8th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West
November 5-6, 2015  |  Four Seasons  |  San Francisco, CA

Izzet Bensusan

CEO and Founder, Karbone


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Mr. Bensusan is CEO and founder of Karbone Group, a New York-based leading renewable energy and environmental markets firm providing capital advisory, commodity brokerage and research services to utilities, project developers and other energy-focused organizations.

Since founding Karbone in 2008, Mr. Bensusan has worked on large-scale wind, solar and biomass power plant financings where he structured equity investments. He has grown the the firm by building a team of finance professionals who have extensive buy-side and sell-side experience in North American renewable energy markets.

Under Mr. Bensusan’s leadership, Karbone has received significant recognition and awards from leading industry publications and organizations. He has been asked to serve in various advisory boards such as the Environmental Markets Association, the Leadership Council of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and as a board member of the New York City Association for Energy Economics. In 2013, he was recognized as one of the Top Energy Entrepreneurs in New York by the industry news source Breaking Energy. Mr. Bensusan is also a member of (YPO) Young President Organization’s New York Chapter.

Mr. Bensusan is a former partner at Net2s, a global consulting firm that is now a part of British Telecom. While at Net2s, Mr. Bensusan built and managed a team of over 100 consultants and engineers servicing leading U.S. financial firms.

Mr. Bensusan holds an MBA from Columbia University and an MA and BA in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University. He is the co-founder of the Brandeis University Alumni Entrepreneurs Network in New York.

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