Catalin has been a focussed entrepreneur and investor in the renewable space for over a decade. He is passionate about building Aukera into a company with a purpose, which will lead to a better future.
He believes in Paul Polman’s definition of “Net Positive” - which means you thrive by giving more to the world than you take and that you can profit by helping fix the world’s problems – rather than by creating them. Or in other words, focus on planet, people and profit.
Along with Pascal, he was a Managing Director with The Carlyle Group, where they built the European renewables team and helped to raise capital for a dedicated investment vehicle. Prior to this partnership, Catalin was the CEO and founder of Bluemerang Capital Limited, a UK-based renewable platform and asset manager which he set up in 2012 and grew organically and through partnerships, building a business worth $240 million.
Catalin began his career in investment banking and holds an MBA degree from INSEAD. He is based in London, is married, and has two daughters.