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Management

Mark Crandall

Founder & CEO

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Alex Hewitt

Founder & Board Director

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Dimitar Enchev

Founder & Board Director

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Fabrizio Cagnasso

Founder & Board Director

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Viktor Garbev

Board Director & VP Business Development

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Lee Muller

Board Director

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Vladan Rankov

Chief Commercial Officer, VP Finance

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Guido Schumacher

Head of Procurement & Technology

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Dean Bialek

Head, Policy & International Strategy

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Miglena Stoilova

VP Special Projects

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Jason Willoughby

CEO CWP Renewables (Australia)

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Ed Mounsey

COO CWP Renewables (Australia)

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Maja Turković

VP Serbia

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Nouri Chahid

GM Morocco

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Sevda Yontcheva

VP Bulgaria

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Dr. Jürg Gassmann

General Counsel

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Roberto Begher

GM South America

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Development Team

Aleksandar Anđić

Project Developer

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Aleksandar Ristić

Junior Project Developer

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Aca Sirković

Project Developer

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Ana Vrljanac

Office Manager

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Bogomila Traykova

Branding & Communications Manager

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Denitsa Mitsova

Financial Controller

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Denitza Lalova

Project Developer

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Fernando Begher

Development Manager South America

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Hajar Bennar

Project Coordinator

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Iulian Trisa

Project Manager for Wind Energy

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Ivan Lozanov

Associate

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Jelena Matejić

Project Developer

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Maria Hadzhikireva

People & Culture Officer

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Marko Puric

Financial Analyst

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Maya Karova

Development Manager

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Milica Veljić

Junior Accountant and Personal Assistant to Chairman

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Momchil Arnautski

Financial Analyst

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Nikola Stamenov

Development Manager

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Radu Popoiu

Development Partner

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Teodora Ivanova

Office Coordinator

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Tijana Gajić

ESG

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Veronika Stoyanova

Head of Finance & Administration

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Veselin Iliev

Senior Financial Analyst

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Vladimir Krumov

Global Renewables Resource Assesment Manager

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Zoran Radosavljevic

Accountant

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Mark Crandall

Founder & CEO

Mr. Mark Crandall co-founded Morgan Stanley’s commodity trading business in 1984. Subsequently he was the head of Glencore’s oil trading business, and then was a founder of Trafigura which has now become one of the largest physical commodity traders in the world with over €100 billion in revenues.
Upon leaving Trafigura in 2005, Mr. Crandall started investing his own personal funds in renewable energy development through PostScriptum Ventures.
In 2007 he officially formed CWP where he currently serves as the Chairman and Member of the Executive Board.

Alex Hewitt

Founder & Board Director

Alex is a founding partner of CWP. Engineer by degree, entrepreneur, and keen surfer. With over three decades of experience built from spectacular successes across five continents and the odd humiliating failure, he has developed and financed over 2,000MW of wind energy projects in Europe and Australia since 2005.

During his long career, Alex has been involved in the delivery of major power and water infrastructure across Asia, Australia, Europe , and Africa. He is now focussed on the development of CWP’s massive green hydrogen projects across the globe.

Dimitar Enchev

Founder & Board Director

Dimitar graduated from Swarthmore College (USA) and the London School of Economics and has over 12 years of experience investing in renewable energy.
Dimitar started his career at Postscriptum Ventures, a London-based private equity fund focused on sustainability investments. At PostScriptum, Dimitar was involved in various investments in the PV, biomass and wind sectors, including the largest biomass power project in the world and the founding of CWP. In 2009 he joined CWP full-time, where he eventually served as Director, and was involved in the successful development and financing of a number of large-scale wind farms including the largest wind farm in Europe – the €1.1billion Fantanele project. Currently Dimitar is a Managing Partner at PostScriptum Ventures and serves as a Board Member of CWP.

Fabrizio Cagnasso

Founder & Board Director

Fabrizio is a tax and corporate adviser based in the Principality of Monaco with fifteen years of experience in company management, sitting as a director on the boards of international companies active in diverse industries. He has managed his own firm since 1992 and was a founding partner of CWP where he is now responsible for managing financial aspects of the business and for dealing with tax, legal and compliance issues.

