Senior Parnter, Copenhagen Infrastructure Parnters
Torsten Lodberg Smed, Senior Partner, is in charge of CIP’s wind development projects. Mr. Smed has more than 20 years of experience in the energy sector and with M&A more broadly. Before establishing CIP in 2012 together with the other Senior Partners, Mr. Smed held various senior positions within DONG Energy (now “Ørsted”), during the period 2003-2012, most recently as Senior Vice President of Partnerships in the offshore wind division. Mr. Smed was also responsible for developing DONG Energy’s offshore wind partnership model. Furthermore, Mr. Smed established DONG Energy’s offshore wind transaction team and several past members of this team today represent the senior management of DONG Energy’s offshore wind business. From his time in DONG Energy and CIP, Mr. Smed is today acknowledged as one of the people in the sector, who has executed the most offshore wind transactions. In CIP Mr Smed has been instrumental in bringing the Beatrice offshore wind project (588MW) in Scotland and the Veja Mate offshore wind project in Germany (402 MW) to financial close. In addition to his offshore wind experience, Mr. Smed had a key role in the consolidation of the Danish energy sector between 2002-2006. Prior to joining DONG Energy, Mr. Smed worked as a lawyer for Kromann Reumert, a leading Danish law firm, where he focused on M&A and tax structuring. Mr. Smed holds a Master in Law from the University of Copenhagen, an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus) and a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration and Finance (HD) from Copenhagen Business School.