Macquarie acquires a JP Morgan banker for an energy transition position

Gabriele Duesberg has been appointed managing director by Macquarie Asset Management to boost its energy transition infrastructure capabilities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (Emea).

Duesberg will include the electrification of transportation, waste management, and biofuels. She will also assist with the decarbonization of the firm's utility investments across Emea.

She comes from JP Morgan, where she oversaw investment banking activity in the Emea region, including deals involving renewable energy, electricity, and utilities, for sixteen years.

Macquarie AM senior managing director Gordon Parsons said: “Infrastructure will have a vital role to play as governments, industry, and consumers seek to reduce their carbon emissions and use our planet’s finite resources more efficiently.

“We hope to harness Gabriele’s many years of expertise in the region’s infrastructure sector to help tackle these important challenges and identify new opportunities for our investment partners.”

The company administers funds holding stakes in 39 infrastructure and real estate enterprises across the Emea, totalling about £53 billion in assets.