Leslie D. Biddle
Leslie D. Biddle is a partner at Serengeti Asset Management.
Leslie D. Biddle is a partner and the president of Serengeti where she heads the firm’s research efforts and risk committee. Previously, she was Global Head of Commodity Sales at Goldman Sachs and the CFO of the firm’s investments in the metals and mining sector. She held positions as head of Power, Metals/Industrial, Latin American and Environmental Commodities.
Ms. Biddle was responsible for many of the structured transactions in the private equity and power spaces including the monetization of Allegheny DWR Contract, the structuring of Calpine Construction Finance Company hedge, the Texas Genco acquisition, Northern Tier Energy financing and the TXU leveraged buy out.
Ms. Biddle was a member of the firm’s Finance Committee, Business Practices Committee, Firmwide New Activity Committee, Structured Investment Products Committee and European Audit and Compliance Committee.
She was named managing director in 2004 and partner in 2006. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Ms. Biddle was a Vice President at The AES Corporation focusing on project finance and power plant development. She also served as a vice president at the Overseas Investment Corporation, providing political risk insurance and financing to U.S. companies expanding overseas.
She holds an A.B. from Colby College where she is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE) and CenterPoint Energy (NYSE).