Yoav was a founding partner of 4RAE Renewable and Alternative Energy Investments, a private equity group with $200million under management, where he specialised in smart energy and project development of renewable energy including wind, solar and biomass power stations. Prior to this, Yoav was part of the private equity investment team that entered the ultra-deep-water oil-drilling sector, culminating in the construction of three drill ships with an aggregate value exceeding $1.5billion and an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (Pacific Drilling). Yoav holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Birmingham and an MBA from the London Business School.
Ziko spent two years at a London-based hedge fund, specialising in long/short equity with over $1billion under management. Previously he worked as an investment banker with Credit Suisse, working in the New York office as an analyst in the Leveraged Finance group. Ziko received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Business from Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.
Rob Gershon is an experienced management and finance professional, with extensive cross-sector corporate development experience in publicly quoted, private equity and family office backed companies. He is a hands-on innovative operator with a track record of forging successful business relationships, driving the rapid transformation of organisations and realising key commercial opportunities. Rob is a qualified chartered accountant, holds an MBA and is a member of CFA UK.
Des Connolly is an experienced business development professional with 10+ years experience working in Ireland’s energy sector in public and private sector organisations. His background in technical and software development combined with extensive experience in multi-level client management enables him to effectively match the needs of the customer with KiWi Power’s best in class solutions.