Our Leadership Team
Co-Founder & CEO
Yoav was a founding partner of 4RAE Renewable and Alternative Energy Investments, a private equity group with $200 million 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 $1.5 billion and an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (Pacific Drilling).
Yoav holds a BSc 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 $1 billion 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 BA in Economics and International Business from Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.
COO & UK MD
Yuval has joined KiWi in the beginning of 2017, after a successful and intense 34 year career as a civil servant. Yuval served for 9 years in the military as a helicopter pilot, was a deputy squadron leader, followed by 25 years in the PM’s office, where he has assumed command and senior management positions, leading multiple teams and units, through complex, multidisciplinary projects.
Yuval studied law at the Haifa University and the IDC and is a member of the bar association since 1999.
Head of International and Energy Storage
Stephan has over 15-years of experience in the energy sector, with in-depth understanding of demand response, battery energy storage, distributed generation, conventional generation, smart grid and renewables.
He has had different roles such as Sales, Business Development, Project Management, Business Management, Strategy and Project Development at large multinational companies (e.g. General Electric, Holcim) as well as start-ups (e.g. Solar Reserve).
Stephan holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Gavin holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from Warwick University.
Paul has extensive international corporate finance and financial leadership experience in small to mid-sized, high growth companies across the cleantech and renewables sectors. He has spent 12-years working in Italy as advisor and then CFO of an Italian electrolyser and fuel cell development company from start-up, through IPO to commercialisation, before becoming CEO to lead the company through a successful financial restructuring and exit. Prior to that Paul was Director of an independent corporate finance advisory firm and has raised over £200m for UK and European high growth companies across the high-tech, retail, distribution, manufacturing and internet sectors.
Paul holds an MA and BA Hons (First Class) in Classics from St Johns College, Oxford University.