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    Lampros Bisalas

    Group CEO and acting CCO

    Lampros Bisalas

    Group CEO and acting CCO

    Lambros Bisalas is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sunlight Group. He also serves as Executive Director of Sunlight Group Board of Directors and holds the position of Managing Director of Sunlight European Battery Assembly in Italy. With 12 years’ experience of the Sunlight Group business under his belt, operating across the financial and sales divisions of Sunlight’s international subsidiaries, he has risen through the ranks with extensive knowledge about the company. Prior to being appointed CEO, Mr. Bisalas served as Sunlight’s Chief Commercial Officer (COO), leading critical areas around sales and product management and playing a key role in the development of Sunlight’s revolutionary series of “smart” Lithium batteries Li.ON FORCE. Mr. Bisalas has graduated Harvard’s Business School Advanced Management Program. He holds a BSc in Business Administration from Panteion University, an MBA from IMD Business School.

    Kostas Paspalas

    Manufacturing Executive Director

    Kostas Paspalas

    Manufacturing Executive Director

    Paspalas Konstantinos is the Manufacturing Executive Director at Sunlight Group. With over 22 years of experience in engineering, Konstantinos joined Sunlight in 2013 and has been responsible for the maintenance of machinery and equipment, participated in product development and supervised new equipment selection and installation. Prior to working at Sunlight, Konstantinos worked as an engineer in PVC, polyethene and polypropylene pipe.

    Nikos Tsiouvaras

    CTO

    Nikos Tsiouvaras

    CTO

    Nikolaos Tsiouvaras is Sunlight Group’s CTO. He heads up the research and development of the Lithium Products Division in Sunlight’s Innovation Centre. Nikolas joined Sunlight in 2020, prior to that he worked at BMW AG in the Battery technology project as Project Manager. Nikolas has also held the role of COO at GAMy GmbH, a cloud integrated battery management system, a company he founded. Mr. Tsiouvaras holds a Postdoctoral Fellowship from Technische Universität München, Germany, in Technical Electrochemistry, and a Ph.D. in Catalysis in Fuel Cells from Technical University of Madrid.

    Lampros Bisalas

    Group CEO and acting CCO

    Lambros Bisalas is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sunlight Group. He also serves as Executive Director of Sunlight Group Board of Directors and holds the position of Managing Director of Sunlight European Battery Assembly in Italy. With 12 years’ experience of the Sunlight Group business under his belt, operating across the financial and sales divisions of Sunlight’s international subsidiaries, he has risen through the ranks with extensive knowledge about the company. Prior to being appointed CEO, Mr. Bisalas served as Sunlight’s Chief Commercial Officer (COO), leading critical areas around sales and product management and playing a key role in the development of Sunlight’s revolutionary series of “smart” Lithium batteries Li.ON FORCE. Mr. Bisalas has graduated Harvard’s Business School Advanced Management Program. He holds a BSc in Business Administration from Panteion University, an MBA from IMD Business School.

    Kostas Paspalas

    Manufacturing Executive Director

    Paspalas Konstantinos is the Manufacturing Executive Director at Sunlight Group. With over 22 years of experience in engineering, Konstantinos joined Sunlight in 2013 and has been responsible for the maintenance of machinery and equipment, participated in product development and supervised new equipment selection and installation. Prior to working at Sunlight, Konstantinos worked as an engineer in PVC, polyethene and polypropylene pipe.

    Nikos Tsiouvaras

    CTO

    Nikolaos Tsiouvaras is Sunlight Group’s CTO. He heads up the research and development of the Lithium Products Division in Sunlight’s Innovation Centre. Nikolas joined Sunlight in 2020, prior to that he worked at BMW AG in the Battery technology project as Project Manager. Nikolas has also held the role of COO at GAMy GmbH, a cloud integrated battery management system, a company he founded. Mr. Tsiouvaras holds a Postdoctoral Fellowship from Technische Universität München, Germany, in Technical Electrochemistry, and a Ph.D. in Catalysis in Fuel Cells from Technical University of Madrid.

    Carlo Crosetto

    Group CFO

    Carlo Crosetto

    Group CFO

    Carlo Crosetto carries extensive experience in diversified business sectors – including automotive, machinery & engineering, as well as building materials and infrastructure. A 17-year veteran of Mercedes-Benz, he also served as Group CFO of both Wienerberger AG and Dürr AG, both listed companies in the Austrian ATX and German MDAX stock markets. Carlo holds a business degree from the European Business School in London and a postgraduate MBA from Henley Management College.

    Todd Sechrist

    CEO of US Sunlight Batteries SA

    Todd Sechrist

    CEO of US Sunlight Batteries SA

    Todd Sechrist is a seasoned energy industry professional with over 25 years of experience in the sector. He has held significant executive management roles, including serving as COO of Enersys and successfully leading its Americas and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) businesses. Mr. Sechrist has been a Board Member for Sunlight Group since 2020 and as of October 2021 was appointed CEO and President of Sunlight Batteries USA. Prior to that, he worked for Pengate Handling Systems, a Raymond Corporation dealership, where he also held the dual position of President and CEO. Todd Sechrist holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University, as well as an MBA in Finance from St. Joseph’s University.

