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Anaergia adds two executives to accelerate growth in Europe

May 17, 2022
By Anaergia

Ontario-based Anaergia Inc. announces the promotion of two members of its leadership team to fill newly created executive roles that will position the company to benefit from growth opportunities in Europe. Alessandro Massone was appointed as commercial managing director, Europe, and Kunal Shah was appointed as chief growth officer of the company.

“The addition of Alessandro and Kunal to our senior leadership team will better position the company in the face of increasing opportunities for Anaergia in Europe and around the world. Both individuals have extensive expertise that will positively affect the Company’s commercial activities in this continent where Anaergia has seen a consequential improvement to market fundamentals,” said Dr. Andrew Benedek, Anaergia’s chairman and CEO. “We are very fortunate to have the right people within the company to maximize the opportunities we are now seeing within the European countries where we are already active, and also for those countries into which we plan to grow.”

Alessandro will lead Anaergia’s European expansion and coordinate its commercial activities across the region. Based in Italy, Alessandro will utilize the company’s management team in offices across Europe (located in Italy, Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands) to replicate the success already achieved in Italy.

Prior to this, Alessandro led the commercial activities of the company’s Italian operations, where Anaergia is rapidly developing a portfolio of Build-Own-Operate (BOO) facilities that turn organic waste into renewable natural gas (RNG), while also achieving high market penetration in its capital sales activities. Before joining Anaergia, he was CEO of the Austep Group, which developed biogas projects internationally. Over the course of his career, Alessandro obtained extensive experience as an international professional environmental engineer with deep scientific background.


Kunal will be responsible for developing the company’s global strategies and partnerships, as well as its global marketing and branding efforts. Kunal will strengthen Anaergia’s positioning worldwide with a special emphasis on activities to accelerate success in Europe.

Prior to his new appointment, Kunal led Anaergia’s efforts to drive sales and grow business activities in Asia. Before joining Anaergia, he was a part of VA Tech Wabag’s management team, building water and wastewater treatment infrastructure. Kunal is actively engaged in a number of professional activities such as serving as council member of World Biogas Association, council member of Singapore Water Association and Global Advisory Council Member of Global Water Impact Fund.

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