Nicolas Renon, Finance Expert in Paris, France
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Nicolas Renon

Verified Expert  in Finance

Management Consulting Expert

Paris, France
Toptal Member Since
June 6, 2022

Nicolas has 25 years of experience in strategy, finance, and executive management. After graduating from Mines ParisTech, he spent 15 years with strategy firms serving C-level clients and then worked for 10 years in Asia before returning to Europe. Nicolas co-founded and served as a COO and CFO of a renewable energy investment startup, which was successfully sold in 2021. He served as APAC CEO and MD for energy advisory firms. Nicolas is eager to support strategy and corporate finance projects.

Case Studies

Work Experience

Executive Vice President of Renewables and Energy Advisory for Asia Pacific Region

2018 - 2021
  • Enhanced profitability between 2018/19 and 2020/21.
  • Grew sales and increased the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) by 20% by developing new segments, such as floating solar and offshore wind, pursuing strategic projects, and strengthening our presence in growth markets like Taiwan and Vietnam.
  • Achieved the highest-ever global customer satisfaction score by increasing the focus and awareness on key accounts, improving access to senior management, and positioning as a preferred partner.
Focus areas: Advisory, Trusted Advisor, Commercial Strategy, Key Account Management, Financials, Profit & Loss (P&L), Operations, Human Resources (HR)

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

2013 - 2018
LYS Energy Group
  • Established all processes from scratch, including operations, finance, origination or sales, legal, HR, and reporting.
  • Closed three fundraising rounds at the holding level from 2013 to 2018.
  • Signed and financed corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) and purchase agreements with multinational corporations in aerospace, logistics, food and beverage services, etc.
Focus areas: Investments, Corporate Finance, Fundraising, Business Planning, Financial Modeling, Valuation, DCF Valuation, Project Development, Project Finance, Due Diligence, Contract, Portfolio Management, Performance Improvement, Team Mentoring

Associate Partner and Principal

2006 - 2013
Corporate Value Associates
  • Completed dozens of strategic assignments for multinational corporations, national companies, funds, and new ventures at a C level.
  • Led projects around growth and development strategies, innovative business and investment models, due diligence, investment cases, and operating model optimization.
  • Developed and mentored teams coming from European top-tier educational institutions.
  • Started as a project manager and got promoted to associate partner and principal.
Focus areas: Strategy, Growth Strategy, Due Diligence Consultant, Investment Cases, Operating Models

Project Director

2004 - 2006
Roland Berger
  • Completed multiple strategic assignments for multinational corporations, national companies, funds, and new ventures at the C level.
  • Served clients in the private equity and financial services, technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT), industrial manufacturing, and public sectors.
  • Headed coverage in Western Europe and North Africa.
Focus areas: Strategy, Consulting

Project manager and Project Leader

1998 - 2004
Corporate Value Associates
  • Completed multiple strategic assignments for multinational corporations, national companies, and new ventures at the C level.
  • Started as a junior consultant and got a fast-track promotion to project manager and project leader.
  • Served clients in financial services, energy, industrial manufacturing, TMT, and public sectors.
Focus areas: Strategy, Consulting
1995 - 1998

Master's Degree in Engineering

Mines ParisTech - Paris, France


Financial Modeling, Profit & Loss (P&L), Corporate Finance, Valuation, DCF Valuation, Project Finance, Due Diligence, Fundraising, Comparable Company Analysis, Pricing, Market Prioritization

Industry Expertise



Projects, Advisory, Trusted Advisor, Financials, Business Planning, Strategy, Growth Strategy, Due Diligence Consultant, Investment Cases, Operating Models, Renewables, Management Consulting, Microsoft, Mathematics, Economics, Finance, Management, Markets, Econometrics, Operations, Organization, Commercial Strategy, Key Account Management, Investments, Performance Improvement, Team Mentoring, Statistical Analysis, Human Resources (HR), Project Development, Contract, Portfolio Management, Roadshows, Portfolio Analytics, Proposals, Market Entry, Strategic Planning, Consulting

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