At NovAzure, our services address our customers’ needs and challenges in order to help them to harness innovation and scale growth.

Who We Are

NovAzure was created because of a shared belief that clean energy and mobility are attainable if we accelerate collaboration and innovate together across Start-ups, Corporates and Investors. We are passionate about the environment and believe that companies need to adopt digital and green values to protect their market positions, attract investors and become more competitive.

Our Team

Drawing from robust industry and consulting backgrounds, our team offers immediate value creation and seamless transformation from strategy evaluation to efficient operational execution. Our agile delivery model champions innovation and digital solutions, expediting market entry. Leveraging an extensive consultant network across Europe, Asia, and the US, our expertise spans Energy, Mobility, Digital innovation (including blockchain), and Strategy. Tailored to bolster NetZero transition across diverse industries – from start-ups to established corporates and investors primarily in Europe – our solutions drive tangible impact and facilitate seamless growth.

Christopher Gruen

Chris comes as a highly experienced global business design lead and programme manager from a major oil company, with 17 years experience in project management, business transformation and sales and marketing.

Christopher Gruen
Managing Director – London, UK

Chris comes as a highly experienced global business design lead and programme manager from a major oil company, with 17 years experience in project management, business transformation and sales and marketing.

Jean-Jacques Jouanna

Jean-Jacques has 24 years experience out of which 15 years in the Energy market, with global positions in both Consulting (12 years in Accenture) and the Industry (11 years in Shell).

Jean-Jacques Jouanna
Managing Director – London, UK

Jean-Jacques has 24 years experience out of which 15 years in the Energy market, with global positions in both Consulting (12 years in Accenture) and the Industry (11 years in Shell).

Woon-Hui Oh

Woon-Hui has over 16 years of experience in business transformation, restructuring, change management and operational excellence in the Oil & Gas industry.

Woon-Hui Oh
Partner – London, UK

Woon-Hui has over 16 years of experience in business transformation, restructuring, change management and operational excellence in the Oil & Gas industry.

Philip Cholerton

Philip is a seasoned strategic marketer with over 25 years of experience in the oil and energy retail, industrial, and SaaS platform sectors. His expertise lies in transforming innovative concepts into thriving commercial ventures, driving progress towards a sustainable future.

Philip Cholerton
Partner – UK

Philip is a seasoned strategic marketer with over 25 years of experience in the oil and energy retail, industrial, and SaaS platform sectors. His expertise lies in transforming innovative concepts into thriving commercial ventures, driving progress towards a sustainable future.

Andrew Aldridge

Andrew, a partner with 20 years' experience in private equity and project financing, leads strategic advisory and financial structuring for early-stage cleantech ventures at NovAzure. His journey from traditional investments to renewable solutions reflects his unwavering dedication to driving impactful change.

Andrew Aldridge
Partner – Edinburgh, UK

Andrew, a partner with 20 years' experience in private equity and project financing, leads strategic advisory and financial structuring for early-stage cleantech ventures at NovAzure. His journey from traditional investments to renewable solutions reflects his unwavering dedication to driving impactful change.

Lama Hayek

Lama Hayek has a prestigious background in luxury retail, having held key roles at Chanel, Ralph & Russo and Mary Katrantzou. With expertise spanning the entire product lifecycle, from design to sales, she brings invaluable insight to her current position as CEO of Niche, where she pioneers sustainability initiatives and drives brand awareness for NovAzure.

Lama Hayek
Associate Partner - London, UK

Lama Hayek has a prestigious background in luxury retail, having held key roles at Chanel, Ralph & Russo and Mary Katrantzou. With expertise spanning the entire product lifecycle, from design to sales, she brings invaluable insight to her current position as CEO of Niche, where she pioneers sustainability initiatives and drives brand awareness for NovAzure.

George Symes

George is a Venture builder with strategic and operational experience across shared transport and e-mobility.

George Symes
Associate Partner - Tooting, UK

George is a Venture builder with strategic and operational experience across shared transport and e-mobility.

Rob Kerr

Rob is an established business and commercial leader in the energy market, with extensive experience of delivering growth through innovation and digital transformation.

