João Metelo


Principle Power


Mr. Metelo has over 20 years of experience in the energy sector, having held several executive and leading roles with special focus in management, strategy and finance. Mr. Metelo has been with Principle Power for close to 6 years, where he has led the implementation of its vision of serving the world’s population by harvesting the full potential of the ocean’s renewable energy. Prior to joining Principle Power, he was an Executive Vice President and previously Chief Financial Officer of EDP Renewables North America, having managed and raised several billions of dollars in financings and grants. While working for EDP, Mr. Metelo managed several large M&A transactions such as the acquisition of Horizon Wind Energy from Goldman Sachs as well as multiple other transactions in renewables and conventional power plants and electric distribution in multiple countries. Earlier in his career he worked in finance with a focus on debt financing and management, namely loans, bonds, commercial paper and credit facilities programs. Mr. Metelo holds a Degree in Economics from Nova University, Lisbon and has completed an Advanced Management Program at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

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