Meet the team

ATEC* combines global expertise with local knowledge to distribute its life-changing products to households across the world.

Our Management Team

Ben Jeffreys

CEO

As ATEC’s CEO and strategic leader Ben has an unwavering commitment to unlocking the potential in others.
Ben brings over 14 years experience in managing teams across social enterprise, international development and corporate sectors. Before his role at ATEC* Ben worked as National Development Manager at SSE, Product Development Manager at Oxfam, and Retail Sales Executive at Westfield.

Phillip Barrow

CFO

Finance leader with over 30 years of experience holding leadership positions across corporate finance functions. Previous roles include Audit at EY, CFO of Retail at Lend Lease, Finance Manager at Leighton Contractors, Financial Controller at The GPT Group, and Corporate Controller at BGIS. Phillip has a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Chung Pin Teo

COO

Chung is a EMBA and double MSc qualified COO who passionately applies his experiences in operations, sales and marketing, branding and business development to ATEC with 15+ years of international cross-functional experiences across diverse industries.

Simon Smallchua

HEAD OF MARKETING

Simon brings 20 years of marketing experience to ATEC’s team. Passionate about business for good, Simon is committed to building lean digital-led marketing capability to change behaviours in developing markets.

Rebecca Penglase

PEOPLE & PERFORMANCE

During her time in the corporate and social enterprise sectors Rebecca has developed an exceptional skillset for project and people management, consulting & HR. Previous roles include Strategic HR Advisor & Mentor as well as Program and Portfolio Manager at Accenture.

Wilm Rompf

LEAD PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

Wilm is driving the innovation and constant improvement of our products and processes at ATEC*. With a background in industrial engineering, Wilm has over 9 years of international experience in technical process engineering across manufacturing and public service industries. His expertise in managing technical teams and developing data driven environments will ensure ATEC* products are world leading.

Shuvasish Bhowmick

COUNTRY DIRECTOR BANGLADESH

Shuvo brings over 13 years experience from the gas sector in Bangladesh, previously as Head of Business Development at Unigas Ltd. Shuvo has a bachelor degree in Science and Engineering, an MBA in Marketing and an Advanced Certified Business Administration from IBA.

Nikolai Schwarz

COUNTRY DIRECTOR CAMBODIA

Nikolai brings over 15 years of business development and management experience to ATEC*’s team.
In his previous position in Cambodia as Head of Social Business with Friends-International, Nikolai specialized in building passionate, independent Cambodian teams. He has worked in various roles as a management consultant and advisor, and holds a Masters Degree in Management from ESCP Paris.

International Teams

Cambodia

The ATEC team based in Phnom Penh Cambodia are passionate, hard-working and committed to unlocking the potential of smart farming communities. The team covers a broad range of skill sets from marketing, tele-sales and field sales, engineers, finance.

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Bangladesh

Each member of ATEC Bangladesh team works every day to make a purposeful brand that can touch the lives of Bangladeshi people through providing affordable, sustainable and accessible clean cooking solutions.

They are committed, energized and empowered team members with diverse backgrounds and growth mindset, who work passionately to bring breakthrough ideas to the table to make ATEC a global market leader in the clean cooking sector.

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Governance

Quentin Vaquette

Founding Partner, Wavemaker Impact

Matteo Chiampo

Technical Director, Second Muse

Mike McCreadie

Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Loic de Fontaubert

Investment Director, Engie Rassembleurs d'Energies

Henri de Reboul

Head of Product, PhiTrust Asia

Alyse Mobrici

Office of General Counsel, Department of Justice Victoria

Eleanor Loudon

CEO, Engineers Without Borders Australia

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