Since joining Cube IM in 2010, Aurélien Roelens has primarily focused on the communication and energy sectors. He was notably involved in the acquisition of Idex (district heating and energy efficiency) and in the investment management of Boralex Europe (including the acquisition of Enel Green Power France in 2015). He also contributed to the investment management of other renewable energy, water and waste assets.
Since 2011, he is in charge of developing the communication infrastructure sector. He was particularly involved in the acquisition (2011) and the investment management of Covage (including the acquisition of Tutor Group in 2016) and in the recent acquisition of dst telecomunicaçoes, as well as in the launch of the Connecting Europe Broadband Fund. He currently seats at the boards of WWS, DWS (UK) and dst telecomunicaçoes (Portugal).
Aurélien is also spearheading the ESG activities of Cube IM, as ESG Coordinator and member of the ESG Committee, obtaining a A+ PRI score in 2017 and the ESG Best Practice Honours by SWEN in 2018.
Aurélien began his career in finance in 2008 in London, before joining Oddo Corporate Finance in 2009, where he worked on the execution of several French mid to large cap M&A and ECM transactions. Prior to that, he gained some experience working with public counterparts on environmental topics. In his spare time, he is a visiting professor at HEC Paris and heads a microfinance operation in Togo.
Aurélien, CAIA®, graduated with highest honors from the Ecole des Mines (MSc in Civil Engineering), with additional training in Management (EM Lyon MSc) as well as from HEC Paris (MSc in International Finance and Energy & Finance certificate).
A French citizen, he is fluent in English and has a basic command of German and Spanish.