SR ANALYST, SOLAR INSIGHT - BNEF
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PIETRO RADOIA
SR. ANALYST, SOLAR INSIGHT /// BNEF
ALFREDO BEGGI /// HEAD ASSET MANAGEMENT - STERN ENERGY
Alfredo, graduated in Economics at Bocconi University of Milan and began working in a consulting company as analyst for the evaluation of investments in the field of Transport and Energy. At the same time he worked as an assistant to Prof Florio State University of Milan in courses Public Investment Evaluation and Cost Benefit Analysis. In 2007 he joined Engie Group (formerly GdFSuez SA) as Strategy and Business Development for the gas distribution company of the Group (now 2iRete Gas SpA) and since 2010 as Business Developer for the Renewable Holding of Engie Group, where he gained significant experience on different technologies (wind, photovoltaic, hydroelectric) and the Energy markets. Starting from 2016 he hold the position of Head of Asset Management & Commercial Development for Stern Energy SpA. Alfredo is also Member of the Commission for Energy Market of Assorinnovabili.
ALFREDO BEGGI
HEAD ASSET MANAGEMENT /// STERN ENERGY
LAURENS DE VRIES /// ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR - DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Laurens de Vries is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management of Delft University of Technology. Laurens studied Mechanical Engineering in Delft, specializing in environmental and energy technology and obtained a second Master’s Degree, in Environmental Studies, from The Evergreen State College (Olympia, Washington State, USA) in 1996, focusing on environmental economics. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in June, 2004 from Delft University of Technology, this time at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. He researches and teaches in the field of electricity market design and regulation in the context of the transformation towards a low-carbon energy system. His main focus is on how various policy instruments affect the long-term development of European electricity markets through their impact on investment in generation and transmission.
LAURENS DE VRIES
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR /// DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
STEFAN TORRI /// CEO & CO-FOUNDER - STERN ENERGY
Stefan, holds a degree in Business Administration at the University of Parma and has been a lecturer in numerous courses in programming and energy management. He consolidated its training by working as a consultant for strategic planning and development of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency systems for Enia SpA (now Iren) where he held the position of Director of Enia Solaris administration, a group company created to the development of large photovoltaic power plants and is responsible for the rational use of energy under law 10/91 (Energy Manager). Since 2005 he has been consultant of several companies for the development of energy efficiency projects and managing all formalities for the emissions trading legislation. Stefan was Lampogas SpA board member and is currently in the Board of Directors of Polish Solar Ltd based in London. Stefan is also Member of the Commission for Internationalization of Assorinnovabili. Commissione per l’Internazionalizzazione di Assorinnovabili.
STEFAN TORRI
CEO & CO-FOUNDER /// STERN ENERGY
CEDRIC BREHAUT /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - SOLICHAMBA
Cedric Brehaut is an expert in the monitoring and operations & maintenance of PV systems with extensive experience in the solar industry and over thirteen years in Silicon Valley. After seven years spent developing, managing and marketing security software products, Cedric joined the solar industry in 2007 as a director of product management for SunEdison and was a key contributor to the development and growth of the company’s services business unit. During Cedric’s tenure, SunEdison created and launched a new suite of turnkey services for PV plants, including managed monitoring, operations & maintenance, billing, and asset management services. Cedric also acted as the business development leader for these products. In 2011, he established SoliChamba Consulting and began offering consulting services to various firms in the solar industry. Cedric authors the solar industry's most comprehensive reports on PV monitoring and operations & maintenance (O&M) markets, published by GTM Research: 'Global PV Monitoring: Technologies, Markets and Leading Players’, 'Megawatt-Scale PV O&M and Asset Management: Services, Markets and Competitors’, and ‘U.S. Distributed PV O&M and Asset Management'. Cedric also speaks at conferences and events around the globe, from Milan to San Francisco.
CEDRIC BREHAUT
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// SOLICHAMBA
TOBIAS BITTKAU /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - BAYWA RE
By working 10 years in various functions in the automotive and renewable energy sector, Tobias Bittkau gained extensive business experience on a global level, with a strong focus on Europe as well as North and South America.
Since 2011, Tobias Bittkau is active in the field of Renewable Energies. Initially he joined BayWa r.e. for several strategic projects. In 2013 he became head of the technical operations management, since 2015 he is responsible for the complete Business Unit Services, operating 2.3GW of wind and PV assets in all major European markets. In addition to technical and commercial operations management, on-site maintenance and 24/7 monitoring, BayWa r.e. also offers Rotor Blade Services as well as a broad range of technical consulting services. Other areas of activity of BayWa r.e. are the development and construction of wind farms, PV plants and biogas plants as well as the trade of energy and solar systems.
Tobias Bittkau studied Physics at the universities of Munich (Germany), Cuernavaca (Mexico) and Toronto (Canada). In 2013/2014, he received his diploma in Renewable Energy Management at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
TOBIAS BITTKAU
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// BAYWA RE
CARLOS REY /// SR. PORTFOLIO MANAGER - FORESIGHT GROUP
Carlos joined Foresight in December 2011. Prior to that, he covered several roles as renewables energy source 'RES' project developer and technical consultant in the international Renewable Energy sector with particular focus on the Spanish and Italian markets. Based in Foresight's UK HQ office, Carlos is responsible for the management and operations of Foresight's Spanish and Italian solar portfolio of circa 100 MW.
Graduated in Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management Engineering by UPC Barcelona, Carlos is fluent in Spanish, Catalan, Italian and English.
CARLOS REY
SR. PORTFOLIO MANAGER /// FORESIGHT GROUP
ALEXANDER RIETZ /// PORTFOLIO MANAGER - KGAL
Alexander joined KGAL in 2013 and is a portfolio manager of a European photovoltaic fund as well as the latest KGAL ESPF 4 renewables fund, which achieved its first closing end of June 2017 with EUR 255mn in commitments.
Prior to KGAL Alexander worked for Siemens in energy technology strategy, as business manager in an international renewable energy joint venture and spend six years on venture and growth capital financings in the industrial and energy sectors. Before Siemens Alexander worked in South Africa in power sector consultancy as well as South African startup financing.
Alexander received his master of business administration from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.
ALEXANDER RIETZ
PORTFOLIO MANAGER /// KGAL
MATTEO RICCIERI /// COO - RTR ENERGY
Matteo was appointed COO in 2016. He joined RTR since the start of its activities in 2011 as Asset Manager. Prior to joining, he was Head of Project Development in BpSolar, a branch of Bp plc, where he authorized and built several utility-scale PV projects backed by international investors. Matteo’s previous role was Business Development Manager for wind and hydro energy in Bp.
MATTEO RICCIERI
COO /// RTR ENERGY