Sylvain Goupille is a founder and Managing Partner of Althelia Ecosphere and Althelia Climate Fund GP. He has been involved in carbon finance as early as 1997 when he started the Climate Change advisory practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He carried out milestone assignments such as structuring the European Carbon Fund, designing the European carbon registry Seringas, organizing one of the first emission trading simulations (GETS2) and developing several CDM projects. In 2005, Mr. Goupille joined the BNP Paribas Corporate & Investment Banking as Head of Carbon Finance, where he successfully developed the carbon business of the bank. He is also a member of the Board and of the Investment Committee of the European Carbon Fund. He is a qualified environmental engineer and holds an MBA from HEC Business School.