Technology, Innovation & Decarbonisation in the Energy Sectors

Adele Ara

Position: Head of Global Business Operations, Lightsource bp

Adele joined Lightsource bp in summer 2014 and serves as Head of Global Business Operations, leading the business transformation and digitalisation strategy. Previously Adele served as Director of Asset Management for Lightsource bp, leading a team managing over 900MW solar PV assets globally. Prior to joining Lightsource bp, Adele was a Senior Manager at Platina Partners, a private equity fund specialised in renewable energy investments across Europe, where she was responsible for the asset management of a portfolio of wind and solar PV assets. At Platina, Adele was also an Investment Manager with responsibilities over the development and acquisition of solar PV projects in Southern Europe. Prior to this role, Adele served as a corporate and investment bank analyst at Citi.

Since January 2020 Adele chairs the Lifecycle Quality Workstream at Solar Power Europe.

Adele holds an MSc in Economics for Arts, Culture and Communications Summa Cum Laude from L. Bocconi University in Milan.