Participants are listed in alphabetical order below. The location in parentheses indicates country of citizenship or residence.
All profiles below date from 2023.
Alexa Campos (Mexico)
Risk Manager, RWE Renewables
Alexa is a Risk Manager working in the construction and development of offshore wind farms at RWE. She moved from Mexico to Germany for her master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Management at the Hamburg University of Technology. At the end of her studies, she wrote her master’s thesis ” Evaluation of Methods for Risk Management in Offshore Wind Farms Development” at EnBW. Currently, she is responsible for analyzing life-cycle risks in projects, and determining the budget contingency using appropriate quantitative methods (e.g., Monte Carlo) to ensure successful project financing decisions. Her focus in development projects is on new technologies, such as Hydrogen. She is based in Hamburg, Germany.
Ana Laura Flores García (Mexico)
Head of Operational Management and Capacity Planning, Vestas LATAM
Ana Laura is a wind energy sector professional since 2018 and an advocate for coaching, motivating and develop high performer individuals and teams by passion. She is currently Head of Operational Management and Capacity Planning for Vestas LATAM where she is responsible for the control and management of the resource capacity planning process within the region, execute the operational strategy by promoting continuity for field execution solutions as well as support in developing efficiency, scalability, and reduction of vulnerability in critical processes within Service. She holds an International Business bachelor’s degree and a Business Administration Master from Universidad La Salle Mexico. She is committed to LATAM sustainable energy transition and to become factor of change for gender inclusion in the renewable energy sector.
Angeli Silang-Arcangel (Philippines)
Senior Manager – Development, ACEN Corporation
Angeli has been developing renewable energy projects mainly in the Philippines. Her primary work is in wind assessment and energy yield calculation. She was part of the team that started the existing 54MW Pililla Wind Farm. She is involved in the development of the 160MW Balaoi and Caunayan Wind Farm that is under construction. Assessment of operational wind farms is also one of her interests. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electronics Engineering from Ateneo de Manila University, where her research focused on renewable energy.
Bui Thi My Hanh (Vietnam)
Business Development Manager, GE Vietnam
Hanh is currently working at GE in Vietnam as the Business Development Manager, focusing on electrification solutions supporting the integration of renewable energy into the national grid such as onshore wind and potential offshore wind in the country. She was a part of the blooming time for onshore wind development in Vietnam within 2020-2022 as the Commercial Operation Leader, handling proposal preparation and negotiation to support proper WTG delivery, COD and Full-Service support after COD. She is based in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Cárita Maria Bagarolo Abdal (Brazil)
Communications Manager, AES Brasil
Cárita Abdal joined renewable energy company AES Brasil in 2022 as Communications Manager. She started her career in energy 20 years ago and since then has been working in corporate communications, public relations and stakeholders’ engagement at electricity sector companies and consulting firms (CPFL Energia, Casa dos Ventos, InPress Porter Novelli). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from PUCC (Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas), a postgraduate degree in Marketing from Unicamp – Institute of Economics (State University of Campinas) and an IBGC (Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance) certificate.
Carolina Calvo Pose Santos Neves (Brazil)
Digital Advisor, Siemens Gamesa
Carol is Brazilian with Spanish citizenship, fluent in English and French. She is currently a Digital Advisor at Siemens Gamesa based in Madrid. Carol holds a Master in Science in Control Systems and Automation Engineering at the Rio de Janeiro Federal University and an Industrial Mechatronics Master Degree at the Grande Ecole Arts et Métiers ParisTech. The first chapter of her story with wind energy started ten years ago in a challenging start-up, working throughout her career not only in multinational corporations’ demanding paces but also in advanced research centers environments. She has had global exposure to new product/technology introduction projects in services/design engineering as well as O&M.
Dina Barcellos (Brazil)
Project Engineer – Floating Wind, Maersk Supply Service
Diná is a MSc. Naval Architect and Marine Engineer from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She is a driven professional, passionate about the wind energy industry and eager to contribute to the offshore wind development around the world. She started her career in Brazil in 2018 within the energy industry, and in 2021 she joined a disruptive floating wind company in Spain, working actively in the floater design optimization. She has recently joined Maersk Supply Service in Denmark as a project engineer, responsible for ensuring technical accuracy and quality for floating wind engineering projects. Diná also currently actuates as a volunteer mentor for Brazilian women engineering students who are aiming to enter in the wind energy industry.
