Jerker Johansson Executive Chairman & Founding PartnerJerker Johansson Executive Chairman & Founding Partner
Jerker co-founded Bluewater in 2011. As Executive Chairman, Jerker works alongside the other co-founding partners to drive the continued growth of the firm and the value creation across the funds BWE manage. Jerker’s specific responsibilities include chairing the Investment Committee, Quarterly Portfolio Reviews and the Bluewater charitable giving committee. Jerker also maintains an active role across all elements of Bluewater including the deal team, finance team and the Marketing & IR team.
Jerker was previously the Global Head of Institutional Equities at Morgan Stanley, where his 22-year tenure featured involvement across various capital markets, then CEO of UBS Investment Bank. Jerker holds an MSc degree in Economics from Stockholm School of Economics and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Jerker now serves on the boards of GPS Group, Influit, Stena International S.A., Stena Fastigheter and FAM AB – part of The Wallenberg Foundations – and is a Trustee of The Morgan Library and Museum. Jerker is also a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Thomas Sikorski Founding PartnerThomas Sikorski Founding Partner
Tom co-founded Bluewater in 2011. Tom’s responsibilities range from deal origination and structuring to execution, monitoring and exit strategy evaluation. Tom is involved in investment activities throughout the entire energy industry, with particular expertise in industrial manufacturing and service, energy transition and storage and logistics.
Before Bluewater, Tom served as Managing Director and, from 2006, Head of the London office and Chairman of First Reserve International. Tom holds an A.B. degree Magna Cum Laude in Economics from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Tom has served in recent years as a director on the boards of Aquilex Corp., Dresser, Inc., Dresser-Rand Group, Inc., Quanta Services, Inc. and Bahamas Oil Refining Company International Limited (BORCO). Tom is on the board of Authentix, Edge, Excellence Logging, IMServ, Galileo Technologies, GES, GPS Group and Severn Glocon.
Graeme Sword Founding PartnerGraeme Sword Founding Partner
Graeme co-founded Bluewater in 2011. Graeme’s responsibilities range from deal origination and structuring to execution, monitoring and exit strategy evaluation. Graeme is involved in investment activities across the entire energy industry.
Graeme has particular expertise in the worldwide oil & gas reserves and oilfield services sectors of the industry. He has over 20 years of private equity experience. Before joining Bluewater, he was Partner and Head of Oil & Gas at 3i, a UK-based private equity firm. Prior to joining 3i in 1995, Graeme was a Brand Manager at Unilever. He holds an M.A. (Hons) degree in Geography and Political Science from the University of Dundee.
Graeme is currently a board member of Unique Group, Siccar Point Energy, Wellesley Petroleum, 3T Group, Apex International and Mime Petroleum.
Mandar Kulkarni Chief Financial OfficerMandar Kulkarni Chief Financial Officer
Mandar joined Bluewater in April 2017 as Chief Financial Officer. Mandar is responsible for the finance function and overseeing the firm’s financial affairs, his remit includes the Funds and investment manager operations, Investor Relations, Compliance, Fund and deal structuring, portfolio and investor reporting, financial planning, treasury and tax.
Mandar has over 11 years of Private Equity experience. Before joining Blue Water Energy, he was Senior Vice President and Head of Finance for Bain Capital Private Equity’s European operations. Prior to Bain Capital, Mandar worked in multiple financial roles at Cargill Inc. and Ernst & Young, both in Europe and Asia.
Mandar holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He holds a degree in Business and Economics from the University of Mumbai.
Mark Dickinson Chief Operating OfficerMark Dickinson Chief Operating Officer
Mark Dickinson, Chief Operating Officer joined Bluewater in 2014. He is a senior member of the deal team responsible for deal sourcing and portfolio management and Mark is also a member of the Investment Committee at Bluewater. Mark has over 20 years of Private Equity investing experience and has a strong investment track record from his previous roles at 3i and Arle Capital Partners. He is an ACA and holds an LLB from the University of Hull. Mark currently serves on the board of Kentech, Influit ,Excellence Logging, Techouse, Varel International and Edge. Mark is also Chairman of The Danny Fullbrook Fearless Foundation, a charity helping young disadvantaged children fulfil their potential.
