NTR Adds Senior European Clean Energy Investment Executives to Team
Dublin, September 22, 2021 : Two European-based senior investment executives have been added to the NTR team as part of the company’s growth plans to further exploit the investment opportunities arising from the European clean energy transition.
Nick Forster joins as Head of Structured Finance. Based in Barcelona, Nick was previously a Senior Director at Bayerische Landesbank where over a ten-year term he played a pivotal role in establishing the bank as one of the most active funders in the clean energy sector on a pan-European level. With twenty years’ experience as a project financier Nick has extensive experience in financing wind, solar and energy from waste projects, as well as sustainable infrastructure, including transportation. Nick´s experience also includes five years at Partnership UK, a PPP unit established by the UK Treasury. He has also held positions at ING Barings and Austrian investment bank, CAIB.
Arnaud Ibanez joins NTR as Senior Investment Manager from French developer Voltalia and has held several Senior Investment Management roles in renewable power generation over the course of his career, spanning onshore wind, offshore wind, solar, hydro and battery storage across multiple European markets, as well as Brazil, Mexico and Africa. During his previous positions, Arnaud has participated in the development and financing of over €1bn of solar, wind and hydro projects in Europe, Africa and Latam. Prior to Voltalia, Arnaud held roles in Risk Management, Energy Markets, and Investment at EDF (Électricité de France), where he was involved in several multinational brownfield and greenfield renewable projects.
Anthony Doherty, CIO, NTR said: “With $1 trillion of capital needed to fulfil the ambitious European energy transition plans under Europe’s Fit for 55 plans, we are delighted to welcome Nick and Arnaud to the team, who will add extensive expertise to investing in and financing diverse clean energy technologies across multiple European markets. NTR has reached the €1 billion benchmark in capital deployed in European clean energy projects and we intend to accelerate that growth.”
Also joining the investment team as Investment Analyst is Claire McAteer, who most recently worked in the debt and capital advisory team of Deloitte in Ireland.
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NTR is a sustainable infrastructure investor and asset manager that acquires, constructs and manages renewable energy and energy storage projects. NTR has developed, constructed and operated over 2,700 MW of wind, solar and energy storage projects in Europe and the USA and today manages clean energy projects located in c. 50 locations around Europe. Its first fund, NTR Wind 1 LP, was launched in 2015 to invest in pre-construction onshore wind projects in Ireland and the UK. Its second fund, NTR Renewable Energy Income Fund II, invests in both pre-construction and operational onshore wind and solar projects together with energy storage across a number of European markets.Return to News