Our Team

The founders of CWP have over 15 years of experience working together and a significant track record of over $4 bln worth of delivered renewable projects. We constitute a coherent and capable team that has the capacity to deliver on its ambitious vision.

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Management

Mark Crandall

Founder & Board Chairman

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Alex Hewitt

Founder & CEO

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Dimitar Enchev

Founder & Board Director

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Fabrizio Cagnasso

Founder & Board Director

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Lee Muller

Board Director

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Guido Schumacher

Chief Technology Officer

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Maja Turković

SVP Development Europe

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Viktor Garbev

SVP Business Development

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Andreja Čamber

Head of Procurement (Europe)

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Dean Bialek

Head, Policy & International Strategy

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Vladan Rankov

Chief Commercial Officer, VP Finance

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Sevda Yontcheva

VP Bulgaria

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Nikola Stamenov

VP Serbia

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Dr. Jürg Gassmann

General Counsel

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Jens Hennig

Director of Power Generation & Distribution

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Veronika Stoyanova

Head of Finance, Administration & Operations

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Mia Kovačić

Marketing and PR Director

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Tijana Gajic

ESG and HR Lead

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Roberto Begher

GM South America

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Nouri Chahid

GM Morocco & Mauritania

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Andrew Dickson

Development Director

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Kieran Coleman

Development Director

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Youssef Takki Chebihi

Head of Business Development MENAT

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Fernando Begher

Development Manager South America

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Margaret Mutschler

Country Manager Namibia

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Liliya Surzhenko

Country Manager Ukraine

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Samba Diallo

Country Manager

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Pëllumb Kallaba

Country Manager Albania

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Team

Aleksandar Anđić

Project Developer

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Aleksandar Katančević

Advisor

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Aleksandar Naydenov

Payroll Specialist

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Aleksandar Ristić

Development Manager

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Ana Ubović

Assistant Finance, Administration & Operations

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Aca Sirković

Project Developer

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Ana Vrljanac

Assistant Finance, Administration & Operations

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Alexandra Petrov

Data Analyst

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Asma Tammane

Junior Project Manager

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Bilyana Lozanova

Project Assistant

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Denitsa Lefterova

Legal Advisor

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Denitza Lalova

Project Developer

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Dmitriy Dolinskiy

Designer, Ukraine

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Fatimetou Habiboullah

Procurement and Finance Manager (Mauritania)

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Hajar Bennar

Project Coordinator

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Hafsa Tarfaoui

Project Manager

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Ivan Lozanov

Senior Development Manager

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Ivana Radan

Project Manager

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Jelena Matejić

Project Developer

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Kristiyan Stankov

Management Reporting Analyst

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Linda Niehoff

Executive Assistant CTO / Team Assistant Technology

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Luka Jovanović

Solar Project Developer

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Magdalena Ilieva

Office Manager

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Magdalena Ivanova

KYC Compliance Specialist

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Maria Hadzhikireva

People & Culture Officer

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Mario Nikolov

Engineering Analyst

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Marko Purić

Financial Analyst

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M.Sc.Eng. Maya Karova

Senior Development Manager

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Medina Moussa

Project Developer

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Milica Terzić

Office Manager

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Milica Veljić

Assistant Finance, Administration & Operations

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Mohamed Echfagha Mir

Project Manager (Mauritania)

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Momchil Arnautski

Manager Energy Transition Analytics

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Nedko Nedkov

Project Engineer, Solar PV

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Nikolay Angelov

Research Analyst & Presentation Support

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Phaedra Reynolds

Head of HR CWP Renewables (Australia)

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Radu Popoiu

Development Partner

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Sergei Yabrotskiy

Head of Legal Department, Ukraine

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Simeon Todorov

Financial Analyst

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Tamara Nedeljković

Legal Associate

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Teodora Ivanova

Assistant Finance, Administration & Operations

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Vesela Tsifudina-Georgieva

Billing and Payments Specialist

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Vladimir Krumov

Global Renewables Resource Assesment Manager

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M.Sc.Eng. Vladimir Tsonev

Project Engineer

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Yana Krasteva

Executive Assistant

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Yevgen Bezsonov

Environmental expert, Ukraine

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Zoran Radosavljević

Management Reporting Analyst

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Zornitsa Minkovska

Management Reporting Analyst

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Mark Crandall

Founder & Board Chairman

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 & CEO

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.

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.

 

 

Guido Schumacher

Chief Technology Officer

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.

Maja Turković

SVP Development Europe

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.

Viktor Garbev

SVP 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.”

