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Together Everyone Achieves More “

We at Hinicio form a unique multidisciplinary team consisting of engineers, economists, and energy and transport policy experts of 12 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's in financial management from Vlerick Management School.…

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Jean-Christophe Lanoix
Associate Director France

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 Angel
Manager LATAM

Ana 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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Matthieu Boisson
Manager France

Matthieu Boisson

Matthieu is a computer science engineer specialized in energy markets and energy attribute tracking systems with 8+ years of…

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Juriaan van Tilburg
Manager the Netherlands

Juriaan van Tilburg

Juriaan is an experienced Project manager and brings several years of consulting experience on energy transition…

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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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Pilar Henriquez
Senior Consultant

Pilar Henriquez

Pilar is a Mechanical Engineer from the University of Chile and a Master's in Innovation from…

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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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Nuria Hartmann
Senior Consultant

Nuria Hartmann

Nuria studied Macroeconomics with the specialization of Energy Economics and Regional Studies of Latin America at…

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Luis Parra
Senior Consultant

Luis Parra

Luis Carlos holds a double Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Electronic and Electrical Engineering with a…

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Aloïs Salmon
Senior Consultant

Aloïs Salmon

Aloïs Salmon is an engineer from Ecole Polytechnique, a top-ranked engineering school in France, and with…

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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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Maria del Pilar Granados
Consultant

Maria del Pilar Granados

María is a Civil Engineer from the Universidad de Los Andes, holds a Master's Degree in…

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Jennifer Zhang
Consultant

Jennifer Zhang

Jennifer has over 25 years of operations and project experience across different functions including Marketing, Sales,…

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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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Jorge Luis Hinojosa
Consultant

Jorge Luis Hinojosa

Jorge Luis Hinojosa is an energy and sustainability professional and consultant specialized in energy innovation and…

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Kaja Tegtmeier
Analyst

Kaja Tegtmeier

Kaja Tegtmeier holds a master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Technology from the Delft University of Technology…

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Juan Esteban Duque
Consultant

Juan Esteban Duque

Juan Esteban is a chemical engineer holding a master's degree with honors in Energy Systems from…

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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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Damien Van Oost
Consultant

Damien Van Oost

Damien Van Oost is an Engineer from Ecole des Mines of Saint-Etienne with an Advanced Master…

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Augustin Allavoine
Consultant

Augustin Allavoine

Augustin Allavoine is an electrical Engineer from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) with a specialization…

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Juan David Fonseca
Consultant

Juan David Fonseca

Juan David is Chemical Engineer with an M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Colombia,…

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Vic Peeters
Consultant

Vic Peeters

Vic holds a master’s degrees in Commercial Engineering from Catholic University of Leuven. During his studies,…

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Julie Van Oostveldt
HR & Administration Support

Julie Van Oostveldt

Julie holds a master’s degree in Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology from KU Leuven in Belgium.…

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Rocío Marín Briceño
Analyst

Rocío Marín Briceño

Rocío is an Electrical Engineer, graduated with honours, specialized in power systems from the University of…

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Martin Melgarejo
Analyst

Martin Melgarejo

Martin Melgarejo is an Engineer from the ESIEE PARIS. He also spent a year, between 2017…

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Saul Villamizar
Analyst

Saul Villamizar

Saul Villamizar is a Colombian Mechanical Engineer with a double degree from the Universidad Industrial de…

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Juan Sebastian Marquez
Analyst

Juan Sebastian Marquez

Juan Sebastian is an environmental engineer who graduated with honors from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia).…

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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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Pilar Estevez
Office Manager

Pilar Estevez

Pilar holds a Services Manager degree from Los Andes University, with a Minor in Latin American…

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