Speaker – Cedric Chatel

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Cedric Chatel

Managing Director, Energy Finance & Advisory – Asia Pacific, Singapore

Cedric has more than 20 years of experience in structured finance. He works in Societe Generale’s Energy Finance & Advisory team, being involved in both advisory and arranging assignments, with a particular responsibility for developing our energy transition franchise in Asia. Cedric joined SG in 2000 in Germany as financial analyst prior to joining the coverage team, the export finance team, the asset finance team and our energy project finance team, this in various locations (Frankfurt, Paris, London, Hong Kong and currently Singapore).

Cedric is highly familiar with advising and arranging large-scale offshore wind. Cedric has led our team advising in the scope of the first offshore wind tender in Japan and has led our team closing the first two offshore wind project financings in Japan, the Akita & Noshiro as well as Ishikari offshore wind and battery projects. Cedric has acted as a lead financial advisor and debt provider on the greater APAC region, such as leading our financial advisory team to the 378MW Formosa 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan, coming on top of leading our arranging teams on the Formosa 1, Yunlin, Changfang and Xidao and Greater Changhua 1 offshore wind projects in Taiwan. Expanding our activity further in APAC, Cedric has led the SocGen team acting as MLA and Technical Bank on the first offshore wind project financing in South Korea, closed in January 2023.

Cedric gained first-hand experience in offshore wind by structuring transactions as financial advisor and mandated lead arranger not only in Asia but in also Germany, the UK, Belgium, France, and Denmark. Within the Europe region, he acted as financial advisor to the 487MW Seamade offshore wind project  in Belgium and Financial Advisor (equity & debt) to Enbridge in the acquisition of a 50% share in the development, construction and operation of EDF’s French offshore wind assets totaling 1,400 MW of installed capacity.