ISC 2022 Speakers

Regional Director, Africa

Enam Akoetey-Eyiah

Enam Akoetey-Eyiah is the Regional Director of Africa for the I-REC Standard Foundation. She will be speaking during Session 4a: “I-REC Growth in Emerging Market,” which will review growth trends in these new markets from both the supply and demand perspectives, introduce key stakeholders, and describe some market mechanisms that are creating success stories in emerging markets. 

About Enam

Enam Akoetey-Eyiah has worked in development, sustainability, and environment in a variety of organizations across the United Kingdom and Africa for the last 18 years such as the Ghana government and the World Bank. Of Enam’s many accomplishments, she has focused on environmental driven projects such as the replacement of 6 million incandescent with CFL, she facilitated the Programmatic CDM for CFL4All, and developed the first voluntary forestry project sold in Africa – 100 hectares reforestation of degraded forest, she developed a tree-tracking and monitoring app. Enam has also worked on the first GHG Protocol – Scope 2 corporate greenhouse gas report in Sub-Saharan Africa, she has planted 300 hectares of mixed species forest, and facilitated the reforestation and enrichment planting of 35,000 hectares. Enam is the first Ghanaian women to start a tree planting initiative and has been successful at doing so by equipping communities with inputs to raise over 500,000 seedlings for distribution in schools, communities and for agroforestry with a target to plant 5 million tree seedlings ten years in Ghana.

Enam specializes in the design and implementation of nature-based solutions projects, corporate greenhouse gas emissions audits and reporting, renewable energy, ecosystem services, and carbon and climate finance. Enam has a Master of Science in Development Studies from London Southbank University and is starting an LLM Energy and Environmental at the University of Birmingham. As part of the I-REC Standard, Enam has led the growth and adoption of the I-REC Standard’s facilitation of renewable attribute tracking systems in Africa.

Wael Almazeedi

Wael Almazeedi is the Co-founder and CEO, AIIONA Arabia for Alternative Energy (advisory firm) and Avance Labs (global hydrogen accelerator). He will be speaking during Session 4a: “I-REC Growth in Emerging Markets.” This session will review growth trends in these new markets from both the supply and demand perspectives, introduce key stakeholders, and describe some market mechanisms that are creating success stories in emerging markets. 

About Wael

Wael Almazeedi has over 25 years of industry experience in energy and infrastructure acquired while working for Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (1984-1990); the World Bank Group (1993-97); BTU Ventures (1999-2011), an infrastructure private equity firm; and since 2012, FATE Consortium, a collaborative energy technology platform. Much of Wael’s experience was acquired while stationed in (in alphabetic order): Boston, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuwait, London, Yokohama, and Washington D.C. He was also awarded the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year™ Award in the energy category for the New England region of the USA.

He has several authorships under his name, having been the lead author on the Kuwait Hydrogen White Paper/Preliminary Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap (2019-2021), the coordinating author of “Roadmap for an Inclusive Customer-facing Hydrogen Ecosystem to Expedite the Energy Transition,” in T-20 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2020), and will be an author for a MENA Hydrogen Chapter in a Book (forthcoming) titled: “Saudi Arabia and the Hydrogen Economy: Domestic and International Opportunities,” sponsored by King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

Co-Founder Foton, Yenilenebilir Enerji Ticaret Platformu

Can Arslan

Can Arslan is the Managing Director of Foton, the local I-REC(E) Issuer in Turkey. He will be speaking during Session 4a: “I-REC Growth in Emerging Markets.” This session will review growth trends in these new markets from both the supply and demand perspectives, introduce key stakeholders, and describe some market mechanisms that are creating success stories in emerging markets. 

About Can

Can is the Managing Director of Foton, the local I-REC(E) Issuer in Turkey. He started his career in corporate credits & internal audit positions in the banking industry, then worked as a power & gas trader in the energy industry. Foton has worked with Energy Web to develop a blockchain-based I-REC platform, which was implemented in 2021.

Regional Energy Advisor USAID / Regional Development Mission for Asia

Scott Bartos

Scott Bartos serves as Regional Energy Advisor at USAID’s Regional Development Mission for Asia. He will be speaking during Session 7a: “Thailand Leading as an Example for Innovation.” This session will bring experts from across Thailand to share a range of best practices on how to support low-carbon economic growth. The session will be particularly relevant to governments, utilities, and development partners working to decouple socioeconomic development from carbon emissions.

About Scott

Scott Bartos serves as Regional Energy Advisor at USAID’s Regional Development Mission for Asia where he helps partners accelerate the deployment of clean energy technologies and strengthen energy security. Prior to joining USAID in 2016, Scott designed and led climate change and air quality programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and was recognized as a recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

Scott received his M.A. in Environment and Natural Resource Policy from the George Washington University and a B.S. in Biology from James Madison University. Scott also served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer teaching sustainable aquaculture techniques in rural Northeast Thailand. In his free time, Scott enjoys playing sports and exploring the outdoors on two wheels.

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Jared Braslawsky

Jared is the Executive Director and Co-founder of the International REC Standard Foundation (I-REC Standard). He will be speaking and moderatoring during several sessions: pre-conference 1, “Introduction to the I-REC Standard: Understanding the Basics” that will provide delegates with an overview of rapidly developing renewable energy attribute markets and how the I-REC Standard supports them, pre-conference 3, “Development of Platforms adherent to the I-REC Standard,” that will showcase Platforms in their robustness and various stages of development and share a joint vision on how Platforms would affect the future of the markets, opening session 1, “Standardizing Global Attribute Markets,” which will describe how EACs fit into new markets, how additional tracking layers are being implemented in different countries and the role of different stakeholders in these new attribute markets, and session 3a, “Global EAC Standardization and the impacts of Carbon Boarder Tax” that will discuss interlinkages between EAC markets and cross-border carbon taxes—highlighting the need for standardization of EACs to support the rollout of new accountability frameworks.

