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Jacob Worenklein

Chairman and CEO
US Grid Company

Jay is Chairman and CEO of US Grid Company. He had previously served as Chairman and CEO of US Power Generating Company, which owned and operated 5,200 MWs of capacity in New York City and Boston. From 1993 to 2003, he served as global head of project finance at Lehman Brothers and then as global head of the energy, power, infrastructure and project finance sectors at Société Générale (which was named by Euromoney, during the period of his leadership, as the “World’s Best Project Finance Bank”). Jay practiced law at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy from 1973 to 1993, where he founded and headed the firm’s project finance and utility practices and served as a member of its three-person executive committee. Jay served on the Boards of Directors of numerous public and private companies in the U.S. and chaired the audit committees of several boards. In 2002, Infrastructure Journal in London awarded him its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to the energy, infrastructure and project finance sectors. Jay has served as an Adjunct Professor of Finance at the NYU Stern School of Business and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Committee for Economic Development (CED), a leading business organization.

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