Martin Clarke, Head of Ikigai Energy

Martin has more than 15 years’ experience in industry and energy related positions with a strong experience in innovative procurement processes, working collaboratively with suppliers and contractors, on behalf of investors for large and complex projects.

Martin joined Ikigai in 2019 from the UK headquarters of Swedish utility, Vattenfall where he was part of management team responsible directly for an international, decentralised, team which successfully developed (category and supplier) management processes and procedures resulting in identification of new value-creating opportunities.

In this role he proposed strategic focus areas for sustainable growth of the function, led the offshore wind procurement strategy development, identifying key value-drivers, resulting in both portfolio wide and project specific strategies, led procurement input to successful bidding activities for offshore wind projects (won 3 out of 5 auctions to-date), contributed to the departments KPIs and business plan process and developed and delivered a Risk Management framework as part of global functional governance.

Prior to joining Vattenfall, Martin was a contracts manage at Martin-Baker Aircraft (MBA) Company and NITEworks, in both cases being the primary point of contact for each company’s largest customer (BAE Systems), accountable for the commercial axis and managing all aspects of MBA’s contracts (pricing, terms & conditions and any subsequent negotiation for new and follow-on work ranging from small-scale test and evaluation support activities (£Ks) through to multi-year series production contracts (multiple £Ms)) for UK and various export (India, Japan, and Oman) campaigns including industrial participation schemes.