Lex Heslin

Sr. Project Developer
Hitachi Zosen Inova

Lex Heslin is U.S. Senior Project Developer for Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI), a global engineering and cleantech company with anaerobic digestion (AD), energy from waste (EfW) and other projects in construction on both coasts to produce green electricity, renewable natural gas, and hydrogen. Mr. Heslin has extensive experience in energy and waste, advising leading institutional investors, private equity, and governments in developing green energy solutions. With HZI as Advisor to the City of Lancaster, California, Mr. Heslin has championed efforts to transform Lancaster into the first U.S. municipality to commit to hydrogen, creating a 10-year hydrogen roadmap to convert city facilities and fleets to hydrogen, encourage hydrogen-tech investment, and plan participation in large-scale hydrogen generation, storage, and distribution. He also arranged Lancaster’s partnership with Namie, Japan for the first Smart Sister City program promoting mutual assistance in hydrogen advancement. A Founder/CEO of two green energy companies, Mr. Heslin supports rapid advancement of hydrogen believing that profound global decarbonization requires a mix of electron- and molecule-based solutions. Prior to HZI, he spent 30 years and participated in more than $3.5 billion in project and structured financing, development, and infrastructure investment at Sanwa Bank in Tokyo, then in New York at Goldman Sachs and as President of Capital Holdings. Mr. Heslin holds a BA from Emory, an MBA from Mercer, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and he received a Monbusho Scholarship for post-graduate study at Seikei University in Tokyo.