About Jared

Jared Braslawsky is a leading expert on the use, implementation, and functionality of attribute tracking systems such as the United States REC, European Guarantee of Origin (GO), and the global International REC Standard. His expertise is used by organizations such as RE100 where he is a member of the Technical Working Group. He has participated in workshops, technical meetings, and informational webinars for RE100’s members (with over 200 corporate renewable electricity consumers). He was a key contributor to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP) Scope 2 Guidance document and supported the GHGP in organizing workshops to promote the guidance document when it was completed in 2015.

Jared has played a leading role in the development and growth of the Guarantee of Origin system in Europe through his role as Secretary-General of RECS International. Jared is also the Co-founder and Executive Director of the International REC Standard Foundation (I-REC Standard), a not-for-profit organization for energy attribute tracking standardization that enables the simplified implementation of reliable, traceable REC systems, and national renewable energy markets in adherence with electricity market regulations and best practices worldwide.

Associate, Evident Services

Travis Caddy

Travis Caddy is an Associate in the product development team of Evident Services. He will be speaking during session 6b: “Carbon Removal and Reduction Mechanisms.” This session offers the opportunity to learn more about the CDR Code and how C-Capsule is implementing this on a global scale.

About Travis

Travis heads the development of carbon removal and point-source reduction mechanisms, ensuring regulatory compliance to the I-REC Standard. His role in the product development team is to help diversify Evident’s portfolio of Product Codes to track new environmental assets that will enable robust end-user claims and channel finance into burgeoning climate solutions. Travis holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from University College London

New Regions Renewables Leader, Amazon Web Services

Amazon

Valerie Choy

Valerie Choy is the New Regions Renewables Leader for Amazon Web Services. She will be speaking during the keynote 5: “End-User Round Table.” This session will bring together high-level panelists from the world’s leading brands to discuss progress to date, and remaining barriers that still impact meaningful clean energy procurement. Government and utility stakeholders are invited to join the conversation with an engaging question and answer session aimed at encouraging public-private dialogue and collaboration in support of low-carbon, high-yield economic growth.

About Valerie

Bio to come.

Operations Manager

Killian Daly

Killian is the Operations Manager at EnergyTag, a non-profit focused on enabling real-time electricity tracking globally. He will be speaking during session 4b: “Granularity and the role of Platforms.” This session will share firsthand experiences implementing these pilots and will discuss how other market participants (including new platforms and additional end-users) can get involved.

About Killian

Alongside the world’s top experts, Killian led the drafting of the EnergyTag Standard, which created the Granular Certificate, a robust and widely recognized instrument for hourly energy attribute tracking. The Standard is supported by hundreds of organizations including some of the world-leading sustainability players like Google, Microsoft, AES, Clean Air Task Force, Enel Green, and Vattenfall. Prior to joining EnergyTag, Killian managed a global energy strategy at Air Liquide, one of the world’s largest hydrogen and oxygen producers. There, he worked on large-scale PPAs and time-based electricity sourcing strategies for Green Hydrogen, as well as oversaw the group’s Scope 2 carbon accounting efforts. Killian holds an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs in Paris and a Masters degree in Energy Technology from the University of Cambridge.

Regional Director

Oleg Dobrovolsky

Oleg is a Regional Director for the I-REC Standard Foundation with a focus on stakeholder support and market development. He will be speaking during session 4a: “I-REC Growth in Emerging Markets.” This session will review growth trends in these new markets from both the supply and demand perspectives, introduce key stakeholders, and describe some market mechanisms that are creating success stories in emerging markets. 

About Oleg

Oleg facilitates governments, renewable energy producers, and consumers across several regions in the development of voluntary markets and EAC standardization. He is actively involved in the global project development at the I-REC Standard Foundation secretariat. Oleg has a track record of market development in his previous role within environmental commodity trading.

Chair of I-REC Standard Foundation Board

Dirk van Evercooren

Dirk is the Chair of the Board of the I-REC Standard Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides a robust standard for developing attribute tracking systems. He will be speaking during two sessions: session 1, “Standardizing Global Attribute Markets” which will be about EACs becoming the common denominating instrument for new energy markets beyond electricity, and keynote 8,” The visions for EAC Markets,” the closing panel, that will bring high-level executives and government representatives together to discuss what is coming next, how clean energy markets are affecting foreign direct investment planning, and how countries across the region are reimaging a high-yield, low-carbon development future together.

About Dirk

Dirk Van Evercooren was born in 1966 in Antwerp, Belgium, and holds a Master’s degree in Economic Science.

After spending nearly 2 decades as Director of Markets at VREG, the electricity and gas markets regulator in the Flanders region of Belgium, Dirk left the regulator to take the position of Managing Director of the Organisation for Sustainable Energy (ODE Flanders). 

Dirk was also active within CEER, the Council of European Energy Regulators as a Member of the Customer and Retail Markets Working Group and a Co-chair of the Customer Empowerment Work Stream. From May 2014 to February 2020, he was President of the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB is an international non-for-profit organization. The purpose is to develop, use, and promote a standardized system to facilitate the international exchange between energy certificates).

Dirk’s areas of expertise include sustainability, energy regulation, functioning of retail markets for electricity and gas, renewable energy, markets for green certificates, and Energy Attribute Certificates. He is also an experienced spokesperson, debater, and presenter.

Ed Everson

Ed Everson Chief Executive Officer of Evident Services and Director (and Co-founder) of global operations for the I-REC Standard. He will be speaking during several sessions: pre-conference 1, “Introduction to the I-REC Standard: Understanding the Basics,” which will provide delegates with an overview of rapidly developing renewable energy attribute markets and how the I-REC Standard supports them, session 4b, “Granularity and the role of Platforms,” that will share firsthand experiences implementing these pilots relating to procuring renewable electricity with increasingly fine granularity, and session 7b, “EAC Registries and Marketplace: More than just an IT solution,” that will cover key topics for emerging solution providers to consider when developing new tools and will explain different ways for them to get involved in the EAC space.