Martin Somerville Managing DirectorMartin Somerville Managing Director
Martin joined Bluewater in 2013 and has 20 years of private equity and M&A experience. He has specialised in the energy sector since 2003, previously holding roles with HitecVision Private Equity and KPMG Corporate Finance in Aberdeen, and RBC Capital Markets in London.
Martin’s responsibilities range from deal origination and structuring to execution, monitoring and exit strategy evaluation and specialises in the energy services, technology and infrastructure markets. He is currently a board member of Unique Group (UAE), 3T Energy (UK), GPS Group (Singapore), Pipeline Technique (UK) and ROVOP (UK).
Martin is a qualified CA and holds a degree in Accountancy and Finance from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.
Frazer Blyth Director – Marketing & IRFrazer Blyth Director – Marketing & IR
Frazer leads the Marketing & Investor Relations functions at Bluewater as well as being part of the ESG committee. Frazer has also been instrumental in many of the portfolio company marketing strategies.
Day to day Frazer's responsibilities include investor communications, fund raising and co-investment placement and Frazer has also led secondary sale processes for LPs. Frazer works closely with the Partners and the CFO in developing the fund strategies and he also drives the ESG initiatives in both Bluewater and the portfolio as part of the ESG committee.
Prior to Bluewater, Frazer spent most of his working career in senior marketing roles and as a marketing consultant, he has worked with many of the UK corporate banks advising on business internationalisation and marketing strategy. Frazer is a graduate of Abertay University Dundee, and Aberdeen University.
Vincent Simonetti DirectorVincent Simonetti Director
Vincent joined Bluewater in 2012 and currently serves on the board of Authentix and Excellence Logging. Prior to joining Bluewater, Vincent worked at Advent International, Blackstone and L.E.K Consulting. He holds a Master’s degree in engineering from Trinity College, Cambridge and focuses on international businesses with a strong technological differentiation.
Salil Oberoi DirectorSalil Oberoi Director
Salil joined Bluewater in 2013 and his responsibilities include deal sourcing, financial modelling, due diligence, execution and monitoring. Salil was previously a Director in the Corporate Finance division at Ruspetro Plc and, before then, an Investment Banking Associate in the Basic Industries group at Citigroup. He is a Rhodes Scholar from University of Oxford and holds a BA (Hons) degree in Economics and Management. Salil currently serves on the board of Unique Group, Galileo, Severn Glocon and Varel International.
Marcello Stroppa Snr. Vice PresidentMarcello Stroppa Snr. Vice President
Marcello joined Bluewater in 2018 and is involved in all phases of the investment cycle, from initial assessment, due diligence to deal execution and portfolio company monitoring. He previously worked seven years at Rothschild in London, where he was an Assistant Director in the Energy & Power team and completed a wide range of M&A, debt and equity financing assignments, particularly in the energy services and power generation sectors. Marcello holds a BSc degree in business administration from Università Bocconi in Milan and a MSc from ESCP Europe Business School in London, Paris and Berlin. Marcello serves on the board of Jernbro.
Prem Sohal Vice PresidentPrem Sohal Vice President
Prem joined Bluewater in 2019 and is involved in all phases of the investment cycle, from initial assessment, due diligence to deal execution and portfolio company monitoring. He previously worked at Morgan Stanley in London, where he was an Associate in the Natural Resources Group. Prior to this Prem spent four years as a Petroleum Engineer at BP. Prem holds a MEng degree in Engineering from University of Cambridge, an MBA from London Business School and has been awarded Chartered Engineer status by the Engineering Council.
