Eco Energy World annoucnces appointment of James Hunter as CFO
Appointment comes at a critical juncture for the business as it expands its international footprint
Eco Energy World (EEW), a leading developer of utility-scale solar energy projects, today announces the appointment of James Hunter as its Chief Financial Officer, with immediate effect. The appointment comes as the Svante Kumlin led business continues to rapidly develop its business and expand its global footprint, including the appointment of a number of other senior industry professionals.
Mr Hunter has an extensive track-record serving as an executive in various start-up, early stage and fast-growing companies. His wide-ranging corporate finance experience includes M&A, the successful completion of substantial equity and debt fund-raisings and he has particular expertise in operational finance build-out.
Before joining EEW, Mr. Hunter was the CFO at IWP, the UK wealth planning group executing a ‘buy and build’ growth strategy, where he helped successfully develop a group with £6 billion Assets under Advice in less than three years. Prior to that he served as CFO at IoT investor Breed Reply and consumer healthcare products company Venture Life Group plc, and as Finance Director at Proximagen Group plc.
Svante Kumlin, Chief Executive of EEW, said:
“I am pleased to welcome James as our new CFO. His appointment is a clear statement of intent of our plans to continue our aggressive growth strategy. He has a proven track record of creating value for businesses of all kinds, including those with similar trajectories as EEW.”
Mr Hunter is the latest in a number of senior appointments made by Svante Kumlin. These include Panagiotis (“Panos”) Sarris as Chief Operating Officer and Legal Counsel & Global Head of Legal, Alastair Burn. Already one of the fastest growing renewable energy developers in the world, the business is targeting an aggressive growth strategy as it moves into the US and other markets. To date it has developed 1.3GW of utility-scale solar in Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Africa