Our Team

Team USA:

Professor Reinhold Ziegler Reinhold is educated as a mechanical/electrical engineer and industrial designer. He is a pioneer in the development of appropriate technology and renewable energy systems: Co-author of the solar village classic: Village One; ; Builder of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Pavilions; Founder of Earth Lab Institute; Staff member of the Farallones Institute’s Integral Urban House; Third major wind farm developer at Altamont Pass; Holder of several energy utility and design patents; Systems architect of buildingintegrated PV and Wind turbines, Designer of aeroponic and aquaponic growing systems; Co-Director of the International Academy of Natural Sciences, IAONS, an R&D Incubator and business accelerator.

Alexander von Welczeck. President & CEO - SkyH2O. Alexander is 30 years in business, corporate and project development,  Founder/CEO of Solar Power Partners (now NRG Solar) , Co-Founder of Clean Power Capital (CPC) , Former Executive at DOVER and Thyssen-Krupp

Team AFRICA:

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Technical Engeneer, Designer & Marketing expert. He developed the Concept Jupiter Solar City and founded the Joint Venture Company Jupiter Prestige Ltd. in Ghana. He is an expierienced entrepreneur in the marketing field as well as a developer of architectural sustainable living concepts. He has established joint ventures in mainland China and Hong Kong . Christian has an extensive experience in product design, product development and execution of comprehensive import transactions from all parts of the world.

BADU NIMO KWAKU DUAH (Edmond). Shareholder and CEO of Jupiter Prestige Ltd. Ghana. As the son of the late king of kumawu-woraso Nana Acheanfo Kwaku Duah the11th., Edmond plays an essential role when it comes to acquire large areas of suitable and affordable properties for our real estate- and power plant projects in the whole Ashanti region. He has excellent relationships to several important royal families as well as good connections to honorable personalities in the ghanaian circles of politics and economics. He is very communicative and responsible for maintaining our relationships with customers and important personalities from the public sector.
Edmond completed polytechnic in takoradi as a heavy duty engineer and passed his professional as a designer in france. He is owner of badus ent des painture and was partner of jubo sarl company as well as chef of arrial society. Edmond is owner of large areas of real estate properties in the ashanti region. On some of his properties he is operating several goldmines.

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Technical Engeneer, Designer & Marketing expert. He developed the Concept Jupiter Solar City and founded the Joint Venture Company Jupiter Prestige Ltd. in Ghana. He is an expierienced entrepreneur in the marketing field as well as a developer of architectural sustainable living concepts. He has established joint ventures in mainland China and Hong Kong . Christian has an extensive experience in product design, product development and execution of comprehensive import transactions from all parts of the world.

AARON ISSA ANAFURE. Authorized Consultant for Project and Contract Negotiations at Jupiter Prestige Ltd. Ghan. Aaron Issa Anafure began his career in insurance at the State Insurance Company of Ghana in 1982. He worked in various departments and divisions notably Accident, Marketing, Marine Claims and the Bolgatanga, Tamale and Tema offices and finally with the Life Division until he left to work with CDH Insurance Company Limited as a General Manager in 2005.
In 2007, he was appointed the Managing Director of CDH Life Assurance Company Limited and remained in that position until his appointment as the Managing Director of SIC Life Company Limited in 2009. He holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration, a Diploma from the West Africa Insurance Institute (WAII) and a Masters in Business Administration (finance). He is also a Chartered Insurer (U.K.) / Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Ghana (IIG) and a member of the Institute of Directors ‐ Ghana.
He has served on the following boards: SIC Financial Services Limited, UMB Stock Holding, Ghana Insurers Association and Life Council of the Ghana Insurers Association. He is currently completing his doctoral thesis and serves on the following boards: SIC Life Company Limited, SIC Life Trust Finance Ltd, Executive member of West African Insurance Companies Association (WAICA), Chairman of the WAII Governing Council. He lectures at the Ghana Insurance College on part time / weekend basis. He has attended many international conferences in and out of Africa.

GIDEON A. QUIST. Consultant for Project Funding at Jupiter Prestige Ltd. Ghana. Gideon has been an entrepreneur and a business owner since 2006. He established companies from the start and grew them into reputable firms. As finance management expert he is capable of advising top managements to know the financial implications of any decision before proceeding. He is a results driven finance management and business administrative professional with over 10 years of valuable experience in leading and developing successful finance teams and new business modules. He is a trained financial analyst and skilled in numerous financial and accounting fields. Gideon worked with well established firms and was a formal freelance columnist for the business & financial times in ghana, for over 5years.
Gideon is currently the group ceo of dions groupe ltd, a holding company with four subsidiary firms all under his management and control. He created this business from the scratch and managed it over a period of 10 years. Mainly he practice as a private facilitator in arranging and facilitating funding for project owners and businesses.

