Thierry Lepercq, 49, is the Chairman of Solairedirect. The company is one of the 10 largest solar power producers globally, and is based in France in six countries across Asia, Africa and the Americas, and a pioneer of the vertically-integrated solar IPP model, with over 120 MW installed and 500 million euros raised. It shows the way in its industry signing in 2011 the first large scale market-priced PPAs.
Prior to co-founding the company in 2006 he had a 20-year carrier in technology finance in US and French institutions. In 1999 he started NetsCapital, a boutique investment bank focused on information technology. In 2004 Thierry Lepercq set up Réseau Innovation Energie, a think tank with such participants as Caisse des Dépôts, Suez, EDF and Gaz de France.