Nina Eshoo


Nina founded Saltbox in May 2011 and has over 25 years of experience in project finance, largely focused on power generation. Nina’s vision for Saltbox – to fill gaps she perceived in the market and to efficiently add value for clients – remains true and has led to the Company’s involvement in over 14 and 36 assignments. Saltbox continues to evolve as each new opportunity in some way informs the next.

Nina has a wide range of experience and deep resources, an ability to step back and see the forest for the trees, and a candor that clients find refreshing. Her track record includes bank, bond and B Loan structures. In addition to traditional project finance, her background includes acquisition financings, hybrid corporate / project finance structures and export credit covered transactions.

Prior to launching Saltbox, Nina spent over 18 years in project finance at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, one of the leading banks in the sector. Nina was a Managing Director leading a team responsible for originating, structuring and executing transactions across the power generation spectrum mainly in the U.S. for a core group of clients.  Between 2000 and 2011 Nina has played a leading role in more than 40 financings totaling around $11 billion in the bank market and 11 financings in excess of $4 billion in the project bond / private placement market.

Nina received her MBA from Columbia University.