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We are a team made up of pioneers in the UK hydrogen sector

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We're looking for the next pioneers in renewable energy to join the Protium team.

If you are passionate about green energy and are looking for a future in green hydrogen, contact us today.

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Peter Ramm

Peter Ramm

Chief Project,Development Officer

Peter is a highly experienced Entrepreneur and Engineer within the energy field. He is a Founding Shareholder and Executive Board Member of Advanced Power AG (www.advancedpower.ch) a business that develops, structures and finances low carbon electricity in Europe and North America. Since its formation nearly 4,000MW of projects developed by Advanced Power have been constructed and Advanced Power continues to manage 3,000MW having raised in excess of $4bn of construction capital. During his 35 years in the power industry Peter has been involved in all aspects of the power industry including the manufacturing, development construction and operation of power plants. Peter has a deep knowledge of the European Energy system and supports conferences within this field as an Advisory Board member of the Enlit conference team and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

  • University of Cambridge, BA/MA: Engineering (1985-1988)
  • Various Roles (including Owner, CEO(Europe), Executive Director, Chief Operating Office(Europe and Group Technical Director), Technical Director: Advanced Power (2005-Present)
Patrick Molloy

Patrick Molloy

Patrick Molloy is a Senior Associate, Industry and Heavy Transport at Rocky Mountain Institute and a recognized analyst and commentator on Hydrogen applications for Heavy Industries. He has been broadly published in the clean energy media and currently co-hosts the Everything about Hydrogen podcast. Prior to working in energy Patrick worked in Irish and European politics. He is a graduate of University College Dublin and The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies

  • The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies – MA, International Economics, Energy and Environment
  • University College Dublin – MEconSc, European Economic & Public Affairs
  • 3Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) – Senior Associate, Breakthrough Technology Program (2020-Present)
Pascal Pénicaud

Pascal Pénicaud

Pascal is a well-recognised leader in the French renewable market. He has unique experience in the management of large-scale renewable energy projects as former Managing Director of Tenergie, the 2nd largest solar independent power producer in France. During his tenure the company developed over 1GW of projects with over Euro 2 billion of financing secured.

  • Emlyon Business School – MSc, Business Finance
  • Falkor – President (2019-Present)
  • Tenergie – Managing Director (2016-2019)
Mikael Ericson

Mikael Ericson

CEO and President of Intrum. Established Intrum as the market leader in Credit Management Services in Europe. Intrum Group became the world’s leading debt collection and credit management company in 2017 through the merging of Lindorff and Intrum Justitia.

  • Stockholm University – Batchelor’s Degree
  • Intrum – President & CEO (2016-2020)
Mark Henderson

Mark Henderson

Mark is a highly experienced infrastructure finance investment banker, with experience in the renewable energy, sustainability, and power sectors. He is currently the Chief Investment Officer of GridServe, the first UK developer of subsidy free Solar PV and battery storage projects. Internationally experienced, in both emerging markets and western Europe, where he has advised on, structured, and financed over £1 billion and 3,000MW of infrastructure energy projects. Mark established and ran the mezzanine lending team for power and renewables at Investec and the cleantech & renewables sector for private equity firm LDC. Currently chair of the board of trustees and the investment committee for Pure Leapfrog, a community energy charity that provides funding and professional support for low carbon, high social impact projects. Mark is a well-known member of the London clean energy community and regular conference speaker; Mark has also been invited to write and contribute articles to several specialist financial publications.

  • University of Reading – BA (Hons)
  • GRIDSERVE – Chief Investment Officer, 2017-Present
  • Pure Leapfrog - Chair of the Board of Trustees & Chair of Investment Committee (2014-Present)
Sir John Rose

Sir John Rose

Sir John Rose is Deputy Chairman of Rothschild Continuation Holdings and sits on the board of BW Group and the Advisory Boards of, Holdingham International; Hambro Perks Ltd.; and Protium. He is Chairman of Hambro Perks Environmental Technologies I, Chair of BW Group’s Audit Committee and Chairman of the Time and Tide Foundation which focuses on Conservation and Education in Zambia.

  • Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce Group (1996 to 2011)
Jack Eastwood

Jack Eastwood

Chief Operating Officer

Jack has 4 years’ experience working for KPMG in its Deal Advisory team in the Middle East. During this time he worked on the due diligence for the Public Investment Fund’s acquisition of a stake in ACWA Power and on KPMG Saudi’s largest project managing a public-private partnership for the Saudi Ministry of Labour. Experience at managing teams in unstructured environments, Jack lead operations at several start-ups following his return to the UK and helped them grow.

