Board of Directors
Dr. Edward Jennings
Chairman of the Board and Independent Director
Dr. Edward Jennings comes to Clean Coal Technologies with vast and varied expertise. He is a mechanical engineer by profession, but he carries an MBA and a PhD in Finance from the University of Michigan. He has claim to extensive experience on various trade missions in the Far East, Europe, and Africa for several corporations and governmental agencies. He is also the former president of two Universities: the University of Wyoming and Ohio State University. His writing has been widely published in academic journals.
Scott Younger, OBE
Dr. Scott Younger OBE is an infrastructure development and sustainable development expert, based in Jakarta, Indonesia. As an infrastructure development consultant, adviser and academic with 35 years’ experience in South and South East Asia, Dr. Younger’s expertise covers highways, water and port and mining. Since 1978, he has been involved in infrastructure projects across ten countries in Asia, many in conjunction with the world’s leading lending agencies. He has served on a number of international and regional bodies associated with infrastructure delivery and is a regular contributor to conferences as well as academic and non-academic publication including Forbes Asia and Globe Asia magazine. Dr. Younger takes an active interest in regional economic and political development, triggered by participation in UK politics in the early 1970s. He was Chairman of Strategic Intelligence from 1998-2001, and for the past decade he has been co-Chair of the Indonesian branch of D Group, an influential London-based business networking company. Since 1995 he has been actively involved with the British and, from 2005, European Chambers of Commerce in Indonesia. He is currently senior Vice Chairman of the International Business Chamber, which he joined in 2003. All these organs connect into government. In 1997, he served as secretary of the ASEAN-EU Business Dialogue for that year. Dr. Younger is also a passionate advocate of Sustainable Development. Since 1999 he has been Commissioner/Adviser of the East Bali Poverty Project, a successful Bali-based sustainable development project which has transformed the lives of 17,000 people from abject poverty to a thriving community. Dr. Younger serves as Independent Commissioner of PT Nusantara Infrastructure Tbk, a publicly listed company invested in Indonesian toll roads and port, and as President Commissioner of Glendale Partners, a consultancy specializing in project development and advisory services. Qualifications and offices of Dr. Younger include a PhD from the University of Hong Kong, a MS from UC Berkeley, California, a BSc (Hons) from Glasgow University, Scotland. Also, he is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and an Honorary Research Fellow from Glasgow University. Dr. Younger was appointed a member of the Order of the British Empire in 2003.
Al Knapp brings over 30 years of professional expertise to Clean Coal Technologies, having worked in various roles within the heavy industrial/engineering construction business. For 25 years, Mr. Knapp held senior and executive positions in business development, general management, and project management for The Industrial Company (TIC). TIC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation and one of North America’s largest general industrial construction companies; servicing a wide range of markets including power, oil and gas facilities, and renewable energy. He later served as Project Manager for the former Pittsburg and Midway Coal Mining Company (P&M), now Chevron Mining Inc., focusing on project design and construction management in coal-centric states including Kentucky and New Mexico.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Robin brings to Clean Coal Technologies over thirty successful years of global experience in all aspects of the energy markets. He has held senior management positions in London, Geneva and the US. Robin has conducted business in the US, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Africa, South America and, more recently, in India and Asia. He has extensive experience in India (his birth country) and has strong industry and political contacts throughout the world. During his career, Robin has specialized in joining small teams of professionals and has successfully built them into global companies or divisions within larger organizations. He has very strong banking contacts in the US and Europe and brings the confidence of the investment community to Clean Coal Technologies and the interest from several large funds. He is an expert at extracting value throughout the energy value chain and has an extensive knowledge of global business cultures and ethics. Robin has held senior positions in companies such as Cargill and UBS where he was a Managing Director.
Chief Financial Officer
Aiden brings to CCTI over 15 years of professional experience through his work with several prominent global investment banks. His professional career started in London where he held senior financial positions at ING and Schroeders bank before moving to UBS in 2000. His career has taken him from London to Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York. Aiden is a former Managing Director of UBS where he held several key roles, including serving as COO of their Global Commodity business and Chief of Staff and member of the Global Equity Management team. Aiden led the Equity business efforts on restructuring and streamlining its balance sheet during the recent financial crisis. He also played a leading part in strategic acquisitions and investments for the business. Aiden brings an ability to adapt quickly to changing environmental landscapes, while maintaining a strong corporate governance and control structure, and engaging and motivating the teams he is responsible for overseeing. Aiden has a degree in Accounting and Law from Kingston University in London, and is a Chartered Management Accountant.
Thomas S. Shreve
Mr. Shreve moved from California to Indonesia in 1991 to serve as country representative for New York-based law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, and over the succeeding 24 years has been a leading transaction execution specialist and business executive in Indonesia.
Mr Shreve has managed some of the more significant transactions recently undertaken by Indonesian companies, including the permanent acquisition financing and subsequent sale of Berau Coal Energy, and the acquisition of Inter Milan Football Club by a group of Indonesian businessmen. He served as an officer of Berau Coal Energy and as a non-executive director of Inter Milan Football Club.
As a lawyer in Jakarta affiliated with Milbank in the early 1990s, Mr. Shreve advised the issuers in the first New York Stock Exchange listing by a private sector Indonesian company, as well as the first U.S. public bond issue by a private sector Indonesian company. As an investment banker, he advised the Indonesian Government in the sale of distressed assets in the aftermath of the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997-98. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Recapital Investment Group from 2009-14 and of Acuatico Pte. Ltd., a water infrastructure company, in 2014-15.
A member of the California Bar, Mr. Shreve earned his J.D. degree at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago.