2017 Participants

Following are a select group of leaders who will be joining us in Singapore:

Anton Affentranger Chief Executive Officer Implenia
Anton Affentrager Chief Executive Officer
Implenia

Anton Affentranger has been CEO of Implenia since October 2011. Anton Affentranger was Chairman of the Board of Directors from March 2006 to September 2011. Between 6 April 2009 and 31 August 2010 (as Chairman and CEO) he was the Executive Member of the Board. He is also the founder and was chairman of Affentranger Associates AG and chairman of various start-ups. He worked for UBS in New York, Hong Kong and Geneva, and was a member of the bank's Executive Board at its head office in Zurich. He was also partner and CEO of the private bank Lombard Odier & Cie and CFO of Roche Holding AG. In 1999 he joined the Board of Directors of Zschokke Holding AG, becoming Chairman in 2003. Anton Affentranger graduated from the University of Geneva with an economics degree. On 1 October 2011 he was appointed by the Board as the new CEO of Implenia. On the same date he stepped down from the Board of Directors and from the operational management of his private companies.

Ali Al Khalifa Chief Executive Officer Astad Project Management
Alberto Alemán Chief Executive Officer ABCO Global
Alberto Alemán Chief Executive Officer
ABCO Global

Mr. Alemán is the former CEO of the Panama Canal Authority, the autonomous agency that manages the Panama Canal, the leading interoceanic waterway that serves world maritime commerce. From 1996 to 1999, he served as administrator of the former Panama Canal Commission, the US government agency responsible for the administration and operation of the Panama Canal. He then was appointed Administrator of the Panama Canal Authority, the Panamanian entity tasked with the administration of the waterway upon its transfer to the Republic of Panama. Under his leadership, the Panama Canal Authority's vision has been to transform the canal into a world leader in services to the maritime industry, to be the cornerstone of the global transportation system, and to be a model of excellence, integrity, and transparency. After 16 years of serving his country, Mr. Alemán has returned to private practice as engineer and consultant in the field of logistics and project management. He is a graduate of the civil- and industrial-engineering schools of Texas A&M University and is the recipient of numerous national and international awards for his contributions to the world maritime industry.

Nazir Alli Chief Executive Officer J&J Group
Nazir Alli Chief Executive Officer
J&J Group

Until his retirement, Mr. Alli was Chief Executive Officer of the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL). He transformed SANRAL into a fully corporatized entity with over 355 Billion rand in assets under management. He has over 37 years’ experience as a civil engineer and in management, in both in the private and public sectors. He led the development of public-private partnerships in South Africa and oversaw the development of the national secondary bond market for toll roads, including the introduction of technological innovations such as the interoperable, multilane free-flow open-road electronic toll-collection system. He has consulted internationally to a wide range of governments on public-private partnerships, institutional reform, and change management.Nazir Alli (retired) is the former Chief Executive Officer of the South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL). This is an agency of the Department of Transport responsible for the national road network of South Africa—21,946 km. It has an independent Board operating autonomously along commercial principles in accordance with its legislated mandated supplemented by a contract with its sole shareholder, the Minister of Transport.

Mr. Alli transformed a government department into a fully corporatized entity (SANRAL) with over ZAR355 billion in assets under management. He has 37 years experience as a civil engineer and in management, both in the private and public sectors. He led the development of public-private partnerships in South Africa. And oversaw the development of the national secondary bond market for toll roads including the introduction of technological innovations such as the inter-operable, multi-lane open road electronic toll collection system.

He has consulted internationally to a wide range of governments on public-private partnerships, institutional reform and change management.

Rotimi Amaechi Minister of Transportation Republic of Nigeria
Rosemarie Andolino CEO of North American Business Manchester Airports Group
Tas Anvaripour Partner, Energy Infrastructure The Abraaj Group
Tas Anvaripour Partner, Energy Infrastructure
The Abraaj Group

Ms. Anvaripour joined Abraaj as the Global Partner for Energy Infrastructure after serving as chairperson of THEMIS Infra. Previously, she was CEO of Africa50, Africa’s newest infrastructure-delivery initiative, and Director of Business Development at the African Development Bank, where she led the design, structuring, fund-raising, and establishment of Africa50, among other initiatives. In the past ten years, she has invested $6 billion to facilitate over $30 billion in infrastructure investments in key emerging markets. Her tireless energy and strong character have rendered her a game changer with an important track record of bringing progress and opportunity in countries from East Asia to Southern Africa. She has been recognized by African Business magazine and the Commonwealth Business Council, which nominated Ms. Anvaripour as one of the Top Five Most Outstanding Women of the Year at the African Business Awards, and by the investor platform Homestrings, which gave her the Excellence in Development Finance award, in recognition of her “dedication and innovative thinking in advancing development finance in Africa.” In 2014, she was decorated as a Commander, National Order of the Legion of Honor/National Order of Merit of the Republic of Ivory Coast.

Aziz Armand Chief Financial Officer Indika Energy
Benjamin Bao China Investment Corporation Managing Director
Benjamin Bao China Investment Corporation
Managing Director

Since 2015, Mr. Bao has been overseeing investment projects in infrastructure, energy, oil and gas, minerals, and related investment funds at CIC Capital Corporation. Prior to that, he managed North American fund investments and private credit market investments in the Private Equity Department at China Investment Corporation. Previously, he was with HSBC, where he started in the Global Investment Banking Division at HSBC China, then served as Director of the China Transportation team, Manager of HSBC Northern China Area, and Vice President of HSBC’s Beijing branch. Before HSBC, he was with the Export-Import Bank of China, where he was head of the Export Credit Department, working on export credit project reviews and credit management. During his tenure there, Mr. Bao led and engaged in almost 100 financing projects on export credit. He started his career with China Construction Bank, focusing on feasibility assessment of infrastructure projects. Mr. Bao graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Dominic Barton Global Managing Partner McKinsey & Company
Dominic Barton Global Managing Partner
McKinsey & Company

In his 31 years with McKinsey, Mr. Barton has advised clients in a range of industries, including banking, consumer goods, high tech, and industrials. Prior to his current role as Global Managing Partner, he was based in Shanghai as McKinsey’s Asia Chairman from 2004 to 2009 and led the Korea office from 2000 to 2004.

Mr. Barton chairs the Canadian Minister of Finance’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth and the Seoul International Business Advisory Council. He is also a trustee of the Brookings Institution, a member of the Singapore Economic Development Board’s International Advisory Council, and a member of the boards of Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. He serves on the board of FCLT Global (Focusing Capital on the Long Term), a non-profit organization dedicated to developing practical tools and approaches that encourage long-term behaviors in business and investment decision-making.

Mr. Barton has authored more than 80 articles on the role of business in society, leadership, financial services, Asia, history, and the issues and opportunities facing markets worldwide. He has co-authored three books: Dangerous Markets: Managing in Financial Crises, China Vignettes: An Inside Look at China, and Reimagining Capitalism. He has received multiple awards, including South Korea’s Order of Civil Merit (Peony Medal) and the Singaporean Public Service Star (Distinguished Friends of Singapore). He is a Rhodes Trustee and an honorary fellow at Brasenose College, Oxford. Mr. Barton is also an Adjunct Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing.

Claus Baunkjær Managing Director Femern
Claus Baunkjær Managing Director
Femern

Mr. Baunkjær leads Femern, a Danish state-owned company tasked with designing, constructing, and operating the 18-kilometer-long immersed tunnel for road and railway traffic across the Fehmarnbelt between Denmark and Germany. Mr. Baunkjær has extensive insight into the Fehmarnbelt project, as he was one of the main forces behind the drafting of the 2008 State Treaty between Denmark and Germany on a fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt.

Prior to joining Femern, he served as Deputy Permanent Secretary of State in the Danish Ministry of Transport, where he was involved in major road and rail construction projects. His previous appointments include Head of Division with the Danish Ministry of Finance. Mr. Baunkjær holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen.

Greg Bentley Chief Executive Officer Bentley Systems
Greg Bentley Chief Executive Officer
Bentley Systems

Mr. Bentley heads Bentley Systems, which provides engineers, architects, constructors, geospatial professionals, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure. Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2009 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

Previously, Mr. Bentley founded a financial-trading-software firm that became part of SunGard Data Systems, an S&P 500 company on whose public-company board he served from 1991 through 2005.

Mr. Bentley holds an MBA in finance and decision sciences from Wharton. He is a trustee of Drexel University, where he also serves as chairman of the advisory board for the Pennoni Honors College. Mr. Bentley is a member of the National Academy of Construction.

Michael Berkowitz Chief Executive Officer, 100 Resilient Cities The Rockefeller Foundation
Michael Berkowitz Chief Executive Officer, 100 Resilient Cities
The Rockefeller Foundation

Mr. Berkowitz joined the Rockefeller Foundation in August 2013 to shape and oversee the 100 Resilient Cities, a project pioneered by the foundation. Previously, he was the Global Head of Operational Risk Management (ORM) at Deutsche Bank. In that capacity, he oversaw the firm’s operational-risk capital-planning efforts, served as a primary regulatory contact, and connected the myriad operational risk management efforts groupwide. Earlier at Deutsche Bank held operational risk management positions in New York, Mumbai, Singapore and London. Before joining Deutsche Bank, he was Deputy Commissioner at the Office of Emergency Management in New York City, where he worked on major planning initiatives, including coastal-storm, biological-terrorism, and transit-strike contingency plans. During his tenure there he was involved with the City’s responses to the 1999 outbreak of West Nile fever, Tropical Storm Floyd, major flooding in Southern Queens (1999), the crashes of SwissAir 111 and American Airlines 587, the 2003 Northeast blackout, and the 2001 anthrax incidents and World Trade Center disaster.

John Bianchini President and CEO Hatch
John Bianchini President and CEO
Hatch

As Hatch’s CEO, Mr. Bianchini is responsible for more than 9,000 employees located in 65 offices on six continents, with more than $35 billion in capital projects under management. He joined the company in 1985, and prior to assuming the position of CEO, he served as the company’s Global Managing Director, Metals.

Mr. Bianchini has worked extensively in process development and the evaluation of hydrometallurgical and chemical processes in the base-metals industry, and has implemented major metallurgical facilities for clients around the world. He has particular expertise in delivering new technology projects, as well as the design and operation of pilot plant facilities. Over the past decade, he has played an important role in the expansion and globalization of Hatch in Australia, Brazil, China, Peru, and South Africa. He is a member of the Canadian Academy of Engineers, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineers, and the Professional Engineers of Ontario.

Mark Birrell Chairman Infrastructure Australia
Mark Birell Chairman
Infrastructure Australia

An experienced non-executive director and corporate adviser, Judge Birrell is Chairman of Infrastructure Australia, Regis Healthcare, and the Australian Payments Council. He also serves as the independent chair of PostSuper.

He recently retired as the chairman of the Port of Melbourne Corporation and served previously as deputy chairman of Australia Post, chairman of Evans & Peck, and National Leader of the Infrastructure Group at the Australian law firm MinterEllison.

Judge Birrell has a significant public-policy background through his earlier roles as Minister for Major Projects and then Minister for Industry, Science, and Technology in Victoria. He holds degrees in economics and law and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a companion member of Engineers Australia.

Clorivaldo Bisinoto Chief Executive Officer Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia
Clorivaldo Bisinoto Chief Executive Officer
Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia

Mr. Bisinoto is CEO of the $3 billion Brazil-based engineering and construction company Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia. Under his leadership, the company recently implemented a robust governance structure and an important transformation program. Prior to assuming the CEO position, he was Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the global operation in more the 15 countries, mainly in Latin America and Africa. Mr. Bisinoto’s main experience involves project management of infrastructure heavy construction, development, and building.

Ricardo Bisordi Director of Airports CCR Group
Graham Bradley Chairman Infrastructure New South Wales
Graham Bradley Chairman
Infrastructure New South Wales

Mr. Bradley is a professional company director and is currently the non-executive chairman of HSBC Bank Australia, EnergyAustralia Holdings, and Virgin Australia International Holdings. He is a director of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking and GI Dynamics. In July 2013, he was appointed chairman of Infrastructure New South Wales.

Mr. Bradley was Managing Director of Perpetual Limited from 1995 to 2003. Under his leadership, Perpetual grew to become one of Australia’s leading listed funds-management and financial-services groups. Before joining Perpetual, Graham was National Managing Partner of the law firm Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) and a partner of McKinsey & Company.

Mr. Bradley was President of the Business Council of Australia from 2009 to 2011 and was formerly Deputy President of the Takeovers Panel. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales. He is a member of the Order of Australia and in 2012 was acknowledged by the Australian Institute of Company Directors NSW as the Distinguished Fellow in recognition of his contribution to good corporate governance in Australia.

