1-2 February 2023 | Leonardo Royal Hotel Tower Bridge, London UK    #SFIEurope

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Ivo Prokopiev

founder and CEO
Renalfa Solarpro Group
Ivo Prokopiev

Ivo Prokopiev is a Bulgarian publisher, entrepreneur and clean energy investor with strong commitment to public and social affairs. He is founder and co-owner of number of successful Bulgarian companies – A Data Pro (www.aiidatapro.com), Alfa Finance Holding (AFH) (http://www.alfafinance.bg/en) and Economedia Publishing Group (www.economedia.bg).

Ivo Prokopiev is also founder and CEO of Renalfa Solarpro Group, one of the leading platforms for renewable energy and e-mobility in East Europe.

Solarpro (www.solarpro.bg) is a leading European EPC contractor and installer. With 15 plus years of experience, the company has successfully completed over 5 GWp of PV projects. Renalfa (www.renalfa.com) is a clean energy investment company  with a focus on renewable energy generation assets. Renalfa develops, owns and operates solar and wind project in Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary and Northern Macedonia. Renalfa currently owns around 70 MW of operating projects, as well as 200 MW of projects under construction and additional over 2.0 GW PV, wind, and hybrid projects under development. In Bulgaria and N. Macedonia Renalfa also invests in renewable energy aggregation and trading - KER (http://ker.bg/index.php/en/) and Toki (www.toki.bg).

Renalfa Solarpro Group is actively investing in e-mobility: EV charging stations networks - Eldrive (www.eldrive.eu) and EV car sharing SPARK (https://spark.bg/en/).

Over the last 25 years of transition in Bulgaria, Ivo Prokopiev has been involved in a number of key reforms and projects in both the public and private sectors. He was involved in the currency board introduction and banking sector restructuring, pension reform strategy, media self-regulation and many others.

Between 2006 and 2010 Ivo Prokopiev was elected as the first Chairman of KRIB (the Confederation of employers and industrialists in Bulgaria), the biggest business association.

Ivo Prokopiev was Honorary Consul of Canada in Bulgaria for three mandates – between 2010 and 2019. He holds a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia and an Executive MBA from INSEAD.

Married, with four children.

 

16:40
 - 17:30
Panel Discussion
EASTERN EUROPE

This extended, hour-long panel will examine the recent effervescence in the Polish market as well as up and coming markets such as Romania and Bulgaria, leaving the audience with essential information showing how Eastern European solar opportunities can be harnessed.

Moderated By

, Managing Partner
, Enery Element GmbH, CEO of Renergy
, founder and CEO
, Renalfa Solarpro Group
, Director Development, UK & Europe
, Econergy Renewable Energy
, Projects and Investments Director
, Kajima Partnerships Limited
, Managing Director and Head of NextPower III
, NextEnergy Capital