Jenny Blackford | Head of London Branch & Head of Specialised Finance, Siemens Financial Services

Jenny Blackford

I lead the Siemens Bank London Branch and head the Specialised Finance team for EMEA & AA region. 

With more than twenty years of experience in power project finance, primarily focusing on debt arranging mandates and the provision of debt advisory services for energy transactions. I have been involved in the origination and execution of over one hundred mandates across EMEA, with much time spent in recent years on the European onshore and offshore wind and solar PV sectors and the development of renewables in the Middle East. A recent role change sees me spending a greater proportion of time structuring financing solutions for less established sectors in support of the transition to a more sustainable society with increasing focus on battery storage, gigafactories, e-mobility and hydrogen. 

I joined Siemens Financial Services in August 2014 as a Director in the Project & Structured Finance, Energy business unit with responsibility for the origination, structuring and execution of transactions, with specific focus on the power and renewable energy sectors in the EMEA region. In April 2019 I became Head of Project Finance, Energy, EMEA, leading a cross-border team of five origination professionals with team members in London, Munich and Madrid and in June 2021 Head of Specialised Finance where I head a cross-border team of six with team members in London, Munich and Singapore. I balance my current business role with the role of Head of Siemens Bank, London Branch and I take a leading and active interest in SFS’s global network for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Prior to joining Siemens Financial Services, I worked at BNP Paribas for 17 years where, as a Director in the Project Finance Power Group in London, I assisted in expanding the highly successful renewables project finance franchise for the Bank (lending and debt advisory).