Meet the Team
Founder & Managing Director – Ir. Gaëtan Masson
Electromechanical Engineer from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, graduated in Business Administration from Solvay Brussels School (Belgium), graduated in Political Sciences and Environmental Management, passionate about PV and renewables, globe trotter and father of three wonderful girls, Gaëtan Masson is the Director and co-founder of the Becquerel Institute. After more than 10 years in the financial and IT sectors, he moved to the PV industry and developed the Business Intelligence of EPIA, the European PV Industry Association (now SolarPower Europe). Since 2013, he is the Operating Agent (chairman in IEA language) of the Task 1 of the PV programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA PVPS). He is vice-chairman of the European PV technology Platform and participates to the Scientific Committee of EU-PVSEC and Intersolar Europe Conferences. Since 2016, he manages the strategy and content of SolarUNITED, the global PV industry & technology association.
Managing Director – Bryan D. Ekus
Accomplished, goal oriented professional with 20+ years experience in business development and strategy.Broad grasp of public policy and the international political environment. Experienced working with global PV decision makers as well as business and national leaders. Effectively speaks on behalf of trade and industry via mass and social media. Serves on the board of directors of large, international corporations while maintaining an active working position with SOLARUNITED, Global Solar Council, Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association, Solar GCC Alliance, and the MEDIA–TECH Association.
Founder & Chairman, Strategy & Innovation Board – Ir. Adel El Gammal
Electromechanical Engineer from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, graduated in Business Administration from Solvay Brussels School (Belgium) and Insead (France), passionate about PV and renewables, Adel is a Co-Founder and Director of the Becquerel Institute. After holding executive international positions in the Management Consulting and IT services sectors, he was Secretary General of the EU PV Industry Association (EPIA) for several years where he conducted breakthrough studies on the future of PV and renewables in general. He was also co-founder Ecotemis an award winning architectural BIPV company. Focusing on PV and the transition to Low Carbon, Adel has led several advocacy campaigns in the context of EU 2020 and EU 2030 Climate and Energy packages, notably for the European Climate Foundation.a.elgammal(at)becquerelinstitute.org
Business Analyst – Philippe Macé
Holder of a Master of Science in Business Engineering from the Solvay Brussels School EM (Belgium), Philippe also followed a semester at Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore (MBA Program) as an exchange student. Following this, he travelled across Asia for three months before coming back to his hometown in order to start his internship at Becquerel Institute and complete his Master’s final thesis, which focused on the attractiveness of residential PV systems in Western Europe. Today, he is graduated and is a full-time member of the team.
He is interested in IT, geopolitics and is passionate about renewables, especially the sector of solar energy
Junior Business Analyst
A young Italian economist, graduated in the university of Pavia and with a master in Economics, Finance and International Integration with specialization in Economics and Society will be soon joining our team.
Business Intelligence Intern – Irene Donoso
Irene is currently studying International Studies at the University Carlos III in Madrid, and has graduated in two bachelors, National Social Studies and International Baccalaureate. She recived an italian education in the Italian School of Madrid, making her fluent in both Spanish and Italian. Later on, in an exchange year in Michigan, USA, where she acquired fluency also in english.
Senior Expert – Ir. José Luis Aguirre
José Luis holds a Master degree in Electrical Engineering from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) as well as a Master in Business Administration from the Chamber of Commerce of Madrid. For more than 10 years, he has been involved in the solar and wind energy markets. Recently, José Luis has led the project development team in SunEdison over the last 6 years and successfully developed more than 700MW in Latin America, Europe and MENA. Before that, he was international BD Manager in Abengoa Solar PV.
Senior Expert – Yannis Vasilopoulos
Yannis has been a high-performing executive manager for more than 12 years, 8 of which in the solar energy sector. Holder of a Master degree in Industrial engineering and management from a known US Institute, his strongest expertise is in Solar, thanks to years of project management, technical advisory and consulting roles all over the globe. He has acquired valuable experience doing business successfully in different geographies, including emerging markets, with multicultural teams under the role of the team member or leader. He’s not only an expert in Engineering and Management fields of Solar Projects but also has a strong understanding of the Commercial, Financing and Legal aspects of projects.
Senior Expert – Gregory Neubourg
Gregory is managing the prosumer area of work at APERe (the Association for the Promotion of Renewable Energies).
He is also the Belgian representative in Task 1 and Exco for the IEA PVPS, the TCP (technology collaboration platform) about PV from the International Energy Agency.
For more than 10 years now, he has acquired a strong experience in photovoltaics ( technical and market analysis).
Since last year, Gregory is also working as PV expert in the facilitator team for the Walloon region, helping companies and municipalities to install PV.
Interested in working for Becquerel Institute? Contact one of us and send your CV.