Andreja Čamber

Head of Procurement (Europe)

Andreja has joined CWP in September 2021, with more than 13 years of experience in construction and renewables business. Prior to his current role, Andreja was working for General Electric, as Senior Project Director, leading a team, in charge of building the large-scale Wind Farms, in various countries including Serbia, Israel, Lithuania, Montenegro, Jordan, Spain…  He has significant experience in execution of Full Turnkey (EPC) contracts. Before that, he worked for construction companies, Austrian PORR and Slovenian SCT on major construction projects, including building of Ada Bridge (2008-2012), which became landmark of Belgrade, Serbian capital. Andreja holds a Master degree in Structural/Construction Engineering from the University of Belgrade‘s Faculty of Civil Engineering.
He is a husband and a father of two highly interesting kids, future game programmer and a painter. Outside of work, Andreja likes to spend time with his family and friends, enjoys the music and basketball.

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.

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.

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.

 

Nikola Stamenov

VP Serbia

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.  

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.

Jens Hennig

Director of Power Generation & Distribution

Jens joined CWP in May 2022 after 15 years of experience in the renewables business. Prior to joining CWP, Jens was the commercial director Eastern Europe & CIS for the onshore wind business of General Electric. He and his team were responsible for offer preparation, risk management, terms & conditions, negotiation, costing and deal strategy for wind turbine supply and service contracts in the Baltics and Balkans countries, Ukraine, Greece, Israel, Poland and Kazakhstan.
During previous commercial roles at GE Jens was active in Southeast Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe and closed transactions worth over $5B, including the order for a 780MW onshore wind farm in Sweden, which once completed will be Europe’s largest.
Until 2007 Jens served as an armed forces officer in the German Army for 12 years, where he led a company of 120 soldiers. He participated in 2 peace-keeping missions with NATO in Bosnia and United Nations in Kosovo.
Jens holds a university diploma in Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences with majors in structural engineering from the German Federal Armed Forces University Munich and an executive M.B.A. from European School of Business Reutlingen (Germany).
He likes to spend his spare time with his family or doing outdoor sports such as mountain-biking, skiing or ski mountaineering and windsurfing.

Veronika Stoyanova

Head of Finance, Administration & Operations

Veronika has always placed great importance on social responsibility and socially responsible companies. She began her career as a Management Accountant at the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, the largest NGO for the protection of human rights in Bulgaria. Later on, her passion for excellence drove her to pursue an MSc in Accounting and Finance (University of Bath, UK), following which she continued her development in the Audit & Assurance practice of KPMG.
Veronika joined as a Financial Controller, where her enthusiasm for results, her financial expertise, and passion for instigating positive, social change merge in one. Hard-working and dynamic, she has grown to lead our Finance, Administration and Operations team across locations. Outside of work, Veronika is a rally and rally-cross enthusiast, truly enjoys traveling, and is a gourmet food & cooking pro. Her ‘go-to’ steam-off and healthy habit is swimming.

Mia Kovačić

Marketing and PR Director

Mia Kovačić joined CWP as Marketing and PR director in October 2021. She has five years of experience in sustainability and has spent nearly ten years working in marketing, communications and branding in Europe and Asia. She began her career in Shanghai in the luxury wine industry before finding her calling in energy efficiency and renewables.
A David Rockefeller Fellow for the Trilateral Commission, Mia is a fierce advocate for real change and concrete measures that can help prevent catastrophic levels of global warming.
Mia has a BA in political science from Sciences Po Paris and holds master’s degrees in communications from Sciences Po and Fudan University in Shanghai. Fluent in French, English and Serbian, Mia also speaks Spanish, Italian and Mandarin Chinese. An avid art and literature lover, she enjoys horseback riding and snowboarding in her spare time.

Tijana Gajic

ESG and HR Lead

“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.

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.

Nouri Chahid

GM Morocco & Mauritania

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.

Andrew Dickson

Development Director

Andrew Dickson has been a renewable energy project developer since 2004, working on wind, solar PV, solar thermal, microgrid and hydrogen projects in South Australia, Queensland, the ACT and Western Australia. He has been a core development team member for the Asian Renewable Energy Hub (www.asianrehub.com, a large “Power to X” (wind/solar/hydrogen/ammonia) project in northwest Australia) since November 2018, and as Development Director is also contributing to CWP Global’s other “Power to X” projects in Australia, Africa and South America.

He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Science and Technology Commercialisation from the University of Adelaide.

Outside of work, Andrew is passionate about sustainability in many forms: transport, housing, energy, water, food production and community sufficiency.

