HL Acquisitions Corp.
- Registration2018-06-08 Filed S1
- IPO2018-06-29 IPO, search begins
- Definitive Agreement2020-06-06 Agreement for merger
- Completed2021-01-02 Merger Completed
- SPAC Ticker
- Fusion Fuel
- Merged Ticker
Jeffrey E. Schwarz has served as our Chief Executive Officer since our inception. Mr. Schwarz is the co-founder of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, Inc., a New York-based money management firm founded in 1992. Mr. Schwarz served as Metropolitan’s Chief Investment Officer from the firm’s inception until his retirement in 2012. Since 2012, Mr. Schwarz has served as the Managing Member of Metropolitan Capital Partners V LLC, the investment vehicle of the Schwarz family office. Mr. Schwarz serves as the Co-Chairman of the Board of Bogen Corporation, a telecommunications equipment provider. He also serves as the Co-Chairman of the Board of Bogen Communications International Inc., which is the ultimate corporate parent of Speech Design GmbH, a global provider of messaging services to telecom carriers. Mr. Schwarz previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Molopo Energy Ltd., an Australian Stock Exchange listed, Calgary, Alberta-based oil and gas exploration and production company, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Cyberonics Inc., a NASDAQ listed medical device company. Mr. Schwarz received a BS in Economics (Summa Cum Laude) and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. We believe Mr. Schwarz is well-qualified to serve as a director due to his contacts and business experience.
Greg Drechsler has served as our Chief Financial Officer since our inception. Since 2007, Mr. Drechsler has served as Controller and Chief Financial Officer of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, Inc. Mr. Drechsler has also served as Chief Financial Officer of Metropolitan Capital Partners V LLC since April 2016. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Drechsler held various financial management positions at Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters and its Veridex oncology diagnostics unit. In 2000, Mr. Drechsler served as Vice President of Administration at Homes.com. From 1994 to 2000, he served as Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions and Manager of Financial Analysis at Cendant. Mr. Drechsler received a BS in Accounting (Summa Cum Laude) from Villanova University. He earned his CPA while working as a Senior Auditor from 1991 to 1994 at Deloitte & Touche, LLP.
Rune Magnus Lundetrae has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2018. Since December 2016, Mr. Lundetrae has served as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Borr Drilling Ltd., the world’s largest premium jack-up rig operator. From August 2015 to December 2016, Mr. Lundetrae was a Managing Director and Head of Oil Services of DNB Markets, the investment banking subsidiary of DNB, Norway’s largest financial services group. From 2012 to June 2015, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Seadrill Ltd, the world’s largest offshore driller. From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Lundetrae served as Chief Financial Officer of Scorpion Offshore, an international offshore drilling company based in Houston, Texas and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Mr. Lundetrae began his career with KPMG Stavanger, an auditing firm. Mr. Lundetrae received a BA in Business Administration from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, a M.Sc in IS Management from the London School of Economics and a M.Sc of Accounting and Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics. He is qualified as a CPA in Norway. We believe Mr. Lundetrae is well qualified to serve as a director due to his contacts and business experience.
Ajay Khandelwal has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2018. Mr. Khandelwal has more than 20 years of diverse experience in multinational corporations in the energy and infrastructure sectors across India, the Middle East, Europe and the United States. Since December 2017, Mr. Khandelwal has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Chi Energie Private Limited, an Indian-based company seeking to broaden the access of Indian energy consumers (including industrial/commercial, city gas distribution (CGD) and heavy vehicle/buses transportation customers) to LNG. From 2013 to September 2017, Mr. Khandelwal served as President (Petroleum and Production) of Reliance Industries Limited, one of India’s largest oil companies. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Khandelwal served as Chief Executive Officer of Jubilant Energy, an oil and gas export and production company based in India. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Khandelwal served as an investment advisor to the family office of John Fredriksen, one of the world’s largest owners of shipping and oilfield services businesses, where he guided the investments of nine private equity funds in the U.S., Europe and Asia. From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Khandelwal served in several positions with Shell International, most recently as Lead Investment Finance Advisor, focusing on LNG business development and upstream M&A. Mr. Khandelwal received an electrical engineering degree from Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute in Mumbai and a M.B.A. from Cranfield School of Management in the United Kingdom. We believe Mr. Khandelwal is well qualified to serve as a director due to his contacts and business experience.