Michael van der Heijden is CEO of Maple Power. He has a long track record in the offshore wind industry that started in 2009, when he set up a development platform that developed and financed Gemini, the then largest offshore wind project in Europe. After that, Michael founded Amsterdam Capital Partners, an offshore wind financial advisory boutique active in Europe and Asia, where he advised on landmark offshore wind auctions, acquisitions, developments, structuring, and financings. Michael started his career in banking (Citi, Barclays Capital and Bank of America). Michael speaks several European languages and has a Masters in monetary economics.