Lightsource bp, a global leader in development and management of renewable energy projects announces the appointment of Miguel Vega as Director Business Development EMEA. Miguel joins us from OceanWinds, where he was Chief Business Development Officer since 2020. He brings over 15 years of experience in the renewable energy sector.
At Lightsource bp, Miguel will be responsible for delivering further growth in the EMEA markets through a combination of greenfield, co-development and M&A activities, including delivering 10GW of developed assets until 2025YE.
Kareen Boutonnat, CEO of EMEA and APAC, said: “We are excited to have Miguel join the team as we are now active in 10 countries across Europe and developing giga-scale solar project pipelines across many markets. The experience Miguel brings is perfectly timed to support Lightsource bp’s growth, as the industry continues to navigate challenges and opportunities across the European electricity market to continue the acceleration of renewables”.
“The global energy transition presents approximately £50 trillion in opportunities for our industry, and a significant part of that within the European markets. Miguel will take on a significant role in leading our European business development strategy, driving Lightsource bp closer to our 25GW ambition by 2025”.
Miguel commented: “I am equally humbled and thrilled to be trusted by Lightsource bp to lead the very talented and highly committed Business Development EMEA team. I look forward to contributing to Lightsource bp’s further expansion as a global solar leader as well as to the further decarbonisation of our planet.”
Prior to joining Lightsource bp, Miguel helped create OceanWinds, a 50:50 joint venture between EDPR and ENGIE, where he was responsible for setting up the Business Development team which took the company’s portfolio from approximately 6GW to nearly 16GW in less than three years. Previously, Miguel held different roles in M&A, FP&A and Business Development in Europe and the United States at EDPR.
Miguel holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from IE Business School and speaks six languages. He joins Lightsource bp’s team of nearly 1000 industry professionals working across 19 active markets. The company is targeting the development of 25GW of solar by 2025.
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