24 Jul SEAF Announces that Patrick Longmire has Joined as Managing Director
July 24, 2019
SEAF is proud to announce Patrick Longmire has joined SEAF as a Managing Director. He will co-lead the firm’s clean energy initiatives with a focus on bringing efficient and renewable energy and clean transport alternatives to the Caribbean. Patrick’s appointment showcases SEAF’s commitment to the LATAM region as well its focus on addressing the pressing issues associated with expanding clean and affordable energy in emerging and transition markets.
Prior to joining SEAF, Patrick spent a number of years at Chase Manhattan, Lehman Brothers, the IFC and Emerging Markets Partnership, developing expertise in various aspects of the energy industry, including investments, acquisitions, corporate/project financing and divestiture transactions throughout North America, Latin America and Africa. Patrick has been involved in billions of dollars in transactions over his long career, with a high point of playing a lead role in the buildup of the Spanish multinational energy company Iberdrola S.A.’s US wind energy business from new entrant to being one of the largest renewable energy owners and operators in the country.
Kurt Kisto, SEAF Managing Director, stated, “SEAF is very excited to have Patrick onboard. We look forward to leveraging his deep expertise in the industry as we build out our clean energy initiatives in the Caribbean in an effort to transition the region’s energy matrix away from its dependency on fossil fuels, and work towards fulfilling their commitments to the Paris climate accords.”
Patrick received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business, his Master’s in Development Economics and International Development from Johns Hopkins University/SAIS, and his BA in International Relations from Stanford University. Patrick will be based out of Kingston, Jamaica.
SEAF is an SEC-registered investment adviser to international private equity funds through which it has invested growth capital and provided business support to growth-oriented SMEs in frontier and emerging markets. Since its beginning almost 30 years ago, SEAF has managed and is managing more than $1.1 BN in assets targeting impact investments across a wide range of sectors and in more than 30 countries. SEAF funds identify and support promising entrepreneurs while seeking to provide attractive returns to its investors. SEAF manages its funds through a network of 29 offices around the world, with its headquarters in Washington, D.C. www.seaf.com