Viktor Garbev

Board Director & VP Business Development

Viktor has more than 15 years of experience in renewables, power trading and large scale energy infrastructure business. Prior to his current role, he headed the wind power sales and business development in 27 countries in Eastern Europe, Russia & CIS with Siemens Gamesa, and he held the position of country managing director for Croatia, BiH and Ukraine. Before that Viktor was sales director for the Balkans with Vestas Wind Systems. He holds a degree in engineering in industrial process control and a degree in economics & management of the energy sector. Viktor is a certified power trader on the EXAA spot market in Vienna, Austria and graduated from the Wind Power Technology academy in Aarhus, Denmark.

Favourite quote: “The stone age didn’t end for the lack of stones.”

Lee Muller

Board Director

Lee is an accomplished business leader with over 35 years in executive management and investment banking experience. Lee has extensive experience as the chief financial officer of both public and private companies where he has been successful in growing organizations, raising capital, managing risk, and being a trusted business partner to senior management.

Between December 2013 and April 2020, Lee served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of AquaVenture Holdings Limited (NYSE: WAAS), which was one of the fastest growing, publicly listed companies in the water treatment solutions business before being acquired by Culligan in March 2020. Lee was also the Chief Financial Officer of AquaVenture’s desalination and wastewater treatment subsidiary, Seven Seas Water Corporation. As Chief Financial Officer of AquaVenture, Lee led and managed the complete finance and accounting function, including financial and management reporting; financial planning and analysis; treasury, capital raising, risk management and balance sheet optimization; tax strategy and compliance; accounting/internal control; and investor relations. Lee was a member of the company’s Executive Committee and its Investment Committee and served as its Chief Compliance Officer. As a critical partner within the Executive Team, Lee collaborated extensively on business development with a particular focus on opportunity creation. As an executive of AquaVenture/Seven Seas Water, Lee represented AquaVenture as a director on the boards of its subsidiaries.

Prior to AquaVenture, Lee served as Chief Financial Officer of ContourGlobal, an international developer, owner and operator of electric power businesses. Lee was a senior leader of the company since its inception in 2005 and was responsible for many executive functions in finance and business development during his seven-year tenure. Lee was also a member of the company’s Executive Committee.

Prior to ContourGlobal, Lee was a senior banker in the Energy & Power Group at Goldman Sachs, with specific responsibility for executing complex infrastructure financings. Lee has also served on the advisory board of Venture Global LNG and AVAIO Capital.

Lee graduated summa cum laude as an accounting major from Boston University’s School of Management and has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago. Lee is a Certified Public Accountant (currently inactive). Lee completed the Leadership at the Peak training at the Center for Creative Leadership.

 

 

Vladan Rankov

Chief Commercial Officer, VP Finance

Vladan Rankov is an economist with 15 years of investment banking experience. Last 4 years he spent working as a CFO of an independent Energy Service Company Resalta in CEE. Since 2012 until 2016 he was member of Continental Wind Partners financing team for CEE and Australian projects. He gained experience in renewable energy projects evaluation and financing as well as project development. Since 2006 until 2012 Vladan was gaining experience as investment banker working for several brokerage companies in Serbia, representing foreign investment funds. Vladan was involved in several debt raising transaction during his time at KBC Securities Serbia (investment banking arm of Belgian based KBC). Vladan is licensed portfolio manager in Serbia with a SEC License number 5/0-27-5153/3-09 since October 2009.
His personal interest is sustainable agriculture. While not occupied with CWP, he spends his time managing family-owned agricultural farm in Northeastern Serbia. He is a proud father of a 5-year-old girl.

Guido Schumacher

Head of Procurement & Technology

Guido is a highly professional business executive in the Renewable Energy sector with 26 years of experience in Sales, Commercial Operations and Business Leadership. He structured and negotiated wind-turbine contracts in over 30 countries and closed transactions worth over $16B, many of them with global energy companies like Iberdrola, EDF, EDPR, E-ON, Engie, ERG, Total, CEZ and ENI.

Between March 2003 and September 2020, Guido led the Commercial Operations team of GE Onshore Wind for various regions including Europe, CIS, Middle East, Africa and Asia, holding responsibility for tender preparation, risk management, terms and conditions, pricing and deal strategy. In 2011 he became a member of the Executive Management team and since February 2018 he served as Managing Director of GE Wind Energy GmbH, GE Renewables’ German operating entity with over 1.000 employees.

