Clearway Energy appoints Sarah Rubenstein as chief financial officer

Princeton-based Clearway Energy appointed Sarah Rubenstein as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective April 12.

With approximately 25 years of experience, Rubenstein, who will continue as the company’s principal accounting officer, will lead its financial and accounting operations. In this role, she will continue to report to Clearway Energy’s CEO and president, Christopher Sotos, and play an integral part in executing the company’s financial strategies.

“After an extensive external and internal search, Clearway’s board and I are excited to have Sarah become Clearway’s CFO. In my 13 years knowing Sarah at Clearway and its predecessor company, she has demonstrated in-depth expertise of complex accounting and financial reporting matters in the power sector, as well as being a key leader in the buildout of the accounting team that’s been foundational to Clearway’s success since its IPO in 2013,” Sotos said. “Under her leadership in the CFO role, I continue to have the utmost confidence in Clearway’s ability to execute on its long-term growth objectives.”

Prior to her appointment, Rubenstein served as senior vice president and chief accounting officer of the company since January 2022, vice president and controller from November 2020 through December 2021 and assistant controller since August 2018. Immediately prior to that, she was director of accounting research and financial reporting at NRG Energy from August 2012 through August 2018. Rubenstein’s prior roles include director of finance at EPV Solar and senior director of financial reporting at Warner Music Group. Rubenstein began her career as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers.