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Mohammad Ahmad

IT Manager

Biography

Mohammad joined Arcus in 2018.  He is responsible for IT and Data Security at our London and European offices. Prior to joining Arcus, Mohammad worked for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) and Inc Direct.  He holds a BSc (Engineering Management) and MSc (Computer Science) from the University of Hertfordshire (UK).

Languages

English, Persian

Date Joined

2018

Office

London

Michael Allen

Partner

Biography

Michael was part of the team that founded Arcus in 2009. Prior to joining Arcus, Michael was with Babcock & Brown’s European Infrastructure Team in London. Before Babcock & Brown, Michael held positions with Merrill Lynch, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Goldman Sachs in London. Michael started his career at Linklaters. Michael holds a LLB (Hons) from King’s College, University of London (UK) and attended the Corporate Finance Programme at London Business School (UK).

Management Roles

Investment Committee Member
Co-head of Transport Sector Team
Responsible for Origination in France and Iberia
Asset Manager for Brisa
Board Member for Brisa and TDF (observer)

Languages

English, Spanish, French, Portuguese.

Date Joined

2009

Office

London

Daniel Amaral

Partner

Biography

Daniel was part of the team that founded Arcus in 2009. Daniel co-led the team that successfully completed the takeover of Brisa in 2012 and the de-listing in 2013 and, as member of the Executive Committee, has been and continues to be involved in the day-to-day management of the Brisa business. Prior to joining Arcus, Daniel was with Babcock & Brown’s European Infrastructure Team in Lisbon. Before Babcock & Brown, Daniel held senior management positions with Credip – Instituição Financeira de Crédito and Caixa Banco de Investimento, where Daniel served as head of project finance, having direct responsibility for the debt and equity structuring of all of the bank’s project finance transactions in Portugal between 2000 and 2008. Daniel started his career with Geral de Depositos in Lisbon. Daniel holds a Management Degree from Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (Portugal).

Management Roles

Management Committee Member
Ethics Committee Member
Responsible for Origination in Portugal
Asset Management Team Member for Brisa
Executive Committee Board Member for Brisa

Languages

Portuguese, English, Spanish

Date Joined

2009

Office

Lisbon

Stefano Brugnolo

Partner

Biography

Stefano was part of the team that founded Arcus in 2009. Prior to joining Arcus, Stefano worked at Babcock & Brown as part of the European Infrastructure Team in London and Milan. Prior to Babcock & Brown, Stefano was with Trafigura, a leading independent commodity trading company. Stefano holds a degree in International Economics and a MSc (Corporate Finance) from Università Luigi Bocconi in Milan (Italy). Stefano is a CFA® charterholder.

Management Roles

Co-head of Energy Sector Team
Asset Manager for GTC
Board Member for GTC
Responsible for Origination in CEE and Italy

Languages

Italian, English, Spanish

Date Joined

2009

Office

London

Chantelle Carr

Financial Controller

Biography

Chantelle joined Arcus in 2015. Prior to joining Arcus, Chantelle worked at NBGI Private Equity, a private equity fund manager, Invicta Capital and Land Securities. She holds a BCom (Accounting) from the University of the Free State (South Africa) and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Languages

English, Afrikaans

Date Joined

2015

Office

London

Jenni Chan

Senior Investment Director

Biography

Jenni joined Arcus in 2009. Prior to joining Arcus, Jenni was with Babcock & Brown European Infrastructure Team in London. Before that, Jenni was with Prudential, PKF, Merrill Lynch and Barclays Capital in London. Jenni started her career at Felsers in Sydney and then at Pitcher Partners. Jenni holds an Executive MBA from London Business School, MCom (Advanced Finance) and BCom (Finance and Accounting) from University of New South Wales (Australia). Jenni is a CFA® charterholder and member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Management Roles

ESG Committee Member

Languages

English

Date Joined

2009

Office

London

Stéphanie Chery

Account and Legal Assistant

Biography

Stéphanie joined Arcus in 2013. She coordinates legal and accounting matters of the Luxembourg entities. Prior to joining Arcus, Stéphanie worked for TMF and alterDomus in Luxembourg. She holds an MFin from EM Strasbourg Business School (France).

