Five-E Family

OUR TEAM IS THE BACKBONE OF FIVE-E

OUR LIFE PROJECT

With offices in Madrid and Milan, Five-E has assembled a team with a balance of development, operational and financial experience to support the successful execution of our strategy. We have a multidisciplinary team that has invested more than 10,000 million dollars of capital in the energy sector in Europe, Latam, the United States, Asia and Africa.

The Five-E team is committed to fostering an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion. Human capital is our most valuable asset. Our culture, reputation, and achievements are the collective product of our individual differences, life experiences, self-expression, and unique capabilities that our team members and partners pour into their daily work.

Íñigo Asensio
IÑIGO ASENSIO

FOUNDER & CEO FIVE-E

Iñigo, founder of Five-E, has extensive experience in the investment and energy industry, having led the acquisition and development of over 25GW in the solar, wind and hydro sectors globally.

Prior to Five-E, Iñigo was CEO of Matrix renewables, leading investment and growth activities delivering 6GW of growth in 18 months.
Prior to this, Iñigo was head of M&A for EMEA and Latam at Sunedison, where he was a key team member for the global IPOs of Terraform Power and Terraform in 2014 and 2015. After that, he moved to Trina, where he became head of M&A for the downstream business and head of Latam, turning the platform into one of the largest with activities in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Brazil and Chile and selling it to TPG for the creation of Matrix Renewables.

IÑIGO ASENSIO

FOUNDER & CEO FIVE-E

Emilio Villalba II
EMILIO VILLALBA

FOUNDER & CEO ENERGY FACTORY MANAGEMENT

Emilio has a PhD and a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Alfonso X El Sabio University.

He has extensive experience in technical, development, asset management and advisory services for the Energy and infrastructure sector.

Prior to Energy Factory, Emilio worked for Corporación Llorente, Renovalia as COO, Nasdaq Omx-listed Greentech Energy Systems A/S, at E&Y establishing the asset management business and providing services to Brookfield, Cerberus, Ence, Disa, Denham Capital.

Today Emilio is Founder and CEO of Energy Factory, providing development services to companies such as Iberdrola, Naturgy, Sonnedix, Rio Tinto Mining Company, etc.

EMILIO VILLALBA

FOUNDER & CEO ENERGY FACTORY MANAGEMENT

Valentina Mercati
VALENTINA MERCATI

GROUP GENERAL COUNSEL FIVE-E GENERAL MANAGER FIVE-E ITALY

Valentina, as the General Manager of Five-E, has a proven track record working in the renewable industry around the world.

She is an expert in negotiation, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, project contracts, compliance, and litigation.

Prior to Five-E, Valentina was responsible for Trina’s development activities in Italy and Greece, having developed over 600 MW in the last 3 years.

Before Trina, Valentina worked in companies such as Sunedison, Terraform Power and Terraform Global and Pavia e Ansaldo.

VALENTINA MERCATI

GROUP GENERAL COUNSEL FIVE-E GENERAL MANAGER FIVE-E ITALY

Artur Penedo
ARTUR PENEDO

CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER (CTO)

Artur has extensive experience in the development and construction of solar photovoltaic and wind assets both in Europe and Latam.

He is an Industrial Engineer and Energy Building from the University of Vigo.
Prior to Five-E, Artur led Trina’s engineering department supporting the various development teams to maximize performance and minimize capex.

In Trina Artur has recently been developed in Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

Before Trina, Artur worked in two of the main renewable EPC companies such as Aldesa and Grupo Ortiz, being responsible for the EPC engineering and cost departments.

ARTUR PENEDO

CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER (CTO)

SPAIN TEAM

Marina Mendoza
MARINA MENDOZA

LEGAL & PROJECT CONTROLLER

With more than 15 years of experience, Marina has developed her professional career focusing in legal, administrative and financial management of renewable energy projects.

Marina holds a degree in Law and Business administration from the University Autónoma of Madrid and Master`s degree on Management Control.

Prior to EFM, Marina worked as Global Administration Manager at Homt Infrastructure Group, and Head of Legal and Administration of Spain at Greentech Energy System.

MARINA MENDOZA

LEGAL & PROJECT CONTROLLER

Lola Moreno
LOLA MORENO

HEAD OF ADMINISTRATION FIVE – E

Lola Moreno has extensive experience in administration, accounting, management, and investment departments.

She has developed her professional career in various sectors, from renowned banks such as UBS, Citibank or Banco Santander, to the field of sport, where she held the position of General Secretary of the Spanish Badminton Federation for several years, in addition to directing projects for organization of large events, some of them of a European and global nature.

She has a degree in Business Administration from the Autonomous University of Madrid.

LOLA MORENO

HEAD OF ADMINISTRATION FIVE-E

María de la Torre
MARIA DE LA TORRE

MANAGER OF STAFF

With more than 15 years of experience, María has developed her professional career as Chief of Staff, supporting and reporting to executive profiles, CEO’s and Executive Presidents of leading companies in her sector.

