About us

Who We Are

13

Years

23

Projects

1.3GW

Developed

7.4GW

Pipeline

With more than ten years of experience and 1300 MW developed, across Europe and Asia-Pacific, Eco Energy World is one of the pioneers of the solar power industry. We develop modern solar power stations around the world; generating clean and renewable energy. Our diverse team, combines technical skills with a rigorous commercial mind-set, borne of more than a decade in the business. This unique blend of skills and experience enables us to drive and deliver every stage of solar power plant development to lowest CAPEX enabling our projects to compete with any power generation.

Our unique business model is entirely focused on the non-subsidised solar and renewable energy market which globally offers a potential 2,000 GW market up to 2040, providing a circa USD$10 trillion opportunity.

Since our establishment, EEW has built a strong track record in the industry, developing excellent relationships with key players in the renewable and energy sectors. EEW interacts with financial investors, infrastructure funds and private equity firms as well as with large utility players and oil & gas companies.

EEW’s business model is to sell projects when they are Ready to Build (‘RTB’), which has been the historic foundation of our operation.

Svante Kumlin

Chief Executive Officer

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SVANTE

James Hunter

Chief Financial Officer

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JAMES

Panagiotis Sarris

Chief Operating Officer

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PANAGIOSTIS

Reza Ghanei

Development Director

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REZA

John Palmer

Managing Director, APAC

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JOHN

Kaveh Ertefai

Managing Director, USA

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KAVEH

Alistair Burn

Legal Counsel & Global Head of Legal

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ALISTAIR

Henry Hall

VP Finance & Investor Relations

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HENRY

Thomas Huge-Christensen

Finance Director

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Ankita Makani

Global Head of HR

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ANKITA

Christer Elmehagen

CHAIRMAN

Svante Kumlin

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Henry Hall

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Giles Clark

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Peter Nathanial

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Christopher Heriau

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Svante Kumlin
Chief Executive Officer
Svante Kumlin is the founder and CEO of renewable energy developer Eco Energy World.

The serial entrepreneur launched his first company at the age of 20, and over the past 38 years he has worked in several industries, growing multiple businesses from start-up to mature enterprises. Svante has experience in M&A, private equity, and venture capital investments, building on this experience, he has successfully built Eco Energy World (EEW) into a leading global developer of utility-scale solar energy projects.

Passionate about the clean energy industry, Svante is at the forefront of new commercial and technical solutions for the race to net-zero emissions, and for the past 13 years has focused on the development of solar power and renewable energy projects.

His deep expertise in renewable energy and finance has positioned Svante as one of the leading voices in the industry on solar and green hydrogen technology. Svante is a frequent speaker and attendee at renewable energy events and conferences around the world. In addition to industry events, Svante is often invited to green energy conferences on behalf of UK and Australian governments, parliamentary representatives and government officials.
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James Hunter
Chief Financial Officer

James has an extensive track-record serving as an executive in various start-up, early stage and fast-growing companies. His wide-ranging corporate finance experience includes M&A, the successful completion of substantial equity and debt fund-raisings and he has particular expertise in operational finance build-out.

