2021 Participants

Following are a select group of leaders who joined us in London:

Pratik Agarwal Managing Director Sterlite Power
Pratik Agarwal Managing Director
Sterlite Power
Pratik Agarwal is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Sterlite Power Transmission Limited, a leading energy-infrastructure company with operations in India and Brazil. Pratik is a whole-time director at Sterlite Power and is also a non-executive director at Sterlite Technologies Limited and Sterlite Investment Managers Ltd. Previously, he has held directorship positions in Sterlite Ports, Vizag General Cargo Berth Ltd, and Sterlite Networks Limited. Under his leadership, Sterlite Power has grown from a USD 150mn project in 2010 to developing 23 projects across India & Brazil, worth USD 5.6bn. In 2017 Sterlite spun-out its Indian operating assets into a yield platform called IndiGrid – India’s first power sector Invit (Infrastructure Investment Trust). IndiGrid, was subsequently acquired by a consortium of Infrastructure funds and co-investors. In 2018, Pratik was awarded the Economic Times 40 under 40 award, which recognizes young business leaders under the age of forty. Pratik is the chairman of sub-committee on Power Transmission at the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), co-chair of the committee on Infrastructure and Real Estate at IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, member of the Indian advisory board of the India Brazil Chamber of Commerce (IBCC) and the current President of Electric Power Transmission Association (EPTA) of India. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA degree from the London Business School.
Philip Aiken Chairman Balfour Beatty
Philip Aiken Chairman
Balfour Beatty

Mr. Aiken has over 40 years’ experience in industry and commerce. He is the non-executive chairman of Balfour Beatty and AVEVA Group, as well as a non-executive director of Newcrest Mining Limited.

From 1997 to 2006, he was President of BHP Petroleum and then Group President Energy of BHP Billiton. Prior to that, he held senior positions with BTR and with BOC Group. Other roles have included non-executive director of National Grid, Chairman of Robert Walters, Senior Independent Director of Kazakymys, Senior Independent Director of Essar Energy, Senior Adviser for Macquarie Capital Europe, and Chairman of the 2004 World Energy Congress. He also has served on the boards of the Governor of Guangdong International Council, World Energy Council, and Monash Mt. Eliza Business School.

Ali Al Khalifa Chief Executive Officer Astad Project Management
Bashar Al Malik Chief Executive Officer Saudi Railway Company
Bashar Al Malik Chief Executive Officer
Saudi Railway Company

Dr. Al Malik is currently CEO of the Saudi Railway Company (SAR) and was previously Vice President of the Saudi Railway Organization (SRO). He has a proven record of handling several infrastructure projects from planning through completion. Most of these projects were valued at several billion Saudi riyals.

Dr. Al Malik’s experience includes the governmental, academic, and business sectors. He served in the design department and land transportation department and was then appointed Traffic and Safety Manager in the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Transport. He lectured in the Civil Engineering Department of King Saud University, where he also contributed to the development of the graduate academic program of the Geotechnical Engineering Division. In 2011, he joined SAR as the Civil and Track Work Manager, after which he was promoted to Projects Director, in charge of all infrastructure-construction activities. He led several teams and managed the implementation and completion of construction projects such as tracks, structures, stations, yards, and workshops.

Dr. Al Malik has written several publications about the transportation industry. He is a board member of the first railway academy in the region (SRP). He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, a master’s degree in construction management, and a PhD in geotechnical and transportation engineering from the USA.

Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Subaie Managing Director & CEO Qatar Railways Company
Abdulla Al Subaie Managing Director & CEO
Qatar Railways Company

As Managing Director of Qatar Railways Company, Mr. Al Subaie is responsible for providing overall leadership and direction in developing Qatar’s Rail industry in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 for comprehensive national development. In 2017, he was also appointed Qatar Rail’s CEO, responsible for the delivery of the Qatar Rail Development Program and the company operations.

Previously, Mr. Al Subaie was the Group CEO of Barwa, Qatar’s leading real estate development and investment holding group. Under his leadership, Barwa accomplished significant turnaround in its financial health, corporate governance, performance management, and operational efficiency. He led the transformation of Barwa from a business focused on revenue and asset growth to one that seeks to maximize long-term shareholder value and achieve sustainable growth. Prior to joining Barwa, Mr. Al Subaie was the CEO of Smeet, an affiliate of Qatari Diar Group. He previously held various leadership and senior project management positions with the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA), where he managed multibillion-dollar infrastructure projects.

Mr. Al Subaie is a board member and chairman of executive committee of Qatar Rail. He also serves on the steering committee of Hamad International Airport and the boards of Barwa Bank Group, Qatar Engineering and Construction Company (Qcon), and Injaz Qatar. He also served on the boards of many high-profile organizations, including Qatari Diar Group, Barwa, Hochtief, and Qatar National Broadband Network.

Born in Qatar in 1975, Mr. Al Subaie holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) and bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Qatar University. In recognition of his strategic leadership and achievements, he was chosen for the Master Class CEO of the Year award during the third Middle East Leadership Summit and Awards organized by the Federation of GCC Chambers and Industry in 2012.

Sir Danny Alexander VP & Corporate Secretary Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Sir Danny Alexander VP & Corporate Secretary
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

The Right Honorable Sir Danny Alexander is Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

He was the first Vice President to join the AIIB, in February 2016, one month after the Bank was inaugurated. He is a member of the Executive Committee, with responsibility for governance and the Bank’s relations with its shareholders, Board of Governors, and Board of Directors. Among other things, he leads work on the Bank’s relations with the host country; on high-level relationships with other shareholders; on developing the Bank’s culture; and on the digital transformation of AIIB. He speaks for the Bank at international forums and meetings with leaders around the world.

Prior to this Sir Danny Alexander was one of the founders and leaders of the first UK coalition government since World War II. He was the chief negotiator for his party in forming the coalition. From 2010-2015 he served as a senior Cabinet minister in the UK Treasury (State Council level). With David Cameron, Nick Clegg, and George Osborne, he was one of the four members of the political inner cabinet (known as ‘the quad’) which oversaw the coalition government. At that time. he was responsible for the post-crisis fiscal consolidation program of the UK government. He led the work on UK infrastructure policy and delivery, leading to the first National Infrastructure Plan, and established the UK Green Investment Bank. He co-ordinated the UK government’s role in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum and, with George Osborne, secured the agreement that the UK would join the AIIB. He was Member of Parliament for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey from 2005-2015.

Sir Danny is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University (School of Public Policy and Management). He is a Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University, and an Honorary Fellow at St Anne’s College, Oxford. He has a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University.

Rosemarie Andolino President & CEO Manchester Airports Group USA
Rosemarie Andolino President & CEO
Manchester Airports Group USA

As CEO and President of MAG USA, Ms. Andolino oversees the development of Manchester Airport Group’s North American airport-services business, which in June 2015 brought three new business lines to the US market: airport terminal and retail development, Escape Lounges (common-use airport lounges), and car-parking services.

Ms. Andolino joined MAG following more than 12 years at the Chicago Department of Aviation. As its Commissioner, she oversaw the management and operation of one of the world’s busiest airport systems, comprising both O’Hare and Midway International Airports, during a time of rapid expansion and redevelopment. She revived the airports’ focus on customer service and led the $26 million redevelopment of O’Hare’s International Terminal, driving record growth in retail and commercial revenues. In addition, she was in charge of the $8 billion O’Hare Modernization Program, which reconfigured the airport’s antiquated intersecting runways into a modern parallel-runway system. This infrastructure program was completed on time, under budget, and without disruption.

Ms. Andolino sits on several boards and was recently appointed to the US Department of Transportation National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure.

Jose Eduardo Antonio Chairman & CEO Century Properties
Adil Anwar Director International Relations Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan
Adil Anwar Director International Relations
Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan

Mr. Anwar was associated with Infrastructure Project Development Facility (IPDF), the public-private partnership (PPP) unit of Pakistan, from its inception, helping to establish it under the Ministry of Finance in 2006. He later joined IPDF as Head of Legal Affairs and was subsequently appointed its CEO until July 2018, when he received a new assignment from the federal government. At IPDF, he helped formulate a legal and regulatory framework for PPPs in Pakistan. He also built a pipeline of viable and bankable PPP projects worth over $3 billion in diverse sectors and concluded 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 subsequently obtained an LLM degree in London and worked at the Lord Chancellor's Department.

Naaman Atallah Chief Executive Officer Nakheel
Naaman Atallah Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Atallah, CEO of Nakheel, is a seasoned executive with global expertise in real estate developments over two decades as a business and functional transformational leader. He was formerly the CEO of Dubai Properties, where he led a portfolio worth $30 billion, including residential, commercial, retail, and hospitality developments. Previously, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer at Qatari Diar, where he was in charge of an international portfolio worth over $40 billion, including the prestigious Chelsea Barracks project in London. He was also the COO of Emaar Properties, where he worked extensively on some of the world’s iconic projects, such as the Burj Khalifa, Armani Hotel, and Dubai Mall. Before that, at Solidere, he headed the development of the largest mixed-use project in Lebanon, the Beirut Souks. He was also the Program Director with Fradim, in charge of real estate development projects on the French Riviera.

Mr. Atallah is the founder of the Lebanon Chapter of the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centres. He has been a speaker and panelist in several conferences and has been listed among the “Power 50” of the most significant figures in marketing communications in the Middle East.

Mr. Atallah holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Pepperdine University. In addition, he has completed an Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD, France.

Bruno Balbinot Founder and CEO Ambar Brasil
Bruno Balbinot Founder and CEO
Ambar Brasil

In 2013, Mr. Balbinot created Ambar, whose main pillar is to help build a simpler future for everyone. From this vision, an entrepreneurial vein, knowledge, and experience, all translated into innovative technologies, Ambar has been transforming the pillars of the traditional segment of civil construction in Brazil. Already, thousands of popular homes have Ambar solutions that, smarter in product design, operational logistics, and usability in people's lives, eliminate the emission of waste in the environment and drastically reduce the total cost of construction work for builders. In addition, the company has initiatives that seek to reduce the consumption of energy and water in the daily lives of low-income families, through real-time monitoring tools and the application of solar photovoltaic panels to reduce the total cost of living. Mr. Balbinot and the people who work at Ambar have the same way of looking at things—a vision that they can effectively change the world for the better, all together.

Filipe Barbosa Senior Partner McKinsey & Company
Filipe Barbosa Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company

Mr. Barbosa, a Senior Partner in the Houston office of McKinsey & Company, has more than 18 years of experience in the Firm. His work is primarily focused in the oil and gas, metals and mining, and petrochemicals industries, serving several of the world’s preeminent global companies. In particular, his expertise is in the areas of capital projects and capital productivity and in growth and regulatory strategy. At McKinsey, Mr. Barbosa is a Global Leader of the Capital Productivity & Infrastructure Practice, a member of the Global Energy & Materials Practice, and a member of the Strategy Practice, for which he has coauthored articles and research on global forces and strategy formulation. Before moving to Houston, he led the Global Energy & Materials Practice in Africa, as well as the Capital Productivity Practice in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Additionally, as part of McKinsey’s PRC Committee, he is helping to evaluate and develop partners.

