Francis Akpata has more than 15 years of experience in international marketing and business development during which time he has systematically built up a network of clients/investors in the GCC countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) the U.S. and Europe (Italy, Monaco, the UK, Switzerland and Scandinavia).
Francis was CFO and Board member at Ssafen PLC and at Lucky Minerals INC.
Francis holds a BA degree from King’s College London in Philosophy and Theology. Francis was a Principal at Industry Capital LLC. He developed their Energy platform focusing on Oil & Gas and power in North America and Emerging markets. At Industry Capital they used bottoms up approach by ensuring the funding structure correlates with opportunity and used their portfolio companies Vflare and Vfuels to develop projects.
Wouter has done research on the effects of using 3D-printing technology on the real estate industry, and how petrol stations and companies are preparing for the increasing use of electrical driven vehicles. Wouter studied Business and Management at Queen Mary, University of London.