Languages

French, English

Date Joined

2013

Office

Luxembourg

Bansi Chudasama

Executive Assistant

Biography

Bansi joined Arcus in 2018. She is an Executive Assistant to one of the partners. Prior to joining Arcus, Bansi held roles as an Executive Assistant at Marks & Spencer and as a Structured Derivatives Analyst at RBS. She holds a BSc (Economics) from University of Birmingham (UK).

Languages

English, Gujrati, Hindi, Punjabi

Date Joined

2018

Office

London

Jack Colbourne

Partner

Biography

Jack was part of the team that founded Arcus in 2009. Jack has focused on telecoms infrastructure for much of his career, and led the development of Shere from inception in 2004 through to its successful sale in late 2016, serving as a board director throughout. Prior to joining Arcus, Jack was with Babcock & Brown where he held various positions within the European Infrastructure Team, European Real Estate Team and Principal Investments Group in London. Before joining Babcock & Brown, Jack held increasingly senior positions with Resolution Property PLC, WorldTel Ltd., the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Monitor Company. Jack holds an MBA from INSEAD (France), an MA from the University of Melbourne (Australia), and an AB from Harvard College (USA).

Management Roles

Investment Committee Member
Co-Head of Telecoms Sector Team
Ethics Committee Member
Board Member for Alpha and E-Fiber

Languages

English, French

Date Joined

2009

Office

London

Thea Connolly

Investment Director

Biography

Thea joined Arcus in 2014. She works closely with Arcus’ General Counsel on the ongoing management of existing assets, new investment opportunities and deal execution. Thea is a Solicitor with eight years of experience advising on a variety of deals in the infrastructure sector, including project finance and PPP/ PFI, infrastructure fund establishment, M&A and structured transactions. Thea holds a LLB (Hons) and a BA (International Relations) from the University of Queensland (Australia), and a Grad. Dip. (Legal Practice) from the College of Law, NSW (Australia). Thea is a Solicitor, qualified in NSW, Australia and in England and Wales.

Management Roles

Senior Legal Counsel
ESG Committee Member

Languages

English

Date Joined

2014

Office

London

Jordan Cott

Senior Investment Director

Biography

Jordan joined Arcus in 2016. Prior to joining Arcus, Jordan was part of the private infrastructure investments team at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), based in London and Toronto. Before that, Jordan was with Scotiabank in Toronto, Canada and Santiago, Chile working in the investment banking and structured finance team. Jordan holds a BCom from McGill University (Canada).

Management Roles

Responsible for Origination in Belgium and Netherlands
Asset Manager for E-Fiber
Board Member for E-Fiber

Languages

English, Spanish

Date Joined

2016

Office

London

Mark Cresswell

Senior Investment Director

Biography

Mark joined Arcus in 2019. During his career Mark has held a wide range of infrastructure financing service roles. Mark started his career at JPMorgan where he worked in UK M&A and was part of the team advising and executing the merger between Lattice and National Grid. In the derivatives team, also at JPMorgan, Mark ran the risk management group covering the bank’s private equity and infrastructure clients and latterly ran risk management for all UK corporate clients across rates, FX, equities and inflation. Mark worked on the risk management of Eircom (Babcock and Brown) and the public to private of Forth Ports. In 2014 Mark joined Renshaw Bay, a structured credit hedge fund, and latterly looked at mezzanine lending opportunities in renewables space in the UK. At Haitong, China’s second largest investment bank, Mark ran the UK M&A team and advised on various renewables projects in Scotland, particularly around capital structure optimisation. Mark holds a BA (Economics) from Cambridge University (UK).

