Meet EDP Renewables APAC Management Team
Executive Board Member EDP
Chief Executive Officer EDP Renewables APAC
Mr. Pedro Vasconcelos is a member of EDP Executive Board of Directors and a member of EDP Renewables Management Team.
He was most recently appointed Executive Board Member of EDP in April 2023 and has been EDP Renewables’ Chief Executive Officer for the APAC region and member of the board of Ocean Winds, EDP Renewables’ dedicated offshore joint venture with Engie, since November 2021 as well as Executive Chairman of EDP Renewables APAC since February 2022.
Previously, Head of M&A and Corporate Development (2017-2022) and Head of Solar Strategy (2016 2017) at EDP Renewables and has held executive roles at both EDP International and Hydro Global as Chief Business Development Officer since 2014.Joined EDP in 2007, working as an M&A Project Manager until 2009. He was then seconded to NGEN Partners, a California-based cleantech US venture capital firm, as an Associate, before returning to Lisbon two years later to become EDP's CEO Chief of Staff until 2013.
Mr. Pedro Vasconcelos has an MSc in Aerospace Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal, and an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD, Singapore/France.
Frank Phuan belongs to the second generation of a solar industry business that has been established for over 35 years. Together with his team, Frank helped grow a 5-man operation in Singapore to a 100 staff regional business spanning across regions including Singapore, Malaysia, India, Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines and Australia.
Frank has over 20 years of experience in the solar industry leading numerous projects and public speeches involving solar systems technologies, sustainability strategy, green buildings and infrastructure, greenhouse gas emission reduction, solar farm and rooftop solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) projects across the Asia Pacific.
Frank was awarded the distinguished Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2014, the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award (EYA) in 2015, the PVSEC Special Award in 2016 in recognition of his contribution to the growth of the photovoltaic industrial technology in Singapore, and was named an honouree of the Spirit of Enterprise Award in 2017.
Frank holds an Honours degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Applied Science in Material Engineering.
Chief Financial Officer
Lawrence Wu has more than 22 years of experience in corporate finance and investments, specializing in M&A and restructurings, reverse takeovers, schemes of arrangements and delisting of public companies, as well as capital fundraising. Prior to founding EDP Renewables APAC (Formerly Sunseap Group), Lawrence held appointments at DBS Bank (Vice President), Macquarie (Vice President) and BNP Paribas (Director).
Lawrence spearheads the group's efforts in capital raising, playing a vital role in raising the requisite funding for the group, and putting in place the capital structure required for its Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) projects. These efforts helped set the foundation for the group's subsequent projects. Lawrence also carries with him more than 7 years of venture capital investing in the sustainability space and is a Partner and Director of TRIREC Pte Ltd, a renewable energy venture capital firm that focuses on companies in the de-carbonization arena.
Lawrence was named an honouree of the Spirit of Enterprise Award in 2017, an achievement he shares with his Co-Founder, Frank. Lawrence graduated from the Nanyang Technological University with First Class Honours in Accountancy in 2000, and he is both a Certified Public Accountant (Singapore), an ISCA Infrastructure and Project Finance Professional and a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Executive Director, Client Solutions & Asset Operations APAC
Filipa Ricciardi graduated with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Finance from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, fully sponsored for academic excellence, including a class medal for best degree. She also holds an MBA from INSEAD.
She started her career at Goldman Sachs in London (UK), where she worked primarily in the securities division for the Foreign Exchange market, covering several clients, including institutional investors, corporates and hedge funds based mainly in Iberia.
In 2010, she joined Haitong (formerly BESI) in the Investment Banking Division, working in the Mergers & Acquisitions team, where she completed a wide range of transactions (+USD 20 billion) including buy-side and sell-side mandates for corporates and financial sponsors.
In 2016, after her MBA, she joined UBER Technologies as Operations Manager, helping to build the rider business in Portugal from ground-up, before taking over as General Manager of Uber Eats for Portugal in 2018.
In 2019, she became part of the commercial arm of EDP as the Head of Business Development of New Downstream opportunities, later joining the corporate holding to perform Investor Relations duties, supporting both the CEO and CFO in establishing the relationship with equity sell-side and investor communities. Since 2021, she has been Head of Stakeholders and Corporate Affairs at EDP and in 2022 was appointed Executive Director, Client Solutions & Asset Operations, EDP Renewables APAC.
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