Olivier Brousse Chief Executive Officer John Laing Group
Olivier Brousse Chief Executive Officer
John Laing Group

As CEO of John Laing, Mr. Brousse leads a business with international operations split between Europe, Asia–Pacific, and North America, and with current investments in more than 40 infrastructure projects at different stages of construction and operation. John Laing, which has a heritage dating back to the middle of the 19th century, now focuses on active investment and management of  greenfield infrastructure projects. These include major transport, social, and environmental infrastructure projects awarded under governmental public-private partnership (PPP) programs, as well as renewable-energy projects.

Mr. Brousse joined John Laing in March 2014. He previously led the water and waste utility Saur SA in France, first as CEO and then as Executive Chairman, and before that, Veolia, first as CEO of Veolia Transportation in Washington, DC, and then as Deputy CEO of Veolia Transport Group, responsible for French and US businesses. Prior to that, he was CEO of Connex trains (in London). He holds an engineering degree from École Polytechnique and École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in France. 

Armin Bruck Chief Executive Officer Siemens
Roland Busch CTO & Member of the Managing Board Siemens AG
Roland Busch CTO & Member of the Managing Board
Siemens AG

Dr. Busch, a member of the managing board of Siemens, is responsible for the Asia/Australia region and for the infrastructure businesses, including the Energy Management, Building Technologies, and Mobility Divisions. Additionally, he is in charge of the company’s sustainability and sales activities.

James Cameron Co-Head of IRG Asia-Pacific HSBC Singapore
James Cameron Co-Head of IRG Asia-Pacific
HSBC Singapore

Mr. Cameron brings more than 20 years’ experience in the global energy and infrastructure sector to his role as Co-Head of HSBC’s Infrastructure and Real Estate Group in Asia–Pacific, responsible for providing strategic advisory and capital solutions to clients in the regional infrastructure space.  Previous roles in HSBC include Asia Pacific Head of the Infrastructure, Energy and Export Finance team as well as regional Head of Project Finance. HSBC has been a leader in financial-advisory, bond-arranging, and export credit agency products in Asia Pacific, closing over 20 transactions In 2016. In 2015 HSBC’s project-finance team was named Best MLA and Financial Adviser in Asia by Infrastructure Journal and received Asset AAA Awards for Best Project Finance House and Best Financial Adviser, as well as being recognized with deal-of-the-year awards from Project Finance International magazine, Infrastructure Journal, and FinanceAsia.

Mr. Cameron’s experience is broad, including transactions in all sectors across buy and sell side advisory, lead-arranging, and debt and equity capital-markets roles. Prior to joining HSBC in 2007, Mr. Cameron worked with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and National Economic Research Associates in London. He holds a master’s degree in economics from Manchester University and a Bachelor’s degree from Oxford University.

Bill Cashmore Deputy Mayor Auckland Council
Bill Cashmore Deputy Mayor
Auckland Council

Mr. Cashmore’s family has been farming in the shadow of the Hunua Ranges for generations. Having been actively involved in the community for many years, through Federated Farmers, school boards, and council advisory groups, Mr. Cashmore joined Auckland Council at amalgamation. In 2010, he was elected to the Franklin Local Board, where he was appointed Deputy Chair. In 2013, he was elected as Councillor, and he returned for the 2016 term to continue representing Franklin, as well as taking up the position of Deputy Mayor. In his time as Councillor, he has chaired the Rural Advisory Panel and the Audit and Risk Committee, as well as lending his wisdom in negotiations with the central government for the Auckland Transport Alignment Project and City Rail Link funding agreement.

Raymond Chi'en Chairman Hang Seng Bank
Raymond Ch'ien Chairman
Hang Seng Bank

Besides leading Hang Seng Bank, Dr. Ch’ien also serves on the boards of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking, China Resources Power Holdings, and Swiss Re. His previous positions included chairman of MTR Corporation; chairman of CDC Corporation and its subsidiary, China.com; a non-executive director of HSBC Holdings; and Group Managing Director of Lam Soon Hong Kong Group.

Dr. Ch’ien is active in public service as a member of the Economic Development Commission of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government, a member of the Standing Committee of the Tianjin Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and an honorary president and past chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. Previously, Dr. Ch’ien was a member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, then under British administration. He was appointed a member of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong SAR. He also served as Chairman of the Hong Kong/European Union Business Cooperation Committee and as a Hong Kong member of the APEC Business Advisory Council. He previously chaired the Advisory Committee on Corruption of the Independent Commission against Corruption, the Hong Kong/Japan Business Cooperation Committee, the Industry and Technology Development Council, and the Hong Kong Industrial Technology Centre Corporation.

Dr. Ch’ien was appointed a justice of the peace and a Commander in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. He has been awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star medal and received the French honor of Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite  Agricole. He received his doctoral degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as a trustee for a decade.

    

Patrick Charbonneau Managing Director Infrastructure Investments (Europe) PSP Investments
Patrick Charbonneau Managing Director Infrastructure Investments (Europe)
PSP Investments

Mr. Charbonneau brings over 15 years of experience in the infrastructure sector to his work as Managing Director, Infrastructure Investments (Europe) at the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments). He was instrumental in building the organization’s infrastructure portfolio and team since the inception of PSP Investments’ infrastructure asset class in 2006. Recently relocated to PSP Investments’ London office, he leads the organization’s expansion efforts in the infrastructure sector in Europe and globally. His responsibilities include managing the portfolio in Europe, building strong relationships with local partners, and developing a team of top infrastructure-investment professionals. Prior to joining PSP Investments, he worked in infrastructure advisory services at PwC.

Mr. Charbonneau serves as chairman of the advisory board of AviAlliance and as a member of the management board of the Global Infrastructure Investor Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Bishop’s University and completed the High Potentials Leadership Program at Harvard University. He has been a CFA charterholder since 2002.

TC Chew President of Global Business & Operations Samsung C&T
TC Chew President of Global Business & Operations
Samsung C&T

Mr. Chew is a Chartered Engineer and a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK. He has been involved with the railway and construction industries globally for over 40 years—in particular, associated with the UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong markets.  In April 2016, he joined Samsung C&T as President, Global Business & Operations, after a period as Senior Advisor. Prior to that, he was the Projects Director with Hong Kong MTR Corporation, overseeing all the railway projects in Hong Kong as well as the MTR overseas venture. Previously, he was a divisional president for Bombardier Transport on the London Underground modernization public-private partnership program, managing an investment of over £4 billion. He also spent eight years with Singapore Land Transport Authority as the Senior Director for Projects and Engineering, overseeing all the railway and road projects.

DooWhan Choi President & CEO POSCO ICT
DooWhan Choi President & CEO
POSCO ICT

Dr. Choi, CEO of Posco ICT, is renowned for his management expertise in turning an emerging technology into a successful business.

Posco ICT focuses in industrial integration of advanced IT technologies, with excellence in the areas of Smart Works, Industrial IOT,
Energy Generation/Storage/Consumption Optimization, and Environment Solutions for industries.

He rejoined the executive team of KT in 2006 along with his years of experience in telecommunications and media. During his tenure through 2011 as President and CTO, he was in charge of new business developments and R&D. He previously served KT from 1991 to 1994 as a Managing Director in charge of fiber optic and wireless systems.

Prior to joining KT, he was a MTS at Bell Labs from 1984 to 1988, and a Distinguished MTS till 1991. After that, his career included SEVP of HanChang Group, and Founder and CEO of NeoWave, Inc.

He graduated from Seoul National University with a BS and a MS in EE, and received a Ph.D. in EE from UT-Austin in 1984.

Rob Collins Head of Global Investments for North America Hastings Funds Management
Rob Collins Head of Global Investments for North America
Hastings Funds Management

Mr. Collins has led infrastructure transactions totaling more than $135 billion and is the Head of Global Investments in North America and Europe at Hastings Funds Management. He is also a senior member on the Hastings Executive Leadership Team and the Hastings Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Hastings in 2013, Mr. Collins founded the infrastructure M&A practice at Morgan Stanley and Greenhill, at both of which he was a Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Banking for the Americas. He started his career in infrastructure M&A at Goldman Sachs. In 2010, he was recognized in Infrastructure Investor magazine as one of the top ten infrastructure bankers globally. Currently, he is a guest lecturer on infrastructure finance at several graduate schools, including Columbia University, Stanford University, and the University of Chicago.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Collins was an active-duty naval officer for five years in the US Navy Nuclear Submarine Program. He received an MBA in finance from the Wharton School, a master’s equivalent in nuclear engineering from the Bettis Reactor Engineering School, and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Vanderbilt University.

Kevin Connelly Chief Executive Officer Spencer Stuart
Kevin Connelly Chief Executive Officer
Spencer Stuart

Mr. Connelly has been CEO of Spencer Stuart since 2012 and previously served as Chairman. A seasoned search professional, he also consults with clients on executive-leadership succession and board projects. As CEO, he has focused Spencer Stuart on delivering differentially better outcomes in terms of leadership performance, cultural fit, and durability of the executives selected. During his tenure, the firm has improved its capabilities to consistently deliver better outcomes for clients and candidates. Mr. Connelly brings a global perspective, drawing upon his experience as chairman and prior leadership of the firm’s business in the United States, Japan, Canada, and Mexico, as well as his global oversight of the Industrial and Financial Services practices. Before joining Spencer Stuart, he was a chief financial officer, chief operating officer, and board member for a supplier to automobile manufacturers. He is a member of the steering committee of the Annual Corporate Governance Conference, hosted by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and cosponsored by Spencer Stuart. He serves on the board of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and the international advisory board of Fundação Dom Cabral, Brazil. He earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Andrew Day Chief Executive Officer Hastings Funds Management
Andrew Day Chief Executive Officer
Hastings Funds Management

As a CEO experienced in both domestic and international markets, Mr. Day has a strong track record in leading complex businesses across diverse industries, locations, and stages of development. He is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of Hastings. He has recently joined the Infrastructure Partnership advisory board and is a director of the Hastings Management board. Prior to joining Hastings, he was CEO of investment company Eircom Holdings, where he managed the Irish telecommunications and Israeli directories businesses. Mr. Day’s previous roles included CEO and Chairman of Truvo, a European-based private-equity-owned company with a complex portfolio of businesses; CEO of Australia’s Sensis; and various managing director roles at Telstra. He has honours degrees in both Engineering and Science and a master’s degree in Engineering Science from the University of Adelaide.

Kim Day Chief Executive Officer Denver International Airport
Kim Day Chief Executive Officer
Denver International Airport

Ms. Day has led Denver International Airport as CEO since April 2008, appointed by both then-Denver mayor John Hickenlooper and current mayor Michael B. Hancock. Under her guidance, DEN has become the nation’s sixth-busiest airport; the region’s most powerful economic engine, generating more than $26 billion annually; and the top-rated US large airport by passengers, according to SkyTrax.

Ms. Day led the completion of the airport’s original vision: adding a hotel and train station, including the 519-room Westin hotel and a commuter transit station serving the Regional Transportation District’s bus network, as well as the A Line commuter rail, which runs between the airport and Denver Union Station. Under her guidance, DEN has built a robust network of nearly 180 nonstop destinations served, including an ever-growing list of international cities.

With more than 35 years of experience, Ms. Day previously served as executive director of Los Angeles World Airports. Before assuming the top position, she oversaw the agency’s design and construction programs. After receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, Ms. Day practiced architecture for more than 20 years.

Frederic de Rougemont Chief Executive Officer USG Boral
Frederic de Rougemont Chief Executive Officer
USG Boral

Mr. de Rougemont has been CEO of USG Boral since February 2014, after serving as Managing Director of the Boral Gypsum Division. Previously, he spent 20 years at Lafarge in various senior roles, including managing the cement, ready-mix concrete, and aggregates businesses in South Africa and the cement business in South Korea, as well as leading R&D. Before Lafarge, Mr. de Rougemont was a scientific researcher for the French National Research Center and a postdoctorate researcher with IBM Research Labs in the United States. He holds a PhD in physical sciences from France’s University of Orsay.

Isabel Dedring Global Transport Leader Arup
Isabel Dedring Global Transport Leader
Arup

As the Global Transport Leader at Arup, Ms. Dedring is responsible for driving the development of the firm’s business across the transport sector. She joined Arup in from London's City Hall, where she was Deputy Mayor for Transport and Deputy Chair of Transport for London. In this capacity, she was responsible for setting policy and ensuring delivery across the mayor’s transport portfolio. Key projects she initiated and delivered included the Tube Reliability Programme, which led to a 40 percent reduction in Tube delays; the £300 million Growth Fund to pay for transport infrastructure to unlock new house building; the mayor’s £1 billion cycling infrastructure programme; and London’s first-ever roads strategy and the associated £4 billion implementation program.

