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AECO Energy is a markets and technology solutions company transforming enterprise energy procurement, delivering customer-centric market platforms and professionally-managed energy portfolios. We help businesses seize energy market opportunities, mitigate risks and take control of the way they manage their energy costs and usage.

We are Asia’s dedicated retailer of Renewable Energy Certificates (REC), offering commercial and industrial customers long-term fixed price REC contracts to meet sustainability goals.

Headquartered in Singapore, AECO Energy brings in over a decade of open markets experience equipped with technical market buying expertise. 

Our Leadership

CEO, Chairman & Founder

Alan Jones

Alan has over 20 years experience in Senior Management and over 10 years in Electricity Markets. His consulting, information technology, software and hardware, management and sales and marketing experience were gained across multinational companies, including Australian, Korean and American. He is the founder and CEO of the AECO Pacific Group which provides innovative electricity market solutions for business under the Power Choice and AECO Energy brands. He is responsible for, and aspires to, every day serve customers better through the provision of great quality services with relevant products and technology solutions from across the AECO Group.

He holds bachelor degrees in Mathematics, and Computer Science, an honours degree in Computer Science, also Masters degrees in Information Systems and Business Administration, and holds a diploma of Financial Services. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and holds their qualification of Qualified Listed Entity Director. He is a patent author, involving inventions in dynamic classification of internet media content across networks. He enjoys learning and speaking Mandarin and riding a road bicycle up classic mountain climbs — but not at the same time.

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General Manager

Louise Schirmer

Louise has an impressive career as a senior strategist and digital leader in her 20 years working in marketing. She has forged a unique combination of integrated marketing skills having held senior marketing and digital leadership roles in industries stretching from FMCG to financial services.

Leading the way in digital for companies including CUB, Heinz and Coca-Cola, she has developed and implemented acclaimed integrated marketing strategies. Prior to taking the leap to digital, Louise held Senior Brand Marketing positions with companies like Citibank and Mars.

Louise is an excellent facilitator and a motivational leader. She has a unique ability to simplify complex issues and distill them into strategic solutions.

She holds a Bachelor of International Business and Modern Asian Studies degree from Griffith University and a proud member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Operations Director

Maricris Salazar

Maricris is a Certified Practicing Accountant with 14 years commercial experience in finance and operations. She has been with AECO Group since 2013. Fondly called “MC,” she has extensive and expansive experience in business operations making her the go-to guru for knowledge and operational processes. As the Operations Director for AECO Pacific Group, she oversees the day-to-day activities of the business, ensuring all are managed and performing efficiently and effectively while delivering the highest quality of service and commitment to our customers.

Maricris has an insatiable passion for food and fitness. In her spare time, she loves travelling, trying out cafes and restaurants and lifting weights.

Corporate Services Director

Charyl Chan

Charyl is a finance professional by training with more than 20years of risk management and control experience, including regulatory compliance and end-to-end credit related work. Her background in credit involved engagement with clients for financing solutions. Notable deals are of greater than US$400m in financing, with the largest assets transfer of more than US$1.1bn. She has led teams across Asia and has extensive experience in regulatory work, including transformation of financial institutions’ license requirements.​

Charyl was part of the Asian Financial Leaders Program, and notable institutions of learning included Stanford University, Tsinghua University, IMD Lausanne and Singapore Management University.

Global Sales Director

Joseph Tan

Before joining AECO Energy, Joseph building his skills with more than 20 years of deep international experience spanning strategy, product management, distributors/partners management, business development and sales across the Asia Pacific regions.

Team-oriented leader and process driven with extensive experience in managing market segments, devising strategic plans, launching sales initiatives, sales negotiations, and partnership agreements

He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management

“I don’t work, I build incredible teams and, on a mission, to building a household name for AECO Energy that benefits millions of businesses save millions!”

What I am doing these days; spending time with family and getting back in shape after years of working totally neglecting my body!

Technology Manager

Vasudha Bhushan

A licensed Engineer, certified Project Manager and Certified Scrum Master, Vasudha brings in her 18 years of experience in the Information Technology industry to lead highly innovative projects for Power Choice and AECO Energy.

She manages a strong team of IT experts in delivering superior business value spanning Program and Project Management, Domain consultancy, Application development and maintenance and Quality management.

Vasudha is an amateur keyboard player and enjoys listening to music.

Chief Technology Engineer

Wane Smith

Wane leverages his over 2 decades of extensive experience in the areas of IT strategy, programming, systems integration and optimisation and application development to build industry-leading, stable and secure in-house systems and applications enabling a seamless experience for AECO Energy and Power Choice’s customers, partners and employees.

He has a strong commitment in applying technology and innovation to improve business processes and outcomes.

Wane has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from East Tennessee State University. In his free time, Wane enjoys gardening and fishkeeping.