The Euromoney / GlobalCapital Corporate Summit

Olivier Leruste

Head of Global Financing

Akuo Energy

Olivier Leruste is the head of global financing at Akuo Energy, which has raised more than €1500m over the last eight years from financial institutions, infrastructure funds and development banks. With his team, Olivier has negotiated power purchase agreements and structured large project finance in Uruguay, Montenegro, Croatia, Mali and France for wind, photovoltaic, hydro and co-generation power plants. Olivier has 14 years of experience in the energy sector both in Europe and in the Americas. Before joining Akuo, Olivier was based in New York and Mexico City where he has structured several major financings for an investment bank in the oil and gas and the commodities sector. Olivier is a French native speaker and is fluent in English, Spanish and German. Olivier holds an MSc in management from HEC in Paris and a bachelor´s degree from the University of Paris IV Sorbonne. Akuo Energy is an independent power producer with 560 MW of assets currently in operation and construction. It issued in July 2016 a €44m green bond, the fourth private placement of bonds carried out by Akuo Energy over the last three years.

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