Theo Davies has quite the resume, from a national Cricketer, Intelligent Officer, Private Banker and DJ, he is now our Chief Operating Officer. Scroll down to read all about his journey and what he is most excited about in the renewable space.
You’re the COO at Sun Electric. Can you tell us a little bit about your role?
I am the Jack of all Sun Electric Trades and Master of some! I look after general operations of the company, including but not limited to: our retail operations, general running of the company, high level meetings, helping our CEO with strategy and occasionally our rooftop ops.
Why did you decide to work in solar?
After starting my career in Private Banking, I realised I wanted to spend my career maximising the impact and difference I made to the world. When the opportunity came up, of coming to the light of solar to fight the darkness of dirty brown energy and the damage it is doing to our earth, it was an easy decision. I was also amazed at how innovative our founder’s idea was and really believe Sun Electric can change the energy world.
How would you describe Sun Electric (e.g. what is it like to work for, what do you enjoy about working there etc.)
We often call it ‘Fun Electric’! It’s a great team and I am excited to come to work with the people we are blessed to have and what we are achieving together.
Tell us about a project you’ve recently worked on that you’re excited about.
The stuff I am really excited about I can’t reveal yet but you’ll see it in the news soon enough no doubt! We had an amazing SIEW (Singapore International Energy Week), the largest Energy conference in Asia. Over the four days, Sun Electric was featured on three different expert panels, had a plenary talk, and was honoured to chair a panel with the Group Director of HDB’s Building & Research Institute. That’s amazing exposure for us considering the government Ministers, CEOs of huge MNCs, press and other VIPs were in attendance.
Where do you see the industry going in the coming years?
One of the front pages of The Financial Times in October read “Green energy overtakes coal as biggest source of power capacity. We are witnessing a transformation of global power markets led by renewables.” Enough said!
What is something random / fun about you that not a lot of people know?
I used to Captain Singapore’s U17 cricket team and represented our National team. When I was called up to play for the World Cup qualifiers in Canada, I couldn’t go because I was an Intelligence Officer in the Singapore Army and having just finished torture / Prisoner of War training, I had to then do a large scale mission.
What is the best book you’ve ever read?
Such a tough question! So I will give one for each for a few categories:
- Personal Wealth: Rich Dad, Poor Dad.
- Finance: The Richest Man in Babylon.
- Business: Think & Grow Rich. Productivity: Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
Lots more categories – if you’re interested drop me a line!