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EQTEC changes top leaders

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Staff Writer | Cork, Ireland | December 29, 2017
EQTECEQTEC, a technology solution company for waste gasification to energy projects, announced several directorate changes following the completion of the acquisition of Eqtec Iberia SL.
Ian Phares Pearson has been appointed non-executive Chairman.

Mr. Pearson was for five years the chairman of AIM listed OVCT2, a company which invested in a variety of renewal energy companies and was successfully merged into Apollo VCT plc last year.

Mr. Pearson is currently a Non-Executive Director of Thames Water Utilities Limited, the UK's biggest water company with 15 million customers, and is Chairman of CODE Investing Ltd.

He is also a senior adviser to BAI Communications plc and has previously been a member of the UK Advisory Board of the accountants, PwC.

During a distinguished Ministerial career from 2001-10 Mr. Pearson held a number of positions, including Minister for Trade & Foreign Affairs, Minister of State for Climate Change and the Environment, Minister for Science, and Economic Secretary to the Treasury.

Mr. Pearson graduated from Balliol College, Oxford and has a Master's degree and a Doctorate in Industrial and Business Studies from the University of Warwick.

Neil Christopher O'Brien and Óscar Leiva Mendez have been appointed as non-executive Directors.

Neil Christopher O'Brien is an experienced manager and director in the UK energy sector holding a number of non-executive roles in both listed and private equity backed businesses.

Prior to taking on non-executive positions, Mr. O'Brien was CEO at the UK listed independent power producer, Alkane Energy, where he oversaw expansion in its core coal mine methane business and expansion into the UK power response market.

Mr. O'Brien qualified as a chartered accountant at Coopers & Lybrand and held a number of finance roles including senior positions in both Blue Circle Cement European Heating Division and in CAMAS plc before becoming Finance Director with Speedy Hire PLC.

Óscar Leiva Mendez is currently the President and founder of EBIOSS, a technology group operating in the waste sector.

Mr. Mendez has held executive positions in private banking in different financial entities such as Credit Suisse Group and Banco Finantia.

His international experience also comes from his role as Vice President of the Marina D'Or Group, a real estate developer and property company.

Mr. Mendez studied a Bachelor's degree in Management and Master's degree in Financial Markets at the University of Barcelona.

Luis Sánchez Angrill has been appointed Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Sánchez Angrill began his professional career at Sulzer Infra (now ENGIE) as HVAC ("Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning") and CHP Project developer.

He has had several executive and management positions in the energy business until he founded Eqtec Iberia in 1997, starting a thermo-gasification R&D programme which is the origin of the unique Eqtec Gasifier Technology, patented by Eqtec Iberia.

In 2012 Mr. Sánchez Angrill was one of the founders of EBIOSS and became its CEO.

EBIOSS is a holding company developing biomass and waste power plants, listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange since July 2013.

Mr. Sánchez Angrill qualified as a power engineer at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona-Spain).