Gresham House energy division investment director

Lefteris Strakosias has 15 years’ experience in infrastructure and renewable energy investments

Gresham House has hired an investor director to identify energy storage opportunities for the alternative asset manager’s new energy division.

Lefteris Strakosias will report to managing director and head of new energy Ben Guest and focus particularly on the firm’s flagship energy storage strategy, the Gresham House Energy Storage Fund.

Strakosias brings more than 15 years’ experience in infrastructure and renewable energy investments, having held principal investment and advisory roles with Maple Power, National Pension Service, Macquarie Group and Société Générale. He has worked on solar energy, onshore and offshore wind, anaerobic digestion, and hydroelectric power.

Guest said the hire will add further support to the team as it looks to expand its reach in the sector. “[Strakosias’] depth of experience in infrastructure and energy transition investments and his strong knowledge of the renewable energy sector will be a valuable asset as we continue to develop our capabilities in this important area.”

Strakosias added: “In recent years, Gresham House’s New Energy team has established itself as a leader in deploying and managing energy storage assets, which have a vital role to play as the transition to net zero unfolds. There are many compelling opportunities for Gresham House to grow its capacity and capabilities in this asset class. I am excited to be working with such a talented team to source and execute these exciting investment opportunities for institutional, wholesale and retail investors.”