Following are a select group of leaders who will be joining us in London:
Pakistan Infrastructure Project Development Facility
Mr. Anwar has been associated with Infrastructure Project Development Facility (IPDF), the public-private partnership (PPP) unit of Pakistan, from its inception by helping establish it under the Ministry of Finance in 2006. He later joined IPDF as Head of Legal Affairs and was subsequently appointed its CEO in 2008. At IPDF, he has helped in formulating a legal and regulatory framework for PPPs in Pakistan. He has succeeded in building a pipeline of viable and bankable PPP projects worth over $3 billion in diverse sectors, including the recent conclusion of three motorway BOT transactions worth $1.4 billion—the three biggest BOT projects in Pakistan.
Before joining IPDF, Mr. Anwar was an adviser to the Ministry of Finance and a Director at the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. Previously, he practiced law at the High Courts in Pakistan and has also studied and worked in London.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Kim is a founder and Chairman of HanmiGlobal, a construction management and project management firm located in Seoul, South Korea. Within the past 20 years, HanmiGlobal has acquired seven group companies, including two in the US, and successfully completed 268 overseas projects in 50 countries.
As an expert in construction management and project management, Dr. Kim has extensive experience in design and construction for over 40 years, 30 of which, he managed overseas projects. He was a construction manager of Petronas Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the tallest building in the world at the time (1998-2004). Dr. Kim is also a chairman of the CVF, Construction Vision Forum, whose members are the opinion leaders in the Korean construction industry. He graduated from Seoul National University with a BS, then an MBA in Sogang University, and received his PhD in Architecture in Seoul National University.
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.
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.
CIBC World Markets
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.
Manoj Menda is the firm’s Co-Owner, Co-Founder and Corporate Chairman. He oversees the company’s activities, including strategy development, capital allocation, portfolio management and growth, as well as partnership development. He serves on the Investment and Advisory Committees of all RMZ private fund programs.
Founder and Trustee of RMZ Foundation whose vision is to actively contribute to the social and economic development of the communities in which we operate.
Manoj Menda is an Industry Partner at World Economic Forum playing an active role in the South Asian Regional Business Council, GAC on Shaping the Future of Urban Development and Services as well as the Council on Shaping the Future of Construction. He is also a member of Global Real Estate Institute and is on the board of India Advisory Council. He is a member of Wall Street Journal CEO Council.
Besides serving as a member of the board of directors and of the executive committee of Mota-Engil, Mr. Mota is the President of Mota-Engil Latam. Mota-Engil is one of the top industrial corporations in Portugal, operating in more than 20 countries. After earning his engineering degree, Mr. Mota followed a career path through production and working in markets in central Europe and Africa. He currently serves as director of Mota-Gestão e Participações and as chairman of the boards of Mota-Engil, Ambiente e Serviços; Empresa Construção Brasil; and Mota-Engil, Engenharia e Construção. He holds an MBA from the University of Oporto
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.
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).
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.
Profabril Consulplano Global
As Group President of PCG Profabril Consulplano Group, Dr. Serodio leads the largest international Portugal-based engineering consulting group, which provides management consulting, project management, and industrial turnkey contracts to clients in the fields of civil engineering, industry and energy, transportation, and environmental engineering. Through a series of acquisitions, PCG has grown into a global engineering group with operations in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America. Prior to joining PCG, Dr. Serodio gained professional experience through work in the public and private sectors on four continents.
Dr. Serodio serves as the president of PROFORUM, Association of Engineering Development, Portugal, as vice president of the Portuguese-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in Portugal, and the EU-China Business Association, in Belgium. He earned his master’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue University and his MBA from the Institute for Management Development, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Doğuş Construction and Trade
Mr. Talu currently serves on the executive board and as CEO of Doğuş Construction and Trade, which he joined in 2001 as the Business Development Coordinator, later becoming head of the Strategy and Business Development Group of Doğuş Group. Prior to this, he held positions with Harza Engineering in Chicago and with Garanti Securities. Besides his board position with Doğuş, Mr. Talu serves as a board member in the sister company Ayson Geotechnical and Marine Construction, as the vice chairman of the board of the Turkish Contractors Association, and as a member of the executive committee of the American-USA and Colombia and Eurasian-Kazakhstan Business Councils of the Foreign Economic Relations Board. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Istanbul Technical University and an MBA from Boston College.
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.
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.