The Team

Meet the team

In late 2021, the Iberia Solar and Four Winds teams, led by its founders Erik Martel and Ignacio Martínez Sánchez, were asked to take over and lead Asterion Energies´ (AE) consolidation and scaling.

 

The had originally founded Iberia Solar and Four Winds in 2017/18, joining forces with Asterion Industrial Partners, through Asterion Energies, in early 2019, which led to a successful building out of a large-scale PV and wind platform in Spain, including the sale to Lightsource BP of close to 1GWs of PV projects.

 

They have over 30 years of combined experience in renewables and have been collaborating and working together over the last 12 years. Together, they possess several GWs of a renewables track record in project sourcing, development, construction, investment and financing, and platform building.

 

Their experience is complemented by their team members, partners and investor, who have come together to form a uniquely passionate and experienced ecosystem, allowing for rapid and sustained growth in across renewables in Europe.

Erik Martel

Erik Martel

Co-CEO Asterion Energies, Founder Iberia Solar (2018) and Four Winds (2017)

​20 years+ of experience in energy, infrastructure, renewables and clean tech private equity investing, platform and project development and advisory; focused on Europe, US, Middle East and Asia. Harvard Business School MBA graduate with deep investment and management experience from Goldman Sachs as well as Mubadala´s clean energy third party funds.

Ignacio Martinez

Ignacio Martínez Sánchez

Co-CEO Asterion Energies, Founder Iberia Solar (2018) and Four Winds (2017)

15 years of experience in renewables, including originating, developing, building and operating projects in excess of 10GW in Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Australia. BEng, MSc Renewable Energy and MIET.

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William Chang-Yu

CFO

William is seconded from our investor, Asterion Industrial Partners, where he acts as a Principal, and has been our main point of contact since the investment from the Fund into Iberia Solar in 2019.
He has 8 years of experience in the financial services industry, both in investment banking and on the investment side, including 5 years of energy investing experience, and has an M.B.A. from the London Business School and a Bachelor in Economics by the Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires.

Jaime Echevarria

Jaime Echevarria

Head of Institutional Relations and Real Estate

20 years of experience in the banking sector, including investment management and business development in Spain, UK, Switzerland and USA and with clients from LATAM and EMEA.

David Gomez

David Gomez

Head of Projects

​15 years of experience in RE as Development Director and Project Manager in Solar PV and Wind Energy, in IPP and EPC companies; including developing, constructing, and commissioning projects in excess of 1GW.

Tristan Rodriguez

Tristan Rodriguez

General Counsel

18+ years´ experience as a Corporate, M&A and Renewable Energy lawyer, having worked in international law firms and multinational solar PV companies, such as SunPower Corporation, Trina Solar and Canadian Solar, where he has led both domestic and cross-border M&A and EPC deals in the solar PV sector

Iñigo Saenz

Head of Financial Planning and Control

7 years of experience in renewables as financial planner and controller, focused on Europe & LATAM, managing an international portfolio of over 5 GW of operating assets. Bachelor of Business Administration from UPV/EHU.

Victor Martin

Victor Martin

External Real Estate Manager

20 years of experience in different sectors; licensed in administration and economics with experience across several continents. Currently heading real estate endeavors for Iberia Solar, having successfully negotiated and closed land in excess of 2GW.

Valentín Sanz

Valentin Sanz

Asset Management

4 years of experience in renewables as technical advisor for developers, investors and financial entities, asset management and origination, with experience in Spain, France, Italy and LATAM.

Eduardo Blanco

Eduardo Blanco

Financial Associate

6 years of experience in the financial services industry, including several years in the energy sector analyzing projects in Southern Europe. Double Degree in Law and Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) and Master Degree in Financial Management from CEF

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Laura Prieto

Administration and Compliance

10 years of experience as executive assistant and communication management for top investment, legal and energy companies. Licensed in political science, sociology, and history by UCM.

Pilar Monjas

Pilar Monjas

Project Manager Spain

15 years of experience in project management in PV energy both for international renowned companies and governmental entities in the PV field. MSc in Environmental Sciences and MSc in Renewable Energies and Energy Market.

Paco Aguilera Roldán

Technical Office Spain

​3 years of experience in engineering and development of Utility-Scale PV plants in LATAM and Europe from start to RtB. BEng in Industrial Technology Engineering by US and MSc in Industrial Engineering by UPV.

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Ivan Garcia

Project Manager Spain

15 years of experience in renewables, focused on engineering and construction as Project Manager in excess of 1 GW in Europe, Africa, América and Asia.

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Marco Corsetti

Head of Italy

Over 15 years of experience acting at an international level for leading developers, EPCs and IPPs in the renewables sector with focus on project development, M&A and general management.
MSc in Economy with focus on Management, Finance and Law

Marco Vaiano

Project Manager Italy

13 years of experience in energy sector as project manager development of utility-scale PV plants and commercial manager in Oil & Gas.
Environmental engineer, MEng in project management and innovation management.

Giampaolo Salvio

Giampaolo Salvio

External Legal manager

​Senior lawyer with experience in financial and corporate law in international law firms such as Ashurst, Allen & Overy and Latham & Watkins and in industrial and service companies.
Graduated in Law with an MBA at SDA Bocconi in Milan

David Ferrandez

David Ferrandez

Project Manager Construction

​10+ years of experience in renewables energy projects, focused on construction, engineering and development in multinational PV solar companies, including broad experience as EPC Project Manager of utility-scale PV plants in Europe and LATAM.

Alain Villeneuve

Co-Head Prejeance Industrial (France)

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Edouard Fabry

Co-Head Prejeance Industrial (France)
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