Following are a select group of leaders who will be joining us in London:
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
The Right Honorable Sir Danny Alexander joined the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in February 2016, two months after the bank was inaugurated. As Vice President and Corporate Secretary, he is a member of the senior management team, responsible for governance and the bank’s relations with its 57 shareholders, board of governors, and board of directors.
Prior to this, Sir Danny was one of the founders and leaders of the first UK coalition government since World War II. He has over 20 years of professional experience. From 2010 to 2015, he served as a senior minister in the UK Treasury, where he secured more than £100 billion of public-expenditure savings. He has played an active role in driving international cooperation on tax, trade, and transparency during the UK G8 presidency. A seasoned negotiator and communicator, Sir Danny has engaged with diverse stakeholders and partners on key public policies. He led the work on UK infrastructure policy and delivery, leading to the first National Infrastructure Plan, which is now embedded as an annual process. He helped to establish the Green Investment Bank in the United Kingdom and to develop and implement the UK Guarantee Scheme for infrastructure.
Sir Danny is a Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University, and an Honorary Fellow at St. Anne’s College, Oxford.
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.
Pakistan Infrastructure Project Development Facility
Mr. Anwar has been associated with Infrastructure Project Development Facility (IPDF), the public-private partnership (PPP) unit of Pakistan, from its inception by helping establish it under the Ministry of Finance in 2006. He later joined IPDF as Head of Legal Affairs and was subsequently appointed its CEO in 2008. At IPDF, he has helped in formulating a legal and regulatory framework for PPPs in Pakistan. He has succeeded in building a pipeline of viable and bankable PPP projects worth over $3 billion in diverse sectors, including the recent conclusion of three motorway BOT transactions worth $1.4 billion—the three biggest BOT projects in Pakistan.
Before joining IPDF, Mr. Anwar was an adviser to the Ministry of Finance and a Director at the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. Previously, he practiced law at the High Courts in Pakistan and has also studied and worked in London.
Mr. Baunkjær leads Femern, a Danish state-owned company tasked with designing, constructing, and operating the 18-kilometer-long immersed tunnel for road and railway traffic across the Fehmarnbelt between Denmark and Germany. Mr. Baunkjær has extensive insight into the Fehmarnbelt project, as he was one of the main forces behind the drafting of the 2008 State Treaty between Denmark and Germany on a fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt.
Prior to joining Femern, he served as Deputy Permanent Secretary of State in the Danish Ministry of Transport, where he was involved in major road and rail construction projects. His previous appointments include Head of Division with the Danish Ministry of Finance. Mr. Baunkjær holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen.
Mr. Beck brings more than 50 years of experience in the construction industry to his current position as founder and President and Chief Executive Officer of Aecon Group Inc., Canada’s premier construction and infrastructure-development company, which primarily serves the infrastructure, energy, and mining sectors. His background includes corporate leadership in numerous construction activities, including heavy civil projects, commercial and industrial projects, and public-private partnerships for the development of infrastructure, such as airports and toll roads. He was previously chairman of the board of the Ontario Power Authority, a government agency responsible for planning and procuring the Canadian province’s power needs.
Mr. Beck is a member of the board of directors of PPP Canada, the Ontario Financing Authority, and the Canadian Olympic Foundation, as well as a member of the advisory council for the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary and a member of the Business Council of Canada. In 2013, he was named P3 Champion of the Year by the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships. In recognition of his distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession, Mr. Beck was inducted as a Fellow into the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
Mr. Bentley heads Bentley Systems, which provides engineers, architects, constructors, geospatial professionals, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure. Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2009 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.
Previously, Mr. Bentley founded a financial-trading-software firm that became part of SunGard Data Systems, an S&P 500 company on whose public-company board he served from 1991 through 2005.
Mr. Bentley holds an MBA in finance and decision sciences from Wharton. He is a trustee of Drexel University, where he also serves as chairman of the advisory board for the Pennoni Honors College. Mr. Bentley is a member of the National Academy of Construction.
