Bert van der Toorn

Managing Director, Energy Sector - Global Lead Mid- / Downstream
ING Wholesale Banking
Bert ING

Banking professional and manager with experience in debt advisory, acquisition finance, project finance, corporate debt, FM and mezzanine debt. Led various multi-billion transactions with high profile clients in the Energy Sector.

Bert is a MSc Mechanical Engineer from the University of Twente. He started his professional career at Shell and, after his MBA at INSEAD, he moved to the EBRD in London to support the transition of Eastern Europe and the FSU for the Energy Sector. Since 2005 he has been an MD at ING. In his spare time Bert is currently Vice Chair on the Board of a (non profit) regional solar (roof) facilitation organisation.

18 Aug
 - 13:00 BST (UTC +01:00)
Financing the Hydrogen Transition
Panel Discussion
  • Market analysts predict green hydrogen will be cost competitive by 2030: is this realistic?
  • What mechanisms need to be in place to speed this up?
  • What kind of scale does the industry need to hit to achieve these cost reductions?
  • How does green hydrogen compare in cost to blue, with CCS and with autothermal reforming?
  • How does capex differ in various markets?
  • What kind of capital is the market currently attracting?
  • When do lenders and investors think more deals will start to close?
  • What are the expected returns and the cost of capital?