Meet the Lions
Founder & CTO
Jeroen, an experienced entrepreneur, founded three startups and advised/invested in various high-tech startups for over 25 years. With 15+ years as a strategy consultant at Arthur D Little and Roland Berger, he specializes in (renewable) energy, regulation, and developing startups & entrepreneurship.
Jeroen has assisted governments in their market privatization and regulation efforts and supported their transition to renewable energy. He played a key role in establishing Roland Berger's venturing support arm in the Netherlands and continues to support innovative startups and academic collaborations.
Jeroen holds a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology.
Founder & CEO
Arno has over 25 years of expertise in the clean energy sector and B2B sales, spanning across Asia and the EU. Arno's career has seen him in leadership roles, managing several companies at the C-level. Arno has successfully developed an IPP/rental distributed power platform with a capacity exceeding 1GW.
Arno has a track record of turning startups into PE-backed growth companies, securing over USD 500 million in financing during his career. Arno's expertise extends to all facets of energy infrastructure and corporate finance, where he has provided strategic advice to numerous international corporations engaged in large-scale energy infrastructure project developments.
Arno's educational background includes a Master in Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management and a Master in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, underpinning his strong foundation in both business and technology within the energy sector.
Vice President Business Development
Julian graduated with distinction in MSc Sustainable Energy Futures from Imperial College London. His thesis, commissioned by the SOLSTICE consortium, focused on Techno-economic modeling for long duration energy storage (LDES), namely, Sodium-Zinc Liquid Metal Batteries.
Julian also holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology. At the TU Delft he gained practical experience through various boards and by working as a Startup Analyst at Yes!Delft, a prominent tech incubator.
His academic excellence and hands-on experience demonstrate his commitment to advancing clean energy solutions and fostering tech innovation.
Partner at Loyens & Loeff N.V.
Max is of counsel with the Loyens & Loeff Energy & Infrastructure Group, specializing in energy law, both domestic and European. Boasting over 35-year experience as a lawyer, Max is retired as partner and former head of the Loyens & Loeff Energy Team.
His expertise spans a wide array of commercial contracting and transactions, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, public-private partnerships (PPP), project development, industrial co-siting and energy regulation.
Max holds a Master in Law from the Leiden University and regularly lectures on European and Dutch energy law in post-graduate studies, and is editor for Tijdschrift Energierecht and Legal up to Date. Max is Member of the Board of the Rotterdam Bar Association (Raad van de Orde) and president of the Supervisory Board of the Provincial Energy Fund of Flevoland.
At Lion Storage, we value our relationships with our partners. We believe that strong relationships based on trust will allow us to realize impactful projects faster and more effectively, thereby accelerating the energy transition. For this reason we are committed to open communication, transparency, and working side-by-side with our partners.
With years of experience in the industry, Lion Storage has a proven track record of delivering successful projects. We have worked on a wide range of energy projects, in a variety of countries and territories. Our experience has taught us the importance of trust in partners, attention to detail and focus on results.
At Lion Storage, we take both our responsibility to the environment as to our shareholders seriously. We are committed to delivering projects that are not only safe, reliable, and sustainable, but also commercially viable. We hold ourselves responsible for the quality of our work and the impact we bring to the Dutch energy system, our local environment and investors.