Prior to joining McKinsey & Company, Mr. Barbosa was a tenured lecturer in the School of Mechanical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He taught courses in gas dynamics, control theory, and flight dynamics. He conducted research and consulting activities in the fields of shockwave physics, shockwave-vortex interactions, and high-speed flow visualization techniques (e.g., high-speed holographic interferometry). He holds a PhD in aeronautical engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Claus Flyng Baunkjær Chief Executive Officer Femern
Claus Baunkjær Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Baunkjær leads Femern A/S, 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.

Nicholas Baveystock Director General Institution of Civil Engineers
Nicholas Baveystock Director General
Institution of Civil Engineers

Nick took up the post of Director General and Secretary of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2011. He has, for the last ten years, been increasingly involved in international post-conflict reconstruction and development: roads and power stations in the Balkans and the repair and management of regional utility infrastructure, including water supply, irrigation, oil and gas, sewerage, and transport, in Iraq.

After schooling in England and France, Nick joined the British Army in 1985. His early career was spent in Germany, Northern Ireland, and the Balkans. He worked for the Director of Military Operations, was personal staff officer to the Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Operations), and then the Commander of NATO forces in Kosovo. He commanded Royal Engineer units at all ranks up to brigadier, deploying on operations in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Kosovo, and Iraq, where he commanded a regiment, was Chief of Staff of coalition forces and Chief Engineer in southern Iraq.

Nick is a member of the Construction Industry Council, a non-executive director of Engineering UK, a member of the boards of Education for Engineering and of Engineering the Future, and non-executive Vice Chairman of Thomas Telford. He attended the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS) before command of the Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME), leading the £3.2 billion RSME Public Private Partnership. His RCDS thesis, subsequently published, dealt with the challenges of post-conflict reconstruction.

Darren Bechtel Founder & Managing Director Brick & Mortar Ventures
Darren Bechtel Founder & Managing Director
Brick & Mortar Ventures

Darren Bechtel is the founder and Managing Director of Brick & Mortar Ventures, a SanFrancisco based sector-specific venture capital fund focused on emerging technologies to improve the way the built environment is designed, constructed, and maintained. With a portfolio of twenty-nine built world startups, including early investments in PlanGrid, BuildingConnected, Rhumbix, andFieldwire, Darren has been the single most active early-stage investor in AEC and FM tech over the past five years. Earlier this year, Brick & Mortar Ventures announced its new $100M fund backed by leading industry powerhouses in the construction value chain including Ardex, Autodesk, CEMEX, Ferguson Ventures, FMI, Glodon, Haskell, Hilti, Obayashi, Sidewalk Labs, and United Rentals.

Ann Bentley Global Board Director Rider Levett Bucknall UK
Ann Bentley Global Board Director
Rider Levett Bucknall UK

As a Global Board Director of Rider Levett Bucknall, Ms. Bentley leads 560 staff in the United Kingdom and 3,600 worldwide, operating in over 40 countries. Having worked in the property and construction sector for over 35 years, she is experienced in serving commercial, public, and third-sector clients.

Ms. Bentley is a visiting professor of business management, project management, and quantity surveying at Birmingham City University and a visiting lecturer in the School of Construction Management and Engineering at Reading University. She holds an MBA from Henley Business School.

She is a member of the UK government’s Construction Leadership Council, a member of the CBI’s Construction Council, and an adviser to the Construction Industry Council. She is a member of the Institution for Civil Engineers (MICE) and a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), and is an advocate of diversity in the construction industry and of making career opportunities open to all sectors of society.

Greg Bentley CEO Bentley Systems
Greg Bentley CEO
Bentley Systems

Greg Bentley joined his four brothers at Bentley Systems in 1991. Previously, he founded a financial trading software firm, which became part of SunGard Data Systems, Inc., an S&P 500 company on whose public-company board Greg served from 1991 through 2005. He holds an M.B.A. in finance and decision sciences from Wharton. Greg is a trustee of Drexel University, where he also serves as chairman of the advisory board for the Pennoni Honors College.

Roy Brannen Chief Executive Transport Scotland
Roy Brannen Chief Executive
Transport Scotland

Roy Brannen is the Chief Executive of Transport Scotland, the national transport agency for Scotland and part of the Scottish Government responsible for delivering Ministers transport priorities and commitments with oversight of the operation and improvement of the trunk road, ferry, inland waterway and railway networks in Scotland; prioritising future transport policy and investments, actively promoting sustainable transport and road safety, air passenger facilities in the Highlands and Islands and securing of traditional and new air routes for Scotland; national concessionary travel schemes and the provision of network traffic and travel information services.

Roy is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Chief Road Engineer at Transport Scotland, he is also a Fellow of both the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineers and The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation.

Ulrik Branner Chairman & Executive LetsBuild
Ulrik Branner Chairman & Executive

Originally an air traffic controller, Ulrik has had a long commercial career in banking and telecommunications. Ulrik has experience from several startups and is a seasoned speaker at events all over the world. Prior to the merger, Ulrik was the CEO of GenieBelt.

Anatoly Braverman First Deputy CEO Russian Direct Investment Fund
Mikkel Bülow-Lehnsby Chief Executive Officer NREP
Mikkel Bülow-Lehnsby Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Bülow-Lehnsby leads NREP, the partnership he cofounded, and is a member of its Investment Committee. Applying his extensive experience in real estate investing within the Nordic region, he has been actively involved in identifying, designing, building, and implementing many of the NREP’s investment strategies. He also leads the day-to-day management of the company, with particular focus on business development and investor relations.

Prior to founding NREP, Mr. Bülow-Lehnsby was responsible for M&A transactions, business development, and corporate strategy within the Egmont Group, a leading Nordic media conglomerate. He began his career with Goldman Sachs, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and debt transactions, predominantly in the Nordic region.

Mr. Bülow-Lehnsby holds a BSc in international business from the Copenhagen Business School and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Jan Bunge Managing Director Squint Opera
Jan Bunge Managing Director
Squint Opera

Jan is a trained Landscape Architect who went into Urban Design and since 8 years, he is working at Squint/Opera, a digital creative studio and consultancy. At Squint/Opera, Jan is overseeing creative excellence and technology. He guides the studio’s wealth of in-house talent across London and New York, working with many international clients.

Jan builds long-term relationships with leading industry partners. He is instrumental in the development of SpaceForm - a data driven, multi-user virtual platform to design, review and present projects in the built environment.

Jan’s wide network keeps him up to date on the latest technology and industry trends, which he brings back in-house, pushing the boundaries of Squint/Opera’s work. He also works to secure ambitious, exciting projects for the studio, including their latest collaboration with Toyota and BIG for the Toyota Woven City.

An expert in virtual design and communication tools, he has contributed to numerous publications including Voices from McKinsey & Co about the impact of technology on the built environment. Jan sits on industry panels, including the NLA Urban Innovation Forum in London and has spoken about technology and design at the Global Infrastructure Initiative (GII) and the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.

Philippe Camu Global Co-Head and Co-Chief Investment Officer Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Investment Group
Philippe Camu Global Co-Head and Co-Chief Investment Officer
Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Investment Group

Philippe joined Goldman Sachs in 1992 in the Corporate Finance Department. In 1997 he joined the Real Estate Principal Investment Area. Since the inception of the Goldman Infrastructure Partners (GSIP) funds in 2006, Philippe became responsible for EMEA and joined the GSIP Investment Committee. In 2012 Philippe became Global Head and CIO of the Infrastructure Investing Group.

Philippe earned his finance degree at HEC Paris.

Patrick Charbonneau Managing Director PSP Investments
Patrick Charbonneau Managing Director
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.

Ed Clarke Co-Founder and Director Infracapital
Ed Clarke Co-Founder and Director

Mr. Clarke is a director of the company he cofounded: Infracapital, the infrastructure investment arm of M&G Investments, which is now the European fund management business of the Prudential Group. Infracapital has four funds under management, targeting European infrastructure with over 30 current investments.

Mr. Clarke has over 25 years of infrastructure investment, funding, and advisory experience. He has made and managed investments across all sectors of infrastructure, in both brownfields and greenfields. Prior to founding Infracapital, he worked at Société Générale, where he was responsible for structuring and arranging capital markets issues to fund infrastructure projects. Before that, he was a leading member of the Hambros Bank infrastructure team, one of the pioneers of the PPP sector. During his time at Hambros, Mr. Clarke also set up its infrastructure advisory business in South Africa.

Ernesto De Castro President and CEO ESCA
Ernesto De Castro President and CEO

An ASEAN engineer, structural engineer, civil engineer, project manager, construction arbitrator, and educator, Dr. Ernesto S. (“Doc”) de Castro is a product of Lehigh University and the University of the Philippines. He is the Chairman and CEO of ESCA Knowledge Academy and the President of ESCA Incorporated and ESCA International. Dr. de Castro has served as president of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, Confederation of Filipino Consultants, Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines, Society of Philippine Accredited Consultants, Construction Project Management Association of the Philippines, and Philippine Technological Council, among other organizations. He currently is the chairman of the National Building Code–Board of Consultants. With his formula of “People and technology to build sustainable infrastructure for real and shared growth,” Dr. de Castro strongly advocates for the wider adoption of BIM and other technological opportunities to digitize the Philippines’ built environment.

Clemente Del Valle President Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional
Clemente Del Valle President
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.

Michael Della Rocca Partner McKinsey & Company
Michael Della Rocca Partner
McKinsey & Company

Mr. Della Rocca leads McKinsey’s global work on infrastructure mega projects, supporting clients in all asset classes throughout the entire value chain—from financing, planning, design and program management to construction and operations. He also plays a leadership role in McKinsey’s work in engineering and construction, advising leading companies and investors in the sector on growth strategy, operational improvement, and organizational structure and health.

Mr. Della Rocca’s client service builds on a 36-year career in infrastructure and engineering and construction, during which he developed deep expertise in topics including construction, design, finance, maintenance, operations, planning, and regulatory approval.

He has served as the executive in charge for some of the world’s largest infrastructure projects—for both public- and private-asset owners—and has held C-level roles at global construction, design, and professional-services firms.

Reflecting his industry leadership, Mr. Della Rocca has served as a board member for numerous professional and sector associations, including the North American Construction Industry Round Table and the American Consulting Engineers Council. He has served as vice chairman for the New Jersey Alliance for Action and the New York Building Congress and supports charitable organizations, such as the Salvadori Center, which invests in educating young people in the engineering field. Mr. Della Rocca is a frequent speaker at industry forums.