At Protium, Jack has worked across all aspects of the business and leads in the development of the company’s project financing models. He holds a Masters degree in Middle Eastern Economics and Arabic from the University of London and a Bachelors in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of York. Jack is a keen sailor, rugby player and enjoys travelling and photography.

  • Development Consultant: SaaScada (Mar 2019-May 2019)
  • Chief Operating Officer: SAVR App (Aug 2017-Sept 2018)
  • Senior Associate: KPMG Saudi Arabia (Dec 2014-Jul 2017)
  • Analyst: KPMG Jordan (Nov 2013-Nov 2014)
Marco Dell’Aquila

Marco Dell’Aquila

Chief Investment Officer

Marco is an investor, adviser, developer, author and professor with 27 years’ experience in the energy sector.He founded and chairs Power Capital, a financial advisory firm which has won mandates of c. €13 billion since 1997. Marco is also Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies and the co-founder of Inspiratia, a UK based Energy and Infrastructure data & analysis provider.

He co-founded Infrastructure Journal (now IJ Global) in 1997, which became the pre-eminent global online data & analysis provider to the infrastructure and energy sectors; Marco acted as its Editor-in-Chief until 2007. In the 1990s, he was an Executive Director of General Electric Capital’s projects group based in London, developing and investing in energy projects in the EMEA region.

  • John Hopkins University – Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS): MA, International Economics and Relations (1984-1986)
  • The University of Manchester, BSc: Civil & Structural Engineering (1981-1984)
  • Chairman and Co-Founder: Inspiratia (July 2010-Present)
  • Senior Adjunct Professor: John Hopkins University (2011-Present)
  • Chairman: Power Capital (1997-Present)
  • Co-Founder: Infrastructure Journal (1997-2007)
Jenifer Baxter

Jenifer Baxter

Director of Innovation and Policy,& Head of Protium Wales

Dr Jenifer Baxter is the Head of Regulatory Affairs & Manager of Protium Wales. She is also the Chief Engineer at the Institution for Mechanical Engineers in London.

Jenifer has a PhD from Cardiff University examining hydrogen from waste technologies, an MSc in Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy and a BEng in Environmental Engineering also from Cardiff University. Jenifer is a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, IOM3 and is a Chartered Engineer and Scientist.

  • Cardiff University: PhD, Technological Innovation Systems: Hydrogen from waste (2009-2013)
  • Cardiff University: MSc, Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy (2002-2003)
  • Cardiff University: BEng, Environmental Engineering (1997-2001)
  • Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining, Chartered Scientist, Member (2007)
  • Non-Executive Director: Industry Wales (April 2021-present)
  • Lead Consultant: Baxter360 Engineering Consultants (Dec 2020-Present)
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers (May 2015-April 2021)
Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

Chairman

Michael Jackson MA FCA is the founder of Elderstreet Investments Limited, one of the UKs oldest venture capital firms and remains its executive chairman. For the past 24 years, he has specialised in raising finance and investing in the smaller companies quoted and unquoted sector, mostly in the UK tech and industrial sectors.

From 1987 until 2006, Michael was chairman of FTSE 100 company The Sage Group plc, and today he is a director of Elderstreet portfolio companies Fords Packaging Systems Limited, Macranet Limited and Access Intelligence plc.

Jon Clipsham

Jon Clipsham

Chief Commercial Officer

Jon Clipsham is the Chief Commercial Officer for Protium and Head of Protium Scotland. Jon previously led the green hydrogen revolution in Orkney islands, where in his role as the Hydrogen Development Manager for EMEC, which formed the basis of the Orkney green hydrogen eco-system. He is also a Board Member of the Scottish Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA) and the first ever approved Hydrogen Training Assessor for the UK Maritime & Coast Guard Agency. Prior to Protium Jon also was a Principal at leading EPC Worley, through its consulting arm Advisian. Jon is based in Kirkwall in Orkney and has background in Metallurgy, catalytic technologies and material science from Imperial College & the University of Liverpool.

  • University of Liverpool: MSc, Managing Catalytic Technology (2000-2005)
  • Imperial College London: BSC (Eng), Metallurgy & Materials Science (1983-1987)
  • Guest Lecturer: Renewable Energy Institute (Freelance 2021-Present)
  • Assessor – Hydrogen Training: Maritime and Coastguard Agency (Sept 2020-present)
  • Lecturer in Business Studies: Orkney College, University of Highlands and Islands (Sept 2020-present)
  • Director: Scottish Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association (May 2018-Present)
  • Principal Consultant: Advisian (April 2020-2021)
  • Hydrogen Manager: EMEC (European Marine Energy Centre (Sep 2018-Mar 2020)
Dr Enass Abo-Hamed

Dr Enass Abo-Hamed

Enass is the Co-Founder and CEO at H2GO Power ltd; an award-winning spin-out company from the University of Cambridge developing energy storage technologies. She completed her PhD at Cambridge University, where she was also a postdoctoral fellow and elected Cambridge University Energy Champion. Currently, Enass is a Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellow and a technology expert consultant to European Commission (REA).

