Corrado Santini

Senior Partner

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At F2i since 2007, he is a Senior Partner in the Investment Area. Building on over a decade of experience in the infrastructure finance sector he has played a key role in creating opportunities, via debt structuring and advice on infrastructure transactions. 

He has led F2i’s renewable energy investments, making the Fund the second largest player in the wind energy sector in Italy and market leader in the solar sector (3rd in Europe) and in the solid biomass segment. He coordinated investments in the following companies: EF, RTR, E2i Veronagest and San Marco. In other sectors, he led the acquisition of a minority stake in the water service concessionaire Iren Acqua and the Fund’s investment in the waste-to-energy company TRM. He also participated in the creation of joint venture Enel Stoccaggi.

In the past he founded his own trade finance brokerage firm with a former director of Comit (at the time the main Italian commercial bank). 

He was head of Project Finance for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in Italy, where he was in charge of origination, structuring, advisory and execution of transactions. 

He has handled over 70 financing transactions and has originated and structured the following infrastructure agreements on a project financing basis: 15 wind farms, 3 CCGT plants, 1 WTE plant, the Como hospital, 3 water distribution concessions and 3 motorway sections.

He serves on the Board of Directors of EF Solare Italia, Iren Acqua, E2i and San Marco.

He is a chartered accountant and auditor. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Parma and an MBA from Insead, Fontainebleau (France).