Thomas M. O’Flynn
Mr. O’Flynn is currently President, Chief Financial Officer and a Director of EIP Acquisition Corp I, a Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation and an affiliate of Energy Impact Partners LP, a private energy technology fund investing in high growth companies in the energy, utility and transportation industries. Mr. O’Flynn was the CEO and Chief Investment Officer, AES Infrastructure Advisors at The AES Corporation until his retirement in 2020. Prior thereto he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at AES Corporation and responsible for all aspects of global finance and M&A teams across six global regions. During his tenure, Mr. O’Flynn helped lead AES through a significant transformation, including strategic exits of non-core markets, that resulted in improved financial stability and allowed for the redeployment of cash to primary growth markets. AES’s total shareholder return increased 54% during his tenure and its credit rating improved significantly. Mr. O’Flynn was also a key driver in initiating a major transition to renewables and green energy to significantly improve AES’s growth profile and reduce its carbon footprint.
Prior to joining AES Corporation, Mr. O’Flynn was with The Blackstone Group Inc. where he was Senior Advisor, Power and Utility Sector, and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Transmission Developers Inc., a Blackstone controlled entity that develops innovative power transmission projects in an environmentally responsible manner. Prior thereto he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated and was Head of North American Power at Morgan Stanley.
Mr. O’Flynn has a Bachelor of Arts, in economics from Northwestern University and a Master of Business Administration, Finance from the University of Chicago. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. He is also an adjunct professor at Northwestern University, for a Master’s Program in Energy Infrastructure Development and Finance.
Mr. O’Flynn has demonstrated an ability to realize shareholder value through his significant senior executive experience at large electricity companies. He has led successful organizational transformations, including by focusing on acquisitions and greenfield development.
At TransAlta, Mr. O’Flynn is a member of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee and the Investment Performance Committee.