01.12.2020 / Press releases
Carlos Mateos Duran has been appointed as juwi’s EMEA Financial Director, effective 1 December 2020. Carlos joined juwi South Africa on the 1st of April 2019 as the Chief Financial Officer for ZA.
Effective 1st January 2020, Carlos assumed responsibility for the EMEA Cost Controlling function, becoming the main contact person for most finance-related matters for the Business Unit. Given the current market and growth expectation within the EMEA Reqion the need to fill the vacant EMEA Finance Director role has become more acute. It was therefore a natural progression for Carlos to occupy that role, also due to his proven capability as a valuable team player within juwi.
Carlos is a finance professional with a solid accounting and audit background, reporting and financial experience in an international environment, as well as having extensive experience in project finance, cash flow management, budgeting and forecasting. His renewable energy experience was gained at Abengoa Solar in Spain and in South Africa, where he was instrumental in setting up the office and finance function in his role of Chief Financial Officer, while managing a portfolio of Concentrated Solar Power projects in excess of 1 Billion USD. He holds a Business Administration Degree specialized in Accounting and Auditing.
“I am very thankful to juwi for trusting my capabilities to assume responsibility for this position and I am looking forward to continue contributing to the juwi Group as EMEA Finance Director. It is an exciting time with lots happening in South Africa, Greece and Italy. I understand that this role will come with major challenges and added responsibility, but we have a very capable finance team across the Business Unit which will make my task much easier”, says Carlos Mateos.
“In the relatively short time that Carlos has been, firstly, a key part of the ZA management team and more recently with an expanded EMEA scope with respect to cost controlling in the region, he has added tremendous value not only on the financial management and reporting side but also due to his keen interest in and contribution to the commercial aspects of our business. I look forward to the ongoing engagement with Carlos in the EMEA region, and wish him the best success in this role as EMEA Financial Director”, says Greg Austin. As the EMEA FD, Carlos will form part of the EMEA Management team and the International Management team.