Michele Dix Managing Director, Crossrail 2 Transport for London
Michele Dix Managing Director, Crossrail 2
Transport for London

At Transport for London (TfL), Ms. Dix is responsible for developing Crossrail 2 and gaining funding and powers for it. She also has led TfL's strategic thinking on the future transport needs of London, testing and challenging solutions and providing clear direction on appropriate transport solutions for the future. She was responsible for the mayor’s Transport Strategy and transport requirements for the mayor’s 2050 Infrastructure Plan, coordinating the implementation of local plans and borough partnerships, and developing major scheme interchanges.

Ms. Dix started her career at the Greater London Council (GLC) after completing her PhD in transport and land use planning and became a chartered civil engineer through the GLC’s transport-planning graduate scheme. She spent 15 years in the private sector with Halcrow Fox, becoming the board director for urban transport. She joined Transport for London (TfL) in 2000 as Director of Congestion Charging on a job share basis with Malcolm Murray-Clark and became Managing Director of Planning in 2007.

Ms. Dix is a visiting professor for UCL and chairs an international committee PRESCOM for the UITP, which promotes public-transport research and best practice globally. Most recently, Michele has joined the Major Projects Association as a board member and has become a trustee for the London Transport Museum.

Adrian Dwyer Chief Executive Officer Infrastructure Partnerships Australia
Adrian Dwyer Chief Executive Officer
Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

Adrian Dwyer is the Chief Executive Officer of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia – the nation’s leading public and private sector infrastructure think tank.

Adrian’s career spans business, policy and public service roles across the private sector and the NSW and Australian governments – with expertise across transport, utilities and social infrastructure markets, and wider public administration.

Adrian served as IPA’s head of policy from 2011 until 2015, where he led major studies on road pricing reform, contracting and financing models, among others. In 2015, Adrian left IPA to serve as the Executive Director of Policy and Research at Infrastructure Australia – the Commonwealth Government’s statutory infrastructure body.

At Infrastructure Australia, Adrian led the development of the Australian Infrastructure Plan – a 15 year reform map for Australia’s infrastructure markets, alongside other major reports and studies – and enjoys strong, trusting relationships across the business, political and public sectors.

Adrian was appointed as IPA’s Chief Executive Officer in March 2018.

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 projects for the M2, M7, Graham Farmer Freeway, Cross City Tunnel and Clem 7 Motorway.  Mark started out his career as a Project Engineer working his way up the ranks in major contractors. 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.  

Rolf Erfurt COO & Executive Board Member, Operations Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe
Steve Fox Chief Executive BAM Nuttall
Steve Fox Chief Executive
BAM Nuttall

Steve was appointed a member of the executive board of BAM Nuttall in 2007 and appointed CEO in April 2010. He strongly believes that digitisation will revolutionise the construction industry and challenges innovation to strive for industry-changing outcomes.

He is a strong supporter of trade and technician apprenticeships as routes into the industry and has recently been appointed to the Construction Industry Training Board (or CITB) to advise on current and future training needs for the industry. He established and has been actively working with BAM Nuttall's Women@BAM group to promote career opportunities for women. Steve has also led BAM Nuttall’s signature on the Time to Change pledge and has established a mental-health well-being programme independent of safety, occupational health, and personal health, which have their own specific identities.

Steve was awarded a CBE for services to civil engineering and construction in the 2015 New Year's Honours list.

Hideshi Fukumoto Vice President and Executive Officer, CTO Hitachi Construction Machinery
Paul Gibbs Regional Manager, UK Bechtel
Paul Gibbs Regional Manager, UK

Mr. Gibbs, as managing director of Bechtel’s UK infrastructure business, oversees all active UK projects and leads the company’s strategy to transform Bechtel into a more responsive and effective partner and contractor. He joined Bechtel in 2005 in business development within the civil business unit. He then joined the Crossrail project, where he was project manager for the design, construction, and delivery of projects. In later roles, he served as Bechtel’s region president for Africa, executive assistant to Bechtel’s CEO, President and COO, and secretary to the Group Operating Committee, Finance, and Strategy Committees. Prior to his current role, he was general manager of Bechtel’s global water business, with responsibility for strategy, development, and execution.

Before joining Bechtel, Mr. Gibbs served as finance manager for the international exploration drilling services of Anglo American in Canada; executive director for South Africa’s engineering and construction giant, Grinaker-LTA; business development manager for LTA in the United Arab Emirates; and manager of capital project donations for The Anglo American and De Beers Chairman’s Fund, the largest social investment fund in southern Africa.

Mr. Gibbs holds a master’s degree in political science and geography from Dundee University, Scotland. He studied accountancy to degree level through the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and pursued further business study at INSEAD in France and Singapore. He was commissioned into the British Territorial Army, following training at RMA Sandhurst and Warminster.

Bruce Grewcock Chairman and CEO Kiewit
Bruce Grewcock Chairman and CEO

Mr. Grewcock leads Peter Kiewit Sons’, the fifth-largest general contractor in the United States, providing construction and engineering services to a variety of markets, including building; mining; oil, gas, and chemical; power; transportation; and water. The privately owned company performs work throughout Australia, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Mr. Grewcock was first elected to the company’s board of directors in 1994 and was named President and Chief Operating Officer in 2000, CEO in 2005, and Chairman in 2013.

A leader in the community, Mr. Grewcock serves as a director of Nebraska Medicine and Creighton University and is a member of the Colorado School of Mines Foundation’s board of trustees. He earned a BS in mining engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executives Program. He is a member of Business Roundtable (an association of CEOs in the United States) and is a founding member of the Construction Industry Ethics and Compliance Initiative (CIECI).

Le Viet Hai Chairman & CEO Hoa Binh Construction Group
Steve Halverson Chairman & CEO The Haskell Company
Steve Halverson Chairman & CEO
The Haskell Company

Mr. Halverson heads the Haskell Company, a $1 billion global integrated design-build organization, with operations throughout the United States, Latin America, and Asia. He has served as CEO for 19 years.

Mr. Halverson has served as national chairman of three industry associations: the Construction Industry Roundtable, the Design Build Institute of America, and the National Center for Construction Education and Research. He also was elected to the National Academy of Construction. He currently serves as a corporate director of CSX Corporation, a $13 billion freight railroad company, and Guidewell Mutual Insurance Company, a $16 billion health solutions company.

Mr. Halverson received his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University and his JD degree from American University in Washington, D.C. He has completed executive business education at Dartmouth University and Wharton.  He is coauthor of two books and numerous professional articles.

Cyndee Hoagland Vice President, Global Partners Trimble
Cyndee Hoagland Vice President, Global Partners

Ms. Hoagland is a seasoned software and technology executive with over 25 years of experience in delivering growth, profitability and market leadership. As Vice President for Trimble's Global Accounts and Corporate Partnerships, she is responsible for the strategic direction and execution of Trimble's leading technology solutions and services for strategic global accounts, corporate partnerships, and the US government. Working closely with the leading construction, design, and civil-engineering companies worldwide, as well as public-sector agencies and departments, Ms. Hoagland aims to support customers by enabling technology to increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve the safety of Trimble’s workers.

Philip Hoare President Atkins
Philip Hoare President

As President of Atkins, Philip is responsible for the company’s engineering and design services worldwide. Since joining Atkins in 1997, he has held several senior positions, including leading Atkins’ transportation division and operations across Europe.

Philip is committed to collaborating with clients and partners to deliver their objectives, taking full advantage of digital transformation to improve the efficiency and productivity of infrastructure delivery. He is passionate about the skills agenda and celebrating diversity and inclusion, as well as a strong advocate of STEM and early career development.

Philip has held a number of industry positions including roles on the Boards of the Railway Industry Association, the Rail Supply Group, the Defence Growth Partnership and the National College of High Speed Rail. A chartered civil engineer by profession, he is a member of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.

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 Head of the recently-established Power & Renewables team at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), Mr. Hogg's mandate is to build a diversified global portfolio of value-add power and renewables investments, taking advantage of growing market opportunities as the energy sector transitions and global power demand grows, especially for low-carbon energy alternatives.  Most recently, Bruce was Managing Director, Head of Americas for Infrastructure where he was responsible for teams in Toronto, Sao Paulo and Sydney.  Prior to joining the CPP Investment Board in October 2007, Bruce 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.

Cressida Hogg Chairman Landsec
Cressida Hogg Chairman

Ms. Hogg joined the board of Land Securities Group (Landsec) in January 2014 and was appointed Chairman in July 2018. Landsec is a listed property company and a constituent of the FTSE 100. It owns more than 23 million square feet of commercial floor space and has approximately one million visitors to its buildings every day.

After starting her career at JP Morgan, Ms. Hogg worked for 3i Group, first in private equity and then cofounding its infrastructure business. From 2009 to 2014, as Managing Partner, she was responsible for managing 3i Infrastructure, a FTSE 250 investment company. From 2014 to April 2018, she was Global Head of Infrastructure at the $350 billion Canada Pension Fund Investment Board, managing a portfolio of investments worth about £16 billion.

Ms. Hogg has extensive board experience, including most recently on the boards of Anglian Water Group and Associated British Ports.

John Holland-Kaye Chief Executive Officer Heathrow Airport
John Holland-Kaye Chief Executive Officer
Heathrow Airport

During his time as CEO, Heathrow has consistently improved service levels for passengers, while reducing costs, and it is now rated one of the best airports in the world. He has championed a third runway at Heathrow, building cross party and national support. In 2017 he launched Heathrow 2.0, a plan for the airport to become a centre of excellence in sustainable aviation. He has a keen interest in promoting diversity and social mobility and is chair of the Business in the Community Employment and Skills Leadership Team. Before becoming CEO in July 2014, he was Development Director, responsible for delivering the £2.5bn Terminal 2 on time and on budget.

Prior to joining Heathrow, John worked in housebuilding, brewing and strategy consulting in the UK, US, Australia and the Philippines. 

John is married with two daughters.

Jens Holmboe Director General Danish Road Directorate
Jens Holmboe Director General
Danish Road Directorate

Mr. Holmboe heads the National Road Agency in Denmark. The agency is responsible for planning, building, and operation of the national road network, which handles approximately half of the road traffic in Denmark.

He has more than 25 years of experience in building and operating major road infrastructure. During his earlier career, he especially worked in management and contracting major projects and asset management.

Dame Vivian Hunt Managing Partner, UK and Ireland McKinsey & Company
Dame Vivian Hunt Managing Partner, UK and Ireland
McKinsey & Company

Vivian is the Managing Partner for McKinsey & Company, United Kingdom and Ireland. She serves corporate, public, and third-sector clients on a range of strategic issues. Her pioneering work tying diversity to strong financial performance is globally recognized. She frequently speaks on McKinsey’s flagship research on the topic and has co-authored publications such as Delivering through Diversity, Why Diversity Matters, Women Matter, The Power of Parity: How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth and has been named “the most influential black woman in Britain” and “one of the 30 most influential people in the City of London."