Prior to her transport role, Ms. Dedring was the mayor's Environment Advisor, responsible for delivering large-scale building retrofit programs, parks and trees programs, and the £100 million London Green Fund, among other initiatives. Previous roles include running the policy team at Transport for London and four years as a management consultant at McKinsey. Ms. Dedring is a qualified US lawyer.

Clemente Del Valle Borraez Presidente Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional
Clemente Del Valle Borraez Presidente
Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional

As President of Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional (FDN), a majority-government-owned infrastructure-development bank, Mr. del Valle is responsible for transforming the institution into a catalyst for infrastructure financing in Colombia. Before joining FDN, he worked in the World Bank group as a global expert in development of local capital markets. He was responsible for major advisory programs in this field around the world, one of them focused on linking capital-markets development and key economic sectors such as infrastructure and housing. Previously, he served as chairman of the Colombian Securities Regulator and held prominent positions in Colombia such as General Director of Public Credit of the Ministry of Finance; Managing Director of Capital Markets of Corporación Financiera del Valle, a local leading investment bank; and General Director of Foreign Trade and Deputy Vice Minister at the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Mr. del Valle has served on the boards of directors for numerous public- and private-sector companies and worked for the Ministry of Economic Development and the National Planning Department. He earned a master’s degree in economics with emphasis in monetary economics from the London School of Economics and from Los Andes University.

Fabrice Denis Managing Director Bouygues Dragages Singapore
Sean Donohue Dallas Fort Worth Airport Chief Executive Officer
Sean Donohue Dallas Fort Worth Airport
Chief Executive Officer

In his role as CEO of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), the third-busiest airport in the world, Mr. Donohue is responsible for the airport’s management, operation, and future strategy and development. At DFW, which is one of the world’s global superhubs and consistently ranks among the best large airports for customer service, Mr. Donohue manages an organization with 1,800 employees and an annual operating budget of $900 million, as well as a $3 billion capital-improvement program.

Prior to his arrival at DFW, Mr. Donohue served for three years as the Chief Operating Officer for Virgin Australia Airlines, Australia’s second-largest air carrier. Before that, Mr. Donohue held a variety of executive roles with United Airlines, overseeing operations, sales, and commercial start-ups.

Frederic Dupeyron Chief Executive Officer ADP Management
Wolfgang Eckert SVP Critical Infrastructure & CFO Nuclear Generation EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg
Mia Egron Chief Operating Officer PT Plaza Indonesia Realty
Mia Egron Chief Operating Officer
PT Plaza Indonesia Realty

Ms. Egron is Board Director and the Chief Operating Officer of PT Plaza Indonesia Realty, the owning company of Plaza Indonesia Shopping Center, The Plaza Office Tower, Grand Hyatt Jakarta, Keraton Luxury Collection Hotel, Keraton Residences, and fX Lifestyle Center. She has been with the company for 20 years and has served on the board since 2008. Prior to her current position, she was the company’s Chief Commercial Officer. She also serves as Board Director of PT Plaza Indonesia Jababeka, a subsidiary company that is currently developing a 600,000-square-meter mixed-use complex in Jababeka City, 35 kilometers east of central Jakarta. She is also Board Director of PT Plaza Indonesia Urban, another subsidiary company.

Ms. Egron has a master’s degree in public communications from Fordham University. She is involved in various charitable activities and serves on the advisory board of Happy Hearts Fund Indonesia. 

Heinz Ehrbar Head Management Major Projects Deutsche Bahn
Heinz Ehrbar Head Management Major Projects
Deutsche Bahn

Since 2013, Mr. Ehrbar has been Head of Management for Major Projects at Deutsche Bahn (German Railway). He previously owned the consulting firm Heinz Ehrbar Partners. In prior positions, he was responsible for major construction projects, notably Chief Construction Officer for the 57-kilometer Gotthard Base Tunnel for AlpTransit Gotthard and Project Manager responsible for the design and construction of several hydropower schemes in Switzerland and other countries for Electrowatt Engineering.

Mr. Ehrbar is a member of DAUB (the German Tunneling Committee), the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects, and the Austrian Society for Geomechanics and International Society for Rock Mechanics. He is a lecturer on project organization for underground structures at RWTH Aachen University. He also served until recently as a member of the jury of the NCE Tunneling Award and member of the advisory board of Geomechanics and Tunneling. He was a member of the board of the Swiss Tunneling Society and led a working group on conventional tunneling for the International Tunneling and Underground Space Association (ITA).

Mr. Ehrbar’s leadership helped the Gotthard Base Tunnel Project win the STUVA Award (2003) and the NCE Tunnelling award (2010). Mr. Ehrbar holds a master of science from ETH Zurich and a diploma from the SKU Advanced Management Program.

Mark Elliott Chief Executive Officer Northwest Rapid Transit
Mark Elliott Chief Executive Officer
Northwest Rapid Transit

Mark is a civil engineer with over 30 years’ experience and knowledge in infrastructure engineering, construction, mining and operations and maintenance of assets.  Experience highlights include a $12 billion portfolio of rail and mining infrastructure and a program of PPP infrastructure projects in Australia. Mark has previously held executive positions at Calibre Group, Brookfield Multiplex Infrastructure Services and Conneq Infrastructure Services.   He has a proven track record of business strategy development, leading high performance teams, implementing corporate governance and ensuring compliance. As CEO of Northwest Rapid Transit (NRT), Mark has overall accountability for all aspects of NRT’s project delivery and systems operations.  This package of work is the largest Public Private Partnership (PPP) ever awarded in NSW.  It will see NRT deliver the Sydney Metro Northwest by the first half of 2019 and continue to operate and maintain the network for the next 15 years.

Teo Eng Cheong CEO, International Surbana Jurong
Roberto Fantoni Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company; Co-Chair, Global Infrastructure Initiative
Roberto Fantoni Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company;
Co-Chair, Global Infrastructure Initiative

Co-Chair of the Global Infrastructure Initiative, Roberto leads McKinsey & Company's Capital Projects & Infrastructure Practice for Latin America. He serves clients in Europe, Latin America, and North America on a broad range of topics, including portfolio strategy, corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, organization, and corporate governance.

His recent client experience includes supporting the development of the investment strategy and organizational model for an investment vehicle capturing opportunities in the Latin American infrastructure sector, with its shareholders aspiring to transform this vehicle into the largest investor in the capital-hungry Latin American infrastructure industry.

His experience with corporate strategy and corporate finance includes the development of portfolio strategy for a diversified Mexican engineering and construction company, followed by the review of its capital-market positioning (given the then large discount to “perceived” sum-of-parts valuation).

Roberto also brings extensive experience in basic materials. He has helped clients define strategic priorities and execute the associated investment pipelines across several segments of the mining industry, such as copper, gold, zinc and nickel.

Before joining McKinsey in 1996, Roberto worked with Bear Stearns in the mergers and acquisitions department and with Banco BBA Creditanstalt as a fixed-income trader.

Christian Fingerle Chief Investment Officer and Head of Infrastructure Allianz Capital Partners
Christian Fingerle Chief Investment Officer and Head of Infrastructure
Allianz Capital Partners

Chrisitan serves as CIO and Head of Infrastructure at Allianz Capital Partners since 2015 and is a member of the board of management of ACP.

He joined Allianz in 2004 as Executive Assistnat to the board of management of Allianz SE and supported the build-up of the alternative investment business. In 2007 he joined ACP and executed transactions in the renewables and infrastructure sector.

Christian holds a master's degree in economics and finance from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and a PhD in entrepreneurial finance from Technische Universität München.

Bryn Fosburgh Senior Vice President Trimble
Bryn Fosburgh Senior Vice President
Trimble

Three years after joining Trimble as a Technical Service Manager for surveying, mining, and construction, Mr. Fosburgh was appointed Director of Development for the company’s land survey business unit,  where he oversaw the development of field and office software that enabled the interoperability of Trimble survey products. Over the past 21 years, he has held numerous roles, including Vice President and General Manager of the Geomatics and Engineering, Engineering and Construction, Mobile Resource Management, and Agriculture divisions . In 2007, his role was expanded to include a number of divisions within the construction business, as well as responsibility for several corporate functions and geographical regions. Currently, Mr. Fosburgh is responsible for Trimble’s Geospatial, Civil Engineering and Construction, and Trimble Buildings industry segments, with a strong personal focus on influencing and mentoring the next generation of Trimble leaders.

Prior to Trimble, he was a civil engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, responsible for coordinating the planning, data acquisition, and data analysis for statewide GPS surveying projects in support of transportation-improvement projects. He has also held various engineering, research, and operational positions for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Defense Mapping Agency. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Wisconsin in Green Bay and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue University.

Andy Goodwin Chief Executive Officer SMEC
Mark Gregg-Macdonald Group Executive Transnet
Mark Gregg-Macdonald Group Executive
Transnet

Mr. Gregg-Macdonald has been with Transnet for 14 years and is a member of the Transnet Group Executive. As Group Executive–Planning and Sustainability, he is responsible for the areas of corporate strategy, Africa, infrastructure planning, and sustainability. Prior to taking on his current role, he has previously held the roles of Group Executive–Commercial, Group Executive–Freight Corridors, and Chief Financial Officer in the Transnet Port Terminal Division. Prior to joining Transnet, he held senior management positions in the cellular-communications and construction industries.

Mr. Gregg-Macdonald is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and a director of the NEPAD Business Foundation. He holds a bachelor of accounting science degree from the University of South Africa and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in 1984.

Hani Hakim Associated Consulting Engineers Chairman
Chan-Kun Han Chief Executive Officer POSCO Engineering & Construction
Tony Hansen Managing Director Global Infrastructure Initiative
Tony Hansen Managing Director
Global Infrastructure Initiative

Tony manages the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of the Global Infrastructure Initiative, including the summit, roundtables, site visits and Voices publication. He has over twenty-five years of experience in implementing complex initiatives and projects with leading multi-national corporations, governments and NGOs. Specialty areas include business development, project management and stakeholder engagement.

Michael Hassing President and CEO Ports America
Michael Hassing President and CEO
Ports America

Michael F. Hassing became president and CEO of Ports America in May 2010. Ports America is the largest terminal operator and stevedore in the U.S., operating in more than 42 ports and 80 locations.

Prior to joining Ports America, he was CEO of Scandlines Group. From 2005 to 2008, Hassing served as partner and CEO of the Iceland-based international logistics company Samskip Group.

Prior to Samskip, Hassing spent 25 years with A.P. Møller-Maersk, most recently as managing director in the United Kingdom. He also served in various capacities with Maersk in Singapore, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Japan, and Denmark.

Hassing graduated from the A. P. Møller Shipping University and the Copenhagen Business School of Economics, the general management course at IMD Lausanne, the senior executive course at the Wharton Business School and the advanced management program at Harvard Business School.

Christopher Heathcote Chief Executive Officer Global Infrastructure Hub
Christopher Heathcote Chief Executive Officer
Global Infrastructure Hub

Chris is one of the few Infrastructure professionals to have worked as Principal, Advisor and Debt Provider to the infrastructure sector. Starting in the mid 1990's Chris was a founder partner in one of the early Infrastructure equity funds, Hyder Infrastructure Investors. Amongst many deals financed were the Melbourne City Link and the Asian Infrastructure Fund, as well as a number of UK PFI deals.

As an advisor in the late 1990's Chris structured the N3 toll road project in South Africa, working to create financial instruments to promote local empowerment and involvement in the project equity. During this period he also worked on urban regeneration projects in the UK and the Cross Israel Highway.

After a period working in the Capital Markets with Ambac Chris moved to Partnerships UK, a PPP project set up by the UK Treasury working to advise the Public Sector in procuring Infrastructure programmes. He worked on the Wembley National Stadium and London Underground projects helping the Public Sector to get best value from their Private Sector counterparts. In 2001 he worked with the Brazilian Government advising on the process of preparing and executing a PPP programme.

Whilst at Partnerships UK he also spent some time working in the Treasury where he was one of the authors of the Government White Paper "Meeting the Investment Challenge".

Chris returned to the Private Sector in 2006 and has worked for WestLB AG, Lloyds Banking Group and most recently Macquarie. He has provided finance to projects in the U.S., Europe, Turkey, China, Abidjan and Australia.

Gregory Hodkinson Chairman Arup Group
Gregory Hodkinson Chairman
Arup Group

Gregory Hodkinson has spent most of his professional career at Arup and is a passionate believer in Arup’s mission to ‘shape a better world’. His professional experience is primarily in the planning, design and project management of transport infrastructure, which he has undertaken throughout the world.  He has more than 40 years’ experience in large-scale projects, including the Sony Centre in Berlin; Darling Harbour Development in Sydney; Terminals 2,3,4,5 and 7 at JFK Airport, as well as the Fulton Centre and Second Avenue Subway in New York.