Before Five-E, she worked in sectors such as Customer Intelligence (Daemon Quest), Business Consulting and Audit – Big Four (PwC), renewable energy sector (Suntech Power International) and recently in the Digital sector (EIT Digital Spain).

MARIA DE LA TORRE

HEAD OF STAFF

Mafalda Calvet
MAFALDA CALVET

DEVELOPMENT AND ESG MANAGER

Mafalda Calvet has been working in the energy industry since 2015, focusing on ESG in renewable energy projects.

Before joining Five-e, Mafalda worked in companies in the sector, such as Amp energy and Jenner Renewables, where she supported the preparation and implementation of the companies’ ESG strategy, the preparation of sustainability reports, led reports for investors and developed social initiatives in the communities where both companies operated, mainly in Canada, Spain, and Latin America.

Mafalda has a degree in Humanities and a Master’s Degree in Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.

MAFALDA CALVET

DEVELOPMENT AND ESG MANAGER

Laura Martín Belmonte
LAURA MARTIN

INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR

Laura holds a degree in Business Administration and Management as well as a Master’s Degree in Commercial and Sales Management, and a Specialization in Project Management.

Her professional career has been linked to ecological and sustainable agriculture in the agri-food market.

She was the Commercial Director of the packaged products department of Biosabor SAT for eight years, managing to project the company internationally. In addition, she has been Director of Marketing and Sales in other companies in the sector where her mission was to establish and develop the strategic lines of business and corporate image.

She is a Sales trainer at various Business Schools and collaborates as a teacher at other business schools in Latin America.

LAURA MARTIN

INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR

ANTONIO LUCA CHIUSOLO
ANTONIO LUCA CHIUSOLO

LEGAL MANAGER

Qualified lawyer with eight years of experience gained mainly in Italy and Spain.

Prior to Five-E, he worked at ABEI Energy as legal affairs manager for Italy, supporting business creation by drafting, structuring, and negotiating contracts and generally providing legal and regulatory advice regarding project development.

He also has significant experience in real estate and compliance, working respectively at Chavarri Abogados and I-Transfer.”

ANTONIO LUCA CHIUSOLO

LEGAL MANAGER

Irene Redondo
IRENE REDONDO

TECHNICAL DUE DILIGENCE

Within the Five-E team, Irene works as a Due Diligence Technician in the Madrid office.

Before Five-e, Irene worked as a project engineer in the Quality and Technology department at Enertis Applus+ where she supervised the production of photovoltaic modules as well as the corresponding laboratory tests, and collaborated with the company’s team in China on a daily basis.

She holds degree in Industrial Technologies from the Antonio Nebrija University.. Due to her interest in the field of renewable energy, she decided to broaden her academic training with a Master’s Degree in this field.

IRENE REDONDO

TECHNICAL DUE DILIGENCE

Antonio Viciana
ANTONIO VICIANA

TECHNICAL DUE DILIGENCE

Prior to joining Five-e, Antonio has worked for the automotive sector at Renault Seville, as well as for various prestigious energy companies, such as Social Energy (self-consumption photovoltaic installations), taking charge of the planning, development and processing of projects.

He holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design at the University of Seville.

ANTONIO VICIANA

TECHNICAL DUE DILIGENCE

DANILO PRADA
PROJECT AND TECHNICAL MANAGER
DANILO PRADA

PROJECT AND TECHNICAL MANAGER

Qualified engineer with more than four years of experience in the Renewables Energies sector, Danilo works for the department for Construction as Project & Technical Manager in our Madrid offices.
 
Prior to Five-E, he worked for a grid operator located in the north coast of Colombia (Electricaribe, Gas Natural Fenosa) for 2 years leading electrical substation projects, with ABB designing protection and control panels, and for Renewable energies in EPC/BoS companies such as Tozzi Latam and Trina Solar.

DANILO PRADA

PROJECT AND TECHNICAL MANAGER

ITALY TEAM

Andrea di Santis
ANDREA DE SANTIS

LEGAL MANAGER

Andrea is a qualified lawyer and the legal manager of Five-E, with a proven track record of working in the renewable industry in the EU region.

Prior to Five – E, Andrea worked at Trina Solar, providing legal support on development activities in Italy and Greece, Canadian Solar, and Bruno & Associati.

ANDREA DE SANTIS

LEGAL MANAGER

Alessio Cimini
ALESSIO CIMINI

GROUP CONTROLLER FIVE – E ITALY

Alessio works in the finance industry since 2015. He graduated from the Universita’ di Milano-Bicocca and completed his studies in Dublin at the Carlyle Institute.

Before joining our team, Alessio worked for several financial institutions, such as Monti dei Paschi Siena Group, as trading specialist, Previp Pension Found, as tax and financial consultant and Mercedes-Benz, as financial analyst and accountant.

ALESSIO CIMINI

GROUP CONTROLLER FIVE – E ITALY

Eleonora degli Abbati
ELEONORA DEGLI ABBATI

SENIOR LEGAL MANAGER

Eleonora is a qualified lawyer with significant experience in the energy sector, with specific focus on renewable sources.

