Dr. Thomas Hillig is founder and Managing Director of THEnergy. THEnergy assists companies in dealing with energy-related challenges. Renewable energy companies are offered strategy, marketing and sales consulting services. For industrial companies, THEnergy develops energy concepts and shows how they can become more sustainable. It combines experience from conventional and renewable energy with industry knowledge in consulting.
In addition to business consulting, THEnergy advises investors regarding renewable energy investments in changing markets. It is also active in marketing intelligence and as an information provider in select fields, such as renewables and mining, through the platform th-energy.net/mining or renewables on islands through the new platform th-energy.net/islands.
Mark Wopicho serves as a Director of PowerGen Renewable Energy. PowerGen is a leading private utility in Africa, with over 50 micro-grids and hundreds of single off-taker systems deployed.
Mark Wopicho previously worked for a Kenyan wind energy company providing off-grid energy solutions to mobile telecom companies. He was also involved in developing the Kenyan wind map and has worked in different roles in the energy sector.
Mark Wopicho is a graduate of Kenyatta University with a degree in Renewable Energy
Co-Founder & Senior Director
Eng. Lamya Adbel Hady heads the Private Projects Sector at the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) of the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, and leads the Solar FiT Program for the Ministry.
Her distinguished career spans 15 years with the Egyptian Electricity Authority (now EEHC) and she has worked in private renewable energy programs since 2007.
Eng. Lamya is responsible for the BOO 250MW wind project in Gulf of Suez, BOO 10x20MW PV solar projects in Kom Ombo-‐ Aswan and the Egypt FiT program with the target of achieving 2000MW wind projects and 2300MW PV projects.
Eng. Lamya graduated from Ain Shams University Faculty of Engineering Power Systems Dep and completed her MBA in Strategic Management in 2013 from the Cairo licenced Victoria School of Business.
Head Private Projects Sector
Adel is a qualified Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales as well as being admitted to the New York Bar. As a director of Renewable Energy Partner, he is currently involved in the development of the first privately held and operated solar PV plants in Algeria as well as other large-scale projects in Ghana, Nigeria and Zambia.
Renewable Energy Partner equally focuses on solar rooftop and hybrid power solutions for commercial and industrial customers in North and West Africa and is also an advisory boutique firm specialised in renewable energy projects in the Middle East and Africa.
Prior to founding Renewable Energy Partner, Adel worked at leading law firms in Paris and London. He was involved in corporate, M&A, private equity, finance and energy and infrastructure transactions around the world.
Partner and International Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability
Director of Huawei Southern Africa Digital Power Business
Antonio joined Trina Solar in 2019 to set up the regional headquarters in the Middle East and Africa Region. He has an extensive career in the solar industry and has been involved in the power sector since 2000.
Prior to this, he worked in several multinationals as PWC, Innogy SE and Abengoa Solar where he spent a large amount of his career working in all the steps of the value chain of solar power. He has extensive experience in solar power, IPP projects and renewable energy value chain Europe, North America and Middle East and Africa Region, with more than 8 years in the latter.
Antonio holds an engineering degree and a MBA degree from INSEAD graduate business school.
Managing Director and Vice President, Trina Solar Middle East & Africa
Global Business Development Manager