Gregory joined Arup in 1972, having been inspired by the firm’s work on the Sydney Opera House. He led the firm’s expansion in the USA from 1988 as a founding Principal of the New York office. He became Chairman of the Americas Region in 2004 and in 2011 moved to Milan to lead the firm’s European business. He was appointed Chairman of Arup Group in 2014.

In addition to his work with Arup, Gregory is a member of the International Advisory Board of British American Business, the Advisory Board of the China–Britain Business Council, the Infrastructure & Urban Development Industries Governors Steering Committee, and Chairman of the Future of Urban Development & Services Steering Committee at the World Economic Forum.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.  Gregory is a former Trustee of WaterAid, an international charity dedicated to bringing safe drinking water and sanitation to the world’s poorest people and a former Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

Bruce Hogg Managing Director Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Bruce Hogg Managing Director
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

As Managing Director with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), Mr. Hogg is responsible for the Toronto-based team that identifies, executes, and manages significant infrastructure investments in the Americas and Australia. [KS18] Prior to joining the CPPIB in 2007, he led the private-markets infrastructure team at OPTrust. Previously, he worked with Macquarie Bank in London and Toronto in corporate finance after having worked in investment banking at RBC Dominion Securities.

Keiko Honda Chief Executive Officer Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Keiko Honda Chief Executive Officer
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Ms. Honda is the Executive Vice President and CEO of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group. Previously, she was the first woman Senior Partner in Asia at McKinsey & Company. There, she advised financial institutions on matters related to corporate finance, corporate strategy, and business development. Prior to joining McKinsey, she worked for Bain & Company and Lehman Brothers.

Ms. Honda also served as a visiting associate professor at Hitotsubashi University’s business school and as a lecturer at Chuo University’s business school. She has served on a number of Japanese government committees under several administrations, including the Council of Regulatory Reform. She was the Vice Chair of the Committee on the Promotion of Economic Partnership Agreements and Free Trade Agreements for Keizai Doyukai, the Japanese association of corporate executives. The author and coauthor of several books, including M&A and Strategic Alliances and Turnaround, Ms. Honda holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where she was selected as a Fulbright Scholar.

Stephanie Hottenhuis Executive Board Member Arcadis
Stephanie Hottenhuis Executive Board Member
Arcadis

Ms. Hottenhuis became the first female member of the Executive Board of Arcadis NV in 2012. She is responsible for our activities in the regions Australia Pacific and Asia, the Arcadis’s Architecture and Design Activities, the Buildings activities and the Multinational Client Program. I this role she has been leading the integration of the two largest merges in the recent history of Arcadis. Besides her work at Arcadis, Ms. Hottenhuis is a member of the supervisory board of TenneT Holding.

Ross Israel Head of Global Infrastructure QIC Limited
Ross Israel Head of Global Infrastructure
QIC Limited

Mr. Israel has over 24 years of experience in the field of corporate finance and funds management with specialist skills in infrastructure, asset management, capital raising, and M&A. He cofounded in early 2006 the QIC Global Infrastructure division. Ross provides overall leadership to the team and has had oversight of all of the team’s investments. In addition to his infrastructure responsibilities, Mr. Israel is a member of QIC’s executive committee and the QIC Infrastructure Investment Committee.

Prior to QIC, he was with AMP Capital, where he co-led the team responsible for the creation of the Diversified Utility and Energy Trusts (DUET). He then was seconded into the management joint venture between AMP Capital and Macquarie Bank, established prior to DUET’s listing on the Australian Stock Exchange in August 2004. He was DUET’s Chief Operating Officer until his departure to QIC. Prior to joining AMP Capital, he worked for ABN AMRO and BZW in their Australian Infrastructure Corporate Advisory and London M&A teams and with Ernst & Young in their Sydney Corporate Tax Division.

Mr. Israel is currently a director of Lochard Energy and an alternate director on the Port of Brisbane. He is a graduate of the University of Queensland.    

Leigh Jasper Chief Executive Officer Aconex
Leigh Jasper Chief Executive Officer
Aconex

Leigh Jasper is CEO of Aconex. Along with co-founder, Rob Philpott, he raised $86 million in private equity investment before listing Aconex on the Australian Securities Exchange in late 2014.

Prior to Aconex, Leigh worked at McKinsey & Company, where he consulted for clients in the financial services, media and information technology sectors.

Leigh is a Director of the Burnet Institute, a not-for-profit organization, which aims to improve health in poor and vulnerable communities in Australia and internationally through research, education and public health.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with First Class Honors, a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Diploma of Modern Languages in French from the University of Melbourne.

Sergey Kelbakh Chairman Russian Highways State Company
Sergey Kelbakh Chairman
Russian Highways State Company

Mr. Kelbakh assumed the office of Chairman of the Russian Highways State Company in 2011. In addition, he is Senior Deputy to the Superintendent of the Government–Private Sector Partnership Department and Professor at the Finance University under the government of the Russian Federation.

For his personal achievements in the field of government administration, professionalism, and conscientious service, Mr. Kelbakh has been presented with the In Remembrance of the 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg Medal; the Builder of St. Petersburg Award, 3rd Class; the In Remembrance of the 200th Anniversary of the Office of Maritime and Land Communication Anniversary Award; the 200th Anniversary of the Interior Forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Anniversary Award; the Honorary Gratitude from the Voronezh Region Award, presented by the government of the Voronezh Region; the A. A. Nikolaev Medal, the 20th Anniversary of the Federal Council Medal; and the Order of Sergei Radonezhsky, 3rd Class, presented by the Russian Orthodox Church.

Mr. Kelbakh graduated from the Leningrad Civil Engineering Institute and earned a master’s degree in management from the Russo-German Higher School of Management of the Academy of National Economy. He is a doctoral candidate in economics.

Shaun Kenny President, Asia Pacific Bechtel Group
Shaun Kenny President, Asia Pacific
Bechtel Group

Shaun leads Bechtel’s Infrastructure business in Asia Pacific and in addition serves as the corporate Regional President for Asia Pacific. Shaun is a Senior Vice President of Bechtel Corporation Inc.

Shaun began his Bechtel career in 1997, as a construction engineer on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. Since then he has served in construction and project management roles in UK, Chile and Australia in Bechtel’s water, rail and mining businesses.

In his most recent role as President of M&M, a position he held from 2013 to 2016 Shaun led the M&M (Mining & Metals) team to improve safety performance, deliver a series of milestone projects and restructure its operations to win new work in particularly tough market conditions.

Before Shaun joined Bechtel, he worked as an engineer for the Balfour Beatty Group of Companies in the United Kingdom, including on the Heathrow Express Rail Link in the late ‘90s.

Shaun is a chartered Civil Engineer in the United Kingdom, a Fellow of Engineers Australia, a registered Engineer in Australia and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from Liverpool Polytechnic.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing and watching football (soccer) and spending time with his family. 

Clive Kerner Chief Executive Officer Clifford Capital
Clive Kerner Chief Executive Officer
Clifford Capital

Clive Kerner has been Chief Executive Officer of Clifford Capital since its inception in 2012. He has 30 years of emerging markets finance experience and a proven track record as a CEO of start-up financial institutions. Before joining Clifford Capital, he was CEO of Linq Asia Capital AG, a finance company focused on high yield and mezzanine credit investing in South East Asia. Prior to this, he worked in a prominent Asian family office in Singapore and Jakarta. He previously spent 20 years in investment banking with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (“DrKW”), with a focus on project and structured finance in the power, utilities, infrastructure and resources sectors, primarily in Asia, where he was based in Singapore with other postings in Kuala Lumpur and London. He was latterly Head of DrKW’s Asian Utilities and Infrastructure business in Singapore. Mr Kerner is also a non-executive Director of Singapore LNG Corporation Pte. Ltd., Changi Airports International Pte. Ltd., Pierfront Capital Fund Management Pte. Ltd. and Pierfront Capital Mezzanine Fund Pte. Ltd. respectively. 

 

 

Brad Knight President and COO Katerra
Brad Knight President and COO
Katerra

In his role at the helm of Kattera, Mr. Knight draws on 30 years of hands-on experience in operations, engineering, and supply chain management. He has held executive management or board positions at Flextronics and Kymeta and served as CEO, Director, and Executive Consultant for 1-800 Contacts, Erickson Retirement Communities, Retirement Living TV, and Sandisk. He has managed operations projects within Asia, North America, and South America.

Mr. Knight has been instrumental in developing start-up infrastructure, contract negotiations, marketing, equipment selection and installation, MRP implementation, financial planning, and staffing for customer service, product management, manufacturing, and logistics. His unique vision, broad strategic thinking, and pragmatic managerial approach have been instrumental in his success with numerous start-ups and turnaround situations.

He has been recognized by Cable World magazine for creating “One of the Top Ten Places to Work.” He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and served in the US Army Infantry as a drill instructor and master trainer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology.

Bernd Kordes Member of the Executive Board International Federation of Consulting Engineering Associations
Bernd Kordes Member of the Executive Board
International Federation of Consulting Engineering Associations

Dr. Bernd Kordes holds a Master Degree in Civil Engineering and a Ph.D. in Sanitary Engineering, both  from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He has more than 30 years of experience in the consulting engineering industry of which more than 25 years in the position of CEO or Executive Board Member in international engineering firms, namely GKW Group (Germany), Pöyry (Finland) and Lahmeyer Group (Germany).

After ending his career as CEO of Lahmeyer Group in November 2016 he continues to work as a management consultant in the consulting engineering industry, mainly focusing on Mergers & Acquisitions. Since 2015 he is a member of the Executive Board of FIDIC – the International Federation of Consulting Engineering Associations, based in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Kow Juan Tiang Group Director, Environment and Infrastructure Solutions Group International Enterprise (IE) Singapore
Juan Tiang Kow Group Director, Environment and Infrastructure Solutions Group
International Enterprise (IE) Singapore

Mr. Kow is Group Director of International Enterprise (IE) Singapore’s Environment and Infrastructure Solutions Group. IE Singapore, the government agency driving Singapore’s external economy, spearheads the overseas growth of Singapore-based enterprises and promotes international trade. The agency also has a global network in more than 35 locations, with a presence in many emerging markets.

In his current position, Mr. Kow serves Singapore-based companies from the environment and infrastructure solutions industries by helping them venture into strategic high-growth markets such as China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Middle East. He focuses on water and waste management, energy, and other sectors. He also champions the export of urban solutions to markets currently undergoing a high degree of urbanization.

Uwe Krueger Chief Executive Officer Atkins Global
Uwe Krueger Chief Executive Officer
Atkins Global

Prof Dr Uwe Krueger has been chief executive officer of Atkins since August 2011. He is a physicist who graduated from the University of Frankfurt with a PhD in complex system theory. He also studied at Columbia University (New York), the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) and at Harvard (Boston). Mr Krueger has spent the majority of his career leading engineering and consulting organisations globally.

He began his career at A T Kearney, followed by leadership positions at Hochtief AG in central and eastern Europe and at Turner International in Dallas, USA. More recently he was chief executive officer of Swiss company, Oerlikon. He joined Atkins from Texas Pacific Group and Cleantech Switzerland. He is currently on the Board of Aggreko plc (Glasgow, United Kingdom), ONTEX S.A. (Aalst, Belgium), SUSI Partners (Zurich, Switzerland) and the Swiss Nuclear Commission (Zurich, Switzerland). As an honorary professor of physics, he lectures at the University of Frankfurt/Germany. 

Andres Kuhlmann Chief Executive Officer Transelec
Andres Kuhlmann Chief Executive Officer
Transelec

Since March 1st 2007, Andrés Kuhlmann Jahn is CEO of Transelec S.A., the leading power transmission company in Chile. From 2001 to 2007, Kuhlmann was the CEO of Siemens in Chile. Previously, from 1997 to 2001, he was the CEO of Electroandina S.A. (controlled by GDF Suez and Codelco), a leading company in the production and commercialization of electric energy in Chile. He was also Commercial and Operations Manager at EDEGEL (controlled by Endesa), an electric generation company in Peru, for two years ending in 1996. Kuhlmann is a graduate in civil and industrial engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He is also active in the community. From March 2006 to March 2008, he chaired the ChileanGerman Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Currently, he sits on the boards of Corporación Chileno-Alemana de Beneficencia (Chilean-German Welfare Corporation) and chairs the ChileCanada Chamber of Commerce. Kuhlmann is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Engineering School of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. 

