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We work together to solve two critical decarbonisation challenges: reducing waste and generating clean types of energy and biofuels. This is our shared purpose.

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Executive Directors

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David is an experienced entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in private equity, venture capital and asset management. Since 2006, he has founded and co-founded a number of companies in various industries such as cleantech, digital technology and real estate. David is also the Founding and Managing Partner of Origen Capital LLP, a private investment firm representing family offices and private consortia in Europe, CIS and Latin America. He holds a BSc and an MSc in electrical engineering.

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Yoel is a highly experienced chemical engineer with over 20 years of experience in Biomass and Municipal Solid Waste Gasification. Since joining EQTEC Iberia in 2010, he has designed, built, commissioned and operated gasification facilities on pilot plant and commercial scale, and is a renowned trouble-shooter of failed gasification installations. He is the author of four technology patents related to power generation via advanced fluidized bed gasification technology. Holding a PhD in Chemical Engineering, he has been an Associated Professor of Research at several Universities in Europe.

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Jeffrey Vander Linden COO of EQTEC plc

Jeff has 25 years’ experience in business and operations strategy, global organisation design and large-scale IT and business change programme execution. Prior to joining EQTEC, he worked as a senior advisor and programme lead to global corporations transforming operations and building scale. He was the Global Director of Strategy and Demand for Global Business Services at AB InBev, the global beverage company, and was Head of Organisation Development for SABMiller Procurement. In both roles, he designed and implemented scale operations in complex delivery environments across geographical, regulatory and cultural boundaries, delivering improved performance, growth and innovation. Prior to these roles, Jeff spent 16 years as an IT and business change leader at Capgemini, IBM and PwC. His clients included NTT, NEC, AT&T, Motorola, BAE Systems and National Grid.

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Nauman joined EQTEC in 2021 as a senior Finance professional who has almost 20 years of international experience within corporate finance, audit and finance function transformation with a track record of scaling up growth companies and working in private equity-backed businesses. He has predominantly worked within the Energy & Utilities space with a focus on renewables and cleantech. Nauman initially worked with international accountants, PwC and has gained experience with Accenture, EY and Mott Macdonald and most recently served as Finance Director at Woodlands Energy Services. Nauman is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from University of Essex.

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Technical Centre

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César is a chemical engineer with over 20 years of experience in the field of thermochemical processes and catalytic synthesis of biofuels. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and has an outstanding scientific record, including scientific publications, participation in a good number of competitive and industrial research projects as well as several years as researcher at internationally recognized institutions, such as Imperial College London. He decided to move from research and academia to industry when he joined EQTEC in early 2018.

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Esther is a chemical engineer with an extensive experience of over 15 years in research and development as well as teaching activities at internationally renowned universities and research centers, such as Imperial College London. She holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and has participated in multidisciplinary projects, mainly focused on the development and optimization of novel processes for energy generation and waste valorization.

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Liz has more than 13 years of experience as Process Engineer in multi-disciplinary projects in the environmental sector, oil & gas, and power plants for electricity generation. She has extensive knowledge in managing the Pro II, Pipephase, Hysys, Inplant and Aspen Capital Cost Simulator industry simulators, development of typical specifications of the area of process. Liz graduated from the Central University of Venezuela with Honorific Mention in her process engineering degree thesis.

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Maria Belen is a Chemical Engineer with more than five years of experience as a Process Engineer in feasibility studies, conceptual design, FEED, detailed engineering, and EPC projects, where she has demonstrated understanding of different project dynamics, structures and scopes. She has participated in multi-disciplinary project teams carrying out process documentation and collaborating with other disciplines to ensure project compliance.

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Javier is a chemical engineer with several years of research experience in the field of thermochemical processes, manly focused on the production of synthesis gas through biomass and waste gasification. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and his curriculum includes scientific publications, participation in congresses and research projects, as well as some experience in industrial safety.
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Marcos is an experienced industrial engineer with over 15 years’ experience in Automation Systems, mainly in gasification plants. He has the skills to design electrical cabinets, program logical controllers and SCADA, as well as all the specifications related to Instrumentation & Control (I&C). He holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, as well as a Diploma on Executive MBA from EADA Business School.

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Ariel is an experienced electrical engineer with over 18 years of track record, the majority of which dealing with engineering, supply chain management and maintenance of both Liquified and Compressed Natural Gas installations, as well as gasification power plants. He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

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Marcos has an extensive track record in programming and commissioning control systems (PLCs, SCADAs and HMIs) in various industries such as water treatment plants, agri-food and pharma, among others. He is familiar with various programming languages as well as with relevant industrial communication protocols. He holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering.