Languages

English

Date Joined

2019

Office

London

Flemming Dalgaard

Independent

Biography

Flemming joined the Arcus’ independent advisory panel in 2018. An expert in the European maritime industry, he works with the Arcus Transport origination team assessing specific opportunities and advising on market dynamics. Flemming is an experienced chief executive and non-executive director with over 30 years of general management and commercial as well as operational experience in the maritime industry and logistics sector, ranging from global multinationals to start-ups. Flemming started his career with A.P.Moller-Maersk in 1986 as a management trainee and spent the following 21 years there in a variety of roles including Deputy Managing Director Maersk Line Germany, Managing Director of Maersk Line UK & Ireland as well as Group Vice President WOC. He spent a further eight years with DP World as CEO for the Europe and Russia regions, followed by the position as Group Senior Vice President responsible for Global Strategy. Following DP World Flemming joined Gulftainer as Chief Executive responsible for all Group activities including Port, Trucking and Logistics activities. As well as being a Chartered Fellow of the IoD and a Chartered Fellow of the UK Institute for Logistics and Transport, Flemming is also currently an adviser to the APMC Africa infrastructure fund and a non-executive director for Harwich Haven Authority and the Danish company Shipping SDK.

Management Roles

Maritime Transport Independent Advisor

Date Joined

2018

Christopher Ehrke

Partner

Biography

Christopher was part of the team that founded Arcus in 2009. Prior to joining Arcus, Christopher was with Babcock & Brown’s European Infrastructure Team and Corporate Finance Team in London. Prior to Babcock & Brown, Christopher was with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton’s Corporate M&A group in London. Christopher started his career with Linklaters in London, Paris and Frankfurt. Christopher holds a LLB (German Law) from Kings College, University of London and a MLaw from Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany). Christopher was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in September 2001.

Management Roles

Co-head of Telecoms Sector Team
Responsible for Origination in Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Luxembourg
Asset Manager for TDF
Board Member for TDF and Swiss4net

Languages

English, German, French, Spanish

Date Joined

2009

Office

London

Rebecca Ellice Flint

Investor Relations Assistant

Biography

Rebecca joined Arcus in 2016. She works within the investor relations team at Arcus, responsible for coordinating marketing, fundraising and existing investors activities. Prior to joining Arcus, Rebecca worked for Michael Page in London. She holds a BSc (Zoology) from University of New South Wales (Australia).

Languages

English

Date Joined

2016

Office

London

Katie Gilbert

Personal Assistant

Biography

Katie joined Arcus in 2010. She is a Personal Assistant for a team of 14 people at Arcus. Prior to joining Arcus, Katie worked with many of the same team at Babcock & Brown.

Languages

English

Date Joined

2010

Office

London

Simon Gray

Co-Managing Partner

Biography

Simon was part of the team that founded Arcus in 2009. Prior to joining Arcus, Simon was Head of European Economic Infrastructure with Babcock & Brown’s European Infrastructure Team in London. Before Babcock & Brown, Simon was with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s infrastructure banking team and Prudential Bache Capital Funding in London. Simon holds an MA (Engineering and Management Studies) from Trinity College, Cambridge University (UK).

Management Roles

Investment Committee Member
Management Committee Member
AEIF 1 Fund Supervisory Board Member

Languages

English

Date Joined

2009

Office

London

Stuart Gray

Partner

Biography

Stuart was part of the team that founded Arcus in 2009. Stuart works closely with the transaction teams as they look to implement effective holding structures for all Arcus investments. Prior to joining Arcus, Stuart was Tax Director with Babcock & Brown in London. Before Babcock & Brown, Stuart was Global Head of Tax at Taylor, Nelson Sofres based in London. Stuart started his career with Andersen and Sanmina SCI in Glasgow. Stuart holds a BAcc from University of Glasgow. Stuart is a member of the Institute of Chartered Tax Advisors and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland.

Management Roles

Management Committee Member
Head of Tax and HR
CFO
Board Member for Brisa

Languages

English

Date Joined

2009

Office

London

Stephan Grillmaier

Head of Investor Relations

Biography

Stephan joined Arcus in 2016. Prior to joining Arcus, Stephan was a Partner at Aerius Associates and MVision Private Equity Advisers in London. Stephan started his professional career with positions at VCM Capital Management in Munich and Swiss Re Private Equity Partners in Zurich. Stephan holds a BA (International Relations) from Webster University St. Louis (USA) and a MLitt (Management, Economics and Politics) from University of St. Andrews (Scotland). In addition, Stephan attended the Advanced Management Programme at the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania (USA).

