Dr. Barbara Weber
Barbara Weber is the Founding Partner of B Capital Partners.
Barbara has over 20 years of infrastructure investment, private equity as well as project finance experience gained at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, PolyTechnos Venture and, since 2003 with B Capital Partners. Beforehand, she worked for the Private Sector Development Group of the World Bank.
Barbara is a Member of the Non-Executive Board at Bekk og Strom AS, owner and operator of hydro power plants in Norway and was as well a Non-Executive Director of the London Pension Fund Authorities (LPFA) from 2017 till July 2021. She was instrumental in setting up an infrastructure investment platform for Swiss pension funds (IST3), for which she also served on the Investment Committee for several years.
She is a prolific author and has written four books on infrastructure investments, the latest one being "Infrastructure as an Asset Class. Second Edition" (2016).
Barbara wrote her Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University and University of St. Gallen. She holds an MSc in Business & Operations Research from Warwick University and a post-graduate degree in International Relations from Mannheim University.
Paolo E. Alemanni
Paolo is a Managing Partner of B Capital Partners.
He has an extensive background in the private equity and infrastructure industry.
During his 30-years international career, Paolo initially implemented growth strategies and turnarounds while working as a management consultant at McKinsey and ATKearney for 5 years each. As corporate manager he worked predominantly in infrastructure-related industries. In addition, he was an investment director focusing on infrastructure both at Babcock & Brown and Hideal Partners.
Paolo is an expert in investment valuation and portfolio management techniques, as well as in general corporate finance. While managing large, partially distressed assets, he has developed a strong hands-on approach and result oriented mindset, especially with respect to understanding the business viability of asset. His main areas of infrastructure expertise are renewable energy generation and transmission as well as transportation.
Paolo holds a degree in business administration from both Bocconi University of Milan and the University of Cologne.
Konstantin von Falkenhausen
Konstantin is a Managing Partner of B Capital Partners.
Konstantin has 20 years of direct investment experience, both in private equity and for the last 10 years exclusively in infrastructure. In addition, Konstantin was an entrepreneur in the renewables/cleantech industry as a founder of an innovative biogas technology company.
Prior to that, he was a partner at a German mid-market private equity fund, focusing on the clean energy and manufacturing sector. He has significant corporate finance experience and worked at a US-based investment bank where he specialised in semiconductor and semiconductor capital equipment transactions.
He holds a Master in Economics from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Andréanne Lavoie is a Senior Asset Manager at B Capital Partners AG.
Andréanne joined with more than 10 years of international experience in the infrastructure sector. Before becoming part of B Capital, she worked at a European energy infrastructure fund, focusing on the rather comprehensive asset management of several large wind projects with rated capacities of approximately 1,400 MW. Prior to that, she was the de facto CFO for a large Norwegian offshore wind project with a projected investment volume of more than EUR 1bn. Andréanne also gained experience as Group Treasurer of a shipping/offshore conglomerate focusing on limited recourse and bond financings, as Account Manager for project financings in the natural resources sector, and as Risk Analyst at Statoil.
Andréanne is an expert in management complex infrastructure assets, especially renewable energy, and in arranging and negotiating project financings for large infrastructure projects. Andréanne holds an Executive Master of European and International Business Law from the University of St. Gallen, a Masters Degree in International Management from HEC Paris, and a Bachelor Degree in Economics from the University of Bergen.
Irina is a Senior Investment Manager at B Capital Partners.
Irina brings 25 years of international investment and asset management experience for institutional and retail investors across public and private asset classes to the team. She spent 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area where she was among others a portfolio manager for American Century Investments in the team that launched the target date portfolios. At LENDonate she worked in research and development and created the metric to rank the offers in the platform. She moved to Switzerland and joined the investment management team at Energy Infrastructure Partners in Zurich as a Senior Quantitative Modeler. Among Irina’s particular strengths are her strong analytical and quantitative skills as well as her knowledge and experience in the valuation of renewable energy assets.
Irina holds a Master of Science in Engineering Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rome. She is a CFA Charterholder and certified FRM.
Alexander is an Asset Manager at B Capital Partners.
Alexander has over 15 years of international renewable energy and finance experience. During that time he has been working on wind transactions exceeding 850MW of installed capacity and has successfully raised more than EUR 1.6 billion for renewable energy projects across Europe.
Alexander has worked as an independent consultant to investors and operators in the wind power industry since 2003 and has been a director-level consultant to Enertrag Group, one of Germany’s leading wind energy developers since 2008.
Prior to entering the wind energy industry, Alexander worked in project finance, focusing on the energy as well as the oil and gas sectors. Alexander is a graduate of the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR) where he also lectured on renewable energy financing.
Catherine is Marketing & Office Manager at B Capital Partners.
Catherine is fluent in French, English, and Russian. She has gained substantial international experience with ITP International Tournament Promotions AG and Militzer & Münch AG in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Prior to joining B Capital Partners she spent 8 years as a communication and organization specialist at Gazprom (Switzerland). Beforehand, she worked for Swiss holding company Conzzeta Holding as well as for Swiss private banks. She also spent one year polishing her Russian language skills in Tver (Russia).
Catherine has a Swiss Federal Certificate as executive assistant and holds several language diplomas.
Daniela Altenpohl is in charge of Investor Relations at B Capital Partners.
Daniela has a strong background in Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. She worked for international companies such as Barry Callebaut and Credit Suisse in Zurich, London and Frankfurt. Further Daniela worked as management consultant advising mid-sized financial and industrial companies in corporate communications strategies as well as managing quality and process-reengineering projects.
Daniela holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from University of St. Gallen (HSG).
Andrea Leuzinger takes care of accounting and HR at B Capital Partners.
In 2004 she established her own business.
Andrea has been working for B Capital Partners since 2012. She has over 30 years of experience in the back-office management, finance and accounting.
She holds Federal Diplomas of Higher Education in Accounting and Financial Management and in Social Insurance.
Christian Raabe is the IT specialist of B Capital Partners.
Christian has been working with B Capital Partners since 2016. He is in charge of the systems and computer equipment of the firm. Christian has over 20 years of experience in this function as network professional and IT supporter. He holds a diploma as Network Professional from the Weber Institute, Grossenkneten-Westrittrum (Germany).
Christian established his own service company in 2010 in the Netherlands and in 2012 he moved to Zurich.
Thomas is the independent board member and Luxembourg presence of the General Partner of the B Capital Energy Transition Infrastructure Fund. He has been working with B Capital in this role since 2018.
Thomas has some 25 years experience with a European insurance group, most recently as Head of Corporate Development. Thomas’ competences range from complex strategy development matters to mergers & acquisitions as well as a wide range of group internal consulting and controlling activities.
He holds a graduate degree as an industrial engineer (Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing.) from the Technical University of Darmstadt.