The Members of the Board of Directors are elected by the General Assembly for a term of four years and may be re-elected. The President together with two Vice-Presidents preside the Board.

The responsibilities of the Board of Directors include, but are not limited to, the following matters:

  1. The definition of the Association's general strategy;
  2. The definition and development of an annual plan of activities;
  3. The liaison with the European Union, national, regional and local institutions, as well as international and intergovernmental organisations;
  4. The appointment and revocation of the Secretary General
  5. The supervision and implementation of the budget;
  6. The preparation of an annual balance sheet, of an annual report, and of annual budget to be submitted to the General Assembly.

For more information on the Board’s responsibilities and working areas, please consult the ARE Statutes (Chapter IV, Article 16 & 17) or the ARE Secretariat .

ARE Board of Directors


Vivian Vendeirinho
Founder & Managing Director



Aaron Leopold
Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA)

Katarina Uherova Hasbani
Founder / Consultant
The August Company

Board Members

Claudio Pedretti
Windkinetic Off-grid Power Systems

Emily McAteer
CEO & co-Founder
Odyssey Energy Solutions

Irene Calvé Saborit
Co-Founder & CBDO
Sunkofa Energy


Prosper Magali 
Director of Projects & Business
Ensol Limited

Rebecca Symington
Mlinda Charitable Trust

Sukla Chandra
Global Product Leader – Hybrid Distributed Power
GE Power


Marcus Wiemann

Executive Director

+32 2 709 55 44