Selected participants from previous summits
(listed roles and organizations are at the time of participation)
Former US Secretary of State
Dr. Albright is Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and Chair of Albright Capital Management, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. She was the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. In 1997, she was named the first female Secretary of State and became, at that time, the highest-ranking woman in the history of the US government. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Albright served as the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of the President’s cabinet. She is Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Dr. Albright chairs the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. She is also the president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation and a member of an advisory body, the US Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board. In 2012, she was chosen by President Obama to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in recognition of her contributions to international peace and democracy.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Mr. Agrawal joined KKR in 2006 and has more than a decade of experience in infrastructure and energy private-equity investing. He is the North American head of KKR’s Infrastructure business and is a member of the Infrastructure Investment Committee. He serves on the boards of directors of the Colonial Pipeline Company, Bayonne Water JV, and Torq Energy Logistics. Prior to joining KKR, he was a vice president with Warburg Pincus, where he was involved in the execution and oversight of investments in the energy and infrastructure sector.
Mr. Agrawal’s prior experience also includes Thayer Capital Partners, where he played a role in the firm’s business and manufacturing services investments, and McKinsey & Company, where he provided strategic, merger, and acquisition advice to clients in a variety of industries. He holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
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.
Qatar Railways Company
As Managing Director of Qatar Railways, Mr. Al Subaie provides overall leadership and direction in developing Qatar's rail industry in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 for comprehensive national development. Before that, he was Group Chief Executive Officer of Barwa, Qatar’s leading real-estate development and investment holding group, and Chief Executive Officer of Smeet, an affiliate of Qatari Diar Group. He serves on the boards of many high-profile organizations, including Barwa Bank, and Qatar Engineering and Construction. He earned MBA and electrical-engineering degrees from Qatar University. In recognition of his strategic leadership and achievements, Mr. Al Subaie was chosen for the Master Class CEO of the Year award during the third Middle East Leadership Summit and Awards organized by Federation of GCC Chambers and Industry in May 2012.
King Abdullah Economic City
Mr. Al-Rasheed is the Group CEO and Managing Director of Emaar the Economic City (EEC), a publicly listed company leading the development of one of the largest private-sector projects in the world, King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). KAEC is a next-generation city on the Red Sea coast of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with a planned population capacity of two million people and a total investment of over $100 billion. Under Mr. Al-Rasheed’s leadership, KAEC developed the first private deepwater container port in the region and attracted more than 120 leading global and regional companies to establish operations in the city, making KAEC the fastest-growing logistics and manufacturing hub in the Middle East. In addition, he is spearheading the development of a significant number of residential and leisure projects that will transform KAEC into one of the leading tourism destinations in the region.
Prior to joining EEC, Mr. Al-Rasheed held the post of CFO and Deputy Governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA). Previous to his work in SAGIA, he led strategic initiatives in investments and corporate finance for Saudi Aramco.
Mr. Al-Rasheed is the founding chairman of the nonprofit Red Sea Foundation, a Geneva-based nongovernmental organization set up as a think tank to support the development of the Red Sea region. He is also the vice chairman of the board of trustees of Prince Mohamed Bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship. He serves on the boards of EEC, King Abdullah Port, Harvard Kennedy School Dean’s Council, Petromin, Saudi Airlines Catering Company, the New Cities Foundation, and the Foundation Board of the Global Shapers of the World Economic Forum. He was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2011. He holds an MBA from the Stanford Business School.
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.
David Arena is the Head of Global Real Estate for JPMorgan Chase, responsible for managing the firm’s global real estate portfolio with over 7,000 properties worldwide, comprising over 75 million square feet of space.
Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Arena held a variety of leadership positions. Most recently, he was the President of Grubb & Ellis, NY, a real estate service and investment management company. Under his leadership, the firm became one of the top-tier managers in the NYC league tables.