Kieran Coleman

Development Director

Kieran is an experienced energy systems analyst, entrepreneur, and change leader with experience in renewable energy business models, finance, and markets, in regions such as the United States, South America, Sub-Saharan Africa and India. He has been a team member consulting with renewable energy developers and leading corporates, modeling and creating renewable energy markets through public and private sector engagement, facilitating organizational strategy and design efforts, and conducting research and thought leadership.
Prior to joining CWP, Kieran supported the UN High Level Champions for Global Climate Action as an energy and industry lead, where he worked with partners to catalyze and design global, multi-stakeholder initiatives to put renewable hydrogen and green steel markets on pathways consistent with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Previously, Kieran worked for more than five years with Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), a leading and independent energy think-and-do-tank, analyzing and facilitating transformative change efforts among communities, corporates, policymakers, and philanthropies. There, he served as a manager to the CEO and helped to build RMI’s Strategic Analysis and Engagement program, which assesses complex systems and explores dynamic pathways enabling faster energy systems transitions. Before that, Kieran enjoyed various entrepreneurial, analytical, and consulting roles.
Kieran is educated in philosophy, history, international relations and economics, with a Bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Most of Kieran’s time is spent as a loving partner and parent, and a roving reader, cyclist, and performing artist.

Youssef Takki Chebihi

Head of Business Development MENAT

Youssef Takki Chebihi is a seasoned growth leader in the MEA region with over 19 years of experience in the energy space including On-shore Wind, Renewable Hybrid Solutions, Thermal and O&G sectors.

Prior to joining CWP Global, Youssef was Sales Leader for GE Renewable Energy | Onshore Wind across the MENA region based in Dubai. Youssef has been instrumental in positioning the GE Wind Business in the region. He was responsible for driving the growth strategy in the renewables segment by bringing together technology, services and innovative financing solutions. Prior to that, Youssef was Commercial Leader based in Istanbul driving the Commercial Operations activities for Turkey and North Africa. Before joining GE Renewable Energy, Youssef has held a number of roles of increasing responsibility globally in Operations, Sales, Services within the GE Thermal business.

Prior to joining GE, Youssef was part of the Reliability and Safety Department at Bombardier Aerospace responsible for the certification of new commercial aircrafts. Youssef is a graduate of the GE Commercial Leadership Program, he holds a MSc in Aeronautical Engineering from McGill University and an MBA from HEC Paris.

In his spare time, Youssef enjoys playing tennis, golfing and kite surfing. He is also an avid bass guitar player.

Fernando Begher

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.

Margaret Mutschler

Country Manager Namibia

Margaret has substantial experience in the packaging, negotiating and managing of infrastructure projects, focusing on environmental sustainability, technical feasibility, commercial viability, legal architecture and financial bankability. She frequently performs due diligence processes for commercial banks, development banks and funding institutions. Margaret provides guidance to development in the infrastructure financing industry, serving on a number of investment fund boards and investment committees.

Margaret completed her Electrical Engineering degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 1991 and obtained her Master’s degree in Finance and Financial Law from the University of London in 2011. She also completed a Certificate in Blockchain Strategy during the 2020 COVID19 lockdown period.

Since May 2017 she is a partner in Mutschler Consulting Services (MCS), a Namibian owned cross-sectoral consultancy. She provides engineering, management and development solutions on sustainable projects, across different sectors, whilst assisting clients in the development and implementation of projects, processes and structures which will support the ability of current and future generations to maintain a healthy community.

She joined the team in 2019, and since August 2020, is representing the company and supports it’s endeavours in Namibia as Country Manager.

 

 

Liliya Surzhenko

Country Manager Ukraine

Liliya has more than twenty years of experience in the energy sector of Ukraine focusing on infrastructure, regulation of natural monopolies, licensing, foreign investments, project structuring and development, drafting of legislation. She has a substantial experience in due diligence of renewable projects for private investors as well as for EBRD in the framework of EBRD’s Ukraine Sustainable Energy Lending Facility (USELF).
Liliya advised a number of major international companies on legal and regulatory framework related to development, construction and operation of renewable power plants with special attention paid to the project development cycle/stages, receiving necessary licenses and permits, mitigating associated risks.
Her activities involved interaction with the Regulator, Electricity Market Operator, Parliament Fuel and Energy Sector Committee and other stakeholders in the energy market. She was member of a numerous working groups dealing with various aspects of energy sector’s reform and improvement of regulatory framework in electricity sector. She participated in several technical assistance projects dealing with harmonization of the Ukrainian legal and regulatory framework with the EU Directives and Regulations to comply with the commitments undertaken by Ukraine when joining the Energy Community Treaty.
Liliya joined the team in July 2021 and supports its endeavors in Ukraine as a country manager.
She regards herself as a goal-oriented and result-driven person. Outside of work Liliya enjoys sports, traveling and music.

