31 January - 1 February 2024 | Novotel London West, Hammersmith, London UK    #SFIEurope


Charles Lesser


Charles Lesser is an energy corporate financier, focused on Apricum’s transaction advisory mandates. He helps companies navigate the energy transition across energy storage, e-mobility, digital energy and merchant risk.

Charles has over 20 years’ experience in energy investment banking. With an outstanding record of achievement, he has advised public and private companies from start-up to FTSE100 on capital raising, M&A, A&D and strategic transactions, and has been recognized with numerous industry awards.

Before joining Apricum, Charles was the managing director and head of natural resources at Panmure Gordon, a British investment bank. He spent seven years at Macquarie Group first as managing director, European midcap equities, and then as head of European energy banking. Prior to that he held the role of board director and European managing director at Tristone Capital, an international energy boutique acquired by Macquarie. He spent the first 9 years of his career in energy at UBS’ investment bank.

Charles holds a master’s degree in social and political sciences from the University of Cambridge.

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Keynote Panel Discussion
The Solar Finance & Investment Summit is 10 Years Old - How Will Business Models Change in the Next 10-years?
  • This panel will throw the runes towards 2033 and ask: "what does the next 10-years hold?"
  • When it comes to talent, diversity and inclusion, how well-prepared is the industry for the next 10-years?
  • How quickly do we think technology manufacturing can scale up?
  • The IRA is a step change for US regulation, how might regulation in the EU and UK support change?
  • How is capital innovating - investment from large utilities and institutions
  • What’s next in revenue streams?

Moderated By

, Head of Global Business Operations
, Lightsource bp
, Sales Director Utility
, LONGi Solar Technologie GmbH
, Partner
, Apricum
, Senior Director of Europe
, Clean Power Research
, Technical Director
, Obton
, Managing Partner
, Bluefield

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