Richard is a successful entrepreneur that has been involved in more than 20 technology start-up and small businesses in various capacities.
Richard is passionate about people, marketing and strategic communications, and how these expertise can be used effectively to underpin business development strategies.
Liesbeth has over 20 years experience as an executive in the digital innovation, investment, and high-tech space. Prior roles: Partner / Director / Digital Lead PwC Africa. Executive Director: Materials Science and Manufacturing, CSIR. Executive Director: Innovation and Commercialization, Stellenbosch University. Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering at Pretoria University. She holds a PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University.
She’s an engineer at heart, and a fearless adventurer. She wants to fix things and help preserve the planet so she can keep on exploring. She knows it takes a village to raise a child.
Sean has a PhD in Chemical Engineering, Management Advancement Programme from Wits Business School and is a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP). He has over 20 years of experience in engineering, R&D, product development, management of R&D, IP management and technology commercialisation.
Sean is passionate about the Energy Revolution and its potential to change the world.
Johan is a light current systems designer, inventor and developer of the PowerGuard® and Elon® technologies. He has over 40 years’ experience in light current systems. Johan has his own successful electronics design and manufacturing business, Crane Electronics CC.
Ann Louise has almost 25 years of experience from different roles within R&D, sales, marketing, business development, strategy and corporate management in Sweden, Australia/Asia Pacific and Africa. In her current position as General Manager at the Technology House Qamcom Research and Technology (QRT), she is responsible for the Stockholm site and the QRT corporate strategy. Ann Louise holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
Ann Louise is passionate about using technology to create value. She enjoys outdoor life, and she is determined in her belief that technology can support sustainable development and the possibility for future generations to enjoy the outdoors the way we do.
Andrew has a BSc (Eng) in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. He has over 25 years of experience in software development, product design and systems engineering. He has worked in both startup and multinational environments and holds international patents in smart grid technology and telecommunications.
Andrew believes that sustainable value is unlocked by following a systems approach and leveraging information in a connected world.
James graduated from Vega School Cape Town with a BBA in Brand Building & Management. A self-described environmentalist with a passion for building brands that make real, measurable impact on earth. Bringing a youthful perspective and energy to the team- ensuring environmental activism and impact are the core values of every decision made at PowerOptimal.
Barry is a practical hands on individual with deep experience ranging from ground level to management responsibility in both SA & Internationally in the following sectors: Electrical installation contracting; Large Scale Data and Telecommunications infrastructure planning and implementation; Regional operational and financial management role – consumer product sales and service centre including connected device solutions. Barry is a certified PV Green Card Installer.
Barry is passionate about people and has a thirst for knowledge in all tech related developments. His love for Technology spills over into his deep roots with music, be that performing live on stage or creating music in the studio.
Philip has an in-depth knowledge of business development. He has been in different managerial position, developing and growing small businesses. He takes the time to identify the customer’s needs and ensure the best possible solution to any problem. His enthusiasm for leadership comes from his involvement in his direct community to grow and develop youth leadership.
Philip has a passion for the outdoors and always looking for the next adventure, working together to bring environmental awareness and to reduce the carbon footprint to building a better future for the next generation.