Pilhoon Lee Chief Executive Officer Posco A&C
Olivier LeGrand Senior Partner McKinsey & Company
Olivier LeGrand Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company

Olivier leads McKinsey & Company's office in Perth. He has extensive experience in large-scale operational transformations across industries, including upstream and downstream steel and aluminum, energy generation, automotive, consumer goods, and mining.

He also has deep expertise in capital productivity across industries, specifically in lean construction, commissioning, ramp-up, and business-case, concept, and design optimisation.

Since joining McKinsey in 1996, Olivier has worked in Western Europe, North America, Russia, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia.

Olivier developed or codeveloped some of McKinsey's reference material on capital productivity, including lean design and ramp-up of major greenfield projects, and he coauthored the book, CAPEX Excellence: Optimizing Fixed Asset Investments, released July 2009.

Lincoln Leong Chief Executive Officer MTR Corporation
Lincoln Leong Chief Executive Officer
MTR Corporation

Mr. Leong has been the CEO and a member of the board of directors of MTR since March 2015 and a member of the Executive Directorate since 2002. He joined the company in 2002 as the Finance Director and was retitled Finance and Business Development Director in 2008. He was appointed Deputy CEO in 2012 and Acting CEO two years later. As CEO, Mr. Leong is responsible for the company’s overall performance in and outside of Hong Kong. Before joining MTR, he worked in the accountancy and investment-banking industries in Hong Kong, London, and Vancouver. He obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Cambridge and later qualified as a chartered accountant in England and Canada.

Joaquim Levy Chief Financial Officer The World Bank Group
Joaquim Levy Chief Financial Officer
The World Bank Group

As Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer, Joaquim Levy is responsible for the financial and risk management strategies of the World Bank Group and for the institutions that make up the Group. This includes development of new, innovative financial products and services, oversight of the financial reporting, risk management, and mobilization of financial resources in alignment with the Group’s strategy.

Mr. Levy joined the World Bank Group in February 2016. Previously, he served as the Minister of Finance for the Federal Republic of Brazil, working with the president and government in reforming the world's fifth largest economy.

From 2010 to 2014, Levy was CEO of Bradesco Asset Management S.A. Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários, division of Banco Bradesco S.A., Brazil's second-largest private bank group, handling a portfolio of more than $130 billion.

Mr. Levy holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago (1992); a master's in economics from Getúlio Vargas Foundation (1987); and graduated in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Liew Mun Leong Chairman Changi Airport Group
Mun Leong Liew Chairman
Changi Airport Group

Mr. Liew has spent 22 years in public service, developing Singapore's Changi Airport and military airports and establishments. He also served as President of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) in the late 1990s. In the private sector, he has another 24 years of experience leading ten publicly listed companies investing in and developing real estate in Asia, the Middle East, the United Kingdom, and Europe. In 2000, he was the founding Group President and CEO of CapitaLand Limited, a publicly listed real estate company, which under his watch until 2012 became one of the largest real estate groups in Asia.

He currently chairs the Changi Airport Group, which is responsible for the operation and development of Changi Airport, and Surbana Jurong Group, a large consultancy group in urban and infrastructure development. He is a Senior International Business Advisor appointed by Temasek to advise the group on long-term real estate investments in London, New York, and Tokyo.

Mr. Liew sits on the boards of Singapore Exchange, Singapore China Foundation, NUS Business School, and the Chinese Development Assistance Council. He also chairs Temasek Foundation Nurtures CLG. He is Provost’s Chair Professor (Practice) (pro bono) at the National University of Singapore Business School, Faculty of Engineering, and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

Diaan-Yi Lin Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company; Co-Chair, Global Infrastructure Initiative
Diaan-Yi Lin Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company;
Co-Chair, Global Infrastructure Initiative

Diaan-Yi is managing partner of McKinsey & Company's Singapore office and a leader in the Public Sector, Private Equity, and Capital Projects & Infrastructure Practices in Asia. She also helps direct McKinsey's work with sovereign wealth funds in the region. A Malaysian citizen currently based in Singapore, she has worked extensively with government entities and government-linked companies in Asia, particularly on the design and implementation of large-scale programs to drive performance transformation and economic development. She also specializes in setting up efficient and effective public-private partnerships.

Diaan-Yi is an expert in building alignment among multiple government entities. Examples of her recent projects include advising an Asian government on detailed implementation plans to transform its pre-primary school system, supporting a public-sector institution on a major portfolio-management effort, and helping develop a public-private partnership to increase employability among students and graduates. In addition to her public-sector work, she has served clients in many industries—including financial services, telecommunications, logistics, energy, and retail—on a range of issues such as strategy, corporate governance, and corporate finance.

Before joining McKinsey in 2002, Diaan-Yi worked as an investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York and London. She was a core member of the equity private placements group, responsible for securing mandates, marketing transactions to potential investors, and structuring and pricing equity transactions for companies that required growth capital.

Liu Xianxing Managing Director Sinohydro
Abhishek Lodha Managing Director Lodha Developers
Abhishek Lodha Managing Director
Lodha Developers

Mr. Abhishek Lodha has been associated with the Lodha Group for the last thirteen years, and currently serves as Managing Director of the company. Prior to this, he worked on advising Fortune 500 Companies to Business Strategy as a consultant with McKinsey & Company (in Atlanta, USA).

Abhishek Lodha has been instrumental in establishing a company that exceeds the expectations of the customer and builds a better life for them. He has a focus on creating a process-oriented organization to enable top professionals to be at the helm of decision-making within the group.

Under this leadership, Lodha Group has ranked as one of India’s ‘Best Companies to Work For’ by Great Places to Work® – for four years in a row since 2011. In a short span of time, he has been a recipient of multiple prestigious academic and other honors, including:

  • Leaders of Indian Infrastructure and Construction, Economic Times, 2009
  • Top 50 Young Marwaris, Times of India Group, 2008
  • President’s Award for highest GPA amongst the graduating class at Georgia Institute of Technology, August 2000
  • Henry Ford II Scholar Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, June 2000
  • Recipient, Inaugural Honors Recognition Program, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Member, Deans List, Georgia Institute of Technology, Fall’97 – Summer’01
  • Recipient, Faculty Honors, Georgia Institute of Technology, Fall’97 – Summer’01

Apart from his academic achievements, he has held important posts while at the University, which include being President, India Club of Georgia Tech from 1999 – 2000 and Board Member, Child Relief and You - Georgia Tech chapter from 1998 – 2000.

Brendan Lyon Chief Executive Officer Infrastructure Partnerships Australia
Brendan Lyon Chief Executive Officer
Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

Mr. Lyon is the CEO of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA), the peak infrastructure policy partnership between Australia’s commonwealth and state governments and its business sector.

Joining IPA upon its formation a decade ago, Brendan initially led the policy and research team before being appointed CEO in early 2008. Through strong, evidence-based public policy, good research, and strong relationships across the business, media, and government sectors, IPA has developed into a respected and trusted voice on economic and social infrastructure policy.

Mr. Lyon serves on a range of boards, committees, and government inquiries; is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; and holds a master of business administration degree. In 2013, he was appointed an Honorary Associate Professor at the Sydney Business School

M.R. Jaishankar Chairman & Managing Director Brigade Group
Jaishankar M.R. Chairman & Managing Director
Brigade Group

Mr. Jaishankar is the Chairman and Managing Director of Brigade Group, which he established in 1986. Under his leadership, Brigade has grown from a small private enterprise to a diverse multidomain, multicity public limited company and a recognized leader in the field of property development. Its portfolio covers projects in all domains of property development—residential, office, retail, hospitality, and education, as well as property-management services.

Mr. Jaishankar has served as the president of Credai-Karnataka and of Rotary Bangalore Midtown. He was a director on the board of Public Affairs Centre, a leading nongovernmental organization in Bangalore. He has been recognized by Economic Times ACETECH as an outstanding professional in the field of construction and architecture and has received the Senior Builder Award from the Bangalore and Mysore chapters of the Builders Association of India.

Ma Yi he Chief Executive Officer Winsun 3D Printing
Laurie Mahon Managing Director CIBC
Laurie Mahon Managing Director
CIBC

At CIBC, Ms. Mahon is responsible for all infrastructure-finance activities globally. She has had a multifaceted career as a banker, public-sector manager, infrastructure executive, consultant, and developer focusing on the development and financing of large infrastructure projects around the globe. Before joining CIBC, Ms. Mahon was a senior expert in the infrastructure practice of a well-known consulting firm. Previously, she spent 12 years as an independent adviser, helping numerous public and private entities develop transportation projects in China, Latin America, the United Kingdom, and the United States. She also worked on Wall Street as an investment banker serving the infrastructure markets in the United States and abroad, concentrating on Latin America and the emerging markets and as a municipal banker.

Before entering the field of banking, Ms. Mahon spent five years at New Jersey Transit, where she held positions in planning and policy until becoming Deputy Chief Financial Officer. While there, she executed several innovative public-private financing structures. Ms. Mahon holds a master’s degree in urban planning from Harvard University.

Thomas Maier Managing Director, Infrastructure European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Thomas Maier Managing Director, Infrastructure
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Thomas Maier is the Managing Director, Infrastructure, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London. In this role, he oversees infrastructure investments across the whole EBRD region. He also represents EBRD on a number of investee company boards.

Thomas Maier is actively involved in the work of the World Economic Forum (WEF). He has served as Chair of the WEF Global Infrastructure Council during 2012-2016.

Mr Maier joined the EBRD in 1993 as Senior Project Manager and then Senior Banker in the Romania, Moldova, Croatia, Ukraine country team. In 1999, he became Deputy Director and in 2001, Director of the Municipal and Environmental Infrastructure Team.

Prior to the EBRD, Mr Maier was with NatWest Markets, working on acquisitions, management buy-outs and highly leveraged transactions in the UK and Western Europe. He has a Degree in Public Management and a Masters in Development Economics.

Emma Sri Martini President Director PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur
Emma Sri Martini President Director
PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur

Ms. Emma Sri Martini has served as President Director since the establishment of the Company in February 2009 pursuant to the Minister of Finance Decree No. 42/KMK.06/2009 dated 23 February 2009.

As the Company’s President Director, she is in charge of overseeing the overall operation of the Company, including the development of the Company’s long term strategy, and ensuring strict compliance to good corporate governance practices in all of the Company’s operations. Since her appointment, she has been actively involved in supporting Indonesia’s infrastructure development, among others as speakers and panelists in various domestic and international infrastructure forums.

Previously, she was Director of Finance and Support at PT Perusahaan Pengelola Aset (Persero) (2004-2009), Commissioner at PT Trans Pacific Petrochemical Indotama (2004-2009), Senior Vice President (2002-2004) and Assistance Vice President – Group Head (1998-2001) of the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) and PT Kustodian Depositori Efek Indonesia/Indonesian Clearing and Depository System (1993-1998).

She earned her Bachelor Degree’s in Informatics from Bandung Institute of Technology in 1993 and attended the Infrastructure in a Market Economy program at the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education in 2011.

John McCarthy Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Global Head of Infrastructure
John McCarthy Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Global Head of Infrastructure

John McCarthy is Global Head of Infrastructure, Real Estate and Infrastructure Department. He is responsible, in collaboration with senior management, for developing and implementing investment strategy for the Infrastructure Division and overseeing all day-to-day activities of the Infrastructure team. This includes managing ADIA’s existing portfolio of infrastructure investments, as well as working with team members to originate and execute on new transactions.

With over 20 years of experience in the infrastructure sector, John joined ADIA from Deutsche Bank where he was Managing Director and Global Head of RREEF Infrastructure since 2005. Prior to that, he served as Global Head of Infrastructure Capital & Structured Capital Markets at ABN AMRO Bank. John began his career in the infrastructure sector in 1990 at BZW in Australia, where he ultimately rose to the rank of Head of Infrastructure.

John holds a Post-Graduate degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Nick Merritt Partner Norton Rose Fulbright
Nick Merritt Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright

Mr Merritt is the Global Head of Infrastructure at leading international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright.  Based in Asia for the last 16 years he has advised on many of the most complex infrastructure projects to be developed in the region including the award winning SportsHub PPP Project in Singapore, the world’s largest Sport and Leisure infrastructure PPP.  He also headed the team advising last year on the development of the Global Infrastructure Hub’s online annotated risk matrix covering 13 industry sectors which has since been translated into Spanish and Chinese. Mr Merritt is currently leading the firm’s initiative, ‘Future Ready: Sustainable Cities’ which is promoting the mobilisation of capital into infrastructure along with the products and risk mitigants needed to support that investment.  This forward looking programme is designed to help clients understand the role they can play in the future development of sustainable built environments.

