About Us

Matrix Renewables is a renewable energy platform that was founded by global alternative asset manager TPG through its impact investing platform, The Rise Fund, in 2020. Headquartered in Madrid, Matrix Renewables focuses on developing, constructing and being long-term owners of renewable energy assets. 

Matrix Renewables current portfolio is comprised of 1.3 GW of operational, under construction or near ready to build solar PV projects in Spain, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.
With the backing and support of TPG, Matrix Renewables intends to grow into a multi-GW renewables platform while growing its geographical reach.

The Rise Fund is TPG’s $5 billion impact investing platform focused on investing in and supporting the growth of world-class businesses that deliver positive and measurable social and environmental impact globally.  

TPG is a global investment firm with offices in Austin, Beijing, Boston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Moscow, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Seoul and Singapore. TPG’s investment platforms span a wide range of asset classes, including private equity, infrastructure, growth venture, real estate and public equity. 

The Matrix Renewables management team have extensive experience and proven track records investing in the power and renewables sector, across Europe, Latin America and the United States.

For more information, please contact Matrix Renewables here: info@matrixrenewables.com

Yoram Amiga
Senior Adviser

Prior to becoming Senior Adviser to Matrix Renewables in 2020, Yoram founded and co-founded several businesses trading in a wide range of areas such as energy, commodities, hi-tech; biotech and real estate operating worldwide, and gained vast expertise in power generation, new ventures and buyouts, private equity transactions and profitable exits.

From 2006 Yoram has focused on power development and investment projects globally. He founded SunRay Renewable Energy, which successfully completed the building of a large scale solar park in Europe in 2010, subsequently sold to SunPower, generating one of the most significant renewable energy transactions within Europe.

In recent years Yoram has continued to develop power projects in several territories across technologies, most notably CCGT natural gas power plants in Israel.

Yoram has sat on the board of directors of several private equity-backed renewable energy development companies.

Yoram studied Economics at the Open University of Tel-Aviv.

Nicolas Navas
Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining Matrix Renewables in 2020, Nicolas was Head of Project Finance at Jenner Renewables and immediately before that, working in Actis as an Investment Principal in the Energy Team in London. Previously, he worked with ING in London, New York and Bogota. 

Nicolas holds a BSc/Diploma in Industrial Engineering and a MSc in Finance from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia and a MSc International Affairs-Finance from Columbia University in New York.

Chris Matthews
Managing Director, Development and Markets

Prior to joining Matrix Renewables in 2020, Chris was in charge of business development for Jenner Renewables, and Mainstream Renewable Power before that.  He has worked in diverse markets such as Europe, Latin America, North America, Africa, and in a range of renewable technologies including wind, solar, biomass and hydro.  

Chris studied Mechanical Engineering at Cambridge University.

Iñigo Asensio
Managing Director, M&A + Investments

Prior to joining Matrix Renewables in 2020, Iñigo was Head of M&A and Head of Latam at Trina ISBU and immediately before, Head of M&A for EMEA and Latam at Sunedison where he was a key team member for the Terraform Power and Global IPOs. He has also worked with Greentech Energy Systems, PwC, Grant Thornton and Banco Santander.
Iñigo has a Master Degree in Financial Markets and a BA degree in Business Administration at the Royal School Maria Cristina.

Luis Sabaté
Chief Operating Officer

Prior to joining Matrix Renewables in 2021, Luis was COO of NEXTracker where he was globally responsible for the strategy and execution of Nextracker's business plan. Prior to Nextracker, Luis was VP, CFO and COO of SunEdison's C&I division in San Francisco. Prior to that, he was COO of the EMEA and Latam region.

Luis holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Comillas Pontifical University and a PDD in General Management from IESE Business School. In addition, Luis graduated from the Centro de Estudios Financieros de Madrid with a Master in Health and Safety.

