Director Of Business Development, Energy Storage & Integration
Risto Paldanius brings 20 years of experience from different fields of the power generation industry. He has wide experience from different thermal power generation technologies when working at Pöyry as a consultant and as project manager for different power plant projects. While leading General Electric’s Energy Services sales in North Europe, he has gained Gas turbine power plant life cycle optimization and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) sales experience. He also gained an in-depth knowledge of deregulated electricity markets while working at Fortum (a Finnish utility company) as a Key Account Manager for the largest industrial Finnish electricity consumers.
In the last nine years he has held several positions at Wärtsilä Energy Solutions. First as Head of Advisory Services, conducting power system studies and feasibility models for different electricity markets and also project-specific feasibility studies. He has also led the Europe & Africa Area, responsible for the area’s business development, sales, sales support and project delivery functions, with a half a billion P&L responsibility. More recently, he played a key role in developing the co-operative relationship and agreement with Greensmith, culminating as the lead of the due diligence team and eventually leading to the acquisition.
Risto Paldanius has a Master of Science degree in power plant engineering from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.