João Cunha is responsible for managing the global operations of the company, ranging from development, construction supervision and asset management, as well as for supporting strategic planning and investments (M&A).
Prior to joining Smartenergy in January 2018, João worked in the M&A team of Lightsource BP where he was responsible for the acquisition in the secondary market of solar projects in the UK under a partnership with Blackrock and also for leading the entry in the Dutch and Italian markets, realizing overall around 250 MWp. Prior to that, he drove Martifer Solar UK, a subsidiary of Martifer Solar group (Top European EPC), from its set up to being one of the 5 main solar players in the UK with > 200 MWp implemented from licensing/development, EPC and O&M.
In 2009, João created a start-up delivering building energy certificates and energy efficient solutions, such as solar PV and heating. Previously, João held several financial and management positions in companies in the oil & gas sector and started his career as a trader in financial markets with focus on FX, Futures and CFDs, in European and US markets.
João holds a degree in Economics from the Portuguese Catholic University and an MBA from the Georgetown University.