Panos NiniosFounding Managing Partner at True Green Capital Management
Panos Ninios is the Managing Partner and a Founder of True Green Capital Management LLC. He is primarily responsible for portfolio management, risk management and capital strategy. Panos is a member of the Investment Committee and contributes significant global renewable energy investment, regulatory and operational expertise to the True Green Capital team.
Panos was a Managing Director for four years at Plainfield Asset Management, a special situations hedge fund based in Greenwich, CT with over $5 billion in peak assets under management. He was the analyst responsible for a global $1.5 billion energy portfolio consisting of private equity, high yield and bank debt. While at Plainfield, Panos built and managed an approximately $250 million renewable energy private equity portfolio and played a lead role in a number of US, European and Latin American control and minority investments in renewable energy sectors. In that context, Panos raised over $500 million of bank debt for Plainfield portfolio companies.
For the four years prior to joining Plainfield, Panos was an Executive Director with the Goldman Sachs commodity business (JAron) in London focused on European Power and Gas markets as well as distressed debt power markets.
Panos earlier spent eight years with McKinsey & Co, most recently as an Associate Partner, serving major US and European energy companies on M&A and commodity risk management.
From 1994 to 1995, Panos was a derivatives analyst at Intercapital Brokers in London. From 1991 to 1994, while working on his doctoral thesis, Panos consulted to the UK power sector, principally with Southern Electric PLC.
Panos holds a Ph.D. in Electric Power Industry Deregulation Economics from the London Business School, a MSc in operations research from the London School of Economics, a MSc in computer science from the University of Dundee, UK and a B.S. in pure mathematics from the University of Patras, Greece.