The FN100 Most Influential Women in Finance list celebrates senior women in financial services who are helping to shape the industry through leadership roles, mentoring and work with external organisations such as lobby groups and regulators.
London, 22 November 2022: Lucy Heintz, Partner and Head of Energy Infrastructure at Actis, has been recognised by Financial News as one of 2022’s 100 Most Influential Women in Finance. The FN100 Most Influential Women in Finance list celebrates senior women in financial services who are helping to shape the industry through leadership roles, mentoring and work with external organisations such as lobby groups and regulators. This year’s list recognises female executives leading their teams through a period of uncertainty defined by the war in Ukraine, soaring inflation, and rising interest rates.
Lucy has been recognised by Financial News for her commitment to financing the energy transition, and to ensuring it is a just and inclusive one. A renowned dealmaker with more than 25 years of experience investing in and managing power businesses globally, Lucy has been instrumental and developing and driving Actis’ renewable energy strategy. In her role as Head of Energy Infrastructure, Lucy leads a team of around 60 operational and sustainability professionals. Last year, Actis successfully closed fundraising for Actis Energy 5 with $US6bn of investable capital and earlier this year secured a $US1.2bn impact-linked revolving subscription credit facility for the vehicle.
As well as being head of the energy infrastructure team since 2021, Lucy sits on the energy infrastructure investment and executive committees also co-established the firm’s inclusivity and diversity committee and is a member of the Actis Female Network.
This inclusion in the FN 100 list, follow’s Lucy being awarded the 2022 Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Gender Leadership Award in March 2022 for her proven track record of furthering the cause of women’s advancement and gender equality in business, while contributing to the World Bank Group’s twin goals of reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity.
Lucy started her career as a director in the fixed income division of UBS Warburg, where she worked from 1994 to 1999. She joined CDC, Actis’ predecessor, in 2001, and spent five years within the company as a project director for portfolio company Globeleq. Lucy holds an MA (Hons) degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) from Trinity College, Oxford, and an MBA degree (with distinction) from INSEAD.
Commenting on her inclusion in this year’s list, Lucy Heintz, Partner and Head of Energy Infrastructure at Actis, said: “I am delighted to have been included on this list alongside so many amazing trailblazers continuing to break boundaries and championing diversity despite the ongoing volatility and uncertainty facing financial markets. With an estimated $173 trillion of energy infrastructure investment required over the next three decades, we see a compelling market opportunity to build diverse, global sustainability leaders in the energy sector while delivering consistent returns for our investors.”