Christian Schmid joined Slate in 2022. He leads our new Cities and Communities Impact Infrastructure Strategy, which targets infrastructure assets that advance the global energy transition and drive reductions in carbon emissions associated with our cities and communities. Through this strategy, we partner closely with cities, companies and technology providers and invest across the infrastructure spectrum in long-term clean energy and sustainability solutions for urban settings.
Christian has more than 15 years of experience in public and private infrastructure investments, having led the origination and execution of infrastructure transactions valued at approximately US$40 billion across Europe, North America and Australia. That expertise includes acting on the buy-side and sell-side of dozens of large transactions, with an emphasis on renewable energy investments and other essential infrastructure.
Christian joins Slate from Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), where he was the Sector Lead for Utilities and led the successful acquisition of CenTrio (formerly Enwave Energy U.S.), the leading pure-play district energy platform in the U.S. Prior to QIC, he spent 13 years at RBC Capital Markets, where he was a Managing Director responsible for originating and executing infrastructure transactions across Europe and North America. He began his career at the German utility company RWE, where he worked in Corporate Finance. Christian holds a Diplom-Kaufmann (MBA equivalent) from the Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in Germany and a MSc in Finance from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.
Meeting the ambitious net-zero commitments of governments and communities around the world will require massive investments to upgrade and modernize urban infrastructure. With our Cities and Communities Impact Infrastructure Strategy, we have a unique opportunity to leverage Slate’s existing expertise, reach and relationships to put ourselves at the forefront of that change, and we are very pleased that Christian has joined us to lead these efforts.