Selected participants from previous summits
(listed roles and organizations are at the time of participation)
Former US Secretary of State
Dr. Albright is Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and Chair of Albright Capital Management, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. She was the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. In 1997, she was named the first female Secretary of State and became, at that time, the highest-ranking woman in the history of the US government. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Albright served as the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of the President’s cabinet. She is Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Dr. Albright chairs the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. She is also the president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation and a member of an advisory body, the US Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board. In 2012, she was chosen by President Obama to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in recognition of her contributions to international peace and democracy.
Qatar Railways Company
As Managing Director of Qatar Railways, Mr. Al Subaie provides overall leadership and direction in developing Qatar's rail industry in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 for comprehensive national development. Before that, he was Group Chief Executive Officer of Barwa, Qatar’s leading real-estate development and investment holding group, and Chief Executive Officer of Smeet, an affiliate of Qatari Diar Group. He serves on the boards of many high-profile organizations, including Barwa Bank, and Qatar Engineering and Construction. He earned MBA and electrical-engineering degrees from Qatar University. In recognition of his strategic leadership and achievements, Mr. Al Subaie was chosen for the Master Class CEO of the Year award during the third Middle East Leadership Summit and Awards organized by Federation of GCC Chambers and Industry in May 2012.
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.
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.
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.
John M. Beck is founder and Executive Chairman of Aecon Group, Canada’s premier construction and infrastructure-development company, which primarily serves the infrastructure, energy, and mining sectors. A graduate in civil engineering from McGill University, Mr. Beck has more than 50 years of experience in the construction industry. His background includes corporate leadership in numerous construction activities, including heavy civil projects, commercial and industrial projects, and public-private partnerships for the development of infrastructure, such as airports and toll roads. Mr. Beck is a member of the board of directors of PPP Canada, the Ontario Financing Authority and the Canadian Olympic Foundation, as well as a member of the advisory council for the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary and a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. He was previously chairman of the board of the Ontario Power Authority, a government agency responsible for planning and procuring the Canadian province’s power needs. He was named P3 Champion of the Year by the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships in 2013. In recognition of his distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession, Mr. Beck was inducted as a Fellow into the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
Mr. Berglund has served as president and CEO of Trimble since March 1999. Prior to joining Trimble, he was president of Spectra Precision, a group within Spectra Physics. His business experience includes a variety of senior leadership positions with Spectra Physics and manufacturing and planning roles at Varian Associates. He began his career as a process engineer at Eastman Kodak.
Mr. Berglund serves on the boards of directors of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Belden, and is a member of the board of trustees of World Educational Services. He attended the University of Oslo and the University of Minnesota, where he received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. He received his MBA from the University of Rochester.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)
Mr. Coutinho, a specialist in industrial and international economics, previously was a partner at LCA Consultores, where he focused on competition law, international trade, and macroeconomic and market forecasts. Between 1985 and 1988, he was the executive secretary of Brazil’s Ministry of Science and Technology. In 1994, he coordinated the Competitiveness Study on Brazilian Industry in which some 100 specialists analyzed the Brazilian industrial sector. Dr. Coutinho holds graduate degrees in economics from Cornell University (USA). In 2013, the Brazilian–American Chamber of Commerce named him its Person of the Year for his contributions to Brazilian and American economics.
Mr. Déau is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Meridiam, a leading independent global investor and asset manager specializing in public and community infrastructure, founded in 2005. He began his career in Malaysia with the construction firm GTM International. He then joined France’s Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, where he held several positions with its investment and development subsidiary, Egis Projects, moving up from project manager to Director of Concession Projects and later to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Egis in 2001. During his tenure at Egis, he headed up international operations for the Egis Group executive committee, served on its risk-management committee, and acted as member and chairman on the boards of several subsidiaries. He is a graduate of France’s engineering school Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.
US Department of Transportation
In 2013, Secretary Foxx became the 17th US Secretary of Transportation, taking the helm of an agency with more than 55,000 employees and a $70 billion budget. The department oversees air, maritime, and surface transportation. His primary goal is to ensure that America maintains the safest, most efficient transportation system in the world.
