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Seraya Partners Appoints Yi-Shi Liu as CEO of Astrid Renew platform

Yi-Shi Liu is a energy transition veteran with over 20 years of operating track record in Asia

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Seraya Partners, a leading next generation infrastructure investment manager, announced today that Mr. Yi-Shi Liu has been appointed as CEO of You Power Co., Ltd. (“YouPower”) with effect on 1st October 2022. YouPower is a Taiwan electric vehicle charging point operator owned by Astrid Renew, a 100% Seraya-owned platform investing in electric vehicle charging infrastructure across Asia.

Yi-Shi has more than 20 years of professional experience, and spent the last 5 years in the renewable sector developing solar farms in Asia. Most recently at New Green Power (“NGP”, a BlackRock portfolio company specialising in solar and battery development), Yi-Shi was its Chief Technology Officer and led a team of 70 people covering engineering, construction, project management, operations and maintenance, quality assurance, and health & safety. Prior to NGP, Yi-Shi was the Head of Development and Board Director at Blueleaf Energy Taiwan (a Macquarie portfolio company with one of the largest solar portfolios in Taiwan) and was responsible for originating and developing solar, wind and energy storage assets. As an engineer by training, he spent his earlier career in various management roles in the civil and infrastructure projects.

“Yi-Shi is the right leader for YouPower,” said James Chern, Chairman of Seraya Partners. “Yi-Shi’s extensive background in building teams and P&L across a diverse range of renewable and civil engineering organizations will help YouPower grow faster and capture the Asia transport electrification opportunity.”

“I am very excited about joining YouPower,” said Yi-Shi Liu. “I believe YouPower has a great business model, is ahead of its times, and uniquely positioned to be the industry leader in the Asia EV charger infrastructure sector. Seraya has deep industry expertise and wide local network across Asia. I am confident with their support, YouPower will be a great success.”
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