Thought Leaders Speakers

The 1st World CleanTech Week eConvention gathered 150+ Thought-Leaders Speakers: 

Leaders of CleanTech & other Disruptive Industries, The Leaders of the Financial & Investor Community, “Big Corporates”, Energy Companies & Utilities as well as Royal Families' Members, Political Decision-Makers and Public Opinion Influencers. 

Chairman of #1WCWeC

Eicke R. Weber

Chairman at European Solar Manufacturing Council

Former Director, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg

CBC Co-Chair of CleanTech Disruption Pillar

The Speakers

H.R.H Prince of Malaysia

Tunku Naquiyuddin

Executive Chairman, ANTAH HealthCare Group

CBC Honorary Chair for Asia

H.E. Aziz Rebbah

Minister of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development, Kingdom of Morocco

Prof. Dr Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker


Honorary President of the Club of Rome

and former Dean of the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara

"Solar Mama" Mary O'Donnell

Founder & President at Clean Power Inc

CBC Vice-Chair for North America & Chair of Empowering Women Initiative

Paddy Padmanathan

President and CEO at ACWA Power

Leonardo Curioni

Founder & CEO of SICES Solar

CBC Chair for LATAM & Brazil

Charlie Gay"Dr Solar"

Former Director of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office

CBC Visionary Advisor

Alex Levran

President at SUMEC Americas

Honorary Chair for Americas

Shri K.S.Popli

Advisor to International Solar Alliance

& Former CMD of Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA)

Rana Adib

Executive Director of REN21

Leila Hubeaut

Partner at Dentons

Mansour Diagne

MEA Director at Univergy

CBC Co-Chair for Africa

Rashi Gupta

Managing Director at Vision Mechatronics

CBC Vice-Chair for India & Chair of Task Force: Energy Storage & Smart Energy

David Renne

Immediate Past President at International Solar Energy Society ISES

CBC Visionary Advisor

Gianni Chianetta

Director at Greening The Islands.Net

Co-Chairman of The Global Solar Council

CBC Vice-Chair for Italy & Chair of “CleanTech on Emerging Island Countries Task Force”

Adam Hall

CSO at Million Solar Stars

CBC Education Task Force

Amin Al Yaquob

CEO of GCC Association for Renewable Energy & Sustainability

Advisor, Local content at Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO), Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia

CBC Chair for Saudi Arabia

Sebastian Petretschek

Vice General Manager at TÜV Rheinland

CBC Co-Chair of Quality Task Force

​​Diane Stéphnanie T. Sanhouidi Hounsou

Executive Manager of GCINTER SA

CBC Chair for Burkina Faso

Alexis Issaharoff

CEO at Antah Renewables (Company of the Royal Family of the Negeri Sembilan State in Malaysia) 

CBC Vice-Chair for Asia (in charge of South East Asia) 

Lucas Troya

Business Development Director at SICES Solar

CBC Director International Relations LATAM

Miguel Vildosola

Founder at Viga Energy Partners

Former Member of The Mexican Congress

CBC Chair for Mexico

Stefan Heyn

CEO at Sun In Motion LLC

CBC Vice-Chair for UAE

Enrico Carniato

Group Deputy General Manager at Upsolar Group

CBC Vice-Chair for Italy

Vaishali Nigam Sinha

Chief Sustainability, CSR and Communication Officer at ReNew Power

Terry Jester

CEO SolPad

Minh Le

GM, Energy and Environmental Services at Los Angeles County ISD

Tom Werner

CEO & Chairman of the Board at SunPower

Frank Frenski

Founder, Transparenz TV

Claudia Kemfert

Professor Energy Economics and Sustainability at German Institute for Economic Research Berlin

David Wortmann

Managing Director and Founder at DWR eco

Thomas Haering

Managing Director of EMEA at GoodWe

Maher Izaaryene

Product & Sales Manager at BK International

Huon Hoogesteger

Managing Director at Smart Commercial Solar

Andrew Burgess

Sales Director at Solar Juice


CBC Premium Member

Geoff Stapleton

Managing Director of Global Sustainable Energy Solutions Pty Ltd (GSES)

Giles Parkinson

Founder & Editor, The Drive

Kanika Chawla

Director - Centre for Energy Finance, CEEW

Diogo Negrao

Sustainable Finance, ESG, Low Carbon Economy, Latin America Manager, CDP

Harry Boyd Carpenter

Director, Head of Energy EMEA, EBRD

Tony Clamp

Director, Private Sector Facility, Green Climate Fund, GCF

Debbie Brodt-Giles

Data Science and Innovation Group Manager at National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Dana R. Younger

Independent Consultant on Renewable Energy Technology & Finance, Former Chief Renewable Energy Specialist at IFC

Josselin PRIOUR

CEO at PowerUp

Starlene Sharma

Connector, CleanTech-WIN (Women's Innovation Network)

Alan Tonetti

Founder & CEO at TaoDust

Paula Mints

Founder and Chief Market Research Analyst, SPV Market Research

Anna Ebers Broughel

Renewable Energy Economist, Statistician at Tetra Tech

Doruk Ozulu

Country Manager at Trina Solar & CEO at EFOSS Corp.,


CBC Chair for Canada

Carlos Finat

Executive Director, Asociación Chilena de Energías Renovables y Almacenamiento - ACERA A.G.

Aurélie Beauvais

Policy Director at SolarPower Europe

Xavier Daval

CEO, kiloWattsol, Chair of SER-SOLER, Co-Chair of Global Solar Council

Michael Schmela

Founder and Managing Director of TaiyangNews, Executive Advisor at SolarPower Europe

Ala Qubain

CEO, Mustakbal Clean Tech

Ahmed Meziou

Senior Legal Counsel, AMEA Power

Claire Marie Yvonne C. Lee

irector, Renewable Energy Association of the Philippines (REAP) & AVP Orix Metro Leasing and Finance Corp.

