38. J. Scott Swensen
Managing Director, DB Capital Partners
J. Scott Swensen – Managing Director, DB Capital Partners, Inc..- Mr. Swensen received a B.E.-Mechanical Engineering with a major in Heat and Power from Stevens Institute of Technology. He graduated with High Honors and is a member of Tau Beta Pi (the US national engineering honor society).
He subsequently attended New York University and received his MBA (ABD) with a concentration in Finance/Accounting. Mr. Swensen joined Scudder, Stevens & Clark in 1993 as Lead Investment Manager for the Scudder Latin American Power Funds. These funds invest equity in privately owned electrical plants in Central and South America and the Caribbean. At the beginning of 1998, Mr. Swensen was named head of the Private Equity Group at Scudder and the Chairman of the Investment Committee of Scudder Venture Partners; a fund-of-funds focused on US venture capital partnerships. In 2000, he was named head of the Special Investments Group that included Private Debt, Closed End Funds, and Hedge Funds as well as Private Equity. Deutsche Bank AG acquired Scudder in April of 2002 and Mr. Swensen and the other members of the Latin Power team joined DB Capital Partners, the private equity arm of Deutsche Bank with €10 billion under management.
Immediately prior to Scudder, he was a Managing Director at Banque Paribas in New York. While there, he initiated Paribas' project finance and energy lending activities. When Mr. Swensen left Paribas, he was responsible for the activities of five groups which included energy and project finance in North and South America, commodity derivatives world wide and futures brokerage world wide. While at Paribas, he also was CEO of Martinez Terminals Ltd., a 2.8 million-barrel marine oil terminating facility located in the San Francisco Bay area.
Mr. Swensen started his career at The Chase Manhattan Bank, NA in New York. He spent eleven years there, starting with the Credit Development Program and finishing up with five years in the Global Petroleum Group, where he was involved with energy and project finance activities world wide.
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