Thomas Jakobsen | Managing Director, Renewable Energy
Saigon Asset Management

Thomas Jakobsen, Managing Director, Renewable Energy, Saigon Asset Management

Mr. Thomas Jakobsen has over 10 years of experience in Indochina, focused on renewable energy. He brings a strong and well-established track record in clean development including projects in energy efficiency, solar and wind energy, biofuel, environmental surveying, and infrastructure

Mr. Jakobsen co-founded Gate to Asia Trading and Consulting Company in 2007 performing investment consulting services for Renewable Energy and Environmental projects in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Additionally, activities have included finding suitable technology suppliers for Renewable Energy and Environmental projects and conducting ESG assessments of projects in Vietnam for foreign investors.

From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Jakobsen was Investment Director at Anpha Capital, originating and analyzing potential investments in Renewable Energy, Real Estate and Infrastructure projects; advising the potential investment companies/projects on Financial Structuring and Corporate Finance and performing due diligence on potential investments. Prior to that, he held General Management and Financial Management positions in industrial companies in Europe and Asia.

In Apr 2009, Mr. Jakobsen acquired control of CSR Vietnam Co. Ltd., a Vietnamese company specialized in environmental assessment of foreign investment (particularly Danish), to ensure compliance to the highest of local, Danish and IFC performance standards.

He holds M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from University of Aarhus in Denmark, including six months at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium from 1990 to 1995.


Power & Electricity World Vietnam 2019 Day One @ 15:00

Panel Discussion: Structuring the deal: Energy project financing in Vietnam

  • Risk, cash flow & value across the entire development cycle
  • Pricing risk premiums: Dealing with political, currency & construction risks
  • Is there a role for public-private partnerships, and how do they sit with investors?
  • Accessing local financing options for renewable energy
  • Debt or equity? What’s the best way of getting your project funded?
  • Funding large scale vs. small scale projects
last published: 02/Apr/19 01:05 GMT
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