100 Resilient Cities
Mr. Berkowitz joined the Rockefeller Foundation in August 2013 to shape and oversee the 100 Resilient Cities, a project pioneered by the foundation. Previously, he was the Global Head of Operational Risk Management (ORM) at Deutsche Bank. In that capacity, he oversaw the firm’s operational-risk capital-planning efforts, served as a primary regulatory contact, and connected the myriad operational risk management efforts groupwide. Earlier at Deutsche Bank held operational risk management positions in New York, Mumbai, Singapore and London. Before joining Deutsche Bank, he was Deputy Commissioner at the Office of Emergency Management in New York City, where he worked on major planning initiatives, including coastal-storm, biological-terrorism, and transit-strike contingency plans. During his tenure there he was involved with the City’s responses to the 1999 outbreak of West Nile fever, Tropical Storm Floyd, major flooding in Southern Queens (1999), the crashes of SwissAir 111 and American Airlines 587, the 2003 Northeast blackout, and the 2001 anthrax incidents and World Trade Center disaster.
Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia
Mr. Bisinoto is CEO of the $3 billion Brazil-based engineering and construction company Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia. Under his leadership, the company recently implemented a robust governance structure and an important transformation program. Prior to assuming the CEO position, he was Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the global operation in more the 15 countries, mainly in Latin America and Africa. Mr. Bisinoto’s main experience involves project management of infrastructure heavy construction, development, and building.
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
John Laing Group
As CEO of John Laing, Mr. Brousse leads a business with international operations split between Europe, Asia–Pacific, and North America, and with current investments in more than 40 infrastructure projects at different stages of construction and operation. John Laing, which has a heritage dating back to the middle of the 19th century, now focuses on active investment and management of greenfield infrastructure projects. These include major transport, social, and environmental infrastructure projects awarded under governmental public-private partnership (PPP) programs, as well as renewable-energy projects.
Mr. Brousse joined John Laing in March 2014. He previously led the water and waste utility Saur SA in France, first as CEO and then as Executive Chairman, and before that, Veolia, first as CEO of Veolia Transportation in Washington, DC, and then as Deputy CEO of Veolia Transport Group, responsible for French and US businesses. Prior to that, he was CEO of Connex trains (in London). He holds an engineering degree from École Polytechnique and École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in France.
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.
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.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR)
Tara Davies joined KKR in 2016 and is a Member and Head of the European Infrastructure team. Ms. Davies is currently on the board of directors of Calvin Capital, a U.K.-based gas and electricity smart metering business; Telxius, a global tower and cable company based in Spain; and X-Elio, a global solar developer based in Spain. Ms. Davies has spent over 18 years in the global infrastructure industry working in both Sydney and London. Prior to joining KKR, she was a senior managing director and head of mergers and acquisitions for Macquarie Group’s infrastructure advisory arm in London (having also spent a number of years in the infrastructure funds division). Ms. Davies commenced her career at Price Waterhouse and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Sydney.
As the Global Transport Leader at Arup, Ms. Dedring is responsible for driving the development of the firm’s business across the transport sector. She joined Arup in from London's City Hall, where she was Deputy Mayor for Transport and Deputy Chair of Transport for London. In this capacity, she was responsible for setting policy and ensuring delivery across the mayor’s transport portfolio. Key projects she initiated and delivered included the Tube Reliability Programme, which led to a 40 percent reduction in Tube delays; the £300 million Growth Fund to pay for transport infrastructure to unlock new house building; the mayor’s £1 billion cycling infrastructure programme; and London’s first-ever roads strategy and the associated £4 billion implementation program.
Prior to her transport role, Ms. Dedring was the mayor's Environment Advisor, responsible for delivering large-scale building retrofit programs, parks and trees programs, and the £100 million London Green Fund, among other initiatives. Previous roles include running the policy team at Transport for London and four years as a management consultant at McKinsey. Ms. Dedring is a qualified US lawyer.
Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional
As President of Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional (FDN), a majority-government-owned infrastructure-development bank, Mr. del Valle is responsible for transforming the institution into a catalyst for infrastructure financing in Colombia. Before joining FDN, he worked in the World Bank group as a global expert in development of local capital markets. He was responsible for major advisory programs in this field around the world, one of them focused on linking capital-markets development and key economic sectors such as infrastructure and housing. Previously, he served as chairman of the Colombian Securities Regulator and held prominent positions in Colombia such as General Director of Public Credit of the Ministry of Finance; Managing Director of Capital Markets of Corporación Financiera del Valle, a local leading investment bank; and General Director of Foreign Trade and Deputy Vice Minister at the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Mr. del Valle has served on the boards of directors for numerous public- and private-sector companies and worked for the Ministry of Economic Development and the National Planning Department. He earned a master’s degree in economics with emphasis in monetary economics from the London School of Economics and from Los Andes University.
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.