Vivian serves on the Mayor of London’s Business Council, the CBI London Council, is Vice-Chair of British-American Business and is a member of the Trilateral Commission.  She sits on the Advisory Council of the Tate Modern and the Southbank Centre and chairs the Prince’s Business in the Community ‘Seeing Is Believing’ program.

Emmanuel Jaclot EVP & Head of Infrastructure CDPQ Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec
Emmanuel Jaclot EVP & Head of Infrastructure
CDPQ Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec

Mr. Jaclot has been Executive Vice President, Infrastructure, since June 2018. In this role, he is responsible for CDPQ’s infrastructure investment strategy and oversees the teams that carry out infrastructure investment activities worldwide. The portfolio he manages includes assets of over CAN $16 billion. Mr. Jaclot sits on CDPQ’s Executive and Investment Risk Committees.

Before joining the organization, Mr. Jaclot was Senior Vice President at Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management, in London. Prior to that, he was Deputy CEO at EDF Énergies Nouvelles, a subsidiary of EDF specialized in renewable energy, in Paris. In his previous roles, he has managed major merger and acquisition transactions around the world, through which he developed an expertise in both investing and asset management. Previously, he was an Investment Officer at private-equity firm PAI Partners. He began his career as an analyst and then became an associate at Morgan Stanley in London.

Mr. Jaclot holds an MBA from INSEAD and a master’s in engineering from the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris.

Scott Jacobs CEO & Co-Founder Generate Capital
Scott Jacobs CEO & Co-Founder
Generate Capital

Scott Jacobs is the CEO and Co-Founder of Generate, a leading sustainable infrastructure platform delivering affordable, reliable resource solutions to companies, communities, and cities. Prior to Generate, in 2007, Scott joined McKinsey & Company to co-found its global CleanTech practice, advising companies, institutional investors, NGOs and governments around the world on the economic imperatives of resource productivity and climate solutions. Prior to that, Scott spent over a decade in technology and venture capital, helping start and grow a number of companies, including PolyServe (acquired by HP) and Alliance Data Systems (acquired by FiServ). Scott has dedicated much of his professional life to the “resource revolution” and is a regular writer, keynote speaker and conference panelist on the topics of thematic investing and risk management, climate- and resource-related innovation, and building values-based and people-centric businesses.

Scott earned his MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was named a George F. Baker Scholar, and his BA cum laude from Dartmouth College.

A. Al Jajeh Executive Board Member & CFO Cumming
Wiebke Jardet Head of EIB Group Office in the UK European Investment Bank
Wiebke Jardet Head of EIB Group Office in the UK
European Investment Bank

As Head of the European Investment Bank’s UK office, Ms. Jardet steers the activities of the office and represents the European Investment Bank in front of stakeholders and the national authorities in the United Kingdom. In this function, she also communicates the EU Bank’s strategy and policies and plays, together with the London-based team, a key role in providing support for the activities of the EIB Group in the United Kingdom and beyond.

Since joining the EIB in 2009, she has had a number of responsibilities, including as Division Head in the Legal Directorate. As a member of the legal management team, she was in particular responsible for the bank’s operations in Germany, Central Europe (Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary), Neighborhood Region East (Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Belorussia), and Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan) and managed two dedicated teams of banking and finance lawyers.

With her legal background and sound business understanding, Ms. Jardet has over the years successfully contributed to delivering EIB’s mission inside and outside the European Union. In her roles, her aim was to maximize the impact of the EIB in a sustainable manner while delivering on its mission to make a significant contribution to the future of Europe, its partners and citizens by promoting economic and social cohesion in the EU and beyond.

Before joining the EIB in 2009, she worked at French Export Credit Agency, COFACE, in Paris and practiced law with the international law firm Clifford Chance, based in Frankfurt am Main and Paris. She obtained law degrees in Germany and France and was admitted for several years at the Frankfurt am Main and Paris bar. She also studied European law at University Nancy II and recently completed the Cycle des Hautes Etudes Européennes at Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA).

Leigh Jasper Chief Executive Officer Aconex
Leigh Jasper Chief Executive Officer

Leigh co-founded Aconex, the world’s most widely used cloud collaboration platform for managing construction projects. As CEO, he led the company from founding, through multiple capital raisings, to an Initial Public Offering (IPO) and company sale to Oracle Ltd for $1.6 billion in 2018.

Leigh grew Aconex to over $200 million in revenue, employing 850 staff across operations in 50 cities around the world, in Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, South America and North America. Leigh worked in the Melbourne, San Francisco and Paris offices of Aconex.

Prior to founding Aconex, Leigh worked in management consulting with McKinsey and Company.

Leigh is the Chair of LaunchVic and a Director of Buildxact, SEEK Ltd, Salta Properties, Zuuse and the Burnet Institute.

Stephen Jennings Founder & CEO Rendeavour
Stephen Jennings Founder & CEO

As the Founder and CEO of Rendeavour, Mr. Jennings manages the satellite city projects of Africa’s largest urban developer, with over 12,000 hectares (30,000 acres) of land and developments in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rendeavour transforms raw land into master-planned developments, installing the infrastructure required for large-scale communities. Rendeavour developments have Special Economic Zone status and act as major catalysts for economic and infrastructure transformation in sub-Saharan Africa.

Prior to Rendeavour, Stephen founded Renaissance Group in 1995, building investment banking, securities sales and trading, asset management, and consumer finance businesses across Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa. Before that, he worked at Credit Suisse First Boston in New Zealand and in the New Zealand Treasury. He also consulted for the governments of New Zealand and Australia on issues of privatization.

Robert Jenrick Exchequer Secretary UK Ministry of Finance
Robert Jenrick Exchequer Secretary
UK Ministry of Finance

As the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Mr. Jenrick leads on economic growth, productivity, infrastructure investment, and regional growth. He was elected Conservative Member of Parliament for Newark in June 2014. He sat on the Health Select Committee and served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Lord Chancellor, Rt. Hon. Michael Gove, MP, and then to the Home Secretary, Rt. Hon. Amber Rudd, MP.

Prior to joining Parliament, Mr. Jenrick had a successful business career, latterly as International Managing Director of the art business Christie’s. He trained as a corporate lawyer and practiced with US international law firms Skadden Arps and Sullivan & Cromwell in London and Moscow.

Eric Keen Chairman and CEO HDR
Eric Keen Chairman and CEO

A civil engineer by training, Mr. Keen has spent his 36-year career helping to develop and deliver some of the United States’ most notable transportation infrastructure projects. Serving as HDR’s chairman as well as its CEO, he is responsible for the company’s leadership and strategic growth. Previously at HDR, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer and as Engineering Company President. He was instrumental in establishing the firm’s transportation alternative delivery practice, which has since been involved in many high-profile projects. He also oversaw acquisitions across the United States, Canada, and Australia, which expanded the firm’s capabilities and helped double the company’s size.

A graduate of the University of Iowa, Mr. Keen is active in many professional and civic groups.

Shaun Kenny President, Infrastructure Bechtel
Shaun Kenny President, Infrastructure

Shaun Kenny is president of Bechtel’s Infrastructure global business unit, with responsibility for a worldwide portfolio of power, communication, aviation, rail, and civil infrastructure projects.

Shaun has more than three decades of EPC industry experience in the infrastructure, mining, and water sectors. At Bechtel, he has held key construction, project management, strategy and business development, and executive leadership roles in the U.K., Australia, the U.S., Chile, and the Middle
East. As president of the Infrastructure business, he is based in the unit’s London headquarters.

Shaun began his career in the U.K. civil construction industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Liverpool Polytechnic. He is a chartered civil engineer in the U.K., a member of the U.K. Institution of Civil Engineers, a fellow of Engineers Australia, and a registered engineer in Australia.

Jonghoon Kim Chairman HanmiGlobal
Jonghoon Kim Chairman

Dr. Kim is a founder and Chairman of HanmiGlobal, a construction management & project management firm located in Seoul, South Korea. Within the past 20 years, HanmiGlobal has acquired 11 group companies, including 3 in the U.S., and successfully completed 373 overseas projects in 58 countries.

As an expert in construction management & 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.


Uwe Krueger Senior Managing Director, Head Business Services Temasek International
Uwe Krueger Senior Managing Director, Head Business Services
Temasek International

Dr. Krueger joined Temasek in January 2018 as Head, Business Services, and Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Management. He was most recently CEO of WS Atkins, where he was responsible for one of the world’s largest engineering firms providing professional, technology-based consultancy and support services for clients in both the private and public sectors globally. Prior to Atkins, he was President of Cleantech Switzerland. He was also an Operations Director and Senior Advisor with TPG Capital, based in London and San Francisco. Before TPG Capital, he was the CEO of Oerlikon AG and had multiple roles with Hochtief, including CEO, Central Europe, and Chairman, Turner International. He started his career as Project Manager with A.T. Kearney.

Dr. Krueger serves on the Boards of Aggreko, SUSI, and Ontex and is a member of the Swiss Federal Nuclear Commission. He holds a PhD from the University of Frankfurt and was conferred an honorary doctorate from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He also holds an Honorary Professorship of Physics at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt. In 2016, he won the ACE European CEO of the Year award.

Morgan Landy Senior Director, Global Infrastructure & Natural Resources International Finance Corporation
Morgan Landy Senior Director, Global Infrastructure & Natural Resources
International Finance Corporation

Morgan Landy is Senior Director of Global Infrastructure and Natural Resources at IFC, a member of the World Bank Group and the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. In this role, he leads IFC investment operations and advisory services in energy, transportation, water, mining, and municipal and environmental infrastructure, and oversees a $20 billion debt and equity portfolio.

Over his career at IFC, Mr. Landy has worked in Washington D.C., Ho Chi Minh City, and Istanbul in roles including Regional Infrastructure Manager for Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, and Global Head of Power and Renewable Energy. Most recently he worked as Director of IFC’s Environmental, Social, and Governance Department, leading corporate efforts to ensure that IFC grows sustainably and through advancement of the industry-leading IFC Performance Standards.

Before joining IFC, Mr. Landy worked in the investment banking team at Credit Suisse FirstBoston in New York. He holds a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in the United States.

Pierre Lavallée President & CEO Canada Infrastructure Bank
Pierre Lavallée President & CEO
Canada Infrastructure Bank

Canada Infrastructure Bank appointed Mr. Lavallée to serve as its President and CEO in 2018. His role as the inaugural CEO includes establishing strategy, policies, and procedures; building a highly skilled and motivated team of professionals; and developing partnerships with investors and public-sector proponents to support innovative infrastructure transactions.

Before joining Canada Infrastructure Bank, Mr. Lavallée held several senior positions at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) over six years, most recently as Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Investment Partnerships.

Prior to CPPIB, Mr. Lavallée was Executive Vice President, Reitmans (Canada), based in Montreal. He also spent 18 years with Bain & Company in Toronto, where he led the Canadian retail, telecom, and private-equity practices and was Managing Partner for Canada for three years. Before joining Bain, Mr. Lavallée served as Trade Commissioner in the Department of External Affairs and International Trade, based in Ottawa and Japan.