Samba Diallo

Country Manager

Samba Diallo is an economist with proven experience in large portfolio investment in energy, mining fisheries and agriculture sectors. Throughout his career Samba engaged high level business leaders which sparked foreign direct investments in various fields.
Before joining CWP Global Samba worked as an economic and commercial specialist with the U.S. State Department at the U.S. Embassy in Mauritania for 8 years. In this capacity Samba worked to implement USG priority programs such as the Millennium Challenge Cooperation, African Growth Opportunity Act, Port Security Program and Power Africa for electricity access in North Africa. Samba facilitated business deals and contract negotiations in the sectors food industry, off grid electricity, oil and gas. Samba diligently works with private sector, diplomatic corps, government representatives and international organizations. Prior to that, Samba gained international experience in Denmark and Namibia on environment and fight against global warming. Samba is a Fulbright scholar with a Master's degree in International Relations and economics from Old Dominion University in Virginia. Samba speaks and writes English, Arabic French and Fulani.
In his free time, Samba likes reading, traveling, jogging and enjoys interacting and working with people from different backgrounds.

Pëllumb Kallaba

Country Manager Albania

Pëllumb Kallaba was a member of the Council of Supervisors of ONE Telecommunications in Albania during 2019-2022. He holds a Joint European Master Degree in Comparative Local Development by the University of Trento (Italy) and the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), as well as bachelor degree in Public Administration by the South East European University (the North Macedonia). Since 2019, he has been a Senior Investment Adviser for Western Balkans at the River Styxx Capital - a private equity investment fund based in Sofia, Bulgaria. During 2017-2018, Pëllumb was a country consultant with Sutherland Global Services for Kosovo branch and supported the establishment of operations in the business process outsourcing sector.
During 2012-2016, Mr. Kallaba served in the capacity of Chief of Staff/Political Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo, as well as conducted several specialisations in the field of state-building, security sector review and foreign policy by the George C. Marshall Center (Germany) and the European Security and Defense College (Belgium). He has a vast experience with international organisations and think-tank community too. Pëllumb Kallaba is author and co-author of various academic and professional research publications with regional and international dimensions.

Aleksandar Anđić

Project Developer

Aleksandar first joined CWP 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 CWP 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 Katančević

Advisor

Aleksandar serves exclusively as a senior advisor for renewable power purchase agreements at CWP Global. He brings over 15 years of combined experience in executive energy trading, PPA structuring & origination positions with major European energy utilities, including RWE Supply & Trading, Essent Trading International, E.ON Sales & Trading and Holding Slovenske elektrarne. He is a licensed EEX and EXAA trader and CAIA Level I certified. He holds a Master of Science in Technology from Helsinki University of Technology – Aalto, Finland.
Nature, camping, wakeboarding, and winemaking are just some of Aleksandar's passions.

Aleksandar Naydenov

Payroll Specialist

Aleksandar joined CWP in June 2022 holding the role of Payroll Specialist.
He began his professional career in 2017 at one of the largest financial consulting companies in Bulgaria - AFA Consultants. He was responsible for payroll calculation and personnel administration for several of the firm’s clients. Then he started working at LC Waikiki Bulgaria managing the entire payroll cycle and was involved in several important HR projects, such as the implementation of key software products and the transition from the external to the internal payroll process.
Aleksandar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia.
He enjoys keeping physically active by taking Bulgarian folk dance classes and working out at the gym in his spare time. His dream is to own a bar on a beautiful beach on the other side of the world.

Aleksandar Ristić

Development Manager

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.

Ana Ubović

Assistant Finance, Administration & Operations

Ana joined CWP team in March 2021. Prior to her current role, Finance and Administration Assistant, she worked as Personal Assistant to Chairman. She has finished International Relations at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade. Last three years she has been studying and working in Poland, first for ADAPTIVE Solutions & Advisory Group for half a year and then two for Minol-ZENNER Group as a Billing Specialist. In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading books, doing yoga and pilates or just spending time somewhere in nature. She is an active volunteer who truly believes we can achieve a better world and more sustainable future for people and the planet, by doing what we do best.

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 CWP 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

Assistant Finance, Administration & Operations

Ana joined CWP team in 2019 as 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.

Alexandra Petrov

Data Analyst

Alexandra has joined CWP Global in December 2021 as a Data Analyst, Renewable Energy Resources. Her main responsibilities are data management of global measuring stations, collection and analyzing geographical data by using specialized software. She will perform quality checks and data analysis for new prospects and acquisition targets.
Alexandra started her professional career back in 2017 and for the past four years, she has been working in the field of cartographic and GIS data analysis. She is an engineer by education with a Bachelor’s degree in Land and Real Estate Management and Planning. She holds a Master’s degree in Management of European Infrastructure Projects at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia.
Outside of work, Alexandra loves spending her free time hiking, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

Asma Tammane

Junior Project Manager

Asma Tammane is a Master graduate in the Science of Water, Energy and Environment, and a current PHD student at ENSIAS-Rabat. She started her exciting career, as a Junior Project Manager with CWP, in November 2021. Before joining the company, she served a couple of training periods with a number of governmental institutions, namely the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment, where she actively participated in a number of studies and research on various themes. In addition, and in line with her field of specialty, Asma finds her niche in following updates and scientific reviews related to renewable energies, climate change actions, energy transition, water and environment. Beside her studies and work, Asma Tammane has a vested interest in associative activities, meditation and reading.

