Mathias Craig started blueEnergy as a nonprofit corporation in late 2003. He provides the organization with administrative, programmatic, and fundraising leadership. Mathias has over seven years of involvement in wind energy and has had significant experience living throughout Latin America. He has spent a considerable amount of time in Nicaragua and has strong ties to the peoples of the Caribbean Coast. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mathias is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.
Lâl Marandin launched blueEnergy’s activities in Nicaragua in 2004, as Mathias Craig’s Associate Director leveraging his engineering skills and past professional experience in Central America. In 2005 he joined blueEnergy Groups’s Board of Directors, as he returned to governmental activities in France, handing over Nicaraguan operations to Guillaume Craig. Along with Pr. Michèle Grégoire and Pr. Colette Grinevald, he co-founded blueEnergy France as a supporting non-profit to which he provided pro-bono organizational and fundraising leadership from 2005 until 2009. Lâl is a French Civil Servant of engineering and military background with several years of Management experience in international Information Technology projects. Since Lâl has dedicated himself to becoming a social entrepreneur in the field of renewable energy and acces to clean water, in which he aims to apply his management and technical background, and passion for international cooperation. Lâl holds two Masters of Science, and is a licensed pilot.
Guillaume is a co-founder of blueEnergy and has been the Director of blueEnergy Nicaragua since the end of 2004. In this position, Guillaume has built blueEnergy’s presence in Bluefields, Nicaragua, by establishing its current office, workshop and housing facilities. He also created a network of partners at the local, regional, national and international levels that have been crucial to blueEnergy’s early successes. Guillaume has over 10 years of experience in the services industry. Fluent in English, French and Spanish, Guillaume provides the strategic vision for bE Nicaragua and leads the Program Board on all large projects providing guidance strategy and management expertise to the projects.