Sir Alok Sharma joins the EQT Network as Senior Advisor

EQT is pleased to announce the appointment of the Right Honorable Sir Alok Sharma KCMG as Senior Advisor on geopolitical topics and economic trends, drawing on his extensive experience in sustainability

Sir Alok served as the President of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26). Between 2000 and 2001, he was Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy in the United Kingdom and is currently a Member of Parliament

The EQT network of Industrial Advisors supports EQT in identifying attractive thematic investment opportunities and driving value creation in portfolio companies

EQT's global network of Industrial Advisors includes more than 600 members from across nearly 50 nationalities who support EQT hands-on in investment strategy and serve on the boards of the EQT funds’ portfolio companies. In his new part-time role, Sir Alok will advise on a range of geopolitical topics and economic trends, drawing on his extensive experience in sustainability while supporting dealmaking and portfolio value creation.

Sir Alok was appointed President Designate of COP26 in 2020, alongside his role as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He took on the COP26 role full-time in 2021 and served as COP President until 2022. Under Sir Alok’s leadership, almost 200 nations signed the historic Glasgow Climate Pact, aiming to turn the 2020s into a decade of climate action through strengthened efforts to build climate resilience, curb greenhouse gas emissions, and provide the necessary finance for both. As a testament to his services to tackling climate change, Alok was knighted in 2023.

Bettina Siempelkamp, Global EQT Network Managing Director, said, “EQT is delighted to welcome Alok to the EQT Network. His leadership in sustainability and vast experience in sectors relevant to EQT’s thematic investment strategy will be very valuable as EQT aims to accelerate its contributions to decarbonization and climate-related investments.”

Incoming Senior Advisor Sir Alok Sharma, who previously worked with EQT during his time in investment banking, said, “I am delighted to be joining EQT, one of the leading private equity firms in the world, and supporting their work and investments to help deliver sustainable growth.”

Guided by its thematic investment approach, EQT invests behind key sustainability trends such as energy transition, decarbonization, and access to healthcare, looking to create long-term value. Recent investments include Statera, Madison Energy Investment, and Indira IVF.

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