Prior to this, he was the Chief Strategic Officer for Jones Lang LaSalle, NY and was responsible for advising clients such as IBM, MetLife, Goldman Sachs and The Port Authority of NY/NJ.
Earlier in his career, Arena was a Managing Director, Head of Global Real Estate and US Corporate Services for Morgan Stanley -- leading global investment and real estate strategy. And, very early on, he learned his craft at Tishman Speyer properties - a global real estate developer, owner and manager.
Arena is a graduate of Fordham University. He currently serves as the President of the Board of The Police Athletic League, NYC’s largest independent not-for-profit, youth development organization – with a 100-year track record of success. David is a former Governor of the Real Estate Board of NY.
Arena lives in Connecticut with his wife Sandy and their two children.
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.
John M. Beck is founder and Executive Chairman of Aecon Group Inc. A graduate in Civil Engineering from McGill University, Mr. Beck has more than 50 years of experience in the construction industry in Canada and internationally. His background includes corporate leadership in numerous construction activities including heavy civil projects and public-private partnerships for the development of infrastructure, such as airports, toll roads and transit systems.
Mr. Beck is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Financing Authority, the Royal Conservatory of Music as well as Co-Chair of the Infrastructure & Urban Development Industries at the World Economic Forum. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary and also a member of the Business Council of Canada. He was previously Chairman of the Board of the Ontario Power Authority, a government agency with responsibility for planning and procuring all of the province’s power needs for the next 20 years. He received the LiUNA Builder’s Award at the 2018 Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBAA) and was named P3 Champion of the Year by the Canadian Council of Public Private Partnerships in 2013. In recognition of his distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession, Mr. Beck was inducted as a Fellow into the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
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 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.
As Hatch’s CEO, Mr. Bianchini is responsible for more than 9,000 employees located in 65 offices on six continents, with more than $35 billion in capital projects under management. He joined the company in 1985, and prior to assuming the position of CEO, he served as the company’s Global Managing Director, Metals.
Mr. Bianchini has worked extensively in process development and the evaluation of hydrometallurgical and chemical processes in the base-metals industry, and has implemented major metallurgical facilities for clients around the world. He has particular expertise in delivering new technology projects, as well as the design and operation of pilot plant facilities. Over the past decade, he has played an important role in the expansion and globalization of Hatch in Australia, Brazil, China, Peru, and South Africa. He is a member of the Canadian Academy of Engineers, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineers, and the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
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.
Infrastructure New South Wales
Mr. Bradley is a professional company director and is currently the non-executive chairman of HSBC Bank Australia, EnergyAustralia Holdings, and Virgin Australia International Holdings. He is a director of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking and GI Dynamics. In July 2013, he was appointed chairman of Infrastructure New South Wales.
Mr. Bradley was Managing Director of Perpetual Limited from 1995 to 2003. Under his leadership, Perpetual grew to become one of Australia’s leading listed funds-management and financial-services groups. Before joining Perpetual, Graham was National Managing Partner of the law firm Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) and a partner of McKinsey & Company.
Mr. Bradley was President of the Business Council of Australia from 2009 to 2011 and was formerly Deputy President of the Takeovers Panel. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales. He is a member of the Order of Australia and in 2012 was acknowledged by the Australian Institute of Company Directors NSW as the Distinguished Fellow in recognition of his contribution to good corporate governance in Australia.
Dr. Busch, a member of the managing board of Siemens, is responsible for the Asia/Australia region and for the infrastructure businesses, including the Energy Management, Building Technologies, and Mobility Divisions. Additionally, he is in charge of the company’s sustainability and sales activities.
The New Terminal One at JFK
Dr. Gerrard P. Bushell is the Executive Chair of The New Terminal One Development at JFK and the Chair of CAG Holdings, the airport investment platform of The Carlyle Group. Dr. Bushell brings a wealth of experience from business, government and labor to New Terminal One and CAG. He is leading the team responsible for advancing a public/private partnership with the Port Authority, valued at $7.5 billion, and promoting community engagement, labor participation, and MWBE goals beyond 30%.
