Erik Zimmerman

Group CEO, Echo Group Australia

Erik’s mother is a psychologist and his father was a futurist. It is this combination that has fuelled his fascination for both people and business ideas. Over a twenty year career Erik has worked in most aspects of business, for both large corporates such as Unilever, Sara Lee, ANZ and AGL and more recently his own smaller entrepreneurial businesses. In 2007 Erik founded renewable energy company Rezeko Pty Ltd (assets acquired by AGL in 2011). More recently Erik has invested in Energy Solutions business, Echo Group Corporation Pty Ltd, with a focus on energy efficiency and solar. He has worked in many parts of the world including Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, U.K., Germany, U.S and India.

Erik has made a personal commitment to becoming a part of the solution to global energy challenges and has a passion for translating consumer trends into business success.

Erik is a father of 3 children (Joshua 17, Ella 15 and Maya 13). He is married to Riyane (20 years) and lives in Brighton, Melbourne.

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