Chungha Cha, Managing Partner. Cha is passionate about our planet’s fight against Global Warming. He’s worked for various financial institutions and a US$2 billion+ private equity fund for 25+ years in the US, Japan and Korea. Graduated from the Wharton School 1979 and Columbia Business School 1985. We are focused on attracting equity and strategic investors into clean energy and building energy efficiency projects.
Charles Chang, Partner. Charles spent 30+ years in leading investment banking institutions in the U.S. and in Korea. He founded Accolade in 2000, a successful M&A advisory firm based in Seoul. Graduated from Berkeley College 1979 and Dartmouth College 1985.
Jungkeun Cha, Partner. AIA NCARB LEED AP. JK is a registered architect in both New York and New Jersey for 35+ years. Expert in passive and active energy and building energy efficiency solutions. Graduated from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute 1975 and now resides in Seoul, Korea to advise on high performance green buildings. The green building challenge is “50% building energy efficiency at the same cost of conventional buildings”. Building high energy performance buildings is important but the more important challenge is to build high performance buildings at affordable prices!~
Patricio Gonzalez Morel, Partner. Patricio is a mechanical & environmental engineer and specializes in pollution prevention through the efficient use of energy, water, materials and other resources in hotels, service sector facilities and industry. He has conducted efficiency diagnostics in more than 200 facilities in 25 countries over the past 15 years. Graduated from the George Washington University in 1985 and the University of Maryland in 1994.
Senior Advisors & Technical Experts
Ohad Rubinstein is the Owner and Managing Director of SBP Advantage, providing business development and consulting services to high tech companies based in Israel. After returning to his home country of Israel in 2011, Ohad teamed up with Susterra Partners to bring Israeli green innovation to Asian markets. Ohad has held leadership positions in the telecom market for the past 15 years, the last 10 of which were in Asia serving as the Country Manager of ECI Telecom Korea 2000-2005, Vice President for Services APAC at ECI Telecom (Philippines) 2005-2008, and Vice President APAC at Ceragon Networks (Singapore) 2008-2010. Ohad holds an MBA from Aspen University.
Gustaf Hakan Borin, Senior Advisor. Hakan has resided in Korea since 1983, with exception of three years in Sweden. He is a mechanical engineer and his major career has been with ABB, holding several positions during 1976 through 2000. He was Country President for ABB Korea during the completion of their manufacturing facility in Chonan 1997- 2000. He was appointed Country President of Alstom Korea Ltd during a global restructuring of the electrical engineering industry after ABB divested power generation to Alstom. Hakan has worked extensively with Korea’s utility, KEPCO, and major business groups in Korea.
Martin Hechenberger, Senior Advisor. Martin started his career as a researcher in biotechnology and worked in an engineering company in Germany and for an international corporation in Europe. For the past 10 years he worked in leading positions in subsidiaries of Utility- and Renewable Energy companies in Korea. Martin is the co-founder of a network to promote renewable energy in Germany. He graduated from Mannheim University of Applied Sciences 1986, from University of Heidelberg 1996, and from University of Hagen 1999.
Karl Moskowitz, Senior Advisor. Karl works with firms in the green tech, renewable energy and energy management systems areas in the Korea and Japan markets. His books have been translated and published in Korea and Japan, and he often speaks and writes on business issues. Fluent in Korean and Japanese, Karl started his career on the faculty of Harvard University as a specialist in modern Korean history and economic development. While at Harvard he began working with corporate clients directly and in association with leading management consulting firms. In 1985 Karl established KSA Ltd and relocated to Seoul to focus fulltime on client engagements in Korea and Japan. Karl graduated from Indiana University in 1970 and has an A.M (1972) and Ph.D (1979) from Harvard University.