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Ventient Energy is a dynamic, pan-European renewable energy business and is one of the leading generators of renewable energy in Europe.

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WE’RE PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR COMMITMENT TO PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT, WHICH MOTIVATES US TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAXIMISE THE WORLD’S CLEANEST ENERGY SOURCES, HELPING TO BUILD A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR US ALL.

We are a multicultural and ambitious team with a clear plan for sustainable growth based on integrating diverse expertise and technologies to lead the energy transition, while caring for those who invest their future in our vision.

We value people, sustainability and evolution above all. We are experts in asset management, operating to the highest safety, environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards. Our commitment to ESG has seen us recognised as sector leaders and awarded a five-star rating by GRESB, the world’s leading ESG benchmark for real estate and infrastructure investments.

Our success is recognised by the strong support of the pension funds that choose to invest in us. Their backing means we can provide renewable energy to even more households while ensuring a long-term financial return for the millions of people who trust us as a source of stable retirement income. Our high-performance culture empowers our people to succeed by providing a supportive environment where everyone can develop their skills and create their own professional path, while enjoying a rewarding career.

Our vision is to generate renewable energy to secure the future of the people and the planet. We support both our local and global communities, and our ambitious plans will see us generate even more renewable energy in the coming years, harnessing diverse natural resources for the benefit of future generations and the environment.

Our key aspects

Renewable
energy

Sustainable
growth

Communities
& environment

Expertise &
technology


OUR VALUES

People. Sustainability. Evolution.

Our values come from within, felt, owned and defined by our team, guiding the way we behave as a business every day.

When we come together as people, we generate the power to protect and preserve our planet, and when peoples’ best interests are nurtured, we become a transformative force for good. To us, sustainability represents the utmost respect and responsibility we have for the environment and the global ecosystem we're part of. This drives us to embrace evolution so we can outpace climate change, expand our potential and remain open to exciting opportunities.

OUR MISSION

We pursue sustainable growth, integrating diverse expertise and technologies to lead the energy transition, and caring for those who invest their future in our vision.

This means carefully developing our assets, tightly monitoring market evolution and pursuing targeted opportunities for acquisitions. Our collective operational experience, and tailored approaches allow us to safely and efficiently operate any type of asset technology across Europe. Teamwork is how we’ll achieve our mission, collaborating, listening, and advancing our knowledge by being flexible, innovative, and always open-minded.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to generate renewable energy to secure the future of people and the planet.

Everything we do is designed to maximise the efficiency of our renewable energy generation. Producing clean energy is beneficial for the future of all society and the planet. We are here to stay, to pursue our mission and achieve our long-term vision through sustainable growth that can provide stable renewable power for the global community, stable value for our own employees and stakeholders and stable return to all those people who invest in the pension funds that support us.

THE VENTIENT WAY

The Ventient Way is our way of doing things. It takes care of people, it’s collaborative, inclusive, progressive, honest, and high performing.

The Ventient Way is an expression of our culture and how we do things. It’s about making big strides, innovating, and investing in a sustainable future, championing inclusivity, prioritising wellbeing, and promoting education. It’s the power to ask for help as well as offer help. And it’s how we will achieve our vision, no matter what challenges we face along the way.

Our team

Executive Committee

Toni Volpe

Chief Executive Officer

Toni has held numerous positions at CEO level in the energy sector as well as serving on the Board of WindEurope.

Rui Maia

Chief Operating Officer

Rui began working in the wind industry in 2004, initially involved in the technical and commercial management of training centres.

Pablo Andres

Chief Financial Officer

Pablo is an experienced finance professional with broad experience in complex finance transformation processes within the infrastructure sector and large global groups.

Anna Cameron

General Counsel

Anna has headed up Ventient Energy’s busy legal department since joining from the Energy team at CMS LLP in July 2018.

Joanna Ellis

Head of Energy Markets

Joanna brings a strong background in structuring, negotiating, and closing renewable power purchase agreements, as well as developing new products and services to maximise the value of renewable assets.

Sergio Song

Head of M&A

Sergio Song is an experienced professional in clean energy, with a proven track record in the origination and execution of acquisitions, divestments and financings in power and renewables.

Azahar Gomez

Head of Organic Growth

Over a 15-year career in the renewable sector, Azahar has achieved considerable success leading and strategically originating businesses across different geographies.

Our Board

Bruce Phillips

Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board

Bruce Phillips is a Senior Advisor at the NorthBridge Group, a leading economic and strategic consulting firm serving clients in the U.S. electric and natural gas sectors, including regulated utilities, competitive generators, and other companies and organisations active in the energy space.

Carlos Guinand

Chairman

Carlos Guinand is an entrepreneur and one of the founders of Sonnedix, a global solar Independent Power Producer (IPP) with a proven track record in delivering high-performance cost competitive solar photovoltaic plants to the market.

Jean Lucius

Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board

Jean is the former CEO of the Luxembourg-based utility, Encevo S.A., which is active in Luxembourg, Germany, France and Belgium in the field of power and gas grids, renewables and energy sales.

Leanne Bell

Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board

During her long career in the investment industry, Leanne Bell has overseen the investment of more than $6 billion in global power infrastructure projects and companies.

Mark Scarsella

Shareholder Representative Member of the Board

Mark is an investment principal within the Infrastructure Investments Group of J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s Global Alternative business, based in London. He is primarily responsible for leading the Group’s investment and asset management activity across Europe having joined the firm in 2013.

Marta Martínez

Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board

Marta Martínez is the CEO of Cero Generation, the Macquarie Solar platform in Europe, as well as a reputable non-executive director and senior advisor for several companies owned by different international infrastructure and private equity funds.

Monique Bachner

Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board

Monique is an Independent Director and Board Advisor. She sits on several boards and advisory boards and runs her own legal advisory practice.

Our history

2017

2017 Ventient was launched.

Combination of UK assets previously owned by Infinis and Zephyr for a total of 34 onshore wind farms in the UK.

2018

Ventient is awarded the highest 5-star GRESB rating.

2019

2019 Mark Jones appointed CEO.

Ventient acquires 69 wind farm portfolios across continental Europe.

Ventient owns 103 onshore wind farms and 1.9GW of installed capacity across Spain, Portugal, France and Belgium, Germany and UK.

Ventient is awarded the highest 5-star GRESB rating and recognised with “Sector Leader” status.

2020

Ventient acquires Portuguese owner and operator Iberwind adding 31 wind farms to its portfolio and integrating the Portuguese team into the organisation.

Ventient is awarded the highest 5-star GRESB rating and retains “Sector Leader” status.

2021

Ventient is the largest non-utility onshore wind generator in Europe, managing 135 windfarms and 2.6GW of installed capacity.

2022

Ventient acquires 203MW of onshore wind and 240MW of solar capacity in the Spanish region of Castilla y Leon, reinforcing Ventient’s progression in the energy transition; combining wind and other technologies.

Ventient achieves 100 in the GRESB ratings, ranking 1st overall for all 3 categories: GRESB Score, Management Score and Performance Score, alongside receiving a 5-star GRESB rating, and achieving Sector Leader status for the fourth time.

Our Approach

We’re working as one team right across Europe to do everything we can to secure the future of people and the planet.