AGYEMANG DWOMOH SHADRACK. Project Manager; Jupiter Prestige Ltd. Ghana. Shadrack is an entrepreneur who has over the years manage Mount Sinai School which is a family business still now. He has over eight (8) years’ experience in administration and management of organization. As a result was appointed by International Development Associate (IDA) as the Head of Finance and Administration. He acquired a skill creating processes to monitor budget to ensure that the school is liquid to meet all expenses as an when they are due. Has the skill of leading and bring others to share in achieving his objectives. Shadrack has create reputation that is exhibited in his ability to liaise with all levels of management through his respect, honesty and integrity. Excellent knowledge in tax and tax implications on both employees and company. Proficient in French and Chinese both written and spoken. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Accounting Option) from Central University College and currently awaiting a graduate certificate thus Masters Bachelor of Arts in Finance all from Central University College

Matilda Abbey – Project Manager; Jupiter Prestige Ltd. Ghana. Matilda obtain working experience in accounting and Auditing of various industry. Her over ten (10) working experience has created an excellent human relations- and interpersonal skills to analyze, evaluate, and incorporate changes. With her innovative ideas in developing financial procedures she generate robust financial systems. As an experienced project manager she actively participate in all phases and activities and provide specialist guidance to the project team, particularly in project definition, requirements analysis, business and technical design and change control activities. She worked at the bank, Societe Generale Ghana as a method & procedures officer. With her strong organizational skills in planning, executing and monitoring, Matilda facilitated the approval process of all validated procedures. She established and maintained the correct structures to control and monitor the initiation, progress and delivery of the project to the stakeholder expectations. Matilda graduated from the University of Applied Management in master of business administration (Germany) in international finance & controlling. Obtain Advance Diploma in Accounting & Business and certificate in professional ethics from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

OSEI BONSU MARTIN. Project Manager for Construction. Jupiter Prestige Ltd. Ghana. Martin graduated at the Ghana institute of management and passed his diploma in marketing at the polytechnic school of business in Ghana. He worked as a salesman of Unilever Ghana limited in the Ejisu –Juaben district assembly, where he was in charge of district planning and was involved in the preparation of medium term development planning for the district. Martin worked also as a site supervisor and project inspector for the construction company Consar Ghana limited.

BEMPAH OWUSU. Manager for Real Estate Projects. Jupiter Prestige Ltd. Ghana. Bempah is a very energetic , hardworking and self-motivated manager. As a young graduate from the University of Ghana (Legon), he has profound knowledge and two years experience in project planning,estate management and planning. His academic career: Online university of London, (public financial management) & University of East Anglia (the power of branding). Bempah has been awarded with a bachelors degree in theatre arts and religion. He is a member of the entertainment committee; (community development training institute) and worked at the royal pacific shipping company as well as at kingdom royals estate as project planner.

ERIC KWAME YEBOAH. Project Manager for Hospital Development. Jupiter Prestige Ltd. Ghana. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Pharmacy (B. Pharm) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. Eric worked as Superintendent Pharmacist at J and D Pharmacy and as Pharmacist at Anglo Gold Ashanti Hospital, Obuasi. He was also Medical Representative for Biofem Ghana Ltd.

IDDRISU SULEMANA. Chief Accountant.Jupiter Prestige Ltd. Ghana. Trained at the University of Education, Winneba (Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting) as a business practitioner and executive, Sulemana is a dynamic, energetic young man who has practical graduate experience in accounting. In the course of the last two years, he has worked as an account officer and graduate teaching assistant at University of Education, Winneba He integrates his rich professional, academic and practical experiences in handling accounting issues. Sulemana is a good communicator with absolute finesse and the ability to impart knowledge. He is very honest, diligent and trustworthy with good interpersonal skills. Sulemana was Deputy Audit Board Chairman, (Simpa Hall JCRC, University of Education, Winneba) and Public Relations officer, (Simpa Hall Mosque, University of Education, Winneba)

Monica Donkor. Financial Manager.Jupiter Prestige Ltd. Ghana. Monica is a graduate of the Garden City University College Kumasi, with a Certificate in BSc. Banking and Finance. She is a very determined, enthusiastic and teachable young lady with good communication skills in planning and problem solving. During her course of studies, she learned programs like risk management, customer service, marketing in banking, investment and portfolio analysis and treasury management. Monica has also gained some field experience with Ghana Revenue Authority and also with SSNIT as a teller and data account clerk.