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
In his role as CEO of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), the third-busiest airport in the world, Mr. Donohue is responsible for the airport’s management, operation, and future strategy and development. At DFW, which is one of the world’s global superhubs and consistently ranks among the best large airports for customer service, Mr. Donohue manages an organization with 1,800 employees and an annual operating budget of $900 million, as well as a $3 billion capital-improvement program.
Prior to his arrival at DFW, Mr. Donohue served for three years as the Chief Operating Officer for Virgin Australia Airlines, Australia’s second-largest air carrier. Before that, Mr. Donohue held a variety of executive roles with United Airlines, overseeing operations, sales, and commercial start-ups.
Allianz Capital Partners
Besides serving as Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Fingerle is a member of ACP’s board of management and a member of the Management Board of the Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA). He joined Allianz in 2004 as Executive Assistant to the board of management and supported the development of Allianz’s alternative investment platform. He then joined the Renewable Energy investment team at Allianz Specialised Investments. He subsequently became a founding member of the Infrastructure investment team as a director of Allianz Infrastructure Partners, which later merged with Allianz Capital Partners.
Christian holds a master’s degree in economics and finance from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and a PhD in entrepreneurial finance from Technische Universität München (TUM).
Peter Kiewit Sons'
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).
Michael F. Hassing became president and CEO of Ports America in May 2010. Ports America is the largest terminal operator and stevedore in the U.S., operating in more than 42 ports and 80 locations.
Prior to joining Ports America, he was CEO of Scandlines Group. From 2005 to 2008, Hassing served as partner and CEO of the Iceland-based international logistics company Samskip Group.
Prior to Samskip, Hassing spent 25 years with A.P. Møller-Maersk, most recently as managing director in the United Kingdom. He also served in various capacities with Maersk in Singapore, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Japan, and Denmark.
Hassing graduated from the A. P. Møller Shipping University and the Copenhagen Business School of Economics, the general management course at IMD Lausanne, the senior executive course at the Wharton Business School and the advanced management program at Harvard Business School.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)
Ms. Hogg is responsible for leading CPPIB’s global infrastructure program, based in London. Prior to joining CPPIB, she was the Managing Partner of 3i’s infrastructure business, which she cofounded in 2005. While at 3i, she was appointed a member of the UK government’s Infrastructure Advisory Council, created to strengthen links between the government and the private sector.
Ms. Hogg is a director of Anglian Water Group and Associated British Ports. She also sits on the board of Land Securities Group, a UK-listed FTSE 100 real estate investment trust. She holds an MBA from the London Business School.
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.
Ms. Hottenhuis became the first female member of the Executive Board of Arcadis NV in 2012. She is responsible for their activities in the regions Australia Pacific and Asia, the Arcadis’s Architecture and Design Activities, the Buildings activities and the Multinational Client Program. In this role she has been leading the integration of the two largest mergers in the recent history of Arcadis. Besides her work at Arcadis, Ms. Hottenhuis is a member of the supervisory board of Tennet Holding.
Leigh Jasper is CEO of Aconex. Along with co-founder, Rob Philpott, he raised $86 million in private equity investment before listing Aconex on the Australian Securities Exchange in late 2014.
Prior to Aconex, Leigh worked at McKinsey & Company, where he consulted for clients in the financial services, media and information technology sectors.
Leigh is a Director of the Burnet Institute, a not-for-profit organization, which aims to improve health in poor and vulnerable communities in Australia and internationally through research, education and public health.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with First Class Honors, a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Diploma of Modern Languages in French from the University of Melbourne.
Dr. Kim is a founder and Chairman of HanmiGlobal, a construction management and project management firm located in Seoul, South Korea. Within the past 20 years, HanmiGlobal has acquired seven group companies, including two in the US, and successfully completed 268 overseas projects in 50 countries.
As an expert in construction management and project management, Dr. Kim has extensive experience in design and construction for over 40 years, 30 of which, he managed overseas projects. He was a construction manager of Petronas Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the tallest building in the world at the time (1998-2004). Dr. Kim is also a chairman of the CVF, Construction Vision Forum, whose members are the opinion leaders in the Korean construction industry. He graduated from Seoul National University with a BS, then an MBA in Sogang University, and received his PhD in Architecture in Seoul National University.
Mr. Leong has been the CEO and a member of the board of directors of MTR since March 2015 and a member of the Executive Directorate since 2002. He joined the company in 2002 as the Finance Director and was retitled Finance and Business Development Director in 2008. He was appointed Deputy CEO in 2012 and Acting CEO two years later. As CEO, Mr. Leong is responsible for the company’s overall performance in and outside of Hong Kong. Before joining MTR, he worked in the accountancy and investment-banking industries in Hong Kong, London, and Vancouver. He obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Cambridge and later qualified as a chartered accountant in England and Canada.