About Ed

With over 25 years’ experience in energy and environmental markets, Ed Everson was a participant in the RECS Test Phase from 1998, a founding member of the Association of Issuing Bodies in 2002, and national representative for a number of countries until 2015, advisor to UK Government on the Renewables Obligation, and advisor to the European Commission on the Guarantee of Origin.

A former director with multinational engineering and environmental consultants Ramboll, Ed has also been Chief Finance Office for several power project developers and advised businesses, banks, and governments on energy markets and project viability. As advisor or operator, he has been responsible for the implementation of verification services for renewable energy production in over 20 countries outside of Europe.

Within the I-REC Standard, Ed is responsible for ensuring that the development of the International Attribute Tracking Standard and the services delivered remain consistent with evolving best practices and technology whilst meeting the need of a rapidly growing group of consumers and stakeholders.

CEO and Co-founder

Toby Ferenczi

Toby is the CEO and Co-founder of Granular. He will be speaking during session 7b: “EAC Registries and Marketplaces—More than Just an IT Solution.” This session will cover key topics for emerging solution providers to consider when developing new tools and will explain different ways for them to get involved in the EAC space. 

About Toby

Toby is the CEO and co-founder of Granular – a company building software solutions to support the trading and management of hourly energy certificates. Toby also founded EnergyTag, an industry-led, non-profit initiative to define and build a market for granular energy certificates.  Prior to his current role Toby was a VP at OVO Energy, a large green energy supplier from the UK where he led international expansion.   His previous roles include Managing Director at the demand-response company VCharge (acquired by OVO), and co-founder at UK solar company Engensa (acquired by Hanergy).  He also has experience in working for General Electric and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.  He has a PhD in solar energy from Imperial College London, and an undergraduate in Physics from Cambridge University, UK.

President & Chief Executive Officer

Benjamin L. Gerber

Benjamin L. Gerber is the President and Chief Executive Officer of M-RETS. He will be speakding during session 4b: “Granularity and the role of Platforms.” This session will share firsthand experiences implementing these pilots and will discuss how other market participants (including new platforms and additional end-users) can get involved.

About Benjamin

Benjamin Gerber is the President and Chief Executive Officer of M-RETS. Under his leadership, M-RETS developed and successfully implemented an industry-leading environmental attribute registry across all North American Markets. The M-RETS platform brings unprecedented innovation to the industry as well as access to data in pioneering ways such as hourly production and the first-ever hourly REC retirement in electricity markets and carbon pathway tracking for thermal markets.

Senior Manager – Renewable Energy

Andrew Glumac

Andrew Glumac is the Senior Manager for Renewable Energy at CDP. He will be speaking during session 2a: “ASEAN EAC Market Integration.” This session will discuss progress toward market integration, implications for buyers and sellers, next steps, and how to engage in the process of broader ASEAN market transformation. The session will also address the popular question from governments on how EAC exports affect nationally determined contributions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and how to manage their EAC markets accordingly.

About Andrew

Andrew Glumac is the Senior Manager for Renewable Energy at CDP and the Chair of the RE100 Technical Advisory Group. He has experience in energy engineering and consulting, specifically with renewable energy project development, energy procurement, energy market analysis, energy management and master planning, and energy efficiency.

Andrew has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, a joint MS in Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, École des Mines de Nantes, and the Royal Institute of Technology KTH, and an MBA focused on energy from Technische Universität Berlin.

Director of Operations

Hans Andreas Goetze

Hans Goetze is the Director of Operations at Lock23. He will be speaking during session 3b: “Use of Renewables across the Supply Chain.” This session will share best practices on how to link supplier Scope 2 emissions to brand-level Scope 3 accounting. It will also explain how emerging solutions are being integrated into the I-REC Standard and other major reporting frameworks. Key topics of this session include new labeling protocols, auditing strategies, and use cases for linking Scope 2 and 3 between brands and suppliers.

About Hans

Hans supports some of the world’s largest brands to achieve deep decarbonization across their supply chains. He is responsible for the implementation of the Lock23 auditing protocol—a new tool that enables brands to link their Scope 3 emission reductions to Scope 2 decarbonization across their supply chains. In his capacity as Operations Director, Hans is also responsible for ensuring the Lock23 protocol meets brand/supplier needs, and is recognized by the major reporting frameworks(CDP, RE100, etc.). Hans has nearly a decade of experience working as an interpreter, delegate, and IT specialist for the International Committee of the Red Cross, and is an expert in project management with high-level interlocutors.

Managing Director

Nicholas Gogerty

Nicholas Gogerty is the Managing Director of Carbon Fianace Labs. He will be speaking during session 6b: “Carbon Removal and Reduction Mechanisms.” This session offers the opportunity to learn more about the CDR Code and how C-Capsule is implementing this on a global scale.

About Nick

Nick Gogerty has a deep background in creating innovations and solving large problems in the technology and finance domains. He has advised the G20 on sustainable finance, worked for hedge funds, authored an Ivy league book on Macroeconomics and innovation, won an MIT Solve award, created a solar energy blockchain reward, lead software teams and been the chief analyst for a research institute modeled on the MIT Media Lab. He currently works on innovations in embodied carbon reporting, an open-source language for embodied carbon declarations, and new risk frameworks for carbon defaults and instrument fungibility associated with removals.

Regional Director, Latin American

Benjamin Herrera Vergara

Benjamin Herrera Vergara is the Regional Director of Latin American for the I-REC Standard Foundation. He will be speaking during pre-conference 1: “Introduction to the I-REC Standard: Understanding the Basics.” This session will provide delegates with an overview of rapidly developing renewable energy attribute markets and how the I-REC Standard supports them. This session will also share key updates on the I-REC Standard’s governance structure, changes to the I-REC for Electricity Product Code, and insight on what changes are coming next.