Lincoln Leong Chief Executive Officer MTR
Lincoln Leong Chief Executive Officer

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.

Daniel Loureda Chief Executive Officer Vivenio Residential
Daniel Loureda Chief Executive Officer
Vivenio Residential

Mr. Loureda is CEO of Vivenio Residencial, a recently created SOCIMI (public limited trust invested in real estate) with majority capital from the Dutch pension fund APG. Vivenio’s objective is to become one of Spain’s leading companies in the rental of houses. Mr. Loureda is also founder and President of Misoficinas.es, a start-up that aspires to be the reference website for real estate transactions of tertiary products (rental and sale of offices, premises, warehouses, floors, etc.) in Spain.

Before joining Vivenio, he created NIDOM, a housing developer focused on the most central areas of Madrid, and currently has five projects in development. Prior to that, he was CEO and a member of the board of directors of Testa (now integrated in Merlin Properties) and of the promoter Vallehermoso. Previously, he worked at Endesa, Sacyr, and Dragados.

Mr. Loureda studied civil engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He also holds a degree in economics and business administration from UNED, an MBA from INSEAD (Fontainebleau), and an International Diploma (MS in soil mechanics) from Imperial College London.

Jake Macholtz Chief Executive Officer InEight
Andrew Macmillan Chief Strategy Officer Heathrow Airport
Andrew Macmillan Chief Strategy Officer
Heathrow Airport

Mr. Macmillan joined Heathrow in 2009 in both strategy and operational roles and after eight years moved into the Heathrow executive team. He led on the delivery of the five-year business plan and on the airport’s growth strategy and long-term investment, including planning linked to airport expansion. Previously, he worked in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East in infrastructure and transport with McKinsey and Company.

Laurie Mahon Vice Chair U.S. Investment Banking Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Laurie Mahon Vice Chair U.S. Investment Banking
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Laurie Mahon serves as Vice-Chair of CIBC’s U.S. Investment Banking business, a role she recently assumed after having led the Global Infrastructure and Power team since August 2013. She has spent her entire professional life in the infrastructure space, having had a multifaceted career as a banker, public sector manager, infrastructure executive, consultant, journalist and developer focusing on the development and financing of large infrastructure projects around the globe.

Before joining CIBC Capital Markets, Ms. Mahon was a senior expert in McKinsey’s infrastructure practice. Previously, she spent 12 years as an independent advisor, helping numerous public and private entities develop transportation projects in the U.S., Latin America, China and the U.K.. From 1984 until 1999, she worked on Wall Street as an investment banker, focusing on the infrastructure markets in both the U.S. and emerging markets. She started her banking career as a municipal banker.

Before entering the field of banking, Ms. Mahon spent five years working at New Jersey Transit, where she held various 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, and a B.S. summa cum laude from Boston University.

Nyami Mandindi Executive Director Kusile Africa Ventures
Dan McQuade Group President, Construction Services AECOM
Dan McQuade Group President, Construction Services

Mr. McQuade serves as Group President of AECOM’s $8 billion Construction Services business, which encompasses over 14,000 employees in 25 countries. He is a recognized expert in the design and construction of buildings and infrastructure across a range of sectors. His leadership has resulted in significant global key market growth in such places as Vancouver, Los Angeles, Sydney, Miami, London, Rome, Moscow and Dubai. The Construction Services group is currently overseeing such landmark projects as Hudson Yards and One Vanderbilt in New York City, and Midfield Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Mr. McQuade is a member of the Cornell University Civil Engineering School’s Advisory Board, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation Board of Directors, the China General Chamber of Commerce Advisory Council, the ACE Mentor Program Board of Directors, and has professional affiliations with the Construction Industry Round Table. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from Fordham University.

Tony Meggs CEO Infrastructure and Projects Authority
Tony Meggs CEO
Infrastructure and Projects Authority

Recently retired as Chairman of Crossrail Ltd, Europe’s largest metro rail project.  Prior to that, CEO of the UK Government’s Infrastructure and Projects Authority, with oversight of the HMG’s largest and most complex projects and programmes and responsibility for building project capability within the UK government.  Background in energy, with many years in conventional oil and gas exploration, development and production, followed by several years as Head of Group Technology in BP.  In this role, responsible for corporate oversight of major projects groupwide, as well as technology development across the company.  Focus on development of alternative energy opportunities for BP, including setting up of Hydrogen Energy.  Ex-Chairman of Deepwater Wind in the US and Co-Chair of MIT study of the Future of Natural Gas.

Manoj Menda Corporate Chairman RMZ
Manoj Menda Corporate Chairman

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.

Alain Michaelis Chief Executive Officer Keller Group
Alain Michaelis Chief Executive Officer
Keller Group

Mr. Michaelis has extensive operational and strategic-management experience within international businesses across America, Asia–Pacific, and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He was appointed CEO of Keller in May 2015 and is a member of its board of directors. He was previously Group Operations Director of Rolls Royce, where he also served as a major divisional head. He has held senior leadership positions at Tenneco, a Tier 1 automotive supplier, and at Wolseley, the building-products distributor. He began his career at Arup as an engineering consultant.

Mr. Michaelis is a mechanical engineer by training. He has a bachelor’s degree from Imperial College and an MBA from INSEAD. He is a fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

Andy Mitchell Chief Executive Thames Tideway
Andy Mitchell Chief Executive
Thames Tideway

Before taking the helm of Tideway, Mr. Mitchell was Programme Director and board member at Crossrail. He has managed high-profile projects both in the United Kingdom and overseas. After 12 years working in the United Arab Emirates, France, and South Africa and on major developments such as Hong Kong Airport and the Hong Kong West Rail, he joined Network Rail, where he was Project Director for its Southern Power Upgrade project and Major Programme Director of the Thameslink Programme.

Mr. Mitchell is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Royal Academy of Engineering. He was awarded the CBE for his services to civil engineering.

Diana Montgomery Chief Executive Officer Construction Products Association
Diana Montgomery Chief Executive Officer
Construction Products Association

Dr. Montgomery, who has led the Construction Products Association since 2012, has championed the importance of UK construction product manufacturing and distribution to the entire construction supply chain and the value it delivers to the wider economy. The association represents 85 percent of the £50 billion sector by value, including global multinationals and 21,000 small and medium enterprises across the United Kingdom.

Before joining the Construction Product Association, Dr. Montgomery was Deputy Chief Executive of the Chemical Industries Association, where she raised the profile of chemical manufacturing in the United Kingdom and established its pivotal role in the delivery of the UK government’s sustainability targets. Previously she headed the sustainability agendas in companies including Centrica, the AA, and Johnson Wax.

In October 2014, Dr. Montgomery was appointed by HM Treasury to chair Infrastructure UK’s Supply Chain Capacity and Skills Group. She also chairs the board of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. She has degrees from Oxford University and Imperial College in Chemistry and Environmental Management.

Patricia Moore Managing Director, UK Turner & Townsend
Patricia Moore Managing Director, UK
Turner & Townsend

Patricia Moore is the UK Managing Director.

Patricia sits on the Turner & Townsend Executive Board and as UK Managing Director leads a team of 2000+ people servicing clients across Real Estate, Infrastructure and Natural Resources markets.

Patricia’s experience encompasses the whole programme life-cycle, she is skilled in business case appraisal, major programme set up, delivery through to commercial close and claims resolution.

A Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Patricia has an MSc in Construction Law and Arbitration, is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.

Sir Terry Morgan Chairman Crossrail
Sir Terry Morgan Chairman

Sir Terry Morgan, CBE, is Chairman of Crossrail, a project to deliver a high-frequency, high-capacity service to 40 UK stations linking Reading and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, bringing an additional 1.5 million people within 45 minutes’ commuting distance of London.

Sir Terry is Chairman of Ricardo and in 2017 was appointed Chairman of London City Airport. He is past Chairman of the HS2 College Governing Body and past Non-Executive Chairman of the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry.

Sir Terry is a member of the University of Birmingham Council, a Heart of the City Council member, and a member of the HS2 Growth Delivery Board.

Yuvraj Narayan Group Chief Financial Officer DP World
Yuvraj Narayan Group Chief Financial Officer
DP World

Mr. Narayan is Group Chief Financial Officer of DP World, formed by the 2005 merger of Dubai Ports Authority (DPA), Dubai Ports International (DPI), and CSX World Terminals. In 2006, DP World acquired P&O Steam Navigation Company to emerge as the world’s fourth-largest container terminal operator. As CFO, Mr. Narayan oversaw the launch of DP World’s international initial public offering (IPO), the largest in the Middle East. He also led a successful international Islamic and conventional bond issue and was instrumental in DP World’s recent acquisition of Economic Zones World (EZW), the operator of Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone, creating the leading integrated port and free zone in the Middle East region.

Mr. Narayan is a qualified Chartered Accountant with more than 28 years’ experience in the ports and international banking sectors. He has twice been named MENA CFO of the Year at Naseba’s annual CFO Strategies Forum.

Subbu Narayanswamy Senior Partner McKinsey & Company
Subbu Narayanswamy Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company

Subbu is the Capital Projects & Infrastructure Practice leader for India, and leads our global work in real estate. He also works on capital expenditure projects in Asia Pacific, supporting clients in the design and execution of megaprojects across the region.

He has helped clients significantly reduce project costs and compress timelines across a range of multibillion dollar capital-expenditure projects—including coal- and gas-based power plants, greenfield refineries, and hotels, high-rise residential buildings, and other real estate projects.

Subbu works with many large city and real estate developments and megaprojects in China, India, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and other emerging markets. His advice spans business planning, design optimisation, contracting and procurement, project management, organisation, and post-construction operations.

He has helped investors develop and implement investment strategies for Indian infrastructure, including roads, ports, airports, and metros. He supports some of Asia’s leading engineering and construction firms on strategy, project management, and design optimisation.

Alison Nimmo Chief Executive Officer The Crown Estate
Alison Nimmo Chief Executive Officer
The Crown Estate

Since 2012, Ms. Nimmo has been the CEO of the Crown Estate, which has a capital value of £14 billion and returned over £329 million in profits to Her Majesty’s Treasury. She worked on the London 2012 Games for more than eight years, originally as part of the bid team and then subsequently as Director of Design and Regeneration at the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA). Here previous roles have included CEO of Sheffield One and Project Director of Manchester Millennium. She was awarded a CBE for services to urban regeneration in 2004.

Ms. Nimmo is a non-executive director of the Berkeley Group, a trustee of the UK Green Building Council, chair of the CBI’s Economic Growth Board, and a council member of Imperial College and Chair of its White City Syndicate.

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
Allard Nooy Chief Executive Officer
InfraCo Asia

Allard joined InfraCo Asia in mid-2013 and has overall accountability for the company’s infrastructure developments and investments in 12 Asian countries.

