Former Societe Generale Managing Director Roberto Simon joins HIF Global as CFO

Published: Aug. 10, 2022 at 9:00 AM EDT

 Simon brings unparalleled financing expertise to world's leading eFuels company

HOUSTON, Aug. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- HIF Global, the world's leading eFuels company, announced that Roberto Simon will join the company as its new Chief Financial Officer. Simon previously served as Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Banking and Advisory at Societe Generale (SG) Americas in New York.

Roberto Simon, HIF Global CFO
Roberto Simon, HIF Global CFO(PRNewswire)

Cesar Norton, President & CEO of HIF Global said, "Roberto's expertise is well known. Over his career in banking, he raised billions in capital for infrastructure worldwide. At HIF he will deliver financial strategy and capital markets expertise to ensure our success.Roberto's leadership within Societe Generale and in global financial markets is unparalleled. We are honored to have him join the HIF Global executive team."

HIF Global plans to deploy approximately $50 billion of capital to develop, construct, and operate facilities around the world that will produce approximately 150,000 barrels per day of carbon-neutral eFuels that will decarbonize more than 5 million cars. Simon brings extensive experience from across the entire energy value chain to make this plan a reality.

During his 25-year career at Societe Generale, Roberto Simon worked with leading companies and sponsors throughout the world to finance pioneering transactions, setting new benchmarks for the sector. He played a key role in making SG the top LNG Advisory Bank in the world and a lead bank for raising capital for complex and innovative transactions. Simon also established SG as a top 5 Lead Arranger for renewable power in the Americas. His experience financing infrastructure, transformative energy transactions, and renewables brings unique financial strength to the HIF Global executive team.

About HIF Global

HIF Global is the world leading eFuels company, developing projects to convert hydrogen using low-cost renewable power into carbon neutral liquid eFuels that can be transported and utilized in existing infrastructure. The name HIF represents the mission of the company: to provide Highly Innovative Fuels to make decarbonization of the planet possible. HIF Chile, HIF USA, HIF Asia Pacific, and HIF EMEA are wholly owned subsidiaries of HIF Global. HIF Chile is currently constructing the Haru Oni Demonstration Plant in Magallanes, Chile. For more information, visit www.hifglobal.com.

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