The team

Chint Solar/ Astronergy has over 30.000 employees worldwide. In Europe we work with a small downstream-team of professionals with lot of local knowledge and experience in renewable energy.

Meet our Dutch team:

Diederik Apotheker
Head of Business Development | Netherlands
Main focus on the business development of the Dutch projects. Over 10 years of management experience in sustainable energy sector. Likes to go on adventures with his 3 year old son. And to run, ride MTB and swim preferably combined in a cross-triathlon.
Nga Yau Wong
Corporate Counsel Chint Europe
Nga Yau has worked for over 10 years as a corporate M&A lawyer. She has been advising large European and Asian solar development companies, predominantly in the field of contracting and cross-border transactions. Nga Yau is responsible for the legal affairs of the Chint Group in Europe.
Wouter Guliker
Senior Project Developer & Planning Specialist
Has 12 years experience as a consultant in the field of spatial development and sustainable energy. At Chint Solar, he is responsible for environmental management and licensing processes. He attaches great importance to the proper and timely information of all those involved. This makes solar projects better and speeds up processes.
Lieselotte van Leer
Lieselotte has more than 15 years of experience in various legal and non-legal functions within the legal profession. Since October 2018 she is part of the Chint Solar team as Paralegal. A versatile position in which she counts both legal substantive and organizational work to her responsibilities.
Hans Nillesen
Project manager Solar Park Midden-Groningen ZMG
Has 30 years of experience as an advisor, manager / director and interim manager in the field of (sustainable) energy. At the Zonnepark MG, he is mainly responsible for the cooperation of construction companies, problem solving and stakeholder management (governments and local residents). As intermediate he ensures that this project is completed on time according to schedule and budget.

Meet our European team:

Oliver Schweininger
Managing Director (CEO) Astronergy GmbH, Chint Solar Nederland Projecten B.V. and Chint Solar Spain Projects B.V. – Regional Head Europe
Responsible for the European market and the related Chint & Astronergy entities. More than 10 years of management experience in solar energy sector. Fully committed to a succesful energy tranastion in European countries away from fossil fuels towards a sustainabe and clean energy future.
Bernardo Silvestre
Head of Business Development | Europe
Responsible for the business development of the European markets with current focus on the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal. More than 10 years of management experience in solar energy markets. Likes to travel and to photograph, ideally combining both!
Kian Khani
Regional Head | Project Sales & Investment
Responsible for investor relations and the transaction management for all large-scale PV projects in Europe within Astronergy / Chint Solar. Kian disposes over 8 years of management experience in the renewable energy sector.
Bernd Kipping
Regional Head | Finance & Purchasing
Head of finance and purchasing with focus on SPV management and EPC and O&M contracts for project execution. Working in the industry since 2009, holding several positions in finance and operations at Conergy and Q-Cells before joining Astronergy in 2016. Bernd is enthusiastic about innovations not only in relation to renewable energies.
Deniz Urla
Senior Manager | Engineering & Design
Really knows how to design and engineer a solar park. Has been working in this sector for over 7 years and has been responsable for over 500 MW of engineering and design in different regions over Europe.
Sebastian John
Regional Head | Project Management
Sebastian has more than 10 years' experience in the Solar PV Project business and was previously employed at DNVGL as head of the solar Middle East and North Africa. He has a broad knowledge of project management, owner's and independent engineering tasks for projects worldwide. Likes to spend time with his family and all kind of watersports.
Claudia Richter
Office Manager
Knows the industry, the team and our working methods by heart. Has more than 15 years of expierence as Legal Assistant and Secretary in the solar industry.