New York – January 15, 2015 – Greenwood Energy, the international clean energy division of the Libra Group, a privately owned international business group comprising 30 subsidiaries operating across five continents, announces Philip Embiricos has joined it as a senior advisor.
“You would be hard pressed to find someone with more experience and insight into Latin America than Philip Embiricos,” said Camilo Patrignani, CEO of Greenwood Energy. “His knowledge of project development in Panama, which is among our highest-priorities for solar energy investment, will help build upon our position as a first-mover in this rapidly expanding market.”
Philip Embiricos will provide development guidance to Greenwood’s project pipeline across Latin and Central America. He has had a long experience in the Tanker industry and been involved for over 25 years in the shipping industry regulatory matters. He sits on multiple boards and committees including the Panama Canal Advisory Board, the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Lloyd’s Register Technical Committee, the Euromed Marseille Ecole de Management School Steering Committee, and the Maritime Industry Foundation. Embiricos has focused on improving the environmental footprint of global shipping, has written several books, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Durham University as well as a Master’s degree in Shipping Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
“Solar energy represents an exciting opportunity for Latin and Central American nations to boost their domestic energy security, meet growing electricity demand while reducing pollution, and help stabilize volatile energy prices,” said Embiricos. “Greenwood is the right developer at the right time to meet the region’s energy and environmental goals.”