OUR TEAM

ALBERTO PISANTI
Co-Founder and CEO
Alberto enjoys a 20+ years multi-faceted experience in the energy sector ranging from the financing, corporate/utility, investment banking to principal investments. Alberto is also the Founder of Absolute Energy, which continues to serve as a leading boutique investment platform for renewable energy in Europe. Prior to this Alberto headed the Renewable Energy Investments Group at Deutsche Bank in London. Prior, he worked at Edison in Milan and MCC in Rome. He contributed to create and sat on the Board of RTR, the largest Solar PV operator in Europe, Terrafirma’s investment vehicle in the PV business, as well as other solar PV portfolio companies. Alberto holds a Honours Degree in business administration from Sapienza University in Rome.

MARCO PISANTI
CFO
Marco started his career in ENEL where he worked for 10 years initially as power plant design engineer assessing technical and economical feasibility of power plants and lately as financial analyst in the Corporate Development Division (1993-1996) investigating diversification opportunities for ENEL. Furthermore, he has been the financial manager for SeA Elettroambiente S.p.A. an SPV dedicated to waste to energy projects and Bioelettrica S.p.A. a vehicle dedicated to biomass energy projects.  Following his experience at ENEL, Marco joined Wind in December 1997. He was head of Business Planning preparing, among other, the company business plan for the beauty contest of the 3rd mobile license; he was then appointed as Head of Finance and Investor Relations.  Marco spent the next 10 years in Intesa Sanpaolo as Head of Equity Research (from Dec 2000 to Dec 2007) and senior Investment Banker (from Dec 2006 to Feb 2010) in the M&A Advisory Group. From Feb 2010 to Dec 2011 Marco was CEO of C&C Energy a company mainly focused in Wind Farm Development with a pipeline of 900 MW in Italy and 100 MW in Romania. Marco holds a MBA from Luiss University and Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from La Sapienza University in Rome.
CARLO TACCONELLI
Proposal development officer
Specialized in project design and management of water & sanitation and renewable energies systems (photovoltaic, wind, hydroelectric, biogas, geothermal, solar heating, biomass, rainwater harvesting). Carlo gained international environment experience working with United Nations in Latin America and East Africa on low carbon technologies implementation, allowing him to riase a strong expertise in both development and execution phases. Carlo Tacconelli holds a Master Degree in Environmental Engineering obtained in the University of Rome “Sapienza”.

EMILIANO CESARETTI
Proposal development officer
Project manager and agronomist in the field of international development cooperation with work experiences both in Italy and abroad (East Africa and Latin America). Throughout the years he has developed strong abilities to monitoring the most relevant funding opportunities and to write and manage successful project proposals. He has a strong on-field experience in agriculture, energy, waste management, DDR and education project development and management.

MARCELLA REBORA
Senior Engineer
Marcella is part of Absolute’s Technical Team and has ten years experience as an engineer, with a focus on renewable energy and sustainability. Marcella is responsible for preliminary due diligence, technical development, construction of projects and asset management, with a specific focus on solar photovoltaic. Prior to Absolute, Marcella was responsible for the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the town planning of Caserta and Pratola Serra, as well as the Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) for the re-naturilization of certain disused quarries in the Campania region. Marcella was instructor in the field of SEA and of the safety in the work place. Marcella holds a Master’s Degree cum laude in Civil Engineering from University of Salerno and the training courses on buildings and production systems energy efficiency and on safety and health of workers at work, funded by the European Union, and on architectural survey AutoCAD software. She is a qualified engineer and a Member of the group of technical and urban planning of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno and of the national urban planning institute (INU).
FILIPPO TALIENTE
Institutional Relations & Business Development
Filippo joined Absolute Energy at the beginning of 2017 coming from a 35 year experience in the International Financial Markets. Prior to this Filippo worked in East Africa as business developer for projects in the infrastructure sector.  Filippo Born was born in Uganda and graduated from St Mary’s school in Kenya and then went on to follow a University course in Business Management at Royal Holloway - London

HELEN MAINARDI
Capital Raising and Investor Relations
An experienced professional in investor relations at an international level, for almost 20 years Helen has covered roles in investor and institutional relations and mobilized funds for the development of infrastructure projects across different sectors and multiple continents. Helen has been IR manager of listed blue-chips and mid-caps within the TMT sector and worked on numerous M&A operations in the Oil, Gas & Power sector, in addition to running not-for-profit activities across Europe and South America. Helen holds Masters’ degrees in “Energy and Environmental Management and Economics” and in “Business and Economics”.
DOMINIC MARK MUGISHA
Professional Engineer
Mr. Mugisha is a professional engineer with 13 years’ of experience working in both the on- and off-grid electricity sectors in East Africa. While at the Uganda Development Trust, he conducted due-diligence, cost verification, and advised on projects for the Power Africa Off-grid Energy Challenge (the $3 million USD Power Africa Grant Fund). He has been involved in development of renewable energy projects in Uganda in the off grid and on-grid space since 2011. Extensive experience in developing and implementing energy efficiency initiatives for homesteads, commercial and industrial applications for a number of public and private sector players.Worked for UMEME, the electricity distribution company, as a metering engineer and consulted on a number of RE projects.

GLORIA KICONCO
Accountant
Gloria is a professional accountant with 4 years’ experience in book keeping and financial management. She has previously worked for Water and Pumps International (U) Ltd, Aim engineering as well as conservation and development where she helped set up financial systems. Gloria is skilled in financial and cost accounting, production and presentation of consolidated financial statements and in the preparation of payroll, and tax returns.

CAREERS / JOIN US

WE DON’T JUST OFFER JOBS.
WE DON’T JUST OFFER CAREERS.
We give you all of the above while providing you a chance to change the world!

By joining Absolute, you can venture into previously uncharted areas, and you join an innovation race: A community of passionate employees, partners and customers who are committed to making an impact on the lives of current and future generations. The secret of our success is the people we hire – and we’re looking for the best. You do not need prior developmental experience, but a proven ability to solve complex problems, while operating in some of the most challenging areas of the world. This can range from the traffic perils of getting to our head office in Rome, to navigating the islands of Uganda  with many more places opening up on our developmental pipeline.  You will be challenged and stretched, but within a supportive environment, working with some of the most passionate people who love what they do. You will also work on projects that are revolutionizing the energy, water, education, and finance etc. to develop enduring solutions, impacting thousands of people and provide needed services to many current and future generations. Your creative instincts will help you to produce a solution that is elegant, efficient, high-quality stands the test of time. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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