Sino Cleantech is the Chinese operational arm of Australian CleanTech based in Beijing and active in facilitating:

  • investment from Chinese investors into cleantech in both China and internationally; and
  • investment from international investors into the Chinese cleantech market.
These investments include looking at listed cleantech stocks and direct investment into projects and companies.

The investment projects include a global operation to facilitate investment into large scale solar projects throughout Asia and Europe. This work involves connecting Chinese suppliers, equity investors and banks with international project developers in Europe, India, the Middle East and throughout Asia to help projects reach financial close.

John O'Brien Managing Director

John O'Brien, Managing Director
MA(Oxon), MSc, MBA, FAICD, FIEAust

John is a Partner with Deloitte Australia and leads its renewable energy and cleantech practice.

Previously, he founded and ran Australian CleanTech and has advised numerous organizations on their options with respect to securing or making cleantech investments. He has also launched cleantech stock market indices in Australia and China, facilitated the Australian Cleantech Networks, published two books  and is a regular media commentator. He has been on the board of many cleantech companies, one of which was based in Fujian Province, China, and has also held positions on State and Natioanl government advisory boards.

John previously worked for Origin Energy, one of Australia’s largest energy companies, on growth, strategy and M&A projects in addition to being the founding secretary of the company’s Operational Risk Committee. He specialized in reviewing and filtering clean energy and water industry opportunities.

He has engineering degrees from the University of Oxford and Trinity College, Dublin and an MBA from the University of Adelaide. He is a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Engineers, Australia.

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Clean Technology Investments

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