Herman founded WER after a managerial career at IBM, as EU Principal Senior Technology Advisor, and at Ernst&Young (VP Technology and New Venture). In the recent years has oriented his professional activity towards the development of innovative projects in the energy and telecommunication areas (smart grid technologies, photovoltaic energy generation, wireless remote monitoring) across Italy, Germany and Israel. Herman held a seat in the board of Aem (now A2A), Milan’s multiutility, a listed company. In his career he also worked in ENEL, Network and Power planning. Herman holds an MBA from Bocconi University in Milan and an MSc. Engineering, Tech University, Delft (Holland).
Chief Executive Officer
Founder and Managing Director of Afelio, a full scale developer in wind/hydro/waste/solar projects worldwide. An ICT senior architect and technology consultant at STM Electronics. Founder of Sysnet Ltd, System Integrator with core on open source systems applied to finance. Ren-Energy production and electronics integration appraisal, evaluation and design as company’s tech pillar.
Executive VP of Business Development
Executive Vice President Business Development at World Energy Rangers. Worldwide developing Solar-Plus-Storage, Large-PV&Wind, Hybrid Local Microgrid investment opportunities, due diligence, negotiation, business planning (tech-eco-fin) cutting-edge technologies, PPA contracts. Worldwide scouting in Large-PV, HydroPumpingStorage, WaveEnergy, Wind, Microgrid-Islanding mutual investment opportunity evaluation and negotiation, business planning (tech-eco-fin) cutting-edge technologies and BOOT contracts, formerly in charge of Development and Operation. Alessandro is solution provider of energy efficiency and renewable vs. fossil energy. A naturally born designer and builder, he was EE & PV project director for BirdWood, joined in 2009, focusing on utility-scale and residential photovoltaic, energy efficiency and storage. Former energy consultant and CEO of AQA Tech Eng & Construction, he led projects and business in energy efficiency, BIM, geothermal, water-water, solar, gas, waste-to-energy, for over 13 years. Early career as auditor in PwC and A.C.Nielsen, Alessandro was the project leader of M&A and business development, working out technical evaluation and business plan for investments/assets, for over 10 years, as Corp. finance staff manager in A.C.Nielsen group. Graduated in Economics and specialized in energy economics from Bocconi University in Milan.
Chief Operations Officer
Specialized in regulation and control of industrial processes, Piero has twenty years of experience in the design and measurement systems of energetic fluids. He worked as an employee of Tecnoreg srl of Turin as an instrumentalist and Honeywell AG as project manager. Then in 1997 he embarked on the path of entrepreneurship in the Sistem Ltd until 2000 and then in the FPN Automation until 2015 carrying out the design and construction of renewable energy plants. Since 2012 is also the CTO in HF Builders of Panama for the hydraulic plant and solar systems.
Director Technology&Innovation, Africa program
Professor at Polytechnic of Namibia (Windhoek), in charge of national industry innovation for Africa. Creative innovator to ensure the sustainability of social enterprises. Entrepreneur, CEO, managing director, or chairman of the board, he led a variety of companies to success: Art and Technology, Kinnasand, Snowcrash, Artek, Bruce Mau. As chief designer, creative director, project leader, or consultant he collaborated with Artemide, BMW, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bahn, Electrolux, Fiat, Hermés, Husqvarna, Kongsberg Automotive, Ikea, Mandarina Duck, Philips, Olivetti, Raichle, Snickers, TNT, Umbra, and Vibram, Pio holds a MSc in Civil engineering and post-graduate degree in environmental engineering.
Procurement and Project Development
He started working in the renewable energy industry in 2009, after a 12-year career in the field of wood and mechanics. First in BeEnergy Ltd, a company focused on home solar power systems, then in Afelio Ltd, Salvatore has mainly been in charge of following feasibility study and projects’ authorization iter. Within Afelio he has worked on the development of several utility-scale PV and Biomass projects in Italy, Romania and Ukraine. Salvatore holds a diploma in Chemistry and a degree in modern languages (German and English) from the University of Pavia.
Business Development Manager - Middle East
Previously owner and manager of an iron mine in Iran, currently lives in Italy where he privately deals with business relations between Italian and Iranian companies (among the most important Fincantieri and Agusta Helicopters). He works with the Iranian Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade. He is co-founder and business trading manager of Rude International srl, CEO at Aban tadbir Mehr Kish and International Relationship Manager at Alborzist. He holds a degree in Import / Export business from Mashhad University.
Country Manager Kazakhstan
Gionata has operated for 20+ years in the energy sector, primarily developing services and products related to geological and geochemical analysis. After spending a few years as a field geologist in several projects worldwide, he has served as operations manager, business development and district manager for a series of companies providing geological services to the oil & gas industry and to the geothermal energy industry. He has operated in various countries and continents, at different stages in Italy, Kazakhstan, UK, but also operating in West Africa and South America, accumulating business and technical experience worldwide. He is the author and co-author of a series of technical-scientific papers on hydrocarbon geology and petrophysics, and has contributed to the development of instruments and systems for the detection of various types of gases. Gionata has a M.Sc. in structural geology from the University of Pavia.
Gayath Jayasinghe
Country Manager - Sri Lanka
Diploma holder for pneumatic and hydraulic engineering. Member of the Institute of Project Managers (IPM). Diploma in project management from NATIONAL University of Singapore - NUS. Advance degree for marketing and global business in Sydney- Australia. Specialists diploma for heavy machinery and equipment in Bangalore - India. Chairman and managing director of AUS- Lanka pvt ltd - Australia / Sri Lanka. Managing director of TBN holdings - Dubai / Sri Lanka . Partner and consultant at Double blessing - disable rehabilitation group Malaysia. Former general manager at Dax Engineering Holding. Member of Sri Lanka national master team 2014 world masters games in Australia. Member of 1997 national basket ball team to represent SAF games. Member of Sri Lanka schools basket ball team.