ABOUT SHIRE OAK INTERNATIONAL

We are a leading
renewable energy investor
in the UK, Europe and Vietnam

Leading UK renewable energy developer – The CEO, Mark Shorrock, founded:

  • Wind Energy Ltd (2002): A leading independent developer of wind farms in Scotland. It was acquired by AES in 2006 with a portfolio of 967MW in development.
  • Low Carbon Investors: The sponsor and fund manager of very early stage incubators including the Low Carbon Accelerator – the first Spanish solar fund, the Low Carbon Spanish Solar fund, and the Low Carbon Downing solar VCT for rooftop solar (2006 – 2010).
  • Low Carbon became Low Carbon Group in (2010), which is now the renewable partner of Vitol Energy and enabled the deployment of more than £500 million in capital into renewable infrastructure with more than 700MW already developed.
  • Shire Oak Energy (2012): Developed of the largest solar farm in the UK to date: West Raynham (49.9MW).
  • Tidal Lagoon Power (2012): first-of-a-kind tidal lagoon to be situated in Swansea Bay, Wales, and identified a fleet of lagoons across the British Isles.
  • Shire Oak International (2018): A leading international developer and financier, accelerating the global transition to renewable energy solutions. Focuses on Asia, especially in Vietnam with 2.1GW+ of solar energy capacity.

Consented renewable projects portfolio: Total value USD $2.49 bn

-> Our core mission is to be a global pathfinder in devising, implementing and spreading renewable energy solutions to drive transformational change in the rate of adoption of renewable energy in the developing world.

LARGE SCALE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS

Wind - 967 MW

Tidal - 320 MW

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Solar - 365 MW

GLOBAL PRESENCE

With a rapidly expanding economy, Vietnam has a requirement for over 6,000MW of new power every year while the government has pledged to reduce annual GHG carbon emissions at least 8% by 2030.

Here, Shire Oak International is developing a broad portfolio of solar energy projects across the country. By working with corporates and educational establishments across the region, we are currently deploying circa US $650 million of equity funding to build out 650MW of Vietnamese rooftop solar installations.

Start of operations: Summer 2019
Business focus: Developing a portfolio of solar energy projects across Vietnam to meet the fast-growing demand of its emerging economy
Current team size: 60+
Broad international expertise
Number of nationalities: 11
Current transaction pipeline: 720 projects and growing
Main industries: Furniture, Garments & Shoes, Steel, Logistics, Agriculture, Food Processing, Plastic & Rubber

Our Vision

Sustainable growth is at the heart of Shire Oak International’s offering. Our business approach is characterised by the following aims:

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Acknowledge the need for a new business approach & way of thinking

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Reconcile legitimate business interests with sustainable development

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Accelerate the global transition to renewable energy

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Help companies achieve their sustainability targets

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Support the preservation of our natural world

Our Founder

Mark Shorrock outlines our vision in the video below:

Mark Shorrock, Founder & CEO

Meet The Senior Team

Entrepreneurial spirit and agile management are at the core of our business approach. The Shire Oak International senior team combines long-standing experience with international expertise.

Mark Shorrock
Mark Shorrock
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mark has consented over £1.9 billion of renewable energy projects. He was a pioneer in the UK wind and solar sectors through his businesses Wind Energy Ltd and Low Carbon Developers Ltd. Mark’s fund management business set up one of the first UK solar roof funds, the Low Carbon Downing solar VCT and he is founder and leader of the ground breaking 320MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project

Simon Nias
Simon Nias
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT SOUTH EAST ASIA

Simon has held several leadership positions across the world in his work for Singaporean Homeland Security, the UK’s Ministry of Defence, the United Nations and the British Army, including Deputy and Chief of Staff of Singapore’s Armed Response Forces for Homeland Security in Singapore and Chief of Staff of British Forces in Afghanistan. Simon leads client engagement in Vietnam.

