The People behind Energyra

The Energyra initiative started in 2013 by a group of independent solar experts, industrial entrepreneurs and corporate managers. The management of the company is formed (in alphabetical order) by;


Daniël Kuijk (Co-founder, Chief Solar Enthusiasm)

Trained in IT and Communication, started his career at VNU, followed by 10 years of (international) corporate management and 15 years of entrepreneurship. Former Hoechst AG and AGFA Bayer international product line- and marketing manager. Founder and managing director of two agencies, latest as General Manager of Xicero, servicing leading international (technology) companies such as TataSteel, Yamaha Europe, SAB, Ravo-Fayat, Greif and JTB Japan.

Daniël was at the base of Energyra at the very start in 2013 as founder, since then taking care of marketing/business development, facility/infrastructure, strategy and partnerships 


Emile Neijndorff

Emile Neijndorff (COO)

Emile is trained as mechanical engineer, followed by an impressive career in automotive touching all technical aspects of the industry. From Ministry of Defense, public transport and managing a wide spread dealer service organisation to ISO and TUV quality assurance and business improvement cycles. Managed and coached dozens of teams with varied specialism: Mechanics, pneumatics, electronics … His last change-management process involved himself: Emile made the switch from automotive to Solar. Because, apart from all technology, he is also primarily a father with a keen eye for thèir future…

Emile joined Energyra in August 2018.


Erik Eikelboom (CTO)

MSc in physics, many years of PV experience in various fields from fundamental research at ECN, R&D at Ubbink Solar and Centrosolar to hands on experience in trade, planning and installation of pv systems as a small business owner.

Erik joined Energyra from its operational start in April 2018.