About Benjamin

Benjamin is regional director for Latin America of the International REC Standard Foundation, supporting market players from Mexico to Chile and Argentina. He is an electricity market professional with 15 years of experience advising investors, utilities, regulators, and multilateral entities. Benjamin holds an Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Chile and a Masters in Finance from Cambridge University.

Net Zero Advisor at Ecohz

Nils Holta

Nils Holta is the NetZero Advisor at ECOHZ. He will be speaking during session 3a: “Global EAC Standardization and the Impacts of Carbon Border Taxes.” This session will discuss interlinkages between EAC markets and cross-border carbon taxes—highlighting the need for standardization of EACs to support the rollout of new accountability frameworks.

About Nils

Nils Holta has worked on EU policy since 2018 with a special focus on energy and climate policy and has followed the European Green Deal since its presentation in 2019. He has a master’s degree from the University of Heidelberg (Germany) and EPHE in Paris, France and has previously worked with environmental communication at UNEP Europa in Geneva and with bilateral relations at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Vienna.

Senior Advisor to the CEO - Sustainability

Ivano Iannelli

Ivano Iannelli is the Senior Advisor to the CEO of Emirates Global Aluminium. He will be speaking during session 3a: “Global EAC Standardization and the Impacts of Carbon Border Taxes.” This session will discuss interlinkages between EAC markets and cross-border carbon taxes—highlighting the need for standardization of EACs to support the rollout of new accountability frameworks.

About Ivano

Ivano is widely acknowledged as the GCC’s foremost expert in the fields of Sustainability and Carbon Emission Management. He is Board Director of the ESG Foundation, formerly the CEO of Dubai Carbon and a United Nations senior official before then. He is a subject matter expert in environmental economics and low carbon strategies.

Ivano has extensive experience in facilitating economically relevant low-carbon pathways. For the past 2 decades, he has aggregated and managed  GHG National inventories across the GCC, NDCs, and State Action Plans with a focus on Private Sector synergies. He is part of the UAE Negotiation team on carbon markets at the UNFCCC COP, as well as part of the ICAO working group on new market-based measures for aviation, and currently supports the UAE’s input into CORSIA.

Ivano is also working with the World Bank’s Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, Partnership for Market Readiness, and the newly launched Task Force for Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets. He is currently pursuing his Doctoral Research on CBAM.

Jen Wee Kang

Jen Wee Kang is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of TRECs.ai. He will be speaking during pre-conference 3: “Development of Platforms adherent to the I-REC Standard.” The intention of this pre-conference is to bring together the most active and prominent teams working on the I-REC adherent Platforms and have a joint discussion on the goals of the platforms, changes they are bringing to the markets, and challenges they are facing.

About Jen Wee

Jen Wee is an industry veteran in the renewable sector, with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental services industry. More than 10 years of deep understanding of the entire Solar value chain, assuming Sales/Business development roles from upstream equipment makers (Applied Materials) to downstream project development and electricity retailing (REC Solar).

He founded T-RECs.ai back in 2018, after seeing the gap between corporate RE buyers and RE generators particularly in Asia. Long term RE corporate power purchase agreement is not readily available and Renewable Energy Certificates (or RECs) is the only feasible and most efficient and impactful option to achieve their Scope 2 neutral goal.

Jen Wee is building the necessary IT infrastructure for an ESG-focused world, and his flagship product REHash, is on its way to becoming Asia largest RECs marketplace which provides price transparencies for RECs across 9 countries.

Director, Regulatory Affairs

3Degrees

Maya Kelty

Maya Kelty is the Director of Regulatory Affair at 3 Degrees. She will be speaking during session 3b: “Use of Renewables across the Supply Chain.” This session will share best practices on how to link supplier Scope 2 emissions to brand-level Scope 3 accounting. It will also explain how emerging solutions are being integrated into the I-REC Standard and other major reporting frameworks. Key topics of this session include new labeling protocols, auditing strategies, and use-cases for linking Scope 2 and 3 between brands and suppliers.

About Maya

Maya leads 3Degrees’ regulatory affairs team, which supports 3Degrees and its clients on regulatory, legislative, and other policy matters pertaining to renewable energy, carbon markets, and transportation decarbonization across the globe. Prior to 3Degrees, Maya led state policy and standard-setting activities at Center for Resource Solutions and was regularly engaged for conferences and expert assistance related to credible GHG accounting and claims. Maya holds a BA (Honours) from McGill University and a MEnv from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada).

Director of Energy and RE100, Climate Group

Sam Kimmins

Sam Kimmins is the Director of Energy at RE100, Climate Group. He will be speaking during keynote 5: “End-user Round Table.” This session will bring together high-level panelists from the world’s leading brands to discuss progress to date, and remaining barriers that still impact meaningful clean energy procurement. Government and utility stakeholders are invited to join the conversation with an engaging question and answer session aimed at encouraging public-private dialogue and collaboration in support of low-carbon, high-yield economic growth.

About Sam

Sam is Director of Energy and Head of RE100 at the Climate Group, RE100 brings together the world’s most influential companies committed to 100% renewable power, working together to open access to renewable electricity in key markets globally. 

Over his 23-year career, Sam has lead sustainability projects across different business sectors including shipping, aviation, and construction. 

Prior to leading RE100, Sam spearheaded Forum for the Future’s Sustainable Shipping Initiative. He is currently non-executive director of the Ethical Consumer Research Association and holds an MSc in Pollution and Environmental Control from the University of Manchester and a BSc in Natural Environmental Science from Sheffield University.

Head, Renewable Energy Business Section

Malchutar (Jasmine) Kingnet

Malchutar (Jasmine) Kingnet is the Head of Renewable Energy Business Section at EGAT. She will be speaking during session 7a: “Thailand Leading as an Example for Innovation.” This session will bring experts from across Thailand to share a range of best practices on how to support low-carbon economic growth. The session will be particularly relevant to governments, utilities, and development partners working to decouple socioeconomic development from carbon emissions.

