Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors (“Rubicon”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Christian Kummert as Managing Director and Mr. Alan Hickey as an Associate in their Dublin office.
Dr. Kummert (pictured left) has over 20 years of experience in infrastructure finance, with responsibility for leading large teams covering multiple sectors and jurisdictions in some of Europe’s most active project finance lending institutions. Prior to joining Rubicon, Dr. Kummert worked as Head of the Energy and Infrastructure Division of HSH-Nordbank in Hamburg and as Head of the Financing Division of Kommunalkredit Austria in Vienna. Dr. Kummert was previously Global Head of the Infrastructure/PPP Division of Commerzbank in Frankfurt and Managing Director in the Infrastructure Finance Unit of Depfa Bank in Dublin. Prior to this he was responsible for project finance transactions in power and air transport with ABB Structured Finance.
Dr. Kummert has also gained significant experience in the international electricity markets from his former post as deputy head of the tariff section of the German Association of Electricity Utilities (VDEW). Prior to joining VDEW, Dr. Kummert worked as a consultant for the economic department of Lahmeyer International, involved as advisor in areas such as energy, telecoms and real estate development. Mr. Hickey joins Rubicon having obtained his Masters in Finance from DCU where he graduated with a first class honours. Prior to this,
Mr. Hickey worked in the funds industry for a number of years with responsibility for the day to day valuation and modelling of complex financial products. Mr. Hickey has previously worked for both Invesco and Northern Trust, where in addition to completing valuations he also oversaw Invesco’s investment restriction monitoring activities, advising the firms Fund Managers on a day to day to basis. Mr. Hickey holds a BSc in Business Studies from Dublin Institute of Technology and is in the process of obtaining the CFA charter having successfully completed level one and two.