Dr. Panos Ninios is the Managing Partner of True Green Capital Management LLC. He is primarily responsible for portfolio and risk management. Dr. Ninios is a member of the Investment Committee and contributes significant global renewable energy investment, regulatory and operational expertise to the True Green Capital team.
Dr. Ninios was a Managing Director for four years at Plainfield Asset Management, a special situations hedge fund based in Greenwich, CT, with over $5 billion in peak assets under management. He was the analyst responsible for a global $1.5 billion energy portfolio consisting of private equity, high yield and bank debt. While at Plainfield, Dr. Ninios built and managed an approximately $250 million renewable energy private equity portfolio and played a lead role in a number of US, European and Latin American control and minority investments in renewable energy sectors. In that context, Dr. Ninios raised over $500 million of bank debt for Plainfield portfolio companies. Finally, as part of his role at Plainfield, Dr. Ninios was interim CEO and President of HelioSphera SA, a European 60MW p.a. thin film PV solar module manufacturer during a 15 month period.
Prior to joining Plainfield, Dr. Ninios was for four years an Executive Director with the Goldman Sachs commodity business (JAron) in London focused on European Power and Gas markets as well as distressed debt power markets. Dr. Ninios earlier spent eight years with McKinsey & Company, most recently as an Associate Partner, serving major US and European energy companies on M&A and commodity risk management. From 1994 to 1995, Dr. Ninios was a derivatives analyst at Intercapital Brokers in London. From 1991 to 1994, while working on his doctoral thesis, Dr. Ninios consulted to the UK power sector, principally with Southern Electric PLC.
Dr. Ninios holds a Ph.D. in Electric Power Industry Deregulation Economics from the London Business School, a MSc in operations research from the London School of Economics, a MSc in computer science from the University of Dundee, UK and a B.S. in pure mathematics from the University of Patras, Greece.