Team

 
 
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Dr Erich Becker

Erich is Exergy’s founder and Managing Partner and has more than two decades of professional experience in the global energy and infrastructure sectors.

In his previous roles he served as Executive Director at Goldman Sachs International, energy sector specialist at Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, Senior Managing Director at Macquarie Group and Partner at Zouk Capital LLP.

Dr Becker earned a Doctorate in applied thermodynamics and a Master’s degree in process engineering at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria and graduated with a Master’s degree in business administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

 

 
 
 
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Sascha Kleuser

Sascha is a Senior Vice President responsible for the sourcing, due diligence, execution, management and exits of investments.

He has more than 10 years of experience in the global energy and infrastructure sectors. Sascha was a Vice President at Macquarie Capital, where he advised on M&A and project finance transactions in the power, utilities, infrastructure and industrial sectors, and was involved in various principal investment opportunities, and worked as an Investment Manager at Zouk Capital.

Sascha holds a Master’s degree in international business and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the Universiteit Maastricht, Netherlands.

 
 
 
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Eduardo Clemente

Eduardo is a Senior Vice President responsible for the sourcing, due diligence, execution, management and exits of investments.

Before joining Exergy, he was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs International (“GS”) where he worked since 2009. During his time at GS’ Investment Banking Natural Resources Group in London, Eduardo focused on the power, utilities and infrastructure sectors across M&A, debt and equity transactions as well as distressed debt restructurings. Throughout his various roles at GS, Eduardo had exposure to both the GS principal investment arms and to external advisory clients.

Eduardo holds a Licenciatura and Master’s degree in business administration from Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (“ESADE”) in Barcelona and a “Grande Ecole” degree conferring a Master’s degree in finance from École des Hautes Études Commerciales (“HEC”) de Paris.

 
 
 
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Thoukididis Koukoulios

Thoukididis is an Investment Associate responsible for the sourcing, due diligence, management and exit of investments.

Before joining Exergy, Thoukididis worked at the energy consultancy Pöyry Management Consulting, advising on M&A and project finance transactions across renewables, thermal power generation and power networks. He also has significant experience in the area of ‘smart energy’, gained through strategy projects in battery storage, smart metering and demand-side response.

Thoukididis holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.