Management Roles

ESG Committee Member

Languages

English, German, French

Date Joined

2016

Office

London

Ian Harding

Co-Managing Partner

Biography

Ian was part of the team that founded Arcus in 2009. Within Arcus Ian oversees the formulation and execution of investment strategies for assets being acquired and Arcus’ assets under management.  Prior to joining Arcus, Ian was with Babcock & Brown’s European Infrastructure Team. Before Babcock & Brown, Ian was with Citigroup’s infrastructure advisory group and with NM Rothschild & Sons natural resources team.  Ian holds an MA (Economics, Clough Scholar) from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University (UK).

Management Roles

Investment Committee Member
Management Committee Member
Head of Debt and Treasury
Head of Origination
AEIF 1 Fund Supervisory Board Member
ESG Committee Member
Ethics Committee Member
Board Member for Euroports and GTC

Languages

English

Date Joined

2009

Office

London

Sir Brian Ivory

Independent

Biography

Sir Brian is a highly experienced non-executive director, having served on public, private and not-for-profit boards in a number of sectors across Europe including the UK. He has a strong understanding of fund governance and as well as being a member of the AEIF1 FSB, is currently Chairman of Marathon Asset Management, Deputy Chairman of London Real Estate Exchange Limited and serves on the board of Insight Investment Management Limited. Previous board appointments include HBOS, Bank of Scotland and Macallan Glenlivet. Sir Brian’s executive career culminated in his appointment as Chief Executive and Chairman of Highland Distillers Plc.

Management Roles

Independent AEIF1 FSB Member

Date Joined

2009

Office

London

Melanie King

Head of Compliance & Risk

Biography

Melanie joined Arcus in 2019. She holds the CF10 and CF11 registrations with the FCA. Within Arcus, Melanie coordinates compliance activities and risk reporting. Melanie is an experienced compliance officer with 30+ years of experience in asset management in a variety of areas, and for the last 11 years has held senior compliance roles. Prior to joining Arcus, Melanie worked as a consultant for two years to three financial services organisations helping them to set up compliant businesses with robust governance structures. Prior to that she held the Head of Risk and Compliance role with CF10, CF11 and CF10a functions for two firms within the Openwork Group. Melanie holds a Higher National Diploma in Business and Finance from London Metropolitan University.

Management Roles

Head of Compliance & Risk

Languages

English

Date Joined

2019

Office

London

Neil Krawitz

Partner

Biography

Neil was part of the team that founded Arcus in 2009. Prior to joining Arcus, Neil was part of Babcock & Brown’s European Infrastructure Team and Corporate Finance Team in London. Neil started his career with Ernst and Young in London and Sydney where he was part of the firm’s Transaction Services team. Neil holds a BCom from University of New South Wales (Australia). In addition, Neil is a member of The Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Management Roles

Head of Asset Management & ESG
Asset Manager for Alpha
ESG Committee Member
Ethics Committee Member
Board Member for Alpha

Languages

English

Date Joined

2009

Office

London

Sanjeev Kumaranayakam

Head of Valuation

Biography

Sanjeev joined Arcus in 2015. Prior to joining Arcus, Sanjeev held finance positions at Lion Capital, a private equity fund, and Goldman Sachs in London. Sanjeev started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the Investment Management Assurance team before joining LECG (acquired by FTI Consulting) in the Financial Advisory Services practice. Sanjeev holds a BSc (Accounting and Finance) from the London School of Economics (UK). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Management Roles

Head of Valuation

Languages

English

Date Joined

2015

Office

London

Leo Kwan

Senior Investment Executive

Biography

Leo joined Arcus in 2016. Prior to joining Arcus, Leo was with Quercus Investment Partners and ING Bank in London. Leo holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) and a BCom (Hons) from Carleton University (Canada).