In 2015, he was appointed and confirmed President and CEO of DASNY, the nation’s top issuer of infrastructure financing and infrastructure management with a yearly construction portfolio of $6 billion. Under Dr. Bushell’s leadership, DASNY became the nations number one issuer, issuing more than $38 billion of municipal debt for public and private infrastructure projects across New York State for higher education, health services, science and technology and government justice clients.
Dr. Bushell promoted innovation, growth and inclusion across DASNY. He introduced “OneDASNY” to purposefully place clients and client outcomes at the center of DASNY’s financing, procurement and project management capabilities. He also successfully advanced New York State’s MWBE goals beyond 30% across DASNY’s portfolio. He integrated the Procurement and Opportunities Program Groups into a single business designed to deliver high quality procurements with clearly defined pathways for MWBE goals. A member of Governor Cuomo’s MWBE Task Force, Dr Bushell helped advance the reauthorization of Article 15A to build capacity across New York.
Hang Seng Bank
Besides leading Hang Seng Bank, Dr. Ch’ien also serves on the boards of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking, China Resources Power Holdings, and Swiss Re. His previous positions included chairman of MTR Corporation; chairman of CDC Corporation and its subsidiary, China.com; a non-executive director of HSBC Holdings; and Group Managing Director of Lam Soon Hong Kong Group.
Dr. Ch’ien is active in public service as a member of the Economic Development Commission of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government, a member of the Standing Committee of the Tianjin Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and an honorary president and past chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. Previously, Dr. Ch’ien was a member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, then under British administration. He was appointed a member of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong SAR. He also served as Chairman of the Hong Kong/European Union Business Cooperation Committee and as a Hong Kong member of the APEC Business Advisory Council. He previously chaired the Advisory Committee on Corruption of the Independent Commission against Corruption, the Hong Kong/Japan Business Cooperation Committee, the Industry and Technology Development Council, and the Hong Kong Industrial Technology Centre Corporation.
Dr. Ch’ien was appointed a justice of the peace and a Commander in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. He has been awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star medal and received the French honor of Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole. He received his doctoral degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as a trustee for a decade.
Mr. 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.
Mr. Connelly has been CEO of Spencer Stuart since 2012 and previously served as Chairman. A seasoned search professional, he also consults with clients on executive-leadership succession and board projects. As CEO, he has focused Spencer Stuart on delivering differentially better outcomes in terms of leadership performance, cultural fit, and durability of the executives selected. During his tenure, the firm has improved its capabilities to consistently deliver better outcomes for clients and candidates. Mr. Connelly brings a global perspective, drawing upon his experience as chairman and prior leadership of the firm’s business in the United States, Japan, Canada, and Mexico, as well as his global oversight of the Industrial and Financial Services practices. Before joining Spencer Stuart, he was a chief financial officer, chief operating officer, and board member for a supplier to automobile manufacturers. He is a member of the steering committee of the Annual Corporate Governance Conference, hosted by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and cosponsored by Spencer Stuart. He serves on the board of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and the international advisory board of Fundação Dom Cabral, Brazil. He earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Canada Infrastructure Bank
As Chief Executive Officer, Ehren is focused on the CIB’s strategic direction including implementing the $10B Growth Plan to accelerate infrastructure investment in Canada and building the CIB as a results-oriented organization.
Prior to joining the CIB, Ehren was the President & CEO of Infrastructure Ontario, a Provincial Crown Agency responsible for financing, building, and enhancing the value of the province’s infrastructure and real estate assets. In addition to his four years as CEO, he also spent four years with the Agency in executive roles responsible for the successful transaction structuring, tendering, and delivery of billions of dollars in infrastructure projects.
