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.
Mr. Borgeaud is a Managing Director, lead's EIG's London office and also overesees the firm's investment activities in renewables. He is a member of the Investment and Executive Committees. He joined EIG in 2006 and currently leads EIG’s London office. Prior to joining EIG, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.