The average professional at Panda Power Funds has 25 years of experience in their respective discipline and has served with their colleagues at one of the Panda companies for approximately 9 years.

“We deeply value the trust and confidence our partners place in us. They represent charitable organizations, retirement savings, teachers, and public and private sector employees. We look forward to rewarding their faith in us.”
Robert W. Carter
Robert W. Carter, Managing Partner
and Chairman

Mr. Carter is the Managing Partner and Chairman of Panda Power Funds. He served as the Managing Partner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Panda Power Funds from April 2010 - September 2016. Mr. Carter also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Panda Energy since founding the company in 1982 until April 2010. He has more than 30 years of business experience in the energy sector in the United States and abroad. Prior to founding Panda Energy, Mr. Carter founded Carter Oil and Gas, Inc. in 1980 where he developed oil and gas prospects in the U.S. and Colombia. Before founding Carter Oil and Gas, Mr. Carter was Vice President of Oil and Lease Sales for Reserve Energy where he developed oil and chemical projects in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. Mr. Carter spent his earlier career in the manufacturing sector where he represented Olin Matheson Chemical and Inland Mead Corporation. Mr. Carter attended the University of Georgia.


Panda Power Funds partners are battle-tested veterans. They have worked together on various power deals for an average of 17 years, developing and financing about 10,000 megawatts of generating capacity. They understand the risks and rewards of investing in the power sector and represent many of the disciplines necessary for a successful power investment including greenfield development, asset management, finance, legal, power marketing, and mergers and acquisitions. Read More

Other Investment Professionals

Panda Power Funds has a full complement of power professionals who are experienced in the disciplines required for the successful development or acquisition, financing and operation of a power project. Read More