Allard has been based in Asia for over 25 years and has strategic executive leadership experience in the infrastructure sector in emerging and frontier markets. He has successfully led and acquired infrastructure, energy and environmental companies.

Allard’s previous roles include CEO of Jindal Aquasource and Jindal Ecopolis in New Delhi, India; President Asia Pacific at Covanta Energy Corporation (the world’s largest energy from waste company) based in Shanghai, China; Regional Director Infrastructure Development and Country Director China, for the Leighton Group in Asia; Regional Director, Greater China at Thames Water International in Hong Kong SAR; and Country Manager of Vermeer–Ballast Nedam, while based in Vietnam.

Allard has served on the Board (as NED) of the International Project Finance Association – IPFA (headquartered in London) since 2017.

He holds a BSc (Eng) in engineering management and an MBA in international business.

David O'Connor Head of Global Projects BP
David O'Connor Head of Global Projects

As BP’s Head of Global Projects, David is accountable for the delivery of all Upstream projects across 10 regions. He manages an annual budget of $5 billion to $6 billion, which covers onshore, offshore, and deepwater projects.

Prior to this role, he was the Vice President of Deepwater Projects. Over his extensive career spanning more than 35 years in industry, he has worked around the world in technical and managerial roles in Texas, Alaska, Algeria, the North Sea, and Egypt. David has previously served as President and General Manager for BP’s business in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

David earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Uche Nwakerendu Orji Managing Director & CEO Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority
Uche Nwakerendu Orji Managing Director & CEO
Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority

Mr. Uche Orji is the MD & CEO of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) having been reappointed by the President of Nigeria for another 5-year term. As pioneer CEO, Uche led the operationalization of the NSIA and has been responsible for driving its growth strategy since 2012. Under his leadership, NSIA has become a highly regarded investment institution, serving as a vehicle for implementing key infrastructure projects and investing Nigeria’s savings.

Prior to joining the NSIA, Uche was an MD in the Equities Division of UBS Securities, New York. Before then, Mr. Orji spent 6 years at JP Morgan Securities, London, rising from the post of VP to MD within the Equities Division. He worked at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, London from 1998-2001. First joining as an Associate, he rose to become an ED before resigning in 2001. Previously, he was the Financial Controller at Diamond Bank Plc., Lagos, Nigeria and had also worked at Arthur Andersen & Co.

Uche has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, Massachusetts, USA.

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

Robert leads McKinsey & Company's Real Estate Services. 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.

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 Chief Executive Officer Tripatra Multi Energi
Sir John Parker Chairman Pennon Group and Laing O’Rourke
Sir John Parker Chairman
Pennon Group and Laing O’Rourke

Sir John Parker is currently Chairman of Pennon Group, Chairman of Laing O’Rourke, and a non-executive director of Carnival Corporation, the world’s number-one cruise ship group. He is a Senior Advisor to Spencer Stuart. Until recently, he served as Chairman of Anglo American (his fifth FTSE 100 chairmanship) and as a non-executive director of Airbus Group. He has chaired the review for Government on Ethnic Diversity on Boards and recently completed a review of UK Naval Shipbuilding Strategy for MOD. Previously, he was Deputy Chairman of DP World, the world’s third-largest container port operator; President of the Royal Academy of Engineering; and Chairman, National Grid. He also chaired the Court of the Bank of England.

Sir John has served as CEO, chairman, or non-executive director in over 20 major UK and overseas companies. These have included Harland and Wolff–Belfast; Austin & Pickersgill, Sunderland; British Shipbuilders Corporation; Babcock International Group; British Coal Corporation; BG Group; Lattice Group; Firth Rixon; GKN; Fred Olsen, Norway; Brambles, Australia; P&O Princess Cruises; RMC Group; P&O Group; Mondi; and BVT (BAe Vosper Joint Venture). He was a member of the Prime Ministers Committee of Science & Technology (CST) and a member of Davies Committee–Women on Boards.

His extensive voluntary and charitable work has included ten years of Leading Young Offenders into Work, the RNLI Council, and the White Ensign Association. He has served as president of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, chancellor of the University of Southampton, member of the Prime Minister’s Business Council, an Elder Brother of Trinity House, and a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford.

Sir John was Knighted in the New Year’s Honours List in 2001 for services to shipbuilding and the defense industry and was appointed GBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2012 for services to industry and the voluntary sector.

He studied naval architecture and mechanical engineering at the Belfast College of Technology and Queens University Belfast. He has received honorary doctorates from Queen’s University, Belfast; Trinity College, Dublin; and the Universities of Ulster, Abertay (Dundee), Surrey, Southampton, Aston, Plymouth, Imperial College, and Huddersfield.

Amir Peleg Founder & CEO TaKaDu
Amir Peleg Founder & CEO

TaKaDu, the company Mr. Peleg founded in 2009 and now leads, provides central event management solutions for water and gas utilities. TaKaDu provides utilities with a cloud-based analytics solution for managing the life cycle of all network events and incidents, changing the way utilities work to provide operational benefits and strategic insights. The TaKaDu solution is deployed in leading utilities in Australia, Europe, Israel, South America, and the United States. TaKaDu was honored as a technology pioneer by the World Economic Forum of Davos and featured as a Harvard Business School case study.

Mr. Peleg also is a co-founder and council member of SWAN, the Smart Water Networks Forum, a global industry organization in the smart water space. A serial entrepreneur, Mr. Peleg founded YaData in 2005, serving as CEO until the company’s acquisition by Microsoft in 2008. In 1999, he founded Cash-U (later named Unipier).

Mr. Peleg holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, physics, and computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.

Richard Petrie Chief Executive buildingSMART International
Richard Petrie Chief Executive
buildingSMART International

Mr. Petrie’s career has focused on performance improvement challenges for clients or contractors involved in the procurement and operation of high-value physical assets. His industry sector experience is grounded in mainstream engineering and construction contracting and as a construction client. He has broad experience across a range of capital-intensive sectors, including oil and gas equipment and services, marine charter services and ship construction, airport infrastructure, building services, civil engineering, and most recently the provision of independent assurance and expert advice to companies operating high-risk, capital-intensive assets.

Mr. Petrie is an international businessman who respects and enjoys working across cultures. He has worked in Algeria, China, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Norway, Singapore, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

He is a Chartered Engineer and a fellow of the IET. He has an MBA from INSEAD, France.

Ashay Prabhu Co-Founder Assetic
Ashay Prabhu Co-Founder

Mr. Prabhu, a cofounder of Assetic, has more than 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. He has a directorship at the Asia Pacific Institute of Asset Management and is an adjunct professor of Strategic Asset Management at Bond University. He has a bachelor of engineering degree 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 Board Director of Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), one of the world’s leading practices in the field of architecture and urban design; he holds a Master’s degree in architecture and urbanism from the Architectural Association London and an MBA from the Imperial College Business School.

He has over 20 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 leading a range of key projects including the new iconic rail station at King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, the Rail Baltica High-speed Train and multi-modal Station in Tallinn, Estonia, and the new Nancy-Bird Walton International Airport in Sydney, Australia.

César Ramirez Martinell Chairman Barcelona Housing Systems
César Ramírez Martinell Chairman
Barcelona Housing Systems

Grandson of the founder of CM&A, Mr. Martinell is now the Chairman and CEO of the firm, which he joined as an apprentice at the age of 16. In addition, he chairs a CM&A spin-off he founded: Barcelona Housing Systems, a company focused on building industrialized large-scale, high-quality integral communities that are affordable and environmentally and socially sustainable.

During his career, Mr. Martinell has participated in a large number of residential and planning projects. In New York, he collaborated with the prestigious studio WC&A, internationally known for its work in luxury retail. At the age of 26, he established his first company, Back Pack International, and shortly after he chaired AIJEC, a member of EO. As a member of the board of several other companies related to construction and engineering, he had the opportunity to participate in large-scale projects developed in Spain in the late 1990s, such as the MACBA by Richard Meier, the Olympic Village of Barcelona, and the Opera House. He has also participated in the construction of the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum by Frank Gehry and La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (City of Arts and Sciences) in Valencia by Calatrava.

Mr. Martinell graduated from the Barcelona School of Architecture and attended University of California, Berkeley, for landscape and environmental studies.

Mark Reynolds Chief Executive Officer Mace
Mark Reynolds Chief Executive Officer

Mark was appointed Mace’s Chief Executive in January 2013, and has overseen the company’s revenue growth from £1bn to £2bn in 2018. He has consistently championed change within our industry, driving innovation to improve service excellence, whilst ensuring Mace continues to be more productive, more efficient and a responsible company.

Mark gained his early experience in the commercial and aviation sectors. He was the Deputy Programme Director for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Mark is currently a member of the Construction Leadership Council, responsible for the Skills workstream, a Board Director for London First, the Northern Powerhouse Partnership and is a trustee of LandAid.

Amit Rikhy Chief Executive Officer Carlyle Airport Group
Amit Rikhy Chief Executive Officer
Carlyle Airport Group

Mr. Rikhy heads Carlyle Airport Group, The Carlyle Group’s primary vehicle for airport infrastructure investment opportunities globally. His airport investment and management career spans over 25 years, including involvement in more than 50 airport public-private partnership (P3) transactions globally.

Mr. Rikhy is the former President and CEO of CCR USA, CCR Group’s international subsidiary. Before that, he was founder and CEO of Sigma Infrastructure Partners and Senior Vice President at Airports Worldwide. He served on the boards of all of Airports Worldwide’s assets, including as Chairman of TBI US, an airport portfolio with five management contracts at US airports (e.g., Atlanta Hartsfield, Burbank) and a long-term lease at Orlando Sanford. His experience also includes leading airport transactions in the United States and globally for Vantage Airport Group and Airport Group International. He has been directly involved in key US P3 airport transactions, as well as airport privatizations in Europe, the Americas and Caribbean, and Australasia.

Mr. Rikhy holds a degree in economics from University of Virginia and a master’s degree in business with a concentration in finance from Johns Hopkins University.

Andrew Rose Chief Executive Officer Global Infrastructure Investor Association
Andrew Rose Chief Executive Officer
Global Infrastructure Investor Association

Mr. Rose is the inaugural CEO of the Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA), the membership body for the world’s leading private investors in infrastructure and the leading advisers to the sector. GIIA’s role is to work with governments and other key stakeholders around the world to promote the role of private investment in helping to close the global infrastructure gap. Since his appointment as CEO in 2016, he has set about building GIIA’s relationships with policy makers, increasing its membership, and building the evidence base on which to promote the benefits of private investment in public infrastructure. Currently, GIIA’s 70 members have over $500 billion of infrastructure assets under management, spanning six continents.

Prior to joining GIIA, Mr. Rose held senior positions in both the public and private sectors in the United Kingdom and United States. For the three years prior to his current role, he was CEO of the Homes & Communities Agency, England’s housing and regeneration agency. He has also been CEO of Infrastructure UK in HM Treasury.

