Filippo Chiesa, 31, has been appointed Head of M&A at RTR. With its portfolio of 332 MMW, RTR is the leading independent solar energy producer in Italy.

Filippo is joining RTR from Silver Ridge Power where he worked since 2010 on the development, realization, financing, asset management and finally sale of a fleet of 25 solar photovoltaic plants in Italy with a total installed capacity of 130MW.

“I am very happy that Filippo is joining the RTR management team. As a young and talented M&A expert from the solar industry, he brings the right combination of skills, entrepreneurial curiosity and determination that will be vital to propel our consolidation efforts to the next stage” commented Ingmar Wilhelm, Chairman and CEO of RTR.

“RTR has the most impressive consolidation track record in the Italian solar market. I am very proud to become part of the team who has built RTR as a leading platform, and together we are now entering the next wave of business expansion” added Filippo Chiesa.

During his time at Silver Ridge, Filippo focused on green-field project acquisitions, project execution as well as restructuring of project financing facilities. Over the last two years, he worked directly with the shareholders of Silver Ridge as company manager of the asset sale processes of the portfolio. Filippo studied International Relations at the Johns Hopkins University, Bologna and Washington D.C., and holds a master in finance from the LUISS Business School of Rome.