Mr. Whelan co-founded Mainstream Renewable Power in February 2008.
He is Corporate Finance Director where his role includes creating a direct opportunity for investors seeking exposure to the construction and long-term operations phases of Mainstream’s three offshore wind projects in the North Sea totaling over 7.5GW.
Previously, Mr. Whelan spent eight years as Corporate Finance Manager for Airtricity in a similar role where he raised in excess of €1bn in project and corporate debt to fund the company’s rapid development and build programme.
In January 2008, Airtricity sold its European business to Scottish and Southern Energy and its North American business to E.on in a deal totaling some €1.8bn.
Mr. Whelan has a Commerce degree from University College Dublin in 1978. He is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA) and in 1996 received an MBS in Finance from UCD’s Smurfit School.