Laurie joined PAI in 2022 as a member of the ESG Team.
He joined from PwC’s Sustainability and Climate Change practice, where he focused on Responsible Investment, ESG and Impact measurement for three years. Prior to this, Laurie worked for four years within the PwC Deals practice, where he qualified as an ACA Chartered Accountant and led financial due diligence projects.
Laurie holds a degree in Economics from the University of Kent and is an IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment) qualified practitioner.
Penelope joined PAI in 2023 as a member of the ESG Team.
She has over 18 years of experience developing and delivering sustainability strategies across a range of industries, having worked at Danone, BT, Marks & Spencer and Vodafone. She joined PAI following two years as a sustainability adviser. Her focus across her career has been on energy, climate change, environmental management, change management and communications.
Penelope started her career at Lendlease in Sydney before moving to London and Paris. Penelope graduated from the University of Sydney (Australia) and holds a Master’s degree in international studies from the University of Technology in Sydney (Australia).
Otto joined PAI in 2020 as a member of the ESG Team.
He was previously with Deloitte and brings six years of experience in sustainability consulting. His focus at Deloitte was on energy, change management, sustainable finance / ESG and the circular economy.
He started his career at the MOITI (Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment).
Otto holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs, Economics & Political Science from Northeastern University (Boston).
Frederike joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the ESG Team.
She was previously an intern at PAI within the ESG Team in Paris and Munich and has contributed to a number of projects for the firm.
Frederike holds a MSc in Climate Change, Management and Finance from Imperial College London and a BSc in International Management from Lancaster University and ESB Business School Reutlingen.
Denise joined PAI in 2022 as Head of the ESG & Sustainability team. She is responsible for developing PAI’s sustainability strategy and creating value through sustainability initiatives in the portfolio.
Denise joined from The World Bank Group’s private sector arm IFC, where she spent over 11 years based in the US and Europe. She was Head of Investor Relations & Sustainable Finance Coordination and chaired both the ESG Capital Markets Integration and Sustainable Finance Committees. Denise also served as Chair of the global Green, Social and Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles Steering Committee under ICMA. Denise started her career in the UK, working for Goldman Sachs, GE Capital and Lehman Brothers in various capital market roles.
Denise holds an MBA in Finance from Cornell University and a MSt in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge. She is an alumna of the Emerging Leaders Program at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.