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Rob Gregor
Rob Gregor
Managing Partner
London
Rob Gregor

Managing Partner

Rob Gregor

Tel: +44 20 7766 3350
Email: rob.gregor@basaltinfra.com

Rob is responsible for the overall management of the Firm, is a member of the Investment Committee and has 25 years of infrastructure experience. Rob is currently a director of UPPCO, Wightlink, Alkane Energy and Texas Microgrid.

Previously, Rob was Head of European Infrastructure at AMP, where he was responsible for managing the European infrastructure investment business, which he was instrumental in founding in 2005. At AMP, he oversaw transaction origination and execution, portfolio management and asset management for AMP’s European managed infrastructure funds. Rob was director of a number of AMP’s European portfolio companies including Alpha Trains, Compañía Logística De Hidrocarburos (“CLH”), Thames Water and SMIF. Rob served as an alternate director of Wales and West Utilities. Prior to joining AMP in 1997, Rob worked for Bankers Trust, TNT Limited, and Ernst and Young.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canberra and a Master of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from the University of Sydney in Australia, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Rob is also a Member of the UK Institute of Company Directors. 

Steven Lowry
Steven Lowry
Partner
London
Steven Lowry

Partner

Steven Lowry

Tel: +44 20 7766 3355
Email: steven.lowry@basaltinfra.com

Steven is responsible for advising on the origination, execution and management of assets, predominantly in Western Europe, and is a member of the Investment Committee. Steven has 21 years industry experience and is currently a director of McEwan Power, Wightlink and Alkane Energy.

Previously, Steven was Director of European Infrastructure at AMP where he led, executed and managed transport and social infrastructure investments for AMP’s European managed infrastructure funds. At AMP, Steven served as a director of Angel Trains and Alpha Trains. Prior to joining AMP in 2007, Steven worked as Head of Infrastructure Equity and Advisory, Europe at Commonwealth Bank of Australia in London, focusing on the transport and social infrastructure sectors. He additionally founded and led the social infrastructure team at Commonwealth Bank of Australia Limited (“CBA”) in Sydney. Prior to working for CBA, Steven worked for Halifax Bank of Scotland PLC in infrastructure project finance. His 21 years of experience in leading transactions for debt, advisory and equity investments in airports (Sydney Airport), roads, ports (Dalrymple Bay), rolling stock (Angel Trains) and social infrastructure (Forth Valley Hospital) has provided him with strong project management skills and a detailed understanding of managing complex transaction processes, skills that are essential in executing infrastructure transactions. 

Steven holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from St. Andrews University in the UK and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Steven is also a Member of the UK Institute of Company Directors.

Jeff Neil
Jeff Neil
Partner
New York
Jeff Neil

Partner

Jeff Neil

Tel: +1 646 661 3901
Email: jeff.neil@basaltinfra.com

Jeff is based in New York and is responsible for origination and ongoing management of North American infrastructure investments.  He is also a member of the Investment Committee (appointed by the U.S. sub-adviser). Jeff is currently a director of UPPCO and Texas Microgrid.

Prior to the establishment of Basalt, Jeff was Investment Director of European Infrastructure at AMP where he was responsible for the origination and execution of infrastructure investments in Europe, focused in particular on utilities and energy transactions, for AMP’s European managed funds. While at AMP, Jeff originated and led the AMP execution team for investments in a major monopoly products distribution and storage network in Spain and managed the execution of AMP’s European portfolio investment in Thames Water, one of the UK’s largest water and wastewater networks. Prior to joining AMP in 2005, Jeff worked for Duke Energy, originating and executing structured energy commodity transactions and for Enron, where he focused on asset development and acquisitions in Europe, South America and the Middle East. Jeff has 23 years of experience, including 20 years’ experience as a principal investor in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East, with experience focused primarily on the energy sector. 

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts from The American University in Washington, DC. 