In particular, she has an extensive experience in the development, purchase and sale of wind and photovoltaic projects. She has also gained a significant experience in project financing.

Before joining Five-E, Eleonora worked for leading Italian and international law firms.

ELEONORA DEGLI ABBATI

SENIOR LEGAL MANAGER

Antonio Curatolo
ANTONIO CURATOLO

PROJECT MANAGER

Antonio is responsible for providing business development and permitting support for all of our projects in Italy.

Before joining Five-E, Antonio worked as a project manager at ATM S.p.A., where he was responsible for monitoring and controlling the development of projects.

Previously he worked as energy manager at CEC S.r.l., being responsible for the facilities management for B2B costumers.

ANTONIO CURATOLO

PROJECT MANAGER

MATTEO MALANDRIN TECHNICAL DUE DILIGENCE
MATTEO MALANDRIN

TECHNICAL DUE DILIGENCE

Matteo is an electrical technician specialising in the design of ground-mounted photovoltaic systems.
Prior to Five-E, Matteo worked for a development company specialising in the design and management of the approval phases of technical drawings for connection works.

MATTEO MALANDRIN 

TECHNICAL DUE DILIGENCE

ANDREA RABOTTI-  Permitting Support
ANDREA RABOTTI

PERMITTING SUPPORT

Andrea Rabotti holds a Master’s degree in Law from University of Roma Tre. In his academic journey has refined, among other things, the study of regulations concerning the environment and the renewables sector.
 
After his degree , began his practice as a lawyer, and then held the position of legal counsel for a development company, Bd Invest S.r.l. In this experience, he was responsible for drafting contracts, provided analysis of legal and regulatory developments in the energy sector, and especially provided support on the permitting side, showcasing expertise crucial for the permitting position.

ANDREA RABOTTI 

PERMITTING SUPPORT

Sandro Schipani- Senior Project Manager – Five -E Italy
SANDRO SCHIPANI

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Sandro is an environmental engineer with significant experience in the renewable energy sector, with a particular focus on photovoltaic and biogas technology.
He has gained extensive experience in the development of large-scale photovoltaic systems, from plant design and connection works to the management of the different permitting procedures.
Prior to joining Five-E, Sandro worked in Italian-based development companies on behalf of utilities and investment funds.

SANDRO SCHIPANI

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

FLAVIA CAMPONESCHI
FLAVIA CAMPONESCHI

LEGAL

Flavia Camponeschi holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Roma Tre.
After graduating, she started her legal internship at a law firm where she mainly dealt with corporate law issues. 
Flavia, in Five-E, supports the legal department in the management of projects designed to produce energy from renewable sources and in corporate law activities.

FLAVIA CAMPONESCHI

LEGAL INTERN

DANIELE PULVIRENTI- Technical due diligence engineer
DANIELE PULVIRENTI

TECHNICAL DUE DILIGENCE ENGINEER

Daniele Pulvirenti attended Politecnico di Milano and graduated in energy engineering with a specialization in green power systems. During his university studies, he had the opportunity to deal with the overarching theme of energy from different perspectives, its sources and its rational use, with a particular focus on renewable energy sources during the Master’s degree.

DANIELE PULVIRENTI

Chiara Ciappina
CHIARA CIAPPINA

LEGAL COUNSEL

Chiara is a qualified lawyer with experience in renewable energy sector.

Chiara regularly assists investment funds in all phases featuring project financing and M&A deals (development and acquisition of projects, due diligence activities, drafting and negotiation of project contracts and other ancillary agreements), combining specific expertise in civil and corporate law.

CHIARA CIAPPINA

LEGAL COUNSEL

MARTINA RISSI SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
MARTINA RISI

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Martina, Senior Project Manager with more than 10 years of experience in the renewable energy sector, has developed photovoltaic technology projects in different continents: Italy, Africa (South Africa, Namibia), Turkey.
He has worked as a licensing and technical development support for some players in the sector such as: Acea, Santerno, Rios and BP Solar.
Significant experience in negotiation, due diligence and coordination of operations related to the construction site of the plants.
Prior to Five-E, Martina collaborated with leading Italian developers on projects located in Italy and internationally.

MARTINA RISI

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

DAMIANO MARETTI- Project Development & Permitting Engineer
DAMIANO MARETTI

SENIOR PROJECPROJECT DEVELOPMENT & PERMITTING ENGINEERT MANAGER

Damiano Maretti holds a Master’s degree in Energy Engineering from Politecnico of Milano, specializing in green power systems. His academic journey has honed his technical expertise, enriched through diverse academic projects focusing on electricity production from renewable sources.
He completed his academic journey with an experimental thesis commissioned by Eni within the framework of carbon financing. In this study, he applied a geospatial approach using QGIS software, showcasing expertise crucial for the permitting position

DAMIANO MARETTI

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & PERMITTING ENGINEER