Languages

English

Date Joined

2016

Office

London

Lauren Leeds

Personal and Company Secretarial Assistant

Biography

Lauren joined Arcus in 2014. Lauren is a personal and company secretarial assistant. Lauren’s role also includes compliance assistance. Prior to joining Arcus, Lauren held roles as executive support at Brooks Macdonald and as a wealth management representative at Canada Life in London.

Languages

English

Date Joined

2014

Office

London

Audrey Lewis

Independent

Biography

Audrey is an experienced independent director representing both Luxembourg regulated funds and Luxembourg domiciled companies. She currently is an Independent Director for AEIF1 Luxembourg activities. Her areas of expertise include real estate, infrastructure, distressed debt and business turnarounds in both private equity and listed funds. Audrey has over twenty years experience in the financial industry, specializing in international banking and fund administration as an internal auditor, senior manager and independent director.

Management Roles

Independent Director for AEIF1 Luxembourg Activities

Date Joined

2011

Office

Luxembourg

Natasha Lyon

Senior Investment Director

Biography

Natasha joined Arcus at inception in 2009. Prior to joining Arcus, Natasha was with Babcock & Brown and Ernst and Young in Sydney and London. Natasha holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Australia) and a BCom from Wollongong University (Australia). Natasha is a CFA® charterholder.

Management Roles

Treasurer

Languages

English

Date Joined

2009

Office

London

Shirene Madani

Investment Executive

Biography

Shirene joined Arcus as an Investment Executive in 2018. She works within the investment team focusing on deal execution and asset management. Prior to joining Arcus, Shirene held positions in the project finance and corporate and investment banking coverage teams at Citigroup in London and Toronto, respectively. Shirene holds an HBA degree from Ivey Business School at Western University (Canada).

Languages

English, French

Date Joined

2018

Office

London

Victoria Masserova

Investor Relations Executive

Biography

Victoria joined Arcus as an Investor Relations Executive in 2019. Victoria works within the investor relations team, supporting fundraising activities, investor reporting and external marketing. Victoria started her career as a Debt Capital Markets professional at Barclays. She holds a BSc Degree in Economics, Politics and International Studies from Warwick University (UK) and an MSc in Management from HEC Paris (France).

Languages

English, Russian

Date Joined

2019

Office

London

Klaus-Dieter Maubach

Independent

Biography

Professor Klaus-Dieter joined Arcus’ independent industry advisor panel in 2018. He works with the Arcus Energy Origination team assessing specific opportunities and analysing the market. Klaus-Dieter is a highly regarded senior adviser and an expert on energy, infrastructure and utilities, with a particular focus on energy transition. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and is honorary professor at the Technische Universität Clausthal lecturing on power economics. His research and consulting activities deal with the transformation of the power sector in Germany and beyond. Klaus-Dieter started his career in the utility space in the mid ‘90s. From 1998 to 2001 he served as a CEO for Wesertal GmbH, a utility owned by the Finnish group Fortum. He went on to join EON in 2001. He was appointed as a Board Member and later as CEO of Avacon AG. From 2006 to 2010 he led the power businesses of EON across continental Europe serving as CEO of EON Energie AG, based in Munich. From 2010 to 2013 he served as Chief Technology Officer and a Member of the Management Board at EON SE. At EON SE he re-invented EON’s venture capital activities and founded EON Connecting Energies, a business for distributed energy solutions. From 2015 until the end of 2016 Klaus-Dieter served as CEO of Encavis AG (formerly also known as Capital Stage AG), a publicly listed company and Germany’s largest independent operator of wind and solar farms. As non-executive, Klaus-Dieter currently serves on various boards of directors of leading energy groups, including Fortum Corp. (Deputy Chairman), ABB Deutschland AG (Supervisory Board), Axpo Power AG (Supervisory Board), and Encavis AG (Supervisory Board).

Management Roles

Energy Industry Advisor

Date Joined

2018

Sigolene Mazenod

Receptionist/Personal Assistant

Biography

Sigolene joined Arcus in 2017. She works as a receptionist and coordinates events management. Prior to Arcus she was with Emirates Airline in Dubai. She holds a Higher European Diploma in Tourism from Athlone Institute of Technology (Ireland).

