Management Team

The TuNur management team is composed of successful and passionate professionals with extensive international experience and deep local knowledge.

Kevin Sara
Chief Executive Officer

Kevin was born in Germany and grew up in Belgium. He obtained a B.A. in Physics from Vassar College (New York) and an MBA from the Ecole National des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris). After working as a management consultant earlier in his career at McKinsey & Co., he co-founded the European Telecom and Media Investment Banking practice at the investment bank Salomon Brothers (now Citigroup), advising governments on privatization and entrepreneurs on entering deregulated markets, and on deploying emerging technologies such as wireless telephony and the internet. Later, at the Japanese investment bank Nomura International, Kevin founded a technology principal investment group and invested in European and US emerging technology companies. More recently, while working on his PhD in Energy Policy at Imperial College (London), Kevin co-founded Hazel Capital, a clean-tech investment management company with investments in public and private clean-tech and renewable energy companies.

Mike Coombs
Chief Financial Officer

Prior to Nur Energie Mike spent five years as Group CFO of Renewable Energy Systems (RES) an international wind farm developer which saw annual revenues increase from £160m in 2006 to £500m by 2010. RES, a member of the Sir Robert McAlpine Group, is one of the renewable energy sector’s market leaders with over 5,000MW of wind projects developed and built and 600MW under ownership in various markets including the UK, Ireland, France, Sweden, Canada and the US. Before RES Mike was Group Finance Director of Biwater Plc a water utility and construction group with interests in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America and the Far East. Mike is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (FCMA) with more than 10 years of senior board experience within the utility sector including significant international experience both in the developed and developing world.

Maurizio Scaravaggi
Chief Engineer

Maurizio gained experience as General Manager in a privately owned company developing power generation from renewable sources in Italy: photovoltaic as well as wind, hydro, biomass & biogas. From 2000 to 2007 Senior Manager within the Swiss utility BKW, dealing with both the liberalized Italian and European energy market as well as EPC for power generation from renewable sources and co-generation. From 1990 to 2000 in CESI (Enel group), excellence centre for electrical engineering, as project leader involved in design, technical assistance and consultancy for conventional and renewable energy producers, transmission and distribution systems, industrial installations and equipment manufacturers. He graduated in Electrical Engineering at Pavia University and achieved the Postgraduate Business Diploma ‘Innovation and business management’ from Milan Polytechnic Business School.

 

 

Daniel Rich
Chief Operating Officer

Since 2009 Daniel has been responsible for Nur Energie’s day to day operations as well as leading and managing key relationships with investors, strategic partners and Governments. Daniel is also responsible for the company’s entry into new markets such as India and the Middle East where among other areas he identifies and coordinates partnerships with local and financial institutions and manages tender preparation and submission. Daniel has experience in both the energy and telecommunications industries and prior to joining Nur Energie he worked for an independent oil trading company where he focused on forging new business opportunities in the upstream and downstream sectors with trading houses, IOCs and NOCs across a range of markets including West Africa, Russia and the Middle East. Daniel started his career as a financial analyst for the leading telecommunication solutions company Data Select Ltd (part of the Phones International Group, now named Bandpath) and holds a Bachelor Degree from Kings College London.