Senior Associate

Valerianne Nicolaou-Gambini

Valérianne is responsible for the management of the IPM Growth portfolio and has been a senior member of the execution team responsible for IPM Growth’s investments. She has a prior background in infrastructure private equity as well as project and export finance in global emerging markets.

Valérianne joined IPM in early 2016 as an Associate, working primarily on IPM’s infrastructure projects and related advisory mandates. Following the launch of IPM Growth, she moved onto performing investment analysis and due diligence for its InfraTech venture investment opportunities. With the expansion of the IPM Growth portfolio of InfraTech companies, Valérianne went on to become the Senior Associate in charge of portfolio management, with her responsibilities revolving around investment monitoring, reporting, and consulting with portfolio company management on their development strategies and financing rounds.

Valérianne first gained experience in project finance in the Nuclear and Steam Project and Export Finance division of Alstom Power where she closely followed their portfolio of on-going projects. She also assessed prospective projects’ political and commercial risks with a view to informing the hedging strategy of the development team. She then joined InfraMed Management where she actively participated in the acquisition and financing of Hamitabat CCGT, one of Turkey’s largest operational combined cycled power plants (1,156MW) and monitored the InfraMed Fund’s investment in the Middle-East’s first and largest utility-scale Tafila wind farm (117MW) in Jordan. Whilst at InfraMed, Valérianne also analysed and diligenced numerous energy and social infrastructure opportunities across the Middle-East and African continent.

Valérianne holds a bachelor’s degree in Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean Studies and has a master’s degree in Finance and Strategy with a focus on emerging markets and international project finance, from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (SciencesPo).

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