Prior to GE, Guido held various commercial positions at Enron Wind, WindWorld and Tacke Windtechnik, where he started his professional career in April 1994 after graduating from the Munich University of Applied Sciences in Electrical Engineering.

When he is not negotiating deals, Guido enjoys skiing, cycling and cooking.

Dean Bialek

Head, Policy & International Strategy

Dean Bialek is a leading international lawyer, diplomat and expert on energy, climate change and sustainable development.

After six years as an Australian diplomat, including representing his country at the United Nations in New York, Dean worked as a lead negotiator and legal advisor to the world’s island states (AOSIS) in negotiations that led to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, and he helped to draft many of its key provisions.

In mid-2020, Dean took up the role of ‘Head, Policy & International Strategy’ with CWP Global, working on the development of the company’s renewables and green ammonia / hydrogen projects, including the Asia Renewable Energy Hub, which in October 2020 received Major Project Status from the Australian Government, and at full scale promises to be the biggest energy project in the world.

Separately, Dean is working part-time as an advisor to the UK Government and as Head of the International Politics Unit advising UNFCCC COP26 High-Level Champion Nigel Topping on preparations for COP26 and the UN ‘Race to Zero’ campaign.

Prior to his diplomatic posting to New York, Dean worked as a Legal Advisor at Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade in Canberra, and before that worked at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, and as a lecturer at the Melbourne University Law School. Dean has a PhD (International law) from the University of Melbourne, and a Master of Laws (Environmental Law) from the University of London (LSE / SOAS), where he won the prestigious Georg Schwarzenberger Prize in International Law.

Dean currently lives with his young family in the rural / coastal far south coast of NSW, and thoroughly enjoys body-surfing, skiing and eating Australia’s best seafood.

Miglena Stoilova

VP Special Projects

Miglena has more than 14 years of experience in energy and renewables business. Prior to her current role, Miglena occupied various roles in Enel, being Board director at Enel Green Power Bulgaria as well as CFO and Head of Commercial Operations for Bulgaria and Turkey, she gained wealth of experience in managing operational renewable assets as well as in M&A activities. Before that she worked for ABB in Sweden, engaged in Investment Valuation and Market Intelligence. Currently, Miglena is Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Bulgarian Wind Energy Association, Member of the Executive Board of the National Energy Chamber and Member of the Customer Advisory Board at IBEX (Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange). She holds Master degree in International Relations, Master in Business Administration and has ACCA Diploma in Financial management.

Jason Willoughby

CEO CWP Renewables (Australia)

Jason is a senior infrastructure finance executive with more than twenty years of project finance debt and equity experience in renewable energy and infrastructure sectors in Australia, PNG, Spain and Asia, with a particular focus on large scale wind and solar projects.
Prior to CWP, Jason spent 12 years as Managing Director of General Electric’s energy investment group as well as working for German and Japanese investment banks.

Ed Mounsey

COO CWP Renewables (Australia)

Ed has close to two decades of experience in the renewable energy and major projects/infrastructure sector; identifying, screening and developing complex projects through to financial close, delivery and operation. Recent projects with CWP Renewables include the 113MW Boco Rock Wind Farm, 270MW Sapphire Wind Farm, 135MW Crudine Ridge Wind Farm and the 240MW Bango Wind Farm.
Ed established and currently manages the CWP Renewables development team overseeing a growing (and ever changing) portfolio of wind, solar and storage developments, principally in NSW.
Before joining CWP Renewables, Ed worked for Wind Prospect and consulting group Atkins focussing on behind the meter on-site generation. Among other projects, Ed initiated the Solutia Chemicals development in Newport, Wales; a 4 MW (two wind turbine generator) project, which was ultimately commissioned in 2012.
Ed grew up in the UK, and has had stints in New Zealand while studying, and is now happily based in Newcastle, New South Wales, which is the base for the company’s Australian development team.

Maja Turković

VP Serbia

Maja was a pioneer of the wind energy industry development in Serbia, as a co-owner and director of the first large-scale wind project in Serbia, as well as through her engagement in the Serbian Wind Energy Association.
She brings over twenty years of invaluable and multi-angled experience in renewable energy sector, covering wide range of different roles and engagements: from Power Utility restructuring, to RES policy making and RES project development.  Some of her notable engagements include being an assistant minister for the power sector, in the Ministry of Energy, Government of Serbia, where she was responsible for allocation of grants for the power sector, oversaw the restructuring and unbundling of the Power Utility of Serbia, managed a project of establishing of the Energy Regulatory Authority and conducted bilateral negotiations on Structure Adjustment Credit with the World Bank. Through Serbian Wind Energy Association, she also helped drafting of RES laws and by-laws with regards to PPA bankability terms and FIT scheme.
Maja holds a Masters degree in Power Systems from the University of Belgrade‘s Faculty of Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Imperial College London Business School.
Maja gives back to community on a large scale by being actively involved in several non-profit institutions. She is empowering young people in Serbia through her Board presence in Pexim Foundation; She co-founded WISE SEE network (Women in Sustainable Energy) dedicated to empowering women in the industry. Finally, she is constantly working on innovative ways to decarbonize our planet through her active involvement in a regional network of independent energy transition think tanks SE3T.net.
Outside of work, Maja enjoys spending time with her large and noisy family, and hiking with her dog. She is an artsy person and never misses a good art exhibition; she loves sketching and painting and indulging herself in old book binding techniques.

Nouri Chahid

GM Morocco

Nouri is an Aerospace Engineer graduate of Parks College of St Louis University (USA) and holds an MBA from the Nottingham Trent University (UK), with close to 30 years of experience in various business industries, of which 20 years spent in general management.
Besides aero engineering (work on the MD-11 and MD-12 at McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach and on the L-59 at the Czech Aero Research & Testing Institute), Nouri’s field of expertise is in FMCG both in food and non-food, responsible for the Africa, Middle East and Indian regions at Outboard Marine Corporation, and CEO/Deputy CEO of the Klas Group/United Bakeries, as well as in automotive production & steel processing, as Managing Director of Worthington Industries cylinders division in the Czech Republic.
After some short-term consultancy work within the last 10 years, Nouri has joined the great global CWPR Team in late 2019 and is now overseeing the development of some very exciting PtX projects on the African continent.
Other than his work, his personal interests range from aviation, powerboating, cosmology, international politics, to simply skiing some slopes in his favorite Austria, playing tennis, chess or the violin at home.

Sevda Yontcheva

VP Bulgaria

Sevda was among the pioneers in the wind energy industry development in Bulgaria. She started her work in the renewables sector in 2008 with the successful development and implementation of wind farm Vetrocom (72,5 MW). The park is one of the first wind projects in the country and was purchased by Apiq. Later she worked as Head of Project Management at Global Wind Power in the development and implementation of wind farm Shabla (42MW), sold latter to Enel. Since then she has been an active entrepreneur and has managed teams in several software companies.
Currently in CWP she leads the Bulgarian Development team.
Sevda graduated from the American University in Bulgaria and later obtained a master’s degree and in Energy, Infrastructure and Utilities from Sofia University.
Outside of work she is a mother of two boys and enjoys time outdoors with her family and friends. She loves travelling, dancing, fixer upper renovation projects and repurposing DIY activities.

 

Dr. Jürg Gassmann

General Counsel

Jürg joined the group as general counsel in 2009 and has been co-ordinating the internal and external contracts in connection with the projects of the group, as well as dealing with corporate matters.

He is qualified as attorney-at-law in Switzerland and England, and has over thirty years experience in all aspects of a project, having worked for a bank, a venture capital boutique, as international lawyer for Black & Veatch, in private practice with Freshfields in London, and as outside in-house counsel for several family offices.  Having initially dealt with large-scale traditional coal- and gas-fired power generation, his focus for the last 20 years has been on renewable energy, sustainability and resource recovery technologies.  A Swiss national, he is multilingual and has lived and worked in Pakistan, Switzerland, Japan, the US, Hong Kong, the UK, and Ireland.

Roberto Begher

GM South America

Roberto is the GM for CWP’s South American developments. He has an extensive trajectory in the Energy sector where he has been Executive President, Director and CEO of various important companies such as IPI International, CGC and Puma Energy. He has also been member of the board to various banks and companies throughout the years. Roberto has spent most of his professional life creating and establishing new business models for innovative companies and has had close relationship with all the main players in the energy market and political arena. In his early years he graduated  in Law in Argentina (UBA) and in the United States (NYU MCJ) and has combined over the years this skill with his Business Management (Universite de Liege and OCD ) to write and negotiate long term contracts.

