London, 28 February 2018 – OVO Group, the parent company of the UK’s largest independent energy supplier OVO Energy, today announced two senior appointments to strengthen its energy technology products division. Dr Kotub Uddin joins as Head of Energy Storage Research while Yoann Martin has been appointed as Head of Engineering.
Prior to joining OVO, Dr Uddin was a Senior Research Fellow at Warwick University. His research specialised in the application of energy storage technologies for low carbon transport and power-grid decarbonisation. Dr Uddin joins OVO to lead the electrochemical energy storage strategy and guide the development of smart control of energy storage devices.
Yoann Martin joins as Head of Engineering for VNet. Previously he led technology teams at Not On The High Street, NET-A-PORTER and Lastminute.com, and successfully helped pureplay digital organisations scale and mature their technology and engineering teams through periods of high growth.
Both appointments come at an important moment in OVO’s journey as it continues to accelerate its evolution from a top-rated, pure play energy retailer into an integrated energy services provider.
Commenting on the appointments Stephen Fitzpatrick, CEO and Founder, OVO said: “Dr Kotub Uddin and Yoann Martin bring a wealth of valuable new expertise in a significant year for OVO. We disrupted the UK’s retail market and now we’re excited to be reshaping the future of energy using technology. Kotub and Yoann will both play a vital role in helping us realise this goal.”
Dr Kotub Uddin commented: “I’m excited to join OVO and help guide the development of energy products of the future. I’ve always focused on bridging the industry-academia gap and look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with partners to deliver industry leading solutions.”
Yoann Martin commented: “OVO is one of the most innovative companies in the UK’s energy sector, developing technology ready for both today’s customer and their future needs. It’s an exciting time to be joining the journey.”
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OVO is the UK’s leading independent energy technology company and supplier. Across the group, OVO serves nearly one million customers with intelligent energy services. Founded in 2009 by Stephen Fitzpatrick, OVO redesigned the energy experience to be fairer, greener and simpler for all. Today OVO is no longer simply a energy retail business: it is group of innovative, dynamic companies, all striving to harness technological advances with great consumer propositions to create more abundant clean energy for everyone.