Managing Directors

Jean-Daniel Borgeaud – London, UK

Managing Director

Mr. Borgeaud is a Managing Director, lead's EIG's London office and also overesees the firm's investment activities in power and renewables. He is a member of the Investment and Executive Committees. Prior to joining EIG in 2006, Mr. Borgeaud had been a consultant to EIG on a major portfolio investment in Latin America. He started his career in finance at Credit Suisse Group AG in Switzerland. Later, he joined the project finance team at Credit Suisse in New York, where he was responsible for structuring investments in the energy and infrastructure sectors, domestically and internationally. Subsequently, Mr. Borgeaud worked as a senior investment officer in the Private Sector Department of the Inter-American Development Bank, where he also held a management position. Mr. Borgeaud received an M.S. in agricultural engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich) and an M.B.A. from the University of Lausanne. Mr. Borgeaud is fluent in French, German and Spanish.

Linda Z. Cook – Washington, DC

Managing Director

Ms. Cook is a Managing Director, member of the Executive Committee and CEO of Harbour Energy, Ltd., a joint venture with Noble Group.  Ms. Cook retired from Royal Dutch Shell plc in 2010, at which time she was a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.  During her 29 years with Shell, she held positions including CEO of Shell Gas & Power (London and The Hague); CEO of Shell Canada ltd. (Calgary);  EVP Strategy & Finance for Global Exploration & Production (The Hague); and various U.S. Exploration & Production management, operational and engineering roles.  Ms. Cook serves on the Board of Directors of both The Boeing Company and KBR Inc., and is a past Director of Marathon Oil and Cargill Inc.  She received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Kansas and is currently a Trustee for the University’s Endowment Association and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. 

Ronnie Hawkins – Washington, DC

Managing Director

Mr. Hawkins is a Managing Director and leads EIG's efforts to identify, execute and manage energy investments outside the United States. Prior to joining EIG in 2014, Mr. Hawkins was an Executive Vice President of General Electric (GE) where he led GE Energy's Global Business Development activities since 2009. Under Mr. Hawkins' leadership, GE executed over $13 billion in acquisitions, joint ventures, start-up investments and divestitures in upstream and midstream oil and gas, power and energy services around the world. He also chaired the GE Energy Investment Committee. Previously, Mr. Hawkins spent 14 years as a senior member of the energy investment banking departments at Citigroup and Credit Suisse, completing acquisitions, privatizations, equity and structured financing transactions in over 50 countries. Mr. Hawkins received a double degree in Economics and Latin American Studies from the Honors Collegium of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and studied at the Catholic University of Chile. Mr. Hawkins is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and is proficient in Amharic.

Wallace Henderson – Washington, D.C.


Mr. Henderson is a Managing Director and senior member of EIG's investment team. Mr. Henderson oversees the Firm's global investment activities in midstream oil and gas. Prior to joining EIG in 2011, Mr. Henderson spent 18 years as an energy investment banker at Credit Suisse where he specialized in oil & gas project finance and corporate capital raising and M&A for large U.S. and Latin American oil companies. Subsequently, he joined UBS to run the firm’s New York based energy group where for five years he led capital raising and advisory assignments for a wide range of energy companies and sponsors including EIG. Immediately prior to EIG, Mr. Henderson was a Senior Financial Consultant to Coskata, Inc., an energy technology company backed by Khosla Ventures, Blackstone and Total. Mr. Henderson received his B.A. in Economics from Kenyon College and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Derek Lemke-von Ammon – Washington, D.C.

Managing Director

Mr. Lemke-von Ammon joined EIG in 2011 as Head of Capital Development. He oversees investor relations, fundraising, co-investments and product development. Previously, he was a Partner and Head of Business Development for FTV Capital. Mr. Lemke-von Ammon was a founder, member of the Executive Committee and Head of Private Equity for Thomas Weisel Partners. He was also a Partner and Head of Private Equity for Montgomery Securities. He received a BA from Pomona College, a JD from the Northwestern University School of Law and completed the Executive Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Yangyang Liu – Central, Hong Kong

Managing Director

Ms. Liu is a Managing Director in EIG's global investment team, and leads EIG's office in Hong Kong. Prior to joining EIG in 2014, Ms. Liu spent 5 years with the Chinese Sovereign Wealth Fund, China Investment Corporation ("CIC"), first in its Private Equity Department and later in the Special Investment Department, covering Oil & Gas investments. Ms. Liu became the head of Oil & Gas for CIC in 2013. Prior to joining CIC, Ms. Liu spent six years with Morgan Stanley, in its Hong Kong, New York and London offices, in the Energy team and also in the M&A department. She received an MBA and MIA from Columbia Business School and School of International Public Affairs and received a BA in Economics from University of Rochester.

