Executive team members include:

André Nel is the founder and technical director of Eco-V with a Masters Degree in Electronics & Software engineering and is the inventor of GreenTower technology. He has been a Professional Engineer for 25 years. As an ex rocket scientist he believes “The Sky is NOT the Limit

Dr. Gerrit Genis  is co-founder and commercial director of Eco-V. He has a Ph.D in thermodynamics with 39 years professional experience and a keen interest in renewables and the environment.


Management team members include:

Hennie Nel is a co-founder of Eco-V and is responsible for developing the GreenTower IoT software platform. He has 10 years ICT experience and is passionate about the Green Economy

Stephen Rich is responsible for Eco-V business development and scaling up. He has extensive expertise in global business management with 36 years experience as Electrical Engineer.

Wiekus du Plessis has been appointed as production manager at the Eco-V GreenTower factory.


Our advisors include:

Dr Norman Apsley OBE FREng, the Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Science Park in Belfast. He is the Royal Academy Africa Prize mentor for Eco-V and assisting with business advise and partnerships;

Dr Heinrich Badenhorst, leading a research team at the University of Pretoria that is collaborating with Eco-V on an advanced simulation model and performance evaluation of GreenTower hybrid solar technology.


Our team is supported by:

Michelangelo Technology as key technology supplier imports most of the GreenTower™ components and has facilitated opportunities with customers for commercial pilots.