Asia Renewables 2018 - Vietnam Renewable Power

17-19 Jan, 2018 - Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM

Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon
About our Event Speakers
We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.
Mr. Pham Quang Huy

Dr. Pham Quang Huy has ontained his PhD in Electric Power Systems Management from Hanoi University of Technology in 2009. Dr. Pham Quang Huy previously worked as Director of the Power Market Development and at ERAV from 2006 to May 2014. His unit was responsible for power market development and power market operation supervision, including development of power market regulations, procedures, metering codes, and infrastructure regulations for electricity markets. Dr. Huy was also involved in development of the grid code, grid operation procedures (including dispatching, black-start and recovering steps) for the operation of Vietnam’s national power system. Dr. Huy specializes in power market development, power system technical codes and Demand-Side Management (DSM).



Mr. Pham Quang Huy, Deputy Director General - ERAV
Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT)
Updates on Electricity Market Vietnam: Mechanism & Roadmap
Day 2 [Thu 18, January], at 11:45 AM

Mr. Nguyen Tuan Anh

Mr. Nguyen Tuan Anh  has Doctor of Electrical Engineering from KU Leuven in Belgium. Dr. Nguyen Tuan Anh has broad knowledge and intensive experience in energy sector in Vietnam. During his 20 years working experience, Dr. Tuan Anh has involved in policy making and sector development in energy field.



Mr. Nguyen Tuan Anh, Dept. Manager, Plans & Planning
Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT)
National Master Plan & Renewable Energy Roadmap - Now till 2020 and the Future
Day 2 [Thu 18, January], at 09:15 AM

Mr. Matt Wilson

Matt is Corporate Affairs Director of HEINEKEN Vietnam and previously was Corporate Affairs and Legal Director for HEINEKEN New Zealand. He has held management roles for HEINEKEN in Corporate Affairs and Legal fields as well served on the Boards of non-profits from the packaging, advertising and theatre industries. Matt was born in New Zealand and is passionate about the environment and working for HEINEKEN to Brew a Better World.



Mr. Matt Wilson, Corporate Relations Director
Heineken Vietnam Brewery
Dropping the C(O2) with Biomass
Day 2 [Thu 18, January], at 12:15 PM

Mr. Rainer Brohm

Rainer Brohm has 15 years’ experience in the environmental and renewable energy sector with a strong focus on policy consulting and market research.

He started his carrier as a research fellow at the Potsdam-Institute of Climate Impact Research in the early 2000’s with a focus on global environmental governance and related questions of national policy implementation.

From 2007 until 2014 Mr. Brohm worked for the German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar) heading their Governmental Relations and International Affairs department. In this function he developed lobbying and communication strategies as well as industry roadmaps and business model and investment guidelines for the fast growing solar sector in Germany.

In 2014 Mr. Brohm established his own consultancy in Southeast Asia. Based in Hanoi and Berlin his consulting work mainly focuses on the development of beneficial legal and administrational framework conditions for renewable energies as well as market research in Vietnam and other countries of the region. In 2015 he has conducted an extensive study on the Vietnamese solar market on behalf of the German Development Corporation (GIZ) and the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT). Currently he is exploring investment opportunities for solar PV rooftop applications in the Vietnamese commercial and industrial sector on behalf of the German Ministry of Economics and Energy.



Mr. Rainer Brohm, Renewable Energy Consultant
RB Renewable Energy Consulting
Solar PV Investment Opportunities for C&I Rooftop in Vietnam
Day 2 [Thu 18, January], at 03:30 PM

Mr. Thomas Leonard

Thomas Leonard Country Manager for Energy & Renewables in Thailand and Indonesia, specialising in renewable power generation and advisory services to other electricity industry stakeeholders. He has more than eight years of experience working directly in the energy industry and a further three years' experience of managing process consultancy projects. Prior to this he was a Marine Engineer in the British Royal Navy for five years. He specialises in providing services to institutions with an interest in the development of power projects. His clients have included government and non-government organisations, fuel suppliers, developers and investors.



Mr. Thomas Leonard, Country Manager for Energy & Renewables
DNV GL
Regulatory Perspectives on Integration of Renewable Energy onto Electricity Networks in SE Asia
Day 3 [Fri 19, January], at 09:05 AM

Thomas Jakobsen

Thomas Jakobsen has over 12 years of experience in Indochina, focused on renewable energy. He is the Managing Director Renewable Energy, at Saigon Asset Management, and is responsible for direct investments and advisory services in the renewable energy sector.

From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Jakobsen was Investment Director in Anpha Capital, originating and analyzing potential investments, in Renewable Energy, Real Estate and Infrastructure projects; advising the potential investment companies/projects on Financial Structuring and Corporate Finance and performing due diligence on potential investments.

In 2007 Mr. Jakobsen co-founded Gate To Asia, providing investment consulting for Renewable Energy and Environmental projects in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Additionally, activities included finding suitable technology suppliers for Renewable Energy and Environmental projects, as well as conducting Environmental, Social & Governance assessments of projects for foreign investors.  Prior to that Mr. Jakobsen held General Management and Financial Management positions in industrial companies in Europe and Asia.

Mr. Jakobsen holds a M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from University of Aarhus in Denmark, including six months at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.



Thomas Jakobsen, Director
Saigon Asset Management
Investors Panel - Perspective on Expanding Renewable Energy (RE) Project in Vietnam
Day 3 [Fri 19, January], at 09:35 AM

Mr. Naresh Kumar Govindan

Naresh Kumar Govindan,Director & Head- Business Development, at juwi Renewable energies based in Singapore.

Naresh has worked in APAC markets in Conventional Power and renewable power for over 20 years, expanded business for various international brands in the region. Naresh is responsible for developing and leading the origination team for juwi Renewables in the SEA region, with focus on Solar, Wind and storage technologies.

Naresh has extensive experience in Developing and Financing fleet of bankable Utility Scale and Distributed Generation asset. Previous experience also includes SunEdison, where he implemented unique business models and financing structures including a largest Solar powered car park canopy in the region.

Naresh has Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, P.G. Diploma in Energy Management and MBA in Renewables.



Mr. Naresh Kumar Govindan, Director & Head – Business Development (Origination)
juwi Renewable Energies Private Limited
Project Developers Panel on Developing Wind Power Projects in Vietnam – Challenges & Drivers, Implementation Experience, Economics & Sustainability, Plans Forward
Day 3 [Fri 19, January], at 11:15 AM

Mr. Nguyen Hoang Dung

Mr. Nguyen has a degree in Electric System engineering and holds a Master degree of Energy Technology. Mr. Nguyen has 27 years working as a consultant for the Power Engineering & Consulting Company, with over 10 years experience in the field of renewable energy. At his position, he has done many Vietnam wind/solar energy projects and known well the situation of the Vietnam RE industry.



Mr. Nguyen Hoang Dung, Manager, Renewable Energy
Power Engineering Consulting Joint Stock Company 2 (PECCA2)
Investors Panel - Perspective on Expanding Renewable Energy (RE) Project in Vietnam
Day 3 [Fri 19, January], at 09:35 AM