NextEnergy Capital has bolstered its top table with the hire of a new head of debt financing.

Lorena Ciciriello is to join NextEnergy next month to assume responsibility for the asset owner’s debt financing transactions across all its geographies and investment funds.

Ciciriello brings more than 20 years of experience having started her career in project financing, specifically in PPP/PFI projects and the water industries.

She then led Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s renewable division in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for eight years, during which time she originated and executed debt financing for more than 4GW of wind and solar projects.

Aldo Beolchini. managing director and CFO at NextEnergy Capital, said Ciciriello was a “perfect fit” to help the company expand its international reach.

“NextEnergy is already accredited for having pioneered innovative debt financing structures and Lorena’s expertise will allow us to develop our competitive edge even further,” he said.