Enass has 10 years of research and business experience in hydrogen production & storage, catalysis, renewable energy and energy storage. Enass won the visionary of the year award by MIT Tech Review Innovators Under 35 Europe, the best energy start-up award at the Global Hello Tomorrow Summit and others. In 2015, she was selected by the Cartier women’s initiative awards as one of 18 best women entrepreneurs globally.

  • University of Cambridge – PhD, Nanotechnology, Energy Storage, Renewable Energy, Hydrogen Production and Storage
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – MSc, Nanotechnology in catalysis and environmental application
  • H2GO Power – Co-Founder & Director (2014-Present)
  • World Economic Forum – Member of the Global Future Council on advanced energy technologies (2018-Present)
Emma Tinker

Emma Tinker

Emma co-founded Asper in 2016 with Luigi and Luis, with whom she had worked at HgCapital since 2008. Emma has worked in investment since 1999 and in the energy sector since 2002. During her tenure at Hg she started the renewable energy business that eventually led to the raising of Hg’s renewable funds alongside Tom Murley in 2003. Emma is responsible for Asper’s investment strategy and is Chair of the Investment Committee. She leads the origination and strategic business planning on existing platforms and new investments. Over the years she has led and managed investments, financings and exits in different markets and technologies in the UK, Ireland, Germany, and Italy.

Elaine Wong

Elaine Wong

Elaine is the Co-Founder and Partner of Hydrogen Capital Partners, and HAO Capital based in Hong Kong. She has over 20 years of private equity experience in the US and Asia, and is the primary board representative from HAO Capital to its portfolio companies. She is actively involved in strategy formulation and implementation, business development, and capital market transactions. Prior to co-founding HAO Capital in 2006, Ms. Wong was a member of the Carlyle Group US Venture Partners and the Carlyle Group Asia Growth Equity partnership.

  • MIT – MSc, Chemical Engineering
  • Stanford University – MBA, Business Administration
  • HOA Capital - Co-Founder & Partner (2006-Present)
  • Hydrogen Capital Partners (HCP) - Co-Founder & Partner (2019-Present)
David Scott

David Scott

David is the co-founder and Chair of Tribe Impact Capital, the UK’s first dedicated Impact Wealth Manager. He believes that investing into businesses that seek to create a positive impact for all stakeholders, including society and the environment will produce superior financial returns over the medium to long term. Prior to Tribe, he founded Vestra Wealth in 2008, growing the business from zero to £16bn of assets under management at the end of 2020, when the Liechtenstein Princely family through the LGT Group bought the remaining share in LGT Vestra.

He was previously a co-founder of Scott Goodman Harris, which he sold to UBS in 2004.

He is also a non-executive director of Bulb Energy, one of the UK’s largest energy suppliers, which has grown from a standing start to 1.7 million customers in the last 5 years. He is also a serial investor into early stage start ups.

Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson

CEO & Founder

Chris is the founder and CEO of Protium, and the Chairman of the UK Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association. Chris originally began working on hydrogen through the World Bank, where his research helped secure the Bank’s first internal funding for Hydrogen & Fuel Cell research in over a decade. Subsequently Chris became an advisor to colleagues within the World Bank and IFC on hydrogen and fuel cell projects.

Chris previously worked for JLT Group, within the International Network and JLT’s Energy & Marine division. He has also worked for one of the UK’s leading renewable energy project developers, as well as for Venture Capital firms both in London and Israel. He holds a Masters in Energy, Finance and Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a first class BA (Honours) from the University of York.

  • John Hopkins University – Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS): MA Energy, resources and the Environment and International Economics, James Anderson Fellowship Recipient (2015-2017)
  • University of York: BA, Politics with International Relations (2009-2012)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute, Diploma CII (Nov 2014)
  • Chair of the UKHFCA (Jun 2020-Present)
  • Co-host and Founder: Everything About Hydrogen (July 2019-Present)
  • Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Consultant, Energy & Extractives Practise: World Bank Group (Sept 2017-April 2020)
  • Project Developer & Fund Marketing Assistant: Temporis Development UK (Jun 2017-Aug 2017)
  • Business Analyst: Elderstreet Investments (Feb 2015-Jul 2015)
  • International Relationship Manager: JLT International Network (April 2015-Feb 2015)
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