Tobey Collins is Managing Director of Structured Finance | Energy. In nearly 20 years in the power sector, Tobey’s transactional experience has spanned both the financing and sponsor sides of the negotiating table. She has worked in conventional and renewable energy as well as power distribution and transmission, both in the U.S. and across the Latin American region.
Prior to joining Astris in 2013, Tobey spent ten years leading transactional finance teams as a sponsor/owner of electricity assets. As Chief Financial Officer at AES Gener, Chile’s second largest generator with over 4,000 MW of installed capacity, Tobey led debt and equity capital raising activities of approximately $2 billion to support an aggressive expansion plan. As Managing Director of Restructuring at the AES Corporation, Tobey worked out and refinanced close to $3 billion of troubled debt at AES assets principally in Brazil as well as the Dominican Republic and Colombia. Tobey has also held senior finance roles at Lanco Solar in the US photovoltaic sector and Verdeo Group in the carbon trading space.
Before switching to the sponsor side, Tobey worked as a project finance banker and advisor. She worked for the Private Sector Department of the Inter-American Development Bank as an Investment Officer. She had previously worked in ABN AMRO Bank’s Project Finance team based in Caracas, Venezuela and in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She began her international project finance career at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).
Tobey graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in Government and holds a masters degree from the Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service.
Tobey is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.