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Learn About Working In Alternative Energy And About The Libra Group's PAID Internship Opportunities

Contributed by John Fracchia on 04/18/19 

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Join Career Services for an earth week lunch & learn opportunity when we are joined by representatives of the Libra Group who will discuss their alternative energy company Greenwood Energy and their PAID internship opportunities.  You'll get to meet Siobhan Owens a member of Libra's social responsibility team and Mazen Turk, Director of Asset Management and Business Development for Greenwood.  This is a great chance to get an inside look at the alternative industry field from a sustainability and business perspective and possibly plug into a great internship opportunity.  Pizza will be provided!

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About Mazen Turk

Mazen Turk is the Director of Asset Management and Business Development. He is responsible for overall performance of the assets and for growing Greenwood Energy’s renewable project portfolio within the United States.  As a Professional Civil Engineer, Mazen has over 19 years of experience in the Renewable Energy, Infrastructure, and Oil & Gas sectors.

Prior to joining the Greenwood Energy team, Mazen held several senior positions within sister companies including Head of Business Development at Euroenergy where he was in charge of growing the renewable energy Portfolio in Europe, and Chief Operating Officer at Aamina were Mazen was in charge of investment strategies in the MENA region.

Mazen also held several senior positions at Future Group, a family office based in Dubai with a global outreach.  Previous positions include General Manager of the first US manufacturing facility, Vice President of Investor Relations and Vice President of Business Development.

Early in his career, Mazen spent eight years as a consultant engineer involved in the planning, design and execution of major Civil Engineering projects in the United States and abroad, for both the public and private sectors.

Mazen holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

About Greenwood Energy

Greenwood Energy has a strong track record through investing in alternative energy technologies and developing clean energy assets. Formed in 2010 in connection with the acquisition of Greenwood Fuels (a recycled fuel pellet manufacturer in Green Bay, Wisconsin), Greenwood Energy is the US-focused clean energy investment vehicle of the Libra Group. After achieving substantial growth, we separated the business into three distinct entities: Convergen Energy (centered on cleaner alternatives to traditional fossil fuel generation), Greenwood Energy Latam (focused on solar PV projects in Central America), and Greenwood Energy which continues to concentrate on solar PV projects in the US. Greenwood Energy typically partners with local solar developers and has solar projects in Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Vermont, and Hawaii.

We are part of the Libra Group, a privately owned international business group which controls over 30 subsidiaries operating across six continents. Libra also has substantial renewable energy interests in Europe through its subsidiary EuroEnergy, which is a prime operator in the European renewable market for clean energy from wind, solar, and biomass sources. Greenwood has a strategic relationship with EuroEnergy which undertook the Libra Group’s first solar investment in 2005. Libra’s core sectors are aviation, hospitality, real estate, shipping, diversified investments, and energy.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact John Fracchia at jfracchia@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3365. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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