- August 09, 2021
Vaitea Cowan believes hydrogen is the future of energy. After being named “Women Leader” in the World Bank Intern Program, and winning case competitions in University, she moved to Thailand. She met her cofounders in Chiang Mai and helped make the Phi Suea House a communication and collaboration platform for hydrogen in Southeast Asia. Shortly after, they cofounded Enapter, which scales decentralised green hydrogen solutions. The team has grown from 11 to 100 in 30 months. She has focused her energy on hiring more women, and inspiring the next generation of women. She is on the Forbes Under 30 in Energy 2020 list, and has won several awards for Enapter. Today she spearheads the marketing and communications efforts from Berlin. As a Pacific Islander, her mission is to provide clean energy independence to Polynesia.