Ramesh Raman

Managing Director

Mr. Raman brings over 25 years of project finance, project development and credit analysis experience in the toll road, power, mining, gas (upstream and downstream), petrochemical and steel sectors.

In his career, Mr. Raman has acted as lead project financier for U.S. and global project financing and advisory to U.S. clients operating in Asia. Mr. Raman has direct experience as a project developer, initiated and developed large-scale power projects throughout the U.S. where Mr. Raman led negotiations of fuel transportation agreements, EPC Agreements and Joint Development Agreements. Mr. Raman has arranged and structured credit facilities, negotiated and executed credit agreements, contractor and subcontractor agreements and risk issues in ownership structures (partnerships, LLCs) that may impact the project’s operations and/or success. He has a depth of experience in researching various industries and capital-intensive projects to determine appropriate financing and ownership structures. Representative transactions in power include gas, coal, biomass (CAFO, waste, MSW), geothermal, hydro and wind projects.

Mr. Raman is the Founder and CEO of Refined Energy Holdings, LLC. In his role as the CEO, Mr. Raman is the director of all commercial arrangements, including offtake and feedstock, while coordinating and working closely with the technical team to lead the negotiations of license and technology agreements and EPC contracts. Mr. Raman has been exclusively involved in the development and financing of the firm’s Idaho project. Prior to founding Refined Energy Holdings, Mr. Raman was a Director for Taylor-DeJongh and was the COO of Energy Development Group, a national independent power development company that has developed 4,000MW, and is consultant to various independent power producers involved in CHP and distributed generation. Prior to the development experience, Mr. Raman held senior positions within project finance at Sakura Bank Limited (now SMBC Corporation), Dresdner Bank AG and the Bank of Tokyo in New York.