Michael Cowell
Michael Cowell
Chief Operating Officer
London
Michael Cowell

Chief Operating Officer

Michael Cowell

Tel: +44 20 7766 3360
Email: michael.cowell@basaltinfra.com

Michael is responsible for the administration and operations of the Firm. Previously, Michael was European Investment Manager at AMP, where he was predominantly responsible for the operational management of AMP’s European managed funds and also worked as an asset manager on several of the European portfolio’s investments, including Wales and West Utilities and Thames Water. Michael joined AMP in 2003 and was initially employed as an investment manager in risk and operations for the Private Equity and Infrastructure divisions, following which he managed AMP Life’s portfolio of private equity and infrastructure investments. Michael is currently a director of McEwan Power and Alkane Energy.

Michael has over 23 years of industry experience, holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from The Nottingham Trent University and is a fellow member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.

Rob Keough
Rob Keough
Senior Principal
New York
Rob Keough

Senior Principal

Rob Keough

Tel: +1 646 661 3905
Email: rob.keough@basaltinfra.com

Rob joined Basalt in 2013 and is located in the New York office. Rob is responsible for advising on the origination and ongoing management of infrastructure investments, primarily in North America. Rob is currently a director of UPPCO. Previously, Rob was Managing Director at John Hancock Life Insurance Company, where he was most recently portfolio manager of John Hancock’s infrastructure equity portfolio. During his tenure at John Hancock, he played a lead in building and managing an infrastructure portfolio comprised of direct investments, co-investments, and equity fund investments in power generation, electric transmission and distribution, oil & gas midstream, utilities, toll roads, airports, ports and rail in North America, the UK and Continental Europe. Prior to joining John Hancock in 2001, Rob was an attorney at Bingham McCutchen in Boston and PhelpsDunbar in Mississippi.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Science in finance (magna cum laude) from Syracuse University and a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University.

John Hanna
John Hanna
Principal
London
John Hanna

Principal

John Hanna

Tel: +44 20 7766 3366
Email: john.hanna@basaltinfra.com

John joined Basalt at its inception and is located in the London office. John advises on the origination, execution, management and operation of investments for the Firm. John is currently a director of McEwan Power and Wightlink. Previously, John was a transaction director within Balfour Beatty Investments and has 15 years of infrastructure investment and advisory experience. While at Balfour Beatty Investments, John was involved in the origination and acquisition of infrastructure assets in sectors such as airports and offshore transmission and has been actively involved in the management of investments across Balfour Beatty Investments’ wider portfolio. Prior to joining Balfour Beatty Investments, John worked in the infrastructure financing teams at both PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG, advising private sector bidders and government bodies on transactions across the transport and social infrastructure sectors.

John holds a Bachelor of Arts from Manchester Metropolitan University.

David Greenblatt
David Greenblatt
Principal
New York
David Greenblatt

Principal

David Greenblatt

Tel: +1 646 661 3902

David joined Basalt in 2011 and is located in the New York office. David advises on the origination, execution, management and operation of investments for the Firm, with a particular focus on the North American market. David is currently a director of Texas Microgrid and has 14 years of experience in infrastructure investment and advisory services. Previously, David worked as a strategic consultant at Parsons Brinckerhoff, where he advised financial and strategic investors on transactions in the transport sector. David focused on econometric-based demand and life cycle cost analysis of large transport and power generation assets in North America.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts from Connecticut College and a Masters degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with a focus on Applied Economics. David is a fluent speaker of Mandarin.

Joe Galan
Joe Galan
Asset Manager
New York
Joe Galan

Asset Manager

Joe Galan

Tel: +1 646 661 3900
Email: joe.galan@basaltinfra.com

 Joe Galan recently joined Basalt as Asset Manager, based in the New York office. He is focused principally on asset management of Basalt’s North American portfolio investments.

Prior to joining Basalt in 2017, Joe was Senior Vice president at GE Capital - Energy Financial Services where he led investment underwriting and execution of transactions in the power renewables and energy infrastructure sectors in the US and abroad. Prior to GE, Joe worked for Ashmore Energy where he focused on capital expansions, turn-around efforts and acquisition financing on power and gas infrastructure assets and for Enron in the areas of asset management, M&A, and project and structured finance supporting the commodities business and equity investments in power and energy sectors.   Joe has 20+ years of experience in the areas of asset management, project and structured finance, investment underwriting and capital market transactions.

