Top 100 Women’s Power List

A WORD ABOUT WIND, 7 March 2017

Barbara Zuiderwijk and Sophie Cherrier were recognised for their leading roles in the industry in the inaugural “Top 100 Women’s Power List 2017”, published by specialised publication A Word about Wind.

Ranking #42 and #58 respectively, their inclusion in the list is an acknowledgement of their influential work and illustrates how well-respected they are across the industry.

Sophie Cherrier #58

“Cherrier was the youngest and most junior member at the renewable finance specialist Green Giraffe when it launched in 2010, but has become one of the most effective members of its team. Her highlights so far include her work on the 600 MW Gemini offshore windfarm, where she started on a team of five and ended up as chief negotiator with its 17-strong banking group, and now is working on the refinancing of the project. She has also worked on the 332 MW Nordsee One, 325 MW C-Power and 252 MW Deutsche Bucht”

Barbara Zuiderwijk #42

“Zuiderwijk is one of the co-founders of renewable energy financial advisor Green Giraffe, and has worked on a host of major offshore projects including the 600 MW Gemini, 400 MW Veja Mate, 216 MW Northwind and 165 MW Belwind. In 2016 she advised on the EUR 900 M debt raise for the planned 370 MW Norther project in the Belgian North Sea, and is now working on the redevelopment of the 112 MW Wieringermeer project in the Netherlands. She joined Green Giraffe from Evelop Capital, and has also worked at ABN Amro.”