Senior Advisor & Entrepreneur in Residence
Vincent Schachter is an entrepreneur at the crossroads of energy and digital, with a strong track record growing organizations through product development and partnerships.
Vincent is Senior Advisor & Entrepreneur in Residence at Engie in charge of the “Energy Communities” domain. His mission is to define Engie’s Group strategy to leverage distributed energy resources + digital, and to develop the corresponding new businesses through internal or external growth.
Vincent is also VP, Energy Product & International Business Development at eMotorWerks, a Bay Area startup developing the leading Electrical Vehicle smart charging aggregation platform.
As VP R&D at Total New Energies from 2010 to 2016, Vincent designed Total's technology strategy and built its programs and partnerships in PV, biotechnology and smart grids from the ground up, helping develop the oil major into a prominent cleantech player and start affiliate Sunpower's transition to energy services provider. Before entering the renewable energy industry, Vincent drove computational biology research and software development in startups and academia for 10+ years.
Vincent received his PhD in Computer Science from Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. He is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and co-recipient of a US Presidential Green Chemistry Award.