The People Behind PLASTIC ENERGY

Our team comprises close to 100 professionals with great experience in the chemical industry, waste and recycling management operations, alternative technologies development, project finance and regulatory markets. Together, they form a highly qualified and prepared team of excellent, driven people working to take PLASTIC ENERGY to its full potential.

Carlos Monreal

Chief Executive Officer

Carlos has a significant experience as a CEO. He has been an entrepreneur for more than 30 years. After founding Inlandgeo, a company supplying high tech electronic instruments and turnkey solutions in multiple industries, and leading it for 24 years, Carlos became President of Abasol, a company offering consultancy and EPC solutions on renewable energy and efficiency, for 7 years.

Carlos is also founder and CEO of Greenland Capital, a company with the vision to identify and develop disruptive technologies that provide sustainable and economical solutions to the growing challenges of waste management and alternative energy management. He studied a six years Engineering program at the University Polytechnic of Madrid, holds a management degree with IESE, the Business School at the University of Navarra (Madrid Campus) and studied waste management in 2014.

David McNamara

Chief Technology Officer

For over a decade David has been leading the development of the ground-breaking technology and his wide-ranging responsibilities include creating and executing Plastic Energy’s technology roadmap to structuring multiple high-profile, strategic partnerships across the world.

David has written a series of patents for the organisation, awarded in EU & US.

He has worked in a broad variety of senior leadership roles over 20 years across telecommunications, construction, waste and recycling. David has a joint honours degree in Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry with Technology from Loughborough University.


Chief Commercial Officer

Having an extensive international business development and management experience, Bruno is a forward thinking leader used to operate in a multicultural environment. As CEO or MD, he had several times a profit and loss responsibility and demonstrated his capacity to drive a profitable growth in a multi-channel distribution and franchise environment. Bruno has a proven track-record in setting a strategic direction. His strong financial and marketing background allows him to organize the execution, delivering sustained profitable performance and a world class customer experience. He is a charismatic leader and a strong team builder.

Ian Temperton

Chief Investment Officer

Ian has 25 years’ experience in the energy sector focussing on clean energy financing. He was a Managing Director at the investment and advisory firm Climate Change Capital for 11 years.

He sits on the Advisory Board of the UK Energy Research Centre. He hold a M.A. and M.Eng. in engineering from Cambridge University, an M.Sc. in finance from London Business School, and he is a former Visiting Business Fellow at the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University.

Frazer Mackay

Chief Operating Officer

Frazer has over 30 years of experience in business and project delivery across a broad range of industrial sectors both in the UK and overseas. Much of this time has been spent in Contracting and Consulting businesses serving petrochemical customers.

His career to date has involved leadership, strategy development, change management, business development and client engagement / relationship management as well as project development, execution and commissioning. Working to improve operating assets has been a constant feature.

He is a passionate advocate for safety, quality and compliance whilst also striving to achieve business outcomes and drive stakeholder value. Frazer has a first in Mechanical Engineering, is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and is an Associate Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.


Legal Advisor

Greg Joynson is of Counsel in the Corporate Department of Morrison & Foerster’s (“MoFo”) London office. Greg is seconded to Plastic Energy and advises the company on legal matters.

MoFo is a global law firm with 16 offices located in key technology and financial centres in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Its clients include some of the largest financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies, and leading technology and life sciences companies.

Greg advises on a range of matters including private financings, joint ventures, M&A, and commercial agreements. He has worked for both private and public companies in the banking, energy, media and real estate industries.

Greg studied Law at the University of Manchester and attended Nottingham Law School. He is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales.


Head of Policy & Sustainability

Cloé is the Policy Advisor for Plastic Energy leading the work on EU as well as national regulations associated to chemical recycling, plastic recycling, and circular economy. She is also heavily involved with the communication side of the business in developing strong relationships with key stakeholders. Prior to Plastic Energy, Cloé was a researcher in European political analysis for Eurasia Group specialising in EU and western European politics as well as energy and environmental policies.

Cloé holds an MPhil degree in European politics from the University of Oxford (UK) and a BA in political science from the University of California, Berkeley (USA).

Rajesh Kumar

Group Financial Controller

Rajesh Kumar, a Chartered Accountant, has over 17 years experience gained within audit, oil and gas and utilities sectors. He worked for Interconnector (UK) Limited and Bristol Water plc in different senior finance positions before moving to Plastic Energy. Along with running finance functions in his previous roles, he also worked on business transformation initiatives around corporate and financial restructures, end to end business process redesign, system implementation and business cost rationalisation.

Prior to Bristol Water and Interconnector, he worked for KPMG and Ernst & Young for over 8 years and performed audits and due diligences within energy, oil & gas, retail and telecommunication sectors.

Dr. Karl Altenburg

Executive Vice President

Karl worked more than 25 years in Investment Banking. Until June 2016 he was Co-Head Corporate Finance Europe, Middle East & Africa at Deutsche Bank in London and a member of its Corporate Banking & Securities Executive Committee.
Prior to that Karl worked over a period of 20 years for JPMorgan, in New York and London in various roles in Capital Markets and Corporate Finance and from 2005 to 2014 in Frankfurt as CEO for Germany, Austria & Switzerland.

In 2000 he co-founded Inquam Ltd, a specialist provider of professional mobile telecommunication services, for which he served as CFO until 2004. Karl serves as a Senior Advisor to Citigroup and member of its EMEA Advisory Board.

He holds a degree in engineering from RWTH Aachen and a doctorate in technical science from the University of Technology in Vienna.


Chief Financial Officer

David Megan, a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, has over 35 years experience in general and financial management, mainly gained in the Technology Industry. He is currently the CFO for Plastic Energy Group (Waste Plastic to Fuel Technology), Transpoco (Vehicle Telematics) and Uleska (Software Security). He previously worked in Telecom Software companies such as Accuris, Aldiscon, Apion and Aepona which were successfully grown and sold. Previous roles included financial management positions in Murray Telecommunications Group Limited and The OHM Group.

Juan Butragueño

Secretary to the Board

Juan has a long experience as corporate and international lawyer, being member of the Madrid Bar Association for more than 30 years. He has developed his career in big and medium size international law firms, and at present is managing partner of his own law firm. He is official arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration Madrid´s Chamber of Commerce. He joined Plastic Energy in January 2016.


Managing Director Spain

Carlos has a unique experience working for 20 years in both developing companies in the
telecommunications and energy sectors, and in representing and supporting businesses mature through his 12 years’ experience as senior manager for the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Services of Madrid.

Prior to his experience in the Chamber of Commerce of Madrid, Carlos developed a significant expertise from his managing director positions launching new telecommunications technologies – such as the ONO fiber optic and AMENA third mobile operator in Spain – and leading the marketing and business development for CEPSA, Spanish Petroleum Company. Carlos is also the founder and managing partner of the Computer and Telecommunications company CMB SIS S.L. and of the marketing consultancy Logro y Acción Comercial, S.L.

Over his career, Carlos has been highly involved in various Boards of Directors, including: IFEMA,
(International Fair of Madrid), INE (National Statistics Institute), AVALMADRID (Financial reciprocal guarantee company), CEPREDE (Economic Forecasting Centre), CLM (Madrid Laboratory Centre), ICC (International Chamber of Commerce).

Carlos holds a BSc Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and is a postgraduate professor in the Instituto de Formación Empresarial, teaching leadership and business organisation.