Doha Ahmed Sherif Mohamed Hassan (Egypt)
Senior Studies Engineer, Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company EETC
Doha holds a Bachelor’s degree of science in Electrical Engineering she started working as an electrical engineer in the South Cairo Electricity Distribution Company in 2011. At late 2016 she started working in The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company EETC the national grid operator in Egypt, She is working as a senior engineer in the IPP Studies Sector which manages the whole process of the development of the utility scale (capacity grater than 50 MW) renewable energy power projects through the privaite sector under the BOO scheme, her profession starts when tendering the development of the (Wind – Solar) project for the privaite sector then contracting the winning bidder up to the interconnection of the project to the national grid achieving the project commercial operation.
Eleonora Uliana (Argentina)
Senior project manager, WPD
After studying Biology at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), Eleonora holds a PhD in Marine Geosciences from the Bremen University (Germany) and later continued her professional development with a specialization in renewable energy. She worked several years as a marine scientist and afterward moved onto the wind energy field. Since 2014 she has been working for WPD as a project developer in the Repowering department. As a Senior Project manager she has been involved in a wide variety of projects ranging from technical analysis of operational data (SCADA) to onshore wind farm planning. She has a large experience in the planning of new and repowering wind farms within Germany and Europe.
Felista Mana Annoh (Kenya)
Operation and maintenance technician, Lake Turkana Wind Power
Felista Mana is an operation and maintenance technician at Lake Turkana Wind Power with a strong background in wind energy, and expertise in substation setup and IT administration. She has honed her skills in all aspects of wind energy production, from monitoring and controlling wind turbines to ensuring that they are running smoothly and efficiently. In particular, she has a deep understanding of substation setup, including the installation and configuration of electrical components. She has been instrumental in ensuring that wind turbines are properly integrated into the power grid. Felista Mana is committed to using her knowledge and expertise to help drive the transition to renewable energy and create a more sustainable future for all.
Joan Akiru Epua (Kenya)
wind turbine service engineer, GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE)
As a wind turbine service engineer, Joan has 7+ years of experience in the field of renewable energy. Her passion for the environment and sustainable energy solutions has led Joan to specialize in maintaining and repairing wind turbines, ensuring they operate efficiently and effectively. She is committed to supporting the transition to clean energy, providing high-quality service to clients and contributing to a more sustainable future for all.
Marianella Bolivar Carbonell (Colombia)
Maintenance Planning & Reporting Engineer, Lekela Power
Marianella Bolivar Carbonell is Colombian. Currently she is a PhD student in the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. She possesses a bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering from Universidad del Norte, with a Coastal Engineering specialization. Her research experience and interests include Engineering and Design of marine and coastal structures, Offshore renewable energies, and the hydrodynamic modelling of coastal and estuarine processes.
Ngo Nguyet Tran (Vietnam)
Regional Offshore Wind Lead, Worley, Singapore
Ngo Nguyet Tran is a Regional Offshore Wind Lead – Asia and Senior Engineer for Worley Singapore, responsible for business development, project management, technical due diligence, supply chain and engineering study for renewable projects in Asia. She was Worley Global Sale & Marketing Future Leader 2020/2021, Chairperson for Society of Petroleum Engineers (Singapore Section) in 2021/2022. She earned a B.Eng (Hons) in Petroleum Engineering and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia. Tran is an MBA candidate at Singapore Management University 2023/2024, receiving Leadership Scholarship from the University. Motivated to be part of 2023 Women in Wind Global Leadership Program, she hopes to learn and contribute value-adding initiatives in wind sector for Vietnam and SEA, as well as inspiring more ladies to grow in renewable industry.
Ntitiseng Moloi (South Africa)
Project Engineer, BTE Renewables
Ntitiseng holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. She is also a Master of Engineering candidate, and her Masters research explores Energy Management Optimization in Renewable Energy Microgrids. She currently works as a Project Engineer for an Independent Power Producer which specialises in the development and operation of utility scale wind and solar energy facilities. Prior to this, she worked as a Design Engineer on various renewable energy projects through a global engineering consulting firm where she was seconded to the firm’s Australian office. She is also a member of the South African committee at the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) TC88 which governs standardization in the field of wind energy generation systems. Through her work, she has received a Top5 Finalist Award in the Energy & Environment category at the Rising Star Awards.
