Topell Energy has an experienced management team of people with a profound understanding of the renewable energy sector. Along with their technical expertise and entrepreneurship they make a well-rounded and balanced team to guide Topell Energy in this business opportunity.
Jules Kortenhorst – CEO
Before joining Topell Energy, Jules Kortenhorst was the founding CEO of the European Climate Foundation, the largest philanthropic organization in Europe focused on influencing government policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Before launching the ECF, he served as a member of the Dutch parliament for the Christian Democratic Party, CDA.
Earlier, Kortenhorst was the CEO for International Operations of ClientLogic Corporation, a global leader in outsourced Customer Relationship Management solutions. Earlier in his career, Kortenhorst worked for eight years for the Royal Dutch/Shell Group in several roles and countries, and in his last position was the Managing Director of Shell Bulgaria. Kortenhorst graduated as a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School and holds a master’s degree in economics from Erasmus University in The Netherlands. He began his career as an analyst at McKinsey & Co. in Amsterdam. Kortenhorst is married and has four children.
Maarten Herrebrugh – COO
Maarten Herrebrugh holds an MSc Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology and a MBA degree from MIT Sloan School of Management. During his career, Maarten worked, among others, for Akzo Nobel, The Boston Consulting Group, and various technology start-ups. Maarten joined Topell Energy in 2009.
The management team is supported by an experienced and knowledgeable Supervisory Board, whose members are well connected in the energy and clean tech world and have extensive experience in growing international businesses.