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Charles Vaslet

Senior Partner, Head of Open Innovation

Based in our Zurich office, Charles Vaslet is a Senior Partner with Emerald Technology Ventures with more than 20 years of venture capital experience.

He currently serves on the Boards of Spotlight, Eologix, FIDO Tech, P97 Networks, Librestream and Phase Change Energy Solutions. In addition, Charles spearheads Emerald’s Open Innovation Services to accelerate meaningful collaborative partnerships between corporate clients and deal flow companies. Previous directorships included Emergya Wind Technologies, Visedo (acquired), River Basin Energy (acquired), Arxx (acquired) and Senscient (acquired).

Prior to joining Emerald, Charles held the position of Vice President with ABB Equity Ventures, a leading engineering company, responsible for the development of large renewable energy projects in Europe. Previous to ABB, Charles led the business development activities of the cogeneration business of Innogy, a large UK electric utility, and has ten years of power utility experience, both engineering and commerce in the fields of renewable energy and thermal energy plants.

Charles graduated with a Bachelor degree with Honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Leeds and a Master of Business Administration from Henley Management College.





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