Lightsource bp strengthens executive team with new Group General Counsel
9th November 2021 – Global solar leader, Lightsource bp is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Young as its new Group General Counsel. Lee will oversee the legal, company secretarial and compliance functions for Lightsource bp as the company continues its rapid phase of globalisation. Lightsource bp most recently announced a $1.8bn new credit facility that will act as a springboard for its ambition of developing 25GW of solar projects by 2025 across the world
Lee has more than 20 years of experience in the corporate legal sector with a strong focus on energy. Lee, most recently serving as Legal Director for energy major TotalEnergies, managing the M&A, corporate finance, project finance and anti-trust legal functions globally. Lee was also appointed to the board of NASDAQ listed Maxeon Solar Technologies in 2020 following its spin-off from US Sunpower Corporation.
Lee’s role at Lightsource bp will support growth across all areas of the business and the 15 territories Lightsource bp currently operates in, as well as future markets. His M&A experience across the Americas, EMEA and Asia will complement Lightsource bp’s next stage of global expansion.
Nick Boyle, Group CEO said of the appointment: “Lee’s background in board level legal and senior leadership roles will anchor our Executive Team as we continue to promote sound decision making as we expand and evolve.
“Lee’s wide-ranging expertise within the energy sector, complements our drive to deliver high impact, growth-oriented and sustainable solar for our world, as we push forward on our 25GW target.”
Lee commented: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining Lightsource bp, a company that has established itself as a global leader within the solar sector, and continues to set the pace for rapid decarbonisation today. The company is attracting considerable investment from leading financial institutions around the world. I am looking forward to being part of this new phase of global growth around the world. That pace of this growth presents its own set of challenges but a huge opportunity to drive the energy transition from the front.
“My experience in managing teams across multiple geographies, whilst operating at pace and delivering is a great fit for Lightsource bp and will help me deliver on the growth Lightsource bp is targeting, at the speed required to be successful within this industry.”
Lightsource bp is currently recruiting across numerous teams worldwide. View our latest opportunities and find out more about life at Lightsource bp here.
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