Speaker Bio

Susan Nickey, Chief Financial Officer, ACCIONA Energy North America

NickeyAs Chief Financial Officer of ACCIONA Energy North America (AENA) since March 2007, Susan Nickey is responsible for all of the financing and accounting activities of AENA with a focus on developing and implementing structured financial models and funding for the company’s renewable energy projects. Ms. Nickey has 20 years of commercial and investment banking experience with 15 years in the renewable energy sector. She had previously served as a financial advisor to ACCIONA Solar Power (formerly known as Solargenix Energy) from early 2004 for the development and financing of the company’s Nevada Solar One project, the largest solar thermal electric power plant to be built in the last 16 years and the third largest plant of its kind in the world.

Prior to joining ACCIONA as CFO, Ms. Nickey held positions in finance and investment banking at Mesirow Financial and ABN AMRO. While at Mesirow Financial, she served as Managing Director for the Project Finance Group, providing investment banking services to clients in the energy, renewable energy, water, and infrastructure sectors. As Vice President of Project Finance/Communications Group at ABN AMRO, she specialized in lending to project finance transactions in the independent power market with a focus on alternative fuels and the waste-to-energy sector as well as the communications sector.

Ms. Nickey holds a master’s degree in Foreign Service with a concentration in International Trade and Finance from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. She is also fluent in French.

The Social Enterprise Conference 2008 is presented by the Columbia Business School's Social Enterprise Club and the International Development Club with the support of the Social Enterprise Program, Energy Club, Microlumbia Fund, Healthcare Industry Association and Green Business Club, and our generous sponsors.

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