Wren House Infrastructure Management Limited (Wren House), a London-based global infrastructure investor, has appointed Philippe Busslinger as Chief Executive Officer.
Busslinger is a highly experienced, successful and well-regarded infrastructure investor, having been the Head of Europe for OMERS Infrastructure (formerly Borealis Infrastructure) since 2015 and a managing director and member of the OMERS Infrastructure investment committee since 2012. Before joining OMERS, Busslinger worked in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs for over seven years and at McKinsey & Company.
Busslinger has an impressive track-record of infrastructure investment experience, having led the deployment of over €4 billion of equity during his time at OMERS Infrastructure and overseen many other acquisitions and portfolio realisations. Philippe has also been responsible for a Europe-wide infrastructure portfolio of over EUR12 billion, having served as board member for a number of its key portfolio companies, including HS1, Associated British Ports, Autobahn Tank & Rast, Exolum and London City Airport.
Philippe will be joining Wren House at an exciting time, with it having recently announced its first investments in the US and France, with the acquisitions of I3 Broadband and Almaviva Santé respectively.
Busslinger will assume responsibility for ensuring that Wren House continues to achieve its growth and global ambitions, including the deployment of significant capital into quality infrastructure assets globally, the delivery of above market returns on its portfolio and the continued growth and development of its high calibre team of professionals.
The Board of Wren House says: “We are delighted to welcome Philippe to Wren House, his experience, professionalism and vision will be invaluable in helping to build on the impressive achievements and momentum of the business and enabling us to achieve our ambition of being one of the world’s leading infrastructure investment managers.”
Busslinger says: “Wren House is a growth platform ideally positioned for success and I am honoured that the Board has chosen me to lead it through its next stage of development. I look forward to working with the Board and the wider team, many of whom I know well, during this exciting next phase for Wren House.”
It is anticipated that Busslinger will join Wren House as CEO in early 2022.