Aleksandar Anđić

Project Developer

Aleksandar first joined CWPR in 2013 during the development of the largest wind project in Serbia – Čibuk 1. He oversaw the land acquisition process and acted as the company’s focal point for the local community relations. His integrity, as well as his unique social and communication skills enabled Aleksandar to establish a trusting and long-lasting relationship with various stakeholders in the community. Once the project was acquired by outside investors, Aleksandar joined their team and continued to support the project from the community engagement side until the completion of the construction. In April 2020 he rejoined CWPR as a Project developer with a focus on CSR and land acquisition process.
In his spare time, Aleksandar enjoys being in nature and he loves animals. He aspires to one day own a plot of forest and turn it into a sanctuary for birds and small animals. He is also a big fan of alternative music gigs and cartoon comedy.

Aleksandar Ristić

Junior Project Developer

Aleksandar has started as an intern at CWP and has since been promoted to a project developer, working as part of the team focusing on the SEE region. He is engaged in all technical aspects of development and maintains relations with OEMs and external consultants. He has successfully completed EMD’s windPRO training course held in Denmark and continues improving by working on in-house wind resource and energy assessments as well as layout designing.
He holds a BA in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade and is currently working on his master thesis on renewable energy generation and storage.
Outside of the office, you can usually find him doing something music-related, either getting back to his long-forgotten guitar playing or enjoying a jazz gig in a local bar.

Aca Sirković

Project Developer

Aca is one of the key players in land acquisition process, engaging his invaluable communication skills and passion for work with local communities. Aca is a long-term player in CWPR team, and prior to providing help with land acquisition, he was providing support with wide range of logistic and administration tasks, always finding a quick and easy solution to challenging tasks.  

Aside from renewable energy and community engagement, his great passion are cars and motorbikes. He can compile a motorbike from scratch and his idea of pure joy is riding it down the empty roads, crossing green landscapes.  

Ana Vrljanac

Office Manager

Ana joined CWP team in 2019 as an Office Manager, being responsible for Belgrade office operating smoothly, providing support to other team members in terms of meetings and travels organization, cooperating with finance and administration department, making sure the office looks representative and welcoming our guests.
She started her professional career in 2007 in one of the largest domestic banks such as Komercijalna banka. She was working in retail sector for 3 years, first as a Teller and later on as Client Relationship Officer. Over the last 10 years, she have gained significant experience working closely with General Managers of respected companies such as General Electric, MSD, Nortal and building her knowledge in administration, logistics and finance. Ana gained valuable insights while working all these years in challenging and dynamic environments, meeting many different personalities, industries and work styles.
She has completed Basic and Specialized professional studies in the field of Finance, accounting and banking at Belgrade Business School. After graduating there, she decided to pursue her real love and applied to Ethnology and Anthropology studies at the Faculty of Philosophy which she hopes to finish one day.  

She enjoys reading books, taking long walks, dancing, going to the theater, and most of all, spending time with her family and friends. 

Bogomila Traykova

Branding & Communications Manager

Bogomila has dedicated her career to sustainability and holds a Master degree from Bocconi University, where she graduated in Green Management, Energy and Corporate Social Responsibility. Prior to CWPR she has experience as a sustainability consultant and renewable energy business development associate.

She is supporting the development Power-to-X strategy for CWPR and is also involved directly with marketing and communications strategies across the PostScriptum Group.

Outside of work, Bogomila dedicates her time to creating of culture and fostering creativity in youth, which she believes is the cornerstone for sustainable development. She runs a small platform for inspiration, where her passion for all things creative, combined with her deep connection with nature, brings about a truly engaging dialogue with her audience.

 

Denitsa Mitsova

Financial Controller

Denitsa started her career at KPMG Bulgaria’s Audit & Assurance practice after graduating with a BA in Business Administration from the American University in Bulgaria. This helped her build a solid foundation in financial reporting and compliance. Her move to CWP Renewables in the role of Financial Controller was driven by her desire to grow professionally knowing that her work contributes to the well-being of society. The department she is part of deals primarily with financial and management reporting, as well as supporting the management with any ad-hoc tasks. She describes herself as a positive and open-minded person, always willing to lend a helping hand. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading books and playing racket sports.

