In 2017, Vincent Browne, the Chairman and CEO, founded what is now Alternus Clean Energy Inc. through a management buyout. Vincent envisioned Alternus becoming a leading utility-scale independent power producer, initially focused on solar PV. Since then the company has experienced significant growth, with an initial public offering on the Oslo Stock Exchange in 2021. Alternus has also expanded its reach, boasting operational solar parks across America and Europe, with ongoing development initiatives. A notable milestone occurred in December 2023, when Alternus listed on Nasdaq. As the journey continues the company eagerly anticipates achieving its vision of becoming a leading utility-scale provider of 24/7 clean energy.
Launched the Alternus Sustainable Arts Initiative
- Rotterdam Airport 13.6MW project is energised. The project was developed and delivered by the Alternus Energy Group
- Acquisition of additional 11MW of Polish Projects to complete 24MW Agreement
- Strategic business combination agreement with Clean Earth Acquisitions Corp announced
- Execution of project financing facility up to EUR 500M led by Deutsche Bank
- Total operational portfolio reaches 165MW by end of 2022
Successfully Placed EUR 110M Senior Secured Green Bond And EUR 27M Of New Equity With Arctic Securities plus EUR 20M Tap Issue
- Strategic Acquisition of Unisun Energy Holdings B.V, to become a Vertically-Integrated IPP
- Acquisition of additional 39MW of projects in Romania and Italy
- Acquisition of 77.6MW of Polish projects including largest project to date of Witnica Solar Park (64.6MW)
- Uplist to Euronext Growth Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE:ALT)
- Total operational portfolio reaches 140MW by end of 2021
Contracts to acquire 15 Solar Parks across Romania, Italy And Poland With An Aggregate Production Capacity Of 109MW
- Wins first tender project for 65MW Polish park from BayWa r.e.
- New strategic partner in Ireland
Completes acquisition of additional 5.0MW in Italy from Risen
- Announces BayWa r.e. as European O&M partner
- Acquisition of 12MW operating park in the Netherlands
- Contracts for additional 20MW of projects in Italy
- Project pipeline reaches 500MW
Completes Acqusition of Additional 2.24MW in Italy
- Completes acquisition of first 10 rooftop projects under construction
- Enters German market with two strategic partners
Vincent Browne completes management buyout and becomes Chairman and CEO
- Acquires first 2 operational projects in Italy – 1.7 MW
- Signs SPA for acquisition of additional 2.24MW in Italy
- Expands project origination network
Chief Executive Officer
Vincent continues to lead the company’s expansion across America and Europe, bringing a wealth of experience with his extensive background of over 20 years in senior and c-suite level management in the areas of finance and operations, including M&A, project finance and capital market transactions across listed and private companies. Vincent has predominantly worked in the public markets as CEO or CFO of OTC listed companies and as a consultant to others involving M&A, spin outs and corporate restructuring.
Vincent also founded a couple of technology start-ups that became leaders in their respective fields and previously held the position of Head of Procurement with Esat Telecom Group, Ireland’s premier competitive telecom operator, quoted on NASDAQ. Given his experience, Vincent brings to Alternus an entrepreneurial, innovative mindset crafting the way forward to the success the company has achieved to date.
Vincent holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from University College Dublin and is also a contributor in the commercialization of research and technology projects with the Technology and Enterprise Campus at Trinity College Dublin.
Chief Financial Officer
Joseph’s experience of over 20 years in the development, construction and financing of renewable energy assets including key operating management, finance and audit functions, ensures that he is well suited to drive the financial operations at Alternus. Joseph’s previous roles include CFO of Green States Energy, Inc. (GSE), an IPP where he assisted in the growth of the company from zero assets to over $70M of assets and over $7M of annual long term contracted revenue over a 3-year period.
Joseph also held the position of Controller for Power Partners a division of MasTec (MTZ). The Power Partners group installed over 3.5 GWp of wind assets in the United States as the electrical contractor over a 7-year period. Other positions have included various finance and operations roles with Fortune 500 manufacturing companies, including the SPX Corporation and the Goodrich Corporation.
Joseph was appointed as CFO in Alternus in 2018 and holds an MBA from the University of Illinois and has achieved CPA, CMA, CIA, and CFM designations.
Chief Commercial Officer
David joined the executive management team at Alternus in 2022. He oversees all commercial and M&A activity for the Company in addition to leading the funding and investment activities in conjunction with the CFO and CEO. He has over 20 years’ experience across capital markets, incorporating project finance, infrastructure and renewables, and finance industry.
