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We at Hinicio form an unique multidisciplinary team consisting of engineers, economists and energy and transport policy experts of 8 different nationalities. We share a set of fundamental professional values: ownership, expertise, a focus on results, the spirit of cooperation, high integrity and a sense of fun. We are driven by our ambition to deliver high quality services in the field of sustainable energy contributing to bringing about a sustainable energy economy.

Patrick Maio
CEO

Patrick Maio

Patrick Maio, founder and CEO of Hinicio, is an electrical engineer with a MBA specialized in…

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Jean-Marc Tixhon
Honorary chairman

Jean-Marc Tixhon

Jean-Marc is an engineer trained at l’Université de Liège. He has more than 30 years of…

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Wouter Vanhoudt
Director Europe & Asia

Wouter Vanhoudt

Wouter Vanhoudt is a commercial engineer with a Master in financial management from Vlerick Management School.…

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Jean-Christophe Lanoix
Director of Projects

Jean-Christophe Lanoix

Jean-Christophe is an electrical engineer from SUPELEC, a leading French engineering school, and holds a master…

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Frédéric Barth
Senior Advisor

Frédéric Barth

Frédéric holds an engineering Master’s from Mines ParisTech. Frédéric has 24 years of experience working for…

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Ana Milena Angel
Manager LATAM

Ana Milena Angel

Ana holds a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Energy and Environment from École…

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Louis-Philippe Lammertyn
Manager China / BeNeLux

Louis-Philippe Lammertyn

Louis-Philippe joined Hinicio in 2016. He cumulates five years of international strategy consulting experience at Roland…

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Thomas Winkel
Manager the Netherlands

Thomas Winkel

Thomas Winkel holds two MSc. degrees, one in Science and Technology Studies from University of Amsterdam…

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Hans Kulenkampff
Manager Chile

Hans Kulenkampff

Hans Kulenkampff is a Chemical Engineer from the Universidad de Concepción, Chile. Before joining Hinicio, Hans…

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Leen Nevens
Office Manager

Leen Nevens

Leen has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management specialized in Marketing from the Thomas More Hogeschool,…

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Luis Miguel Diazgranados
Senior Consultant

Luis Miguel Diazgranados

Luis Miguel cumulates nine years of experience in sustainable mobility, hydrogen and fuel cells, renewable energy,…

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Julian Gonzalez
Senior Consultant

Julian Gonzalez

Julian is a mechanical and environmental engineer, holding a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) with Honours in Sustainable…

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Juan Pablo Zuñiga
Senior Consultant

Juan Pablo Zuñiga

Juan Pablo Zuñiga is a Chemical Engineer from the University of Concepcion with a Master’s degree…

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German Villarroel
Senior Consultant

German Villarroel

Germán Villarroel is a Mechanical Engineer from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with extensive experience in…

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Carlos Andres Lopez
Global Communications Manager

Carlos Andres Lopez

Carlos is a Colombian Architect focused on sustainable development and a professional in Communications. He also…

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Nathalia Ortiz
Consultant

Nathalia Ortiz

Nathalia holds a double Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from Universidad de…

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Thibaut De Lacroix
Consultant

Thibaut De Lacroix

Thibaut is an electrochemical engineer from the Grenoble Institute of Technologies and holds a Master of…

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Jill Galland
Consultant

Jill Galland

Jill has an hybrid background at the crossroads of political sciences (Moscow State Institute of International…

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Thierry Ha
Consultant

Thierry Ha

Thierry joined Hinicio in 2016. He cumulates more than five years of experiences as a renewable…

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Juan Antonio Gutierrez
Consultant

Juan Antonio Gutierrez

Juan Antonio is a Mexican chemical engineer from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México. He is…

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Paolo Lioi
Consultant

Paolo Lioi

Paolo Lioi is an Electrical Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with experience in…

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Daniel Lopez
Administration Manager

Daniel Lopez

Daniel, a Colombian-Spanish lawyer and a marketing professional, joined Hinicio in the beginning of  2017. He…

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