Lisa Amini has worked with ADN since its inception in 2007. In addition to managing ADN’s financing and corporate strategy, she delivers advisory services to private and public clients on the development, financing and implementation of energy and infrastructure projects. Prior to working with ADN, Lisa spent about 10 years working in project/asset finance first for Bechtel Enterprises in San Francisco and in London, and then as Director of Finance, in London for InterGen, a prominent international independent power project developer, owned by Bechtel and Shell Oil at the time.
While with InterGen, Lisa, as Director of Finance for Europe, Africa, Middle East and South West Asia, led efforts in the structuring and arranging project financings of well over USD 100 million each for independent power projects owned by InterGen, most notably the 779 MW gas-fired Coryton Power Project in the UK, the 748 MW gas-fired Rocksavage Power Project in the UK, and developing financing plans for InterGen’s successful bids for the 685 MW gas fired Sidi Krir Power Project in Egypt and three major power projects in Turkey. She also led the structuring, arranging and negotiating of the project financing for the successful closing the Sidi Krir project financing with local Egyptian and international banks.
While working with Bechtel Enterprises, Lisa worked on the development and implementation of commercial and financial structures for a variety of large projects internationally, including infrastructure, power generation, oil and gas and mining and metals projects. During this time, she received a “special performance award” for assisting a client in structuring and arranging a limited recourse financing for a novel aqua-farming project in Thailand. She also assessed the financial and economic feasibility of various projects, and advised a US government institution on the development of a financial model for the evaluation of independent power projects internationally.
Prior to Bechtel Enterprises, Lisa worked in structured finance / highly leveraged transactions and corporate finance at Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS).
She holds an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where she focused her studies on international finance, and she was awarded membership in the Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honors Society upon graduation for her outstanding academic performance. She also holds a BA in Biology from UC Santa Barbara, where she graduated with highest honors.