Contributor Profile

Helena Anderson

Job TitleManaging Director

Company NameIkigai Capital


Helena founded Ikigai Capital in December 2017 – a energy transition focussed strategic advisor, bankability accelerator and developer, after two years at the UK Department for International Trade (DIT), where she was head of energy capital investment. At DIT, she was responsible for shaping Government policy-aligned, private sector led, energy and integrated energy, transport and regeneration projects, businesses and technologies. Prior to joining Government, Helena had 12 years’ experience as a project finance lawyer, including at international law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills, advising on renewables, oil & gas, telecoms and infrastructure in EMEA. She was recognised by Legal 500 2016 as a leading lawyer in renewable energy projects and as an industry expert in managing environmental and social risk lending under the Equator Principles. Helena recently advised bidders for the role of investment manager of the UK Government’s EV charging fund and the clean growth fund. Helena is a Non-Executive Director on the regulated board of the largest social housing and regeneration company in the UK, Places for People.


Conference Sessions

  • The IET's SME Innovation in Energy

    Wednesday14:00 - 15:3015 May 2019

    Organised by the IET The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community, with more than 168,000 members ...

    • Language: English

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