How ecoLegacy® began… Meet our CEO, Tony Ennis.
“I truly believe what we are doing here, together, can change the world.”
Tony is the man who started it all for us here at ecoLegacy® but this isn’t his first nudge into the business world. He is a born entrepreneur, who has an impressive 25-year track record in building and scaling energy, utility and technology businesses. Tony spent the early part of his career at ABB, the world leader in power and automation technologies. He subsequently moved to Logica, where he headed its energy and utilities division.
In 2003, he founded Vayu, to provide innovative gas and electricity supply products to multinational companies, specifically in the manufacturing sector. As CEO, Tony led Vayu from a seedling start-up to a €70 million (turnover) business in just five years and attracted equity investment from Glencore International plc.
Having sold Vayu, Tony’s plan was to kick back and enjoy some family time with his three kids and wife Sue, so he retired to France in the hope of doing just that. Alas Tony’s over active brain had other plans and he found himself thinking more and more on a project closer to his heart. He thought about his mother who had passed away on his 21st birthday and the fact that he never wanted to visit her grave and why… and the idea for what we now call ecoLegacy® began fermenting.
In Tony’s own words his motivation is clear “I want a better world to raise my kids but a better place for them to raise their kids, my grand kids and their grand kids.”
ecoLegacy® brings together Tony’s passion for innovation in the energy space, his love of family, his work ethic and his belief in being proactive with the environment and how to minimize the damage we cause our planet daily.
In 2011 ecoLegacy® was officially born.