About Malchutar (Jasmine)

Malchutar Kingnet is part of the Renewable Energy and Digital Utility Business Development team of EGAT (the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand). She is responsible for renewable energy business-related activities for EGAT, regulators, and other stakeholders in Thailand. She has over 10 years of working experience in various aspects of business development including renewable energy, decarbonization, technology, and innovation in the energy sector.

Malchutar holds an LLB in Laws, a Masters’ degree in Business Administration in Thailand, and a minor degree in Marketing, Media, and Global Communications from the University of California, Irvine.

Marcelo Lando

Marcelo is the CEO of Eternum Energy. He will be speaking during session 4a: “I-REC Growth in Emerging Markets,” which will review growth trends in these new markets from both the supply and demand perspectives, introduce key stakeholders, and describe some market mechanisms that are creating success stories in emerging markets. 

About Marcelo

Marcelo is the CEO of Eternum Energy, a company focused on helping businesses in Latin America capture the economic value of embracing the low-carbon economy. Eternum Energy advises and partners with international renewable energy developers in their plans for Latin America and helps multinational companies on the best path to decarbonize their operations in Latin America. Prior to Eternum Energy, Marcelo co-founded Ledesma Renovables, a joint venture in renewable energy between Eternum Energy and publicly-listed Argentine group Ledesma.

Marcelo began his career in energy working for AES in the development of gas-powered plants in the US. In 2011 he joined a venture between AES and private equity group Riverstone. The company, later rebranded as Silver Ridge Power, was one of the first solar power generators and in four years became one of the leading global solar power producers. During his time with Silver Ridge Power, he was based in Washington DC, in London and in Madrid. His combined expertise in business development, finance and operation across multiple countries and continents allowed him to develop a comprehensive understanding of what are the combination of regulatory and market environments that might result attractive for the growth of renewable energy and low carbon economy opportunities.

Marcelo has an undergraduate in Business from Universidad Católica Argentina, an MSc in Public Policy from the University of Bath, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he was awarded the alumni merit-based scholarship.

Managing Director, ECOHZ

Tom Lindberg

Tom Lindberg is the Managing Director of ECOHZ. He will be speaking during keynote 8: “The vision for EAC Markets.” This closing panel will bring high-level executives and government representatives together to discuss what is coming next, how clean energy markets are affecting foreign direct investment planning, and how countries across the region are reimaging a high-yield, low-carbon development future together.

About Tom

Tom has led ECOHZ for 14 years and has developed the company into a leading provider of global sustainability solutions, providing clear pathways to Net Zero for clients. At the heart of this lies ECOHZ’s broad offering of renewable electricity, green gas, hydrogen, and carbon solutions, coupled with a unique blend of expertise and cutting-edge digital solutions.

As Managing Director of ECOHZ, board member of RECS International and The International REC Standard, member of the Advisory Board of EKOenergy and the Chairman of the Board of ECOHZ Renewable Energy Foundation Tom has played an active part in developing the industry over the last decade.

Deputy Director, Market & Policy Innovation

Doug Miller

Doug Miller is Deputy Director of Maket and Policy Innovation at Clean Energy Buyers Association. He will be speaking during session 7b: “EAC Registries and Marketplaces—More than Just an IT Solution.” This session will cover key topics for emerging solution providers to consider when developing new tools and will explain different ways for them to get involved in the EAC space. 

About Doug

Doug Miller is a systems entrepreneur with over a decade of clean energy industry experience. Currently, Doug leads CEBI’s Next Generation Carbon-Free Electricity Procurement Initiative to activate new procurement options for customers to advance the systemic decarbonization of electric grids. Previously, Doug gained experience in decentralized clean energy technology development and innovative clean energy business models in his roles at global nonprofits Energy Web and RMI. He also co-founded Zero Labs, a clean energy tech startup. Doug holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a BA in Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE), and Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania with top academic honors and awards.

Strategist - Renewable Energy & Carbon Markets (Asia Pacific)

Nadiya Nair

Nadiya Nair is a Strategist on Renewable Energy and Carbon for ACT Commodities. She will be speaking during session 6a: “Volumes and Prices, Values of Renewables around the World.” This session will answer the single most frequently asked question in EAC markets: how much are they worth? End-users, power generators, and brokers alike will walk away with insights on benchmark prices to help guide sales and procurement in 2022.

About Nadiya

Nadiya Nair will be speaking in Session (6a). Nadiya has always been an advocate for sustainable development. After working for 4 years in the financial sector, she decided to pursue her Masters in Energy specializing in energy storage systems. Upon graduating, she has worked across Europe in various domains from renewable energy to carbon markets. She currently spearheads the development of renewable energy and carbon markets for ACT Commodities in the Asia Pacific Region.

Associate Program Officer

Ranya Oualid

Ranya Oualid is an Associate Program Officer for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). She will be speaking during Session 4a: “I-REC Growth in Emerging Markets.” This session will review growth trends in these new markets from both the supply and demand perspectives, introduce key stakeholders, and describe some market mechanisms that are creating success stories in emerging markets. 

About Ranya

Ranya Oualid is an Associate Program Officer at the International Renewable Energy Agency, working in the Coalition for Action within the Knowledge, Policy, and Finance Centre. Ranya joined the Agency in June 2021 and brings more than 8 years of international experience in the field of renewable energy and finance.

Prior to joining IRENA, Ranya worked in the International Cooperation and Development Division at the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN), as well as in finance at Bloomberg and BCA Research.

Ranya holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in MSc Political Economy of Late Development and BSc Economic History.

Director

Sembcorp Recs Pte. Ltd.

Zulkhairi Pasuni

Zulkhairi Pasuni is the Director at Sembcorp Recs Pte. Ltd. He will be speaking during pre-conference 3: “Development of Platforms adherent to the I-REC Standard.” The intention of this pre-conference is to bring together the most active and prominent teams working on the I-REC adherent Platforms and have a joint discussion on the goals of the platforms, changes they are bringing to the markets, and challenges they are facing.

