Gresham House has employed Lefteris Strakosias as the investment director for its new energy team.
He will report to Ben Guest, the managing director and head of new energy, and will be responsible for discovering and executing energy storage investments, primarily for Gresham House Energy Storage Fund (GRID).
Strakosias has more than 15 years of experience in infrastructure and renewable energy investments, having held principal investment and advisory positions with Maple Power, National Pension Service, Macquarie Group and Société Générale.
His expertise in renewable energy extends across various sectors such as solar energy, onshore and offshore wind, anaerobic digestion, and hydroelectric power.
GRID aims to achieve an operational capacity of 1GW in 2023, which represents an 80% increase since the end of 2022.
Additionally, Gresham House has recently received commitments of £140m from UK Infrastructure Bank and Centrica for its newly launched Gresham House Secure Income Renewable Energy & Storage LP (SIRES).
This new initiative will concentrate on developing projects that combine solar-powered generation and battery energy storage facilities.
Strakosias said “In recent years, Gresham House’s New Energy team has established itself as a leader in deploying and managing energy storage assets, which have a vital role to play as the transition to net zero unfolds.”
“There are many compelling opportunities for Gresham House to grow its capacity and capabilities in this asset class. I am excited to be working with such a talented team to source and execute these exciting investment opportunities for institutional, wholesale and retail investors.”
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