Hari achuthan

Chairman, president and ceo

Hari Achuthan is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of each of ACO Investment Group (ACO) Convalt Energy, Oxaio Networks and DigiCollect. ACO is the parent investment holding company of its portfolio companies including Convalt Energy, Oxaio Networks and DigiCollect. Convalt Energy founded by Hari Achuthan, is a developer and owner of renewable energy assets including solar, waste to power, wind, energy storage, power transmission and EV charging. Convalt is currently active in S.E Asia, India, Africa, and the United States. Convalt is currently planning to construct a solar panel manufacturing plant in Watertown, New York potentially making this plant the third largest solar module manufacturer in the United States.

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SANJAY CHABLANEY

PARTNER & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Sanjay Chablaney is a Partner of ACO Investment Group and joined Convalt Energy, inc as a Chief Financial Officer. Sanjay Chablaney has more than 20 years of experience working at top tier investment banks in trading ETF and index products especially in transformational sectors including Energy and Technology. Sanjay was most recently Head of ETF and Central Risk Book Trading at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA) where he initially worked from 2005 - 2009 & re-joining from 2013 – 2021 where he was responsible for institutional market making and risk management across all ETF asset classes. Sanjay has traded Crude Oil and Natural Gas Futures and was instrumental in the launch of the first crude oil ETF, USO – United States Oil Fund.

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Matthew Morris

Partner & Chief Operations Officer, usa

Matthew Morris is a Chief Operations Officer at Convalt Energy and Lincoln Infrastructure, both portfolio companies of ACO Investment Group where he is currently focused on development and operations including the buildout of potentially the second largest solar module manufacturer in the United States. Prior to joining Convalt Energy, Matthew was a United States Army Colonel with a distinguished 30-year career as a Logistics Officer. During his military career he conducted world-wide operations in Haiti, Panama, Europe, Republic of Korea, and five combat tours to the Horn of Africa, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

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Chris Korzonkiewicz

chief administration officer

Christopher Korzonkiewicz is the Chief Administrative Officer at ACO Investment Group and Convalt Energy. Prior to joining ACO, Chris was employed at TIG Advisors as a senior trader where he was responsible for the execution of equities, futures, derivatives, commodities, and foreign exchange. He collaborated and co-built a global centralized trading desk and co-designed portfolio software that was applied throughout the firm. Previously, Chris had worked at the New York Mercantile Exchange trading energy products where he managed an alpha generation strategy in energy futures. From 2006 to 2008, he was a global equity trader for Cotton Hall Asset Management. During the firm’s inception, he established and managed the operations and back office.

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Thirumurthy Ramachandran

Operating executive, India

Thirumurthy Ramachandran, (Thiru) is the Managing Director of ACO Investment Group and the head of Convalt Energy’s India Operations.He has over 30 years of experience in the power sector of India. Previttously Thiru has served as a renewable energy sector advisor for Larsen & Toubro, one of the largest EPC firms in India. He has also sourced more than 15 solar transactions while working at Sterling & Wilson, a company owned by the Shapoorji Pallonji Group. Prior to that he has worked for companies such as Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel Corporation, Kohler Power Systems and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Throughout his career he has developed an extensive network across India in the power sector and has delivered power solutions for corporate and government entities. He is a member of the Institution of Engineers, Institution of Automobile Engineers and Society of Automotive Engineers. Thiru has published technical papers on topics such as diesel generator sets and solar power.

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Wins tunnitisupawong

Operating executive, myanmar

Wins Tunnitisupawong is a Vice President of Business Development for South East Asia at ACO Investment Group and is a Director of Convalt Energy, a subsidiary of ACO’s portfolio company. Wins will be focusing on the business growth and strategies of Convalt Energy within Southeast Asia. Prior to joining ACO Investment Group, Wins held multiple management roles within the energy and electrical distribution sectors with the most recent as General Manager of Rexel Thailand. Initially starting his career through GE’s Commercial Leadership Program in 2002, he went on hold commercial and management positions at GE Industrial Systems, GE Energy, GE Supply and Rexel.Throughout his career Wins specialized in utilizing variable frequency drives, solar and LED lighting technologies to support utilities, architectural engineering firms, oil & gas companies and EPC companies, to maximize energy efficiency for their customers.

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Jaswant Singh

Business Development, AUSTRALIA

Jaswant Singh is a Senior Vice President at ACO Investment Group He is also a Director and Corporate Secretary for ACO’s portfolio companies domiciled in Singapore namely: Convalt Energy, DigiCollect and Oxaio Networks. Jay has over 18 years of professional experience having held multiple management roles with experiences in Portfolio Management, Finance and Resource & Energy Markets. Initially starting his career as a Consultant within the superannuation and pension fund industry with WestPac Group – Asgard in 2003. From 2005-2017, He moved on to take on Commercial and Major Infrastructure Project Management roles with Citic $9.6 Billion Sino Iron project and managed sustaining capital PMO Portfolio for BHP Billiton Iron Ore.

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Nguyen trong nguyen

country representative, Vietnam

Mr. Nguyen Trong Nguyen (pronounced Win Win) has more than 35 years of professional experience in architectural design and planning, industrial design, social services, community development, mainstream politics, policy formulation, business strategy, real estate, infrastructure, aviation navigation, aviation infrastructure, renewable energy, high technology solution development, finance and investment project development of which 20 years are dedicated for the development of businesses and projects in Vietnam. Nguyen Nguyen is currently the Vietnam Representative for ACO Investment Group focused on development of renewable energy projects and “Smart City” infrastructure development via its portfolio companies Convalt Energy, Oxaio Networks and DigiCollect.