Bilyana Lozanova

Project Assistant

Bilyana joined CWP in January 2022 as a Project Аssistant to the Development team in Bulgaria. Bilyana provides support with tasks related to documentation management and general administration.
She comes from the clinical research sector where she spent 6 years supporting the conduct of clinical trials taking place across a number of countries. Prior to that Bilyana has been in the renewables field since 2010, working at a project development company, as well as at the Bulgarian Wind Energy Association, focusing on the advocacy of renewables in the public and political scene.
Bilyana holds a degree in International Finance and Trade from the University of Portsmouth, as well as a Master in Business Administration from Cardiff Metropolitan University. She is enthusiastic about the work of organizations which create positive impact and foster creativity. In her personal life, she enjoys drawing, reading books and taking long walks with her dog.

Denitsa Lefterova

Legal Advisor

Denitsa holds a Master degree in Law from Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’, with close to 10 years experience in the energy sector.
Right after her graduation in 2012, she started working in the project company for development and construction of new nuclear power units in Kozloduy, where she advised the management team on all legal aspects during the feasibility study of the project. Before joining CWP Global, Denitsa was also a legal adviser in the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission. During that time, except being a legal representative of the administrative body before the court, she gained a lot of experience in the licensing procedure of electricity and natural gas traders, producers and transmission system operators.
Outside of work, Denitsa tries her best to be a devoted mother, a good friend and a Tiramisu master.

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.

Dmitriy Dolinskiy

Designer, Ukraine

Since 2005, Dmitriy has been working as a civil and industrial designer. He is a certified specialist in the field of design of buildings, structures and automobile roads. He joined the CWP Global team in August 2021 and started participating in development of wind energy projects in Ukraine.
While practicing his professional activities, Dmitriy continues to comprehensively study and develop in different areas of design. Professionally, he worked his way from an employee to a manager and chief engineer. He participated in the development of the first wind farm in the South of Ukraine.
Outside of work, he enjoys raising two sons and he is a keen fan of fauna.

Fatimetou Habiboullah

Procurement and Finance Manager (Mauritania)

Fatimetou covers Procurement and Finance in CWP (Mauritania) with proven experience in audit, administration and finance. She has worked in various work environments, mostly mining, ports and telecommunication companies.
She led Risk management portfolio, Data collection and financial analysis reports.
On the academic side, Fatimetou holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration focusing on accounting and auditing from the international Lebanese University. Her academic and professional experience has improved her effectiveness in accounting, project management and administration.
Fatimetou is passionate to work in international work environment, and she truly believes this is the best way to improve once skills and qualities. Fatimetou currently speaks four languages (Arabic, English, French and Hindi) and is looking forward to learn more.
She is a mother of three boys. Outside of work, she likes to travel and learn from different cultures and backgrounds, and her most enjoyable hobby is playing chess.

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. 

Hafsa Tarfaoui

Project Manager

Hafsa joined CWP team in September 2021 as Project Manager in Morocco. She has graduated with a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from "Ecole Hassania des travaux publics". The start of her professional career in 2014 coincided with the commissioning of Africa’s largest capacity wind farm. She was involved from the very start of the project and gathered six years of experience in the industry during which she oversaw and managed the wind field operations and maintenance.
Having also briefly worked in a governmental urban agency, Hafsa has gained some experience in urbanism and city planning, a firsthand knowledge of buildings codes and regulations as well as familiarity with administrative procedures and the processing and approving of permits.
Away from work, Hafsa loves cooking, baking and experimenting with new flavors and cuisines. She enjoys reading books and would love to travel and explore many new places! Recently, she has developed a newfound interest in dancing.

Ivan Lozanov

Senior Development Manager

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).

Ivana Radan

Project Manager

Ivana joined the CWP family in early 2021. She is part of the development team based in Serbia, responsible for environmental impact aspects of project development and nature conservation compliance to the highest local and international standards. She comes with extensive experience in construction consultancy having worked in various administrative roles.
Ivana enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is passionate about winter sports.

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.

