Eero Auranne has 30 years of experience in the energy sector as CEO of Empower, President of ÅF Energy and Executive VP leading Fortum’s international power business. He is the co-founder and CEO of Enordic, the first sustainable energy platform in the Nordics, with the mission to enable the transformation of the Nordic energy sector by becoming the partner for those who develop or operate sustainable energy projects. In addition to Nevel, Eero holds various Board positions including e.g. Savosolar Oyj and Dekati Oy.
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.
Amir Sharifi is Managing Director. In addition to investing activities, he is part of the Asset Management Team Amir has been an active board member in number of portfolio companies in the energy space across France and the Nordics. He is in charge of coordinating Ardian’s renewable energy investment mandates globally. Amir joined Ardian in 2007 as investment manager in the co-investment team where he was involved on large cap investments in telecom and energy sectors. He then became Head of Corporate Development and Communications of Ardian. He joined the Infrastructure Team in 2010. Prior to joining Ardian, he had worked for 5 years as a strategy consultant with a specialization on due diligence and utilities. Amir is also founder and executive board member of the Ardian Foundation which he initiated in 2010.
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.
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.
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.
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.