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

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Karen Boesen

CFO
Sonnedix
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Karen Boesen joined Sonnedix in August 2021 as Chief Financial Officer. In her role as CFO Karen is responsible for Finance, Tax, Project Finance, Financial Planning and Power Marketing.

Prior to joining Sonnedix, Karen has spent more than 20 years in the Upstream Oil & Gas industry. Working for one the Energy Majors, she has latest been Country Manager in Southeast Asia, and prior to that CFO for their UK business. Her experience also includes leading Corporate Strategy and M&A functions, and she has been in charge of several post-merger integration and change management projects. Karen is Danish of origin and passionate about leading change, driving growth and the transition to renewable energy.

09:10
 - 09:50
Keynote Panel Discussion
COMMODITIES, CAPEX, CAPITAL & CONFIDENCE: HOW HAVE 2021 HEADWINDS AFFECTED THE INDUSTRY?

2021 saw global headwinds have a direct and expensive impact on the solar industry as supply chain constraints and materials prices rose dramatically. This has led to some project delays and investors re-working the economics in their projects. In this panel, we ask specifically what impact this has had on investor confidence.

  • Hindsight is 2021 but what have we learnt?
  • Volatility was everywhere in 2021 and we saw gas and oil prices rise alongside other key commodities and – crucially – equipment and services for projects, what is the long-term outlook and how have these changed project economics?
  • Are we ready if interest rates increase?
  • There is often talk about a “wave” of capital and we have seen the relationship shift between investor and developer – where is this wave headed and how can developers ensure ongoing access to capital?
  • Has the cost of capital or investor expectations changed?

Moderated By

, Partner
, EY
, CFO
, Sonnedix
, CIO
, Blue Elephant Energy
, Partner
, Everwood Capital
, Managing Partner & CIO
, NextEnergy Capital
, Managing Partner
, Bluefield