Seasoned Renewable Energy Executive, Wessel Wessels launched and leads Journey2Green. He is an innovative pioneer in the renewable energy sector and serves on the Committees of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA), South Africa Energy Storage Association (SAESA) and Association for Renewable Energy Practitioners (AREP) in his capacity as CEO of Journey2Green.
As former CEO of BrightBlack Energy, Group COO and CEO of Distributed Power Africa, CEO of Gigawatt Energy, Director of First Energy Alternatives and Head of Alternative Energy Sales at NEC XON, Wessel serves on and co-founded several industry bodies that drive a critical transformation agenda. Wessel has also been instrumental in establishing the Renewable Energy Finance Market (PPA offerings) through his strong relationships with commercial banks.
Revered for overcoming the complex operational issues that impede most organisations’ journey to energy independence, Wessel is a hands-on leader. He is well known for consistently adding strategic business value to multi-dimensional projects, while his extensive experience and thought leadership are unrivalled in an industry that is both complex and future focused.