1-2 February 2023 | Leonardo Royal Hotel Tower Bridge, London UK    #SFIEurope

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Joost Bergsma

Managing Partner / CEO
Glennmont Partners
BERGSMA_Joost_7K7A6336_Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner Profile

Joost is a founding partner and CEO of Glennmont Partners. He is a member of the Investment Committee and the Asset Management Committee. Joost is involved in originating new deals and also in the negotiations of some of the funds’ key investment and exit transactions. He is a board member of a number of portfolio companies, including the Gode Wind Offshore Wind Investment in Fund III. Joost is responsible for overseeing and implementing Glennmont’s strategy development alongside the other partners and works closely with Glennmont’s clients.

He has more than 16 years’ experience in energy and power utilities transactions across the value chain, in Europe and emerging markets. Prior to joining Glennmont, Joost held a series of senior positions in asset management and investment banking at BNP Paribas, ABN AMRO and SG Warburg & Co.

Joost read Law at Leiden University and has an M.B.A. from INSEAD.

09:10
 - 09:50
Keynote Panel Discussion
Energy Security, Supply Chain Constraints and the Energy Transition

Within the EU, cumulative capacity has risen from 104GW to 162GW over the past three years. That is equivalent to an annual growth rate of 15%, but the next four years of additions could fall short in several key EU countries.

IEA estimates show around $975bn was invested into power in 2022 (as of late June 2022) but this represents an under-investment compared to the $1.2tn needed to achieve governments’ carbon reduction policies and pales next to the $2tn needed to reach net zero. We’ve seen larger funds being gathered and global fund managers moving renewables up their list of priorities. In this session, we will hear from some of the largest fund managers about how they think we can scale up investment needed to hit net zero.

  • How can the renewables industry rise to meet demand for energy and REPower EU targets?
  • How will the cost of raw materials and their availability affect the economics of solar and storage moving forward?
  • Which key raw materials might be subject to shortages?
  • Will limits on the global supply chain put the march to net zero at risk?
  • What investors and governments could do next to ensure a stable transition
  • Network capacity, curtailment, bottlenecks and delays - developing a solid plan to deal with these issues
, Head of the Power Sector Unit for the World Energy Outlook (WEO)
, International Energy Agency (IEA)
, Managing Partner / CEO
, Glennmont Partners
, Managing Partner & CIO
, NextEnergy Capital

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