    Vassilis Gavroglou

    Group HR Executive Director

    Vassilis Gavroglou

    Group HR Executive Director

    Vassilis Gavroglou is Sunlight Group’s HR Director. Vassilis has a background in HR and finance so acts as a strategic partner to the management team. Before joining Sunlight, he was HR Executive Director and Business Partner Technology & IT at OTE Group. Prior to that he held a similar role as Director, Group HR Strategy at the National Bank of Greece. Prior to that his experience spans a number of international organisations including Boston Consulting Group, MARS UK, and HALCOR S.A. Metal Works. Mr. Gavroglou has a CIMA qualification from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, and an MSc in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economic and Political Science.

    Carlo Crosetto

    Group CFO

    Carlo Crosetto carries extensive experience in diversified business sectors – including automotive, machinery & engineering, as well as building materials and infrastructure. A 17-year veteran of Mercedes-Benz, he also served as Group CFO of both Wienerberger AG and Dürr AG, both listed companies in the Austrian ATX and German MDAX stock markets. Carlo holds a business degree from the European Business School in London and a postgraduate MBA from Henley Management College.

    Todd Sechrist

    CEO of US Sunlight Batteries SA

    Todd Sechrist is a seasoned energy industry professional with over 25 years of experience in the sector. He has held significant executive management roles, including serving as COO of Enersys and successfully leading its Americas and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) businesses. Mr. Sechrist has been a Board Member for Sunlight Group since 2020 and as of October 2021 was appointed CEO and President of Sunlight Batteries USA. Prior to that, he worked for Pengate Handling Systems, a Raymond Corporation dealership, where he also held the dual position of President and CEO. Todd Sechrist holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University, as well as an MBA in Finance from St. Joseph’s University.

    Vassilis Gavroglou

    Group HR Executive Director

    Vassilis Gavroglou is Sunlight Group’s HR Director. Vassilis has a background in HR and finance so acts as a strategic partner to the management team. Before joining Sunlight, he was HR Executive Director and Business Partner Technology & IT at OTE Group. Prior to that he held a similar role as Director, Group HR Strategy at the National Bank of Greece. Prior to that his experience spans a number of international organisations including Boston Consulting Group, MARS UK, and HALCOR S.A. Metal Works. Mr. Gavroglou has a CIMA qualification from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, and an MSc in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economic and Political Science.

    Vasso Gallou

    Group Legal Affairs & Compliance Executive Director

    Vasso Gallou

    Group Legal Affairs & Compliance Executive Director

    Vasso Gallou is the Legal Affairs & Compliance Executive Director at Sunlight Group. As a qualified lawyer with more than 18 years of working experience, Vasso oversees the Legal Affairs, Compliance and Risk Management Division. Before joining Sunlight, she served as Legal Manager at Vodafone, following prior roles as Associate Lawyer at three leading Greek firms. Ms. Gallou achieved a Master of Law from the Queen Mary University of London following a Law Degree from the National and Kapodistrian University in Athens.

    Asier Merelas

    IT & Digitalization Director

    Asier Merelas

    IT & Digitalization Director

    Asier Merelas has extensive experience in managing IT departments and digital transformation projects in large multinational industrial organizations. He has been working for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, leading and managing its digital strategy and implementing smart factories and advanced manufacturing projects across its plants. Prior to that he led the digital transformation of Valliant Group and the migration of IT tools to S4/Hana and Salesforce, and before that he held various senior IT roles in Bridgestone, where he led the implementation of Industry 4.0, digitalization, and smart factories projects.

    Vasso Gallou

    Group Legal Affairs & Compliance Executive Director

    Vasso Gallou is the Legal Affairs & Compliance Executive Director at Sunlight Group. As a qualified lawyer with more than 18 years of working experience, Vasso oversees the Legal Affairs, Compliance and Risk Management Division. Before joining Sunlight, she served as Legal Manager at Vodafone, following prior roles as Associate Lawyer at three leading Greek firms. Ms. Gallou achieved a Master of Law from the Queen Mary University of London following a Law Degree from the National and Kapodistrian University in Athens.

    Asier Merelas

    IT & Digitalization Director

    Asier Merelas has extensive experience in managing IT departments and digital transformation projects in large multinational industrial organizations. He has been working for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, leading and managing its digital strategy and implementing smart factories and advanced manufacturing projects across its plants. Prior to that he led the digital transformation of Valliant Group and the migration of IT tools to S4/Hana and Salesforce, and before that he held various senior IT roles in Bridgestone, where he led the implementation of Industry 4.0, digitalization, and smart factories projects.