VivoPower International PLC Announces Appointment of Martin Bell to the Advisory Council

11/23/2020, 3:00 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

LONDON, Nov. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR, the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Bell as the fifth member of the VivoPower Advisory Council.

Based in Berlin, Germany, Martin Bell is the CEO of Bell Ventures and creator of the 100 Tasks System, designed to build successful enterprises. Through Bell Ventures, he has advised more than 80 private and public sector entities on building successful start-ups.

Martin was the chief architect of Rocket Internet’s famous 100 Day Launch process, through which he led more than 20 companies to success, while championing best practices for marketing, CRM, business intelligence, tech, payment, and mobile within its 25 largest companies. He has served as an interim executive at companies such as Zalando and Delivery Hero, and is also a member of the Advisory Board at Arowana, VivoPower’s largest shareholder.

Martin obtained an MPA from Harvard and an MBA from Wharton.

Executive Chairman and CEO of VivoPower, Kevin Chin, commented, “Martin has an outstanding track record in hyperscaling companies and has systemized this into a proprietary methodology. We are already applying various elements of his hyperscale methodology for VivoPower, incorporating Tembo and our sustainable energy solutions offering, and I am delighted to welcome him to our Advisory Council.”

On his appointment, Martin added, “I am thrilled to help hyperscale a business with such a positive impact on the environment.”

About VivoPower
VivoPower is an international battery technology, electric vehicle, solar and critical power services company whose core purpose is to deliver sustainable energy solutions to its customers. VivoPower is a certified B Corporation and has operations in Australia, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

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