Denitza Lalova

Project Developer

As part of the CWP team, Denitza does research and analysis related to wind, solar, storage and power to molecules, and various technologies.
She has been with the company for almost 10 years.
Following her passion for environmental sustainability, Denitza joined as executive support for top management right after graduation. She later became involved with the development of wind and solar projects in Bulgaria as an Assistant Project Manager. Currently, she is in the development team for a new upcoming wind farm project.
Denitza has a BSc in Organic chemistry from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski and an MBA with specialization in Environmental Management from New Bulgarian University.
In her spare time, she likes travelling, painting, and cooking gourmet food.

Fernando Begher

Development Manager South America

Fernando Begher is Development Manager for Ptx Projects in the Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay). Fernando has the task to find and secure the very best sites for Ptx activity in the region, manage the local teams and coordinate their activities with the corporate headquarters. He is also responsible for relations with Private and Public entities. He has attended Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and USAL for Business Administration.

Outside of work, Fernando enjoys Music production and Travelling with his family, especially where long Road Trips involve Mountains and Lakes scenery.

Hajar Bennar

Project Coordinator

Hajar is very motivated and committed to creating blueprints to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs). In this vein, she obtained PhD in Economics and Society (Rennes 2 University) with subject thesis related to renewable energies and sustainable development, Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Rennes) and Bachelor of Arts Equivalent in Geography and Spatial Planning.
She is also Research Associate at the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Research in Societal Innovations (LiRIS) and Minister in charge of Energy, Mines and Environment in the Moroccan Shadow Youth Government. She has working experience in the private sector as well as with research bodies in the field of sustainable development indicators and assessment tool conception, green supply chain, triple bottom line reporting as well as renewable energy policies. She is trilingual, speaking Arabic, French and English. 
During her free time, Hajar likes drawing, reading, and writing. Also, she enjoys participating in local associative work. 

Iulian Trisa

Project Manager for Wind Energy

Graduated from “Mircea cel Batran” Naval Academy with a BSc. In Naval Electromechanical engineering, Sailed as Ship’s Engineer for 6 years. Found a calling in Renewable energy in 2008 when I joined the PM team for the Fantanele-Cogeala-Gradina 240 MW wind farm in 2008 and never looked back.
Passion(s)/interests, – Passioned about Travelling, biking and computer games and computer technology in general
Key achievements – Installed more than 350 Units with a total combine installed capacity of more than 850 MW over 5 projects in the last 10 years. Re joined CWP to help the development of new projects in Romania in the new Greed Deal wave. 

Ivan Lozanov

Associate

Ivan joined CWP in 2016 to pursue his passion for sustainability. He is supporting the development of large-scale renewable energy projects across three continents, and he is involved in growing the nascent Power-to-X industry. In addition to large-scale project development, Ivan has experience in the fields of energy policy analysis, distributed energy generation and autonomous energy systems.
An avid sailor and glider pilot, Ivan loves to harness the power of elements for both work and fun.
Prior to joining CWP, Ivan has worked for Deutsche Bank (UK) and the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (Japan).

Jelena Matejić

Project Developer

Jelena joined CWP Renewables at the beginning of 2017 as Executive Assistant to the Chairman. After two years of covering this exciting and highly demanding role, she was promoted to be part of Project Development team in our Serbia office. Today she enjoys taking part in the development of the largest windfarm in Serbia.
Jelena has previous experience as customer relationship manager, team manager, content creator for marketing campaigns, as well as in supporting top management.
Jelena holds an MA in Italian Language and Literature from the University of Belgrade and is currently pursuing an MBA degree. She loves reading books and plans on writing them one day. A weekend spent in nature recharges her batteries for the week. 

Maria Hadzhikireva

People & Culture Officer

Maria joined CWPR in December 2016 as an Executive Assistant to the Director. Her role involves organizing business trips, planning/coordination of corporate events and managing administrative procedures. Her past experience includes 4+ years of Executive Leadership Support and events planning. Maria is a member of the Global PA Association and Training Academy. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Relations at Sofia University.
In her spare time, Maria enjoys studying contemporary dance techniques, reading a nice book, or roller skating.