Kiyoshi Nishimura Chief Executive Officer Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility
Kiyoshi Nishimura Chief Executive Officer
Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility

Kiyoshi Nishimura is CEO of the Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (CGIF) and has started up this new multilateral guarantee facility which was established in November 2010 by ASEAN+3 countries and ADB to support development of local currency bond markets in the region. He has extensive experience in development banking and international finance and held senior positions at various multilateral/bilateral institutions such as European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Export-Import Bank of Japan and the International Monetary Fund before joining CGIF. CGIF is a key component of the Asian Bond Markets Initiative (ABMI) of the ASEAN+3 cooperation. 

Allard Nooy Chief Executive Officer InfraCo Asia Development
Allard Nooy Chief Executive Officer
InfraCo Asia Development

Allard Nooy has been responsible for InfraCo Asia’s strategic transformation process, leads the Executive Management Team which is overall accountable for InfraCo Asia’s infrastructure developments and investments and reports to InfraCo Asia’s Board of Directors.

InfraCo Asia is a commercially managed, publically financed infrastructure development and investment company headquartered in Singapore that funds early stage, high-risk infrastructure development activities by taking an equity stake in commercially viable infrastructure projects that contribute to economic growth and social development in 12 countries in South and South-East Asia.

Allard has over 25 years of strategic executive leadership experience in emerging markets and has successfully led and acquired infrastructure, energy and environmental companies throughout Asia. Previous roles include CEO Jindal Aquasource and Ecopolis in India; President Asia-Pacific with Covanta Energy Corporation, in Shanghai, China; Regional Director Greater China at Thames Water International, in Hong Kong SAR; and General Manager of Vermeer - Ballast Nedam, while based in Vietnam. 

Vahid Ownjazayeri Chief Growth Officer AECOM
Vahid Ownjazayeri Chief Growth Officer
AECOM

Mr. Ownjazayeri is President of Global Civil and Infrastructure for AECOM Technology, a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support-services firm with a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water, and government. With nearly 100,000 employees—including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists, and management and construction-services professionals—the company serves clients in more than 150 countries. Mr. Ownjazayeri is responsible for the overall strategic direction, growth, and performance of AECOM’s Global, Civil and Infrastructure, encompassing the transportation, water, and program-management business lines. Prior to rejoining AECOM, Mr. Ownjazayeri served as Executive Vice President of Environmental and Infrastructure and as President of the Commercial, State and Local Division for the Shaw Group. With more than 30 years of experience in the development, design, and management of complex transportation projects, Mr. Ownjazayeri has been a global leader in project development in the United States, Canada, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. Mr. Ownjazayeri is a registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts.

Edward Pallesen Head – Infrastructure Investment Group Goldman Sachs
Edward Pallesen Head – Infrastructure Investment Group
Goldman Sachs

Mr. Pallesen is head of the Infrastructure Investment Group for the Americas within the Merchant Banking Division (MBD) of Goldman Sachs. He serves as a member of the Infrastructure Investment Committee. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1999 as an associate in the Communications, Media, and Entertainment Group, which was reorganized in 2002 as the TMT Group. He then moved to the Principal Investment Area in MBD and was named managing director in 2007. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a judicial law clerk at the US Supreme Court.

Mr. Pallesen is a member of the board of directors of the Henry Street Settlement, a trustee of the University of Nebraska Foundation, and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Paul Engler Institute for Agricultural Entrepreneurship. He holds a JD from Harvard Law School and an MPhil and DPhil from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Robert Palter Senior Partner McKinsey & Company
Robert Palter Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company

Robert co-leads McKinsey & Compay's Capital Projects & Infrastructure Practice. He also holds leadership positions in the Private Equity and Electric Power & Natural Gas Practices. Based in Toronto, Robert won recognition as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40, an award presented to citizens who are outstanding leaders in their chosen fields.

Robert works with investors looking to participate in infrastructure assets, either directly or through public-private partnerships. He has extensive experience with energy and transit assets, in particular. Among Robert’s clients are pension funds, private equity funds, and corporations. His recent projects have involved:

  • Working with one of the fastest-growing pension funds in Canada to design  infrastructure, buyout, venture capital, secondary market, and real estate strategies
  • Advising a global energy infrastructure company on investment opportunities in natural gas, electric, and petroleum infrastructure assets
  • Establishing a public-private partnership for a North American nuclear power plant
  • Supporting a leading alternative asset manager as it designed a global infrastructure strategy
  • Working with a global energy company to develop a comprehensive infrastructure strategy that addresses opportunities in ports, toll roads, airports, and asset management
  • Helping a national government design the strategy and organizational structure for a public-private partnership program in North America and Southeast Asia.

He serves on the board of the Munk School of Global Affairs and the United Jewish Appeal of Toronto, where he sits on the governance, human resources, and audit committees.

Joseph Pangalila President Director & CEO PT. Tripatra Engineers and Constructors
Joseph Pangalila President Director & CEO
PT. Tripatra Engineers and Constructors

Mr. Pangalila currently serves as President Director & CEO of PT Tripatra Engineers and Constructors and PT Tripatra Engineering, where he previously served as a Director. He started his career with Tripatra after earning a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology. He also holds a master of business administration degree from the University of Indonesia.

Mr. Pangalila currently serves on the board of experts of the Institution of Engineers Indonesia (PII) and board of directors of Indonesia Services Dialogue (ISD). He chairs the board of Indonesian EPC Association (GAPENRI) and the Rules and Regulation Committee of the Indonesian Contractors Association (AKI). He also is head of the Permanent Committee for Supporting Industries in Oil and Gas (KADIN).

Dmitry Pankin Chairman of the Management Board Eurasian Development Bank
Dmitry Pankin Chairman of the Management Board
Eurasian Development Bank

Mr. Pankin was appointed chairman of the management board of the European Development Bank in 2015, following two years of service as the head of the Federal Financial Markets Service and two years as Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation. Prior to that, he worked as Deputy Director and then Director of the Department for International Financial Relations, Public Debt and Public Financial Assets at the Russian Ministry of Finance. Mr. Pankin also has chaired the board of the St. Petersburg Bank for Reconstruction and Development and headed a department at RAO UES, an electric-power holding company in Russia.

A graduate of the Political Economy Department of the Leningrad State University, where he is a candidate of economics, Mr. Pankin also completed professional-development courses at Bocconi University in Milan and the City University Business School in London.

Ashay Prabhu Chief Executive Officer Assetic
Ashay Prabhu Chief Executive Officer
Assetic

Ashay is an Assetic co-founder with over 20 years’ experience in strategic asset management. He has led the development of condition algorithms, valuation profiles and prediction analytics, and is passionate about applying this science to close the global infrastructure renewal gap. Ashay has a Directorship at the Asia Pacific Institute of Asset Management, is an adjunct professor of Strategic Asset Management at Bond University, a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), and is a chartered professional member of the Institution of Engineers Australia.

Gianluca Racana Director Zaha Hadid Architects
Gianluca Racana Director
Zaha Hadid Architects

Mr. Racana is Director of Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), one of the world’s leading practices in the field of architecture and urban design. He joined ZHA in 2000 to lead the MAXXI Contemporary Arts Centre project in Rome, receiver of the RIBA Sterling Prize in 2010, and became Director in 2013.

Mr. Racana has over 18 years of experience in leading international multidisciplinary teams in the planning and implementation of complex urban planning, infrastructure, and real estate projects in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East, and is highly versed in both the design and the financial drivers of infrastructure and large urban projects. He currently is overseeing a range of key projects including the Citylife mixed-use development in Milan and the new iconic rail station at King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh. He holds a master’s degree in architecture and urbanism from the Architectural Association London and an MBA from the Imperial College Business School.

Pete Rahn Secretary of Transportation State of Maryland
Pete Rahn Secretary of Transportation
State of Maryland

Mr. Rahn, who was appointed Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) by Governor Larry Hogan in January 2015, is the first person to have led transportation departments in three states. As Maryland’s Transportation Secretary, he oversees a $4.9 billion annual budget and leads 11,037 employees. MDOT has direct supervision of all aspects of transportation, including the state’s highway, transit, and rail networks; toll facilities; motor vehicles; Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport; and the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore.

Prior to his appointment in Maryland, Mr. Rahn held government posts as Chairman of the New Mexico State Transportation Commission, Director of the Missouri Department of Transportation, and Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department. Mr. Rahn has managed billions of dollars in multimodal transportation investments to create jobs and enhance economic development, while focusing on innovation, teamwork, accountability, and enhanced communication. In the private sector, he worked for the Kansas City, Missouri–based HNTB engineering firm.

At the national level, Mr. Rahn has served as president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and is a member of AASHTO’s board of directors. He also served on the executive committee of the Transportation Research Board and is vice president of the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials.  Mr. Rahn has received numerous national awards.

Cesar Ramirez Martinell Chairman Barcelona Housing Systems
Cesar Ramirez Martinell Chairman
Barcelona Housing Systems

Grandson of the founder of CM&A, direct disciple of Antonio Gaudí, is nowadays the Chairman and CEO of the firm. At the age of 16 he joined the firm as an apprentice, and during his carrier has participated in a large number of residential and planning projects.

He graduated in the Barcelona School of Architecture and attended UC Berkeley for Landscape and Environmental Studies in 1983.

During his stay in UC Berkeley he was in close contact with Professor Violich. In New York he collaborated with the prestigious studio WC&A, internationally known for his work in Luxury Retail.

At the age of 26 he established his first company, Back Pack International, and shortly after he chaired AIJEC, member of EO.

Mr. Martinell is member of the board of several other companies related with construction and engineering and had the opportunity to participate in the large scale projects developed and Spain in the late 90st such as the MACBA from Richard Meier, the Olympic Village of Barcelona and the Opera House. He has also participated at the construction The Bilbao Guggenheim Museum of Frank Ghery and La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias de Valencia from Calatrava.

In addition, in 2006 CM&A established the spin-off named Barcelona Housing Systems, a company focused on building industrialized large scale high quality integral communities that are affordable, environmentally and socially sustainable.

Carlo Ratti Senseable City Lab Director
Carlo Ratti Senseable City Lab
Director

An architect and engineer by training, Professor Carlo Ratti teaches at MIT, where he directs the Senseable City Lab. He is also a founding partner of the international design and innovation office Carlo Ratti Associati. His work has been exhibited in several venues worldwide, including the Venice Biennale, New York’s MoMA, London’s Science Museum, and Barcelona’s Design Museum. Two of his projects – the Digital Water Pavilion and the Copenhagen Wheel – were hailed by Time Magazine as ‘Best Inventions of the Year’. He has been included in Blueprint Magazine’s ‘25 People who will Change the World of Design’ and in Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List: 50 people who will change the world’. He was curator for the Future Food District at Expo Milano 2015, and is currently serving as co-chair of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on the Future of Cities and Urbanization.

Krishna Reddy Chief Capital Officer Transnet SOC
Krishna Reddy Chief Capital Officer
Transnet SOC

Mr. Krishna Reddy is the Chief Capital Officer of Transnet SOC Limited and is a member of the Group Leadership Team. Transnet is a South Africa’s State-owned freight transportation and logistics company and is the custodian of the country's rail, ports and pipeline networks Mr. Reddy leads the planning and execution of Transnet’s capital expenditure programme estimated to be in excess of $22 billion over a period of seven years. In executing his role, Mr. Reddy oversee, amongst others, the following areas of excellence; Capital Planning and Advisory Services, Programme Management, Engineering and Design Services, and Project Management. Mr. Reddy is a Professional Engineer in the Civil Engineering discipline and also holds a BCom Degree specializing in Logistics. He held various positions within Transnet prior the current role and was able to acquire extensive knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Long term planning (30 year) of port, rail and pipeline infrastructure for South Africa
  • Leadership of EPCM business division, implementation of turnaround strategies, change management & transformation
  • Capacity planning of Ports, Rail & Pipeline Networks, integrated supply chains, innovation interventions
  • Planning and Project Management of mega scale rail, port and pipeline infrastructure capital projects
  • Programme Management of strategy implementation and benefit realization on capacity expansion programmes
  • Design and execution of governance tools, systems, processes for entire life cycle of projects and programmes
  • Strategic government and private sector stakeholder alignment, co-ordination and planning integration
David Richter Chief Executive Officer Hill International
David Richter Chief Executive Officer
Hill International

Mr. Richter is CEO of Hill International, whose 4,300 professionals in 100 offices worldwide provide program management, project management, construction management, and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy, and industrial markets. Hill was recently named by Engineering News-Record magazine as the eighth-largest construction management firm headquartered in the United States. Prior to his current position, Mr. Richter served Hill as President and COO, President of Hill’s Project Management Group, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, and Vice President and General Counsel. Before joining Hill, he was an attorney with the New York City law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

Mr. Richter is a fellow of both the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and the Chartered Institute of Building. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, the Construction Industry Round Table, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is a member of the board of directors of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the board of the CMAA. Along with bachelor’s degrees in management and civil engineering, he earned a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master of science in major program management from the University of Oxford.

