GreenPowerMonitor is proud to introduce Shivani Bagga as its new Business Development & Customer Support Manager–India; Lionel Avignon, Business Development & Customer Support Manager–France and Chrysovalantis Mikrommatis, Business Development & Customer Support Manager–MEA. Currently, both professionals work at DNV GL but they will join GPM’s team to take care of the development of new projects in their own areas.
It is a pleasure to welcome them to the team!
Business Development & Customer Support Manager – India
Shivani has a B. Tech in Energy from National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India with an IEEE paper publication on effects of color filters on the performance of solar PV panels. During her three years stint as a Senior Executive Engineer at Fourth Partner Energy, she has been involved in the design and engineering activities of rooftop solar PV plants for both grid-connected and stand-alone systems. Also, she was involved in the technical, contractual and financial due diligence exercises which provided her with a holistic view of the industry within the industry.
She interned at Kenersys India Pvt. Ltd. and got herself acquainted with the wind turbine power engineering. She also did a vocational training at Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) in electrical motor and switch gear manufacturing divisions.
At DNV GL, as an Energy and Development Engineer in the Renewables Advisory division, her primary focus is to undertake technical analysis of solar PV power projects at the pre-construction and post-construction stages of development and pre-construction stage for wind farms. This involves making detailed, high-quality project reports for clients that contain results on the techno-commercial feasibility of developing, financing and managing the plant.
Business Development & Customer Support Manager – France
Lionel Avignon holds a First Class MEng equivalent Degree in Chemical Engineering from French Grande Ecole des Mines and a Masters in Engineering from Imperial College. He has held a range of senior management roles over the last twenty years working for both leading international blue chip corporations and private equity funded companies, across a number of financing structures and technologies from thermal power, gas storage to wind and solar renewable energy technologies.
As the Head of Asset Management for Low Carbon, Lionel led the construction and asset management strategy and the delivery of investment performance for its investors and debt providers. He led the UK solar industry being one of the first to negotiate a long term framework agreement for O&M services, consolidating monitoring system and driving best in class O&M and construction practices.
Previously, Lionel was Head of UK Operations for Vattenfall, Sweden’s utility and one of the leading European renewable energy company. He led the transformation of its newly formed UK business with the recruitment and development of its wind operational team, the restructuring of its operational contractual and trading strategy, the management of a range of major technical and regulatory risks.
Between 1997 and 2011, Lionel worked for BP, one of the largest energy companies in the world in a range of senior investment and operational management roles across Europe and the Middle East.
Business Development & Customer Support Manager – MEA
Chrysovalantis has more than 4 years’ experience in solar PV business with various roles at BELECTRIC, Quintas Energy and the Lloyd’s of London insurance market where he was responsible for sales of operations and maintenance services, technical asset management, due diligence, risk analysis and project management of solar PV plants.
Chrysovalantis currently works as a Solar Engineer for the Middle East and North Africa region at DNV GL. He has a broad knowledge of operations and maintenance requirements for solar PV assets with previous experience on large scale European projects. He is also focusing on the business development and customer support of GreenPowerMonitor for the Middle East and Africa region.
Chrysovalantis has a Mechanical Engineering Degree from University College London (UCL).