Rayan Kassis – CEO
Rayan has over 20 years experience in cleantech, infrastructure, and power generation technologies - having contributed to over 9GW in operation across various technologies including natural gas, LNG, wind, solar PV, CSP, and hydro.
Rayan began his career in 2000 at GE Energy as part of the team deploying large scale natural gas power projects globally. He went join Vestas Wind A/S in 2009, where he held a leading business development role that was instrumental in advancing wind energy deployment across the Middle East in its early heydays. In 2014, he joined technology start-up eSolar Inc as VP of Business Development, where he spearheaded the global commercialization of concentrated solar power systems. In addition to his corporate roles, Rayan is a long-time investor in renewable energy projects and is well-versed in the commercialization of novel power technologies.
In his free time Rayan enjoys history, free-diving, and spending family time outdoors.
Oliver Weber, PhD - CTO
Oliver has a background in industrial R&D driving commercialisation of innovative, world-record efficiency tandem solar cell technology at Oxford PV Ltd. He has expertise in renewable energy technologies, materials sustainability, data science and technology transfer.
Oliver holds a PhD from the University of Bath, Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies and has co-authored 16 scientific papers spanning photovoltaics, electrochemistry and renewable fuels.
Outside of work, Oli spends time music making, hiking and practicing pencak silat
Michael Slack, PhD – Head of Systems Engineering
Mike brings to Aed Energy a deep expertise in application engineering, business development, project execution.
Mike is an accomplished scientist, engineer and executive with extensive experience cultivating novel concepts into mature commercial products and installed large scale projects – with over 20+ years developing advanced technologies and commercial large scale energy projects.
Mike's past work experience also includes deep-level research and development in varied fields, including abstract mathematics (algebra and algebraic topology), scientific computing, systems biology and pharmacology, concentrating solar power, automated vehicles, and data fusion and sensor optimization.