Simo Santavirta joined Ardian Infrastructure in 2016 with over 18 years’ industry experience, of which 13 years were spent at the global power generation group, InterGen, while being based in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. At InterGen, most recently he held the position of Vice President, Strategy and Portfolio Management, based in InterGen’s head office in the USA. Prior to that, his other roles at InterGen include Vice President and General Manager in the Philippines and Director of Business Development for North West Europe. An engineer by background, Simo Santavirta started his career at Finnish energy company, Fortum Oyj in 1998.
Simo is leading the Asset Management Team within Ardian Infrastructure and is also a member of Ardian Infrastructure’s investment committee. Simo currently holds a number of board positions within Ardian Infrastructure’s portfolio.
Simo has an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology.