The solar industry had all the components of the business I wanted to build next in my career. It is a fast growing global business with a positive environmental impact in which you need very strong financial and strategic skills to be successful. You can say I wanted to build a legacy of good for my children and every day I am able to fulfill this vision.
Guy Vanderhaegen is the CEO, President, and Founder of The Origis Energy Group, inclusive of Origis Energy, one of America’s leading clean energy solution providers and Origis Services, the company’s Operations and Maintenance business unit, managing company and third-party assets.
His vision of the company’s contribution to the clean energy transition started in 2008. From its origins in Belgium, Origis Energy has now developed over 170 utility scale and distributed generation projects worldwide totaling more than 5 GW to date of developed solar and energy storage capacity. Origis Services has been entrusted with over 4 GWdc of utility-scale and distributed generation solar and over 1 GWh of energy storage projects.
Mr. Vanderhaegen oversees a growing team of clean energy professionals working out of three offices in the U.S. His financial leadership has resulted in solar and energy storage project capital investments of over $2 billion. In 2021, Origis received a majority investment from Antin Infrastructure Partners, one of the world’s leading private equity firms focused on infrastructure.
Mr. Vanderhaegen serves as a member of the board of directors for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), America’s leading solar and storage trade association.
Prior to starting Origis, Mr. Vanderhaegen was the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and a Board Member for the publicly traded, Associated Weavers International, which conducted operations in seven countries. In this role he was instrumental in the successful turnaround, delisting and acquisition of the company by a larger industrial group.
For ten years, Mr. Vanderhaegen served progressively larger roles with the Belgium office of Arthur Andersen and later Deloitte. As a partner, he was responsible for the Corporate Finance department, which he co-founded. He became a Certified Public Accountant and provided financial services including mergers and acquisition (M&A) advisory, initial public offering (IPO) and fundraising advisory, due diligence, valuations, corporate recovery and strategic advice.
Mr. Vanderhaegen holds the following educational credentials; A Master’s Degree in Applied Economics from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Advanced Corporate Finance from INSEAD and an MBA from the University of Warwick – Warwick Business School.