Wes Edens the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Fortress Investment Group partners with the country of Jamaica to build three power plants that produce energy generated from liquefied natural gas to improve the generation of energy within the country and increase the performance of their electrical infrastructure. Wes Edens has provided key leadership and advancements with the New Fortress Energy subsidiary of Fortress Investment Group.New Fortress Energy is a company with the mission to provide clean renewable energy throughout the world and create an environmentally safe production of energy on the planet. With the leadership of Wes Edens, New Fortress Energy has become a global energy infrastructure business that is creating an opportunity for the company to expand the production of clean energy with the use of liquefied natural gas and other technologically advanced innovations. The construction of three power plants in Jamaica that generate electricity from liquefied natural gas is providing an opportunity to stabilize and increase the infrastructure of the Jamaican electrical power grid. By providing an opportunity to generate clean energy that’s renewable and readily available for citizens to use and to enjoy and eliminate the unclean use of other forms of power generation.
Wes Edens has established himself as one of the most conscientious and forward-thinking philanthropist within the climate change and environmentally safe energy research and development industries. In fact, Wes Edens has established the Edens Family Fund which continues to provide funding and innovative leadership in the discovery of continuous improvements in the knowledge in climate change research at Princeton University. Wes Edens has also continued to provide strong leadership and a passion for the development of innovative ways of creating a thriving environmentally safe planet for generations to come. Wes Edens was educated at Oregon State University where you received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Masters in Business Administration. He established his investment career at Lehman Brothers where he quickly became a partner and managing director. Wes was a producer of high returns on investment for clients and himself. Wes Edens continued his career by taking a position at BlackRock Financial Management Inc. where he solidified his understanding and conceptual analysis and evaluation of alternative asset classes within the Private Equity Fund.
At BlackRock Financial Management, Wes Edens served as the head of the Private Equity Fund and was a partner and managing director within the organization. In 1998, Wes Edens along with five principal partners founded the Fortress Investment Group that quickly became one of the largest alternative asset investment firms in the world. Wes Edens served as Co-Chief Executive Officer with Peter Briger and provided high-level analysis and evaluation on multiple opportunities within the private equity and real estate sectors that generated large returns on investment and provided opportunities for Wes Edens to become a billionaire and extremely wealthy philanthropist. After a successful career as an investment CEO, Wes Edens began to pursue opportunities to give back and provide infrastructure and advancements in energy technology to create an environmentally safe planet and produce long-term creation of clean and renewable energy. With the establishment of the New Fortress Energy subsidiary Wes Edens has solidified his place within the renewable energy market and continues to seek opportunities to construct power plants like the ones in Jamaica that will provide renewable clean energy in various geographical locations.