NGOZI AFIA BOATEMAA BOATENG, Administrative Assistant, Jupiter Prestige Ltd. Ghana. Her academical carrer: BSc, Business Administration (Marketing Option) at Central University College and University of Professional Studies (CIM). She worked at the Ministry of Energy, (Human Resource Management Directorate) in Accra and was Primarily responsible for the Directorate operations of MoEHRM with a mandate that is focused on constantly updating and improving the Ministry’s processes. She also worked for Ken City Media as a Marketing Officer and as an administrative assistant with Tullow Ghana ltd.

SAMUEL PEPRAH, Chief Financial Manager.Jupiter Prestige Ltd. Ghana. Graduated at the College of Accountancy (g.c.e. O’level ) and at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (bsc, administration/accounting). He reached the final level at the Chartered Institute of Bankers. Samuel began his carrer as chief clerk/agency manager at the Amansie West Rural Bank Limited. He was also chief clerk/relieving branch manager at the Komfo Anokye Rural Bank ltd. and head of central account and branch manager at the Bosomtwe Rural Bank ltd. He has excellent knowledge of both branch and head office operations . He was also a member of the committee responsible for the preparation of the bank’s budget.

Mark Okyere-Adjekum - Installation Operations Manager; Jupiter Prestige Ltd. Ghana. Mark is great in solving problems using both logic, creative and innovative approaches and is was acquired through the twelve (12) years of working in the engineering field. As a Marine engineer he has the skills to work to meet deadlines under pressure. Mark’s ability to design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of anything that has moving parts was as a resulted of his experience in mechanical Engineering. Maintains high ethical standards, very disciplined and careful paid attention to detail, exercising good judgement and accepting responsibility was built over the years with Bernhard Schulte Ship management (India/China). Mark holds a bachelor’s of science degree marine Engineering and Class 3 marine Engineer (Unlimited) from the Regional Maritime University (Ghana).Obtain certificate of Training Lifting and Slinging, Risk Assessment and Crane Operator fromBSM Maritime Training Centre (Limassol, Cyprus).

Isaac Kweku Britwum Amoah - Credit Management manager; Jupiter Prestige Ltd. Ghana. Isaac is an experienced Banker with over twelve 12 years’ experience in the Micro Banking Sector with a proven track record in Internal Controls, Fraud detection and prevention, Credit, Finance and Risk Management. He skills, dedication and flexible in adapting to changing and challenging circumstances in the finance industry is astonishing. He also managed the Credit Analysts & Corporate Support functions and was a Team Leader responsible for the Light Manufacturing.He holds a Master’s degree in International Finance and Controlling (Germany) from the University of Applied Management and Advance Diploma in Accounting and Business from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Janet Puplampu-Botchway - Marketing Manager; Jupiter Prestige Ltd. Ghana. Janet over the 8 years of working, acquired a skill of working under challenging environment, contribute to the growth of the organization as well as her personal growth. She has a track record in researching, identifying and contacting prospective investors or client and market the company's products and services to them. She acquired skill of managing, retaining clients and delivering a wow service for all her clients. She obtain a lean Six Sigma White Belt Holder by Dexterity Consults and Effective Sales Strategy and Time Management by Core Career Development Consult. Janet holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Business Administration (Marketing Option) from Central University College, Ghana

Management :

Alexander von Welczeck (San Francisco) .President & CEO
30 years in business, corporate and project development, Founder/CEO of Solar Power Partners (now NRG Solar), Co-Founder of Clean Power Capital (CPC), Former Executive at DOVER and Thyssen-Krupp

Reinhold Ziegler, P.E. (San Francisco)Vice President, Technology & Systems
40 years in CleanTech and Renewable project design and development, Inductee into the International Green Industries Hall of Fame, Co-Director at The International Academy of Natural Science (IAONS), Former Professor at U.C. Berkeley, S.F. Institute of Architecture, and Cabrillo College