Joe holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas, a MBA in Finance from Tulane University, a CPA designation, and is a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Markus Geisselmann
Markus Geisselmann
Vice President
Munich
Markus Geisselmann

Vice President

Markus Geisselmann

Tel: +49 179 5008 992
Email: markus.geisselmann@basaltinfra.com

Markus joined Basalt in January 2013 and is located in Munich. Markus advises on the origination, execution, management and operation of investments for the Firm, with a particular focus on the German-speaking markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He has over 21 years of infrastructure investment experience and before joining Basalt he was Bid Director at Balfour Beatty Investments’ Munich office where he was responsible for the origination and acquisition of infrastructure assets in Central and Western Europe. Prior to joining Balfour Beatty Investments, Markus worked for the infrastructure investment department of major Austrian and German contractors (Alpine Mayreder and Walter Bau) and Kreditananstakt für Wiederaufbau (KFW).

Markus holds a degree in business administration from Pforzheim University.

Jennifer Katz
Jennifer Katz
Vice President
New York
Jennifer Katz

Vice President

Jennifer Katz

Tel: +1 646 661 3904
Email: jennifer.katz@basaltinfra.com

Jennifer joined Basalt in 2013 and is located in the New York office. Jennifer assists the Partners with the origination, execution, management and operation of North American investment opportunities. Jennifer began her career at AllCapital and continued on with the same team at Abatis Capital. She also worked as a senior consultant for Sigma Energy Solutions. Jennifer has 9 years of infrastructure experience, having specialized in North American regulated utilities and energy generation investment opportunities, including both conventional and renewable technologies.

Jennifer holds a BA in Astrophysics with a concentration in Mathematics from Columbia University.

Wil Jones
Wil Jones
Vice President
London
Wil Jones

Vice President

Wil Jones

Tel: +44 20 7766 3352
Email: wil.jones@basaltinfra.com

Wil joined Basalt in March 2014 and is located in the London office. Wil focuses on the origination, execution, management and operation of investments, predominantly in Western Europe. Prior to joining Basalt, Wil spent over four years at Deloitte where he specialised in business modelling within Corporate Finance. Wil worked as part of a team to design, develop and test complex models for a diverse range of clients including infrastructure related projects.

Wil is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Manchester.

Amrita Jaijee
Amrita Jaijee
General Counsel
London
Amrita Jaijee

General Counsel

Amrita Jaijee

Tel: +44 20 7766 3361
Email: amrita.jaijee@basaltinfra.com

Amrita joined Basalt in February 2012 and is General Counsel, responsible for all legal matters, and in addition is Chief Compliance Officer. Previously, Amrita spent over four years with Macquarie with a focus on principal investment, financing, asset management and support to the financial advisory businesses, primarily in the Infrastructure and Real Estate sectors across the EMEA region. Prior to that, Amrita was part of the European Transaction and Securitisation Group at Citi focusing on structuring and negotiation of financing. Amrita trained and qualified with Clifford Chance with a particular focus on Pan-European Acquisition Financing transactions.

Amrita holds an MA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University and is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Andy Friend
Andy Friend
Chairman of the Investment Committee
London
Andy Friend

Chairman of the Investment Committee

Andy Friend

Tel: +44 20 7766 3370
Email: andy.friend@basaltinfra.com

Andy chairs the Investment Committee. Andy is an experienced Chief Executive Officer and has been involved in the infrastructure sector for more than 30 years. Previously, Andy was CEO and Managing Director of Infrastructure at John Laing plc, where he played a leading role in the restructuring and growth of the group as a leading investor prior to its 2006 acquisition by Henderson for £1.0 billion. Prior to John Laing plc, Andy worked at Macquarie in the UK as an Associate Director, a position he assumed in 1997. Andy held a succession of senior management roles at the City of Melbourne focused on economic and service development, culminating in his appointment as Chief Executive in 1995. Andy is an experienced Non-Executive Director having served on the Boards of Partnerships UK, Financial Security Assurance (UK) Ltd, the Department for Transport High Speed Two Ltd. and numerous project companies in the rail, airports and utility sectors. He is currently a Non-Executive Chairman of the investment committee of the InfraMed fund and a member of the City University Council.

Andy holds a Master of Arts from Cambridge University. He is also a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a former Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.

