Gerald Tan ( Founder & Managing Director)
Over 20 years in Offshore Energy & Renewable Energy Industry. He is technically qualified in both electrical power and mechanical engineering with an honours degree in Mechanical & Automotive engineering from the University of Leeds UK. He achieved top student and top project awards in his cohort with his pioneering works in aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics.
Gerald started his career as an Alternate Energy Engineer in ST Kinetics in 2000 with pioneering involvement in hydrogen fuel cells, ultra capacitors & EV/ Hybrid technology during his 2 year knowledge transfer attachment in Solectria Boston USA. He later spent his formative years with Siemens Power Generation serving regional roles in offshore power generation before an illustrative 10 year career in Global Marine Systems UK being involved in UK Round 1 Offshore Wind, London Array & pioneering Asia’s Offshore Windfarm Development. Gerald served various key management roles in China and Singapore as Asia BD Director of Global Marine Systems before founding G8 in 2015. He also heads G8 in technical development and registered global patents relating to offshore renewable systems and floating stability technologies.
Gerald Yap ( Head of Finance & Investment)
Gerald holds Double Degrees in Accounting & Business Administration (Finance) from the Singapore Management University. He has a proven experience in helping the company plan, implement and secure funding for technology R&D & commercialization, overseas expansion and process automation. As a TUV-SUD Singapore Certified Management Consultant (SCMC) and recognized under Enterprise Singapore's Consultant Quality Initiative, he has successfully secured grant financing for two of G8’s flagship tech development (Sub-station & MTB) within a year.
In addition to years of track record in consulting for SMEs and start-ups, he has former experience in developing new business in the fields of Maritime and FinTech, having handled accounts with MNCs and governmental buyers, locally and regionally across Chinese-speaking marketing (Hong Kong, China and Taiwan). In 2021, he had successfully secured G8’s funding to set up operations in S-Korea for 1.5GW offshore wind developments.
Senior Advisory Team
Jan-Peter Elffers (Development Director – Asia Offshore Wind)
Offshore Wind development veteran with 12 years experience in financing and development renewable energy assets in Europe. Jan Peter hold a degree in business economics from VU University Amsterdam. He managed the financial advisory mandates of Admiral De Ruyter Windpark Monarch, the two 700MW offshore wind projects that participated in Borssele offshore wind tenders in the Netherlands.
Jan Peter served as an Investment Director with Typhoon Offshore. As a senior finance executive. He was part of the core team responsible for structuring and negotiating the senior debt tranche. Including managing the technical interfaces and the finance documentations. Prior to Typhoon Offshore, Jan-Peter lead various offshore wind developments including Prinses Amalia (120MW). In 2020, Jan-Peter played a key role in the advisory fir CDPQ on a US$2.7billion of 605MW Greater Changhua 1 Offshore Windfarm in Taiwan from Orsted.
Michael Van Der Heijden (Commercial Director – Asia Offshore Wind)
Over 20 years combined experience in banking and offshore wind development. Michael is a director and c0-founder of AMSCAP. Michael had served as Director for Merkur Offshore and was responsible for structuring and financing this EUR 1.8billion project. He also put together the equity consortium and negotiated the equity structure for Admiraal de Ruyter Windpark and Windpark Monarch, the two 700MW offshore wind projects that participated in the Borssele offshore wins tenders in the Netherlands.
Prior to AMSCAP, Michael was the Managing Director of Typhoon Offshore and was successful for the structuring of Gemini Windpark with EUR 2.8billion financing package. During his illustrative career in banking, Michael served key roles with Citi, Barclays Capital and Bank of America. Michael holds a degree in Monetary Economics from University of Groningen. In 2020, Michael played a key role in the advisory for CDPQ on a US$2.7billion of 605MW Greater Changhua 1 Offshore Windfarm in Taiwan from Orsted.