Charlie Kuffner, P.E. (San Francisco) Vice President, Operations & Projects. 30 years in large scale commercial and EPC construction, alternative energy, project and executive mgmt, Co-founder of Clean Power Group (CPG), Former Executive & COO of Swinerton Builders, Stanford University

Roy Schwartz (San Francisco) Vice President, Commercialization. 35 years in commercializing infrastructure systems including hydro, wind and solar, international project development and financing, Former executive of Ally Capital, Solar Power Partners, Phoenix Renewables (Germany), Antioch University

Directors & Advisors:

Dirk Michels , Esq. (Los Angeles) Corporate Counsel. Ballard Spahr LLP, 20 years advising renewable energy developers and investors on corporate, business and project development and project financing matters, International Award Winning, University of Hamburg (Germany) and University of San Diego, California

William "Bill" Kelly, (San Francisco). Senior Advisor. Water Markets, 25 years in business and market development, and advising the municipal water and wastewater sector across the USA, Former executive at Severn Trent Services, Zep Manufacturing, and President of Isle Utilities, Inc., California State University

Tarek I. Zohdi. Ph.D., (Berkeley, CA) Senior Advisor, Technology & Engineering
20 years in engineering, research and science including; advanced manufacturing processes, high-strength fabric, particulate/granular flows, multiphase/composite electromagnetic media, the dynamics of swarms, Staff Scientist position at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Chancellor's Professor at UC Berkeley

Wayne Iversen, CSI (Monterey Bay)Director Construction Specification Institute Monterey Bay. 40 years in project development, design and planning, Cal Poly SLO , Army Corps of Engineers, Independent Architect, Director Construction Specification Institute Monterey Bay

David Noyes, CPA, MBA (Irvine, CA),Senior Advisor , Financing. 40 years in corporate financing and development , UCLA , General Power Corporation, Global Efficient Energy,  Monarch Capital , KOR Company

Thomas Fessler, Esq. (Sacramento) Senior Advisor, Government Relations. 30 years in corporate legal and financial management, Pepperdine Law , Director at VSP,  Former Executive at Westinghouse, International Paper, Mellon Bank (Buck Consultants)

Gernot Trolf, (San Diego) Senior Advisor, Corporate Development, 35 year experienced international management executive , Hyatt Hotels , NCB Realty , AATIC and Seashore Diversified Investments with expertise in financing GREEN businesses and projects, Salzburg (Austria) Business School

Heinrich C. Hollekamp, Ph.D., Dipl. Ing. (Germany).Senior Advisor, Engineering, Energy & Water, 20 years in engineering, project management including infrastructure, energy, energy efficiency and water, Former executive of BAYER AG and URENCO, HCH Engineering, University Breslau

Professor Reinhold Ziegler Reinhold. is educated as a mechanical/electrical engineer and industrial designer. He is a pioneer in the development of appropriate technology and renewable energy systems: Co-author of the solar village classic: Village One; ; Builder of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Pavilions; Founder of Earth Lab Institute; Staff member of the Farallones Institute’s Integral Urban House; Third major wind farm developer at Altamont Pass; Holder of several energy utility and design patents; Systems architect of buildingintegrated PV and Wind turbines, Designer of aeroponic and aquaponic growing systems; Co-Director of the International Academy of Natural Sciences, IAONS, an R&D Incubator and business accelerator.

Roy Schwartz. Roy is a seasoned and experienced expert with the financing of many renewable energy projects. He is leading the capital formation of Enviro-Lease & Sales, Synergyii’s building, energy, transportation service company. (BETSCO).

Karen Hansen. A serial entrepreneur, launched the first portable, affordable and hurricane housing for the “Gulf Coast Housing Initiative” demonstrating modular manufacturing critical for permanent & affordable housing for displaced residents. Ms. Hansen organizes all the planning phases for Synergy’s accelerated growing technologies and Bio-Shelter Centers.

Bob Leff.Chief Technician, is a licensed electrical and solar contractor in Colorado, Washington State, California and Arizona. He is specialist in facilities management & integration.

Christopher H. Belknap, Principal Architect Extraordinaire, Master Planner, Gary Bailey, AIA, Architect of Parabolic Concentrator energy integrated buildings. Bil Becker, CEO of Aerotecture International Inc. Chicago, Professor of Design Les Hamasaki, Master Planner, President & CEO International Green Technology Institute, Antonio C Pinto, Designer & engineer, CAD expert. Latin American green energy market expert. Francisco Javier Heras Guillen, designer and electro-mechanical engineer