Introducing Mélanie Périssé, Senior Investment Manager

Introducing Mélanie Périssé, Senior Investment Manager

Melanie-PerisseMelanie settled in Phnom Penh with her family in March 2016 and joined Uberis Capital in May. As Senior Investment Manager, Melanie leads local operations in Cambodia and much of our work with portfolio ventures.

She brings a background in both impact investing, and private and development sectors. She was previously Head of Investments for the Balkans office of Yunus Social Business, a social investment fund and incubator. Melanie also lived in Ethiopia and in DR-Congo where she served as a Project Manager at the United Nations World Food Programme, and was in charge of projects related to nutrition and agriculture. She began her career as a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group in their Paris office, and volunteered on engagements in fair-trade and microfinance. Melanie holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the Ecole Centrale in Paris.

“I am very excited about working with Uberis to support social entrepreneurship in Cambodia. I truly believe in the potential of social businesses to help solve some of the most pressing needs in our society. With a team of professional investors, Uberis can have a significant impact in growing entrepreneurs and their ventures and I am thrilled by the challenge of applying my skills in a new environment.”

GIZ discussion about Photovoltaics in Myanmar

GIZ discussion about Photovoltaics in Myanmar

UBERIS Capital’s Managing Director, Cyrille Antignac will take part as one of the speakers in a workshop organised by GIZ, the German Department of Cooperation, in Berlin on 6 July 2016. The event “Photovoltaics in Myanmar” will gather operators and investors in the field of solar energy in Myanmar. Cyrille will talk about financing off-grid green energy projects and project financing in Myanmar.

Sunlabob Renewable Energy completes 11 solar mini-grids in Myanmar villages

Sunlabob Renewable Energy completes 11 solar mini-grids in Myanmar villages

Nearly 1,000 households in eleven villages throughout Shan State and Chin State provided access to clean electricity

YANGON, MYANMAR (July 1, 2016) – Sunlabob Renewable Energy Ltd., the venture-backed company specializing in decentralized renewable energy and clean water solutions, recently finalized the turnkey implementation of eleven solar-powered mini-grids in remote communities of Myanmar.

The mini-grids, funded by the Government of Japan, are providing reliable, clean electricity to nearly 1,000 households in eleven villages throughout Shan State and Chin State, Myanmar.

The project is under the guidance of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar’s Department of Rural Development of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.

Andy Schroeter, Sunlabob CEO, stated: “Sunlabob is pleased to demonstrate that high-quality, international-standard solar expertise and technology has an important role to play in Myanmar.

“Decentralized renewable energy, whether providing first-time energy access to rural communities, or offering on- and off-grid businesses a reliable, affordable and cleaner electricity supply, is a key component to the country’s development,” added Schroeter.

Sunlabob, which has implemented renewable energy projects in more than 25 countries throughout Southeast Asia, Africa and the Pacific region, provided material supply, design, and construction of the battery-backed solar power systems.

To support long-term sustainability, Sunlabob is providing seven years of after-sales service and maintenance for each system. The company also delivered hands-on training for local maintenance technicians, household end-users and township-level employees of the Department of Rural Development.

Sunlabob’s country office is in Yangon; the company has had a full-time presence in Myanmar since 2014.


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About Sunlabob Renewable Energy, Ltd.

Sunlabob Renewable Energy, Ltd. is a venture-backed internationally-focused company specializing in renewable energy, decentralized energy access and clean water solutions throughout the developing world.

Established in 2000, the company has expanded far beyond its initial focus in Laos, now providing its integrated expertise of rural electrification to governments, multilateral development agencies, multinational companies, NGOs and private companies.

Sunlabob, to-date, has implemented projects in more than 25 countries throughout Southeast Asia, Africa, India and the Pacific.