Chairman

Vincent Browne

Vincent continues to lead the company’s expansion across Europe, bringing a wealth of experience with his extensive background of over 20 years in senior and c-suite level management in the areas of finance and operations, including M&A, project finance and capital market transactions across listed and private companies. Vincent has predominantly worked in the public markets as CEO or CFO of OTC listed companies and as a consultant to others involving M&A, spin outs and corporate restructuring. Vincent also founded a couple of technology start-ups that became leaders in their respective fields and previously held the position of Head of Procurement with Esat Telecom Group, Ireland’s premier competitive telecom operator, quoted on NASDAQ. Given his experience, Vincent brings to Alternus an entrepreneurial, innovative mindset crafting the way forward to the success the company has achieved to date. Vincent holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from University College Dublin and is also a contributor in the commercialization of research and technology projects with the Technology and Enterprise Campus at Trinity College Dublin.
Board Member

John Thomas

John P. Thomas has been a director of the company since 2017. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Doonbeg Group Inc., an advisory and merchant banking firm based in New York. John is an accomplished Senior Executive with core skill sets of leadership, strategic, and operational management in an international environment. He has significant expertise in international trade and finance with proven success in the transportation, defense, and infrastructure industries with an emphasis in emerging markets. John is a former U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer having served in West Africa and Micronesia. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration and International Marketing from Manhattan College, New York.
Board Member

John McQuillan

John McQuillan is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Ireland. He trained with KPMG. John worked as Financial Controller of the ESB Group Network Business before starting his own practice in 2005. His practice worked primarily in the energy and regulated sectors in addition to audit, assurance and accounting services to a wide range of clients in the SME sector, including professional and financial services. He is currently Chief Financial Officer of Homecare Direct and a non-executive director in a range of industries in the leasing, accounting, utilities and consumer goods industries. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin.
Board Member

Rolf Wikborg

Rolf A. Wikborg is a Norwegian, Oslo-based capital markets executive and is a partner in ARC Capital, New York. He has broad international experience having worked at AMA Capital Partners in New York for 16 years and stayed as a Partner & Director for another 10 years in Norway. AMA is a merchant banker with financing, restructuring, M&A, and fund management as a specialty in the energy and transportation sector. Prior to New York, Rolf was Managing Director for Fearnleys Representative office in Mexico. Additionally, Rolf was a Director of DHT for 10 years, a NYSE listed, world-leading tankship owner, and also served as Director of publicly listed Western Bulk, one of the largest dry bulk operators. Rolf is a Director of Aquarius Acquisition Corporation in Texas and FutureXchange, an Oslo based big data platform, and recently became a shareholder of Advanced Freight Trading, a London based hi-tech company and separately a Norwegian based hydro-electric power company. Rolf holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology and M.I.C., a speciality law program for marine law from The Norwegian Shipping Academy in Oslo.
Board Member

Tone Bjørnov

Tone joined the Alternus Energy board in 2021.Residing in Oslo, she is a full-time portfolio non-executive chair of boards and board member. Ms. Bjørnov worked with DNB, Norway’s largest financial institution, for twenty years, primarily with large corporate clients in Oslo and London and as Head of Investor Relations at the Oslo Headquarters. Since 2006, she has worked as a portfolio non-executive director in several Scandinavian companies across various sectors from banking and financial institutions to shipping, real estate, media, biotech and aquaculture. She has chaired multiple Board committees including risk, audit and nomination in listed companies. Her present board positions include Atlantic Sapphire ASA, Aqua Bio Technology ASA, Filmparken AS and Varmeog Bad AS. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Oslo and an undergraduate degree from BI Norwegian Business School.