Olivia Wassenaar is a Partner, Head of Sustainable Investing, Head of Natural Resources, and Co-Head of the Sustainability and Infrastructure Group at Apollo. As Head of Apollo’s Sustainable Investing platform, Olivia leads the Firm’s multi-asset investment strategy focused on financing and investing in the energy transition and decarbonization of industry. The platform spans the Firm’s equity, hybrid and yield businesses as it targets deploying $50 billion in clean energy and climate capital over the next five years. Olivia’s investments at Apollo have focused on the energy transition, and she serves on the boards of several Apollo funds’ portfolio companies including FlexGen, Graanul, Takkion and Total Operations and Production Services (TOPS). Olivia also co-chairs Apollo’s DE&I Steering Group.
Prior to joining Apollo, Olivia was a Managing Director at Riverstone Holdings, where she was a member of the investment team for 10 years. Previously, she worked at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division, where she largely focused on renewable energy sector coverage. Olivia started her career in the Environment Department at The World Bank Group. She received her AB, magna cum laude, from Harvard College, attended the Yale School of the Environment, and received an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
She lives in New York with her husband and three children.