Mr. Jaishankar is the Chairman and Managing Director of Brigade Group, which he established in 1986. Under his leadership, Brigade has grown from a small private enterprise to a diverse multidomain, multicity public limited company and a recognized leader in the field of property development. Its portfolio covers projects in all domains of property development—residential, office, retail, hospitality, and education, as well as property-management services.
Mr. Jaishankar has served as the president of Credai-Karnataka and of Rotary Bangalore Midtown. He was a director on the board of Public Affairs Centre, a leading nongovernmental organization in Bangalore. He has been recognized by Economic Times ACETECH as an outstanding professional in the field of construction and architecture and has received the Senior Builder Award from the Bangalore and Mysore chapters of the Builders Association of India.
CIBC World Markets
At CIBC, Ms. Mahon is responsible for all infrastructure-finance activities globally. She has had a multifaceted career as a banker, public-sector manager, infrastructure executive, consultant, and developer focusing on the development and financing of large infrastructure projects around the globe. Before joining CIBC, Ms. Mahon was a senior expert in the infrastructure practice of a well-known consulting firm. Previously, she spent 12 years as an independent adviser, helping numerous public and private entities develop transportation projects in China, Latin America, the United Kingdom, and the United States. She also worked on Wall Street as an investment banker serving the infrastructure markets in the United States and abroad, concentrating on Latin America and the emerging markets and as a municipal banker.
Before entering the field of banking, Ms. Mahon spent five years at New Jersey Transit, where she held positions in planning and policy until becoming Deputy Chief Financial Officer. While there, she executed several innovative public-private financing structures. Ms. Mahon holds a master’s degree in urban planning from Harvard University.
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.
Infrastructure and Projects Authority
Tony Meggs is the Chief Executive of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority. He was previously the Chief Executive of the Major Projects Authority.
He is a senior executive with significant experience as a functional leader in the private sector and has led collaborations with several businesses and universities. Tony set up the BP project leadership programme that was the inspiration for the Major Projects Leadership Academy. He also co-chaired a major study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Manoj Menda is the firm’s Co-Owner, Co-Founder and Corporate Chairman. He oversees the company’s activities, including strategy development, capital allocation, portfolio management and growth, as well as partnership development. He serves on the Investment and Advisory Committees of all RMZ private fund programs.
Founder and Trustee of RMZ Foundation whose vision is to actively contribute to the social and economic development of the communities in which we operate.
Manoj Menda is an Industry Partner at World Economic Forum playing an active role in the South Asian Regional Business Council, GAC on Shaping the Future of Urban Development and Services as well as the Council on Shaping the Future of Construction. He is also a member of Global Real Estate Institute and is on the board of India Advisory Council. He is a member of Wall Street Journal CEO Council.
Besides serving as a member of the board of directors and of the executive committee of Mota-Engil, Mr. Mota is the President of Mota-Engil Latam. Mota-Engil is one of the top industrial corporations in Portugal, operating in more than 20 countries. After earning his engineering degree, Mr. Mota followed a career path through production and working in markets in central Europe and Africa. He currently serves as director of Mota-Gestão e Participações and as chairman of the boards of Mota-Engil, Ambiente e Serviços; Empresa Construção Brasil; and Mota-Engil, Engenharia e Construção. He holds an MBA from the University of Oporto
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.
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 has been responsible for InfraCo Asia’s strategic transformation process, leads the Executive Management Team which is overall accountable for InfraCo Asia’s infrastructure developments and investments and reports to InfraCo Asia’s Board of Directors.
InfraCo Asia is a commercially managed, publically financed infrastructure development and investment company headquartered in Singapore that funds early stage, high-risk infrastructure development activities by taking an equity stake in commercially viable infrastructure projects that contribute to economic growth and social development in 12 countries in South and South-East Asia.
Allard has over 25 years of strategic executive leadership experience in emerging markets and has successfully led and acquired infrastructure, energy and environmental companies throughout Asia. Previous roles include CEO Jindal Aquasource and Ecopolis in India; President Asia-Pacific with Covanta Energy Corporation, in Shanghai, China; Regional Director Greater China at Thames Water International, in Hong Kong SAR; and General Manager of Vermeer - Ballast Nedam, while based in Vietnam.