Prior to joining Alternus, he was a Director of Corporate Finance at advisory firm Grant Thornton. Additional previous roles include Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at the investment bank, Duff & Phelps, Regional Head of Debt Structuring at the accountancy firm, FGS and various management roles in corporate, institutional, and commercial banking, together with several advisory board roles. In these roles, Mr. Farrell acquired extensive experience on both sides of corporate, real estate, and infrastructure and renewable financings along with numerous M&A transactions.
Chief Legal Officer
Taliesin was appointed as General Counsel in Alternus in 2018. Given her wealth of experience and solutions orientated and methodical style, Taliesin ensures the company takes the best legal approach across all levels of the business. Taliesin has served in senior operating roles in a variety of corporate and public enterprises for over twenty years, providing general corporate legal advice. Taliesin’s most recent role was as the President of Dart Business Services LLC, a company which she founded in 2010. Dart Business Services provided consultancy services to a few small public and private companies, similar to those provided by a general counsel or in-house counsel and corporate secretary.
Prior to founding Dart, Taliesin was the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Flint Telecom Group and previously spent 8 years at Semotus Solutions as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary where she was part of the team that took the company from its listing on the OTC Markets to Amex and then to Nasdaq.
Taliesin holds a BA in Economics from Connecticut College and is a member of the California State Bar Association, having earned a Juris Doctor degree at North-western School of Law at Lewis and Clark College and completed her final year at Santa Clara University School of Law.
Chief Technical Officer
Gary joined Alternus in 2021 as Chief Technical Officer bringing with him 30 years’ construction experience where he has worked on the design, construction, operation and sale of approximately 1 GWp of renewable energy assets while demonstrating a significant track record of delivering projects safely, on time, on budget and managing successful client and partner relationships.
For the 3 years prior to joining Alternus, Gary was responsible for the construction of several large-scale wind and solar projects owned by Actis Energy portfolio companies AELA Energia (Chile) and BioTherm Energy (Africa), where he held the role of acting Technical Director. Prior to Actis, he spent almost 6 years at Mainstream Renewable Power, where as Head of Construction he held the responsibility for delivering wind and solar projects through the construction phase into operation across Europe, North America, Latin America and Africa. During this time, Gary managed relationships with Mainstream’s JV partners Actis and JV platforms Lekela Power (Africa) and AELA Energia. He was Mainstream’s representative on the project Steering Committees and alternate director on project company boards. He also held interim responsibility over a two-year period for all aspects of safety, security and quality within the Mainstream group.
Gary has a BAI in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering from Trinity College Dublin and an MSc in Project Management from the University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.
Chief Sustainability Officer
Gita joined Alternus in 2017 combining her passion for sustainability with her profession. In 2021, she was promoted to the role of Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO). Gita works closely with the executive team to ensure that sustainability is applied to all areas of the business and Environmental, Social & Governance criteria are fulfilled. This approach ensures success for the business while also positively impacting stakeholders.
Prior to becoming the CSO, Gita was the Strategic Planning Manager and was instrumental in the company’s rapid growth by achieving strategic goals across business development, project acquisitions, marketing, communications, and recruitment. Prior to joining Alternus Energy, Gita was a Development Executive in Stream Bioenergy, an Irish renewable energy company. While there, she assisted in securing permits for two Anaerobic Digestion plants in Ireland.
Gita holds a BSc in Spatial Planning and Environmental Management from Technological University Dublin. She has studied at the Innovation Academy in University College Dublin and recently completed a course in Business Sustainability Management from Cambridge Online University.
Chief Information Officer
Larry joined Alternus in 2019 excited by the company’s plans for growth and at the prospect of getting involved in one of the fastest growing industries across Europe. With over 20 years of experience in senior leadership roles across production, operations and service delivery management, in both startups and fortune 500 companies, Larry brings with him the necessary expertise to facilitate the company’s operational expansion across Europe.
In his previous role as senior director of global operations for Xerox, consolidating and developing support systems and infrastructure globally, Larry successfully managed a team of 300+ people across multiple lines of the business. Larry brings a core skillset of building and managing cross functional global teams in an international environment simultaneously enabling growth whilst maintaining control at all operational levels.
Larry is ITIL and Lean Six Sigma certified and studied Mechanical Engineering at Dundalk Institute of Technology and holds Diplomas in Management from Dublin Business School and Printing and Graphic Communication from Technological University Dublin.