Who we are
Who we are
AECO Energy is a markets and technology solutions company transforming enterprise energy procurement, delivering customer-centric market platforms and professionally managed energy portfolios. We help businesses seize energy market opportunities, mitigate risks and take control of the way they manage their energy costs and usage.
We are Asia’s dedicated aggregator of Renewable Energy Certificates (REC). We offer commercial and industrial customers long-term, fixed price REC contracts from direct developers and generators to meet every business’s sustainability goals.
Headquartered in Singapore, AECO Energy brings in over 12 years of open markets expertise supported by more than 80 professionals globally equipped with technical market buying expertise and insights. We are a member of the AECO Pacific Group together with our Australian counterpart, Power Choice.
Environmental Commodities and Renewables Group
Director, Head of Environmental Commodities & Renewables
With close to 10 years of experience in the energy markets industry, Natan is an all-around expert from leading teams and handling key accounts to business development to energy trading. These masteries have made him most familiar with different energy products which empowers him to have unique perspectives on both renewable and conventional energy.
Natan’s core competencies include electricity trading, margin optimisation, spot price analysis, energy portfolio management, financial modeling, customisation and design of solar PV system, feasibility and technical assessment in addition to commercial PPA leasing agreements, and green environmental attributes. By staying well-connected in the industry, Natan’s strong market intelligence capabilities are what makes him effective in giving his customers up-to-date insights on market trends and future developments.
Natan’s strong business acumen and personal belief that, “Rome was not built in a day,” have helped him foster a long-term, mutually profitable relationship both as a client and service provider. Being passionate on protecting and preserving Mother Nature, not only today but also for the next generation, inspires Natan to keep moving forward into his journey towards sustainability.
Senior Executive, Head of Environmental Commodities & Renewables
Iris is a results-oriented business development professional with more than 2 years of experience. She is a focused individual exceeding revenue targets year-on-year while driving business growth.
Having excellent networking and leads development skills, Iris is always willing to accept any challenges which drive her to go above and beyond to achieve her goals. A forward-thinker, she helps AECO Energy with market development in Asia utilising her skills in strategic partnership especially in China.
Iris loves badminton and challenging extreme sports. She is bilingual and well adept at both Singapore and China cultures.
With 7 years of experience in the energy supply chain, Lynn have established a unique relationship with the industry through her key account management and business development skills.
She is well versed in green environmental attributes origination and trading in Southeast Asia markets as well as retailing of conventional energy markets. These experiences have contributed to structuring PPA imports agreements for clients regionally in her recent stint.
Lynn believes that sharing your wisdom and knowledge doesn’t diminish your impact; it amplifies it. This has led her to foster strong relationships bringing robust values to with clients and market players globally, working together hand-in-hand in their sustainability journey and green goals.
Business Development Manager
Senior Sales Manager
Shawn has years of experience in the software tech industry, from computation and simulation software, iOS and Android apps to Azure and AWS powered SaaS / PaaS product development, marketing and providing consultative solutions, he has a passion to help businesses understand and benefit from the power of tech.
A certified Apple Product Professional, he likes to beautify complicated technology into an elegant solution that everyone can understand. He believes that AECO’s technology is here to help businesses navigate the maturing Singapore open electricity market.
Shawn spends his leisure time watching YouTube videos learning everything from lock-picking to slicing huge tuna for sashimi and trying to unlock the secrets of Google’s algorithms.
Energy Market Specialist
Ryan works with key partners to help deliver AECO Energy’s products and services. Friendly and positive, he is an analytical thinker who brings his experience in the open electricity market in Australia to the team in Singapore. With a background in science, he is an adept problem solver and is focused on finding pragmatic solutions for AECO Energy’s customers.
He believes that AECO Energy can provide solutions for the unique energy challenges faced by the Singaporean market and can improve both efficiency and sustainability for the future. With a strong commitment to integrity, Ryan believes in an ethical approach to business.
Ryan has a keen interest in competition, in his free time he enjoys both sports like football and tennis but also competitive gaming and chess. He finds the pursuit of mastery and excellence in any field deeply compelling.
Senior Energy Analyst
Emmy brings her wealth of experience in business analysis to her current role where she is heavily involved in gathering, analysing, and formulating reports and market recommendations based upon research findings largely on energy consumption analysis and portfolio management.
Her business interests span from strategic planning, improving the business’ productivity and efficiency, defining solutions by ensuring accuracy & relevance of the organisation’s datasets and analysis to sharing her knowledge extensively in AECO Energy. She also works collaboratively with external retailers to assist in managing proposal response process, including detailed RFP requirements, content creation and inputs from various disciplines. Emmy appreciates and maintains good working relationship with her peers to achieve business objectives collectively as ONE TEAM.
