Partner, Senior Specialist
Master of Science
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Mr. Lehdonvirta established Greenfield Consulting Ltd in March 2006. He has over 35 years of international business experience in energy industry management, technical design and project finance.
Mr. Lehdonvirta has managed the activities of the private equity fund EPP/PEMF from its inception in 1999 until 2006 and again since Nov. 2012 during the exit phase. He has extensive experience on development, structuring and closing of international energy investments and on hands-on management and corporate governance in Europe, Asia and Africa. The investments include wind, CHP, biomass, biogas and energy efficiency.
In 2011-2012 Mr. Lehdonvirta was assigned as the resident CEO to launch the wind power company Cabeólica SA in Cape Verde. The company is based on a Public-Private-Partnership between the Government of Cape Verde and international private sector investors, and with EIB and AfDB as lenders. He was responsible to organize and supervise all business functions of the start-up company during the construction, commissioning and initial operation phase. By the end of assignment all four wind farms were in full commercial operation, fulfilling the Government’s Renewable Energy strategy producing 25% of total electricity in Cape Verde.
In 2007-2010 Greenfield Consulting advised the London Development Agency in developing CHP/DH and renewable energy projects in London, including the strategy and implementation plan for the London Thames Gateway Low-Carbon Heat Network. Previously Mr. Lehdonvirta has worked both in energy consulting business and in energy utilities, e.g. in Electrowatt-Ekono (Pöyry Group) as the Vice President, Consulting, and as the Technical Manager for the Sheffield waste-to-energy/CHP/DH scheme. He has participated as project manager, technical specialist, financial and institutional expert in projects in Nordic and Baltic countries, UK, Ukraine, Belarus, China, Poland, Greece, Spain, Thailand, India, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos. Projects have included energy system master plans, CHP/District Heating modernization, development of renewable energy, financial analysis and institutional development.
Mr. Lehdonvirta has held several Board Memberships in energy business in Europe and in Asia and is an Investment Committee member in the Mekong Brahmaputra Clean Development Fund.