Investor Relations

Management Team

Frederico Figueira de Chaves
Co-Head, Board & Executive Committee Member & Chief Financial Officer

Frederico Figueira de Chaves is Co-Head of FUSION-FUEL and Chief Financial Officer. 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..

Zachary Steele
Co-Head, Executive Committee Member & Co-President (Americas)

Zachary Steele is Co-Head of FUSION-FUEL and Co-President (Americas). He is an experienced energy entrepreneur and senior executive who has founded, led and sold multiple energy infrastructure companies over the course of his 16-year career. Prior to joining FUSION-FUEL, he served as Vice Chairman and CEO of Cedar LNG, a US$2.4 billion floating LNG project located in British Columbia. Zach brings significant leadership and commercial expertise overseeing complex projects and businesses throughout the energy markets, including the solar, biofuels, and LNG markets. Zach is a board member of the Canadian American Business Council Entrepreneurial Circle and is based in the United States.

Jason Baran
Chief Commercial Officer, Executive Committee Member & Co-President (Americas)

Jason Baran is Chief Commercial Officer and Co-President (Americas) for FUSION-FUEL. He is an operating and finance executive with extensive strategy, M&A, business development, and capital raising experience. Prior to joining FUSION-FUEL, he served as a Board Member and CFO of Cedar LNG, a US$2.4 billion floating LNG project located in British Columbia. Jason presents significant experience with development-stage assets and developing commercial strategies and contracts to support investment objectives. Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Davidson College and is based in the United States..

André Antunes
Executive Committee Member and Chief Production Officer

André has more than 15 years of experience in different industries as automotive, metallurgic, tobacco and FMCG, and proven success in manufacturing and production, quality assurance and leadership. Before joining Fusion Fuel, S.A., and since 2020, André was the Operations Manager in a Unilever Factory in Portugal. From 2011 until 2020 worked in Tabaqueira, S.A., a Philip Morris International affiliate, where he joined as a Production Supervisor, holding different roles such as Strategic Planner, Continuous Improvement Leader, Production Business Unit Manager, Production Secondary area Manager and Site Production Manager. From 2006 until 2011 he was the Operations Manager in Farame, S.A., a metallurgic company. From 2002 until 2006 held different roles in Automotive Industry in 3 different Companies, such as Toyota - Salvador Caetano, PSA - Mangualde Plant and GM - Azambuja plant, holding different roles in Quality and Production. André holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and Management in University of Aveiro, a Post-Graduation in Management in New University of Lisbon and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt degree from Lean Six Sigma Company.

Mario Garma
Executive Committee Member and Head of EMEA

Mario has more than 17 years of experience in the industrial gases industry at Air Products. During his tenure, Mario’s work has focused primarily on strategic planning, operations and energy management, and production process improvement. While at Air Products, he held several roles, most recently as Head of Development of Strategic Infrastructure for Green Hydrogen for Southern Europe and previously was Production and Energy Manager for Southern Europe, Process Engineer, as well as Asset Development Manager where he led the infrastructure development process for entry into the Moroccan market.

David Lovell
Executive Committee Member & Head of Australasia

David Lovell is a senior executive with over 30 years of experience in the finance, investment banking and construction industries having held many senior roles including at the Bank of Tokyo, Transfield Holdings, Leighton Contractors (now CIMIC) and Origin Energy. David brings significant commercial and financial expertise in relation to major landmark infrastructure projects, including PPPs and privatised infrastructure, across a wide range of industry sectors including power and renewable energy. David is based in Sydney, Australia.

David holds a Bachelor of Financial Administration, Diploma of Economic Statistics and Master of Economics from the University of New England and Master of Business Administration from University of Melbourne. David is also a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Jaime Silva
Director and Chief Technology Officer

Jaime 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., Mr. Silva 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, 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.

João Teixeira Wahnon
Director and Chief of Business Development

João Teixeira Wahnon 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., Wahnon 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. He holds a Degree in Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico of Lisbon.