Languages

French, English

Date Joined

2017

Office

London

Laurence Mulliez

Independent

Biography

Laurence is an experienced chief executive and non-executive director with over 25 years general management and commercial experience in a range of industries and firms, from large multi-nationals to start-ups. Laurence started her career with Banque Nationale de Paris in 1988 before moving to M&M Mars Inc. in 1992 and then Amoco Chemical Inc. in 1993, which was acquired by BP p.l.c. in 1998. She spent a further 11 years at BP in a variety of roles including Chief Executive of Castrol Industrial Lubricants and Services. Following BP, Laurence became Chief Executive of independent power producer Eoxis UK Limited from 2010 to 2013. As well as being an independent member of the AEIF1 FSB, she is currently Chairman of Voltalia S.A. and Globeleq, non-executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee of Aperam S.A., non- executive Director and Senior Independent Director at Morgan Advanced Materials and non-executive Director of SBM Offshore N.V.

Management Roles

Independent AEIF1 FSB Member

Date Joined

2017

Office

London

Tilly Munro

Personal Assistant

Biography

Tilly joined Arcus at inception in 2009. Alongside her Personal Assistant role, she also looks after HR administration. Prior to Arcus, Tilly was at Babcock & Brown where she worked with many of the same Arcus team.

Management Roles

HR administrator

Languages

English

Date Joined

2009

Office

London

Michele Olivieri

Senior Investment Director

Biography

Michele joined Arcus at inception in 2009. Prior to joining Arcus, Michele was with Babcock & Brown as part of the European Infrastructure Team in Milan. Prior to joining Babcock & Brown, Michele was with Deloitte Consulting and Value Partners Consulting in Milan. Michele holds an MSc (Electronic Engineering) from Federico II University (Italy) and an MBA from MIP Management School of Milan (Italy).

Languages

Italian, English

Date Joined

2009

Office

Milan

Nicola Palmer

Partner

Biography

Nicola was part of the team that founded Arcus in 2009. She led the team that completed the takeover of Forth in 2011 and was Asset Manager for Forth from 2009 to 2012. Prior to joining Arcus, Nicola was with Babcock & Brown’s European Infrastructure Team in London and Sydney. Prior to Babcock & Brown, Nicola was with Australian Industry Development Corporation (AIDC) in Sydney. Nicola started her career with Baker & McKenzie and Clayton Utz in Sydney. Nicola holds an MA (Applied Finance) from Macquarie University (Australia), a LLB (Hons) and a BSc (Computer Science) from University of Sydney (Australia). In addition, Nicola holds a Diploma from the Securities Institute in Sydney.

Management Roles

Investment Committee Member
Co-head of Transport Sector Team
Responsible for Origination in UK, Ireland and Scandinavia

Languages

English

Date Joined

2009

Office

London

Su-Anne Pang

Financial Controller

Biography

Su Anne joined Arcus in 2009. She works in the Luxembourg office, responsible for finance and legal activities. Su Anne started her career in London where she qualified as chartered accountant before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers in Bermuda and alterDomus in Luxembourg. Su Anne holds a BSc (Applied Accounting) from Oxford Brookes University (UK). She is a member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Languages

English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay, French

Date Joined

2009

Office

Luxembourg

Robert Parker

Independent

Biography

Bob is a Senior Adviser to the International Capital Markets Association and chairs the Asset Management and Investors Council. He has worked in the asset management industry for over 40 years at Rothschilds and then at Credit Suisse where he was responsible for managing a significant part of their asset management businesses. As well as Bob’s role as independent AEIF1 FSB member, he is also a member of the Investment Committee of Quilvest Wealth Management, a member of the Development Board of St John’s College Cambridge and is a Governor of Kings College School.

