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Success stories

Our accomplishments as well as future success stories start with the people who work here. Hear from some of our people why they have chosen our team.

Alo Kelder

CEO, Enefit Outotec Technology

Alo Kelder

Alo ran the business development department of Estonian Energy for 6 years. When the development projects were turned into separate subsidiaries with dedicated teams, Alo headed to Frankfurt and to take on the role of the CEO of Enefit Outotec Technology – a joint venture company between Estonian Energy and a world-leading process and plant engineering company Outotec. Alo's new team is made up of Estonian, German and Canadian / Australian engineers and specialists. With the Enefit-280 first unit under commissioning in Estonia, Alo's team is busy making Enefit technology ready for Estonian Energy's overseas projects as well as for other clients.

Rikki Hrenko-Browning

CEO, Enefit American Oil

Rikki Hrenko-Browning

Rikki graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University where she received a Master of Science degree in environmental policy and management and was determined to start her career outside of the United States. From the many doors that were open to Rikki, she chose to work with Enefit and started out as our environmental expert for international development projects. Rikki worked closely with the Jordan project to oversee all environmental issues and got involved in searching for development opportunities in the US oil shale industry. As a result of her work in March 2011 Enefit acquired oil shale deposits in Utah and Rikki was appointed the CEO of Enefit American Oil. After 5 years in Estonia Rikki has returned to the USA and is leading our Utah team whose aim is to build up an oil shale industry in the United States.

Yacine Layachi

Project Manager, Estonian Energy / Jordan Oil Shale Energy Company

Yacine Layachi

Yacine is a global nomad whose work has taken him to Austria, Columbia, Germany, the United States and elsewhere. He has been with Estonian Energy since 2010 and is leading our Oil Shale Fired Power plant development project in Jordan. The project is currently in tendering phase and construction is planned to start in 2014. Yacine is mechanical engineer with focus on energy systems and has a PhD degree from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.