About Zulkhairi

Bio to come.

Chief Commercial Officer

Mitesh Patel

Mitesh Patel is the Chief Commerical Officer at Sun Cable. He will be speaking during session 2a: “Asean EAC Market Integration.” This session will discuss progress toward market integration, implications for buyers and sellers, next steps, and how to engage in the process of broader ASEAN market transformation. The session will also address the popular question from governments on how EAC exports affect nationally determined contributions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and how to manage their EAC markets accordingly.

About Mitesh

Mitesh brings vast experience in the energy industry with particular expertise in the power business. His career experience ranges from structuring and executing complex deals and project development strategies to serving on the technical teams during the construction and O&M phases of power projects. He is proficient in negotiating project agreements and has been an adviser to lenders, developers, and investors for project finance and investment in green & brownfield power projects. His technology experience includes thermal and renewable power. 

He is currently the Chief Commercial Officer for Sun Cable, which is developing the world’s largest solar infrastructure to position Australia, Singapore, and other Asian markets as world leaders in the intercontinental transmission of renewable electricity.

Regional Director, Southeast Asia

Roble Poe Velasco-Rosenheim

Roble Poe Velasco-Rosenheim is the Regional Director of Southeast Asia for the I-REC Standard Foundation. He will be speaking in several sessions: session 2a,  “Asean EAC Market Integration” which will discuss progress toward market integration, implications for buyers and sellers, next steps, and how to engage in the process of broader ASEAN market transformation, session 3b, “Use of Renewables across the Supply Chain,” that will will share best practices on how to link supplier Scope 2 emissions to brand-level Scope 3 accounting, and session 6a, “Volumes and Prices, Values of Renewables around the World” that will answer the single most frequently asked question in EAC markets: how much are they worth? .

About Roble

Roble is the Regional Director of Southeast Asia for the I-REC Standard Foundation and has a decade of experience supporting clean energy development in Asia and the Pacific. He is also the founder of SuSca Group. In these roles, Roble supports governments, utilities, IPPS, and Fortune 500 companies to transact clean energy in line with the I-REC Standard.

Roble’s work focuses on market building in the EAC space, and recently, he has supported governments and utilities across Southeast Asia in engaging with the I-REC Standard Foundation. This has enabled the development of EAC markets across the region and has supported dozens of brands, and their supply chains, in meeting their renewable energy targets in line with the RE100 Science Based Targets initiative, as well as other major reporting frameworks.

Previously, Roble helped process large-scale infrastructure projects for the Asia Development Bank and other development partners in the region. He is passionate about bridging public and private sector interests to support high-yield, low-carbon economic growth.

Manager of Asia-based International Consultancy

Peter du Pont

Peter du Pont is the Manager of the Asia-based international consultancy, Asia Clean Energy Partners. He will be speaking during session 7a: “Thailand Leading as an Example of Innovation.” This session will bring experts from across Thailand to share a range of best practices on how to support low-carbon economic growth. The session will be particularly relevant to governments, utilities, and development partners working to decouple socioeconomic development from carbon emissions.

About Peter

Peter du Pont manages an Asia-based international consultancy, Asia Clean Energy Partners, which provides services and solutions for clients in the development and business sectors. He is based in Bangkok and has more than 30 years’ experience developing sustainable energy and climate programs in the U.S. and Asia.  He has carried out assignments related to the design, implementation, and evaluation of clean energy policy and plans, energy and climate finance, and climate change programs.

Peter contributes to the clean energy ecosystem in the region through a variety of assignments, including as Southeast Asia Regional Coordinator of the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN); his founding and continuing role helping to leading the Asia Clean Energy Forum; and through a variety of strategic advisory and capacity-building assignments for public- and private-sector clients.

Innovation and New Ventures Senior Executive Vice President

Buranin Rattanasombat

Buranin Rattanasombat is the Innovation and New Ventures Senior Vice President at PTT. He will be speaking during the opening session 1: “Standardizing Global Attribute Markets.” EACs are becoming the common denominating instrument for new energy markets beyond electricity—such as for clean hydrogen—this session will describe how EACs fit into new markets, how additional tracking layers are being implemented in different countries and the role of different stakeholders in these new attribute markets.

About Buranin

Dr. Buranin Rattanasombat is the Senior Executive Vice President at Innovation and New Ventures, as well as the Chairman of the BOD, Innobic (Asia) Company Limited, Director of the Thai Oil Public Company Limited, and Director of PTT Oil and Retail Business Company Limited. He has previously held positions at two non-profit organizations: President of Marketing Association of Thailand and Director of The Federation of Thai Industries, as well as been the Advisor of the Board for Synchrotron Light Research Institute, a public organization.

Managing Director

Erik Ruge

Erik Ruge is the Managing Director for BMW Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. He will be speaking during session 3b: “Use of Renewables across the Supply Chain.” This session will share best practices on how to link supplier Scope 2 emissions to brand-level Scope 3 accounting. It will also explain how emerging solutions are being integrated into the I-REC Standard and other major reporting frameworks. Key topics of this session include new labeling protocols, auditing strategies, and use-cases for linking Scope 2 and 3 between brands and suppliers.

About Erik

Bio to come.

Managing Partner

Jens Schumacher

Jens Schumacher is the Managing Parter at STX Commodities. He will be speaking during session 6a: “Volume and Prices, Value of Renewables around the World.” This session will answer the single most frequently asked question in EAC markets: how much are they worth? End-users, power generators, and brokers alike will walk away with insights on benchmark prices to help guide sales and procurement in 2022.

About Jens

Jens Schumacher started his career at STX in 2011 and has been appointed to become a Managing Partner of the organization in 2017.

Since joining STX, he has gained extensive knowledge of the global green electricity markets and pioneered in the European renewable gas markets. He continues to contribute to the markets’ development by being a board member of the European renewable gas association ERGAR.