Curt S. Taylor – Houston, TX

Managing Director

Mr. Taylor joined EIG in 2003 and leads EIG’s Oil and Gas Team in Houston, TX. Prior to EIG, he was previously a partner with Stratum Group L.P., where he was responsible for business development and technical review of structured oil and gas transactions. Previously, Mr. Taylor had his own firm, Taylor & Company, where he assisted oil & gas companies with capital formation and acquisitions. Earlier, he was associated with Resource Investors Management Company, First City Bancorporation, Cawley Gillespie & Associates and Union Oil Company of California. Mr. Taylor received his B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and M.B.A. from the University of Houston. He is a registered professional engineer.

Robert L. Vitale – Washington, D.C.

Managing Director & General Counsel

Mr. Vitale acts as General Counsel to EIG and has been actively involved in energy and infrastructure transactions for 25 years, having closed over 200 transactions in more than 25 countries.  Before joining EIG in 2008, Mr. Vitale chaired at various times during his career the New York-based Energy and Infrastructure Departments of three international law firms (Brown & Wood; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP; and Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP).  Mr. Vitale is also a former chairman of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Project Finance.  He has been cited as one of the world’s leading energy and project finance attorneys by Chambers, the International Law Review, and Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directories, amongst other publications.  Mr. Vitale received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Tufts University and a J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was the Associate Editor of the American Bar Association’s publication The Tax Lawyer.  Mr. Vitale has published over 25 articles on energy and infrastructure topics.

EIG News & Announcements

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  • July 14, 2014 Noble Group and EIG Form New Energy Company HONG KONG AND WASHINGTON, D.C. — Noble Group Limited (SGX: N21) (“Noble”) and EIG Global Energy Partners (“EIG”) today announced the formation and commitment to capitalize Harbour Energy, Ltd (“Harbour Energy”), a company that will own and operate upstream and midstream energy assets globally.
  • March 28, 2014 AMG Announces Investment in EIG Global Energy Partners, William C. Sonneborn Appointed President of EIG Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE: AMG), a global asset management company, and EIG Global Energy Partners, LLC ("EIG") announced today that AMG is acquiring an equity interest in EIG. EIG also announced today that William C. Sonneborn has been appointed President of EIG effective May 5, 2014.
  • December 05, 2013 Ronnie Hawkins Joins EIG Global Energy Partners, Industry Veteran to Lead International Investment Activities EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG) today announced that Ronnie Hawkins will join the firm as a Managing Director, effective January 6, 2014. As a senior member of EIG’s investment team, Hawkins will lead the firm’s efforts to identify, execute and manage energy investments outside the United States.
  • December 02, 2013 EIG Holds Final Closing of Energy Fund XVI: $6 billion raised in latest EIG flagship Energy Fund EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG) today announced the successful final close of Energy Fund XVI (Fund XVI), the firm’s most recent flagship investment fund. Fund XVI is the largest fund in EIG’s history and includes capital commitments from 150 limited partners from 18 countries.
  • September 13, 2012 EIG Global Energy Partners Opens New Office in Hong Kong Washington-based EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG), a leading institutional investor to the global energy sector, today announced the opening of its Hong Kong office, its first in Asia and fifth around the globe.
  • April 05, 2012 EIG Global Energy Partners - Greenfield South Press Release On or about March 27, 2012, EIG Management Company, LLC, acting on behalf of itself and certain investment funds it manages (collectively "EIG"), filed lawsuits in the Supreme Court of the State of New York and in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice naming as defendants, respectively, i) Greenfield South Holdco, Corp. and Greenfield South Power Corporation (collectively, "Greenfield South") and ii) the Ontario Power Authority (the "OPA") and Ontario Province ("Ontario").
  • February 01, 2012 EIG Global Energy Partners Announces Sale of Minority Interest to CIC EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG) today announced a definitive agreement in which EIG and the China Investment Corporation (CIC) have entered into a transaction for a purchase of a stake in EIG. The minority investment includes no associated voting rights and is subject to certain protective rights. CIC is also an investor in EIG-managed funds.
  • November 08, 2011 EIG Global Energy Partners to Open New Office in Hong Kong EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG) today announced the opening of its fifth office, to be established in Hong Kong in early 2012.
  • November 03, 2011 Chesapeake Energy Corporation Announces Utica Shale Joint Venture Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) today announced two transactions to monetize a portion of its 1.5 million net acres of leasehold in the Utica Shale play of eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania.
  • October 28, 2011 PXP Receives $450 Million in Financing for 20% Equity Interest in its Gulf of Mexico Business Plains Exploration & Production Company (NYSE:PXP) ("PXP" or the "Company") announced today it has executed a securities purchase agreement with EIG Global Energy Partners ("EIG") in which PXP will receive $450 million of cash proceeds in exchange for a 20% equity interest in Plains Offshore Operations Inc. ("Plains Offshore")