Matteo Brambilla

Chief Executive Officer

Matteo Brambilla is our Chief Executive Officer and the visionary leader behind Red Rocket. Anchoring the Executive team, Matteo is in charge of stewarding our organisation’s culture, identity and success. Implementing sharp, out-of-the-box thinking to his leadership, he has steered Red Rocket from strength to strength along its journey – paving the way for exciting business opportunities in the fold.

An Italian by birth, Matteo moved to South Africa in 2011 to head up the expansion of Building Energy’s global operations to Africa and the Middle East. He is now a permanent South African resident with 17 years’ experience in the renewable energy industry.

True to his core belief of people being valuable drivers of organisational success, Matteo endeavours to develop every Rocketeer and instil in them a mindset of excellence and hard work. He draws on his experience as a rugby player to inspire a sense of teamwork and the motivation to compete.

Looking back at the magnitude of what the company has achieved, Matteo aims to drive Red Rocket towards becoming a recognised player in renewable energy, not only in South Africa, but on the continent and globally. He holds advanced Postgraduate Degrees in Economics, Law and Business Management, specialising in Organisational Behaviour.

Great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people. - Steve Jobs