Solar Energy Market on the Rise Globally

 

Alexander Christodoulakis
Alexander Christodoulakis

International financier and business executive Alexander Christodoulakis oversees a number of business ventures, including the PBS SA Capital Group, which offers financial solutions in the marine and financial sectors.

Alexander’s Portland Energy Corp. in recent years managed one of the world’s largest Cleantech portfolio’s, mainly comprising of Solar and Wind portfolios under management.

The solar energy market has soared globally in recent years. In the United States, for example, the industry has seen an increasing number of records set. Production costs of solar panels and the appeal of an alternative energy source have contributed to this growth.

Analysts predict that other markets, including China and India, will likely experience surges similar to the one in the U.S. In addition, a number of Latin American countries are anticipated to pursue investments in solar energy.

With all of these nations on board, solar could account for as much as 35 percent of the infrastructure projects completed around the world by 2040. This would represent a financial commitment of more than $3.7 trillion, making solar energy one of the top industries moving forward.

Shipping Industry Cyber-attack Threats and Counter Measures

 

Alexander Christodoulakis
Alexander Christodoulakis

International financier and lead investment executive, Alexander Christodoulakis heads PBS SA Capital Group, which has primary operations in investment management and corporate management in the shipping industry. One of a few concerns of Alexander Christodoulakis’ is cyber-attack threats on the shipping industry and the counter measures needed to address it.

Like the rest of the world, the shipping industry is becoming highly digitized and interconnected. Ships are now highly dependent on GPS and sophisticated communication. The shipping industry also transfers huge volumes of data and performs transactions electronically. While this has brought about better efficiency, it also exposes the industry to hacking and cyber-attacks.

Among the steps that industry players can take to increase security include better educating personnel on the importance of following company protocols and how to detect if any form of cyber-attack is taking place. Companies may improve their parameter systems through simulated cyber-attacks as well as procure expert advice on how to properly address security breaches.

There are also steps taken in the government level. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security research group, Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis, is presently collaborating with cyber-security experts from around the world to research, study, and develop means to stop the increasing threat of cyber-attacks on possible targets.

Principles of Corporate Governance

corporate governance
corporate governance

 

As PBS SA Capital Group CEO, Alexander Christodoulakis and his management teams manage an international portfolio several international companies worldwide.

Additionally, Alexander Christodoulakis focuses on the corporate governance, which is defined as the framework used by companies to direct, facilitate and manage their business processes and corporate as well as their commercial operations.

The number of Boards of directors oversee the implementation of corporate governance to ensure a company’s efficiency levels which is based for the long term horizon. Efficient and effective corporate governance is likened to internal affairs and the appropriate committee’s responsible for quality checks and corporate budget balances.

There are a number of principles of the corporate governance, which some specify; shareholder recognition, which dictates that all shareholders should be given equal opportunity to participate during the executive meetings.

Stakeholder interests which is one of the first priories. It also recognizes the importance of non-shareholder stakeholders, such as employees and the community, which is a main priority as well. Board responsibilities specifies and manages expectations of major shareholders, to ensure that all parties are properly informed and the corporate decisions are enforced and implemented accordingly.

Ethical behavior and a code of conduct is also a crucial part of corporate governance. Lastly, business operational transparency to the shareholders regarding financial operations and transactions which promotes shareholder trust.

PBS SA Capital Group

PBS SA Capital GroupAs CEO of PBS SA Capital Group, Alexander Christodoulakis’ management is focused on a growth strategy. The main operations are alternative asset management, corporate management, corporate finance and asset financing.

When a company is in a growth stage and the financial standing and corporate strategy meet the financial requirements, PBS SA Capital acts as an ‘incubator’ or ‘accelerator, for the company, always depending on which phase the company is positioned.

Then it grows and expands the company accordingly with the financing implementation and tactical corporate management positioning. Its capabilities cater to additional tactical support in order to assist the company to better qualify for asset growth as well as repeat funding rounds.

There are healthy revenue making companies in the market who don’t always meet 100% of financial criteria from their capital providers. These companies need to add management support as well as alternative financing avenues to meet their corporate objectives. PBS SA Capital provides this added support system.


There are three types of enterprise categories that PBS SA Capital caters to. The Small Cap, the Mid Cap and Large Cap.


– For the Small Cap, it is common when companies are in a growth phase, capital equity solutions are needed, particularly for companies requiring growth capital. When combined with the PBS SA’s financial and corporate management services, the company’s capital objectives can be met accordingly.


– For the Mid Cap, here companies are established and need additional equity and/or debt financing to make acquisitions in order to grow and expand. Mid Cap companies are the most essential and important ones, that’s why they are considered as the backbone of the economy chain. Most of them are usually financially qualified and are on a more rapid growth phase when compared to others.
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