“The Factors that Drive Wind Companies’ Strategies”
with Mark Jones - CEO of Ventient Energy

Ventient is one of Europe’s largest wind investors, and is anchored in Scotland, with its headquarters near Calton Hill, in Edinburgh. In his talk, Mark will focus on why, where and how experienced investors invest in wind energy, and what happens when they do.

Speaker Profile

Mark is an experienced energy CEO whose senior roles spans across International Energy Investment and Industrial Energy Manufacturing, with a focus on renewable energy and wind in particular.

His brief is to lead the next exciting phase of Ventient Energy’s growth through focused expansion, and to ensure that the core UK operations remain the bedrock of the company’s success

Most recently as group CEO of the Dutch distributed energy turbine manufacturer EWT, Mark successfully led the multi year expansion of the business within the UK, continental Europe and the Americas, as well as the successful creation of the largest distributed solar business in New York state

Earlier in his career he was a senior executive in GE Capital’s Energy division for approaching a decade, where his achievements included establishing and leading the acquisition of wind generation operations and development within Europe, as well as initiating and driving the advance into large-scale energy networks ownership

Prior to this, Mark was a Director at Edison Mission Energy Europe and the HSBC Investment Bank Energy team