Vaitea Cowan is one of the three co-founders of Enapter, along with Sebastian Schmidt and Jan Schmidt. They worked on the Phi Suea House in 2016, which became a lighthouse project for green hydrogen in Southeast Asia. In 2017, they founded Enapter, went public in 2020, and expanded the team from 11 to 250 by 2022. Vaitea leads Enapter's communications and is based in the Berlin office. She was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Energy in 2020 and has received numerous other awards, including supporting Enapter in winning the inaugural Earthshot Prize "Fix Our Climate" launched by Prince William and The Royal Foundation in 2021. Vaitea gave a TED Talk, titled "How green hydrogen could end the fossil fuel era." She earned a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Concordia University's John Molson School of Business in Montreal. Her personal mission is to bring green hydrogen to the islands, and to hire more women along the way.