Jeffrey E. Schwarz became the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Parent on December 4, 2020, which was the date that Parent’s board of directors approved the closing of the Transactions. Mr. Schwarz served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of HL Acquisitions from HL’s inception in February 2018 until the Merger. He is the Co-Founder of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, Inc., a New York based money management firm founded in 1992. Schwarz served as Metropolitan’s Chief Investment Officer from the firm’s inception until his retirement in 2012. Since 2012, he has served as the Managing Member of Metropolitan Capital Partners V LLC, the investment vehicle of the Schwarz family office. Mr. Schwarz also serves as the Co-Chairman of the Board of Bogen Corporation, a provider of audio equipment. Mr. Schwarz previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Molopo Energy Ltd., an Australian Stock Exchange listed, Calgary, Alberta-based oil and gas exploration and production company, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Cyberonics Inc., a Nasdaq listed medical device company. Mr. Schwarz received a BS in Economics (Summa Cum Laude) and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Frederico Figueira de Chaves is the CEO of FUSION FUEL. He has been a shareholder and member of the Board of Directors of Fusion Welcome, S.A. since 2018 and is also a member of Key Family Holdings Investments, a minority shareholder of Fusion Fuel and Fusion Welcome, S.A. From 2006 to the end of 2019, he held various senior positions at UBS AG, including UBS Asset Management Head of Sales Management & Marketing, AM Head of Wealth Management Distribution, Chief of Staff to Asset Management CEO, Chief of Staff to UBS Group COO & Head of EMEA, among others. Mr. Figueira de Chaves holds a master’s degree in Economics from Edinburgh University.
João Teixeira Wahnon is Global Origination & Head of Commercial (Spain & MENA) of FUSION FUEL. He co-founded Fusion Welcome, S.A. and has served as Head of Business Development for each of Fusion Welcome, S.A., Fusion Fuel and MagP Inovação, S.A. since 2015. Prior to working with Fusion Welcome, S.A., he was an Executive Director of MagPower from 2009 until 2014. From 2005 to 2008 he was a Business Development Advisor to the Board of Directors at Somague Ambiente SGPS S.A., a water treatment and supply company in Portugal, and from 1994 to 2004 he was a Director at Somague Engineering S.A., an engineering and construction company in Portugal, and was responsible for civil works negotiations. Mr. Wahnon holds a Degree in Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico of Lisbon.
Jaime Silva is Chief Technology Officer & Head of Innovation of FUSION FUEL. He co-founded Fusion Welcome, S.A. and has served as Chief Technology Officer and executive officer of each of Fusion Welcome, S.A., FUSION FUEL and MagP Inovação, S.A. since 2015. Prior to founding Fusion Welcome, S.A., he co-founded MagPower - Soluções de Energia S.A., a CPV solar company (“MagPower”), and served as its Chief Technology Officer from inception in 2007 until 2014. MagPower created the foundation to the CPV solar technology currently used by MagP Inovação, S.A., and pays royalties to MagPower on all sales of the CPV solar technology, including the sales to FUSION FUEL. Prior to MagPower, Mr. Silva was founder and CEO of Margina - Industria Metalomecânica S.A. - Metallurgic Industry, and before that founder and CEO of Imediata - Comunicações e Multimédia S.A., a multimedia kiosk technological company. Mr. Silva holds a master’s degree in management and a master’s degree in telecommunications each from the University of Porto, and a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Porto.
Rune Magnus Lundetrae has served as a member of HL Acquisiton’s board of directors since June 2018. From December 2016 to December 2019, Lundetrae served as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Borr Drilling Ltd., the world’s largest premium jack-up rig operator. From August 2015 to December 2016, Lundetrae was a Managing Director and Head of Oil Services of DNB Markets, the investment banking subsidiary of DNB, Norway’s largest financial services group. From 2012 to June 2015, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Seadrill Ltd, the world’s largest offshore driller. From 2010 to 2011, Lundetrae served as Chief Financial Officer of Scorpion Offshore, an international offshore drilling company based in Houston, Texas and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Lundetrae began his career with KPMG Stavanger, an auditing firm. He received a BA in Business Administration from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, a M.Sc in IS Management from the London School of Economics and a M.Sc of Accounting and Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics. He is qualified as a CPA in Norway.
Alla Jezmir became a Director of Parent as of December 4, 2020, which was the date that Parent’s board of directors approved the closing of the Transactions. Ms. Jezmir currently serves as Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate and Business Development at Earthrise Energy, an Arlington, VA based company focused on accelerating the energy transition. From 2013 to 2019, Ms. Jezmir served in progressively senior roles, most recently as Managing Director, at CCM Energy, the clean energy investment division of CCM Group, a real estate firm. From 2015 to 2019, Ms. Jezmir was Principal and founding team member of Traverse Venture Partners, an investment platform launched out of CCM to back entrepreneurs transforming the real estate industry. Prior to these roles, she served as Project Manager in the Business Development group at The AES Corporation from 2010 to 2012. At AES, she steered the development of its Global Gas Program, served on the Internal Review Team, and supported project development for the company’s award-winning energy storage group. As Principal of the Green Portfolio at Calvert Impact Capital from 2009 to 2010, Ms. Jezmir led the organization’s Green Initiative, investing in community development organizations across the globe that address social and environmental disparities. From 2009 to 2018, she co-founded and served as Board Chair of EGG-energy, a company that delivered solar energy to Tanzanian households and small enterprises lacking access to the power grid Ms. Jezmir holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a BSBA from Washington University in St. Louis. She serves on the Board of the Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI), is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations and founding member of the Leadership Now Project.