Jan Vesely is a Partner at EQT Partners, where he focuses on digital infrastructure and energy infrastructure investments in the Americas. He has led a large number of investments both in the U.S. and in Europe with total equity investments of more than USD 8 billion. Among others is responsible for the Investments in leading global datacenter provider EdgeConneX, the largest independent fiber provider in North America, Zayo, Segra and several other investments in the energy space.
Prior to joining EQT, he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs on transactions across the energy, healthcare and telecommunications sectors. Besides Voltera, Jan is on the Board of Directors for EdgeConneX, Zayo and Lumos. He holds Master’s Degrees in Business Administration from Mannheim University and Portland State University. He currently resides in New York, NY.
"As one of the largest and most active infrastructure investors globally, EQT takes a long-term view of investments and aims to partner with promising companies that can drive positive change, helping solve some of the biggest challenges society faces today. EQT Infrastructure aims to help support the global energy transition, including by having made several investments in the electrification of the transportation sector, and was looking for opportunities to help develop the EV charging infrastructure necessary to support vehicle electrification at scale. Through our experience in the datacenter and renewables sectors, we understand that the capabilities needed to deliver critical infrastructure for transport electrification at scale are around real estate and renewable power availability. We leveraged our existing know-how in this space to develop the EV charging infrastructure solution that now becomes Voltera. We see a tremendous opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by developing EV infrastructure, which is why we are excited to back Voltera’s expansive ambitions."