Mr. Rose’s private-sector roles have included Managing Director, Investment Banking at CIBC World Markets, where he established and led the Canadian bank’s European infrastructure investment-banking practice. He worked for CIBC for over 17 years in both the United Kingdom and United States. He was also a partner of AgFe, a leading debt advisory firm based in London.

Michael Sabia Chair Canada Infrastructure Bank
Michael Sabia Chair
Canada Infrastructure Bank

Michael was appointed Chair of the Board of Canada Infrastructure Bank in April 2020. Currently the Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Mr. Sabia brings a wealth of experience in the public and private sectors to this new role with the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

Mr. Sabia has brought leadership and innovation to countless roles, including his last post as the President and Chief Executive Officer of La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) —a role he served in from 2009 until 2020. During his tenure he helped rebuild la CDPQ into a global financial institution and made it a leader for investors working to address climate change and rural infrastructure.

Prior to joining la CDPQ, Michael was CEO of Bell Canada Enterprises and CFO of Canadian National Railway. He began his career in the public sector, first at the Department of Finance before becoming the Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, Priorities and Plans, in the Privy Council Office.

Michael has served on many international and Canadian advisory councils, including as co-chair on the G7 Investor Leadership Network on Climate Change, Diversity and Infrastructure Development.

Nora Scheinkestel Chairman Atlas Arteria Limited
Nora Scheinkestel Chairman
Atlas Arteria Limited

Dr. Scheinkestel is an experienced company director, serving for over 25 years as a non-executive chairman and director in a wide range of industry sectors and in the public, government, and private spheres. She is currently Chairman of Atlas Arteria and a director of Atlas Arteria International, Telstra Corporation, Ausnet Services, and OceanaGold Corporation.

Her background is as a senior banking executive in international and project financing, responsible for the development and financing of major mining and infrastructure projects in Australasia and Southeast Asia. She is a published author of Rethinking Project Finance: Allocating and Mitigating Risk in Australasian Projects.

Dr. Scheinkestel is an associate professor at the Melbourne Business School at Melbourne University. She is also a trustee of the Victorian Arts Centre Trust. In 2003, she was awarded a centenary medal for services to Australian society in business leadership.

Frank Schramm Co-CEO BBGI
Frank Schramm Co-CEO

Mr. Schramm was actively involved in the establishment and initial public offering (IPO) of BBGI in 2011 and the subsequent growth from 19 investments at IPO to 49 investments. BBGI is a London listed company and currently manages a global portfolio of infrastructure investments, located in Australia, Europe and North America, with a market capitalization of over GBP 1 billion.

As Co-CEO, he is responsible for overall strategy, leadership and management of the company. He is one of three members of the management board and sits on the Investment Committee. Additionally, he is a shareholder representative or holds directorships in key investments of BBGI.

Mr. Schramm has worked in the infrastructure sector, investment banking and advisory business for over 25 years. Prior to his current role with BBGI, he worked at Bilfinger Project Investments (BPI), where as Co–Managing Director, he led the European infrastructure operations. In this role, he was responsible for all European development, asset management, finance and divestment activities. Before joining BPI in 2003, Mr. Schramm worked at Macquarie Bank in the investment banking group, with responsibility for structured finance transactions.

Martin Seeger President & CEO Lahmeyer International
Martin Seeger President & CEO
Lahmeyer International

Mr. Seeger is the top executive at Lahmeyer International, part of the Lahmeyer Group, owned by Tractebel Engineering, Belgium, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the French ENGIE Group. He previously was Executive Vice President Middle East & Asia at Bilfinger Industrial Services in Munich. Prior to that, he held several positions at Hochtief; as Head of International Division, Segment Service Solutions, he was responsible for seven foreign companies. During his professional career, he founded and developed companies in Bahrain, Qatar, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates, and he gained extensive international experience in several other countries.

Mr. Seeger is a member of the German Association of C

He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from RWTH Aachen University.

DK Sen Senior Executive Vice President (Infrastructure) Larsen & Toubro
DK Sen Senior Executive Vice President (Infrastructure)
Larsen & Toubro

Mr. Sen is a director as well as Senior Executive Vice President (Infrastructure) of Larsen & Toubro (L&T). He is versatile, having worked across domains including design and engineering, business development, tendering, and hardcore construction.

Mr. Sen started his tenure at L&T in 1989 as Senior Manager (Civil and Structural Design) in EDRC Kolkata and has subsequently headed various portfolios in Kolkata, Bangalore, and Mumbai. He led several marquee projects, including on-time completion of the complex Mumbai International Airport. He became Senior Vice President and Head–Transport Infrastructure in 2011 to spearhead the organization’s efforts in roads, highways, elevated corridors, and railways. Under his leadership, the business completed several projects, including India’s longest road project, the Bewar Pali Pindwara Road. He also helped establish L&T in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries by securing several landmark projects, notably the Maffraq–Ghweifat Road Project, the Abu Dhabi International Airport, the first railway job in Saudi Arabia, and other highway and urban-infrastructure development projects in Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Prior to joining Larsen & Toubro, Mr. Sen worked for several companies, including Tata Steel in Jamshedpur and M/s. Development Consultants in Kolkata.

Mr. Sen holds additional responsibilities as chairman on the boards of L&T Infrastructure Engineering and L&T Oman and is a member of the board of L&T Qatar. He is also a member of the curriculum advisory committee of the JC postgraduate course in Infrastructure at IIT Kharagpur and the Infrastructure postgraduate course of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He is a civil-engineering graduate of IIT Kharagpur and has a postgraduate degree in business management from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Ilídio de Ayala Serôdio Group President Profabril Consulplano Group
Ilídio Serôdio Group President
Profabril Consulplano Group

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.

Omar Shahzad Group CEO Meinhardt Group International
Omar Shahzad Group CEO
Meinhardt Group International

Omar has been the Group CEO since 2013 where he oversees the global group’s performance, focusing on client management, group business expansion and diversification.

Under his leadership, the group has grown significantly and was the first Singapore engineering company to be conferred the International Headquarters Award by the Economic Development Board of Singapore (EDB). Meinhardt also partnered EDB to set up two Centres of Excellence in Smart Cities and Project and Construction Management in 2014. In 2012, Meinhardt set up a first-of-its-kind ‘Water Training Centre’ to provide managerial and hands-on training to private and public sector officials from across the world.

Omar joined Meinhardt as the group’s Corporate Finance Director in 2008 before becoming Deputy CEO (2010 to 2013), overseeing the Group’s financial performance, investor relations and risk management. He was instrumental in growing the Group’s Middle East business. Prior to Meinhardt, Omar was an investment banker with an international bank and involved in several landmark equity capital and fixed income transactions, mergers and acquisitions. He was an advisor for a US$2 billion sovereign bond offering for the Republic of Indonesia; a US$70 million acquisition of Advanced Interconnect Technologies by Unisem (M) Berhad; and a US$415 million acquisition of a 20% stake in EON Capital Berhad by Primus Pacific Ltd.

Omar started his career as a Management Associate and subsequently worked as a Credit Analyst for one of the major global banks in Singapore.

Chris Shephard Vice President, Construction Solutions Trimble
Chris Shephard Vice President, Construction Solutions

Mr. Shephard has been with Trimble for 19 years and has held various positions in the engineering and construction sector. He is currently responsible for Trimble's Professional Services business and the two joint ventures owned by Trimble and Caterpillar. Prior to his current role, he held a variety of positions within Trimble, including responsibility for engineering and construction development and manufacturing, establishment of Trimble's first manufacturing facility in China, leadership of the Construction Instruments and Heavy Civil Construction businesses, and worldwide implementation of the SITECH distribution network.

Before joining Trimble, Mr. Shephard spent nine years as a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton in the United States and Europe. He has bachelor’s degree in business studies from the Manchester Metropolitan University and a master’s in management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Stuart Shilson Senior Partner McKinsey & Company
Stuart Shilson Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company

Stuart Shilson is a Senior Partner in McKinsey’s London office from where he lead its European Travel, Logistics and Infrastructure work.  Much of this involves helping senior executives in major infrastructure-related organisations across a wide range of strategic, organisational, operational and financial issues. His primary focus is on economic infrastructure (especially transport, power, water and waste, mining and defence), but some of his work relates to social infrastructure.

Before joining McKinsey, Stuart worked for five years as a commercial barrister. In 1999, he spent a year as a senior civil servant for the British government. He also served for a number of years as an Assistant Private Secretary to The Queen. Stuart graduated from Oxford University with a First Class degree in Mathematics and Philosophy. He also earned an MSc and an MPhil following postgraduate work at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Stuart is Vice-Chairman of Goodenough College, London, and a Trustee of both the British Red Cross and Bridges to Prosperity UK—a non-profit which partners with local governments to builds footbridges to connect isolated rural populations to essential services in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Central and South America.  Stuart is one of the founders of the Global Infrastructure Initiative and has served as its Co-Chair.

Fintan Slye Director of UK System Operator National Grid
Fintan Slye Director of UK System Operator
National Grid

Mr. Slye is the Director of the UK System Operator at National Grid, covering both gas and electricity. Prior to that, he was CEO of the EirGrid Group, the electricity system and market operator in Ireland and Northern Ireland. He also spent a number of years with McKinsey, supporting companies across Ireland and the United Kingdom, and with ESB, where he held positions in Ireland and the United States.

Kevin Sneader Global Managing Partner McKinsey & Company
Kevin Sneader Global Managing Partner
McKinsey & Company

Kevin Sneader is the global managing partner of McKinsey & Company. He is based in Hong Kong and serves a broad range of clients in multiple industries and functions with his work in strategy, organization, and operations.

Kevin joined McKinsey in London in 1989. He later worked from the firm’s Beijing, Paris, and Hong Kong offices before moving to the United States in 2001, when he became managing partner of McKinsey’s New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, offices. He went on to become managing partner of the firm’s practice in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Most recently, he served as the regional leader of our Asian offices from 2014 to 2018.

He has been involved in research efforts on global economic and business trends, productivity growth and innovation in China and Asia, as well as gender and diversity. He is the coauthor of several reports, including The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Asia Pacific, Overcoming global turbulence to reawaken economic growth, and China’s Choice: Capturing the $5 trillion productivity opportunity.

Kevin is a frequent speaker on business topics at events and key institutional forums across the Americas, Asia, and Europe. He has spoken at meetings of the World Economic Forum, the Milken Institute, the Singapore Summit and the World Internet Conference.

Long involved in charitable and professional causes, Kevin has served on the board of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, New York City chapter, the international advisory board of Scottish Enterprise, and was also previously president of the board of BritishAmerican Business.

Kevin holds a degree in law with first-class honors from his hometown University of Glasgow. He went on to graduate from Harvard Business School, where he received a master of business administration degree with highest distinction and was designated a Baker Scholar.

