Smart

We bring together a pan-European team of clean energy experts.

Our Team

Tweedie Brown CBE

Tweedie Brown CBE

Chairman

Career Army Officer. Responsible for £250m budget. CBE in 2003 for services to Defence.

16 years in commercial defence, energy, property and technology sectors. Formerly CEO and Deputy Chairman of AIM-Listed plc.

Currently Chairman of Caridon Group, Guild of Letting and Management, Intent Group, Partner in Maven Executive and a Senior Advisor at MCF Corporate Finance.

Horacio Carvalho

Horacio Carvalho

Chief Executive Officer

50 years of experience in energy and infrastructure financing globally.

Founder of Carbon Capital Markets. Raised 3 carbon funds: Carbon Asset Fund (CAF) €35m & China Methane Recovery Fund €300m and REAF.

Led the first large scale wind project in Brazil (220 MW) with CER’s as well as biomass, rice husks, landfill methane recovery all generating CERs.

Wolfgang Menapace

Wolfgang Menapace

Chief Technology Officer

27 years of experience in the power generation business at Siemens AG.

Successful sales of large-scale steam & gas turbines; project manager 600MW steam turboset in Japan.

Head of fuel-cell battery development. Business development in Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria (Industrial Islands)

MSc. (Dipl.-Ing.) Mechanical Engineering Germany.

Advisory Board

Gaurav Singh

Gaurav Singh

Non-Executive Director

Gaurav advises Climate Change Ventures on all aspects related to financing, delivery and risk management.

Gaurav brings vast experience in the field of clean and renewable energy, a sector in which he has successfully financed over €3.5 billion of projects.

He continues to serve as an independent advisor to project developers across Europe and is the founder and CEO of Northwood Infrastructure Capital, an FCA-regulated advisor and investor in renewable energy projects.

Gaurav holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, from Imperial College London.

Rosamund Blomfield-Smith

Rosamund Blomfield-Smith

Member, Advisory Board

30 year career at some of the City of London’s most prestigious investment banks.

More than 15 years as a NED with Thames Water, the UK Green Investment Bank IS, the University of the West of London, British Empire Securities (a FTSE 250 quoted investment trust), Ofcom and Moat Homes (as chairman).

Currently chairman of Museum of London Archaeology and has NED roles at Ofgem and Natural England, a non-departmental public body responsible for advising on and implementing the British government’s ‘green’ agenda.

Marino Franinovic

Marino Franinovic

Member, Advisory Board

President and CEO of Enbekon Group, a reputable international developer and EPC founded by ‘Volksbank and Raiffeisenbank’ in Germany.

Advisor to the Vice President of the European Investment Bank for Smart Cities in the CEE region.

Partner and Board member for Solar Projects LLC.