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Our Team

AustriaEnergy is constituted by a team of highly motivated employees, of the most diverse nationalities and cultures, specialized in their respective areas which is undoubtedly considered to be our greatest strength

The Group relies on a solid management team with a proven track-record, in the energy sector. Its multinational and multilingual nature permits the Group to quickly adjust to the challenges of a fast-growing industry.


Helmut Kantner

Managing Director

Helmut Kantner founded AustriaEnergy – formerly called AustrianSolar – in 2006. He has more than 30 years of experience in the energy sector, mainly in Central and South-East Europe and Chile/Latin-America. From 1998 to 2004 he led Jenbacher Peninsula Iberica as Managing Director, coordinating the sale of the company tought by General Electric and integrating it into GE Power. Throughout his career, Helmut has managed the site selection and technology integration until ready to build and further throughout construction of over 1 GW of power plants, now owned by multinationals like ENEL/ENDESA, IBERDROLA, TOTAL, SOJITZ, among others, all in renewables projects avoiding CO2 emissions

Pablo Schoennenbeck Grohnert


Pablo has more than ten years of experience in the Chilean energy sector and has a master’s degree in renewable energy. He started his career in the energy sector in 2007 in the operation and planning of conventional and renewable sites. After finishing his master, he joined AustriaEnergy. Pablo participated in the site development, technology integration and economic evaluation of more than 1 GW of renewable opportunities, being Biogas, Run-Off-River, PV and wind power plants, all in Chile. Nowadays his focus is on the site development and technology integration of green hydrogen projects in the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica region in Chile.

Antonio Sanz-Guerrero Cosulich

Finance Director

Antonio is a Commercial Engineer from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He has more than 14 years of experience in finance in the energy sector. He led the finance teams of GPE between 2011 and 2015, the Corporate Finance and Commercial team at Pacific Hydro Chile between 2016 and 2021 and the Asset Management team at Mainstream Renewal Power Latam between 2021 and 2022, among other activities. He has participated in multiple financings contributing to the site development and technology integration of renewable energy projects in Chile and abroad.


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