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Robert Santangelo

Credit Suisse

Managing Director, Co-Head of Global Energy and Infrastructure and Chair of ESG Advisory, Vice Chairman of Equity Capital Markets Origination

Robert Santangelo is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking & Capital Markets (IBCM) division, based in New York. He is the Co-Head of Global Energy and Infrastructure and Chair of ESG Advisory, as well as Vice Chairman of Equity Capital Markets Origination. Previously, Mr. Santangelo served as Global Co-Head of Healthcare in Investment Banking, as well as Global Head of ECM Origination. Rob joined Credit Suisse in 2007 from Bank of America where he was a Managing Director in Equity Capital Markets. Rob began his career as an attorney with Sullivan & Cromwell. Rob received a Bachelor's degree from Duke University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Sessions With Robert Santangelo

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 11:55am - 12:45pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 05:55 pm - 07/mar/2023 06:45 pm

    The Role of Energy Companies in Capitalizing the Transition

    Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG
    The moment of truth has arrived for energy companies strategizing for the energy transition. For most oil and gas firms, and even most power producers, low-carbon energy investing and technology-based business model transformations have been sideshows to the decades-long core business of managing operating margins for fossil fuel extraction and use. Following the disruptions of the early 2020s, transformative responses by governments to realign industrial policy with climate goals and cleantech dominance, along with a sudden infusion of cash from ricocheting supply shortfalls means that energy companies now have the money and the incentive to move quickly into the energy transition. How quickly can their capex mix evolve? How will business models shift? Will private markets become a refuge for large oil and gas firms with legacy asset mixes that have extraordinary cashflow characteristics but limited exit liquidity? How can regulators, politicians and investors prepare?