Trade Council welcomes new advisor

New Senior Commercial Advisor, Andrew Kessler

Andrew Kessler is our newest Senior Commercial Advisor within the Danish Trade Council’s Energy & Environment Team. He is responsible for the Biogas and Waste sectors. Andrew began his career as an investment banker holding senior positions as a corporate finance and M&A professional at various firms in New York and London executing equity, debt and M&A transactions across a diverse set of sectors and markets. In 2010, he founded Turning Earth, a company focused on converting organic waste into biogas and compost. Andrew writes and lectures on organics recycling and related topics, regularly speaking at industry forums and conferences. He served on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Composting Council from 2010 to 2012 and was elected to its Executive Committee in 2011 and 2012, as Vice President and Treasurer, respectively.

Waste management in the U.S. is at an inflection point. U.S. municipalities, corporations and individuals are seeking new ways to reduce and recycle waste, with a particular focus on the organic fraction of waste such as food waste, yard waste, agricultural waste, etc.

Organic waste can be converted into valuable resources such as biogas and compost, representing an important and growing source of renewable energy.

Andrew will be heading the effort to assist Danish companies in these sectors enter into the U.S. market as well as expand existing operations in the U.S.

To quote Andrew, “Denmark has a wealth of value added services, technologies and equipment in the biogas and waste sectors to help U.S. stakeholders achieve their objectives.”

The Biogas and Waste sectors are the latest additions to the Danish Trade Council’s Energy & Environment Team’s portfolio of sector coverage, which also includes CHP, Green Building, Innovation, Smart Grid, Solar, Water & Waste Water and Wind Power.

“Since I began collaborating with the Danish Trade Council several years ago, their team and capabilities have grown substantially. The Danish Trade Council is delivering a broad range of high value business development and execution services under the leadership of subject matter and sector experts. I am delighted to join the Trade Council and its team of highly qualified professionals.”

EXPERTISE:

Biogas, Waste, Recycling, Environmental Services, Renewables

Operational Management, Corporate Development, Project Development, Corporate Planning & Analysis, Corporate Finance, Corporate Advisory, Capital Markets

EDUCATION:

MBA, New York University’s Stern School of Business

BA in Economics, University of Virginia

CONTACT:

+1 (202) 797-5324

andkes@um.dk

https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewckessler/

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