John Coates

Director Business Development APAC

What John Does At Planet Ark Power

John leads fundraising for the Asia Pacific region and is responsible for aligning with strategic investors and directing the go-to market strategy for APAC.


Developed during his formal education in Electronics and Communications Engineering, John has a passion for implementing new technologies to drive the adoption of renewable energy.

Based in Singapore and having worked in senior positions at REC Solar and Cisco Systems, his experience provides a deep understanding of the technologies and industry fundamentals to assist in enabling Planet Ark Power to expand into APAC.

John has previously been engaged with Planet Ark Power during his role as Head of Australasia for REC Solar.


Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Developing Blockchain Strategy (RMIT)