Padmaja Ramesh Babu (India)
Product Owner, Vestas
Padmaja Ramesh currently works as a Product Owner for the Vestas eCommerce channel. In a career spanning over 12 years, her association with the Wind Industry began in 2018, where she joined Vestas Australia as the Commercial Operation Manager (APAC region). Here she was responsible for sales forecasting and facilitating commercial transformation initiatives across the region. In 2021, she transitioned within Vestas to work with the Digital Solutions team, currently she is a Product Owner for Shop.Vestas. Padmaja holds an M.S in Electrical Engineering Degree from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. She is based out of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Samruddhi Pable (India)
ASSISTANT LEAD ENGINEER, VESTAS R&D TECHNOLOGY LTD, CHENNAI
Samruddhi is a Structural Engineer currently working as a Functional Lead for Value Engineering Team in Vestas. She has 4 years of experience in design, optimization, and certification of wind turbine towers. Samruddhi’s role involves resolving technical queries from within the team, as well as from customers, certification bodies and issues from site. Her team delivers site specific and optimized tower solutions that are essential to lower wind turbine costs. She come from a Civil Engineering background with a Masters in Structural Engineering. Before the wind industry, Samruddhi was working as a designer of underground structures with L&T Construction. She is currently based in Chennai, India.
Shirlin Charles (India)
Lead Engineer, NeXHS Renewables
Shirlin is a Structural Engineer who is passionate in the field of Wind Technology. She did her research in studying the effects of wind load on bridges after which she entered the Renewable Energy sector primarily in the wind energy domain. She is a Lead Engineer at NeXHS Renewables which is based out of Chennai, India. Being a multifaceted engineer, she primarily engages herself in the design of dynamically loaded structure. She leads the tower engineering discipline and have contributed to the material optimization of Wind turbine towers. She has developed a niche and have keen interest towards research and development of new products/typologies of wind turbine tower and foundation. Recently she focuses on the techno-commercial activities and client interactions of the company
Snehash Patel (India)
Team Leader, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Snehash started her professional journey in renewable sector in 2017 with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. She joined the company as a Structural Engineer where she was responsible for structural validation, verification and design of equipment used for transport handling, installation and storage of various wind turbine components. In this role she had the opportunity to work on some of the world’s biggest wind turbine components. She then moved to Service team as Team Leader where she has built a team with cross functional capabilities which can deliver the best and safe engineering solutions for special tools needed for up-tower repair work, component replacement and installations during operation.
Sofia Bassi (Argentina)
Service Sales and Account Management Specialist, Vestas
Sofia was born in Argentina and got her Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires. She had her first work experience with Siemens, within the Energy Management division, and in 2008 she joined Vestas as a Service Commercial Engineer, where she got her first insights on the wind energy industry. Early in 2021, Sofia moved to Portugal and started a new position within Vestas to support the Service Sales area and the multibrand business in the Mediterranean region. From 2022, she became a Specialist within the Service Sales and Account Management team in Iberia.
Susana Corrales Bermúdez (Chile)
Business Developer, RWE
Electrical Engineer with 11 years of experience. Diploma in Sustainable Energies. Career mostly developed in the planification of the Chilean Electrical System and interconnection of renewable projects, with more than 600 MW currently connected to the Electrical System and more than 2.000 MW in development stage. Took the MIT Cultural Awareness for Business Program. Ambassador of the program Women in Energy for the World Energy Council. Certificated in Leadership and currently working at RWE as Transmission Manager with focus on Wind Projects and Storage. Convinced and focused on promoting and highlighting the importance of diversity and multiculturality in teams to achieve more efficient and inclusive solutions.
Zintle Nxadi (South Africa)
Project Planner, Vestas
Zintle Nxadi holds a Civil Engineering Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Transportation Engineering from the Nelson Mandela University. She is project planner for Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg and Germany West. She worked as a Civil Engineering Technician and SME Manager at Omega Civils in Gqeberha, thereafter moved to work as a Site Engineer for Stefanutti Stocks at a Nooidgedagt/Coega Low-Level Scheme: Phase 3 and also worked as an interim Site Manager, mainly involved in the construction of the 45Mega Litre reservoir. She joined Vestas South Africa for the construction of the Wesley Wind Farm where she acquired site experience for the Wind Turbine EPC project, with her construction management background she joined the NCE Project Planning team as an East and Southern Africa Project Planner in 2021 and thereafter relocated to Netherlands to work on the BeNeLux market. She left conventional construction to join Vestas as she strives to be part of the development for the future which is the transformation to a more sustainable environment. She wants to develop her skills in the onshore and offshore market and implement her expertise in providing efficient solutions in renewable energy development. She is based in Arnhem, Netherlands.