Rob Kerr
Associate Partner - Coventry, UK

Rob is an established business and commercial leader in the energy market, with extensive experience of delivering growth through innovation and digital transformation.

Aude Grasset

Both a bilingual Sustainability Consultant and a respected lecturer at Université Paris Dauphine - PSL (London campus), Aude brings together personal passion and professional expertise to develop NovAzure's NetZero+ Training and guide companies towards sustainable success. Her genuine commitment to a greener future inspires others towards sustainability.

Aude Grasset
Associate Partner – UK

Both a bilingual Sustainability Consultant and a respected lecturer at Université Paris Dauphine - PSL (London campus), Aude brings together personal passion and professional expertise to develop NovAzure's NetZero+ Training and guide companies towards sustainable success. Her genuine commitment to a greener future inspires others towards sustainability.

John Henry Looney

John Henry has been a Sustainability Management Consultant for over 32 years (Financial, Environmental and Social Metrics) focused on helping organisations improve performance.

John Henry Looney
Associate Partner – UK

John Henry has been a Sustainability Management Consultant for over 32 years (Financial, Environmental and Social Metrics) focused on helping organisations improve performance.

Guy Ranawake

Guy has a 20-year + track record as a financial professional, including roles as a fund manager, chief financial officer, corporate/project finance advisor and chartered accountant with a particular focus on the energy transition.

Guy Ranawake
Associate Partner – London, UK

Guy has a 20-year + track record as a financial professional, including roles as a fund manager, chief financial officer, corporate/project finance advisor and chartered accountant with a particular focus on the energy transition.

Elisheva Lustig

With a background in mechanical engineering, project management, and high-level software development, Elisheva leads in value-driven data dentres pricing/licensing modelling at NovAzure.

Elisheva Lustig
Business Analyst - Ghana

With a background in mechanical engineering, project management, and high-level software development, Elisheva leads in value-driven data dentres pricing/licensing modelling at NovAzure.

Talitha J. Utami

Talitha has a background in civil and industrial engineering with market research experience in the Cleantech sector.

Talitha J. Utami
Business Analyst - Italy

Talitha has a background in civil and industrial engineering with market research experience in the Cleantech sector.

Neil Williams

Dr Williams works in the smart and digital transformation of energy: leading the invention, deployment and optimisation of innovation within demand, supply, distribution & transmission.

Neil Williams
Associate Partner – Sweden & UK

Dr Williams works in the smart and digital transformation of energy: leading the invention, deployment and optimisation of innovation within demand, supply, distribution & transmission.

Richard Holdsworth

Richard is an experienced marketeer, innovator and product strategist. At Shell, he led the creation of a number of new digital services as well as pioneering a new approach to working with start-ups to drive innovation through an open ecosystem approach.

Richard Holdsworth
Associate Partner - UK

Richard is an experienced marketeer, innovator and product strategist. At Shell, he led the creation of a number of new digital services as well as pioneering a new approach to working with start-ups to drive innovation through an open ecosystem approach.

Antonello Renno

Over 20 years of management consulting experience with Big4, strategic and operational consulting. During this time, Antonello sold and delivered change management consulting services to Supermajors, FTSE100 and FT Global 500 companies.

Antonello Renno
Associate Partner - Italy

Over 20 years of management consulting experience with Big4, strategic and operational consulting. During this time, Antonello sold and delivered change management consulting services to Supermajors, FTSE100 and FT Global 500 companies.

Global Reach & Extensive Network

Our distributed teams span the globe, bringing together experts from multiple regions and countries.

Spanning the world, our team is a diverse tapestry of associates and consultants, pooling expertise from various corners of the globe and specialised fields.

Our clientele mirrors our global footprint, catering to emerging start-ups and prominent multinational corporations alike, across Europe, North America, and Asia.

We've cultivated an extensive network of partnerships, solidifying relationships with top-tier accelerators, corporations, investors, and professional service entities. Our ongoing quest involves forging new strategic partnerships to bolster our collaborative efforts to a faster transition to NetZero.

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