Chris Antonopoulos is heading Lekela Power since March 2015. Before joining Lekela Power, he was the Group Vice President responsible for the global sales and business development at Bombardier Transportation since 2006, a group with an annual order intake of approx. 10 BUSD.
Before joining Bombardier, Chris has been active in various senior investment as well as sales/business development roles and in different geographical regions in the energy and infrastructure industry since 1987. He has held senior management positions at ABB, a leading, global electrical engineering Group. These included President of the investment arm of ABB, Regional VP for Asia Pacific and Regional VP of Europe, Middle East and Africa. The company developed, invested in, built and operated over 30 power & infrastructure projects totaling 13 BUSD.
Overall, Chris has been involved in the development of power & infrastructure projects in Africa exceeding a total value of 4 BUSD.
Chris holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering & Master of Industrial Management from the ETH in Zurich. He has also completed an executive MBA programme in Zurich, Switzerland