Sandro Desideri

Sandro is the co-founder of Link4Success Ltd , a company focused on supporting the scale up and commercialization requirements for SMEs and Start Ups operating in the sector of technological innovation within Energy, Smart City and Smart Living segments.

Sandro is also the Head of Technical Consulting for VPower, South East Asia’s largest private gas-fired engine based IPP. He is also advisor for several utilities and IPPs, and consultant, among the others, for Energy Exemplar, for Maven Group and for the VPower-Citic Tamar Energy Fund. Sandro has been the Head of the Green Technology Cluster in Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation from August 2014 till February 2016, role in which he was supporting many start-ups and anchor companies in generating a Smart City platform where to commercialize and industrialize innovations in the Smart Energy, Smart Resources and Clean Tech sectors.Prior to this appointment he has been working for General Electric for 22 years in different executive positions around the world (Italy, Houston, Singapore, Melbourne, Hong Kong), and specifically in the Power Gen , Energy Services and Oil & Gas divisions of GE. He has developed 25 years Technical, Sales, Commercial and Operations Management Expertise in M&As (supported more than 16 M&A in the technical and commercial integration dd), Delivering Projects to Utilities, Structuring Big Deals, Managing Channels, Introducing Innovation and Championing Customers, OEMs and EPCs Values in the Energy Sector worldwide; 16 years of experience in Asia in the Energy, Oil &Gas, Biotechnology , Environmental, Smart Grid and Smart City sector; 20 years of Leadership, Coaching and Trainings Experiences in General Electric, one of the most admired company in the world.

Sandro graduated in 1990 with a Master of Science degree (Dr. Ing) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Florence, is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in several countries.