McKinsey & Company
Robert co-leads McKinsey & Compay's Capital Projects & Infrastructure Practice. He also holds leadership positions in the Private Equity and Electric Power & Natural Gas Practices. Based in Toronto, Robert won recognition as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40, an award presented to citizens who are outstanding leaders in their chosen fields.
Robert works with investors looking to participate in infrastructure assets, either directly or through public-private partnerships. He has extensive experience with energy and transit assets, in particular. Among Robert’s clients are pension funds, private equity funds, and corporations. His recent projects have involved:
- Working with one of the fastest-growing pension funds in Canada to design infrastructure, buyout, venture capital, secondary market, and real estate strategies
- Advising a global energy infrastructure company on investment opportunities in natural gas, electric, and petroleum infrastructure assets
- Establishing a public-private partnership for a North American nuclear power plant
- Supporting a leading alternative asset manager as it designed a global infrastructure strategy
- Working with a global energy company to develop a comprehensive infrastructure strategy that addresses opportunities in ports, toll roads, airports, and asset management
- Helping a national government design the strategy and organizational structure for a public-private partnership program in North America and Southeast Asia.
He serves on the board of the Munk School of Global Affairs and the United Jewish Appeal of Toronto, where he sits on the governance, human resources, and audit committees.
PT. Tripatra Engineers and Constructors
Mr. Pangalila currently serves as President Director & CEO of PT Tripatra Engineers and Constructors and PT Tripatra Engineering, where he previously served as a Director. He started his career with Tripatra after earning a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology. He also holds a master of business administration degree from the University of Indonesia.
Mr. Pangalila currently serves on the board of experts of the Institution of Engineers Indonesia (PII) and board of directors of Indonesia Services Dialogue (ISD). He chairs the board of Indonesian EPC Association (GAPENRI) and the Rules and Regulation Committee of the Indonesian Contractors Association (AKI). He also is head of the Permanent Committee for Supporting Industries in Oil and Gas (KADIN).
Zaha Hadid Architects
Mr. Racana is Director of Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), one of the world’s leading practices in the field of architecture and urban design. He joined ZHA in 2000 to lead the MAXXI Contemporary Arts Centre project in Rome, receiver of the RIBA Sterling Prize in 2010, and became Director in 2013.
Mr. Racana has over 18 years of experience in leading international multidisciplinary teams in the planning and implementation of complex urban planning, infrastructure, and real estate projects in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East, and is highly versed in both the design and the financial drivers of infrastructure and large urban projects. He currently is overseeing a range of key projects including the Citylife mixed-use development in Milan and the new iconic rail station at King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh. He holds a master’s degree in architecture and urbanism from the Architectural Association London and an MBA from the Imperial College Business School.
Barcelona Housing Systems
Grandson of the founder of CM&A, direct disciple of Antonio Gaudí, is nowadays the Chairman and CEO of the firm. At the age of 16 he joined the firm as an apprentice, and during his carrier has participated in a large number of residential and planning projects.
He graduated in the Barcelona School of Architecture and attended UC Berkeley for Landscape and Environmental Studies in 1983.
During his stay in UC Berkeley he was in close contact with Professor Violich. In New York he collaborated with the prestigious studio WC&A, internationally known for his work in Luxury Retail.
At the age of 26 he established his first company, Back Pack International, and shortly after he chaired AIJEC, member of EO.
Mr. Martinell is member of the board of several other companies related with construction and engineering and had the opportunity to participate in the large scale projects developed and Spain in the late 90st such as the MACBA from Richard Meier, the Olympic Village of Barcelona and the Opera House. He has also participated at the construction The Bilbao Guggenheim Museum of Frank Ghery and La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias de Valencia from Calatrava.
In addition, in 2006 CM&A established the spin-off named Barcelona Housing Systems, a company focused on building industrialized large scale high quality integral communities that are affordable, environmentally and socially sustainable.
Before joining WSP Global as CFO in 2016, Mr. Roy was with McKinsey & Company, where he was a Senior Partner in the Hong Kong office and Co-leader of the Private Equity service line in the Asia–Pacific region. In this role, he was responsible for advising private-equity firms, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds on strategy, fund-raising, deal origination, due diligence, portfolio company performance improvement, and exit preparation. Alongside his work with investors, Mr. Roy also advised Fortune 500 companies on strategy, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and post-merger management. He joined McKinsey in 1999, working first in Montreal and then in Greater China, including five years in Beijing, where he was in charge of the office. He also served on McKinsey's Global Partner Review Committee. Prior to joining McKinsey, he worked for Schroders in London and AXA in Montreal.