Mike Edge
Mike Edge
HEAD OF FINANCE

Mike is a renewable energy expert with over 12 years of experience in financial structuring, project optimisation, commercial negotiation and fundraising in the low carbon sector. He has worked across markets, technologies and the full development cycle. In Vietnam, Mike heads up the Transaction Team which has responsibility for setting commercial and legal terms, structuring deals and funding all of Shire Oak’s rooftop solar projects. As Head of Finance across the Shire Oak group, he is also responsible for structuring and optimising deals brought forward by the development teams in other locations. Mike studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge.

Borries Plass
Borries Plass
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Borries Plass is a senior business executive with 20 years of experience within the service industry, of which 12 years in Vietnam. His background involves industry sectors work with financial services, manufacturing, retail and utilities. Borries holds a bachelor’s degree from Northumbria University at Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and an executive master’s degree in business administration from the HULT International Business School at Shanghai, China.

Son Bui
Son Bui
MARKETING & PR DIRECTOR

Son holds an International Master of Management degree from Audencia Management School in France & an MBA degree from CFVG Vietnam. Son has more than 10-year-experience working in the strategic sales and marketing positions focused in B2B & B2C sectors in retail & FMCG industry. He has strong analytical skills & good creativity which help him manage & inspire multiple teams to achieve great results. His valuable expertise also reflects in outstanding communication and interpersonal skills which facilitate him to carry out plenty of business coach and life coach sessions.

Virginie De Jongh
Virginie De Jongh
HEAD OF CUSTOMER SUCCESS

Virginie brings over 10 years of project development and management across several industries. From start-ups, multinationals to non-profits, her experience has led her to set-up factories with Volvo CE in China, implement new processes for SkyTeam at Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam), and manage the Benelux Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. Virginie studied Business Management at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium and now leads the Customer Success Team in Vietnam.

Vu Nguyen
Vu Nguyen
HEAD OF SALES

Vu had spent almost 10 years in banking and marketing in the United States as well as Vietnam. Realizing the potential of renewable energy and his inner passion for social responsibility, Vu built a start-up company that commercializes a patented Vietnamese technology that does not only treats the unsorted waste but also converts it into energy. In addition, he has provided consultations for the development of several utilities scales projects (wind, solar, LNG…) with a total of 5+ GW capacity. Vu holds an MBA from Angelo State University, Texas, and passed both Chartered Financial Analyst level I and II at his first attempts.

Minh Le
Minh Le
HEAD OF SALES - ROOFTOP DEPARTMENT

Minh has 27 years working in Diesel Power Generation with Cummins & Caterpillar as the Head of Sales. Minh has long experience and deep understanding with Vietnam powergen market. At Shire Oak Minh is leading the sales team focusing in F&B, Electronics, public sectors, IPs & EVN.

Long Tran
Long Tran
SALES DIRECTOR

Long hold both Master of Science Degree and MBA Degree from well-known universities and had been working more than 22 years in professional environments of Caterpillar Corp, Schaeffler AG and George Fischer AG. Long has an incredible knowledge and experiences in business management, sales and product support related to power generation, mining, marine, heavy industries and building technology.

Chris Honour
Chris Honour
SALES DIRECTOR - LOGISTICS AND COLD CHAIN SECTORS

Chris is our Logistics and Cold Chain guru, he is a strategist who possesses the capacity to formulate unique business solutions for the large key to mission initiatives. Chris has a wealth of senior supply chain management experience across Europe and APAC, in both commercial and operations roles, with multinational and regional companies such as DHL, ITL, and BDP International.

Quynh Nguyen
Quynh Nguyen
INVESTOR RELATIONS

Quynh is an accomplished investment and investor relations professional with over 13 years of IR leadership at Vingroup, Vietnam’s largest listed conglomerate, and  Novaland, HCMC’s largest listed real estate corporation among others. She has deeply involved in a number of  Vietnam’s landmark capital markets transactions with a total value of up to US$1.0bn. Quynh studied MSc International Business at the University of Birmingham. She leads the IR activities at Shire Oak to engage funders,  oversee the fundraising process, and manage investor communications.