Rohan Manaktala Vice PresidentRohan Manaktala Vice President
Rohan joined Bluewater in 2019. His responsibilities include assessment of new opportunities, financial modelling and due diligence and portfolio company monitoring. He previously worked at BofA Merrill Lynch as an Associate in the Natural Resources Group and prior to that at HSBC in the Oil & Gas investment banking team. Rohan holds a first class honours degree in Economics from the University of Warwick.
Farhad Abbasov AssociateFarhad Abbasov Associate
Farhad joined Bluewater in 2019 and his responsibilities include assessment of new opportunities, financial modelling, due diligence and portfolio company monitoring. He previously worked at Nomura, where he was an Analyst in the Natural Resources & Power team, and prior to that as an Investment Analyst in the Investments Division at SOCAR. Farhad holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business from UCL and MSc degree in Investment & Wealth Management from Imperial College Business School.
Tatiana Belova AssociateTatiana Belova Associate
Tatiana joined Bluewater in 2019 and is involved in all phases of the investment cycle, from initial assessment and due diligence to deal execution and portfolio company monitoring. She previously worked for three years at Credit Suisse in their European Energy Group, and Stifel Investment Banking, where she was an Associate focusing on the London listed upstream oil and gas companies. Tatiana holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business from University College London and was previously educated at St. Clare’s College in Oxford.
Konstantin Chebotar AssociateKonstantin Chebotar Associate
Konstantin joined Bluewater in 2019 and is involved in all phases of the investment cycle, from initial assessment and due diligence to deal execution and portfolio company monitoring. He previously worked for six years as a Geologist at BP, focusing on Exploration and Production opportunities around the world. Konstantin holds a BSc in Geology from Moscow State University, an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience from Imperial College London and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Louise Pilgrim Fund ControllerLouise Pilgrim Fund Controller
Louise joined Bluewater in March 2018 as Fund Controller. Louise is responsible for managing the Fund operations function of the firm including fund and deal structuring, portfolio and investor reporting and compliance.
Louise has over 20 years of Private Equity experience. Before joining Blue Water Energy, she was Chief Administration Officer at Langham Hall, a private equity and real estate fund administrator. Prior to Langham Hall, Louise worked in various fund operations roles at Park Square Capital and Electra Partners.
Louise holds a degree in Business and Economics from Salford University.
David Rawlings Fund AccountantDavid Rawlings Fund Accountant
David joined Bluewater in October 2019 as a Fund Accountant. His responsibilities include management of the Fund operations, systems integration, and portfolio and investor reporting.
Prior to joining Blue Water David spend 9 years at Oakley Capital where he co-founded the Fund Finance function. Before this, he worked on the Corporate side of the business, during which time he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the ACCA in 2016.
David holds a degree in Business and Economics from the University of Kent.
Jonathan Pow Financial ControllerJonathan Pow Financial Controller
Jonathan Pow joined Bluewater in December 2017 as Financial Controller. Jonathan’s responsibilities include the financial aspects of Blue Water Energy, including financial reporting and analysis, compliance and regulatory. Prior to joining Bluewater, Jonathan was the Assistant Financial Controller at Apax Partners. Previously he spent 6 years working as an auditor at Rees Pollock, a firm specialising the financial services sector.
Jonathan holds a degree in Physics from the University of Bristol and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Maria Mouragian Finance AssistantMaria Mouragian Finance Assistant
Maria Mouragian joined Bluewater in December 2018 as Finance Assistant. Maria’s responsibilities include accounts payable, accounts receivable and assisting the Financial controller in the financial aspects of the company. Prior to joining Bluewater Maria worked as Assistant Accountant at GIC Re-London Branch, an Indian Reinsurance company.
Maria holds a degree in Accounting and Finance and is currently working towards her ACCA qualification.
Sarah Bennett Office ManagerSarah Bennett Office Manager
Sarah Bennett has worked for Bluewater since it was founded in 2011. Sarah is the Office Manager at Bluewater and manages the office and the administrative team. Sarah takes responsibility for coordinating a number of business areas for Blue Water Energy including IT, Systems, HR and GDPR.
