Michael Madia Joins RREEF Infrastructure Americas as Operating Partner
RREEF Infrastructure, the infrastructure investment business of Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management division, announced today that Michael Madia has joined as a Director and Operating Partner in New York. He is responsible for helping to identify investment opportunities and optimize the performance of energy infrastructure portfolio assets in North America. Madia is based in New York and reports to William Reid, a Managing Director and Head of RREEF Infrastructure Americas.
Madia has over 30 years of operational experience in the energy industry, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of Fisherman’s Energy, LLC an offshore wind developer, where he was responsible for project development, finance, strategy and operations. Prior to this, he was a Managing Director at Culminant Energy Development, an energy and project development advisory firm focusing on renewable project development and M&A due diligence. Previously, Madia was Chief Operating Officer of Con Ed Development, Inc. (CED), the competitive generation subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. At CED, he was instrumental in growing the business, leading to the successful $1.47 billion divestiture in 2008.
“Michael’s appointment complements the build-out of the Americas senior leadership team,” said Reid. “His deep operational and technical background in the highly complex power industry will be critical to our ability to capitalize on the compelling investment opportunities we see in energy infrastructure across North America.”
The RREEF Infrastructure Americas business was established in 2010. Madia’s hire follows the appointments of Sarah Foley and Justine Gordon, who joined as Directors in September 2010, to lead acquisitions; and Vince White, Vice President, who joined in March 2011 and is responsible for due diligence and asset management.
Madia earned an MBA from the University of Maryland and a BS from the Pratt Institute.
RREEF Infrastructure is the infrastructure investment business of Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management division. RREEF Infrastructure has been investing in infrastructure assets since 1994, and today predominantly focuses on economic infrastructure such as transportation, utilities and energy related assets. RREEF Infrastructure is one of the world’s largest infrastructure managers with approximately $16.4 billion in direct and listed infrastructure assets under management as of September 30, 2011. With extensive experience in acquiring, actively managing and restructuring or exiting infrastructure investments as an equity or principal investor, RREEF Infrastructure aims to deliver diversification, preservation of capital, superior yield and long-term performance consistent with the objectives of its clients.
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