Gilles Parmentier, Partner & CIO, GreenWish Partners

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Gilles brings 10 years of experience in infrastructure and energy sectors with a track record in principal investing, project finance and M&A advisory, deal structuring and asset management. GreenWish Partners is a renewable energy platform dedicated to sub-Saharan Africa. The company aims to invest $250m and build a diversified portfolio of on-grid and off-grid solar PV and onshore wind projects for a cumulative capacity of 600MW over the next five years.

He started his career at the IFC , focusing on environmental project development in Africa, later joining the project finance department of Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking and in 2008 moved to the advisory department of Macquarie. He has also been an investment director for the infrastructure fund of French state-owned Caisse des Dépôts.

Over his various experiences, he has been involved in multiple international transactions from transportation to energy with a focus in the recent years on renewable energy (solar, biomass and geothermal).

Gilles is a panellist at the Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting, 21-22 November, London