Caro Chapatte
Chief of Staff

Prior to joining Matrix Renewables in 2020, Caro was Managing Director and Board member of Alarde, a firm dedicated to development, construction, and exploitation of renewable energy power plants, and latterly she worked for Nice Tech, a startup with carbon footprint-reducing food processing technology. 

Caro holds an MBA from Stanford University, CA and a BA in Business from the European Business School in Madrid, Paris and London.

Sergio Arbeláez
Head of Financing

Prior to joining Matrix Renewables in 2020, Sergio was Head of Structuring and Financing at Trina Solar, working in solar PV transactions in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Previously he worked for Santander Corporate & Investment Banking, Schroders and Credit Suisse in various roles based in Madrid, Santiago de Chile, London and New York.

Sergio holds a BA in Business Administration from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia and Universidad de Navarra in Spain and an MBA from IESE Business School.

Cristina Axpe
Investment Associate

Prior to joining Matrix Renewables in 2020, Cristina was part of PwC Infrastructure Advisory team based in Hamburg. Before that, she spent over a year working with ACS’s project finance team in Madrid.
She has worked in diverse markets such as Europe, Latin America and Africa, and in a range of renewables technologies including wind (onshore/offshore), solar and geothermal.
Cristina studied Business Administration and Law at Carlos III University in Madrid and at ISG.

Rodrigo Barria
Operations Coordinator (Chile)

Prior to joining Matrix Renewables in 2021, Rodrigo worked for companies such as Enel, Jenner Renewables, Enertis and Tecinsa, working in various positions associated with the construction, commissioning, operation and management of renewable energy projects and electrical substations in Chile, involved in technologies such as solar and wind.

Rodrigo holds a degree in electrical engineering in power systems from the Universidad de Oriente and a diploma in electrical protection from the Universidad Simón Bolívar, both located in Venezuela.

Ignacio Callejo
VP, Investments USA

Prior to joining Matrix Renewables in early 2021, Ignacio was a VP in the investment team at the Green Investment Group (Macquarie) in New York, where he worked on acquisitions and divesti-tures across the solar PV, battery storage, onshore wind and offshore wind industries. Prior to that, Ignacio was a consultant in the energy team at Accenture, working in key strategic projects for leading energy compa-nies and governments globally.

Ignacio holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA in Business Administration from Universidad de Cantabria.

Álvaro del Castaño
Analyst in Development and Markets

Prior to joining Matrix Renewables in 2020, Álvaro was an analyst in Jenner Renewables, and BNP’s investment Banking division in London and Madrid before that.

Álvaro holds a dual degree of E4 (business management) in ICADE University and a BBA from Lancaster University.

Bárbara de la Calle
Office Manager

Prior to joining Matrix Renewables in 2020, Bárbara was the office Manager and EA to the CEO at Sloane and Cadogan Management in London.

Bárbara holds a law degree from the University of Seville.

Paz Diaz
Project Finance Senior Associate

Prior to joining Matrix Renewables in 2020, Paz was Industry Specialist at IFC and, immediately before that, working in IDB Invest as Investment Associate. Previously, she worked with Acciona in Spain and Peru.

Paz holds an MBA from IE Business School, a MSc in Industrial Engineering from ICAI Comillas Pontifical University, a MSc in Management and Treatment of Water, Soil and Waste from ParisTech, and passed Level I of the CFA Program".

Mercedes Domecq
Legal Manager

Prior to joining Matrix Renewables in 2021, Mercedes was vice-secretary to the Board of Directors and legal counsel of Abengoa, a Spanish listed engineering and construction company with a wide experience worldwide in the energy and water sectors. Before that, she was Senior Manager at Uría Menéndez.

Mercedes holds a dual degree in Law and Business Administration (E-3) by ICADE (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas-Madrid)


VP Development

Prior to joining Matrix Renewables in 2020, Fernando was Senior Development Manager Solar PV at ENCE. Prior to this he was ENCE’s Country Manager in New Delhi, India where he was responsible for the development and implementation of the energy projects in India.

