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.
André is Chief Operating Officer of FUSION FUEL. He 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 is Chief Engineering Officer of FUSON FUEL. He 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. Mario holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Institut Quimic de Sarria (IQS), an Executive MBA from IE Business School, a Master in Project Management from George Washington University and PMP certification from PMI, a Master in Business and Administration from ISEAD Business School and a Master in Production and Plant Management from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
Gavin Jones is the Chief Financial Officer a.i. & Chief Accounting Officer of FUSION FUEL. Gavin joined Fusion Fuel in October 2021 in the role of Chief Accounting Officer and has since been responsible for Group accounting and finance. Prior to joining Fusion Fuel, he spent more than 13 years at KPMG in Ireland where he held multiple management positions, most recently as a Director in the Audit and Assurance Practice. Gavin holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and human Resource Management from the National College of Ireland and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (FCA).
David Lovell is Head of Commercial (Australia) of FUSION FUEL. He 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 (B.Fin.Admin.), Diploma of Economic Statistics (Dip. Econ.Stats.) and Master of Economics (M.Ec.) from University of New England and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Melbourne. David is also a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, (GAICD).
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.
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.