GLP Appoints Stefano Fissolo as Senior Director to its Newly Established Renewables Division in Europe
London, 1 September 2022 – GLP, the leading global investment manager and business builder in logistics, digital infrastructure, renewable energy and related technologies, today announced the appointment of Stefano Fissolo as Senior Director, Renewables at GLP Europe. In his new role Stefano will take ownership for driving the growth of GLP’s onsite renewable energy program to decarbonize its built environment by deploying rooftop solar, battery storage, electric vehicle infrastructure and other cleantech applications.
GLP is already an industry leader in ESG and is making a strategic push into the energy transition sector by leveraging its significant real estate footprint to work towards a clean future and power the global energy transition. The firm has launched several initiatives to pursue renewable energy development, and today it has 415 megawatts (MW) of installed solar PV capacity globally which can generate approximately 430,000 megawatt hours (MWh) annually and significantly decrease CO2 emissions. The clean energy generated by GLP is sold back to utility companies and customers, reducing the pressure on local electricity grids and positively impacting their communities, tying into GLP’s overall ESG and sustainability goals.
Stefano brings almost 15 years’ experience working primarily across the renewable energy, investment and infrastructure space. Prior to joining GLP, Stefano served as Investment Director at Swiss-based infrastructure firm SUSI Partners AG, which manages the largest European investment platform for energy efficient projects, where he led on originating and executing credit and equity transactions in the clean energy infrastructure space, including investments in onsite solar, combined heat and power, renewable heat, light-as-a-service, EV charging, and other energy efficiency measures. Stefano was previously Co-CEO at engineering boutique Solesa, which designs, develops and operates solar photovoltaic plants, leading the company’s international expansion and managing new asset developments in Italy, India and Oman. He started his career at Boston Consulting Group.
Nick Cook, President, GLP Europe, said: “It is an exciting time for GLP’s renewables business and we are delighted to welcome Stefano to the team. Stefano brings a wide range of skills and deep technical expertise which will benefit our teams and key stakeholders. ESG is a strategic priority for our company, and developing our renewables capabilities and innovations is a key next step in our growth; Stefano’s skill and experience will be invaluable as we look to expand these activities across Europe.”
Stefano Fissolo added: “I have long admired GLP’s commitment to, and leading position in, ESG within the logistics sector. I’m proud to be joining the company at this exciting time in its renewables journey, as the clean energy transition becomes ever-more pressing in today’s environment, and I look forward to leading GLP’s latest advances and innovations in the renewables space in Europe.”
GLP is a leading global investment manager and business builder in logistics, real estate, infrastructure, finance and related technologies. Our combined investing and operating expertise allow us to create value for our customers and investors. We operate across Brazil, China, Europe, India, Japan, the U.S. and Vietnam and have more than US$120 billion in assets under management in real estate and private equity.
We are committed to a broad range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments that elevate our business, protect the interest of our shareholders and investors, support our employees and customers and enhance our local communities. Learn more at www.glp.com/global
Our European operating portfolio consists of more than 5.6 million SQM across the strategic logistic markets, which is leased to blue chip customers such as Amazon, UPS and Volkswagen. In addition, GLP Europe has a prime land bank which allows for the development of an additional 4 million SQM. Learn more about GLP’s European operations at https://eu.glp.com/de/.