Fernando has a Bachelor's degree on International Sales and Marketing by the University College of Northern Denmark (UCN) in Aalborg, Denmark.

Sergio García
EPC Manager

Prior to joining Matrix Renewables in 2021, Sergio was Technical Director in Aldesa Industrial where he worked in development, design, construction and maintenance of Renewables and Energy projects for more than 13 years in diverse markets such as Europe and Latin America. Previously he worked in Cobra in Substations and Distribution lines.
Sergio holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering at Polytechnic University of Madrid and Executive Development Programme at IESE Business School in Madrid.

Pelayo Menendez
ESG, Manager

Prior to joining Matrix Renewables in 2021, Pelayo was ESG Impact Manager at CDC Group (London) and immediately before he was a Sustainable Finance Manager at Standard Chartered Bank (London). He has worked in projects and transactions diverse markets such as Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe across many sectors, including energy and infrastructure, manufacturing and agribusiness.

Pelayo holds a MSc in Environmental Sciences at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and MSc in Environmental Engineering and Management at Escuela de Organización Industrial. Pelayo is also a qualified Occupational Health and Safety Specialist.

Santiago Molina

Prior to joining Matrix Renewables in 2021, Santiago was Managing Director Europe at Sunco Capital, having overall responsibility for origination, operations and asset management in Europe.

Previously, he was Head of Structured Finance and M&A at FRV (Fotowatio Renewables Ventures) for the Middle East and Africa regions.

Santiago holds a Degree in Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia Comilllas (ICADE – E-2)

Alejandro Moliné
Legal Manager

Prior to joining Matrix Renewables in 2020, Alejandro has worked as legal director and legal counsel in relevant players in the renewable energy business such as Canadian Solar, Cox Energy, Vestas and SunEdison, being based in Madrid (Spain) and Santiago (Chile).
Alejandro holds a law degree from the University Carlos III of Madrid, and LLM diplomas from the IE Law School and the King´s College of London.

Sergio Quesada
Accounting Manager

Prior to joining Matrix Renewables in 2020, Sergio was Global Energy Coordinator at Grant Thornton where he supervised the accounting, financial reporting and international coordination of projects.
He also has experience working internationally in the financial and renewable energy sector coordinating international teams.

Sergio has an Economics degree from University Autonoma of Madrid and holds AAT Qualifications

Bernat Rofes
VP, PPAs & Electricity Sales

Prior to joining Matrix Renewables in 2020, Bernat worked in PPA & Structured Origination, business development and energy sales in renewable energy as well as electricity commodities in RWE, Solvay and Iberdrola among others.

Bernat holds a MSc in Telecommunication Engineering from the UPC Barcelona , a MSc in Energy Systems and associated Markets from the Institut National Polytechnique in Grenoble as well as an Executive master’s degree in Energy Markets Management at Ecole supérieur d’électricité (SUPELEC) – Paris

Javier Tirado
Technical Asset Management Director

Prior to joining Matrix Renewables in 2020, Javier was Operations Manager in Smartener, managing the Construction and O&M of renewable projects in Perú, Uruguay and Mexico. Previously Javier has been working in Renewables for more than 12 years, as Project Manager, Project Director and Country Manger in Uruguay, and covering various technologies such as wind, solar, and hydro.
Javier holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and MSc in Mechanical Engineering at Cranfield University, as well as an Executive Programme in Renewable Energies at Escuela de Organización Industrial in Madrid.

Sergio Villamarín
O&M Data Analyst

Prior to joining Matrix Renewables in 2021, Sergio was an Energy Consultant at Indra, working in the rollout of EAM and CMMS monitoring systems for assets, operation & maintenance management with different clients within the energy market, both conventional and renewable. Sergio holds an Energy Engineering degree, with mention in Energy Technologies, from the University of Vigo.