Director, SUNSEAP GROUP
Lawrence co-founded Sunseap Group, currently Singapore’s largest clean energy provider. Sunseap Group functions as a utility company that specializes in clean energy solutions that include its Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) model, clean energy supply and solar-hybrid systems. Sunseap’s Solar PPA Model helped proliferate solar deployment in Singapore, by introducing a business model that fully finances the solar systems and also oversees operation and maintenance of the solar systems throughout their lifecycle – thereby simplifying the process of clean energy adoption. Lawrence played a vital role in raising the requisite funding and helped put in place the capital structure required to implement the first 10 MegaWatt-peak (MWp) of its Solar PPA projects. His efforts set the foundation for the companies’ future Solar PPA projects. In 2013, the group successfully obtained an additional S$50million in funding from Goldman Sachs. The strategic partnership allowed more solar projects to be developed in Singapore and solidified Singapore’s status as the leading clean energy hub for the region. The group currently holds a contracted project capacity of over 180 MWp in Singapore, with operations in Malaysia, Philippines, Australia, Thailand, and Cambodia.
In addition to his involvement with Sunseap Group, Lawrence is the co-founder and Managing Director of Thirdrock ISSEA Advisers Pte Ltd, a corporate finance firm specialising in mergers & acquisitions, as well as strategic capital raising in Southeast Asia. Lawrence is also a Director and Partner of TRIREC Pte Ltd, a renewable energy investment firm that focuses on projects and companies in sustainability and de-carbonization. He has more than 16 years of experience in investment banking, specializing in M&A and restructurings, reverse takeovers, schemes of arrangements and delisting of public companies. Lawrence graduated from the Nanyang Technological University with First Class Honours in Accountancy, and is both a CPA (Singapore) and CFA chart holder.