During her free time, she indulges in good music, watching comedies and doing her part for the environment – recycling.
CEO, Chairman & Founder
Alan has over 20 years experience in Senior Management and over 10 years in Electricity Markets. His consulting, information technology, software and hardware, management and sales and marketing experience were gained across multinational companies, including Australian, Korean and American. He is the founder and CEO of the AECO Pacific Group which provides innovative electricity market solutions for business under the Power Choice and AECO Energy brands. He is responsible for, and aspires to, every day serve customers better through the provision of great quality services with relevant products and technology solutions from across the AECO Group.
He holds bachelor degrees in Mathematics, and Computer Science, an honours degree in Computer Science, also Masters degrees in Information Systems and Business Administration, and holds a diploma of Financial Services. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and holds their qualification of Qualified Listed Entity Director. He is a patent author, involving inventions in dynamic classification of internet media content across networks. He enjoys learning and speaking Mandarin and riding a road bicycle up classic mountain climbs — but not at the same time.
To know more about Alan, visit his website at https://www.alanjonesetal.com/.
David is an accomplished CFO with over 30 years of experience in finance and strategic leadership roles for multinationals operating in APAC, EMEA and ME. He has successfully led SGX IPO, PE and M&A deals, transformed and developed finance teams, and partnered with business leaders to drive earnings growth. He has extensive experience in the technology and service sectors, including subscription and SaaS businesses. He holds an MA from the University of Cambridge, an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, and a Corporate Finance Programme certificate from London Business School.
Some of his notable roles include:
- Group CFO of Inspire Brands Asia (Anytime Fitness), the largest fitness and gym business in Asia and the world’s biggest franchise, with over 280 gyms.
- Vice President Finance of APAC and Japan for Riverbed Technology Ltd, a global SaaS company.
- Group CFO and Company Secretary of Sabre Travel Network Middle East, a $120m+ T/O JV with Gulf Air.
- Group CFO of Global Invacom Ltd, a global tech and satellite communications company, listed on SGX mainboard.
Maricris is a Certified Practicing Accountant with 14 years commercial experience in finance and operations. She has been with AECO Group since 2013. Fondly called “MC,” she has extensive and expansive experience in business operations making her the go-to guru for knowledge and operational processes. As the Operations Director for AECO Pacific Group, she oversees the day-to-day activities of the business, ensuring all are managed and performing efficiently and effectively while delivering the highest quality of service and commitment to our customers.
Maricris has an insatiable passion for food and fitness. In her spare time, she loves travelling, trying out cafes and restaurants and lifting weights.
Corporate Services Director
Charyl is a finance professional by training with more than 20years of risk management and control experience, including regulatory compliance and end-to-end credit related work. Her background in credit involved engagement with clients for financing solutions. Notable deals are of greater than US$400m in financing, with the largest assets transfer of more than US$1.1bn. She has led teams across Asia and has extensive experience in regulatory work, including transformation of financial institutions’ license requirements.
Charyl was part of the Asian Financial Leaders Program, and notable institutions of learning included Stanford University, Tsinghua University, IMD Lausanne and Singapore Management University.
Group Sales Director
Before joining AECO Energy, Joseph building his skills with more than 20 years of deep international experience spanning strategy, product management, distributors/partners management, business development and sales across the Asia Pacific regions.
Team-oriented leader and process driven with extensive experience in managing market segments, devising strategic plans, launching sales initiatives, sales negotiations, and partnership agreements
He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management
“I don’t work, I build incredible teams and, on a mission, to building a household name for AECO Energy that benefits millions of businesses save millions!”
What I am doing these days; spending time with family and getting back in shape after years of working totally neglecting my body!
A licensed Engineer, certified Project Manager and Certified Scrum Master, Vasudha brings in her 18 years of experience in the Information Technology industry to lead highly innovative projects for Power Choice and AECO Energy.
She manages a strong team of IT experts in delivering superior business value spanning Program and Project Management, Domain consultancy, Application development and maintenance and Quality management.
Vasudha is an amateur keyboard player and enjoys listening to music.
Chief Technology Engineer
Wane leverages his over 2 decades of extensive experience in the areas of IT strategy, programming, systems integration and optimisation and application development to build industry-leading, stable and secure in-house systems and applications enabling a seamless experience for AECO Energy and Power Choice’s customers, partners and employees.
He has a strong commitment in applying technology and innovation to improve business processes and outcomes.
Wane has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from East Tennessee State University. In his free time, Wane enjoys gardening and fishkeeping.
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