Kristiyan Stankov

Management Reporting Analyst

Kristiyan began his carrier as a junior financial controller in Pirelli Spa in Milan, Italy where he was in charge of supporting the statutory reporting activities. In 2018 he returned to Bulgaria and joined IBM as a financial analyst, responsible for budget planning and carrying the monthly closing activities. He then decided to gain a deeper knowledge in the data center operations and cloud industry so he took the position of Senior Business Analyst at Acronis. His was involved in the new project evaluations and actual vs budget analysis for operational data centers.
Kristiyan has always been interested in renewable energy and decided to align his carrier and passion by joining CWP in 2022. Kristiyan holds a degree in International and quantitative finance from Universita’ Bocconi and Universita’ degli Studi Milano.
Outside of work Kristiyan is a car enthusiast and enjoys going to car shows and race track events.

Linda Niehoff

Executive Assistant CTO / Team Assistant Technology

Linda joined the CWP Team in June 2022 as Executive & Team Assistant Technology. After her graduation as Industrial Business Management Assistant in 1998, she worked for two years in Sales Operations at apetito AG Germany. She joined the Renewable Business in 2002 at Enron Wind. After the acquisition of Enron Wind by GE, she successfully supported the Commercial Operations and Sales team for 20yrs. Since her return from parental leave in 2021, she has been working part-time and will continue to do so.
Linda and her family live in Germany and in her free time she enjoys running, cycling and skiing.

Luka Jovanović

Solar Project Developer

Luka is an electrical engineer highly skilled at renewable energy with focus on solar PV plants. He holds a MSc degree in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade. Since 2017 he is in solar market - at the beginning in industrial and commercial applications with experience with Feasibility studies, Project design, Project management and O&M activities. Now, at large scale projects, he is part of CWP project development team focused on solar power plants in SEE region.
Outside of the office, you can find Luka enjoying skiing, exploring nature, playing and watching sports or spending free time with friends and family.

Magdalena Ilieva

Office Manager

Magdalena joined CWP in September 2021. She holds an MBA degree in International Business. Magdalena has years of experience working with people in Bulgaria and abroad. Experienced office management and administration professional, highly dependable, ethical, and reliable support specialist. She works effectively with cross-functional teams in ensuring operational and service excellence and to contribute to team success through hard work. Magdalena loves to spend her free time with her family and find the greatest peace in the mountains. She enjoys travelling and exploring the world.
Eager to acquire new skills and to always learn, Magdalena is motivated to develop the best version of herself.

Magdalena Ivanova

KYC Compliance Specialist

Magdalena joined the CWP team in July 2022 as a KYC Compliance Specialist. She has previous experience over 3+ years in the AML/KYC field for banking and consultancy institutions.
Her educational path includes a Bachelor's degree of Finance and Master's degree of International Tourism.
Magdalena participated several European exchange programs and she had the possibility to live and study abroad in countries such as Czech republic, Italy and Serbia.
In her free time she loves traveling, photography and writing articles for an international travel blog.

Maria Hadzhikireva

People & Culture Officer

Maria joined CWP in December 2016 as an Executive Assistant to the Director. Her role involved 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.
In 2021 Maria was promoted to People and Culture Officer role. She is currently contributing to the implementation of overall HR strategy in alignment with her second Master's degree in Human Resource Management.
In her spare time, Maria enjoys studying contemporary dance techniques, reading crime novels, or roller skating.

Mario Nikolov

Engineering Analyst

Mario Nikolov joined CWP in March 2022 as an Engineering Analyst. Mario is engineer by education with a PhD based on additive manufacturing from Technical University of Sofia, a Master’s degree in Requirements engineering from University of Westminster and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Technical University of Sofia. He also has a Master’s degree in ” National Protection” from the Military Academy of Sofia “Georgi Stoykov Rakovski”. For the past five years he was working in various of fields: wind, development of ballistic protection systems, and automotive as a design engineer. Mario has a passion for 3D printing and is a proud owner of seven 3D printers.

Marko Purić

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).

M.Sc.Eng. Maya Karova

Senior 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.

Medina Moussa

Project Developer

Medina is an Еlectrical Еngineer, she joined CWP in January 2022, she has studied in ESP (Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique) of Nouakchott and ECC (Ecole Centrale of Casablanca). During her studies she developed skills in many subjects like electricity, electronics and industrial data. Medina has worked in the electricity dispatching center of SOMELEC (Mauritanian company of electricity) where she had the opportunity to work on various themes such as defects in the electricity grid and the main causes of a black-out. She is interested in the energy transition and its impact on the electricity generation sector. In her free time Medina likes reading, playing chess and she is very interested in modern architecture.

Milica Terzić

Office Manager

Milica joined CWP in June 2021 as a Personal Assistant to the Chairman, before becoming Office Manager. She is in her final year of studies at the Faculty of Political Science in Belgrade, majoring in Journalism and Communications. As a student at the acting school Studio Centar she starred in mulitple plays that were part of the Belgrade Youth Center’s regular repertoire for 5 years, before moving on to event organization. She worked in the PR and sales team for Angažman Fest, a local teen festival.
In her spare time Milica likes to spend time with her family and friends, watch TV shows and movies. She likes rap and trap music and enjoys going to music festivals. One day Milica wishes to live on the beach and learn how to surf.

