Having spent over the last 15 years in the energy sector, Damien is passionate about energy transition, particularly making a contribution through risk-adjusted investment decisions to support Energy Security, Affordability and Sustainability for all.
Damien is a seasoned project capital deployment and investment specialist in complex asset-based transactions as well as driving early-stage energy projects to become an investable proposal for equity and debt holders. By managing multi-billion project agreements, his strategic and relationship-building abilities make him a specialist in converting project opportunities into well-balanced greenfield projects.
CONTRIBUTION AT DILIGISED
Damien’s experience and ability to provide reliable technical and strategic solutions especially as challenges arise during the lifecycle of any project, makes him uniquely placed to drive projects to success.
Damien has an enviable network crossing between private/investment and energy project communities. Those foundations would support Diligised to become a “go-to” fintech project-finance platform for greenfield energy projects.
Damien graduated from the University of Toulouse 1 with majors in law and Economics, then a bachelor’s of Science in Finance obtained from ISEG, before obtaining a Master’s in Financial Engineering from ESLSCA in France. He obtained the Investment Management Certificate and has passed CFA Level 2, along with being a volunteer and active member of the CFA Society, UK.
Damien has strong international experience having begun his career in 2004 at the French Treasury in Paris & Warsaw, before moving into consulting and credit risk roles focused on commodities and shipping. In 2011, he joined EDF Energy based in London, responsible for the origination of the investment case for the nuclear power station in Somerset. After that in 2014 he relocated and oversaw to financial close four nuclear plants in UAE over several years, before moving to the UK as a consultant focused on renewable energy projects, working with major European asset managers to structure, finance and complete renewable power plants.