Managing Director, Renewable Energy (U.S),
GE Energy Financial Services
Kevin Walsh is managing director of U.S. Renewable Energy at GE Energy Financial Services where he leads a team of originators, underwriters and portfolio managers that invest of $1.5 billion annually in renewable energy. Renewable energy has been a strategic growth initiative at the GE unit since 2004. Since then, GE Energy Financial Services has committed to invest more than $15 billion in renewable energy projects that have the capacity to generate more than 16 gigawatts of power, primarily from the wind and sun.
Mr. Walsh sits on the Board of Directors of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), where he was previously a member of the ACORE Leadership Council. He is a member of the Policy Committee of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), and served on the Board of Directors of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Mr. Walsh is a frequent speaker at conferences on renewable energy investing.
Previously, Mr. Walsh was responsible for the management of GE Energy Financial Services’ global portfolio of energy investments, as well as related portfolio sales and reinvestment. Since joining the predecessor of GE Energy Financial Services, GE Structured Finance, in 1990, Mr. Walsh has held GE leadership positions in Energy, Capital Markets and Industrial.
Mr. Walsh graduated cum laude from Fairfield University, where he received a B.S. in Business Management and where he currently serves on the Advisory Council of the Dolan School of Business. He is a graduate of General Electric’s Financial Management Program (FMP).
About GE Energy Financial Services
A strategic GE Capital business, GE Energy Financial Services is a global energy investor that provides financial solutions that help meet the world’s energy needs. Drawing on its technical know-how, financial strength and strong risk management, GE Energy Financial Services invests in long-lived and capital intensive projects and companies. The firm has 35+ years of experience managing energy assets through multiple economic cycles, and a global portfolio that spans conventional and renewable power, and oil and gas infrastructure projects.
GE Energy Financial Services is part of the GE Store and is able to provide unique customer value by leveraging GE’s industrial energy heritage and strong technology footprint to offer access to capital and expertise. It is headquartered in Stamford, CT with regional hubs in London, Houston, Hong Kong and Nairobi. More information: www.geenergyfinancialservices.com; Twitter @GEEnergyFinServ.