The Downing energy and infrastructure team is pleased to announce three new hires and the opening of a Swedish office as they continue to strengthen their knowledge and expertise in the renewable energy sector.
With a strong existing asset base and pipeline in the Nordics, the opening of a Stockholm office in Sweden allows Downing to have a strategic base in the area.
Joining to help support the Nordics business is Magnus Olofsson as Senior Nordic Advisor, who has over 25 years’ experience in renewable energy and electricity grids and is a board member of both the Swedish Hydro Association and Downing Hydro. His prior role was as Director General of the Swedish Electrical Safety Board. Magnus is also the founder of the Swedish Energy Institute and a fellow at Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Joining the team to bolster its construction management expertise and to lead the development of the Stockholm office is Per Johansson as Portfolio Director. Previous to this appointment, Per was Construction Project Manager at OX2 with a particular focus on Health and Safety, construction management and procurement. Prior roles to that were at E.ON, Enercon and NCC. Per also holds a Masters in Civil Engineering from Lund University.
In the UK, joining the energy team as Associate Director is Roberto Casuccio, who has worked extensively in the renewable energy industry, focusing mainly on wind and solar investments, divestments and financings. Prior to Downing, Roberto worked at Glennmont Partners for six years where he successfully handled the majority of the company’s Italian transactions. Previous experience also includes roles at Antin Solar Investments (a platform of Antin Infrastructure Partners) and at Rothschild in the M&A division where he was involved in clean energy advisory transactions.
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About Downing LLP
Downing LLP is a London-based investment management firm that manages over £1.4 billion in businesses across a range of sectors, from renewable energy, care homes, health clubs, and children's nurseries, to technology and sports nutrition. Downing has a demonstrable track record in renewables, having made 133 investments into solar parks, wind farms and hydroelectric plants since 2010. For further details please visit www.downing.co.uk