Low Carbon appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Low Carbon, the renewable energy investment company, is expanding its senior management team with the appointment of Juan Martin Alfonso as Chief Financial Officer. The move is part of Low Carbon’s strategy to build one of the strongest management teams in the energy investment industry, in order to effectively pursue its long term goal of making a significant and positive impact on the causes of climate change.

Alfonso joins from the AES Corporation, a Fortune 500 global power company with 35 GW of generating capacity and $16 billion in annual revenues, where he spent 12 years in a variety of senior finance roles around the world, including CFO of Europe and the Middle East and EMEA Finance Managing Director.

His expertise includes financial management, accounting, planning, treasury, and risk management, built on operations, financing and complex transactions.

Alfonso brings a wealth of knowledge relating to deal structuring and project management of energy generation portfolios. His expertise will help Low Carbon to continue making sound investments in renewable energy projects.

Alfonso says: “I was attracted to Low Carbon because it combines a profitable and sustainable business model with a determination to improve the environment. It is a great opportunity for me to use my experience to maximise the efficiency and opportunities that renewable energy projects can unlock not only for investors, but for the environment and society as a whole.”

Roy Bedlow, CEO of Low Carbon says that: “In order to effectively invest in the best renewable energy projects, in the most efficient way, we need the best people. Juan’s impressive background will be greatly beneficial to our short and long term investment and asset development goals in our pursuit of positive climate change.”

Low Carbon is a privately-owned UK investment company which invests in, owns and operates renewable energy projects – including solar, wind, hydro and anaerobic digestion – taking projects from early stage investment to full scale operation. It is committed to making a positive and significant impact on the causes of climate change.