As Vice President of Business Development, Pierre-Antoine is responsible for initiating, executing and delivering market entry and project development strategies internationally, with a specific focus on APAC. In addition, he establishes and maintains BlueFloat’s relationships with local development teams and strategic partners, as well as with key local stakeholders.
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 close to 15 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.