Marcus Berg
Marcus Berg
Senior Associate
London
Marcus Berg

Senior Associate

Marcus Berg

Tel: +44 20 7766 3351
Email: marcus.berg@basaltinfra.com

Marcus joined Basalt in 2015 and is located in the London office. Marcus advises on the origination, execution, management and operation of investments, predominately in Western Europe. Previously, Marcus spent nearly three years in financial modelling where most recently he was a Transaction Modelling Executive at EY. Marcus has a wealth of modelling experience, having also worked on a number of infrastructure mandates. Marcus has over three years of corporate finance experience of which a significant part has been within infrastructure. Marcus holds a BSc in Management from the University of Warwick.

June Sun
June Sun
Associate
New York
June Sun

Associate

June Sun

Tel: +1 646 661 3164

Email: june.sun@basaltinfra.com

June joined Basalt in 2017 and is located in the New York office. June advises on the origination, execution, management and operation of investments, predominately in North America. Previously, June worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Wells Fargo Securities in the Leveraged Finance Group in Charlotte, NC. She worked on a wide range of leveraged debt financings with a focus on the energy industry, and executed acquisition related bond and loan financings, tender offers, amendments, and repurchases.

June holds a B.A. in Finance with a concentration in Accounting from Michigan State University. June is a fluent speaker of Mandarin.

Ruggero Paterno
Ruggero Paterno
Associate
London
Ruggero Paterno

Associate

Ruggero Paterno

Tel: +44 20 7766 3353
Email: ruggero.paterno@basaltinfra.com

Ruggero joined Basalt in 2017 and is located in the London office. Ruggero advises on the origination, execution, management and operation of investments, predominately in Western Europe. Previously, Ruggero spent nearly four years in M&A, first in an infrastructure fund in Rome and most recently at EY where he was an Executive in the Infrastructure Corporate Finance Team. Ruggero has a wealth of transaction experience, having worked on over £3b worth of deals in the renewable energy and P&U sector.

Ruggero holds a M.A. from the University of St. Andrews and a M.S. from the London School of Economics

Jonathan Blum
Jonathan Blum
Associate
New York
Jonathan Blum

Associate

Jonathan Blum

Tel: +1 646 665 4549

Email: jonathan.blum@basaltinfra.com

Jonathan joined Basalt in 2017 and is located in the New York office. Jonathan advises on the origination, execution, management and operation of investments, predominately in North America. Previously, Jonathan worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at KeyBanc Capital Markets in their Utilities, Power and Renewable Energy group. He worked on a variety of deals and opportunities with a focus on renewable energy.

Jonathan holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Alexandre Gehler
Alexandre Gehler
Associate
London
Alexandre Gehler

Associate

Alexandre Gehler

Tel: +44 20 7766 3354

Email: alexandre.gehler@basaltinfra.com

Alex joined Basalt in 2017 and is located in the London office. Alex advises on the origination, execution, management and operation of investments, predominately in Western Europe. Previously, Alex spent three years at HSBC in the Infrastructure team where he was an Associate, focusing on greenfield and brownfield assets in the EMEA region.  While at HSBC, Alex worked on a variety of transactions acting as advisor and lender in the infrastructure (Roads, Power plants, Energy from Waste, Airports) and Energy (Oil & Gas Project Finance, Reserve Based Lending) sectors.

Alex holds a BEng from Warwick University and a MSc from Imperial College London.

Chin Lee
Chin Lee
Office Manager
London
Chin Lee

Office Manager

Chin Lee

Tel: +44 20 7766 3340
Email: chin.lee@basaltinfra.com

Chin provides administrative and secretarial support to the London office as well as managing the day to day running of the office.

Chin has previously held a number of administrative roles and joined Basalt Infrastructure Partner's in 2012.

Chin holds a Master of Arts from the University of Westminster.

Regina Santana
Regina Santana
Office Manager
New York
Regina Santana

Office Manager

Regina Santana

Tel: +1 646 661 3903
Email: regina.santana@basaltinfra.com

Regina is the Office manager at Basalt Infrastructure Partners office in the US.

Regina maintains services by organizing office operations and procedures; preparing payment logs; controlling correspondence; designing filing systems and monitoring clerical functions. Regina has more than five years’ experience in the administrative field working with many different companies including post production, real estate and hospitality.

Regina graduated from Baruch College of New York with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.