Jean-Noel Poirier is currently Executive Managing Director of the Clean Energy Venture Group (CEVG), a leading investment group that provides seed capital and management expertise to early-stage clean energy companies. The group is composed of 35 partners and has invested in over 50 portfolio companies. CEVG partners are all seasoned entrepreneurs and operating executives with strong capabilities in the energy and environmental sectors. Jean-Noel is also a venture partner at Clean Energy Ventures (CEV), a $110M venture capital fund that operates alongside CEVG.
Prior to joining CEVG, Jean-Noel built extensive business leadership experience in the US, Europe and Asia. He was co-founder and CEO of Inventec Performance Chemicals USA, now integrated in the Dehon Group. He was an officer of Global Solar Energy, a leading flexible solar technology company where he led a pivot and global scale up before the company was acquired by Hanergy.
Prior to this, Jean-Noel was a vice president at First Solar, and at Honeywell International where he spent 7 years in global leadership roles including Vice President of Global Marketing of the Security Group, a business unit with $3B in revenues and 10,000 employees, and director in the corporate strategy group, working across a $50B business portfolio.
Jean-Noel has been actively involved in the Climate Tech ecosystem for many years, as an Entrepreneur In Residence for the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA), a judge and mentor at the Cleantech Open, and a member of the Sustainability & Innovation Committee of the Franco-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC). He is also a member of the screening committee of E8 Angels, a leading Climate Tech investor group on the west coast with over 110 portfolio companies.
Jean-Noel holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, a Bachelor in Applied economics and a Bachelor in Management Sciences from Dauphine University in Paris.
Jean-Noel is attending / has attended:
The 2018 New York Venture Summit
The 2019 New York Venture Summit
Venture Summit | West 2020
Venture Summit Virtual Connect 3
Venture Summit Virtual Connect | Global 21