Anna Ma Birulés, appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Enerside Energy


  • The new chairman, non-executive, assumes the position at a key moment for the company, which will soon celebrate its first year as a listed company in BME Growth.

Barcelona, January 26th, 2023.  The Board of Directors of Enerside Energy has appointed  Anna Ma Birulés as non-executive chairman, replacing Tomàs Casanovas, who leaves the position after an outstanding stage of transformation and growth for the company to become an integrated platform in the solar photovoltaic industry  with presence in such relevant markets of the sector as Brazil, Chile, Spain and Italy.  Pedro Nueno continues to serve as vice-president.

With an extensive professional and academic career very focused on industry and energy, technological innovation and venture capital, Anna Ma Birulés, independent director of Enerside since the end of 2020, assumes the non-executive presidency, continuing the path of growth driven by Tomàs Casanovas and its CEO Joatham-John Grange.

Long track record in key industrial sectors

Anna Ma Birulés has had public responsibilities in the Government of Spain and in Industry and Energy in the Generalitat of Catalunya. She was Minister of Science and Technology -industry, unregulated energy, telecommunications, audiovisual and science- between 2000 and 2002.

Her private experience as a counselor is wide and diverse in various sectors and geographies. She has led corporate operations, taken companies to the stock market and broken monopolies, such as telephony. She also has solid experience in the financial sector and has promoted the sustainability of large infrastructures with renewable energies and public-private collaboration.

PhD Laude in Economics from the University of Barcelona and PhD(c) in Economics, from the University of California, Berkeley, she is and has been a patron of several foundations and member of social councils and business associations and is linked to the leading business schools in our country such as IESE and ESADE.

Tomàs Casanovas continues betting on Enerside

The until now president, Tomàs Casanovas, 71, and after almost 8 years serving as president, leaves the position on his own initiative, although he continues as a member of the Board of Directors and as one of the main shareholders of the company.

During Tomàs Casanovas’ time as president, Enerside Energy has undergone outstanding changes as a company, such as its conversion into a fully integrated platform, the international leap with the entry and opening of offices in Chile and Brazil and the development of utility-scale projects and the IPO that took place in March 2022.  In these eight years, the value of Enerside has multiplied by 100. From the 2 million valuations in 2015, it has gone to 200 million capitalization in the BME to date.

With more than 40 years of experience as a professional in the banking sector, Tomàs Casanovas is an expert in Project Finance and former director of Caixabank, where he was a member of the bank’s Credit Committee and director of the Business Analysis Area, among other positions. He holds an Economist and MBA from Strathclyde, Glasgow and a Postgraduate Degree in Advanced Risk Analysis from Darden University, Virginia, USA.

About Enerside

Enerside is a company in the photovoltaic solar energy sector, vertically integrated, and stands out for its marked industrial profile and geographical diversification in the markets with the greatest potential for solar energy (Spain, Italy, Brazil and Chile).

The company is currently immersed in promoting the development  of 5.5 GW in differentiated, highly qualified projects with an advanced degree of maturity that give it an excellent position to capture the growth of demand and a great capacity to generate value, through the sale of projects in RTB (Ready To Build) phase and with the direct exploitation of part of the pipeline as an independent energy producer (IPP).

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