Milica Veljić

Assistant Finance, Administration & Operations

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.

Mohamed Echfagha Mir

Project Manager (Mauritania)

Mohamed graduated with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering focusing on Automation, Signal Processing and Industrial Computing (from ‘’Université Hassan 1er Settat-Morocco). He started his work career in 2018 with Enérgie-Source-Batiments (ESB) as a Project Engineer. He was responsible for the technical portfolio leading tender application. He also worked extensively in monitoring the medium and low voltage electrical network (Rural electrification) and manager of the main stock. Before ESB, he worked with Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière (SNIM) in automation at the Mineral Transport department.
Mohamed joined CWP in February 2022 as a Project Manager.
In his free time, he likes sports especially football, reading books, visiting new places, and exploring new cultures.

Momchil Arnautski

Manager Energy Transition Analytics

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 CWP.
Since joining CWP 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 CWP you will find Momchil in the park having a walk or learning how to play the guitar.

Nedko Nedkov

Project Engineer, Solar PV

Nedko Nedkov joined CWP in February 2022 as a PV Project Engineer. He possesses Bachelor’s degree in Electrical engineering from Technical University of Varna and currently is completing his Master’s degree in Electrical Power Systems at the same university.
Prior to joining CWP, he has been working as an Electrical Designer for Photovoltaic projects at Solarpro Holding, where he participated in all of the technical phases of a PV project development: from solar resources assessment to layout design and calculations, and finally the construction phase.
In his free time, Nedko loves to combine his knowledge in metalworking and electronics to create strange and sometimes useful gadgets.

Nikolay Angelov

Research Analyst & Presentation Support

Nikolay joined CWP in December 2021 as a Research Analyst & Presentation Support. He is a well-rounded professional with experience across Marketing & Sales, Law and Management Consulting. He’s finalizing a LLM degree from Sofia University and has an extensive socially-conscious background in the NGO sector consulting renewable start-ups, social enterprises and other NGOs on their business and communication strategies. Experienced and awarded public speaker who believes that the right presentation can be an effective tool of change. In his free time, Nikolay is a creative who paints, sings, and plays the guitar.

Phaedra Reynolds

Head of HR CWP Renewables (Australia)

Since 2001 Phaedra has performed the Corporate Governance, Human Resources, Administrative Management, Finance, IT and overall Senior Management roles within CWP Renewables’ group of companies. She has been with the CWP since its inception in Australia and is extremely proud of the company’s history, excited by its present and inspired for the future.
Prior to her career with CWP Renewables and its related entities, she worked in risk assessment (Lender) for the Australian branch of the Bank of Scotland.
Entwined with her work life she balances 3 sons, a small farm and a passion for sustainability.
Phaedra is based in CWP’s Adelaide office.

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.

Sergei Yabrotskiy

Head of Legal Department, Ukraine

Sergei began his career in 2009, working as a lawyer in the district department of the state employment service. Further he held similar positions in the Specialized tax inspection of Mykolayiv Oblast and Security Service Department at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Mykolayiv Oblast.
Since 2014 he worked as a lawyer in the legal department of "Wind Parks of Ukraine", being responsible for the legal support of development, construction, commissioning and operation of wind power plants in Mykolayiv Oblast.
Since 2018, he supported the development and obtaining permits procedures for the construction of the Dnepro-Bugsky wind power station with a capacity of 110 MW in Kherson Oblast. In 2020 he received an attorney’s certificate.
He joined the CWP Global team in July 2021 as the head of the legal department in the Ukrainian service company.
Sergei has significant experience in the field of wind energy, he is actively involved in the process of development and commissioning, as well as operational activities. He considers himself a responsible and purposeful person, while being a team player. In his free time, he likes to play sports, travel, read books.

Simeon Todorov

Financial Analyst

Simeon graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from the University of Surrey. As part of his studies, Simeon spent time on an exchange program at the University of Hong Kong.
After graduating Simeon started working as a Securities Trader at a Sofia-based independent wealth management company, where he was involved in the trading of various types of securities for the ETFs and client portfolios managed by the company. Simeon then gained experience as a Portfolio Manager at an asset management company, where he performed various roles in the portfolio management process of some of the largest institutional investors in Bulgaria – from portfolio analysis and formulation of capital market expectations to preparation of investment recommendations and trade execution.
Simeon is a CFA charterholder. He is also an Investment Consultant and Investment Broker licensed by the Bulgarian Financial Supervision Commission.
Outside of work Simeon is a keen football enthusiast.

