CEO, QUERCUS ASSET MANAGEMENT
Diego is the Co-Founder & CEO of Quercus Investment Partners Limited. He has worked in investment banking and finance for more than 17 years and has been involved in the renewable energy sector since 2009. Diego has extensive experience in cross border financing having worked with corporates as well as municipal and government linked institutions across Europe. Prior to founding Quercus, Diego established a successful consultancy business and was, amongst other roles, Managing Director for Commerzbank and IMI bank in London, where he led due diligence on a variety of complex corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions. He started his career at Caboto Securities, the British investment banking arm of Banca Intesa. At Quercus, Diego has driven the company’s real asset strategy overseeing the successful launch of two compartments, building a portfolio of some 22 utility scale plants with a strong pipeline and structuring debt facilities for circa EUR 300m. In 2011 Diego brought Quercus into ForVEI, a joint venture with CDC, Foresight, Adenium Capital and VEI Capital, which created a substantial portfolio of PV plants in Italy of some 70MW. In 2012 he successfully negotiated for Quercus to participate in a joint venture with government owned UKGIB (UK Green Investment Bank) for the construction of London based TEG Biogas plant, the first commercial-scale anaerobic digestion and composting facility in the capital. Diego holds a degree in Economics from Ca‘ Foscari University of Venice where he has been invited back on several occasions to deliver lectures in financial markets economics.