Bart is a Power & Infrastructure investor with 18+ years experience across full utility value chain/all fuel sources. Current positions include Board Member at Romo Wind (onshore wind performance improvement technology provider), Board Advisor at Saule Technologies (perovskite PV cells via ink jet printing), Senior Affiliate/Industry Advisory at FTI Consulting (in-house Clean Tech industry expert) and Advisor to Stage Capital/Board Member in a Wind Farm investment. In parallel, Bart Co-founded and raising special situation investment platform for wind/PV (Renewable Energy Value) and is independently involved in a number of investment situations in the clean energy space via Proventus.
Prior to setting up Proventus he was CFO of Polenergia during restructuring/re-positioning of Poland’s largest independent/renewable vertically integrated utility listed on the WSE, and Investment Director Poland’s largest global capital group Kulczyk Investments for almost 10 years. Operationally, during this time, Bart implemented an onshore wind debt restructuring during a time of regulatory challenge and retrospective change, oversaw a significant cost restructuring/reduction programme and staff re-organisation, created a diversification strategy for international growth including into battery storage and oversaw life extension/performance improvement options for onshore fleet. Strategically, he originated the process of Equinor’s entry into Polish Offshore wind via Polenergia, executed the first/only distressed debt onshore wind acquisition (via Pre-Pack), structured the expansion into battery storage along with Convergent Energy & Power, created a Sub-Saharan Africa power investment thesis with major OEM and originated/executed transformational growth levers such as the acquisition of ENS (120MW gas fired CHP) and Polish Energy Partners (listed onshore wind developer/operator) or the entry of CEE Equity Partners into Polenergia.
Bart has held a number of Supervisory Board positions across the whole power sector vertical value chain, and in his earlier career worked at Oaktree Capital Management, NM Rothschild and PwC. Bart is fluent in Polish & German and is an MBA Booth Business School – University of Chicago, Chartered Accountant (ICEAW – ACA), LLB Law with German Law Kings College London/Passau University.