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Barnsbury, Greater London, N1 0ED, United Kingdom
February 01, 2021

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Diego CANAL SAEZ +44-756*-***-***



Renewables Investment Fund with $5bn assets across Europe, North and South America 2019 - Present Strategy and Portfolio Management Associate

Reporting to Execute Director and CFO. Managing one Analyst

• Co-developed brand-new corporate Strategy and direction for the organization

• Created the Business Plan based on capital allocation and portfolio optimization analysis

• Fully developed and managing the Innovation Strategy. Building digital and data tools as well as, analyzing financial feasibility of new technologies and ideas

• Delivering recommendations to the Investment Committee on proposed new M&A deals

• Supporting company Valuation with discount rates research and risk analysis

• Continuous advisory work for the Executive Committee, Shareholders and Local Teams

• Constant support to CEO and CFO to improve their effectiveness of all aspects of their role OXTO ENERGY London, UK

Energy storage solutions provider for legacy grid infrastructure and distributed energy 2019 Business & Strategy Development Manager

Reported to CEO

• Fully developed company s strategy; including market analysis and growth strategy

• Created project development frameworks for international target markets; Grid Services, EV Infrastructure, Renewables Generation and Industrial Processes

• Increased company s project pipeline from £5 million to £40 million for 2020 INVENERGY LLC Chicago, USA

Clean energy provider with $2,000M in revenue and +15,000 MW in development and operation 2013 - 2017 Project Developer, Growth Markets Development

Reported to VP of Engineering

USA and Latin America Market Developments

• Performed financial valuations for greenfield and acquisition opportunities

• Led development of power plant offers for two public tenders in Peru ($90M) and Panama ($200M)

• Managed negotiations and relationships with senior EPC and OEM contractors Energia del Pacifico Project – El Salvador, Central America

$1,000M Offshore Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) regasification terminal and a power plant (380 MW)

• Supported technical due diligence during the project acquisition

• Negotiated alongside VP the $270M power plant contract. Achieved $17M in capex reductions

• Led, negotiated, and successfully completed the onshore $0.4M geotechnical campaign

• Developed and supervised a successful contractor selection process for the offshore $150M project Nelson Energy Center 580 MW – Illinois, USA

Reported onsite progress to VPs during construction and commissioning of the combined cycle Project Engineer, Renewables Project Development 2013 - 2014 Reported to Director of Renewables Project Engineering

• Developed financial valuations of new developments

• Created wind farm and solar layouts (PVSyst, Windpro) for +500MW in the USA and Mexico

• Analyzed wind resource data using modeling software (Windographer) to produce energy yield estimates EDUCATION

INSEAD Greater Paris, France

Master of Business Administration, MBA 2017 - 2018 ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Chicago, USA

Master of Industrial Technology and Operations 2012 - 2013 EHU/UPV ESCUELA TECNICA SUPERIOR DE INGENIERIA Bilbao, Spain Master of Science + Bachelor of Industrial Engineering 2008 - 2013 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Other professional experiences and interests:

• Financial and LBO modelling by Training The Street (TTS)

• Professional Chef for various fine dining restaurants in Spain, USA and UK

• International sailing competitions (Spain, Europe, and USA)

• Hobbies: classical music, opera, and outdoor sports (rugby, backcountry, climbing, surfing) Volunteering:

• Head camp counselor for four summers with the Friendly House crime prevention program in Mansfield, Ohio

• Certified sailing instructor for Carpe Ventus, a sailing big brother support non-profit in Chicago Work authorization(s): EU passport holder. Married to a US citizen. Past H1B holder Languages: English (Fluent), Spanish (Fluent), Basque (C1) and French (B1)

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