Tamara Nedeljković

Legal Associate

Tamara joined CWP in 2021 as a legal associate and she is engaged in all legal aspects of development. She holds a BA in law from the University in Belgrade, and she has successfully undertaken the Bar Exam, as well as the Attorney Exam. For the past five years she has been working as a legal consultant providing legal advice in the field of Company Law, with the particular regard to the Energy Law and the Real Estate Construction. She gained experience in renewable energy projects evaluation as an external legal advisor. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new places and different cultures, visiting music festivals and spending time with her friends and family.

Teodora Ivanova

Assistant Finance, Administration & Operations

Teodora studied Public Relations and had 7 years of administrative experience before joining the team in the beginning of 2019 as an Office Manager.
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.
After gaining more experience in Finance and Administration at the end of 2021, she gradually transferred to the position of Finance and Administration Assistant. Her role mainly consists of supporting the processes within the department.
“I am a firm believer that the greatest teacher is the job itself. I consider myself a people person and 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, Teodora enjoys reading a good book, exploring nature and photography.

Vesela Tsifudina-Georgieva

Billing and Payments Specialist

Vesela has started her career as аn Assistant in Logistic Department at Kros-3 Ltd. She decided to change her professional focus and in 2020 started a new role as Senior Payments Specialist at SM Digital Holding Ltd. Prior to that, she has spent over seven years at Raiffeisen Bank Bulgaria EAD as a Customer Support Specialist, and was later promoted to Senior Specialist POS monitoring and card payments processing. In 2022 she joined CWP, executing the role of Billing and Payments Specialist. She holds a Master’s degree in International Economic Relations from the Academy of Economics “Dimitar A. Tsenov”. In her spare time, she enjoys watching old movies, reading books and spending time with her family.

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.

M.Sc.Eng. Vladimir Tsonev

Project Engineer

Vladimir has experience in construction projects for 15 years and participated in large scale infrastructure and industrial projects. He joined the CWP development team in April 2021 for the wind projects in Bulgaria.
Vladimir possesses master’s degree of Engineering of Transport Infrastructure in the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria and he also completed master’s degree in Financial Management in the University of National and World Economics, Sofia, Bulgaria.
In his outside work life, he is father of three little girls, and he knows in detail the story lines of all Disney movies about princesses. When unleashed, Vladimir is a true legend of the domestic ice-hockey beer league and keeps practicing prevention how the puck not to hit the net behind him.

Yana Krasteva

Executive Assistant

Yana joined CWP in October 2021 and she is currently an Executive Assistant to the CEO of CWP Europe. Her role is to manage his schedule and to organize corporate events and business trips. She also provides support with the CSR initiatives and deals with various administrative tasks.
Yana graduated from the Birmingham City University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Event, Venue and Experience Management. Prior to joining CWP, she has successfully organized both virtual and physical events. She has also been engaged with events’ budgeting, marketing campaigns and worked on extensive research in consumer psychology.
Outside of work, Yana enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, doing Pilates and loves looking after her plants.

Yevgen Bezsonov

Environmental expert, Ukraine

Yevhen is an environmental expert. He has been working in the field of environmental protection since 2014. His career began in one of the seaports of the Mykolaiv. His main responsibilities were compliance with environmental legislation at production sites and in structural units, obtaining permits and monitoring their status.
Then he worked for several years at the Department of Ecology of the Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis in the sphere of environmental security. Yevhen took part in the implementation of two environmental projects financed by European funds and aimed at the rational use of water resources. He is an author of several scientific articles dedicated to ecosystem energy, ecosystem services, environmental security and sustainable development.
Since 2015, Yevhen has been a member of the All-Ukrainian Ecological League. When possible, he takes part in the ecological life of the city and the region.
Yevhen began working in the field of development of renewable energy projects in 2019.
He joined the CWP Global team as an environmental expert in August 2021.
His mottos: "If there is no road, there is always a direction" and "Perseverance wins" Outside of work, he likes active pastime with his family and friends, he is fond of studying nature, farming and repairing various equipment.

Zoran Radosavljević

Management Reporting Analyst

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.

Zornitsa Minkovska

Management Reporting Analyst

Zornitsa has started her career as a Private Equity Analyst at The Burgiss Group examining private capital partnership financials. She then transferred her focus to management reporting in the role of Associate Business Planning Analyst at IBM where her main involvement was in strategy financial planning and variance analysis between actuals vs. forecasts. After spending two years there she decided to align her career path with her passion for sustainability and in 2020 joined CWP. Zornitsa holds a degree in Business Administration with Minors in Information Systems and Economics from the American University in Bulgaria.

Outside work, Zornitsa loves to keep herself physically active, enjoys hiking, experimenting in the kitchen with new, eccentric recipes, and reading.