Webinar on Sustainable Energy for Essential Humanitarian Services : Outline of Energy Solutions and a Case Study on Solar Pumping

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How is the corporate sector partnering with humanitarian organizations to provide energy for essential services, such as water, health, and education? This webinar – the second in the series – will present examples from companies such as Grundfos and Schneider Electric. It will also include an in-depth case study from ICRC on how solar pumping has benefited the community in Arsal, Lebanon.



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Olivier Jacquet, Schneider Electric Olivier Jacquet studied electrical engineering at University College, London UK, and at the French High School Centrale-Supélec. After he graduated his MSc, he also studied his MBA at College des Ingénieurs in Paris, France. Since 1998, Olivier hold various positions at Schneider Electric in solution sales, manufacturing, and entered general management roles since 2004, as Factory Manager in Western France, then as Zone Manager in Vietnam Philippines and Cambodia, and lately Senior Vice President for international projects in EMEA region.

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Christian Lenz, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Christian holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from ETH in Zurich, Switzerland and is currently an EMBA candidate at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. After graduating from ETH, he co-founded a startup in the field of electro-acoustic solutions for concert venues, gaining on eight years of experience as a live sound engineer. Since 2016 he is part of the ICRC engineering team having worked in Iraq, Yemen and currently in Lebanon. As Deputy Water and Habitat Coordinator, he supervises all projects related to access to essential services (water, wastewater, power supply, healthcare provision, education) for refugees and resident communities.

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Geraldine Tsui Yee Lin, Grundfos Holding A/S Geraldine has worked as Global product manager in Grundfos for 10 years, based in Denmark, and has been involved in the Solar Water solution almost ever since joined Grundfos. Throughout the last decade, Geraldine has been responsible for solar program management, product development as well as global solar market development with extensive cooperation with aid-organizations, private and public sectors. Before her employment in Grundfos, Geraldine has an engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Material Science. Followed her education, she worked in the semiconductor development in Hong Kong for 8 years.


Morten Riis, Grundfos Holding A/S For more than 25 years, Morten Riis has worked in the field of technology & engineering, i.e. working with advanced systems - in the recent years focused on both energy and water – and in this respect participated in addressing the challenges on both globally. Morten is board member at the green think tank, Concito, at the Danish Water Forum ao. Previously, he has previously likewise served as member of the advisory board of the China Europe Water Platform (Integrated Urban Water Management) as well as member of the Steering Board at 2030 Water Resources Group. Before joining Grundfos, he served in other global companies such as ABB and Oracle. Morten has a background with degrees in engineering as well as Business Economics besides diplomas in journalism, process consulting and management.



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