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Our Senior Management team

Co-executive chair

Marcel van Poecke is an entrepreneur, investor and executive manager in energy sector with over 30 years of experience. He is the Founder and Chairman of AtlasInvest, which engaged in investments across the broad energy spectrum. Marcel is Vice Chair at Carlyle International Energy Partners (CIEP). Mr. van Poecke is also the Chairman of ONE-Dyas, Vice Chairman of the Energy Intelligence Board; Chairman of VARO, Vice Chairman of CEPSA and non-executive Director of Discover Exploration, Assala, Neptune and SierraCol. Mr. van Poecke also serves on the board of Trustees of WCS in New-York, The Wildlife Conservation Society.

Marcel van Poecke

Co-executive chair

Paul van Poecke has over 30 years experience in the energy-sector and has been active across storage, LNG, refining and power-plants. Prior to co-founding Tree Energy Solutions , Paul held several CEO, COO and board-positions at Petroplus Logistics, Petroplus , 4 Gas and HES International.

He started his energy career at Van der Sluijs Group in the Netherlands now part of VARO.

One of his landmark projects has been the initiation, development and startup of Dragon LNG in Milford Haven.

Paul van Poecke

CEO

Marco Alverà has more than 20 years of experience in energy companies. He is the author of The Hydrogen Revolution. He began his career at Goldman Sachs before starting and selling a telecom company, and then joining Enel, one of the world’s largest green electricity companies. He subsequently worked for Eni, the oil and gas major, for over 10 years in senior positions, and from 2016 to 2022 he was CEO of Snam, which Marco positioned as an international leader in green gas and green gas infrastructure. Since 2017 he has been non-executive director of S&P Global, where he is also chair of the Finance Committee.

Marco Alverà

CCO

Otto’s diverse 30-year energy sector experience has given him a distinctive profile in the energy market, supporting global companies in the (re)negotiation and arbitration of long-term contracts and by helping governments set energy policies. Otto was Chief Operating Officer at Naftogaz of Ukraine, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company where he co-led the global Oil & Gas practice. Before that, he was a Partner in the energy practice at Booz & Company. He started his career with Royal Dutch Shell in May 1990, where he had various roles in the Netherlands and Venezuela until the end of 1997.

Otto Waterlander

CTO

For the past 20 years, Jens has worked with Fortune 500 companies as Corporate Technology Consultant/Fellow and Global Technology/Production Director to develop, start up, run, and improve world-scale production assets via technical innovation and Operational Excellence across multiple businesses and geographies. He advised on decarbonization strategies for multiple locations and businesses, an expert on the decarbonization of energy and chemical production assets through green hydrogen and CCU, as well as other sustainable production routes for key raw materials.

Jens Schmidt

Senior Advisor

Julian Metherell is a founding partner of MW&L Capital. He is also vice chairman of GasLog, a NYSE listed LNG shipping business. He has also served on the Board of Euronav, the NYSE and Belgium listed tanker company.  From 2011 to 2015, he was the CFO and a director of Genel Energy plc, the successor to Vallares Plc, a US$2bn publicly listed acquisition company which he co-founded in April 2011. From 1999 to 2011, Mr. Metherell was a partner at Goldman Sachs., where he served as chief executive officer of the UK investment banking division. He is a Trustee of the Royal Opera House, and the Chairman of the Judge Business School Advisory Board at Cambridge University.

Julian Metherell

Senior Advisor

Christophe de Mahieu is a Senior Advisor to AtlasInvest and the Carlyle Group. Previously, Christophe was Managing Director & Partner at Bain & Co., leading the Middle East  Energy Practice and senior partner of the global Private Equity Practice. Prior to Bain, Christophe served as Co-Head of Investcorp’s $1 Billion MENA Private Equity fund and former senior Director & Partner with McKinsey & Co., where he founded the Middle East Practice in 2002. Christophe started his career working at Exxon Corporation in various management positions.

Christophe de Mahieu

Our team

Kevin Selleslags

Rafael Loehrer

Millie De Wispelaere

Sebastian Scholz

Kristiana Gjinaj

Frank De Boer

Jehan de Séjournet

Fenja Alexander

Keane Yarish

Gerrit Groen

Narcisse Verbist

Markus Schöffel

M’hamed Bouzambou

M’hamed Bouzambou

Sven Partzsch

Andreas Stemmer

Nadine Bathelt

Eric van Breukelen

Nigel Passmore

Baptiste Légeret

Oksana Pilatova

Mike Shinn

Marcel van Poecke Founder and Managing Director
Paul van Poecke Founder and Managing Director
Christophe de Mahieu Senior Director
Julian Metherell Senior Director

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