Nicolas Payen

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.


Vincent Bakker

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.


Ashton Adams

Chief Technology Officer

American National and Thailand PR, Ashton Adams has over 20 years of international experience as an Entrepreneurial Visionary “Agile” IT Executive Leader (CTO, EVP, Director, Product Manager and Consultant). His travels have taken him to over 60 countries, having lived and worked 6 years in Europe from 2000-2006 and now 10 years in S.E. Asia… All of this rich cultural experience has culminated in real-life multi-national IT Development exposure that has included the successful Implementation, Management and Launch of many High-Tech Startups and Products for ventures based in (Asia, Europe and North America).

Ashton has an MBA from Arizona State University(U.S.A.) and is a Certified (PMP, NPDP, ITIL EXPERT andAGILE/SCRUM MASTER), Product Owner-Manager and Executive Team Collaborator who’s career achievements boast an Impeccable Track Record of Leading, Architecting, Designing and Delivering new “Innovative”and “Disruptive” and “ Game Changing” IT Software Development Products and Services on a global scale.


Henry Cumberlege

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.