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Board of Directors

Nevel is governed by Board of Directors, whose members are:​​​​​​​

Stefano Fedrigo

Operating Partner of Ardian Infrastructure, Co-Owner of Infrazug AG, Zug/Switzerland

Stefano Fedrigo is an Operating Partner of Ardian Infrastructure since 2009.

He is/was a board/audit committee member of Ardian’s portfolio companies such as  Ascendi, Skyline Renewables, Enovos, Kallista Energy, 3New Group, 2i Rete Gas and Aloe Energy.

Previously he spent 5 years as CFO at Axpo’s Italian 1600 MW CCGT business in Italy. Prior to that he advised several Swiss companies on business restructuring and planning as a consultant. He worked 5 years for Glencore International in the M&A division with focus on non-ferrous mining and smelting assets. A business economist and chemical engineer by background, Stefano started his career at ABB International in the finance division. He is fluent in English, French, Italian and German.

Education: Economics and business administration at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, Swiss Federal chemical process engineer diploma from the Engineering Institute of Geneva, Switzerland, Swiss Federal certificate of chemical lab operator.

Simo Santavirta

Head of Asset Management – Infrastructure

Simo Santavirta is Senior Managing Director and Head of Ardian Infrastructure Asset Management. Simo was/is a board member of portfolio companies such as LBC, Andberg Vind, Kallista, Enovos, Skyline Renewables and Hill Top. Simo joined Ardian in 2016. Previously, he spent 13 years at the global power generation group, InterGen, while being based in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. At InterGen, most recently he held the position of Vice President, Strategy and Portfolio Management, based in InterGen’s head office in the USA. Prior to that, his other roles at InterGen include Vice President and General Manager in the Philippines and Director of Business Development for North West Europe. An engineer by background, Simo Santavirta started his career at Finnish energy company, Fortum Oyj in 1998.

Education: Helsinki University of Technology Finland

Lars O. Josefsson

Independent Consultant, Sweden

Lars O. Josefsson has been appointed as a new member of the Board of Directors at energy infrastructure company Nevel. Josefsson has previously held leading positions in companies such as Sandvik Mining and Construction, Mycronic AB, Almiak Hek Group, ABB and Siemens. Josefsson assumed his position on the Nevel board on 1 May 2021.

Education: Chalmers University of Technology

Pierre-François Dessard


Pierre-François Dessard is a Director at Ardian. Pierre-François is a board member of portfolio companies Andberg Vind, Lakiakangas and Nevel. Pierre-François joined Ardian in 2017. Previously he was an Assistant Vice President at EIG Global Energy Partners, where he focused on equity and structured equity investments in midstream, power and renewables globally. Before joining EIG in 2014, Pierre-François spent approximately five years with Macquarie Capital, primarily in their New York office, where he participated to landmark infrastructure transactions, both in America and Europe.

Education: Sciences Po Paris, Australian National University

Daniel Von Der Schulenburg

Head of Ardian Infrastructure Germany, Benelux & Northern Europe

Daniel joined Ardian in 2020 and is responsible for investment actives in the German speaking market. He also serves on the Supervisory Board of EWE. Prior to Ardian, Daniel was a Partner at 3i Group in London where he was involved in origination, execution and asset management. Focus areas included energy, telecommunication, transportation and the German speaking markets. He joined 3i after working for energy focused investment firm Hudson Clean Energy Partners in New York and London, where he served on the infrastructure investment committee. He is also a co-founder of Sunlight Financial, a major specialty finance company for retail energy systems in the USA. He speaks English, French and German.

Education: University of Cambridge, EAP-ESCP, TU Berlin