Gore Street Capital was one of the first investors to deploy privately owned grid scale battery projects in Britain. Since 2015 the Adviser has developed relationships with a number of developers, EPC contractors, O&M contractors and battery manufacturers - including its long-standing relationships with NEC ES and NK. The Adviser Investment Committee has extensive experience in the renewables sector
Alex O'Cinneide - CEO and Founder
Alex O’Cinneide is CEO and Chair of the Investment Committee of Gore Street Capital. Prior to this he was Managing Director and Head of Europe for Paladin Capital, a Senior Advisor to Kleinwort Benson Bank, and served on the Investment Committee of IndoChina Capital; and from 2006 to 2013 was Head of Investments for Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s USD15 billion sovereign wealth fund. Alongside those commercial activities he is a trustee of the London Irish Centre, a UNICEF Advisor, is a visiting researcher to the Energy Policy Group in Cambridge University and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Alex O’Cinneide holds a MA from Trinity College Dublin, a MSc from the London School of Economics, a MSc from the London Business School and a Phd from Trinity College Dublin on Energy Policy.
Michael Philipp - GSC Chairman
Mr Philipp has over 30 years' experience as an investor, senior banking executive and business leader. He is currently Chairman and Managing Partner of Ambata Capital, a financial services organisation focused on the development and financing of clean energy and sustainable businesses worldwide. Mr Philipp is also the Chairman of Reykjavik Geothermal, a geothermal development company founded in Iceland in 2008. Reykjavik Geothermal is focused on the global development of high enthalpy geothermal resources for utility scale power production.
Prior to founding Ambata, Mr Philipp was a member of the Group Executive Board of Credit Suisse from 2005 to 2008, as well as chairman and chief executive officer of Credit Suisse Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
Daniel Mudd - GSC Board Director
Daniel Mudd was the CEO of Paladin Global in 2015-2017. From 2009-2012, Mr Mudd was the CEO of Fortress Investment Group, a global asset management firm with over US$50 billion invested in private equity, credit, and hedge funds. Under his leadership, the firm expanded its base to Asia and the Middle East, acquired new business, eliminated corporate debt while restoring shareholder dividends, and operated market- leading distressed debt funds. He had served on the Fortress board since the firm's IPO in 2007. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Fannie Mae, the United States' largest mortgage investor, from 2005- 2008. From 1991-2000, he was a senior officer at General Electric.
Frank Wouters - GSC Board Director
Mr Wouters is a director of the Investment Manager. He is Senior Vice President New Energy at Reliance Industries and heads the EU Clean Energy Technology Network from Abu Dhabi. Mr Wouters was recently the Deputy Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (“IRENA”). Prior to IRENA, Mr Wouters was the Director of the Clean Energy Unit at Masdar, a subsidiary of Mubadala, one of Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth funds. During his tenure as Director of the Masdar Clean Energy Unit, Mr Wouters led the development and construction of renewable energy projects worth more than A4 3.4 70 US$3 billion. He received his MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology. He received his MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology.
Piers Lindsay-Fynn - GSC Board Director
Piers is an investor who backs entrepreneurs with the capability to disrupt financial markets in new ways. A founder-investor at Gore Street Capital, he is drawn to businesses that blend strong, scalable commercial models with the ability to impact the world positively, especially in the renewable energy space. Having started his career as a broker in London and New York, he has headed up his family’s private investment office since 2004. He holds a Masters in Finance from London Business School.
Suminori Arima - Chief Investment Officer (CIO)
Suminori Arima, the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at the Investment Manager, is a former Managing Director of RHJ International in Japan and London, and of Kleinwort Benson in London. Since Suminori joined Ripplewood in 2002, he has gained over 20 years’ experience in private equity, including various large investments and divestments. He was also a board member of various public and private companies. Prior to joining Gore Street Capital, Suminori had been engaged in various investment activities in solar and wind (on-shore and off-shore) in Europe. He has a Masters in Finance from Princeton University and a BA in Economics from the University of Tokyo.