Leadership

fotos_pe_portrets_georg_hotar_01_small.jpg Georg Hotar
Chief Executive Officer and co-founder

Georg co-founded Photon Energy in 2008 and was the company’s CFO until 2011. In that year he was appointed CEO and has since spearheaded the group’s expansion in Europe and overseas. Georg has extensive knowledge of the solar energy industry as well as in international finance. Before Photon Energy, Georg established Central European Capital in 2000, a regional finance and strategy advisory boutique. He has also held various positions in financial services in London, Zurich and Prague. Georg is an Austrian national and holds a Masters in Finance from the London Business School.

 

gartner_michael_v1_retouched_small.jpg Michael Gartner
Managing Director of Photon Energy Australia and co-founder

Michael developed one of the first large PV installations in the Czech Republic before co-founding Photon Energy in 2008. Michael was CEO of Photon Energy until relocating to Australia to start Photon Energy Australia in 2011. Apart from growing the Australian business, Michael is instrumental in driving Photon Energy’s off-grid and solar-hybrid power solutions. Before Photon Energy, Michael ran an investment boutique arranging Eurobond issues and offering sell-side M&A advisory. Between 1994 and 2004, he was an analyst and head of fixed income sales at ING and Commerzbank Securities in Prague. Michael is an Australian and Czech national and holds an MBA from the US Business School in Prague.

 

wohlmuth,_clemens_aug2014_small.jpg Clemens Wohlmuth
Chief Financial Officer

Clemens is responsible for running the financial activities and strategies of Photon Energy’s group of companies. He joined Photon Energy in 2012 and contributes many years of experience in financial management. Since 2008, he ran his own consulting practice focused on financial services and interim management. Prior to this, he was appointed CFO at Telekom Austria’s Czech subsidiary, Czech On Line, where he was promoted in 2005 to COO and in 2006 to CEO. From 1994 to 2000 he was Senior Manager for Ernst & Young Consulting in Austria and worked on several reorganisation projects in the manufacturing and energy sectors in Central Europe. Clemens is an Austrian national and holds an Masters degree from the University of Economics in Vienna. 

 

calda.jpg Miroslav Calda
Managing Director Photon Energy Solutions

Miroslav is responsible for overseeing Photon Energy's EPC activities. He is highly experienced in photovoltaics, engineering and managing construction projects. Before taking over Photon Energy Solutions Miroslav headed the group's Operations & Maintenance division Photon Energy Operations, which under his guidance grew to 180 MWp. Prior to Photon Energy, Miroslav's responsibilities have included Director of the civil construction department at Termonta Praha and Senior Construction Manager for J&T, a large Slovak infrastructure investment company, where he specialised in energy solutions which included several PV projects. Miroslav is a Czech national, studied engineering at the Technical University in Prague and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Czech PV association.

 

fotos_pe_portrets_lukas_kubasek_1_small.jpg Lukáš Kubásek
Regional manager Photon Energy Operations Central Europe

Lukáš is responsible for Photon Energy Operations, the company's O&M division. His team delivers maintenance and service solutions to over 180 MWp worldwide. Before that he was responsible for managing our 26 MW portfolio of power plants from the technical, administrative and economic side, ensuring that production is always as high as possible. After joining Photon Energy in early 2010 he oversaw the financing and construction of some of the company’s own power plants as project manager in the Czech Republic and Germany. Before Photon Energy Lukáš worked as project and real estate manager in the retail sector.

 

fotos_pe_portrets_lukas_jelinek_small.jpg Lukáš Jelínek
Project development manager

Lukáš heads Photon Energy’s project development team and has been with the company since 2016. Lukáš has been active in the renewable energy sector since 2009 and has an extensive track record in developing solar PV as well as small-hydro power plants. He has developed PV power plants in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany and Romania and small hydro plants in many other European and Asian countries. He also has experience in financing and refinancing of renewable energy projects. He has a master’s degree in economics.

 

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