Chief Executive Officer EDP Renewables APAC

Miguel Fonseca

Mr Miguel Fonseca is the Chief Executive Officer of EDP Renewables APAC. 

He joined EDP in 2020 as the Executive Board Member of EDP Client Solutions with executive oversight of businesses in Europe spanning across Portugal, Spain, Italy, Poland, Belgium, France and Germany.

Prior to EDP, Mr Miguel Fonseca was a Partner at McKinsey & Company for 18 years, with international experience in business development, marketing and sales across industries including renewables, telecommunications, media and finance.

He has a MSc in Business and Economics from Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics and an MBA (Dean's List) from INSEAD, Singapore/France. 

Miguel Fonseca

Business CEO

Frank Phuan

Frank Phuan belongs to the second generation of a solar industry business that has been established for over three decades. Together with his team, Frank grew 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 delivering public speeches on 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.

Frank Phuan

Chief Financial Officer

Lawrence Wu

Lawrence Wu has more than two decades 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).

Having spearheaded the group's efforts in capital raising, Lawrence played 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. Carrying with him more than 7 years of venture capital investing in the sustainability space, he is also 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. He 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. 

Lawrence Wu

Executive Director, Client Solutions & Asset Operations APAC

Filipa Ricciardi

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.

Filipa Ricciardi

Executive Director, Business Development and Mergers & Acquisitions

João Machado

João Machado serves as Executive Director overseeing Mergers & Acquisitions, Business, and Corporate Development at EDP Renewables APAC.

Following his pivotal role in finalizing the acquisition of Sunseap, he transitioned to EDP Renewables APAC as Head of Strategy and M&A in February 2022. Today, João holds a senior leadership position, directing M&A activities and driving business growth initiatives within the APAC region, with particular focus on the Australian market.

With over 15 years of experience in finance, João has held various significant roles encompassing business development, M&A, investor relations, and risk and energy trading within the energy and renewables sectors.

João holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Porto and a Master's Degree in International Management from ISCTE Lisbon. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Joao Machado