Mr José-Luis BOBES-HERNANDEZ is an infrastructure clean energy finance specialist with more than 25 years of demonstrated achievements in renewable energy, water, ICT and energy efficiency financing. He has a long track record as CEO of Wind Energy and Energy Service Companies (ESCO) as well as a consultant in sustainable energy financing, managing green finance facilities for various donors and development finance institutions. Jose Luis has served as transaction advisor for more than 200 transactions in Africa, the Americas, Eastern Europe and Asia for leading financing institutions and development agencies, like USAID, the EBRD, AUDA-NEPAD, the EU, AFD and others. Mr Bobes led energy efficiency companies and product divisions for the multinational Honeywell in Spain, Germany, Eastern Europe and the USA before starting his career as a consultant.
CEO of first IFC-EBRD-Honeywell ESCO company in Central Europe
Team Leader of the first sustainable energy financing facility in South Africa: KfW-IDC Green Energy Efficiency Facility (GEEF), EUR 40 million
Team Leader of the first green energy financing facility in Egypt: EBRD-EIB-AFD Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF), EUR 165 million
Mr Bobes holds an MBA from Chicago Booth, USA and a Ms Engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain, and is pursuing a PhD in Development Finance by the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. As regards languages, Mr Bobes is a fluent speaker in English, French and German and has a basic understanding of Russian, Portuguese and some Arabic.