Prior to joining Bluewater, Sarah worked for a number of years as Office Manager at the London Office of First Reserve Corporation. Sarah has also worked for the Financial Conduct Authority within a number of different departments including Authorisations, Enforcement and Events.
Rosie Micklewright Executive AssistantRosie Micklewright Executive Assistant
Rosie Micklewright joined Bluewater in Jaunary 2018 as Personal Assistant to Mandar Kulkarni, CFO, and the Finance Team.
Prior to joining Bluewater, Rosie was the Executive Assistant to the Head of London College of Fashion . Previously she worked at Lefevre Fine Art and B.P.Marsh & Partners, a private equity firm specialising in early stage financial services business. Rosie holds a degree in History of Art and French from the University of Edinburgh.
Lucy Fisk Executive AssistantLucy Fisk Executive Assistant
Lucy Fisk joined Blue Water Energy in June 2019 as Executive Assistant to Martin Somerville, Vincent Simonetti and Salil Oberoi. Prior to joining Blue Water Energy, Lucy was a Personal Assistant to the Head of Investor Relations and the Asset Management department at a Property Firm in Mayfair, London.
Lucy holds a degree in Culinary Arts Management and is a professional trained Chocolatier and Pastry Chef.
Lucinda Delaney Executive AssistantLucinda Delaney Executive Assistant
Lucinda Delaney joined Bluewater in July 2019 as Executive Assistant to Graeme Sword and Mark Dickinson. Prior to Bluewater she worked at Onex Partners, a Canadian Private Equity firm and Goedhuis & Co. Fine Wine Merchants.
Zoe White Executive AssistantZoe White Executive Assistant
Zoe White joined Bluewater in July 2019 as an Administrative Assistant. Prior to joining the team Zoe studied at the University of Leeds, where she attained a first class degree in Business Management and completed a year long internship with Apple.
Maria Yousuf Executive AssistantMaria Yousuf Executive Assistant
Maria Yousuf joined Bluewater in April 2018 as an Administrative Assistant and now acts as an Executive Assistant to Mark Dickinson, Marcello Stroppa and Tatiana Belova. Prior to joining the team, Maria studied at the University of Law.
Catherine Napora Executive AssistantCatherine Napora Executive Assistant
Catherine Napora joined Bluewater in July 2019 as Executive Assistant to Jerker Johansson and Frazer Blyth. Prior to joining Bluewater, Catherine was the HR Integration Partner and Executive Assistant to the Chief People Officer at YOOX Net-A-Porter Group. She has previously worked at Putnam Investments Ltd and Magnetar Capital.
Jolette Farmer ReceptionistJolette Farmer Receptionist
Jolette Farmer joined Bluewater in 2017. Her responsibilities include meeting and greeting guests, booking meetings and lunches, arranging couriers, screening calls and helping with the smooth running of the reception and office space. Jolette was previously an Executive Assistant at John Ruskin college.
Fiorella Barbato AssociateFiorella Barbato Associate
Fiorella joined Bluewater in 2021 and her responsibilities include assessment of new opportunities, financial modelling, due diligence and portfolio company monitoring. She previously worked at J.P. Morgan in London, where she was an analyst in the EMEA Natural Resources team, covering Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables and Metals & Mining.
Fiorella holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management and a Master’s degree in Finance from LUISS Guido Carli. Fiorella enjoys cooking, especially Italian food, travelling and swimming.
Juan Mahler Llado AssociateJuan Mahler Llado Associate
Juan joined Bluewater in 2021. His responsibilities include assessment of new opportunities, financial modelling, due diligence, and portfolio company monitoring. He previously worked at Gabelli Asset Management Company (GAMCO Investors) as a renewable energy equity analyst, where he researched and analysed companies around the whole renewable energy value chain and made stock recommendations to a portfolio management team with cumulative capital in excess of $40 billion.
Juan holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from The George Washington University, and an Associate’s degree from Valley Forge Military College, where he graduated with the rank of Lieutenant platoon leader.
Juan enjoys skiing, football, and horseback riding.