Nazar Massouh

Chief Executive Officer, Orion Infrastructure Capital

Nazar Massouh is the co-founder, CEO, and managing partner of Orion Infrastructure Capital (OIC), as well as chair of the firm’s investment and management committees. Prior to co-founding OIC, Massouh played a key role in establishing a credit investment strategy and served as portfolio manager of Energy Capital Partners’ Mezzanine Opportunities Fund, an $805 million private credit fund under the umbrella of ECP, the private equity firm. Before moving to private equity in 2011, Massouh spent seven years at Goldman Sachs developing and implementing fixed income and commodity financing solutions for a broad range of energy companies, most recently as managing director in their Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Division.

Massouh started his career at NRG Energy in power plant development and project finance, participating in over $6 billion of energy projects and rising to the position of assistant treasurer and head of project finance. Subsequently, at Beal Bank in Dallas, he originated and structured nearly $1 billion in energy project finance mezzanine and debt investments. Massouh received a B.S. in international business and mathematics from Aquinas College, magna cum laude, and a master’s degree in international management with distinction from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Massouh and his wife, Jennifer, spend their free time with their children, Olivia and George.