Previously, Secretary Foxx served as the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. During that time, he made efficient and innovative transportation investments the centerpiece of Charlotte's job-creation and economic-recovery efforts. Prior to being elected mayor, Secretary Foxx served two terms on the Charlotte City Council as an at-large representative. As a council member, he chaired the Transportation Committee. He also chaired the Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Secretary Foxx is an attorney and has spent much of his career in private practice. He also worked as a law clerk for the US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, a trial attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice, and staff counsel to the US House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary. He received a law degree from New York University and a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College.
Since September 2014, Mr. García has been president of Bechtel’s Latin America Region, responsible for building customer relationships across all of Bechtel’s markets, sourcing prospects, and leading the company’s activities in the region. He also serves as Bechtel’s country manager for Mexico.
Mr. García joined Bechtel in 1998, leading infrastructure development and finance activities in Mexico and, later, throughout Latin America for Bechtel Enterprises, Bechtel’s finance, development, and ownership arm. He first served as country manager for Mexico between 2005 and 2007. He then joined Bechtel’s Civil Infrastructure global business unit in London, first as procurement and contracts manager and later on as project manager for the Jubilee, Northern, and Piccadilly Line upgrades, all as part of the Tube Lines’ program to modernize the London Underground.
He became the Civil Infrastructure’s head of marketing and business development in 2012 and moved to Santiago a year later to lead the unit’s Latin American business development and operations, including oversight of Metrô Rio’s Line 4 in Brazil.
Prior to Bechtel, Mr. García held senior positions with McKinsey & Company in Mexico City and with Mexican civil contractors.
Building America's Future
Ms. Hale is President of Building America’s Future, a nonpartisan, national infrastructure coalition cochaired by Mike Bloomberg, Ed Rendell, and Ray LaHood. Prior to this, she served as a Managing Director for McKenna Long and Aldridge, an international law firm in Washington, DC, where she has advised numerous organizations, including the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Google.
Ms. Hale has a distinguished record of leadership in government, national political campaigns, and the private sector. During the Clinton administration, she served as Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House. In this capacity, she was responsible for coordinating policy initiatives and political outreach involving state and local elected officials. Following her work in the Clinton Administration, she worked for Monsanto, establishing a permanent office for the company in London and working on trade issues in both the United Kingdom and Brussels. Ms. Hale received a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master of public administration from the University of South Carolina. In 2014, she received the University’s College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumnae Award.
ACS Infrastructure Development
As Chief Executive Officer for ACS Infrastructure Development and its Canadian sister company, ACS Infrastructure Canada, the wholly owned North American subsidiaries of Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructuras (the concession/public-private partnership and operations arm of the ACS Group), Ms. Haltiwanger oversees the ACS Group’s North American concession portfolio, which boasts ten large-scale transportation/transit-infrastructure projects involving public-private partnerships (P3s). She is a member of the board of directors of ACS Infrastructure and each subsidiary executing a North American concession project.
Under Ms. Haltiwanger’s direction, ACS Infrastructure is developing more than $16 billion in transportation infrastructure, including four recently awarded P3 transportation projects in North America: the New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project in Montreal, the Eglinton Crosstown light-rail transit (LRT) in Ontario, the SH-288 Toll Lanes Project in Texas, and the Portsmouth Bypass Project in Ohio. In addition, ACS Infrastructure’s current portfolio includes the Confederation Line (Ottawa LRT) in Ottawa, the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway in Ontario, and the Northeast Anthony Henday Drive in Alberta, which are under construction, as well as the I-595 Corridor improvements in Florida, the South Fraser Perimeter Road in British Columbia, and the Autoroute 30 in Montreal, which have successfully transitioned into operations.
Mr. Harrington is Chairman, CEO, and President of Parsons, a global engineering, construction, technical, and management-services firm headquartered in Pasadena, California, with more than 15,000 employees and revenues exceeding $3 billion. At Parsons, he has worked on diverse programs in locations ranging from Saudi Arabia to the North Slope of Alaska and in a broad range of markets from oil and gas to nuclear-fuel reprocessing. In early 1991, he assumed responsibility for sales to federal-government organizations in the southeastern United States. He was the founding President of Parsons Commercial Technology Group—one of Parsons’ global business units—and led Parsons into the biotechnology, semiconductor, and wireless-communications markets. In addition to fulfilling his responsibilities at Parsons, Mr. Harrington serves on the boards of AES, J.G. Boswell Corporation, California Science Center Foundation, and Cal Poly SLO Foundation, Business-Higher Education Forum, and he is chairman of the Cal Poly President’s Cabinet. He previously served on the boards of Anderson School of Management at UCLA, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles Sports Council, and the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. He is a registered professional mechanical engineer.
Mr. Hockridge became Managing Director and CEO of Aurizon, then known as QR National, in July 2010 and led the company through what would be the largest initial public offering in Australia in a decade. He has guided Aurizon’s transition to a top 50 ASX company after 145 years as a government-owned railway. Previously, he was CEO of QR Limited, which was split to form Aurizon and the passenger-focused Queensland Rail, which remained in government ownership. Mr. Hockridge has more than 30 years’ experience in the transportation and heavy-industrial sectors in Australia and the United States with BHP Billiton and BlueScope Steel. He is a member of the Business Council of Australia’s Efficient Regulation policy committee, a private-sector member of the Australian government’s Department of Defence Gender Equality Advisory Board, and a founding member of Queensland’s Male Champions of Change group, which is leading diversity initiatives in the workplace in Queensland. He was appointed to Q20, the business-leaders group promoting Queensland investment as part of the G20 Summit in Brisbane in November 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Swedish Transportation Administration
Mr. Malm was from 2010 to 2015 the Director General of the Swedish Transport Administration, responsible for the state road-and-rail network and all infrastructure planning for road, rail, air, and sea in Sweden. He led the administration through a significant transformation, which included improving efficiency, improving maintenance practices, and introducing new methods of transport planning and running investment projects based on a streamlined contractor role. The transformation’s accomplishments included cutting administrative costs by about 25 percent, streamlining the agency’s role as general contractor, and developing the governance and control of megaprojects so that all megaprojects in Sweden during the last five years delivered faster than expected and under budget. He also reorganized the railway-infrastructure organization into traffic-management and maintenance parts to improve the clarity of roles and effectiveness of delivery.
Mr. Malm’s prior work experience in infrastructure includes chairing the public inquiry into building a 1,250-kilometer high-speed rail network in Sweden. He served as CEO of Arlandabanan Infrastructure, the airport link between Arlanda Airport and Stockholm, and as CEO of ASG, one of the largest freight-forwarding companies in Europe, now part of DHL. In addition, he has served as CFO and Deputy Director General of the Swedish Railways.
CH2M Hill Companies
Lee McIntire, with more than 30 years of international program management, engineering, and construction experience, serves as executive chairman of CH2M HILL, a leader in consulting, design, construction, and operations of complex domestic and international projects. He previously was CEO and president, during which time the company grew to more than 30,000 employees, expanded its international presence to 100-plus countries, diversified its service offerings, and achieved revenues of US $7 billion. He holds degrees from the University of Nebraska and the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.
California High Speed Rail Authority
Mr. Morales, CEO of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, has a distinguished record of experience managing large and complex transportation issues and projects. As the former Director of the California Department of Transportation, Mr. Morales managed a $10 billion program and more than 23,000 employees working to build, maintain, and operate the largest state transportation system in the United States. He most recently was Senior Vice President of Parsons Brinckerhoff, where he worked with transportation agencies across the United States and internationally to develop and implement major capital programs, and is the past Executive Vice President of the Chicago Transit Authority, where he spearheaded major reforms at the nation’s second-largest transit agency. His experience at the federal level includes serving as a member of President-Elect Obama’s transition team focusing on transportation, Vice President Al Gore’s National Performance Review, the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security, the US Department of Transportation, and as a staff member in the US Senate.
