The Clean Energy & Technology Marketplace features five entrepreneurs with tangible and potentially highly profitable businesses in the cleantech field. The entrepreneurs will present their businesses to our jury of experts. The jury members will question the presenters further to reveal a sound business proposition or clarify a number of steps before the project has a chance for further funding. The jurors will provide valuable advice and direction taking into account the current market environment and the shortage of funding available.
In real life, the short-listed projects include exciting innovations in the fields of energy generation, nano materials, and recycling infrastructure, and are in the process of raising tens of millions.
The event will be followed by a networking reception.
Shaun Mays (Panelist)
CEO, Climate Change Capital
With over US $1.5 billion under management, Climate Change Capital raises and deploys capital for low carbon activities around the world and also acts as advisor to companies and governments. Shaun was previously the chief executive of Deutsche Asset Management’s RREEF Infrastructure Investments, whose assets under management grew from €500m to €6.7 billion during his tenure. He was also responsible for the groundbreaking report, “Corporate Sustainability: An Investment Perspective”, prepared for the Australian government in 2003.
Kamran Khozan (Panelist)
CEO, Al Khozan
Kamran Khozan is the founder and major shareholder of a number of successful multinational corporations. Among these, in the industrial space, CVMR is a mining company that uses clean extraction technology and employs 13,000 people. In the financial industry, Intermaritime Financial Inc. has offices in several continents and is a Shariah-compliant financial institution engaged in investment banking, loan syndication, issuance of sukuk & other Islamic investments, and financing projects world-wide, mostly in infrastructure. Finally, Al Khozan Holdings is a diversified conglomerate engaged in managing property development companies and manufacturing plants in pharmaceuticals, hospital equipment, radar and sonar, trading and shipping.
Duncan Grierson (Panelist)
Founder & CEO, Sterecycle
Prior to founding Sterecycle in 2003, a successful waste management company currently on a £200m expansion drive, Duncan was at Lake Capital, a $1.3bn private equity firm based in Chicago. He was previously investment director at TCVC managing technology private equity funds of £150m in London, Silicon Valley and Paris. Before moving into private equity Duncan had trained as a corporate finance lawyer with Clifford Chance in London and Frankfurt.