Carlyle Group said April 16 that Pooja Goyal is joining the firm as partner and head of its renewable and sustainable energy team. Goyal was most recently head of the alternative energy investing group at Goldman Sachs.
The Carlyle Group Names Pooja Goyal Head of Expanded Renewable Energy Team
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Investment Strategy Further Enhances Carlyle’s Global Energy Platform
New York, NY – Global investment firm The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) announced today that Pooja Goyal will join the firm as a Partner and Head of its Renewable and Sustainable Energy Team (“RSEF”). She will begin this new role in July 2019 and be based in New York.
Ms. Goyal will lead RSEF’s dedicated team of investment professionals with deep sector and operational expertise who will invest globally in a portfolio of opportunities in the renewable and sustainable energy sector. Other RSEF senior team members include Catalin Breaban, Pascal Emsens and Simon Robinson, together with Senior Advisor Harry Bond, all of whom have strong international industry credentials and have worked closely with Marcel van Poecke, Chairman of Global Energy and Head of Carlyle International Energy Partners. The RSEF team will work closely with the Carlyle Power Partners team and Cogentrix, Carlyle’s power operating platform.
“With nearly 15 years of experience investing in the renewables and sustainable resources sector, Pooja is one of the most seasoned investors in renewable energy,” said Glenn Youngkin, Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group. “We are thrilled Pooja is joining the firm to lead Carlyle’s investment activities in this rapidly growing sector of global energy markets.”
“I have great admiration for Carlyle’s talented team and its experience investing in and growing energy companies across the globe,” Ms. Goyal said. “I am excited to leverage the One Carlyle platform and the RSEF team’s deep sector-specific expertise to help identify investment opportunities and create lasting value at portfolio companies at this pivotal time in the global energy market.”
The RSEF team leverages insights from Carlyle’s power, infrastructure and hydrocarbon businesses to find the best renewable and sustainable energy investment opportunities. Carlyle’s diversified $27 billion global energy platform operates 95+ portfolio companies across 31 countries and 6 continents, and has deployed nearly $3 billion over the past year and $9 billion over the past four years. The RSEF team is wholly dedicated to investing in renewable and sustainable energy businesses, primarily in developed countries.
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Pooja Goyal Bio
Ms. Goyal has invested in the renewables and sustainable resources sector on a dedicated basis since 2005. She joins from Goldman Sachs where she most recently served as Head of the Alternative Energy Investing Group. Previously, Ms. Goyal served as Vice President of the Alternative Energy Investing Group and held various roles within Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division. Ms. Goyal has also served on the Board of Directors of several companies and organizations, including the American Council of Renewable Energy.
Ms. Goyal graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Computer and Cognitive Science.
About The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions. With $216 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2018, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of our investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,650 people in 31 offices across six continents.
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