Claus Hertel joined Rabobank in 2019 and is a Managing Director in the Project Finance Americas team based in New York.
Claus has over 20 years of international banking experience and has been active throughout his career in the origination, structuring and transaction execution of complex structured and project financings. He spent time during his career in the project finance groups of numerous financial institutions including WestLB, Santander and Investec and has broad transactional experience in the Americas energy space.
His focus within the Project Finance team is to support the growth of the existing core renewables business, expanding the client coverage and also increasing the bank’s footprint in the emerging sectors of the industry such as energy storage and other clean-technologies that support the organization’s sustainability objectives.
Most recently prior to Rabobank, he was involved in managing and developing financing for the North American operations of a private equity backed developer, owner and operator of battery storage infrastructure.
Claus holds a BA in International Relations and Economics from Boston University and has completed Executive courses at the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management.