Since 2019 he oversees the corporate trading business at STX as Global Head of STX Climate Solutions. Before his employment at STX he held positions in the automotive industry, with focus on electric mobility and alternative drive-trains.

He graduated from the University of Applied Sciences of Aachen (Germany) in mechanical engineering and joined a master program at the Curtin University of Technology in Perth (Australia).

CEO

SEDA / AsiaCarbonXChange Plt.

Nirinder Singh Johl

Ir. Nirinder Singh Johl is the CEO of Asia Carbon XChange Plt. He will be speaking during session 2a: “Asean EAC Market Integration.” This session will discuss progress toward market integration, implications for buyers and sellers, next steps, and how to engage in the process of broader ASEAN market transformation. The session will also address the popular question from governments on how EAC exports affect nationally determined contributions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and how to manage their EAC markets accordingly.

About Nirinder

Ir. Nirinder Singh Johl, is a professional electrical engineer, who has served Malaysia’s national utility company, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) in multitude portfolios with distinction and charm for more than 36 years since 1986. Nirinder is presently the CEO of AsiaCarbonXChange Plt , an organization involved in the consultancy and management of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).

Upon graduation from University Technology Malaysia (UTM), he embarked on a pathbreaking career as an Electrical Distribution Engineer covering  the frontline for 15 years in Peninsular Malaysia before migrating  to  TNB’s Distribution Headquarters to be in charge of its Customer Service Division for a decade. Nirinder also holds a Master’s in Business Management (MBA) degree from the  University of Bath , that allowed him to fast-track and strategically master indepth expertise in other equally significant areas of the utility business, namely in Transmission, Generation, Strategic Corporate Communications, and International Business during the subsequent years.

Nirinder served as the Managing Director of TNBX Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of TNB formed in 2019 to venture into the non- regulated business aka beyond the meter business over the last 3 years and just retired in early June 2022. Although Nirinder retired from TNBX this June, 2022, he would still be actively involved in the utility business with his new found passion in Renewable Energy and will continue exploring and developing exciting new frontiers in the ASEAN market.

Deputy Governor, Strategy of EGAT

Jiraporn Sirikum

Jiraporn Sirikum is the Deputy Governor, Strategy of EGAT. Dr. Sirikum will be speaking during the opening session 1: Standardizing Global Attribute Markets. EACs are becoming the common denominating instrument for new energy markets beyond electricity—such as for clean hydrogen—this session will describe how EACs fit into new markets, how additional tracking layers are being implemented in different countries and the role of different stakeholders in these new attribute markets.

About Jiraporn

Dr. Jiraporn Sirikum serves as Deputy Governor-Strategy at EGAT. EGAT is a state enterprise under the Ministry of Energy, responsible for electric power generation and transmission as well as bulk electric energy sales in Thailand. At EGAT, DR.Jiraporn is leading on Corporate strategy, research, innovation, and business development with the primary ambition to drive energy transition in renewables more sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy system that draw from smart-sited and sustainably-sourced resources. Specific project that she is currently engaged on include a time-based EAC to support 24/7 Carbon Free Energy ambition and focus on matching each hour of electricity consumption with carbon-free electricity generation by REC scheme. She initiated many landmarks of the new technology projects, Carbon capture, utilisation and storage, or CCUS, Hydrogen, Battery storage and E-mobility to continue support energy sector and country in achieving their carbon neutrality goal to drive systemic change.

Dr. Jiraporn Sirikum holds Doctor of Engineering in Industrial engineering and management and Master of Engineering in Energy planning and policy from the Asian Institute of Technology and Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial engineering from Khon Kaen University.

S&P Global Speaker TBD

The S&P Global speaker will speak during session 3a: Global EAC Standardization and the Impacts of Carbon Border Taxes. This session will discuss interlinkages between EAC markets and cross-border carbon taxes—highlighting the need for standardization of EACs to support the rollout of new accountability frameworks.

About the S&P Global Speaker

Bio to Come.

Secretary-General of the Association of Issuing Bodies

Liesbeth Switten

Liesbeth Switten is the Secretary-General of the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB). She will be speaking during keynote 8: “The vision for EAC Markets.” This closing panel will bring high-level executives and government representatives together to discuss what is coming next, how clean energy markets are affecting foreign direct investment planning, and how countries across the region are reimaging a high-yield, low-carbon development future together.

About Liesbeth

Liesbeth Switten started her career in leading law firms and has been involved in renewable energy certification for over 15 years, both at the Flemish energy regulator and in several roles in the AIB. In 2020 she took over from Phil Moody as secretary-general. Before that, she was AIB’s legal and strategic advisor, she chaired the reorganization of the AIB as well as the professional reviewers’ group, thereby securing the quality assurance of the European Energy Certificate System.

The Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB) provides the EECStm standard for guarantees of origin (GO) for different energy carriers within Europe, which has been implemented in 28 countries so far, with several more joining in the near future. AIB also operates a European hub for transferring GOs, thereby linking its members, and is this year opening for transfers of gas GOs.

Senior Manager, Renewable Energy Transition

Shailesh Telang

Shailesh Telang is the Senior Manager, Renewable Energy Transition at act renewable. He will be speaking during session 3a: “Global EAC Standardization and the Impacts of Carbon Border Taxes.” This session will discuss interlinkages between EAC markets and cross-border carbon taxes—highlighting the need for standardization of EACs to support the rollout of new accountability frameworks.

About Shailesh

Shailesh Telang is Senior Manager, Renewable Energy Transition at act renewable GmbH– an independent advisory firm on a mission to help companies achieve their full renewable energy potential. Shailesh leads the delivery and development of renewable energy technical services for corporates in Asia, in collaboration with the global team. Shailesh has over 10 years of rich work experience across consulting and not-for-profit sectors. Recently, Shailesh worked as Technical Manager (Renewable Energy) at CDP, primarily on the RE100 initiative. With a deep understanding of renewable energy markets in Asia and corporate carbon accounting through work at CDP and the RE100, Shailesh has been integral in devising best-practice renewable electricity sourcing criteria and methodologies.