Inter-American Development Bank
Mr. Moreno, who assumed the presidency of IDB in 2005, also chairs the board of executive directors of the Inter-American Investment Corp. and the donors’ committee of the Multilateral Investment Fund, both institutions of the IDB Group. Before joining IDB, Mr. Moreno served as Colombia’s Ambassador to the United States for seven years. He also served as minister of economic development and president of the Instituto de Fomento Industrial. He holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and pursued specialized studies at Harvard University under a Neiman fellowship.
Rio de Janeiro
Eduardo Paes was elected mayor of Rio de Janeiro in 2007 and reelected in 2012. As mayor, he has addressed Rio’s challenges in the areas of education reform, healthcare, mass transit, and sustainable urban development (a social housing program benefiting the city’s low-income communities won the Siemens Sustainable Community award in 2013.) In addition, Mayor Paes has begun an ambitious project—Brazil’s largest PPP—to revitalize the city’s port area; investments of $4 billion are transforming the docks into a center for business, tourism, and recreation. He also led the city’s successful efforts to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.
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.
One of the world’s leading place makers, Mr. Prior is renowned as a visionary in creating successful new communities and regenerating towns and cities. As Global Chief Executive of Buildings + Places, he achieves award-winning projects through working collaboratively with clients and multidisciplinary teams. His projects are often large scale and extremely complex with a life span of many years. He develops solutions that are rooted in their local place and culture and that have a sound economic base and strong local appeal. His ideas are bold but pragmatic, and are always multifaceted to include new homes and jobs, education and healthcare, social amenities and public space, improved infrastructure and transportation connections. His vision is to encourage economic, environmental, and social sustainability to promote a better quality of life.
Panama Canal Authority
Mr. Quijano is CEO of the Panama Canal Authority, the autonomous agency that manages the Panama Canal, the leading interoceanic waterway that serves world maritime commerce. He began his professional career with Texaco in the Republic of Panama. In 1975, he commenced his career with the Panama Canal as a maintenance engineer and ascended through the professional and managerial promotion ladder. As Executive Vice President of the Engineering and Programs Management Department, he was responsible for managing the Panama Canal's $5.25 billion expansion program. Mr. Quijano is the recipient of numerous national and international awards for his achievements and contributions to the world maritime industry. A native of Panama City, Mr. Quijano holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from Lamar University.
City of Atlanta
Currently serving a second term as Mayor of the City of Atlanta, Georgia, Mayor Reed has increased core city services and reduced spending, hired more than 900 police officers and created the largest force in the city's history, reopened all of the city's recreation centers, and initiated a series of sweeping reforms to address the city's $1.5 billion unfunded pension liability. Formerly, he was Partner with Holland and Knight and served 11 years as a member of the Georgia General Assembly, including two terms in the House of Representatives and 7 years in the Georgia State Senate, where he was Vice Chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus.
Mayor Reed is a former general trustee and current member of the board of trustees of Howard University. He serves as chairman of the Transportation and Communications Committee of the US Conference of Mayors and serves on the Regional Transit Committee, Atlanta Regional Commission. He is a speaker at numerous national and international conferences, including the Aspen Ideas Festival, Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America, and TEDCity2.0. He holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws as well as a BA and JD from Howard University, Washington, DC.
John Rice was named (2010) by GE’s board to lead the company’s global operations, based in Hong Kong. Mr. Rice began his GE career (1978) and has held several leadership positions, based in the United States and in other global markets. He holds a BA degree in economics from Hamilton College (New York) and serves as a trustee. He is also a trustee of Emory University (Georgia), and serves on the board of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation (Georgia) and the international advisory board of the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia).
Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund
Sinthya Roesly leads the Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund, a government-owned entity that supports acceleration of infrastructure development by providing guarantees against project risks related to government action or inaction. Before assuming her current assignment, Ms. Roesly served PT PLN (Persero), a state-owned electricity corporation, with various assignments including corporate finance, funding, corporate planning and strategy, commerce, transmission and power system operations, and project construction. At PLN, Ms. Roesly was involved in securing the financing from multilateral and bilateral agencies and global bonds for PLN projects, as well as for a 10,000-MW Fast Track program.
Government of Australia
Senior Fellow, Kennedy School of Government. Kevin Rudd served as Australia’s 26th prime minister from 2007 to 2010, then as foreign minister from 2010 to 2012, and again as prime minister in 2013. As prime minister, Mr. Rudd led Australia’s response during the global financial crisis; he is internationally recognized as one of the founders of the G20, which, in 2009, helped prevent the crisis from spiraling into a second global depression. Mr. Rudd is currently leading a major research project for Harvard on alternative futures for US China relations for the next decade.
As founder, Chairman, and CEO of Siebel Systems—one of the world’s fastest-growing software companies, Mr. Siebel built the market foundation for customer relationship management. Founded in 1993, Siebel Systems rapidly became a leader in application software before it merged with Oracle Corporation in January 2006. Now as chairman and CEO of C3 Energy, Siebel leads an accomplished team of experts in machine learning, computer science, power systems, and engineering to tackle one of the toughest technology challenges: applying the sciences of big data and machine learning to today’s energy industry to unlock significant value across the power grid. Mr. Siebel serves on the College of Engineering boards at the University of Illinois and the University of California at Berkeley. He is a director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013. Mr. Siebel is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received a BA in history, an MBA, and an MS in computer science.
Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications
Mr. Solvik-Olsen is Minister of Transport and Communications in Norway and deputy leader of the Progress Party. He joined the Progress Party’s Youth in 1987, held various positions locally within the youth organization from 1988 to 1992, and was elected to the Storting (Parliament). He was reelected in 2009 but decided not to seek renomination in 2013.
In 2013, Mr. Solvik-Olsen was elected second deputy leader of the Progress Party. After the 2013 election, he was appointed Minister of Transportation and Communications in Erna Solberg’s cabinet. One of his main tasks in the cabinet has been to launch a set of reforms to make a state-of-the-art transportation and communications network in Norway. This includes reform of the long-term planning process and establishment of a new limited-liability company that will be in charge of planning, construction, and maintenance of parts of the main road network. Other goals of the reforms are increased use of public-private partnerships (PPP), more efficient toll collection, reform of the rail sector, more efficient pilot services, modernization of postal services, and establishment of an infrastructure fund of NOK 100 billion.
Mr. Stubkjaer joined Carrix in 2012 with more than 35 years of experience in transportation, terminal operations, and logistics. He commenced his career with the A. P. Moller-Maersk Group and obtained his shipping degree from the company’s International Shipping Academy. He held various positions within the Maersk organization, including postings in Europe and Asia. He became regionally responsible for Maersk activities in Asia, the Middle East, and Oceania, based in Singapore before he, in 1999, moved to Copenhagen to become head of the Maersk Container Business worldwide. The same year he became a Partner in A. P. Moller and an inaugural member of the Group Executive Board. After 30 years with Maersk, Mr. Stubkjaer joined the E. R. Capital Holding Group in Hamburg as a Partner, serving as CEO of one of the group’s subsidiaries, E. R. Schiffahrt, a leading maritime-service provider specializing in container, bulk, and offshore. He later held the position of Vice Chairman, E. R. Capital Holding. Mr. Stubkjaer has supplemented his shipping degree with various executive programs at IMD and INSEAD. He is a member of the board of directors for Panalpina World Transport, based in Switzerland.
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.
China Fortune Land Development
Mr. Wang worked at Langfang Transportation from 1987 to 1998. He founded China Fortune Land Development in 1998 and has worked as its Chairman of the Board since then. He was a member of the 12th national committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference for the People’s Republic of China. He was born in Bazhou, a county in China’s province of Hebei.