Chief Executive Officer
Richard has considerable experience in raising and ensuring the rapid deployment of capital dedicated to infrastructure investing in clean energy. He also has expertise and considerable experience in identifying, acquiring, integrating and managing complimentary businesses.
Richard was appointed Chief Executive of AMP Clean Energy in 2012. During this time, he has overseen the original IPO (in 2014) and most recently (in 2020) the acquisition and take private of AMP Clean Energy by Asterion Industrial. During this time, he has led the acquisitions of a number of businesses which have been integrated into a vertically integrated clean energy business developing and owning clean energy assets located both behind the meter and in front of the meter.AMP Clean Energy’s core strategy is aimed at helping businesses and property owners unlock the potential of decentralised and distributed energy as the UK transitions to a low carbon future
Head of Asset Development
Mark heads up AMP Clean Energy’s Asset Development team which is focused on developing and delivering projects which deliver flexibility in front of the meter and energy directly to customers behind the meter. To date, the team has developed over 80MW of heat led assets (mainly biomass and CHP) and over 250MW of reserve power projects. Mark also acted as CFO between 2014-2021 and has been part of the senior management team which has led the business since its IPO in 2014 and its take private by Asterion in 2020.
Prior to AMP Clean Energy, Mark worked at Canopy Capital and at Barclays Capital where he focused on fixed income transactions.
Mark has an MSc (Distinction) in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a BSc in Economics from University College London.
Nicole is a Senior Director at Asterion Industrial Partners (AIP). She has 12 years of experience in the Energy & Utilities sector.
Prior to joining AIP at its inception, Nicole spent 10 years at Morgan Stanley Commodities and Trading, both in London and New York, focused on structured transactions in European Energy Origination and Power Origination for North America.
Nicole started her career as a trainee in the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London and Frankfurt. Nicole is a German national and holds an MBA from the Said Business School, Oxford University, a Masters in Political Sciences by the Munich School of Political Sciences and held her Studies of Law in Munich and Paris.
Guido is a Founding Partner and member of the Investment Committee at Asterion Industrial Partners (AIP). He has 14 years of experience in the financial services industry with focus on infrastructure during the last 8 years.
Prior to founding AIP, Guido was a Director at KKR Infrastructure, where he gained experience across 11 transactions, investing €4.5bn in Europe during the 8 years he spent here.
Formerly, Guido was an associate at Goldman Sachs where he was involved in a broad range of mergers, acquisitions and financings across various industries based in London, New York and Buenos Aires. Guido holds a BA, magna cum laude, in Business Administration, from Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires. In the past he has served as board member at 5 companies in the infrastructure space in Europe.
Antonio is an Operating Partner at Asterion Industrial Partners. He brings to the team 32 years of experience in the Energy space in Europe.
Antonio is the founder and CEO of Haya Energy Solutions, a specialized consulting firm focused on the energy sector and based in Paris, which has developed M&A projects in renewable and conventional power generation, cogeneration, district heating, gas and power retail, energy procurement and power optimization in France, Spain, Portugal, Germany and Ireland.
Prior to this Antonio was CEO of KKR’s CELEST Power in France (2x410MW CCGT). Previously he was also CEO of Endesa France and General Secretary, Strategy & Corporate Development Director at E.ON France. Formerly, he held different positions at Endesa, including Responsible for M&A at Endesa Europe and Regulation Specialist at Endesa Distribution. Antonio holds an MBA from Deusto University and a Degree in Industrial Engineering by the Engineering School at Seville.