Managing Body

The eeef is managed by the Board of Directors, which has the exclusive power to administer the Fund and to determine the course of conduct of its business affairs, in compliance with the articles, the issue document and applicable laws and regulations. The Board shall have the broadest powers to act in any circumstances on behalf of the Fund, subject to the powers expressly assigned by law or the articles to the general meeting of shareholders. The Board of Directors will have prime responsibility for all aspects of the administration of the business of the Fund.

The directors are elected by the general meeting of shareholders and appointed annually, subject to approval by the CSSF of any new directors. The current Board of Directors consists of the following members:

Chairman:

Giorgio Chiarion Casoni is head of DG for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission. He joined the European Commission in 1994 and since then has held various positions with the DG for Economic and Financial Affairs. In his current position, he is responsible for various projects in financing of climate change, infrastructure policies and Euratom.

Mr Casoni holds a degree with honours in statistics, probability, mathematics, economics and econometrics from Universita degli Studi di Roma (La Sapienza).

Members:

Roberto Ferrante is head of energy initiatives at Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A in Rome and as such is responsible for promoting strategic equity initiatives for the development of relevant energy projects and infrastructure.

Before joining CDP Mr Ferrante held different positions at Terna S.p.A. He was head of operations assuring the operations, maintenance activities and real-time availability of the Lombardy region high-voltage transmission grid. From 2009 until 2016 Mr Ferrante was the head of the M&A Department in charge of management of the merger, acquisition, disposal and restructuring transactions of the group in Italy and abroad.

Mr Ferrante holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Bologna University.

Adela Tesarova is deputy head of the Economic Analysis and Financial Instruments Unit of the European Commission. The unit works on the overall management of a medium-sized unit, including human resource issues, with special focus on coordination of the energy contribution to the recovery plan, investments, financial instruments and sustainable finance (incl. the EU taxonomy) for the green energy transition. She joined the European Commission in October 2005 and has since held various positions as the policy officer in areas such as energy, climate, transport and environment.

Mrs Tesarova holds a master’s degree in international economic relations from Prague University of Economics and Business.

Imke Krieger is an independent board member in various investment funds (mainly AIF/RAIF), based in Luxembourg. She has broad expertise in different asset classes (i.e. renewable energy, infrastructure, real estate, aircraft, private equity) and market conditions, as well as in-depth structuring and financing knowledge from previous employment.

Prior to her current position Mrs Krieger worked as a senior project manager in asset finance and leasing at Deutsche Bank AG from 1999 until 2013.

Mrs Krieger holds a diploma in economics from the University of Dortmund, Germany.

David Walker is a private equity specialist with over 25 years of investment experience. With a consistent track record of business development and product innovation, Mr Walker is currently a senior advisor at Asper Investment Management and member of its ESG Committee, a member of the Management Board of Marguerite I and a member of the Advisory Council to WWF Scotland, Edinburgh.

Before leaving in 2015, Mr Walker was Head of Infrastructure Funds, part of the Climate Change and Environment Division within the European Investment Bank. He most recently worked as Director, Private Equity at BMO Global Asset Management in Edinburgh, UK.

Mr Walker graduated in Modern History from St Andrews University, UK.