Shailesh holds a master’s in Environment Management from the Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun, India, and a Bachelor of Science in Life Science from the Institute of Science, Nagpur, India.

Head of Clean Energy Development

Maud Texier

Maud Texier is the Head of Clean Energy Development at Google. Maud will be speaking during keynote 5: “End-user Round Table.” This session will bring together high-level panelists from the world’s leading brands to discuss progress to date, and remaining barriers that still impact meaningful clean energy procurement. Government and utility stakeholders are invited to join the conversation with an engaging question and answer session aimed at encouraging public-private dialogue and collaboration in support of low-carbon, high-yield economic growth.

About Maud

Maud Texier leads a team responsible for developing and scaling 24/7 carbon-free energy for Google’s data centers worldwide with various initiatives including new technologies, clean energy supply and policy efforts. Prior to joining Google, Maud was Head of Industrial Energy Products at Tesla, leading the product management group for large-scale batteries for various applications across US, Europe, and APAC markets. Previously, Maud worked for Electricite De France as part of the Innovation office in charge of new technologies for the group. Maud holds an MS of engineering in Energy and Power systems from Ecole Centrale Paris.

Product Owner, TraceX

Fiona Tiller

Fiona Tiller is the Product Owner of TraceX. She will be speaking during the pre-conference 3: “Development of Platform adherent to the I-REC Standard.” The intention of this pre-conference is to bring together the most active and prominent teams working on the I-REC adherent Platforms and have a joint discussion moderated by Jared Braslawsky on the goals of the platforms, changes they are bringing to the markets, and challenges they are facing.

About Fiona

Fiona has spent the past twenty years working as a Product Owner across financial products, and domestic and international payment platforms. As a Product Owner at Powerledger, Fiona is launching TraceX, an Environmental Attribute Certificate trading platform in the US and multiple global markets. Fiona can adapt rapidly to the changing needs of both the customer and their business. With a focus on product and process optimization, and the delivery of sustainable outcomes for customers.

Senior Consultant

Jos Tuinenburg

Jos Tuinenburg is the Senior Consultant at the I-REC Standard. He will be speaking during the pre-conference 3: “Development of Platform adherent to the I-REC Standard.” The intention of this pre-conference is to bring together the most active and prominent teams working on the I-REC adherent Platforms and have a joint discussion moderated by Jared Braslawsky on the goals of the platforms, changes they are bringing to the markets, and challenges they are facing.

About Jos

Jos is an expert on the functionality, use, and implementation of attribute tracking schemes such as the Guarantees of Origin (GO), the United States REC, and the International REC Standard (I-REC). Through his work in the Secretariat of the I-REC Standard Foundation, he is frequently involved with governments, market players, and other stakeholders to build robust tracking schemes that help businesses with the procurement of renewable energy that is in line with best practices around the world (CDP, RE100) in terms of scope 2 reporting.

Secretary-General of RECS Energy Certificate Association

Adam White

Adam White is the Secretary-General of RECS Energy Certificate Association (previously, RECS International). He will be speaking during keynote 8: “The vision for EAC Markets.” This closing panel will bring high-level executives and government representatives together to discuss what is coming next, how clean energy markets are affecting foreign direct investment planning, and how countries across the region are reimaging a high-yield, low-carbon development future together.

About Adam

Adam White is the Secretary-General of RECS Energy Certificate Association, a non-profit foundation representing the user of energy attribute certificates including renewable energy producers, traders, and consumers. As RECS’ Secretary-General, Adam works to:

  • Give organizations and individuals the knowledge, motivation, and confidence to buy 100% renewable energy;
  • Advocate for the development and implementation of legislation that supports and encourages renewable energy procurement, and;
  • Guide RECS’s strategic development and manage the planning and delivery of its programs and activities

Before joining RECS Adam worked for the WWF European Policy Office as Senior Research Coordinator on Climate and Energy, and before coming to Brussels Adam worked as a researcher for elected members of the UK Parliament and the London Assembly.

Head of Environmental Protection

Jury Witschnig

Jury Witschnig is the Head of Environmental Protection at BMW. He will be speaking during the keynote 5: “End-User Round Table.” This session will bring together high-level panelists from the world’s leading brands to discuss progress to date, and remaining barriers that still impact meaningful clean energy procurement. Government and utility stakeholders are invited to join the conversation with an engaging question and answer session aimed at encouraging public-private dialogue and collaboration in support of low-carbon, high-yield economic growth.

About Jury

Bio to come.

Renewable Portfolio Manager

Felix Wuentscher

Felix Wuentscher is the Renewable Portfolio Manager for South Pole. He will be speaking during session 6a: “Volumes and Prices, Values of Renewables around the World.” This session will answer the single most frequently asked question in EAC markets: how much are they worth? End-users, power generators, and brokers alike will walk away with insights on benchmark prices to help guide sales and procurement in 2022.

About Felix

Felix Wuentscher finished his studies in Supply Chain Management with a thesis on “Willingness to pay for supply chain optimization.” Felix has a passion for optimization and has worked in various parts of the industry for the past 15 years. In his roles working for MNCs in Europe and overseas, he shaped sustainable transport and renewable energy solutions in multiple projects and international environments. With his expertise in consumer goods, automotive, and sustainability, he now leads the Renewable Portfolio team at South Pole, finding the right solutions for each client to support their journey towards the exclusive use of renewable energy. The team thrives on delivering the maximum value and compliance to every client, regardless of size and location. 

Apart from his dedication to effectively using and allocating resources solutions, he is an avid football and basketball supporter. As a father of two, he doesn’t have too much time for sports but likes to spend every free minute with his family, enjoying traveling and outdoor activities.  

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