Renewable energy consultancy Power2X installs board of directors

02 April 2024 4 min. read
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Marking the next chapter of its growth, renewable energy advisory firm Power2X has installed a Board of Directors.

Overseeing the firm’s leadership team, the 7-person Board of Directors consists of three executives with a proven leadership track record in the energy sustainability sector, as well as three leaders from CPP Investments, a Canadian private equity firm which invested €130 million in Power2X in the summer of last year.

Occo Roelofsen, the founder and chief executive board of Power2X, is the executive member on the Board of Directors, which is led by chairman Andreas Opfermann.

Renewable energy consultancy Power2X installs board of directors

Founded in 2020, Power2X develops large-scale new energy assets and infrastructure focusing on decarbonizing industrial value chains and heavy transport in collaboration with industrial companies around the world. The company is focused on clean hydrogen, ammonia, and methanol.

The firm is currently actively participating in hydrogen projects, such as ErasmoPower2X (a €1 billion solar and hydrogen plant) and MadoquaPower2X (a €1 billion industrial-scale hydrogen and green ammonia project).

“With the formation of our Board of Directors, we are taking a significant step forward in our governance and are bringing a wealth of experience in the hydrogen and renewable energy industry on board,” said Roelofsen. “We are very much looking forward to a new phase of growth, innovation, and sustainable transformation.”

About the Board of Directors

Andreas Opfermann (Charmain)
Andreas Opfermann joined the Board of Power2X following his role as Executive Vice President Clean Energy of Linde, an industrial gas and engineering company. In this position he developed a clean energy project portfolio valued at more than $5 billion and closed several associated major investments.

Until 2021, Andreas was EVP and COO of Linde America, a business with 20.000 employees across 16 countries. Before he was CEO of AGA, Linde’s subsidiary in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Andreas joined Linde in 2005 in Corporate Strategy and subsequently held a variety of management positions in technology, innovation, clean energy, digitalization and sustainability. Prior to Linde, he worked for six years at McKinsey & Company.

Dagmar Rehm
Dagmar Rehm has been acting for around 10 years as Non-Executive Director to a number of German and international companies where she chairs Audit & Risk committees and is chair or member to the remuneration committee.

Dagmar has a long-lasting background as CFO, having last been on the executive board of Juwi, one of the major German project developers in the renewable space which concentrates on onshore wind farms in Germany and utility size solar plants in several countries worldwide.

Prior to serving as CFO with Juwi, Dagmar held several CFO positions at Bilfinger, an international Germany stock listed construction and industry service providing group.

Taco de Haan
Taco de Haan joined Power2X as advisor early 2023 and has now joined the Board as Non-Executive Director. He brings 35 years of experience in the engineering, constructing, and maintaining of large industrial assets in the energy & chemicals space. Taco previously was Group President at Fluor and in recent years he acted as CEO of Stork with close to 20.000 employees.

He has deep project experience in the life cycle of industrial assets, as well as experience with organisation, mergers & acquisitions, talent development, and setting up joint ventures and new ventures across the world.

Chantal Beck
Chantal Beck is a Managing Director at CPP Investments, leading the Fund’s portfolio value creation across the Sustainable Energies Group. Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2022, she was a partner at McKinsey & Company where she led the Global Energy Transition and Decarbonization service line and the Energy Metal and Mining group in the United Kingdom.

Art Pithayachariyakul
Art Pithayachariyakul is Principal at CPP Investments. He is part of the Sustainable Energies Group, where he leads the Fund’s European Green Molecules strategy, focused on investing in hydrogen and hydrogen derivative projects. Art has evaluated investment opportunities in energy midstream, refining, and alternative fuels. He previously spent five years in technical and operational capacities with Chevron and Teck Resources.

Rob Mellema
Rob Mellema is a Managing Director in the Office of the CIO at CPP Investments where he leads the Private Equity and Real Assets team. Rob joined CPP Investments in 2008 in focused on private equity before becoming a founding member of the Fund’s Energy group where he led the Energy Infrastructure team.

In 2021, Rob joined the Office of the CIO to advance the Fund’s work on Real Assets, investment process and governance, and more recently private equity. Previously, Rob held positions with UBS and the Boston Consulting Group.

Occo Roelofsen (Chief Executive Officer)
Occo Roelofsen is the CEO of Power2X. He founded the firm after 20 years with McKinsey & Company, here he was a senior partner and global leader of the Oil & Gas practice. With his extensive experience in the energy sector, he worked with a broad range of energy clients including international oil & gas companies, power utilities, as well as national oil companies and private equity firms.