Advisor for technology and strategy at Azelio, PhD in Solar and Energy Storage and Senior Researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Throughout his career, Rafael has led, and acted as strategic advisor, in projects related to solar power, energy storage, renewable integration, and thermal power engineering. He has also held research positions both at industry and academia. The latter including lecturing and teaching and supervision at graduate level. His doctoral studies focused in techno-financial analysis and optimization of solar power plants with storage. He has also completed executive programs dealing with management, business administration, finance and entrepreneurship.