Marko Puric

Financial Analyst

Marko joined CWPR in 2020 as a financial analyst. Prior to that, he completed his undergraduate studies at the Union University in Belgrade (Banking and Finance, Belgrade Banking Academy), and at the University of Belgrade (Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Faculty of Physics). After that, he studied at Judge Business School (University of Cambridge, MPhil in Finance), for which he received a full scholarship from Pexim Foundation, in cooperation with CWPR. He is interested in optimization and modelling, and in everything that is quantitative in nature. In his free time, he likes to play the guitar, watch movies and read books (on zoology lately).

Maya Karova

Development Manager

Maya is in the wind energy business 15 years for now, as previous employee was one of the biggest wind met mast suppliers in the CEE region. She has been part also of the development team, developing several small projects in Bulgaria and currently in CWP she is a part of the development team, for the development of several large-scale wind projects in Bulgaria.
She has graduated as Civil Works Engineer in the University of Architecture, Civil engineering, and Geodesy and 2015 have graduated an MBA from Sheffield University.
When she is not fully focused on work projects, she usually spends her time arguing with a teenager and trying to get her out to do skiing, riding a bike, or hiking in the mountains. She has got paraglided and love it, but currently has no time to learn flying on her own, so it is in the graph: to find the time!
She loves to travel and meet different interesting people.  

Milica Veljić

Junior Accountant and Personal Assistant to Chairman

Milica has joined to CWP in 2012 as the Office Manager Assistant but was soon promoted to the position of Executive Assistant to the CEO. As expected, that turned out to be a very challenging and interesting job. The position entitles organizing large corporate events across the world and dealing with the very complex travel itinerary of a serious businessman who is on an airplane almost every day.
Since 2017, Milica is a proud member of our accounting and finance department. In this position, she gained a much better understanding of the financial sphere and a chance to cooperate with a large number of suppliers, banks, contractors and in-house employees.
Milica holds a MA in Italian Language and Literature from the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade, Serbia. Once upon a time, she was a huge theatre lover and today she enjoys in performing puppet shows with her toddler. 

Momchil Arnautski

Financial Analyst

Momchil began his career as an assurance analyst at EY (Ernst & Young). After that he joined a Dutch hedge fund where he gained experience in equity trading encompassing various industries, top-down, bottom-up, quantitative and fundamental research, along with algorithmic trading strategy development. He was passionate to continue his career in value creation and environmental impact industries, thus after 2 years as an equity trader he joined CWPR.
Since joining CWPR in 2017, Momchil has focused his efforts on financial analysis of various wind, solar and storage projects. He is also involved in the research and economic analysis of various technologies related to the power to molecules sector (PtX).
Prior to working life, Momchil completed a master’s degree at Rotterdam School of Management and a bachelor’s degree at Bocconi University Milan. Outside CWPR you will find Momchil in the park having a walk or learning how to play the guitar.

Nikola Stamenov

Development Manager

Nikola has joined CWP Serbia in Jan 2019 as a Deputy Director of project development. He overlooks development of new projects in the region, manages team on day to day operations, and keeps regular communication with all relevant government, business and social stakeholders. He is also part of business development group that is actively assessing and searching for new projects and opportunities in the region.  
Nikola’s background and experience are truly unique one. After working for four years as a consultant within the PwC advisory group, Nikola spent next 15 years working in entertainment industry, co-creating and managing internationally recognized live events and businesses across three continents. His broad background involves strong work ethics and commitment to business objectives. He is a proactive manager and team player who helps the company grow through a combination of creativity and strong and intuitive leadership. He also holds an MBA from IESE Business School.
As an ex pro football player, outside the work,  Nikola enjoys playing sports and being in nature, reading, and occasionally clubbing and going to festivals. Above all, he enjoys spending time with his little boy and girl.  

Radu Popoiu

Development Partner

Good background  and experience in developing projects in Romania.
Working with CWP Renewables (former Continental Wind Partners / PS Wind) in different partnerships since 2006.
“We are looking at any opportunity on the renewable market here.”
Running now an electricity company here, with supplying trading and small production.

Teodora Ivanova

Office Coordinator

Teodora has joined the team in the beginning of 2019 taking the role of an Office Coordinator.
She has studied Public Relations and careerwise gained 7 years of administrative experience.
After a few years as an administrative specialist, she felt passionate to find a place with a greater sense of purpose thus she aligned with the company’s vision, goals and team values. She found her place and she was happy to fill the position of an Office Coordinator. Her role consists of providing essential administrative support to all departments as well as organizing business trips and coordinating events.
“I consider myself a people person and I could not perform well without the great team of individuals I work with. I am not afraid to color outside of the lines and I’m always ready for a new challenge.”
In her free time she enjoys reading a good book, exploring nature, and urban gardening.