Management Roles

Independent AEIF1 FSB Member

Date Joined

2009

Office

London

Marcelle Pedra

Finance Manager

Biography

Marcelle joined Arcus in 2009. Prior to joining Arcus, Marcelle held a finance position at Hitachi Capital in London. Marcelle started her career at RSM in South Africa, working in audit and corporate finance as a Senior Manager. She has a BSAc (Hons) from Rand Afrikaans University (South Africa), is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Languages

English, Afrikaans

Date Joined

2009

Office

London

Lisero Perez Lebbink

Investment Director

Biography

Lisero joined Arcus in 2015. Prior to joining Arcus, Lisero worked at EISER Infrastructure and Macquarie Capital in London. Lisero holds a BSc (Aerospace Engineering) and a MSc (Aerospace Engineering – Space Engineering) from Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands), and a MSc (Finance, Hons) from VU University Amsterdam (the Netherlands).

Management Roles

Board Member (Observer) for E-Fiber

Languages

Dutch, English, Spanish, German

Date Joined

2015

Office

London

Garry Pieters

Independent

Biography

Garry has 32 years of experience in the field of finance and asset management which he brings to his role as an independent director for AEIF1 Luxembourg activities. His experience in the financial industry and in particular of fund management covers investment management, product development, legal, marketing, distribution and general management. He has been directly responsible for fund launches of various types of portfolios including plain vanilla, derivative, funds of funds and alternative strategy funds with a strong emphasis on and experience in governance and sustainability.

Management Roles

Independent Director for AEIF1 Luxembourg Activities

Date Joined

2010

Office

Luxembourg

Martin Puder

Investment Executive

Biography

Martin joined Arcus as an Investment Executive in 2018. He works within the investment team focusing on deal origination and asset management. Prior to joining Arcus, Martin worked in the investment banking coverage team at Citigroup in Frankfurt. Before that, Martin was with Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt. Martin holds an MSc in Finance degree from EBS University for Business and Law in Oestrich-Winkel (Germany) and a BSc from the University of Applied Sciences of the Deutsche Bundesbank (Germany).

Languages

German, English

Date Joined

2018

Office

London

Akeemah Rahman

Assistant Accountant

Biography

Akeemah joined Arcus in 2015. She works as an Assistant Accountant. She holds a BSc (Biomedical Science) from De Montfort University (UK).

Languages

English

Date Joined

2015

Office

London

Arndt Rautenberg

Independent

Biography

Arndt started working with Arcus’ telecom origination team as an independent industry advisor in 2017, assessing specific opportunities in the Telecoms industry. Arndt is the founder and Managing Partner of Rautenberg & Company. He has long-standing experience in advising financial investors and their portfolios, but also mid-size companies and corporations. His special expertise is in transactions and in corporate finance as well as in strategy development and implementation, particularly in the TMT industry. He started his professional career in 1994 with Boston Consulting Group, having completed his studies of business administration at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and at Georgetown University. In 2000, he founded a technology investment and consulting firm together with two partners, which he later successfully sold to Sapient Corp., a NASDAQ listed technology corporation based in Cambridge, USA. After several years as a board member of Sapient, Arndt became a Board Member of T-Systems and soon thereafter the Chief Strategy Officer at Deutsche Telekom, where he was responsible for both the group’s strategy development as well as portfolio management. Since leaving in 2008, Arndt has placed his emphasis on advising financial investors and mid-size companies in all phases of a transaction.

Management Roles

Telecoms Independent Advisory

Date Joined

2017

Romain Roirand

Senior Investment Director

Biography

Romain joined Arcus in 2012. Prior to joining Arcus, Romain worked within the Power, Utilities and Infrastructure Corporate Finance team at Societe Generale in Paris and London. Romain holds an MSc (International Finance) from HEC Paris (France), an MSc (Decision Sciences & Risk Management) from AM Paristech / Ecole Normale Supérieure (France), and an MSc (Engineering) from AM Paristech (France).

Management Roles

Asset Manager for Swiss4net
Board Member for Swiss4net
Board Member (Observer) for TDF

Languages

English, French

Date Joined

2012

Office

London

Jasmin Rossler

Corporate Secretary (Luxembourg)

Biography

Jasmin joined Arcus in 2018. In her current role at Arcus, she administers the Luxembourg registered companies on the corporate side and reports to the legal team in London. She is a trained paralegal with more than four years of experience within the legal department of one of the leading international financial service providers, Citco REIF Services (Luxembourg) S.A, in Luxembourg. She was in charge of various projects in the private equity and real estate team, worked with different types of structures and gained also experience in AML and compliance. She holds a Higher Diploma in Business Administration from Theobald-Simon-School (Germany).

