Ms. Cela Sinay-Bernie

Managing Director,  Altus Power America


Ms. Cela Sinay-Bernie is a Managing Director at Altus Power America responsible for investing in distributed and utility scale solar PV investments across the US. Cela invests in solar projects at various stages of development as well as acquiring solar projects in operation. Cela established the Community Solar program for Altus Power America which has 8 MWs of operating or in-construction projects serving more than 500 residential customers, with more community projects in development across MA, NY and CA. Prior to Altus Power America, Cela was the Senior Vice President of Distributed Solar Project Development and Finance at Smart Energy Capital, LLC (a Nextera Energy Resources company). Prior to Smart Energy Capital, LLC, Cela was a Vice President of Investment Banking at Marathon Capital, LLC and a Vice President at Lehman Brothers Global Special Opportunities Group focusing on renewable energy investments. Cela spent earlier part of her career as a strategy consultant at IBM Corporate Strategy and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting. Cela earned an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a BA in Business Management from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.