Amit Rikhy President & CEO CCR USA
Amit Rikhy President & CEO
CCR USA

During an airport investment and management career spanning 25 years, Mr. Rikhy has worked on more than 50 airport public-private partnership transactions globally. Currently, he is President and CEO of CCR USA, a division of CCR Group that was formed to further the investment, development, and management capabilities of CCR Group. Prior to joining CCR, Amit was founder and CEO of Sigma Infrastructure Partners and Senior Vice President of Business Development and Asset Management at ADC & HAS Airports Worldwide (now Airports Worldwide), where he was responsible for leading and executing the company’s asset-management, business-development, and acquisition efforts for a portfolio of 11 airports. While at Airports Worldwide, Amit served as Chairman of TBI US Operations, a portfolio of management and lease contracts at six US airports. His experience also includes serving in senior management positions and leading airport transactions globally for Vantage Airport Group and Airport Group International.

Mr. Rikhy has served as a board director for airports in Europe and Latin America. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from University of Virginia and a master's degree in business from Johns Hopkins University.

Mark Romoff President & CEO The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
Mark Romoff President & CEO
The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships

Mr. Romoff heads the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP), whose mission is to promote innovative approaches to infrastructure development and service delivery through public-private partnerships with all levels of government. Previously, he was founding President and CEO of the Ontario Centres of Excellence, Canada’s leading innovation, technology-commercialization, and entrepreneurship-development organization. Over his 25-year career with the government of Canada, he served as Executive Director in the Department of Industry and as a senior diplomat in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, serving in Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, and the United States.

Mr. Romoff is a member of the board of directors of the Central Canadian Public Television Association (PBS-WNED), the Empire Club of Canada, and the i-CANADA Governors Council. He also serves on the World Economic Forum’s Strategic Infrastructure Initiative Advisory Committee and is Vice Chair of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Team of Specialists on Public-Private Partnerships Governing Council.

Mr. Romoff earned a master’s degree in applied science from the University of Waterloo. He is a graduate of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives Program and the Directors Education Program of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors, and he holds the ICD.D (Certified Director) designation. Mark is also a recipient of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Bruno Roy Chief Financial Officer WSP Global
Michael Sabia President & CEO Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Michael Sabia President & CEO
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Michael Sabia has been President and CEO of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec since March 2009. CDPQ is a long-term institutional investor that manages funds primarily for public and parapublic pension and insurance plans. As at June 30, 2016, it held CA$254.9 billion in net assets.

Prior to joining CDPQ, from 2002 to 2008, Mr. Sabia was President and CEO of BCE, Canada’s largest telecommunications company. From 1999 to 2002, he was successively CEO of Bell Canada International and Executive Vice-President and COO of BCE.

From 1993 to 1999, he was CFO of CN where he was a key architect of the company’s turnaround and its successful privatization. During the previous decade, he led senior positions in the Department of Finance and the Privy Council Office of the Government of Canada.

Mr. Sabia was educated in economics and politics at the University of Toronto and at Yale University.

Handry Satriago Chief Executive Officer GE Indonesia
Handry Satriago Chief Executive Officer
GE Indonesia

Handry was born in Pekanbaru, Indonesia June 13, 1969.  He graduated as a Bioindustrial Engineer from Bogor Agricultural University, and got his Master’s Degree (Cum Laude) from IPMI and MBA from Monash University. Handry holds PhD degree in Strategic Management from University of Indonesia with the dissertation in the followership study. Handry also joined several executive educations, including at Harvard Business School.

He joined GE in 1997 as Business Development Manager in GE International, after several years working on local companies.  He had several roles within GE businesses such as General Manager for Industrial Lighting, Asia Regional Black Belt Six Sigma Quality, and Director of Power Generation for Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Philippines.  Starting July 2010, he was promoted as the CEO of GE Indonesia. 

Handry loves education and volunteerism activities. He spends his spare time to do sharing with the students and youth communities. Handry wrote two national best-selling books, #sharing and #sharing2.  Handry received several awards from local and international institution for his activities on developing future leaders and business management.  He is a member of Advisory Board for several organizations, universities, and corporate universities. He married Dinar Sambodja and they have twin daughters. Handry enjoys reading, sports, and collecting traditional Balinese paintings.

Jordan Schwartz Head – Global Infrastructure Facility The World Bank Group
Jordan Schwartz Head – Global Infrastructure Facility
The World Bank Group

Besides heading the Global Infrastructure Facility, an open platform housed at the World Bank Group that is focused on the design, preparation, and financial structuring of complex infrastructure public-private partnerships (PPPs), Mr. Schwartz also is serving as the acting Director of the World Bank’s Singapore hub, a growing center of excellence focused on infrastructure finance and urban development. He has been working in economic development—primarily in the areas of infrastructure planning and finance, PPP design, and sustainable development—since 1991. In his prior capacity, Mr. Schwartz served as the World Bank’s manager for infrastructure policy and, previously, as lead infrastructure economist for the World Bank’s Latin America and Caribbean region and head of the economics unit of that region’s sustainable-development department.

Mr. Schwartz has led operations and advisory work in every sector of infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean, East Asia, the Pacific Islands, Central Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. Before joining the World Bank in 1998, he worked in management consulting, first at Booz Allen’s transport-strategy consulting group, and later as the senior manager for utility and infrastructure consulting at Deloitte Emerging Markets.

Goktug Seckiner Chief Strategy Officer Doğuş Construction and Trade
Goktug Seckiner Chief Strategy Officer
Doğuş Construction and Trade

Goktug Seckiner achieved his bachelor’s degree from the Department of Civil Engineering and his graduate degree from the Department of Water Resources Engineering, of Middle East Technical University. Later, he got his MBA degree from the University of Texas as well attended to a training program on “Infrastructure in a Market Economy” at Harvard University. Mr. SECKINER started to his professional life as a Design Engineer in Dolsar Engineering Turkey in 1995, served in Laing Management, Mutuals.com, C P & Y, and then joined Doğuş Construction and Trade Inc. as of 2002. Currently, Mr SEÇKİNER holds the “Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)” position. Also he is board member of Qatar, Oman and Sweden Business Council of Foreign Economic Relationship Council.    

Ilídio Serôdio Group President Profabril Consulplano Gestão
Omar Shahzad Group Chief Executive Officer Meinhardt Group
Omar Shahzad Group Chief Executive Officer
Meinhardt Group

As Group CEO, Mr. Shahzad manages over 4,300 employees across 45 offices and oversees the performance of all Meinhardt offices around the globe, including client management, expansion, and the diversification of the group’s international business.

He previously held the role of Deputy CEO and was also in charge of setting up the Water and Environmental Division and heading the Group’s Middle East and Africa business. Prior to joining Meinhardt, Mr. Shahzad had gained extensive experience in the financial-services industry as an investment banker and research analyst for two international banks in Singapore.

 

Bernard Sheahan Director of Infrastructure & Natural Resources International Finance Corporation
Bernard Sheahan Director of Infrastructure & Natural Resources
International Finance Corporation

As Director of Global Infrastructure and Natural Resources at IFC, the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector, Mr. Sheahan is responsible for IFC’s investments in power, transport, utilities, and extractive industries. He joined IFC in 1986 and previously served as Director of IFC’s Infrastructure Advisory Department and as IFC’s Director of Strategy. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard University.

Eva Skira Former Chairman Water Corporation of Western Australia
Eva Skira Former Chairman
Water Corporation of Western Australia

Eva Skira held positions as an economist and finance professional in corporate banking, institutional stockbroking, capital markets and derivatives. She joined the Commonwealth Bank and subsequently worked with BZW Australia, a stockbroking subsidiary of Barclays Bank. Her clients included major Australian and Asian institutions.

Eva is currently a non-executive director at ASX listed entities RCR Tomlinson Ltd and Macmahon Contractors Ltd. Eva is also Chairman of Trustees of St John of God Health Care and a member of the inaugural Board for the WA Parks Foundation. Eva is also Immediate Past Chairman of the Water Corporation of Western Australia.

Eva has also served as Chairman at Westscheme and oversaw the merger with AustralianSuper and the Forest Products Commission, Deputy Chairman at Metrobus (formerly Transperth), non-executive director of Doric Construction Group, Deputy Chancellor of Murdoch University and a Board Member of MDA National Insurance.

Born and schooled in Tasmania, Eva completed her 1st Class Honours Degree in Economic History at the University of New South Wales, and went on to achieve a distinction in her Masters of Business Administration, becoming Dux of her class at IMD International, an internationally ranked tier one business school based in Switzerland.

Fintan Slye Chief Executive EirGrid
Fintan Slye Chief Executive
EirGrid

Fintan Slye was appointed Chief Executive of EirGrid on 1 October, 2012. He had previously held the position of Director of Operations of EirGrid, in which he had responsibility for the operation of the power system in Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as for managing EirGrid and SONI’s programme of work to facilitate the integration of world-leading levels of renewables on the power system. Before his appointment to that position, Fintan worked for McKinsey & Co in their Dublin office, supporting companies across Ireland, UK and Europe. Prior to that, he held a number of project and management roles in ESB National Grid and ESB International. Fintan completed a Masters in Business Administration from UCD in 2001 and a Masters in Engineering Science in 1993. 

James Stamatis Chief Executive Officer Louis Berger
James Stamatis Chief Executive Officer
Louis Berger

In his current role as CEO of Louis Berger, Mr. Stamatis is responsible for the company’s growth and strategic direction. He most recently served as president of Louis Berger International, and prior to that led the company’s US operation. Stamatis joined the firm more than 25 years ago and has held a number of leadership roles, helping to develop and expand the firm’s US practice and serving in succeeding roles of responsibility from project manager and client manager to principal-in-charge for a range of complex infrastructure, facilities, and environmental projects. Mr. Stamatis is a licensed professional engineer and is active in several industry associations.

Elena Stepanova Head of Investment JSC Mosinzhproekt
Elena Stepanova Head of Investment
JSC Mosinzhproekt

Elena Stepanova – Russian economist, civil engineer and public figure. Born in Moscow. Elena has received her education in Russia, UK, Canada, France, Spain, Japan and Singapore. She has graduated with distinction in civil engineering from Moscow State University of Railway Engineering (MIIT) and attained a double MBA degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and Waseda University in Japan. Speaks fluent Russian, English, Spanish, conversational Japanese, basic French and Mandarin. Her career started as civil engineer in one of the leading property development companies in Russia – The Sawatzky Group of Companies, continued in business development of Singapore international consultancy firm – Jurong International, making a shift into real estate and infrastructure investment in 2012. Elena has received additional training from National University of Singapore in Real Estate Finance and from 2014 has undertaken Ph.D. research in National Research University “Higher School of Economics” in Moscow. Elena’s current permanent position is Head of Investment Department and Foreign Affairs at State Owned Enterprise of Moscow Government – JSC “Mosinzhproekt.”

Tang Xiuguo President Sany Group
Xiuguo Tang President
Sany Group

In July 1983, Mr.Tang graduated from Central South University, holding a bachelor degree in Metal Material Science. Now certified as Senior Engineer. For 8 consecutive years, awarded as “Excellent Contributor to SANY Group.” “Top 10 Excellent Private Companies of Hunan Province.” “National Excellent Entrepreneur.”

Councilor of “China Institute for Quality Excellence,” winning “Hunan Governor Quality Award 2013”.

As one of “Four Founders” of SANY Group, Mr. Tang Xiuguo took the office of Director and President in 2002 to date.

  • From 1997 to 2002, Executive General Manager of SANY Group
  • From 1992 to1997, Vice General Manager of SANY Group, Director of SANY Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.
  • From 1991 to 1992, co-founding and start-up of SANY Group Ltd.
  • From 1989 to 1991, co-founding and start-up of Hunan Lianyuan Special Welding Material Plant.
  • From 1986 to 1988, R&D of special welding materials

 

Hugh Thorneycroft Managing Partner Spencer Stuart
Hugh Thorneycroft Managing Partner
Spencer Stuart

Mr. Thorneycroft manages Spencer Stuart’s UK business and leads the firm’s Industrial Practice in London, along with co-leading the Infrastructure Practice worldwide. He conducts search assignments for general management and senior-level functional leadership roles for companies in the oil and gas, utilities, renewable energy, and infrastructure sectors.

Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Mr. Thorneycroft spent seven years with ICI Chemicals and Polymers, working in a series of sales and marketing roles. This was followed by a three-year assignment to ICI Australia (now Orica) in Melbourne, where he was business manager for the industrial markets business of the Orica Chemnet Division. After leaving Australia to study in Switzerland, Mr. Thorneycroft joined Marakon Associates, the strategy consultancy, for seven years, working for clients across Europe in multiple sectors. The assignments, grounded in “value-based management” disciplines, covered portfolio and business-unit strategy, business planning, performance management, channel management, shared services, investor relations and organization design.

Mr. Thorneycroft holds a BA in History from Durham University, UK and an MBA from IMD, the International Institute for Management Development, in Switzerland.

Louise Thurgood-Phillips Director Clearview
Louise Thurgood-Phillips Director
Clearview

Ms. Thurgood has more than 20 years of experience in complex, fast-growing global companies in the banking, finance, and infrastructure sectors. She has led or been a crucial member of diverse, critical teams in often-distressed, high-pressure corporate circumstances. Her extensive risk management experience extends across a wide range of industries, including infrastructure, agriculture, construction, renewable energy, mining, and consumables. She currently serves as a non-executive director of Clearview Life Nominees and Ultimate Soccer. She also is the chair of the Jewish Communal Appeal (JCA) Allocation Committee and JCA Executive Committee and was the President of Emanuel Synagogue.

Sean Tompkins Chief Executive Officer RICS
Sean Tompkins Chief Executive Officer
RICS

As CEO of RICS, Mr. Tompkins leads the world’s largest professional body covering land, real estate, construction, and infrastructure. RICS operates out of 30 offices around the world, and today over 100,000 people hold its professional qualifications. Mr. Tompkins has transformed RICS from a traditional, trusted UK mark of professionalism built on high standards and ethics to one of international recognition, influence, and thought leadership. People in organizations from governments to financial institutions respect and recognize RICS’s standards, qualifications, and thought leadership. Besides advancing RICS’s strategy and goals, Mr. Tompkins champions greater diversity and inclusion within the profession.

Vipul Tuli CEO, Country Head India & Global Strategy Head Sembcorp
Vipul Tuli CEO, Country Head India & Global Strategy Head
Sembcorp

Vipul Tuli has recently joined Sembcorp Industries as CEO & Country Head India & Global Head of Strategy. Sembcorp is a Temasek-owned Singaporean listed utility that develops, builds, owns and operates thermal power plants, renewables, water treatment plants and multi-utilities such as Jurong Island. Sembcorp is one of India's largest foreign investors in energy with over 3500MW of capacity on the ground so far.

Before joining Sembcorp, Vipul was a senior partner with McKinsey & Company, where he worked across the energy sector and helped build and lead the Asian energy practice. He has also advised government institutions on issues of energy policy, organisation, industry structure, and regulation.

Vipul received his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and his B.Tech. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi. 

Jorge Unda Chief Executive Officer Sener Ingenieria Y Sistemas
Jorge Unda Chief Executive Officer
Sener Ingenieria Y Sistemas

Dr. Unda has been with Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas since 1986. Now CEO, he previously served as Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director. Before that, he was a Project Manager, mainly in the aerospace business area, focused on electromechanical systems onboard scientific, earth-observation, and telecommunication satellites. Before Sener, Dr. Unda was Research Engineer at the Applied Mechanics Department of the research center CEIT in San Sebastián and Lecturer in Kinematics and Dynamics of Mechanisms at the Superior Engineering School of San Sebastián.

Dr. Unda had his undergraduate education in mechanical engineering at Superior Engineering School of Bilbao, University of de Basque Country. He earned his PhD in mechanical engineering at the Superior Engineering School of San Sebastián, University of Navarra. He is a member of the CEIT research center’s advisory board and the author or coauthor of more than 20 papers, presented at congresses and published in scientific journals, resulting from his research activities at Superior Engineering School of San Sebastián, CEIT, and later at Sener.

Stewart Upson Managing Partner, Head of Asia Brookfield Asset Management
Stewart Upson Managing Partner, Head of Asia
Brookfield Asset Management

As a Managing Partner in Brookfield’s Infrastructure Group, Mr. Upson is responsible for evaluating Asia–Pacific investment opportunities. He joined Brookfield in 2010 from Prime Infrastructure, where he held several roles, including General Manager Business Development and Group Treasurer. He also worked as Treasurer at Powerco and in the Corporate Finance Division of Deloitte, Auckland. He holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Auckland and is a CFA charterholder.

Wouter Van Wersch President & CEO GE ASEAN
Werner Von Guionneau Chief Executive Officer InfraRed Capital Partners
Werner Von Guionneau Chief Executive Officer
InfraRed Capital Partners

Mr. von Guionneau is CEO of InfraRed, a leading global investment manager focused on infrastructure and real estate. InfraRed operates worldwide from offices in Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, Seoul, and Sydney. With over 120 professionals, it manages in excess of $9 billion of equity capital in multiple private and listed funds, primarily for institutional investors around the globe. Besides focusing on the development of InfraRed’s strategy, Mr. von Guionneau is involved in the selection and monitoring of investments. He joined InfraRed’s predecessor company, Charterhouse Bank, in 1995 and worked with some of the senior InfraRed team members to restructured the bank into a private-equity investment business focusing on infrastructure and real estate. He studied business administration and economics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and subsequently worked as a research fellow at Harvard Business School.

Bernard Wee Executive Director Monetary Authority of Singapore
Bernard Wee Executive Director
Monetary Authority of Singapore

Bernard heads the Financial Markets Development Department and Payments and Technology Solutions Office in the Monetary Authority of Singapore. The Financial Markets Development Department aims to build a vibrant financial market in Singapore, bringing together sell-side capital market products and solutions with buy-side asset managers and insurers. The Payments and Technology Solutions Office is part of the Financial Technology and Innovation Group. It aims to foster a sound and innovative payments and technology ecosystem through partnership and a progressive, risk-based regulatory framework. From 2013 to 2015, Bernard headed the International Department, which oversees MAS’ international and regional co-operation. From 2007 to 2013, Bernard headed the Monetary Management Division, and was responsible for Singapore dollar foreign exchange and money market operations, and the government securities market. Bernard graduated from Columbia University in New York with a Bachelor of the Arts in Political Science (2000) and Master of Public Administration (2001).

Simon Williams Founder & Director QuantumBlack
Simon Williams Founder & Director
QuantumBlack

Mr. Williams founded QuantumBlack, a technology firm focused on helping clients make the most of data, analytics, and visualization to be the best they can by improving asset, operations, and human performance. To achieve this QuantumBlack purposely blends a mix of strategy, analytics, engineering, and design skills to help clients gain new intelligence from data and craft their strategic response to that new intelligence. QuantumBlack works internationally with some of the world’s most interesting organizations, including aerospace businesses, hospitals, urban infrastructure projects, and Formula One racing teams.

Prior to QuantumBlack, Mr. Williams led SmithBayes, a data-driven software firm spun out from the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula One racing team. He started his career in real-time trading systems at Reuters and then worked in product management at ABN AMRO Bank.

With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Williams has spoken on data-driven adaptive strategy at universities including Cambridge, Harvard, IMD, London Business School, and Wharton. He lives in London with his wife, young family, and a rather eclectic music collection. He has a keen interest in architecture, cartography, and (as an Arsenal fan) a love of beautiful yet frustrating sport.

Thomas Wolf Chief Executive Officer RIB Software
Thomas Wolf Chief Executive Officer
RIB Software

A German entrepreneur, marketer, and innovator, Mr. Wolf acts as CEO of RIB Software and has been a member of its executive board since December 2009. He is responsible for vision, strategy, and thought leadership in support of international subsidiaries and investor relations. He has over 30 years of experience and profound knowledge in the construction-related industries, including business construction supplies, construction technology, construction science measurement standards, and e-commerce, as well as 15 years of experience in construction IT.

Mr. Wolf is the chief pioneer and a global advocate for construction digitization. His vision and commitment led to the development of iTWO, the world’s first 5D end-to-end construction enterprise solution that takes the virtual into physical and created a new working method for the construction industry.

Wong Heang Fine Group Chief Executive Officer Surbana Jurong Group
Heang Fine Wong Group Chief Executive Officer
Surbana Jurong Group

Mr. Wong joined Temasek as Corporate Advisor in November 2014 with the task of overseeing the merger of Surbana International Consultants and Jurong International Holdings. The following February, he was appointed Group CEO of Surbana Jurong, the merged entity, which provides sustainable urban life-cycle solutions globally.

Prior to this, Mr. Wong was the CEO of Residential, CapitaLand Singapore, and the president of the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS). He also served as the President and CEO of Sembcorp Engineers and Constructors (now known as Sembawang Engineers and Constructors) and the President and CEO of Cathay Organisation Holdings. Mr. Wong’s previous appointments included senior positions with L&M Group Investments, Singapore Technologies Industrial Corporation, SAFE Bintan Resort, Bintan Industrial Estate Management, InterIsland Marketing Service, and the Economic Development Board.

Mr. Wong holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Leeds and a master’s degree in engineering production and management from the University of Birmingham.

Nicholas Wong Co-Head of Worldwide Projects Group Clifford Chance
Nicholas Wong Co-Head of Worldwide Projects Group
Clifford Chance

Nick is an English law qualified partner. He is the co-head of the Worldwide Projects Group at Clifford Chance. He has over 20 years experience advising on project development and financing, energy regulation, bankability of project structures, joint ventures, PPP and procurement.

Nick acts for sponsors, banks, export credit agencies, multilateral financial institutions and development banks on projects around the world in the oil and gas, energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors. 

Tom Wright President Regional Plan Association
Tom Wright President
Regional Plan Association

Tom Wright is president of Regional Plan Association, an independent urban planning think tank focused on improving the prosperity, infrastructure, sustainability and quality of life of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region. Building on RPA’s 90-year history of advancing innovative policy prescriptions to solve difficult problems, Tom guides the organization’s work on government reform, transportation modernization, environmental challenges and the need to offer opportunity to all the region’s residents.

Vladimir Yakunin Founder & Chairman of the Supervisory Board Dialogue of Civilisation Research Institute
Vladimir Yakunin Founder & Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Dialogue of Civilisation Research Institute

Vladimir Yakunin, born in 1948 in Zakharovo, Russian. Engineer, graduate of Leningrad Mechanical University (1972), Doctor of Political Science.

Mr. Yakunin was first secretary of the Soviet Diplomatic Mission to the United Nations, then headed the North-Western Inspectorate of the Presidential Control Directorate of the Russian Federation. Since 2000, Mr. Yakunin served as Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation. He was first Deputy Minister of Railway Transport and first Vice-President of Joint Stock Company Russian Railways. Between 2005 and 2015, Mr. Yakunin was President of JSC Russian Railways. Today, Mr. Yakunin is Founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute headquartered in Berlin and Co-President of the French-Russian Dialogue Association. He also currently chairs the State Policy Department at the Politology Faculty at Lomonosov Moscow State University and is a visiting professor at the Stockholm School of Economics and at Beijing University.

Max Yang CFLD Indonesia CFLD Indonesia
Max Yang CFLD Indonesia
CFLD Indonesia

Dr. Max Yang graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with Ph.D. degree.

He led to set up CFLD Indonesia since 2015, and is operating 2 New Industry Cities in Greater Jakarta area.

Before that, he worked as GM of Industry Development Center in CFLD HQ, in charge of industrial planning, development, promotion and service for all CFLD New Industry Cities.  Prior to CFLD, he was Engagement Manager at McKinsey.

Joseph Yau Managing Director, Asia Pacific DPR Construction
Joseph Yau Managing Director, Asia Pacific
DPR Construction

Mr. Yau spent a year setting up the DPR office in Seoul, South Korea, prior to relocating to Singapore to start up operations. He has managed large projects in Silicon Valley for 13 years, leading successful project teams working with clients such as Apple, VMware, Sutter Health, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Genentech, and Roche. He was a founding leader of DPR’s Innovation Team and has been recognized in Engineering News Record’s Top 20 Professionals under 40. Having leadership experience with large-project Integrated Project Delivery, he is an industry leader in design management, target value design, BIM coordination processes, and lean project-delivery methods. He holds a master’s degree in construction engineering and management from Stanford University.

Zhao Hongjing Vice President China Fortune Land Development
Hongjing Zhao Vice President
China Fortune Land Development

Mr. Zhao began his career with China Fortune Land Development in June 2009. He was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President in December 2012. Two years later, he became President of CFLD’s Industrial New City Group. He served as President of CFLD’s Overseas Division from September 2015 until now. Mr. Zhao, who holds an MBA from the University of Stirling, United Kingdom, was born in the Shandong province of China.

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