Languages

German, English, French

Date Joined

2018

Office

Luxembourg

Sebastiaan Scholtes

Investment Executive

Biography

Sebastiaan joined Arcus in 2018. Prior to Arcus, Sebastiaan worked for 3i, where he was part of the Infrastructure team in London and the Private Equity team in Amsterdam. Sebastiaan holds a MSc (Finance and Private Equity) from The London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) and a BSc (International Business Administration) from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Netherlands).

Languages

Dutch, English

Date Joined

2018

Office

London

Christian Scott-Mackenzie

Investment Director

Biography

Christian joined Arcus in 2015. Prior to joining Arcus, Christian was with IFM Investors in Melbourne. Christian holds a BCom and a LLB (Hons) from University of Melbourne (Australia). Christian is a CFA ® charterholder.

Languages

English

Date Joined

2015

Office

London

Christina Sgardeli

Senior Investment Executive

Biography

Christina joined Arcus in 2017. Prior to joining Arcus, Christina was with Piraeus Capital Management in Athens and New York. Christina started her career at Morgan Stanley in London and New York and was then at Viohalco in Athens. Christina holds a MSc (Financial Economics) from Oxford University, a MEng (Civil Engineering) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Languages

English, Greek, German

Date Joined

2017

Office

London

John Shea

Senior Investment Director

Biography

John joined Arcus in 2011. Prior to joining Arcus, John worked at JF Infrastructure in Sydney and Mirvac Investment Management in Sydney. John started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dublin. He holds a BBS from Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland) and a MBS from Smurfit Business School, Dublin (Ireland). John is a CFA® charterholder and is a Chartered Accountant (Ireland).

Languages

English

Date Joined

2011

Office

London

Toby Smith

Partner

Biography

Toby was part of the team that founded Arcus in 2009. As General Counsel, Toby has oversight of all legal matters within Arcus and is particularly adept in assisting the team in pursuing and unlocking complex transactions. Prior to joining Arcus, Toby was Head of Legal for Babcock & Brown’s European Infrastructure Team in London. Prior to joining Babcock & Brown, Toby was a Senior Counsel at Amey plc, and before that was an Associate Solicitor at Herbert Smith and, previously at Wragge & Co where he qualified as a Solicitor in 1999. Toby holds a BA (Hons, history and politics) from Keele University (UK).  He then undertook a law conversion course and Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Chester (UK). Toby is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

Management Roles

General Counsel
Management Committee Member

Languages

English

Date Joined

2009

Office

London

Giulio Spreafico

Investment Executive

Biography

Giulio joined Arcus in 2019, having previously held an Investment Banking Analyst role at Nomura in the Power, Utilities and Infrastructure team in London. His infrastructure experience to date spans across the broader infrastructure space, having been involved in successful M&A processes in renewable energy, regulated utilities and transport.  Giulio holds an MSc (Finance) and BSc (Economics) from Università Luigi Bocconi in Milan (Italy).

Languages

English, Italian

Date Joined

2019

Office

London

James Thomas

Financial Controller

Biography

James joined the Arcus Luxembourg office in 2016 responsible for finance and legal areas.  Prior to joining Arcus he worked within the insurance and telecoms industries in London, Cayman Islands and Luxembourg. James holds a LLB from Brunel University London and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales.

Languages

English

Date Joined

2016

Office

Luxembourg

Jake Woolfstein

Senior Investment Executive

Biography

Jake joined Arcus as an Investment Executive in 2017. Prior to joining Arcus, Jake held positions in the Project Finance and Foreign Exchange Sales teams at Barclays Bank, and in the Natural Resources team at JP Morgan Chase in London. Jake holds a BEcon from the University of Nottingham (UK).

Languages

English

Date Joined

2017

Office

London