Board

The YES-DC board of 2017


President

Rob de Jeu

Rob’s main responsibility is to create and maintain a well-organised and vibrant team. His network will be a key asset in connecting young professionals with each other, also internationally. Before he started his current job as energy & sustainability consultant at Berenschot, he worked in India on decentralised solar energy networks in rural communities for Rural Spark.

Secretary

Adwait Apte

Adwait Apte,  as secretary, is responsible for the internal affairs and day-to-day business of YES-DC. Adwait currently works in the design team at Sungevity, where he designs roof-top solar panel systems. He has a background in sustainable energy and civil engineering, and is a keen believer in energy independence as the key to social and economic change.

Treasurer

Reinout Boven

As treasurer, Reinout manages the daily finances, acquisitions, and expenditures of YES-DC, and ensures that YES-DC remains financially healthy. Reinout works at Eneco as part of the corporate venturing team,  where he scouts new sustainable energy start-ups, assesses their business plans, and potentially invests in these start-up companies to leverage their lean and innovative technologies to accelerate the energy transition.

Communication and Network

Yvo Hunink

Yvo takes care of external relations and will maintain contact with the partners and organise the trip to the COP. In his professional life he is an independent project designer specialising in Blockchain and energy for the development sector. His mission is to battle energy poverty throughout the world with sustainable resources.

Development & Growth

Alex van der Meulen

Alex is responsible for Growth and Development within YES-DC during 2018. In this role, he will develop a (growth) strategy, think of new types of events and roles for YES-DC and monitor YES-DC ‘s activities and members. Alex works at Sustainalytics as an environmental social governance (ESG) analyst, where he covers companies in the oil and gas sector. He has a background in political sciences and international relations, focussing on the political economy of energy.

Activities

Anuja Naiknavare

Anuja is responsible for the activities of YES-DC. Her duties mainly consist of co-organising events for YES-DC. She works for SimGas, a biogas company as a business developer. Before coming to the Netherlands, she worked as an energy functional analyst at Accenture, India. In her spare time, she likes to do yoga and play board games.

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