Jenny Blackford leads the Siemens Bank London Branch and heads the Specialised Finance team for EMEA & AA region.
With more than twenty years of experience in power project finance, primarily focusing on debt arranging mandates and the provision of debt advisory services for energy transactions. Jenny has been involved in the origination and execution of over one hundred mandates across EMEA, with much time spent in recent years on the European onshore and offshore wind and solar PV sectors and the development of renewables in the Middle East. A recent role change sees Jenny spending a greater proportion of time structuring financing solutions for less established sectors in support of the transition to a more sustainable society with increasing focus on battery storage, gigafactories, e-mobility and hydrogen.
Jenny joined Siemens Financial Services in August 2014 as a Director in the Project & Structured Finance, Energy business unit with responsibility for the origination, structuring and execution of transactions, with specific focus on the power and renewable energy sectors in the EMEA region. In April 2019 she became Head of Project Finance, Energy, EMEA and in June 2021 Head of Specialised Finance where she heads a cross-border team of six with team members in London, Munich and Singapore. Jenny balances her current business role with the role of Head of Siemens Bank, London Branch and takes a leading and active interest in SFS’s global network for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
Prior to joining Siemens Financial Services, Jenny worked at BNP Paribas for 17 years where, as a Director in the Project Finance Power Group in London, she assisted in expanding the highly successful renewables project finance franchise for the Bank (lending and debt advisory).