Franck has over 20 years of experience working in the independent power industry and 10 year in solar PV. Prior to founding ConstantEnergy, Franck co-founded Sonnedix, a solar IPP in 2009 and as board member and President developed the business into a global solar IPP fund present in 8 countries, including France, UK, Japan, Thailand, South Africa, with world class development, project finance, construction and asset management capabilities. Franck moved into the power generation industry in 1995 by joining Sithe Energies Inc. in Bangkok where he worked for five years developing Sithe’s power projects and business in South East Asia. During this period, Sithe became Thailand’s leading foreign IPP, with new assets worth over $500 million. He continued in the power generation industry until 2002, working as Director for Business Development for Sithe in Korea and subsequently for Mirant Asia-Pacific in North East Asia. In these roles, he successfully structured, financed and managed over $1 billion of greenfield power projects and acquisitions for Sithe and Mirant. Franck started an energy consulting firm in 2002 by establishing Asia Energy Resources, subsequently acquired by AWR Lloyd, an energy advisory firm in 2006, becoming a partner in AWR Lloyd till 2010, providing advisory services to oil, power and mining companies.
Finance Degree, EDHEC
Markus has extensive experience in finance, investor relations and fund compliance. He was previously compliance and finance officer for Sonnedix Solar LP from 2010 where he set up corporate finance and compliance systems, in addition for being responsible for Investor Relations. Prior to that, Markus managed as CFO/ Asset Manager Arclight Capital’s portfolio investments in Europe and worked in Investment Banking for Commerzbank and a Private Equity boutique.
MBA NYE, LSE and HEC
Brett has been a partner in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Hong Kong office. He represents banks, financial institutions, private equity funds, and strategic sponsors in acquisition and project and leveraged finance transactions in Asia, including leveraged buyouts and structured M&A financings.
He has lived in Hong Kong for over 18 years and participated in some of the first U.S.-style leveraged buyouts completed in Asia. He has extensive experience in large private power projects in emerging markets and represented Sonnedix Solar LP on the establishment of a new joint venture platform company with investors advised by JP Morgan Asset Management, Sonnedix Power Holdings Ltd., to pursue opportunities in the rapidly expanding global solar market.
Ph D, University of Chicago
MBA, Northwestern University,
J.D. Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
A business school graduate and an engineer, Romain oversees our Southeast Asian business. He has 10 years of Business-to-Business experience in business development, project development and management fields in China, India, Thailand, Japan, and Singapore, successively with Dextra, Bouygues Construction, and Solareo, which Constant Energy acquired in February 2017.
Farid has over 15 year experience working in business development and marketing. Prior to joining Constant Energy, Farid was with Sonnedix Solar for seven year as country Manager for South Africa, where he delivered Sonnedix largest plant at 86MW in 2016 and head of business Development for utility solar PV in France, UK and Spain. Farid has extensive experience in working with local developers to originate new projects pipeline, EPC contractors and lenders.