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Óscar joined EQTEC following his in-depth experience in marine engineering. His responsibilities include the operation and maintenance of gasification and cogeneration power plants, as well as project commissioning and O&M contract management. He holds a Master’s degree in Marine Engineering.

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Denisa has extensive experience in project engineering of biomass power plants. She matches her responsibilities in supply chain management and cost controlling with her support to the process engineering team. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Escola Universitària Salesiana de Sarrià.

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An experienced mechanical engineer for over 20 years, Ernesto has worked on industrial project construction and implementation, ranging from the sugar industry to the manufacture of high-performance broadcast antenna transmission systems. His responsibilities include the quality assurance procedures during facilities construction, supervising from equipment fabrication to the on-site mechanical erection of our gasification and co-generation power plants.

Corporate Centre

Lisa has spent 20 years as a marketing and communications professional, working in the retail, technology, energy, sustainability, education and FMCG sectors in both B2B and B2C roles. She has a wealth of expertise gained both in-house and consultancy-side, working on start-ups through to mid-sized and Plc corporates, including at OVO Energy, Nova Pangea and Habitat Energy . Lisa is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and holds a mini-MBA in Marketing and a mini-MBA from the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

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Joshua has worked in analytics and data engineering roles across the public and private sectors for 10 years. He was Business Intelligence Manager at Babcock International Group and worked for the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. In private and public sectors, Josh has worked in asset management, Emergency Services, Engineering Support Services and Civil Defence. He has built a wide variety of data management, analytics and decision support systems. Josh is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS).

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Laura has a broad suite of business experience. She is a qualified accountant, having worked in financial audit, corporate strategy, customer experience and business planning, particularly in disruptive and innovative businesses. Laura has worked across a variety of sectors, from automotive to telecoms, predominately in B2C roles, delivering the Jaguar Land Rover mobility strategy with a subsequent spin out and scale up of InMotion Ventures and its strategic mobility solutions. She has also worked closely with the Hutchinson 3G (“Three”) Executive Team on their five year plan.

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John works as part of the team through his own consultancy, GMS Ltd. He is an experienced Project Manager with on-site, operational experience on several U.K. waste-to-energy projects in the last 10 years. His track record includes the Ince 22MW Biomass Plant, Wessex Water Biogas CHP Waste to Energy Plant and Welland 10.6MW Biomass Plant.  He has a core emphasis is on effective stakeholder management from project concept through to successful completion. John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an RICS Accredited Mediator. John is also the author of the CIOB 6th Edition of the Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development. 

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Sean has been part of the EQTEC team since January 2020 with his previous experience including M&E Engineering and extensive project development in the green energy sector. Sean is currently leading the business development progress of three RDF waste-to-energy plants that are in various stages of development: at Billingham, Teesside, at Southport, Merseyside, and Deeside in Flintshire, Wales.
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Jimmy joined the company in June 2008 and is the Group Financial Accountant. Prior to this, he was an audit manager with Grant Thornton Ireland, where he was involved in the audits of a wide variety of businesses. A fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) with over 20 years’ experience, he holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Cork and a Masters of Accounting degree from University College Dublin. He also holds a Diploma in International Financial Reporting from the ACCA.

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David is senior investment professional with over 20 years’ experience in analyst roles, private equity and investment banking. He started his career as a European analyst at JER Real Estate Partners and then moved to a subsidiary business of JP Morgan Securities and Acofi. He joined ABN AMRO’s structure finance department where he oversaw transactions in France, Italy, Germany and Benelux. Subsequently at Hoche Inovalis Partners (HIP), David managed a €250m mezzanine fund, deploying capital in renewable energy, capital regulatory and real estate transactions. Before joining EQTEC, he set up and led the international real asset investment management practice of a multibillion-pound single family office. David is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor (MRICS). He holds degrees from Cass Business School, Paris II Pantheon-Assas University and the University of Cambridge.

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After over 20 years working in corporate Project and Client Relationship Management roles, including at Virgin Media, Lisa decided focus her career on Executive Assistance, predominantly working for financial and professional services organisations. Lisa has extensive experience in project management and planning, developing and maintaining detailed administrative and procedural processes and in providing comprehensive, executive-level support. Lisa has a degree in Business Studies from the University of West England.

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Aarti has 10 years’ experience delivering growth, savings and business results for global private sector clients across various industries including Consumer, Retail, Healthcare, Energy and TMT. Prior to joining EQTEC, she was a management consultant at Deloitte and EY, delivering complex transformation programmes with a focus on simplifying end-to-end processes, setting up new capabilities and organisations, and driving cross-functional efficiencies. She specialises in global operating model design, business and operations strategy, and deploying large-scale change initiatives. She has a B.S. in supply chain management from The Penn State University.

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4 experienced executives

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4 PhDs in chemical engineering

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16 process engineering experts

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