SUSI Partners, a Zurich-based investment firm focused on renewables, has named Marco van Daele as its next chief investment officer.
Van Daele, who is set to take over the position on 1 January, will replace Otto von Troschke, one of the firm’s two co-founders, with von Troschke remaining on SUSI’s board of directors.
Van Daele joined in September. He previously worked for Brookfield Asset Management, where he served as a senior vice-president in charge of the firm’s London-based European renewable energy investments team. He has also worked for Arcapita, a Bahrain-based firm focusing on Shariah-compliant investments.
“Capitalising on its solid track record of the past eight years, the company is ideally positioned to continue its expansion,” van Daele said of SUSI.
SUSI Partners focuses on investments in solar and wind parks, energy storage infrastructure and energy efficiency retrofit projects. The firm is currently raising an Energy Storage Fund, which is expected to hit its €250 million hard-cap in the first half of 2018. SUSI is also planning to launch a €1 billion Global Clean Infrastructure Fund in the first half of 2018.