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Our Team

Our dedicated team brings a wealth of expertise, passion, and innovation to the table, driving us forward on our mission to revolutionise the world of technology and sustainability.

From experienced professionals to rising stars, our team embodies a shared commitment to making a positive impact. We thrive on collaboration, constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible to create groundbreaking solutions that drive the transition towards a more sustainable future.


Stewart Dodd

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

A proven leader with a stellar track record in investment banking, venture capital, start-ups, and renewable energy projects. Raised $5bn+ in capital, co-founded, listed, and sold 9 businesses. Formerly with Goldman Sachs, pioneered tech and health investment banking at Nomura.


Prof. Gopal Ramchurn

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Esteemed AI professor and visionary leading Empati's technology strategy. Director of UKRI's trustworthy autonomous hub, spearheading the £33m programme. Recently appointed CEO of AI UK, the UK's flagship AI initiative with a £50m budget.


Mark Eastwood

Co-Founder & CCO

A seasoned professional with 18+ years in the global renewable sector, specializing in leading and expanding international project sales teams. Known for implementing innovative and robust sales strategies, Mark has successfully delivered over 6 GWs across multiple markets.


Darren Orbart

Co-Founder & COO

With a wealth of over 20 years' international business experience across diverse sectors and roles, Darren is a highly accomplished leader. He has held senior positions within FTSE 100 companies and served as the Chief Risk Officer for Shell's global commodity trading operations.


Paul Thomas


With an impressive track record spanning 25 years, Paul has successfully overseen technology, systems, and infrastructure for various organizations such as LSE, Brainspark plc, Engyco, and North Star Solar. With over a decade of experience in the renewable industry, Paul brings invaluable expertise to the table.


Dr. Elliot Salisbury

Chief AI Officer

A highly accomplished data scientist, Elliot holds a PhD in Computer Science and Machine Learning. Specializing in green and eco-friendly applications, Elliot's expertise lies in leveraging satellite imagery, digital twins, and time-series analysis to deploy AI systems in practical settings. With a strong focus on sustainability, Elliot brings a unique perspective to the team.


Dr. Dong Huynh

Provenance Lead

A research fellow at Kings College London, is renowned for his work on provenance, including automated provenance capture and trust in human-machine partnerships. His expertise in this field is highly regarded, with multiple influential papers to his name.

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Oliver Nunn

Head of Carbon Modelling

Armed with a master's degree in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford, Oliver specialises in Machine Learning for Energy Systems. His expertise lies in real-time analysis and digital twins of systems. He has made significant contributions to the development of cutting-edge algorithms for optimising solar farms in the African region.

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José Martínez

Colombia Manager

As the Colombia Country Manager, Jose brings a wealth of experience to the renewable energy space. With a strong background in the industry, he has held notable positions at Ecopetrol and Citi Bank. Jose's expertise and leadership contribute to driving sustainable energy initiatives in Colombia, making a significant impact in the field.


Joe Bello

ETF Fund Development Lead 

Former Director at BlackRock, Joe brings extensive experience in serving Institutional and Wealth clients across the UK, EMEA, and the US. With an MBA from IESE Business School in Spain, Joe is a strong finance professional. He has now joined our team, bringing his exceptional expertise and track record to drive success in Empati.

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Asim Poptani

Full Stack Developer

An experienced full-stack developer with expertise in making applications a reality. Asim has several years of experience working in startups, from MVP to full production systems.  Some notable projects; creating a system to optimise arc furnace leading to a 5x performance; creating a zoom like universal translator.

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Onur Baskin

Full Stack Developer

Onur is a passionate Full Stack Developer with a commitment to integrating data-driven strategies. Notable projects; Onur has led a pioneering team to mine data from 2,000+ wine merchants, cementing the company as an industry leader; Led research exploring the generation of synthetic GPS data using machine vision techniques, creating a pathway to redefine autopilot systems.

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Radu Sorostinean

Front End Developer

Radu holds a BSc in Computer Science  and a master's in Advanced Computing Systems, with noteworthy contributions to AI-based assistance systems within the context of Industry 4.0. With a focus on Machine Learning and AI, Radu is pursuing a PhD and has significant contributions to projects for famous automotive companies and energy initiatives in South America.

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Alex Pop

Front End Developer

Alex holds an MEng in Computer Science with AI, as well as extensive experience crafting web-based applications. Alex's expertise lies in AI R&D focused on web-based digital twins. By seamlessly merging machine learning with the web, Alex enables users worldwide to harness AI's insights, with experience in industries ranging from logistics to healthcare and finance.


Join Our Team

We are always on the lookout for exceptional individuals to join our dynamic and expanding team. If you are a high-caliber professional seeking new opportunities, we invite you to explore our current job openings. Alternatively, you can reach out to us directly with your CV, as we value proactive individuals who can contribute to our mission.

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