Isobel Allan to Drive Creation of Solar Financing Solutions
Huntington Beach, CA, December 20, 2010 — Sharp’s Solar Energy Solutions Group (SESG) has appointed Isobel Allan as Director of Strategy and Finance. In her new position Ms. Allan will be responsible for leading the creation and development of all of Sharp’s solar industry financial products.
Ms. Allan brings more than 20 years of experience in international finance to her new position. Over the course of her career she has been involved in advisory work and the financing of many large-scale projects in over 23 countries in industries including power (gas-fired and wind), chemical plants, oil & gas development and commercial real estate. Isobel was previously with Occidental Petroleum for 14 years where she worked out of the company’s London office for 7 years. Most recently she worked for Lennar Corporation in the financing of land acquisition and development. Ms. Allan holds a Bachelors of Science with honors in Geography from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom and a Master of Science in Business Studies from the University of Edinburgh Business School.
“We are delighted to welcome Isobel to our growing team,” said Eric Hafter, senior vice president of SESG. “Sharp is committed to the growth of the solar industry as a whole, for the benefit of the planet as well as the continued growth of our company. Isobel has a solid background in investment and the financial intelligence that large-scale solar power projects require.”
“I am thrilled to be joining a solar industry leader and look forward to being a part of Sharp’s future success,” said Ms. Allan. “I look forward to being a part of the team that provides clean renewable energy for large commercial and utility-scale projects around the world,” she said.
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