Gavin Adda is the CEO of TotalEnergies Renewables Utility-Scale (BD) for Asia Pacific and Co-Chairman of the Sustainability Committee at the European Chamber of Commerce. Based in Singapore, Gavin is also a Board Director at Maxeon Solar Technologies (NASDAQ:MAXN). Previously, he was CEO of TotalEnergies Renewables (Distributed Generation) in Asia Pacific which was formed when he sold his start-up to TotalEnergies. He was also Chairman of TotalEnergies ENEOS Renewables which is a USD 2 Bn joint venture.
Prior to TotalEnergies, Gavin founded several start-ups in the renewable sector including one of the largest developers in India, now partly owned by Shell and Keppel. At REC Solar, one of the largest, non-Chinese solar panel manufacturers, he ran several departments 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 2015).
Previously, he had various management roles in Samsung Group. This included developing, constructing and financing a USD 1 Bn portfolio of utility-scale 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.
Sarawak Energy Berhad is an energy development company and a vertically integrated power utility with a vision to achieve sustainable growth and prosperity for Sarawak by meeting the region’s need for reliable and renewable energy.
Built on a strong foundation of 100 years as an effective utility company, Sarawak Energy is taking bold steps to support the transformation of Sarawak in its vision to become a developed state by the year 2030.