Yanis has 18 years of financial and technical experience in the energy sector including project development, finance, mergers & acquisitions and risk management, with a US$16 billion M&A transaction track record. He has been working in Asia, originating deals and helping developers raise capital and structure their projects including a 90MW biomass plant in Thailand. Yanis also advised on the establishment of the Feed-In Tariff fund in Indonesia for a European bilateral agency, the identification of most effective financial energy efficiency programs for industrial customers, the assessment of risks and contingent liabilities in respect of PPP transactions for the Philippines Department of Finance, as well as other corporate advisory mandates. Prior to that, Yanis worked at Electricite de France (EDF) in Paris and London as co-Head of M&A and Structured Finance and served on the Investment Committee for EDF Energies Nouvelles where he appraised investment opportunities in a broad range of renewable energy projects in Europe, the US and Canada. He served on the boards of several generation companies in Europe and China. As Commercial Director of a gas & power distribution business unit, he also developed energy efficiency products and services for industrial and SME customers.Yanis is a Certified Engineer from SUPELEC Engineering School, France, has attended the IMD Entrepreneurship Program and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute.