Geneviève is a passionate technologist with a solid technical foundation in mechanical and sustainable energy engineering, and five years of professional experience at Mercedes-Benz South Africa. Experienced in managing and working in high-performance cross-functional teams and fostering dynamic environments, she is adept at problem solving and trouble shooting, with a proven track record of using research, analysis, strategic planning and communication skills to successfully develop and implement business initiatives whilst maximising output, minimising cost, and achieving objectives. Recent energy-focused assignments have included topics such as optimisation modelling of a bio-refinery, techno-economic analysis of a proposed wind farm site, development of a long-term sustainable transport plan for a US university, evaluation and modelling of a proposed local urban energy system, and policy analyses of China’s nuclear expansion plans and global border carbon adjustments.
Geneviève holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering (first class) and Project Management (distinction) from the University of Pretoria (South Africa), as well as an MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures (distinction) from Imperial College London. Her thesis comprised a field experiment on potential incentive mechanisms for wide-scale residential energy demand reduction.