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Emmanuel yapo

Principal investment officer

Emmanuel Yapo joined Convalt Energy and its parent company ACO Investment Group as an Investment Principal. His main focus will be in deal structuring and origination. Emmanuel has been investing in infrastructure for more than 10 years. He worked at Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Inc. (MIRA), Macquarie’s US infrastructure investment platform, and Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (MIC), a NYSE-listed infrastructure fund focusing on transportation and energy infrastructure assets in the United States. He executed more than $1.5 billion of investments and $1.0 billion of leveraged recapitalization in the aviation infrastructure sector. He also served as Director of Corporate Development at MIC’s aviation infrastructure and airport services’ portfolio company.

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Advisors

Richard gephardt

Richard A. Gephardt is both an equity shareholder of Convalt and advisor of ACO. Mr. Gephardt is also President and CEO of Gephardt Government Affairs. He provides strategic advice to clients on issues before the House, Senate and Executive Branch in the federal government. Mr. Gephardt has brought successful resolution for clients on issues related to negotiations, crisis management, and strategic communications. He represents a broad array of Fortune 100 clients on Capitol Hill and before the Administration, in addition to serving as public spokesperson for clients on coalitions to bring about policy solutions to healthcare reform and climate change.

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Bertil tuisanen

Bertil Tiusanen, a senior advisor at ACO is currently a Director General and CEO at Lanekassen, the Norwegian State Education Loan Fund in Oslo, Norway. Mr. Tiusanen also serves on the board of Respect Europe of Sweden AB that offers market-leading services and tools within sustainable development and climate, and in SIVA- The Industrial Development Corporation of Norway. Mr. Tiusanen is also Chairman of the Board in CBRE-Atrium a real estate services company in Norway.

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Harri koponen

Mr. Koponen is a sector advisor to ACO covering Information Technology, Telecom & Media. Mr. Koponen is a prominent Finnish business leader and an experienced management turn-around specialist with cutting edge experience in the telecommunications industry. He is currently working with Rovio Mobile looking after a physical part of the business at Rovio (Angry Birds), licensing, merchandising, public relations and retail operations. Mr. Koponen has served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Tele2 AB from August 18, 2008 to February 18, 2010 and oversaw a period of increased focus on profitability. Mr. Koponen has also served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and General Manager of Wataniya Telecom in Kuwait (now National Mobile Telecommunications Co. (K.S.C.) from 2004 till 2008. Prior to his role at Wataniya Telecom, Mr. Koponen served as the President of TeliaSonera International Operations of Teliasonera AB since October 7, 2003 and served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Sonera Corporation (former Telecom Finland) from October 1, 2001 to July 1, 2004. Mr. Koponen had also served as its Deputy Chief Executive Officer responsible for the Corporate Unit Marketing, Products and Services at TeliaSonera HQ.

Mr. Koponen held various positions at Hewlett-Packard from 1989 to 1994. Before that, he served as the Chief Planner and an Office Manager at Oy Shell Ab.

Mr. Koponen serves as the Chairman of Tecnotree Oyj, has been a Director of Tecnotree Oyj (formerly, Tecnomen Lifetree Oyj) since 2008 and a Director of Stonesoft Corp., since 2011. He is a member of the Board of AinaComm OyJ (one of the regional operator in Finland) and has been a Member of the Board of Supervisory Directors at Tele2 Netherlands Holding N.V. since May 29, 2009. Mr. Koponen served as a Director of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS, as a Director of Sonera Corporation since October 1, 2001 and Digia Oyj since March 3, 2008. He holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree and a Doctor of Economics h.c. from the University of Jyväskylä. Alexandra.

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Madras ramachandran

Madras Seshmani Ramachandran is a senior advisor at ACO. Mr. Ramachandran is a former CEO and Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL). He is a Mechanical Engineer by qualification and started his career in Ashok Leyland before joining IOCL as a Manager Trainee in 1969. He has handled diverse assignments during the career with IOCL including supply logistics, shipping, commercial, sales operations and international trade. He was the chief of the Oil Coordination Committee the de-facto Regulatory Body under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas during 1998 – 2000. He joined IOC’s Board in 2000 as Director Business Development and took over as CEO and Chairman in the year 2002.Mr. Ramachandran was also the Chairman of IOC’s Group Companies including Chennai Petroleum, Bongaigaon Refineries and Petrochemicals, IBP Company and also Indian Oil Tanking, a joint venture company with Oil Tanking of Germany. He was IOC’s nominee Director in ONGC, Lubrizol India Ltd, AVI Oil India Limited and Petronet LNG. He had played a key role in drafting the Hydro Carbon Vision 2025 and the Draft Regulatory Authority Bill and over saw the phased de regulation of the oil industry.

He is currently an independent Director in six companies including ICICI Bank Limited and he is a Member of the Advisory Panel of International Infrastructure Consultants. Mr. Ramachandran has received several awards including Chemtech Pharma Bio Hall of Fame Award in 2005 and National Institute of Industrial Engineers Lakshya Business Visionary Award in 2004. He was one of two finalists of Platts Global CEO of the Year Award in 2004, Foundation of Indian Industry & Economists Best Corporate Man of the Year in 2002. Mr. Ramachandran holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He attended Advanced Management Programmes in Ashridge Management College in England and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

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