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Chief Executive Officer

Gore Street Capital

London, UK

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Alex O'Cinneide’s Biography

Alex O’Cinneide has many years of venture capital and private equity experience and is considered one of the global leaders in the field of sustainable investing.

He is the Founder and CEO of Gore Street Capital, an experienced renewable energy and private equity investment company, focusing on renewable energy assets and aspiring to improve the lives of millions around the world. Alex has served on numerous boards for global companies, operating in the renewable and clean technology sector, including 8minute Solar Energy, the USA’s largest privately held developer of solar PV and storage projects. He has also been active in private and governmental advisory committees in this sector.

Alex previously worked as Managing Director of Paladin Capital, a leading global investor that supports and grows the world’s most innovative cyber companies. In addition to this he held the post of Head of Paladin Capital Europe, while dividing his time as Senior Advisor to Kleinwort Benson Private Bank. Prior to that, Alex was Head of Investments of Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, a global leader in renewable energy and sustainable urban development. During his time at Masdar, he also served as General Manager of Masdar Capital, the private equity arm of the organisation.

Alex is an Advisor to UNICEF UK, where he is Chairman of the Climate Change Committee. He also serves as a Trustee of the London Irish Centre, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and is involved as Non-Executive Director at Sustainable Nation Ireland and Matter of Trust.

He was previously Vice-Chair of the board of the Biomimicry Institute and a visiting researcher to the Energy Policy Group at Cambridge University. He holds an MA from Trinity College Dublin as well as an MSc from the London School of Economics and London Business School.

Alex is a regular speaker on venture capital and private equity. He is a contributor and published author on various related subjects.

Alex O'Cinneide’s Newsfeed

The Times
Gore Street: a lot of positives in power storage

Alex OCinneide, Chief Executive Officer of Gore Street Capital, is mentioned in an article by The Times regarding Gore Street Energy Storage.

EQ International
RES Offloads 80 MW Storage to Gore Street

Alex O’Cinneide, CEO of Gore Street Capital, is mentioned in an article by EQ International regarding Gore Street Capital's recent acquisition of an 80MW energy project. He said: “We are very pleased to announce the acquisition of this exceptionally high-quality 80MW construction ready project in the UK, which adds one of the UK’s largest assets planned for development to our leading portfolio of energy storage assets.

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Alex O'Cinneide’s Background

Gore Street Capital
Chief Executive Officer
Sep 2015 - Present
London, UK
Gore Street Capital is an experienced renewable energy and private equity investment company focusing on renewable energy assets and aspirations to improve the lives of millions around the world.
Paladin Capital Group
Managing Director & Head of Europe
Nov 2012 - Aug 2017
Paladin Capital Group is a leading global investor that supports and grows the world’s most innovative cyber companies.
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Current Board Positions

8minute Solar Energy
Non-Executive Director
Dec 2018 - Present
Los Angeles, CA, USA
8minute Solar Energy is the largest privately-held developer of solar PV and storage projects in the United States.

Previous Board Positions

Fiorucci
Non-Executive Director
Feb 2017 - Jun 2020
Milan, IT
Fiorucci is an Italian fashion label founded by Elio Fiorucci in 1967.
Kleinwort Benson
Senior Advisor
Oct 2012 - Nov 2016
London, UK
Kleinwort Benson was a leading private bank and financial services company. It became Kleinwort Hambros in 2016, and is now owned by Société Générale.

Philanthropy

Matter of Trust
Non-Executive Director
Jun 2019 - Present
San Francisco, CA, USA
Matter of Trust, an environmental public charity established in 1998, is an organization aiming to link surplus with needs and celebrate renewable resources.
London Irish Centre
Trustee
Aug 2016 - Present
London, UK
The London Irish Centre is a charity with a mission to bring outstanding Irish Care, Culture and Community to London.
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Media

Proactive: Gore Street Energy Storage
Interviewee
Aug 2020
London, UK
Alex O’Cinneide, CEO of Gore Street Capital joins Andrew Scott from Proactive to discuss the decline in lithium-ion batteries and growth in renewables and says "Our increasing use of renewable energy is exactly why we have a need for energy storage".
IG Analyst: Energy Storage
Interviewee
Jun 2019
London, UK
Alex talks to Jeremy Naylor about Gore Street Energy Storage Fund's endeavour to raise a further £50 million.
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Publications

The Jericho Principle: How Companies Use Strategic Collaboration to Find New Sources of Value
Contributor
Apr 2003
Hoboken, NJ, USA
Ralph Welborn, Vince Kasten and Steve Ballmer write about strategic collaboration to find new sources of value. Alex contributes by sharing his client experiences.

Memberships

Royal Geographical Society
Royal Fellow
London, UK
The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is the UK's learned society and professional body for geography. They advance geography and support geographers in the UK and across the world.

Speaking Engagements

SuperReturn Europe Virtual
Moderator
Mar 2021
Dublin, IE
SuperReturn Europe Virtual is a conference that connects leaders and professionals across the private equity ecosystem, allowing them to learn, connect and exchange ideas. In 2021, Alex acted as a Moderator for the panel discussing traditional renewables: are returns compressing?
Energy & Renewables Summit
Panellist
Sep 2020
London, UK
The Energy & Renewables Summit is a conference hosted by SuperReturn Global Infrastructure, where energy experts discuss recent innovations in renewables and the latest investment opportunities in energy and renewables. In 2020, Alex spoke about Energy transition and how to make renewable energy generation an investable market in the context of low energy prices.
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Alex O'Cinneide’s Education

Trinity College, Dublin
Doctor of Philosophy, Geography
2015 - Present
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London School of Economics
Masters, Public Philosophy
2005 - 2006
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