Wissam Anastas serves as a member of our Advisory Board. Mr. Anastas brings over 20 years of global banking and investment experience in the energy transition from some of the world’s most reputable companies including Paribas, SocGen, UBS and Deutsche Bank Asset Management. From April 2018 to present, Mr. Anastas has been serving as one of the Co-founders and Executive Board Members of Amarenco Mena, an Independent Power Producer with a solar focus. Mr. Anastas was involved in defining the strategy in the region and support in developing the business that has operations now in five countries and a pipeline of in excess of 2GW.
Since June 2018, Mr. Anastas also has served as Managing Partner of a London based merchant bank DSEL (with a parent listed on the TSX) that is focused on high growth real assets in the energy transition. Since September 2019, Mr. Anastas has also been responsible for the investment in EMP, a highly experienced wind energy developer focused on Northern Europe with an excess of 500MW of pipeline. From August 2011 to March 2017, Mr. Anastas spent seven years at Deustsche Bank Asset & Wealth Management as Co-Head of the Global Infrastructure Fund amongst other Investment Committee roles in the Private Equity & Private Markets platform. He was responsible for the fund raise, the origination of investments and the fund management.
The co-mingled fund deployed in excess of $200 million across the energy and infrastructure sector globally. Since June 2016, Mr. Anastas has sat on the Board of Directors of Energisme, an energy technology Saas/Paas business focused on big data and artificial intelligence. Mr. Anastas led the initial investment round, supported the growth and led the company’s listing on Euronext Growth in July 2020. Mr. Anastas holds an MSc in Civil Engineering from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts et Industries de Strasbourg and an MBA from INSEAD and has completed an executive program at Harvard Business School.