Gavin Adda is the CEO of TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation (DG) Asia Pacific and Co- Chairman of the Sustainability Committee at the European Chamber of Commerce, Singapore.
Over the last few years, Gavin has founded several start-ups in the renewable sector. This includes one of the largest developers in India, now partly owned by Shell. More recently, he sold his start-up to create TotalEnergies Renewables DG for Asia.
At REC Solar, one of the largest, non-Chinese solar panel manufacturers, he ran several business functions including Business Development, Investor Relations, Marketing and Corporate Communications. He launched a corporate turn-around, re-focusing the company on the DG sector and sold the company to ChemChina for USD 640m (the largest solar M&A deal in ’15).
Previously, he had various management roles in Samsung Group. This included developing, constructing and financing a USD 1 Bn portfolio of solar projects and launching a JV with one of the largest, independent solar developers in the US.
Gavin has an MBA from INSEAD and a Master’s Degree from Cambridge University.