Chief Executive Officer
French national, Nicolas Payen has 15 years of experience in both engineering and marketing/commercial leadership roles. His deep-tech journey started in 2008 as the co-founder of a start-up named Efficient Home looking after the emerging market of the Smart Homes / Smart Grid for Schneider-Electric. In 2012 he released the connected residential energy management system named WISER. This connected solution was then deployed in the largest French Smart Grid pilot.
In 2013, he moved to Hong-Kong to head the Smart Space Category for the Asia Pacific and to lead the deployment of a channel partner program for the building technology’s system integrators of Schneider Electric. In March 2016, he became the Global Head of Internet of Things for MANN+HUMMEL, where he lead an Innovation Lab and a Global Competency Centre on smart devices, digital services, big data, and AR/VR. In April 2017, Nicolas created the Future Economy Studio – a digital ventures building company in Singapore. Positive Energy.Community Venture was incubated at the same Studio in Singapore.
Chief Financial Officer / Project Finance
Vincent Bakker is a Dutch national with 10 years of experience in complex energy investments. He has been on all sides of projects (acquisitions, divestments and organic growth projects), in all phases (from identification and screening, to operate, to decommissioning) in a variety of roles. He has negotiated with commercial parties as well as governments, set up financial systems within joint ventures and did due diligence and deal structuring. His result orientated and fit for purpose approach is supported by strong analytical and modelling skills.
Vincent has a MSc. in Financial Engineering & Management and is accredited Chartered Global Management Accountant. He has moved to Singapore in 2014 and worked for projects in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Kazakhstan.
Business Consultant – Legal
Jinn Lim is a corporate lawyer with 20 years’ experience, more than half of which have been spent working in the Energy sector working on large-scale oil, gas and commodities projects at BP and Gunvor (Big 5 Oil Trader), with a stint at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in between. She has extensive experience in long-term sale and purchase projects, one of which was valued at USD100bn, project finance, investments in terminals and refineries, including projects valued at USD10bn, structured trade finance, listings, tenders, disputes, criminal prosecutions, regulatory and sanctions investigations, compliance and risk management.
In the early years of her career, Jinn cut her teeth on corporate finance projects in leading law firms, before joining the mergers and acquisitions department of Allianz Insurance Management where she negotiated acquisitions and strategic alliances with banks and insurers across Asia in the wake of the Asian Financial Crisis.
Jinn is currently a Director at Positive Energy.Community Pte Ltd.
Jinn is admitted to practice in 3 jurisdictions – England, Singapore and Paris..
Chief Marketing Officer
British national, Henry Cumberlege has over fifteen years of experience helping medium to large IT companies around the globe harness the marketing and communication opportunities of the digital age. He was instrumental in creating and implementing strategies that leverage multiple online and offline channels for numerous product launches –including the world’s most sold video editing solution Studio- and enterprise wide initiatives. His insight and hands on approach to content management, data analytics and customer engagement changed the way entire teams envisioned business development while significantly impacting bottom line results.
Henry moved to Thailand in 2009 and founded his own Marketing consulting company working for a broad range of clients. An entrepreneur at heart and creative individual, he later founded a niche jewelry brand Tigers & Dragons creating collections for British celebrity as well as established organizations such as Club Med.