Emilie FLANAGAN

Emilie FLANAGAN

Works at:

Obi Partners

Location in:

New York, United States of America

Emilie FLANAGAN

Emilies connections

Currently

Works at:
Obi Partners
Location in:
New York, United States of America

Bio

• MBA Finance (Dean's List) and B.Comm Strategy (Great Distinctions)
• 7 years of working in Asia and Europe, primarily in strategic advisory, deal structuring and raising capital for renewable energy infrastructure projects.
• Following my role in the energy sector advisory team of KPMG Singapore, I founded a business that focuses on small-scale renewable energy power sector transactions in Southeast Asia

Emilie has worked/studied in

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • France
  • Indonesia
  • Monaco
  • Singapore
  • United States of America

Emilie speaks

  • English, French, Spanish, Chinese Mandarin

Emilie has experience in

  • Consulting
  • Energy
  • Finance - Investment banking

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Work

2016 – present

Managing Director and Founder

Obi Partners , Indonesia, Singapore
  • Formed Obi Partners in 2016 as a partnership between Obi Energy and Operating Partners, a Malaysian renewable energy project developer. We deploy biomass, solar and hybrid power infrastructure projects (up to 6MW) that transform the waste generated by the palm oil industry and utilize the idle land available on farming sites to generate electricity which is used by the local agricultural community or sold to the national Indonesian or Malaysian grid.
  • Responsible for originating transactions and developing the financial models, investment memorandum and pitch decks to bring deals to investors in the market. To date, we have sourced over 25,000,000 USD of projects.
  • Overcame communication barriers to engage with local Indonesian agricultural communities and negotiate key deal elements with local Indonesian entities (e.g. purchase power agreement negotiations with the national Indonesian utilities company).
  • Developed a trustworthy brand in Southeast Asia; currently an acting member of the Power Working Group of the United States Embassy of Indonesia, which is a group that consults the Indonesian Government on power sector related issues and supports the deployment of rural electrification projects in Indonesia.
2015 – present

Managing Director and Founder

Obi Energy , Indonesia, Singapore
  • Founded Obi Energy in 2015 to deploy small-scale renewable energy infrastructure projects in Indonesia.
  • Developed the financial model, investment memorandum and pitch deck to raise 5,000,000 USD of debt and equity to build a processing and storage plant of 3,000 metric tons per month transforming palm oil wastewater sludge into biodiesel feedstock. The plant is now operational and has reached an annual turnover of 16,200,000 USD.
2014 – 2015
(Apr – Apr)

Senior Associate, Energy sector

KPMG Advisory , Indonesia, Singapore
  • Developed the financial model and the business model for a joint venture between an Oil and Gas Major and the National Oil Company of Indonesia to build and operate an oil refinery and storage facility in South Indonesia.
  • Designed the 2020 Asia-Pacific corporate strategy and implementation strategy for a global leader in consumer retail analytics and big data.
  • Responsible for developing the team’s proposals and supporting the partner’s presentations for all energy-related strategy projects (e.g. 10-year energy security strategy for Singapore, 2020 corporate strategy for Indonesia’s National Oil Company).
  • Supported the recruitment process and trained the team’s junior associates.
2013
(Jun – Sep)

INTERNSHIP IN CORPORATE STRATEGY, OFFSHORE OIL & GAS

Bureau Veritas , France
  • Identifying attractive markets and establishing business development strategies for BV's portfolio of offshore oil and gas engineering services worldwide.
2008 – 2012

Project Manager / Chief of Staff

Vik Brothers , France
  • Supported the management of a diversified portfolio of investments and personal assets in Europe, USA and South America.

Work

2016 – present

Managing Director and Founder

Obi Partners , Indonesia, Singapore
  • Formed Obi Partners in 2016 as a partnership between Obi Energy and Operating Partners, a Malaysian renewable energy project developer. We deploy biomass, solar and hybrid power infrastructure projects (up to 6MW) that transform the waste generated by the palm oil industry and utilize the idle land available on farming sites to generate electricity which is used by the local agricultural community or sold to the national Indonesian or Malaysian grid.
  • Responsible for originating transactions and developing the financial models, investment memorandum and pitch decks to bring deals to investors in the market. To date, we have sourced over 25,000,000 USD of projects.
  • Overcame communication barriers to engage with local Indonesian agricultural communities and negotiate key deal elements with local Indonesian entities (e.g. purchase power agreement negotiations with the national Indonesian utilities company).
  • Developed a trustworthy brand in Southeast Asia; currently an acting member of the Power Working Group of the United States Embassy of Indonesia, which is a group that consults the Indonesian Government on power sector related issues and supports the deployment of rural electrification projects in Indonesia.
2015 – present

Managing Director and Founder

Obi Energy , Indonesia, Singapore
  • Founded Obi Energy in 2015 to deploy small-scale renewable energy infrastructure projects in Indonesia.
  • Developed the financial model, investment memorandum and pitch deck to raise 5,000,000 USD of debt and equity to build a processing and storage plant of 3,000 metric tons per month transforming palm oil wastewater sludge into biodiesel feedstock. The plant is now operational and has reached an annual turnover of 16,200,000 USD.
2014 – 2015
(Apr – Apr)

Senior Associate, Energy sector

KPMG Advisory , Indonesia, Singapore
  • Developed the financial model and the business model for a joint venture between an Oil and Gas Major and the National Oil Company of Indonesia to build and operate an oil refinery and storage facility in South Indonesia.
  • Designed the 2020 Asia-Pacific corporate strategy and implementation strategy for a global leader in consumer retail analytics and big data.
  • Responsible for developing the team’s proposals and supporting the partner’s presentations for all energy-related strategy projects (e.g. 10-year energy security strategy for Singapore, 2020 corporate strategy for Indonesia’s National Oil Company).
  • Supported the recruitment process and trained the team’s junior associates.
2013
(Jun – Sep)

INTERNSHIP IN CORPORATE STRATEGY, OFFSHORE OIL & GAS

Bureau Veritas , France
  • Identifying attractive markets and establishing business development strategies for BV's portfolio of offshore oil and gas engineering services worldwide.
2008 – 2012

Project Manager / Chief of Staff

Vik Brothers , France
  • Supported the management of a diversified portfolio of investments and personal assets in Europe, USA and South America.

Education

2012 – 2014

HEC Paris

Master of Business Administration (MBA) (MBA)
2005 – 2008

Desautels Faculty of Management- McGill University

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)
1998 – 2005

Lycée Francais de Singapour

Sciences (Major in Physics and Chemistry Minors in Mathematics and Biology)

Achievements

  • 2013 : USA Women’s Rugby 7s Olympic Team | Olympic Trial
  • 2012 – 2013 : FRANCE 1st Div. National Rugby Championship | Club Bobigny 93
  • 2012: AUSTRALIA 1st Div. National Rugby Championship | Sydney Uni Club
  • 2009 – 2011: Captain of the French National Touch Rugby Team (Euro Cup 2010 & World Cup 2011)
  • 2003 – 2005: Member of the Singapore National Touch Rugby Team (World Cup 2003)

Additional Info

Website
www.palmoilwaste.com
Nationality:
  • American
  • French