Prior to joining Infrastructure Ontario, Ehren was a partner at McKinsey & Company in Toronto, where he served as a leader in the Public Sector and Capital Projects practices, advising clients in both the private and public sectors.
Ehren is a graduate of the MBA program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau France, where he graduated with distinction. He also received an Honours degree in Business Administration (HBA) from the University of Western Ontario.
Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)
Mr. Coutinho, a specialist in industrial and international economics, previously was a partner at LCA Consultores, where he focused on competition law, international trade, and macroeconomic and market forecasts. Between 1985 and 1988, he was the executive secretary of Brazil’s Ministry of Science and Technology. In 1994, he coordinated the Competitiveness Study on Brazilian Industry in which some 100 specialists analyzed the Brazilian industrial sector. Dr. Coutinho holds graduate degrees in economics from Cornell University (USA). In 2013, the Brazilian–American Chamber of Commerce named him its Person of the Year for his contributions to Brazilian and American economics.
Mr. Déau is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Meridiam, a leading independent global investor and asset manager specializing in public and community infrastructure, founded in 2005. He began his career in Malaysia with the construction firm GTM International. He then joined France’s Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, where he held several positions with its investment and development subsidiary, Egis Projects, moving up from project manager to Director of Concession Projects and later to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Egis in 2001. During his tenure at Egis, he headed up international operations for the Egis Group executive committee, served on its risk-management committee, and acted as member and chairman on the boards of several subsidiaries. He is a graduate of France’s engineering school Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
Sean Donohue serves as Chief Executive Officer of Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport. In his role as CEO, Mr. Donohue is responsible for the management, operation and strategic planning of the Airport.
Centered between owner cities Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport connects the North Texas region with nonstop service to over 200 destinations on five continents and is consistently ranked among the best large airports for customer service.
DFW plays an instrumental role in the region, historically producing more than $37 billion in annual economic impact and generating an average of 60,000 jobs on the airport each year.
Mr. Donohue joined DFW International Airport in 2013, following a 28-year career in the airline industry in various executive roles with Virgin Australia Airlines and United Airlines.
Mr. Donohue serves on the executive committee of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), and also serves on several boards for community organizations in the Dallas Fort Worth region.
Mr. Donohue graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Economics and is a native of Massachusetts.
Mr. Donohue is married and has five children.
Ian L. Edwards was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SNC-Lavalin on October 31, 2019. On June 11, 2019, he was named Interim President and CEO and became a member of its Board of Directors. He has over 30 years of global experience in delivering complex infrastructure and resources projects and leading businesses in many sectors and across numerous geographies including North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.
As President and CEO, he is responsible for reviewing the strategic direction of the Company on an expedited basis and in developing a plan for sustainable success that de-risks and simplifies the company’s business model and generates consistent earnings and cash flow.
Before being appointed to his current role, Mr. Edwards was named Chief Operating Officer (COO) in January 2019 where he has taken the lead in executing the initiative to simplify, focus, and grow the business and implemented numerous measures to improve the operational performance of the company, ensuring that the efficiency and project oversight measures are being successfully executed.
Mr. Edwards joined SNC-Lavalin in 2014 and was later appointed President, Infrastructure in 2015. As President, Infrastructure, he led employees within SNC-Lavalin’s global Infrastructure business and oversaw the successful turnaround and transformation of the sector.
Prior to joining SNC-Lavalin, he spent six years in senior roles with the Leighton Group, where as Managing Director, Leighton Asia, India and Offshore, he led a diverse business of 20,000 employees spanning the construction, infrastructure, oil and gas and mining sectors in 14 countries.
Mr. Edwards holds Higher and Ordinary Certificates in Civil Engineering from Lancashire University in the United Kingdom. He is an incorporated Member of the Chartered Institute of Building, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.
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.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Charles Emond is responsible for the strategic direction of CDPQ and the global growth of the organization. He is also Chairman of CDPQ Infra’s Board of Directors.
