Powering Europe to a greener future

Our Team

BNZ has a team with more than half a century of experience managing renewable energy plants.

Our team is compact and highly efficient. We employ experts in all stages of the project lifecycle and develop, construct and operate various types of renewable energy projects across Europe.

Scott Lawrence

Board Member

Scott is a board member of BNZ. He is also a Partner in Glennmont Partners and was a founding director of BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners. Scott has led the investment in more than 1GW of solar photovoltaic generation capacity and is the leader of Glennmont Partners’ initiatives in this sector.

Scott has a broad network of connections throughout the solar universe having previously founded a company formed to finance and develop a series of solar power plants in Spain. Scott’s established relationships with panel manufacturers and developers has been key to Glennmont Partners success in investment in solar PV markets throughout Europe.

Scott holds an MBA from London Business School and a BS from Cornell University.

Jordi Francesch

Board Member

Jordi is a board member of BNZ. He is also the Chief Risk Officer and Head of Asset Management of Glennmont Partners. He has more than 18 years’ experience in the energy sector, 11 of which spent in renewables, specifically in renewable energy development, operation, maintenance, due diligence, advisory and asset management.

Jordi provides strategic direction to the portfolio; leading on any material contractual challenges, assisting with acquisitions and their incorporation into the portfolio, sitting on most of the project company boards, overseeing governance for the wholly owned projects and regularly reporting to the management committees and non-executive board.

Jordi holds a BSc in Economics, an MBA from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and an MSc in Environmental Economics from the University of London.

Luis Selva

Managing Director

Luis Selva is BNZ’s Managing Director. He leads the activity and the BNZ team, with an experience that includes managing services, O&M Solutions, after-sale services, or commissioning  renewable assets across 22 countries.

Luis has had a strong presence in the solar photovoltaic generation private initiative in Spain during more than 16 years at Ingeteam, and joined BNZ from QBI Solutions, where he held the role of CCO, providing asset management software to the renewable industry.

Luis holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from UCLM University, an MBA from IEN Madrid, and MSc in Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency at UCLM and International Operational Coordination at ICEX.

Francesc Filiberto

Head of Business Development

Francesc is the Head of Business Development of BNZ. He brings more than 15 years’ experience in the renewable energy industry, with expertise in project development, construction engineering, operations, services, due diligence, and O&M.

Before joining BNZ, Francesc held several leadership positions in the service division of SMA, a leading inverter manufacturer, and also founded an engineering company, Siconia, providing technical advisory services to investors. He also held senior management positions at Underwriters Laboratories and Nokia.

Francesc holds an MSc in Physics, an MSc in Electronic Engineering from University of Valencia and an MBA from IE Business School.

Peter Karam

Operations Director

Peter is the Operations Director of BNZ. He contributes to the team effort with more than 8 years of experience in the Solar PV and Wind renewable energies, in different phases of the projects’ life, and with a leaning towards asset management.

Prior to joining BNZ, Peter held various management and senior management positions in the asset management division of Vector Renewables (ex. Vector Cuatro) both in France and Spain and was focused on foreign markets. He also headed the technical asset management team of Alten RE, a Madrid-based IPP with international presence. Over the span of his career, he has managed more than 1.5GW of renewable energy assets.

Peter holds an MSc in Electronics from Salvatore Dali’s center of the world, Perpignan, and an MSc in General Management from IAE Lyon.

María Puente

Finance Director

Maria is the Finance Director of BNZ. She has more than fifteen years of experience in the financial sector, where she has advised multinationals in the energy sector, including companies specialising in renewables, both nationally and internationally.

Prior to joining the BNZ team, María developed her career at PwC as Senior Manager within the audit area, designing the team’s strategy, taking responsibility for project management, coordinating different work groups and preparing the documentation and auditing of her clients’ financial statements. She has extensive experience in local and international accounting standards, and has worked in audits of relevant groups in the sector, as well as in the preparation of international proposals.

María holds a double degree in Law and Business Administration from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and a Master in Auditing from the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (UAH). She is also a member of the Official Register of Auditors (ROAC).

Arnau Girona

Solar Engineer

Arnau is the Solar Engineer at BNZ. He has more than 7 years of experience in the renewable energy industry, with a strong technical knowledge on the design, construction, and contractual aspects of large-scale solar PV projects.

Prior to joining BNZ, Arnau held several senior positions in leading international consultancy firms specialised in renewable energy. As a consultant, he has provided a broad range of technical support for equity and debt investors including energy yield assessments, site and factory inspections, design reviews, construction monitoring and operational assessments. With a great understanding of the industry standards, he has also contributed to the drafting and negotiation of EPC contracts including new performance testing methodologies for various technology developments.

Arnau holds an MEng in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and an MSc in Renewable Energy Systems from the Strathclyde University in Glasgow.

Maria Luisa Medina

Finance Controller

Maria Luisa is the Financial Controller of BNZ. She has more than eight years of experience in various financial areas, six of them entirely dedicated to the renewable energy sector with a focus on photovoltaic and wind energy.

Prior to joining the BNZ team, Maria Luisa developed her career at Vector Renewables as a financial analyst in charge of Japan, Mexico and France. She also held the position of Controller at Vestas, with reporting and compliance responsibilities, designing and supervising the company’s financial management control instruments, while coordinating and optimizing different areas of the company in Morocco, Senegal and France.

Maria Luisa holds a degree in Economics from the University of Granada and has advanced studies in accounting from the CEF, as well as Erasmus exchanges at the universities of Nottingham and Rennes I.

José Luis Sanz

Construction Manager

José Luis is the Construction Manager of BNZ’s Photovoltaic Plants.  He has more than fifteen years of experience in the renewable energy sector, where he has also worked as project manager. His tasks include the integral control of the execution of the projects in the field: Organization of the subcontractors works (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Scada, CCTV). Interaction with the client, support to project engineering, relationship with suppliers. Commissioning and start-up of installations. 

Before joining BNZ, José Luis was responsible for the construction and execution of different photovoltaic projects in companies of the sector such as METKA, ET Solutions, Gransolar or ABB among others. His duties ranged from management, to controlling construction times and ensuring the safety and quality of the project, as well as the supervision of technical documents and materials.

José Luis holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valladolid and also has a Master’s degree in Business Management.