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Panagiotis Sarris
Chief Operating Officer
Over 30 years of experience of project management of which 17 within solar PV. ABO Wind, Conergy, Juwi. Electrical Engineer, M.Sc, UCL
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Reza Ghanei
HEAD OF NEW MARKETS
Reza has more than 12 years' experience in the renewables sector in the UK and internationally. He established Maxsun Ltd, a JV partnership with a European IPP to develop, finance and construct utility-scale Solar PV in the EMEA region. He has also served as a key account manager to Ameresco Inc., structuring energy efficiency programs in the C&I sector to reduce energy bills and cut carbon emissions. He studied engineering at Cambridge University.
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John Palmer
HEAD OF AUSTRALIA
John is a marketing professional and entrepreneur with over 30 years’ experience. His background includes re-building established brands and creating many new companies including Founding a multinational company of 1,000+ people across 10 countries within 2 years & exiting with a successful IPO. He has identified opportunities across many sectors, raising funds, managing amazing talent and of course executing well developed strategic plans.
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Kaveh Ertefei
MANAGING DIRECTOR, HEAD OF USA
Kaveh has over 20 years of experience in renewable energy, private equity and investment banking. Prior to joining EEW, he served as CEO of a private equity partnership focused on renewable energy and also founded and served as CEO of solar start-up - responsible for 1,600 staff in Europe, the US and Asia across manufacturing, technology, and project development businesses. He has been involved in over 1.5 GW utility-scale solar transactions globally. Kaveh started his career at UBS Investment Bank based in New York, London and Dubai advising and leading transactions for a broad range of institutions in over 20 countries. He holds a TRIUM Global Executive MBA (LSE, HEC Paris, NYU – Stern) and a B.S. in Finance & Economics (NYU – Stern)
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Alistair Burn
Legal Counsel & Global Head of Legal
Solicitor with +10 years of experience from with renewables; Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Centrica. Graduate Dipl. Law and MA. Modern History.
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Henry Hall
VP Finance & Investor Relations

Henry is a senior executive with a profound interest in clean energy and 25 years of finance, business development & leadership expertise.

His Entrepreneurial thought leadership capitalises on global senior leadership experience with Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan and Law firm – Skadden, as well as in renewable energy as CFO for Pawame Solar.

He received his JD from Harvard Law School and is a member of the New York Bar. Henry is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Management Accountant.

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Thomas Huge-Christensen
Finance Director
Thomas is a finance professional from the shipping & energy infrastructure sector, with leadership experience in corporate finance & strategy at private and listed companies such as GasLog Ltd and A.P. Moller-Maersk. He has also led two successful IPOs on NYSE (GasLog and GasLog Partners) and debt securitizations in growing organizations. He holds a MA in Economics from the University of Copenhagen with executive education at Harvard Business School.
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Ankita Makani
GLOBAL HEAD OF HR
Ankita is a HR Professional with over 11 years of valuable experience within renewable energy and various other industries. A well rounded professional with generalist experience within HR managing & working with teams across UK, Europe, Middle East, US & APAC. Ankita holds a BSc Hons in Psychology and a Chartered Institute of Personnel Development Qualification.
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Christer Elmehagen
CHAIRMAN
Served as the CEO of Swedish pension company AMF Pension from 2008, as well as President from 1998 to 2008
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Giles Clark
BOARD MEMBER
Giles is an experienced solar executive and entrepreneur with a strong track record building businesses that create value for investors, working across multiple markets and at different stages of the solar value chain. He has delivered over $2bn of successful solar transactions, representing more than 2 GWp of projects.
From 2013 to 2017, Giles was the founder and CEO of Primrose Solar. He was also a founding shareholder and Chairman of Solstice Renewables which developed and sold solar farms in the UK. From 2006 to 2010 he was a founder and CFO of the SunRay Renewable Energy Group which developed large utility scale solar projects across southern Europe where he helped build a pipeline of 1.4GW of projects by the time of it’s acquisition.
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Peter Nathanial
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Peter provides strategic, risk management and restructuring advice to major Financial Institutions, Central Banks, Governments and other International Multi-lateral Organisations from around the world. From 2007 to 2009, he was the Group Chief Risk Officer and Member of the Executive Committee for The Royal Bank of Scotland Group. Prior to The Royal Bank of Scotland, Mr. Nathanial spent over sixteen years at Citigroup, holding a variety of senior business management roles in New York, Zurich, London, Moscow, and Warsaw.
Mr. Nathanial holds a BA from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.
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Christopher Heriau
BOARD MEMBER
Entrepreneur active within renewable energy since 2008 - CEO of Sunliberty and advises international renewable energy companies and energy start-ups in their development