Neil Doe

Founder & CEO, Qi-energy

Andreas Bett

Director at Fraunhofer ISE

Mark Mirza

Project Leader at Fraunhofer ISC

Dr. Jami Hossain

Vice President & Technical Chair - WWEA; Executive Board

Valeska Gottke

Senior Expert Communications and Markets, BVES German Energy Storage Association

Arnaud Delaille

Chief of Operations and Co founder at POWER Up

Franz Schilling

Head of Sales at Mercedes-Benz Energy

Luc Graré

Vice President Sales & Marketing at Nel Hydrogen

Adamo Screnci

Head of Global Business Development Green Hydrogen & Chemicals at Thyssenkrupp

Marc Grünewald

Vice President at MAN Energy Solutions

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis

Secretary-General, Green Hydrogen Europe

Axel Maschka


Duarte Ferreira

Global Business Development Director at EFACEC

Christian Speidel

CEO at Greenpack

Deger Saygın

Director of Shura Energy Transition Center

Angelina Galiteva

Founder and Board President at Renewables, 100% Policy Institute, Vice-Chair California Independent System Operator

Charlie Martial NGOUNOU

Founder and President of AfroLeadership

Paulette Middleton

Board of Director Secretary of ASES and Owner, Panorama Pathways Boulder

Jemma Green

Cofounder & Executive Chairman, Power Ledger, EY Fintech

Roger Nordmann

President at Swiss Solar

Amit Jain

Senior Energy Specialist at World Bank

Tolga Murat Özdemir

CEO & Owner at Kontek

H.R.H Prince of Cambodia Narithipong Norodom

Business Expert & Advisor

CBC Chair for Cambodia

H.E. Upendra Tripathy

Director General at International Solar Alliance

Tony Seba

Author, Educator, Co-Founder RethinkX

CBC Visionary Adviser

Anis Jouini

CEO at CEA-INES (Institut National de l'Energie Solaire - French Solar Energy Institute)

CBC Co-Chair of CleanTech Disruption Pillar

& Co-Chair of CleanTech Business StartUP Hub Task Force

Jigar Shah

Co-Founder & President at Generate Capital

Hans-Josef Fell

President at Energy Watch Group, Author of the draft of German Renewable Act 2000, Member of the German Parliament 1998-2013

CBC Visionary Advisor

Leila Benali

Chief Economist, Strategy, Energy Economics & Sustainability (SEES), APICORP – Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation

Rami Fedda

Co-Founder & Supply Director at Solar Juice Pty

CBC Chair for Australia & Oceania

Hitesh Doshi

Chairman at Waaree Group

CBC Co-Chair for Asia & Chair for India

Martin Keller

Director at National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Stephanie Weckend

Programme Officer, Knowledge, KPFC at IRENA

Winfried Hoffmann

Former President of EPIA (The European Photovoltaic Industry Association) 

CBC Visionary Advisor

Simay Akar

IEEE Member

CBC Empowering Women in Cleantech Initiative        Chair for Turkey

Bruce Douglas

Business and Communications Director at Eurelectric

CBC Co-Chair for Europe

Cornelius Matthes

CEO at Kuwekeza Holdings

Senior Vice president at Dii Desert Energy

CBC Co-Chair for Middle East

Pranav Mehta

Chairman at National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) and Former Chair of Global Solar Council 

CBC Honorary Co-Chair for India

Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba

Co-founder and CEO at SCALE.NGO

CBC Co-Chair of Political Decision-Makers Exchange Platform Task Force

Jalel Hamila

Vice President Middle East & Africa at JA Solar

Vice-Chair for Africa (in charge of North Africa) & Chair Tunisia

Moctar Toure

Special Advisor to The President of Mali & Former President of CREE (Power and Water Utilities' Regulation Commission) 

CBC Chair for Mali

Ruggero Arico

Head of Institutional Affairs for Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania at Enel Green Power

CBC Vice-Chair for Europe

Antonio Celso de Abreu Junior

Solar Pioneer in Brazil & Director of the Department of Social Policies and Universalization of Access to Energy in the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Brazil

CBC Vice-Chair Brazil  & Co-Chair of Political Decision-Makers Exchange Platform Task Force

Zineb Seghrouchni

Founder & Managing Director at SeRENG 

CBC Chair of Equipment Manufacturers & Material Suppliers Task Force

Mostafa Boulal

General Manager at COREAS HIGH TECH

CBC Chair for Morocco

Augustin Mozart Daniel Hounsou

Founder & CEO at GCINTER SA

CBC Chair for Benin & ECOWAS Countries

Raj Singh Niranjan

Founder, Trans India Law Associates (TILA) & Legal Advisor at International Solar Alliance ISA

CBC Vice-Chair for India & Legal Adviser 

Scott Sklar

President at The Stella Group, Ltd

Jeff Wolfe

Co-Founder, CEO at Veloce Energy

Dr. Gerhard Hofmann

Founder of Agentur Zukunft

Franz Alt


Joachim Goldbeck

CEO at Goldbeck Solar & President at BSW (Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft E.V.)

Jutta Trube

Director of Photovoltaic Equipment at VDMA

Andre Langwost

Secretary-General at (ESMC) European Solar Manufacturing Council

Monica Oliphant

Research Scientist and Renewables & Environment Consultant, Past President of ISES 


Honorary Chair of CBC Australia