Maria Apolonia, MSc
Maria joined Aquatera in February 2022 and is playing a key role in business development for SE Asia in the areas of Renewable Energy, Blue Economy and Energy Transition with a focus in Indonesia. She is working with the team developing Aquatera's role in the emerging marine energy industry. She also contributes to projects on low carbon economy development, alongside with other stakeholder engagement and capacity building related activities. She works on grant application for tenders focused on sustainable development in Southeast Asia as well as EU funded calls.
Maria has skills in project management, strategic planning, and Business Development in the Blue Economy and Energy Transition with a focus in capturing research and development opportunities Europe and Southeast Asia. Her main interests lie in seeking to use proven project management and strategic planning skills to study sustainable and scalable models through shifting business practices, improving sector governance and creating field level change. Interested in delivering innovation and disruptive change in the management of marine resources while integrating social and economic issues towards improving underserved communities’ livelihoods.
Maria holds a MSc in Environmental Systems Management Engineering. She has proven experience in the design and application of environmental and socioeconomic impact assessment tools, stakeholder engagement and outreach, international representation, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and GHG accounting, regulatory frameworks for marine renewable energy and development of best practices on environmental and socioeconomic impact assessment methodologies. She also has proven experience in international representation. Previously she worked as a Research Engineer and Project Manager for WavEC Offshore Renewables.