Amp Americas appoints new CFO

Amp Americas, a pioneer in converting dairy waste into carbon-negative renewable fuel and electricity, announced on April 13 that Antoine Lafargue had joined the company as chief financial officer. As Chief Financial Officer, Lafargue will lead all finance and accounting functions and help define and execute the company’s strategy through its next phase of growth. Lafargue will be based in Chicago and report directly to Grant Zimmerman, the company’s chief executive.

Lafargue is an accomplished corporate finance executive with extensive experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors, both in Europe and the United States. During his 20-year career, he has led investments on behalf of private equity funds, managed their portfolio companies and held CFO positions for public and private companies.

More recently, Lafargue has provided strategic advisory services to various liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects and energy transition companies, as well as to I Squared Capital, a global infrastructure investment manager. From 2017 to 2020, Lafargue served as Chief Financial Officer of Tellurian Inc., a publicly traded company engaged in the development of LNG facilities, where he was instrumental in shaping Tellurian’s innovative business model, raising with success in debt and equity from public and private sources and advancing Tellurian’s commercial agreements. Prior to Tellurian, he served first as Chief Financial Officer and later as Managing Director of Magellan Petroleum Corporation, a publicly traded company specializing in enhanced oil recovery projects in the United States. Previously, Lafargue held various senior financial positions at private equity and investment banking firms in the United States and Europe. Lafargue holds two master’s degrees: one in Finance from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Paris and another in Political and Social Sciences from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques.

“Antoine’s diverse experience in energy investing and finance, coupled with his transactional expertise, will help us strengthen our financial capabilities as we move forward,” said Grant Zimmerman, CEO of Amp Americas. “His leadership experiences complement our management team well and we are delighted to welcome Antoine on board during this important stage of growth.”

“Amp Americas has an attractive combination of success factors: a solid reputation with farmers, more than a decade of combined operational expertise, a motivated management team with a track record of innovation, and ample opportunities for growth,” said said Antoine Lafargue, Chief Financial Officer of Ampli Americas. “I am thrilled to join this organization at such a dynamic time and look forward to driving long-term growth as we seek to accelerate the path to net zero emissions.”

Amp Americas operates six of the largest transportation fuel dairy biogas projects in the United States and currently produces fuel from dairy waste generated by more than 100,000 cows, producing carbon negative RNG and preventing greenhouse gas emissions. greenhouse effect, contributing to efforts to combat climate change and improve air quality.

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