Tijana Gajić

ESG

“Since 2012, CWPR is one of my largest playground for growth, both personal and professional. It was also a space where I met some of the most remarkable individuals I know to date – our team members and partners we collaborate with.”
Tijana entered the Company as a financial analyst, steadily growing to serve as Head of Finance for several years. Prior to joining the Company, she worked as an auditor in pwc, studied economics and business in Universities of Belgrade and Vienna and obtained an MPhil degree in Innovation, Strategy and Organization from the University of Cambridge.
In recent years she worked in parallel as a Director of PEXIM Foundation – non profit organization, collaborating with University of Cambridge with the aim of helping young people develop their academic interest and shape economic, social and legal landscape of Serbia and Macedonia.
“On the intersect of these two dynamic positions, I learned that the greatest investment is always the one in people, and the greatest reward are, again, the people. I was also able to witness profound change that can be made in the society and local communities through focused efforts.” Fascinated by these insights, she decided to make a turn in her career, and to give her contribution through working in the area of CSR and HR.
Aside from work, she is leading Play Space – a series of art / craft workshops aimed for adults who wish to nurture and explore their creativity and talents outside of work hours. She also enjoys dancing, playing guitar, painting, every type of outdoor adventures, nature, plants, books, art, design and life in general.

Veronika Stoyanova

Head of Finance & Administration

Throughout her career development, Veronika has always been attracted to socially responsible companies – she spent 3 years as a Management Accountant at Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, the largest NGO for the protection of human rights in Bulgaria. She then pursued a MSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Bath (UK), which led to her move to the Audit & Assurance practice of KPMG Bulgaria. Her desire to follow a meaningful career path dictated her move to CWPR as a Financial Controller. The team’s motivation to make the world a better place aligned with her values and was key to her transition. The department she is part of deals primarily with financial and management reporting, as well as supporting the management with any ad-hoc tasks. She regards herself as a driven and outgoing person, always up for a challenge. She is a rally & rallycross enthusiast and she enjoys traveling, gourmet food & cooking, swimming, and arts & crafts.

Veselin Iliev

Senior Financial Analyst

Veselin joined CWP Renewables in 2015, having previously worked for a boutique M&A/Private equity fund in London, UK. His position is a Senior Financial Analyst and the day-to-day work is creating financial models to assess the economics of the various projects of the company. He has also been engaged in various steps of the projects’ financial life, including PPA negotiations, financing terms and OEM negotiations, amongst other. Veselin’s time outside work is almost fully occupied by his young children, but he also manages to find time to play basketball and hike.

Vladimir Krumov

Global Renewables Resource Assesment Manager

Vladimir has over 13 years of experience in renewables and has worked on projects totaling over 15GW. He has a passion to push boundaries and has spent most of his career working on new and emerging markets and technologies.

Prior to joining CWP, he was a Senior Wind Analyst and Project Manager for Mott MacDonald providing technical advisory for some of the landmark projects in Thailand, the Philippines and Mongolia. Later with E.ON/RWE he was initially evaluating and managing innovation projects and then exploring new and emerging markets and project opportunities informing the company strategic expansion.

Physicist by education, his core technical expertise is wind resource assessment and flow modelling. He has led over 100 met mast measuring campaigns, and participated in innovation projects studying wake interaction and optimization, exploring the limits of remote sensing technology and developing improvements in modelling and energy yield assessment techniques.

Vladimir graduated as a BSc in Physics at Sofia University in 2006 and is now completing his MSc in Energy Markets and Services.

Zoran Radosavljevic

Accountant

Zoran is an enthusiastic accountant with more than eight years of experience in Finance department.
Zoran joined CWP in 2010 as Office Manager and gradually build his knowledge and experience in the filed of corporate administration and finance. From 2012 he is responsible for administrative work related to the company’s internal needs and for successful relations with suppliers, contractors and clients. Beside this, Zoran is maintaining relations with banks, state authorities and internal auditors. He has a proven ability to ensure that day to day work is carried out in line with the agreed policies and quality standards.
In his free time Zoran loves to hike in nature, play basketball, and spend time with his family and friends.