PEI Landscape

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Torsten Merkel, Chief Executive Officer

Torsten began his career on secondment to the Indian government by the German government advising on renewable energy policy. Following this, he spent a number of years with Euromoney Institutional Investor where he was responsible for the development of their global portfolio of Renewable Energy Finance platforms where, as a consequence, he played an instrumental role in helping to develop the cross-border financing market for this sector. From Euromoney he moved to become the European Managing Director for the specialist advisory firm - The Cleantech Group, creating strategies for their industry information provision and service offerings. In 2007 Torsten left to found Altostrata Energy - a renewable energy investment company of which he is still a director, and in 2008 was appointed CEO of Pure Energy Intelligence. Torsten has a degree in political science and law from the Technical University of Dresden and the University of Hagen. Torsten speaks German, Russian and English.

Anton Shihoff

Anton is a partner at the Irish investment firm - Altostrata Energy, a company specialising in the financing of clean technology companies. Prior to this, he was the VP corporate development for Finavera Renewables, a renewable energy technology and project developer, helping to build the company from a start-up to a listed company with a market capitalisation in excess CAD$ 100 million. During this time he also consulted to Longview Capital Partners, a listed Canadian investment bank, helping them to establish their cleantech investment platform. At the start of his career Anton developed two technology start-ups both of which were successfully sold to trade buyers. He presently sits on the board of Chilean hydropower developer - Hydroventura Chile S.p.A. and the advisory board of US based Renewable Energy technology developer - Principle Power Inc.

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