Foresight continues solar expansion

UK private equity and sustainable energy investor Foresight Group has appointed Humberto Santillana as investment director.

Based in Madrid, Santillana will be responsible for the origination and execution of solar investments by Foresight in Spain and other countries in Europe. He has experience in project financing in the solar and renewable sectors.

Santillana joins Foresight from Fotowatio in Spain where he was a director in the acquisitions and financing department specializing in solar photovoltaic.

Prior to Fotowatio, he worked at Babcock and Brown, where he was responsible for infrastructure related transactions, including deals in the energy and renewables sectors.

Foresight launched its first solar fund in May 2008 and has since appointed Diomidis Dorkofikis as investment manager and Meredith Lee as sales director.