The Team

EQTEC Team

The Team

Executive Leadership

David Palumbo

Chief Executive Officer
David is an experienced entrepreneur with 20 years’ experience in private equity, business development and asset management. Since 2006, David has founded and co-founded a number of companies in various industries such as renewable energy, wealth management, property and real estate. David is the Founding and Managing Partner of Origen Capital LLP

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Yoel Alemán

Chief Technology Officer
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.


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Gerry Madden

Finance Director
Gerry joined the Group in May 2007 as Finance Director, and was Chief Executive from 2011 to 2017. With over 30 year of experience in Corporate Finance and Business Strategy he has also built up extensive experience in renewable energy project development and the Green Economy.


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Wim Bramer

Commercial Director
Wim has over 25 years’ experience in senior leadership positions, working in Corporate, SME and start-up environments. He started in finance & control and gradually moved into general management, strategy and business development.


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Technology

César Berrueco​


César is a chemical engineer with over 20 years of experience in the field of thermochemical processes and catalytic synthesis of biofuels.



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Esther Lorente

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.



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Marcos Nebot

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).

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Ariel Entenza​

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.



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Marcos García

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.



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Óscar Velasco

Óscar joined EQTEC Iberia in May 2011 as Operation & Maintenance Manager, after his 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.
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Denisa Rodríguez

Denisa joined EQTEC Iberia in January 2012 as Project Manager, after her 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.

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Finance and Administration

Jimmy McGlinchey

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.

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Executive Leadership

David Palumbo - CEO

David Palumbo

Chief Executive Officer

David is an experienced entrepreneur with 20 years’ experience in private equity, business development and asset management. Since 2006, David has founded and co-founded a number of companies in various industries such as renewable energy, wealth management, property and real estate. David is 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 has extensive experience in attracting funding for companies from seed stage, all the way to IPO in exchanges in London, Frankfurt, Madrid and Paris. He has a BSc in Electrical Engineering. 

Yoel Alemán

Chief Technology Officer

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.

Gerry Madden

Gerry Madden

Finance Director

Gerry joined the Group in May 2007 as Finance Director, and was Chief Executive from 2011 to 2017. With over 30 year of experience in Corporate Finance and Business Strategy he has also built up extensive experience in renewable energy project development and the Green Economy. He originally worked with international accountants KPMG and also founded and led an Advisory Practice partnering with Irish and International businesses. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a graduate of University College Cork and a Member of the Institute of Directors.

Wim Bramer

Commercial Director

Wim has over 25 years’ experience in senior leadership positions, working in Corporate, SME and start-up environments. He started in finance & control and gradually moved into general management, strategy and business development. Before joining EQTEC, he lived and worked in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Africa. During his career he was engaged in M&A and in charge of post-acquisition integration, which often involved restructuring and business transformation. He has a MSc in Business Economics and a MA in Law.

Technology

César Berrueco

César Berrueco

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 in February 2018, joining EQTEC Iberia as Chief Process Engineer.

Esther Lorente

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. She joined EQTEC Iberia in June 2019 as Senior Process Engineer.

Marcos Nebot

Marcos Nebot

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 joined EQTEC Iberia in 2007 as I&C Engineer. He holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, as well as a Diploma on Executive MBA from EADA Business School.

Ariel Entenza

Ariel Entenza

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 joined EQTEC Iberia in July 2018 as Electrical Engineer. He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

Marcos Garcia

Marcos García

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 joined EQTEC Iberia in January 2019, taking responsibility as Automation Controls Engineer. He holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering.

Óscar Velasco

Óscar Velasco

Óscar joined EQTEC Iberia in May 2011 as Operation & Maintenance Manager, after his 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.

Denisa

Denisa Rodríguez

Denisa joined EQTEC Iberia in January 2012 as Project Manager, after her 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.

Finance and Administration

Jimmy McGlinchey

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. He was also seconded to work as an accountant with both Coyle Hamilton Willis and Yahoo! Ireland. 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.