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Alex O'Cinneide

Chief Executive Officer

Gore Street Capital

London, UK

Alex O'Cinneide

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 a 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

Solar Power Portal
Gore street raises £23.7 million to pursue 150MW pipeline

CEO of Gore Street Capital, Alex OCinneide said "We plan to continue to grow at a rapid pace. We look forward to putting this new capital to work against our extensive, current development portfolio and live investment pipeline."

Insider Publications
ILI Group sells first energy storage asset to Gore Street Capital fund

Alex O’Cinneide, Chief Executive Officer at Gore Street Capital said “We are very pleased to announce the acquisition of Ferrymuir. This is a significant project representing Gore Street’s first investment in Scotland, a market that we have identified as very attractive for energy storage and adding to a portfolio diversified in markets, assets and counter parties.”

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Alex O'Cinneide’s Background

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.
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

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

Non-Executive Director
Feb 2017 - Jun 2020
Milan, IT
Fiorucci is an Italian fashion label founded by Elio Fiorucci in 1967.
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

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.
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

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".
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

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 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

Speaker
Feb 2020
London, UK
Produced by Solar Media, the Energy Storage Summit is an annual conference designed for individuals such as senior management, stakeholders and consultants within the energy storage sector. The aim of the conference is to discuss experiences and how to continue evolving the industry.
Speaker
Dec 2019
London, UK
Founded in 2016, Radnor Capital Partners is an advisory firm whose clients include investment, mid-cap and small-cap companies. In 2019, Alex spoke at a conference regarding climate change and how to choose the right technology in renewable energy production.
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Alex O'Cinneide’s Education

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