Meet our experienced team

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

Executive Directors

David Palumbo headshot. The EQTEC team. Find out more about the gasification industry on EQTEC's news page.

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 three 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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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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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 Entenza headshot. The EQTEC team.

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.

Marcos Garcia headshot. The EQTEC team.

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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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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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. Find Lisa on LinkedIn

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