Jim Stamatis Chief Executive Officer Louis Berger
Jim 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 U.S. operation. Mr. Stamatis joined the firm more than 25 years ago and has held several leadership roles, helping to develop and expand the firm’s U.S. practice as he served in succeeding roles of responsibility, from Project Manager to Client Manager to Principal-in-Charge for a range of complex infrastructure, facilities, and environmental projects.

Mr. Stamatis attended Pennsylvania State University and completed his undergraduate studies at NJIT. He is a licensed professional engineer and is active in several industry associations.

Greg Stanmore Global Infrastructure Practice Leader Spencer Stuart
Greg Stanmore Global Infrastructure Practice Leader
Spencer Stuart

Mr. Stanmore leads Spencer Stuart’s Real Estate and Private Equity practices in addition to the firm’s infrastructure activities in Australasia. He has worked in consulting and senior-executive roles in Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, South America, and the United States. Greg joined the Sydney office after a career in real estate, strategy consulting, and the building-materials industry.

Prior to his work with Spencer Stuart, Mr. Stanmore worked for James Hardie in a number of roles, including General Manager of Australia/New Zealand; General Manager of Finance, IT and Planning, Asia Pacific; Senior Vice President of Business Development, responsible for development of international business, focusing primarily on Europe and South America; and Vice President of Marketing for the US business. Previously, he was a manager with LEK Consulting and led strategy consulting assignments for a range of clients in various industry sectors in Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom. He launched his career in the real-estate industry, serving as a project manager with CRI Limited and as a site engineer with Lend Lease Corporation.

Mr. Stanmore has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of New South Wales and an MBA from Macquarie University. He also is a graduate of the Strategic Marketing Management Program at Stanford University.

Gernot Strube Senior Partner & Co-Chair, GII McKinsey & Company
Gernot Strube Senior Partner & Co-Chair, GII
McKinsey & Company

Gernot advises clients in the infrastructure, real estate, construction, aerospace, rail, and machinery sectors on digital transformations, operational strategy, and performance improvement. He leads the Capital Projects & Infrastructure Practice globally and in Europe, and is a co-leader of the Operations Practice.

A native of Germany, Gernot has worked out of Munich, Cleveland and Hong Kong. He has served clients in various industry sectors, with most of his recent work focused on digital transformations, operational strategy, and performance improvement in infrastructure, construction, real estate, aerospace, rail and transportation.

Gernot has served clients in over 30 countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and many of Gernot’s projects are international in nature. His recent work includes a perspective on the strategic implications of digitization in the construction and infrastructure industries, the development of smart cities and infrastructure. Gernot is a leader of McKinsey’s Global Infrastructure Initiative (GII) and regularly gives keynote presentations at global infrastructure and technology conferences.

Gernot earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern before pursuing a master’s in aeronautical engineering and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Technology Munich. Before joining McKinsey in 1993, he spent five years as a scientific researcher in the field of applied laser diagnostics in combustion engineering, working under international government contracts and for leading automotive and aerospace companies.

Burak Talu Executive Board Member & CEO Doğuş Construction and Trade
Burak Talu Executive Board Member & CEO
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.

Hamid Tawfiki Chief Executive Officer CDG Capital
Hamid Tawfiki Chief Executive Officer
CDG Capital

With more than 28 years of international experience in the finance industry, Mr. Tawfiki has held positions in several countries. Currently, he is CEO of CDG Capital, the investment banking and investment management arm of CDG Group, in Morocco. Before that, he was CEO of Avenir Global Investment Advisors in Switzerland, Global Head of Commodities Sales and Structuring and Global Head of Emerging Markets at Calyon in London, Regional Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for Asia Pacific at Banque Indosuez in Hong Kong, Global Head of Marketing and Investment for Wealth Management at Banque Indosuez in Geneva, the manager in charge of international business development at Banque Indosuez in Paris, and the head of corporate planning and budgeting for Saudi French Bank in Riyadh.

Mr. Tawfiki is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee and Sherpa of the International Development Finance Club (IDFC) and the Long-Term Investors Club (LTIC). He serves as chairman of the board at Casablanca Stock Exchange, Maghreb Titrisation, CDG Capital Infrastructures, CDG Capital Gestion, and CDG Capital Private Equity.

Mr. Tawfiki holds a DEA (MPhil) in mathematics from Paris Dauphine University. He has been a speaker at many conferences, including Paris Infraweek 2017, the World Investment Conference (Marrakech), the Global Impact Economy Forum (Washington, DC), “Morocco Unlocked” (Financial Times conference, New York), and the International Asset Owners Summit (World Pensions Council, Hong Kong).

Kez Taylor Chief Executive Officer ALEC
Kez Taylor Chief Executive Officer

Graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg South Africa in 1988 with an Honours degree in Construction Management. Kez was awarded a bursary with Grinaker Construction in 1985 and continued to work with Grinaker until 2001.

During this period he worked on contracts in South Africa, Mauritius and Zambia and established a construction business in Namibia.

Kez was transferred from Grinaker–LTA to ALEC in 2001 to establish a construction company in the United Arab Emirates. ALEC grew from a small business in 2001 to a large trusted contractor, part of ICD, delivering complex and iconic construction projects across different areas of operation. ALEC also has a presence in Africa and has a plan to expand further afield. The company builds and provides construction solutions to exceed its clients’ expectations for quality, safety, functionality and aesthetics.

ALEC has broad experience in diverse sectors including airports, retail, hotels & resorts, high-rise buildings, themed projects. ALEC currently employs 15,000 employees.

ALEC is also home to different business units offering its clients a complete turnkey solution with MEP and fit-out solutions, energy efficiency and solar opportunities, facilities management capabilities, heavy equipment rental as well as technology systems.

Kez is the Chief Executive Officer of ALEC.

Hugh Thorneycroft Co-leader EMEA Spencer Stuart
Hugh Thorneycroft Co-leader EMEA
Spencer Stuart
Hugh Thorneycroft is a member of Spencer Stuart’s Industrial team where he advises energy, industrial and infrastructure companies on CEO succession, senior executive and board appointments. He co-founded the firm’s Infrastructure Practice. He also leads Spencer Stuart’s regional operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and is a member of Spencer Stuart’s Global Leadership Team. 
Industry experience
» Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Hugh spent seven years with ICI Chemicals & Polymers, working in a series of sales and marketing roles.
» This was followed by a three-year assignment to ICI Australia (now Orica Pty) in Melbourne, where he ran the industrial markets business of Orica Chemnet division.
» After leaving Australia to study in Switzerland, Hugh joined Marakon Associates, the strategy consultancy, for seven years, working for clients across Europe in a range of sectors. The projects were grounded in “value-based management” disciplines and covered portfolio and business unit strategy, business planning, performance management, channel management, shared services, investor relations and organisation design.
Hugh graduated with honours from Durham University with a degree in history and earned an MBA at IMD, the International Institute for Management Development, Switzerland.
Gabrielle Trainor Director Infrastructure Australia
Gabrielle Trainor Director
Infrastructure Australia

Gabrielle Trainor is a non-executive director and advisor whose experience covers over twenty-five years on boards in the public and private sectors ranging from infrastructure, financial services, transport and urban development to sports, arts and culture, child protection and the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

She is a member of the boards of Infrastructure Australia, Zurich Australia Limited and listed investment company WAM Global. Among her other roles, she is a director of the ACT City Renewal Authority, the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (Vic) and the Western City
and Aerotropolis Authority.

She is chair of the National Film and Sound Archive and a Commissioner of the Australian Football League (AFL) and of the Australian Sports Commission (Sport Australia). She is a member of the board of trustees of Western Sydney University and of the Charlie Perkins Trust.

Her previous experience is as a lawyer, newspaper journalist, public sector executive and as a consultant in issues management, stakeholder engagement, investor relations and public policy - for twenty years with the firm she co-founded, John Connolly and Partners. She consulted to ASX for ten years including through its demutualisation and listing. She has conducted reviews and sat on various committees for governments and has been engaged as an independent expert on crisis management.

In 2017, Gabrielle was named an Officer in the Order of Australia.

Jorge Unda Managing Director Sener Ingenieria y Sistemas
Jorge Unda Managing Director
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.

Amit Varma Co-Founder VEERUM
Amit Varma Co-Founder

Mr. Varma was pained by the problem of rework in industrial construction and decided to fix it. He cofounded VEERUM and leads the company’s business development. VEERUM uses digital twin technology to enable project teams to predict and resolve issues in the virtual world before they affect cost and schedule.

Mr. Varma has more than 20 years of entrepreneurship experience in the industries of banking, IT-enabled services, and engineering, construction, and procurement. He is an alumnus of the Indian School of Business and Kellogg School of Management.

Shashi Verma Director of Strategy and Chief Technology Officer Transport for London
Shashi Verma Director of Strategy and Chief Technology Officer
Transport for London

As Chief Technology Officer and Director of Strategy at Transport for London (TfL), Mr. Verma has overall responsibility for TfL’s technology and data strategy and its customer strategy. He joined TfL in 2002, and since 2006, he has been responsible for the operation of TfL’s revenue-collection system, including the Oyster card. He also advises the mayor of London on the city’s fares and ticketing policy. In 2011 his responsibilities extended to include the integration of all customer-facing activities and the running of TfL’s customer service operations.

His accomplishments include the development of contactless payments in 2007 and successful implementation of this on TfL’s systems in 2012. Also, in 2002, he established TfL’s Corporate Finance team with responsibility for major projects and the development of TfL’s corporate strategy.

Mr. Verma came to TfL from consultants McKinsey & Company, where he worked with clients in the heavy industrials, mining, and petroleum sectors.

Jennifer Weitzel Partner Datacenter Infrastructure Supply Chain Microsoft
Jonathan Woetzel Senior Partner McKinsey & Company
Jonathan Woetzel Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company

Jonathan Woetzel, a Senior Partner in McKinsey’s Shanghai office, has extensive experience in serving Chinese national, provincial, and city governments on economic development and urban planning. He is the McKinsey Global Institute Director based in Asia, currently leads the firm’s Cities Special Initiative globally, and serves city leaders in Brazil, India, Russia, and Saudi Arabia on new and existing city development.

Dr. Woetzel has recently designed a new central business district for one of China’s largest cities, including zoning, functional layout, benchmarking of the current situation against international examples, and development of an innovative new multifunctional concept. He developed an industry strategy for Langfang’s Airport New City around the newly planned second airport in Beijing. He supported a Chinese provincial capital in developing an integrated plan for an amusement park and associated entertainment-driven community that included functional land allocation, the marketing proposition, and investor attraction. He developed a functional plan for the launch of the world’s first “Auto City” in China. This project included developing a target value proposition, defining key success factors, developing economic models, and designing appropriate organizational structures.

Dr. Woetzel holds a PhD in political science from the University of Southern California, where his work focused on China’s political economy.

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.

Nicholas Wong Partner Clifford Chance
Nicholas Wong Partner
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. 

Heang Fine Wong Group CEO Surbana Jurong
Heang Fine Wong Group CEO
Surbana Jurong

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.

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