Team

Meet The Visionaries

Deeply concerned about the accelerating impacts of climate change, a dynamic team of diverse individuals are united by a common purpose and goal, of which, formed URBAN RENEWABLES. The team works relentlessly with industry leaders to create the most effective and efficient solutions, and investment opportunities for people to make a difference to their homes and their future. Building on their model of 3Ps — Public + Private + People — where government and institutional co-operation collaborates with the cities’ mass residents. The URBAN RENEWABLES team encourages transition, expansion and enhancement of the clean energy world, while driving business for society.

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Edgare Kerkwijk

Managing Director

Acquired over 15 years of experience in the renewable energy sector, Edgare, currently holds several positions in companies and industry bodies within Asia. For instance, he is the Managing Director at Asia Green Capital since 2006; he is also a board member of 2 associations, namely, Asia Wind Energy and Asia-Pacific Hydrogen based in Singapore. Edgare’s myriad career experiences involved founding and partnering companies in the energy sector, as well as, advising on a wide range of corporate finance and M&A transactions in the banking and finance industry within Europe and Asia.

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Patricia Eng

General Manager / Marketing Director

An explorer born in a metropolis, her curiosity, willingness to learn and versatile nature are Patricia’s key attributes that made her an all-rounder, specifically, in the scenes of visual communication, design, creative production, and PR. Her experiences involved on-camera presence, event co-ordination, e-commerce as well as brick and mortar development. As an extreme-adventure sports person, mother earth is a fundamental luxury. The extension of her passion in seeking balance, growth and knowledge in the embrace of nature and wildlife, and advocation in urgent climate mitigation led her to one of the most crucial industry.

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Suen Bohn

Business Development Director

Leveraging strong agility and analytical capabilities, Suen is highly skilled at fostering strategic partnerships. She has 20 years of professional experience leading high-growth B2B & B2C brands across multi-industries, with primary focus on business development, sales & marketing, CRM and investor relations. A motivated entrepreneur, she is adept at capitalising on operations and change leadership to transformational results. Her recent career high was revenue diversification through ground breaking cash-flow expansion from acquisition into bird’s nest industry producing 120% revenue growth.

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Ben Lee

Solar Project Development Director

With over 8 years of experience, acquiring wealth of knowledge extensively in both technical engineering and financial analysis in the renewable energy sector, Ben has helped various companies secured and implemented projects successfully within Asia. Locally, he contributed his expertise in bidding for projects, such as, HDB SolarNova 2, JTC SolarLand, iTrust SUTD EPIC Lab and many others across the island. Recently, Ben also won the China-ASEAN New Smart City Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition in Urban Farming, as well as, claiming Top 60 position in NTU’s Ideasinc competition for energy efficiency. Ben overlooks all solar PV projects.

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Illyas Lee

Business Development Associate

Another dynamic member, Illyas Lee was formerly a professional footballer in the youth team. He had claimed a bronze medal at the Youth Olympics Games in 2010 and represented Singapore at the South East Asia games in 2017. Built well not just for the rigors and pressures in a high-paced environment, his leadership extends into his National Service commitments as a Fire and Rescue Lieutenant. Illyas also majors in Electrical Engineering at the National University of Singapore, where he acquired close to two years of experience. Particularly interested in the current energy transition landscape, he will oversee the development of the EV charging infrastructure.

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Frederic Lau

Business Development Associate

Coming from the University of British Columbia, Fred’s engagement in sustainable urban practices has led him to a vested interest in the energy transition happening on the island and how the private sector has accelerated that process.  Combining his background in both environmental policy and economics, he will aid with the research, development, and expansion of the company’s deployment of solar energy, energy efficiency and EV-related projects.

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Stephanie Salay

Accounting Manager

With a great 20 years of experience in full set of accounting, budgeting and office administration. Always interested in continuous learning, an attitude URBAN RENEWABLES values tremendously, Stephanie attended the Aspiring Leadership Programme in the United States, learnt new technologies and return with the capability to train and guide. She is well-versed in different accounting softwares and also involved in systems upgrading and implementations.

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Charlie

Therapy Development Associate

The cat in a bag, who possesses persistent will and ability to open doors, gets into any bag and make it home. Charlie is an experienced secret service cagent (cat agent), specializes in rescuing fellow mates behind closed doors. Alongside the establishment of the company, he begins cultivating a plant-based diet (not-so) secretly. He sits in for meetings occasionally, when mission-to-bags fails. The acquisition and deployment of his affection is very similar to a dog. Team studies proved it to be positive.

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Hercules

Chief of Therapy Development

Heading the development of mental and social well-being, Hercules (aka the (not-so) gentle giant or HerkieBear) possesses persistent will and ability to open doors of all hearts — including team member Suen and Charlie (both work in progress). 25kg HerkieBear specializes in rescue missions from solidarity and unfriendliness by (clumsily) jumping, warmly cuddling, (annoyingly) nibbling and genuinely ignorant of hostility or reluctance. With his adamant belief in no-need-for-personal-space as well as a never-give-up attitude, he contributes the sweetest love and instill a smile on everyone’s face (eventually). Charlie is starting to hangout with him.