Mr. Roy holds an MBA from the London Business School. He is a cofounder and advisory council member of the Banff Forum, one of Canada’s leading public-policy platforms. He is a board member of the Foundation of the Montreal Heart Institute, one of the largest cardiology institutes in the world.
Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of General Electric
Bill Ruh is the chief executive officer for GE Digital as well as the senior vice president and chief digital officer (CDO) for GE. GE Digital provides premier digital software solutions and services through Predix, GE’s cloud-based platform for the Industrial Internet. GE Digital supports customers globally with a broad range of Industrial Internet applications, from asset performance management, operations optimization, and field service management to platform as a service, cloud, and cyber security. As the CDO, Ruh is responsible for global IT as well as creating GE’s Digital Thread, a next-generation system for streamlining design, manufacturing, and support processes.
Ruh joined GE in 2011 to establish its Industrial Internet strategy and to lead the convergence of the physical and digital worlds within GE globally. In this role, he focused on building out advanced software and analytics capabilities, as well as driving the global strategy, operations, and portfolio of software services across all of GE’s businesses. During his tenure, Ruh has led the charge to develop the first cloud-based platform for the industrial world. He also played an instrumental role in establishing the Industrial Internet Consortium by bringing together government, academic, and industry leaders for setting the standards, best practices, and processes for the Industrial Internet.
Prior to joining GE, Ruh was a vice president at Cisco, where he held global responsibility for developing advanced services and solutions. A 30-year veteran of the software and internet industries, Ruh has held executive management positions at Software AG, The Advisory Board, The MITRE Corporation, and Concept 5 Technologies. Ruh is an accomplished author and a frequent speaker on such topics as emerging business models, cloud computing, analytics, the industrial internet and digital transformation. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from California State University, Fullerton.
Profabril Consulplano Global
As Group President of PCG Profabril Consulplano Group, Dr. Serodio leads the largest international Portugal-based engineering consulting group, which provides management consulting, project management, and industrial turnkey contracts to clients in the fields of civil engineering, industry and energy, transportation, and environmental engineering. Through a series of acquisitions, PCG has grown into a global engineering group with operations in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America. Prior to joining PCG, Dr. Serodio gained professional experience through work in the public and private sectors on four continents.
Dr. Serodio serves as the president of PROFORUM, Association of Engineering Development, Portugal, as vice president of the Portuguese-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in Portugal, and the EU-China Business Association, in Belgium. He earned his master’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue University and his MBA from the Institute for Management Development, in Geneva, Switzerland.
In his current role as CEO of Louis Berger, Mr. Stamatis is responsible for the company’s growth and strategic direction. He most recently served as president of Louis Berger International, and prior to that led the company’s US operation. Stamatis joined the firm more than 25 years ago and has held a number of leadership roles, helping to develop and expand the firm’s US practice and serving in succeeding roles of responsibility from project manager and client manager to principal-in-charge for a range of complex infrastructure, facilities, and environmental projects. Mr. Stamatis is a licensed professional engineer and is active in several industry associations.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
As Vice Chair, Public Sector, Mr. Zelikow leads a team that manages JPMorgan’s business with public-sector clients and international institutions. In 2015, Mr. Zelikow cofounded Infrastructure Finance and Advisory, a global team he now co-heads, which is responsible for providing financing, structuring and advisory services to JPMorgan’s clients that sponsor and invest in infrastructure around the world.
Mr. Zelikow’s previous position was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the InterAmerican Development Bank in Washington, DC. At the IADB, he was instrumental in defining a new corporate strategy, doubling the volume of client operations, devising and executing the bank’s response to the global financial crisis, and bringing about significant management and financial reforms. Prior to IADB, he was with JP Morgan, managing a New York–based practice focused on government financial institutions, multilateral development banks, export credit agencies, and sovereigns.
Prior to joining JP Morgan for the first time, Mr. Zelikow held key positions in the US Treasury Department. As Deputy Assistant Secretary responsible for financial policy toward countries in Africa, the Americas, and Asia, he headed the task force that oversaw the $20 billion emergency financing program the United States established in 1995 to help Mexico stabilize after the peso crisis. Later, he oversaw US financial support during the Asian and Brazilian financial crises. He was the founding director of the Office of Technical Assistance, which became one of the largest providers of policy and technical advice to the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. He also served for two years as the Senior Economic and Financial Advisor to the President and Minister of Finance of Albania.
Mr. Zelikow holds a DPhil from Oxford University. He serves on several for-profit and nonprofit boards.