Chief Commercial Officer
As Chief Commercial Officer, Pierre-Antoine has the global responsibility for the commercial area at BlueFloat Energy. Together with his team and working closely with the Regional, Technical and Market Development functions, he ensures the company’s economic growth by applying investment acumen, positioning the company in new markets, developing procurement, funding and offtake strategies, optimizing BlueFloat Energy’s growing global portfolio and securing strategic partnerships.
Prior to joining BlueFloat Energy, Pierre-Antoine worked at Ørsted, the global offshore wind major, where he held responsibilities in business development, market entry, M&A and project financing activities. Notably, he led the Ørsted team in the first-ever offshore wind non-recourse financing in Asia – the Formosa 1 project in Taiwan – as part of the joint-venture with Swancor and Macquarie. In Europe, he was instrumental in the financing and “farm-down” (sale of equity stake) of Hornsea 1, a 1.2 GW offshore wind project in the North Sea 100 km away from English shore. He also successfully implemented market entry strategies and managed the evaluation and execution of M&A opportunities in international markets such as Europe, the United States and Latin America.
Pierre-Antoine has worked in the energy sector for over 17 years. He started his career as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley. He then joined Riverstone, an energy-focused private equity firm, which eventually resulted in a 3-year tenure as VP of Velocita Energy Developments (Riverstone’s European onshore wind development platform), the company he co-launched and where he was responsible for group business development, M&A and project financing activities as well as for overseeing the French market. After Velocita, he worked with Green Giraffe in an effort with various parties to explore investment opportunities in offshore wind projects in late stage development.
Pierre-Antoine holds a Master’s in Corporate Finance from Sciences Po in Paris and a Master’s in Industrial Economics from Université Paris Dauphine.