Naked Energy appoints Chair to propel international expansion

Naked Energy - Martin Schwab

Naked Energy has announced the appointment of Martin Schwab as Non-Executive Chairman.

Martin brings over 25 years of international experience in the private capital market and a mission-aligned passion for sustainability to Naked Energy’s leadership. He has extensive experience in investing and building companies globally.

He will play a particularly pivotal role in setting the company’s strategic direction working with the board of directors and C-suite leadership.

Beyond his role at Naked Energy, Martin is a Managing Partner at Pamplona Capital Management, where he and his team focus on investments in Europe and the US, delivering highly flexible investment strategies across a broad range of asset classes in both public and private market situations.

He is also the Founder and Trustee of Ocean Born Foundation, an organisation that is creating new sources of sustainable revenue against climate change by focusing on the health of the ocean.

His expertise will be integral to the company’s growth as it continues to rapidly scale its global operations.

Over his career, Martin has executed over 50 transactions and has been in over 20 boards of directors. Prior to joining Pamplona, he was Vice President at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, responsible for financial sponsors and telecoms in equity capital markets. His experience also includes time as an Investment Executive at CapVest, specialising in acquisitions and portfolio company monitoring and development in Germany. Earlier still, he was an analyst in Merrill Lynch’s investment banking division.

Christophe Williams, Co-Founder and CEO of Naked Energy, says, “At Naked Energy we are at the next stage of our journey where we are scaling quickly. We want the best people onboard to help us drive our ambition to build a new green energy landscape. Martin’s expertise in finance and business development will be pivotal in continuing this pace of growth. We are delighted to have him onboard.”

Commenting on his arrival at Naked Energy, Martin Schwab says, “I’m very glad to be joining a team of such talented individuals. The technology they have developed to decarbonise heat on a global scale is truly innovative. They have already achieved impressive milestones with this pioneering technology and I know this is only the start of what we are going to achieve.”

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