Prior to this, he held the position of Executive Vice-President, Québec, Private Equity and Strategic Planning. In that role he was responsible for managing the Québec and Private Equity (Québec and International) portfolios, as well as CDPQ’s global strategic planning, in collaboration with the Executive Committee.
Before joining CDPQ in February 2019, Mr. Emond worked for nearly 20 years at Scotia Bank and Scotia Capital, where he held the positions of Executive Vice-President, Financial Affairs, Head of Canadian Corporate Banking and Global Head, Investment Banking and Capital Markets. In these roles, he oversaw a wide variety of teams located in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. During this time, he also led Scotia Capital’s Québec activities. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jarislowsky Fraser following its acquisition by Scotia Bank in 2018.
Mr. Emond is a graduate of HEC Montréal and holds the CPA, CA and Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designations.
US Department of Transportation
In 2013, Secretary Foxx became the 17th US Secretary of Transportation, taking the helm of an agency with more than 55,000 employees and a $70 billion budget. The department oversees air, maritime, and surface transportation. His primary goal is to ensure that America maintains the safest, most efficient transportation system in the world.
Previously, Secretary Foxx served as the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. During that time, he made efficient and innovative transportation investments the centerpiece of Charlotte's job-creation and economic-recovery efforts. Prior to being elected mayor, Secretary Foxx served two terms on the Charlotte City Council as an at-large representative. As a council member, he chaired the Transportation Committee. He also chaired the Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Secretary Foxx is an attorney and has spent much of his career in private practice. He also worked as a law clerk for the US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, a trial attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice, and staff counsel to the US House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary. He received a law degree from New York University and a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College.
Laurent Germain, 48, is currently Chief Executive Officer of Egis.
Holding degrees from the ESSEC business school and Sciences Po Paris, he is also a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (2000).
Following several positions at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, in 2004 he became Adviser to the Minister for Research, Mr. François d’Aubert, in charge of budgetary affairs.
The following year he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the French National Centre of Space Studies (CNES), where he made a significant contribution to transforming project management.
He also chaired the board of CLS, a subsidiary of CNES, which he helped to develop and where he coordinated the arrival of Ardian as a private shareholder.
In 2014 he joined Segula Technologies, a global engineering and technology consulting group. As CEO, he has overseen strong growth in the Group (more than doubling its size in 6 years), in particular outside France, with a specific focus on innovation.
Jorge Gil is the Chief Executive Officer of Ferrovial Aeropuertos, board member of Ferrovial and board member of Heathrow Airport Holdings since December 2012.
Jorge joined the Ferrovial group in 2001, as the Structured Finance Director (until 2007) and then the Corporate and Business Development Director (2007-2010) of Cintra. He was a member of the Executive Committee of Cintra and a board member of various companies (407-ETR, Chicago Skyway, Indiana Toll Road and SH-130).
In November 2010 he joined the financial department of Ferrovial as Capital Markets and Finance Director, with responsibility for the financing and treasury of the group and for the Investor Relations department.
Jorge began his career in the banking industry at The Chase Manhattan Bank in Spain, working in Corporate Finance and M&A.
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).
Christopher R. Griffin is president and chief executive officer, USG Corporation.
Griffin is a proven business leader with more than 35 years’ experience leading multi-dimensional strategies to accelerate growth, optimize market position, and advance globalization.
Griffin’s previous roles with USG include chief operating officer; executive vice president, Operations; president, International; president of USG’s Canadian subsidiary CGC and several other roles in sales, product management, manufacturing and operations. He also previously served as chief executive officer of Knauf Insulation North America.
Griffin holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada, and has completed the advanced management program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Griffin is a member of the Board of Directors of Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity and Make-A-Wish Illinois. He is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Construction Technology for Women association, a past member of the Board of Governors for George Brown Community College and has served volunteer roles with Junior Achievement.
Christoph Gröner is the founder, eponym and CEO of the CG Gruppe AG, a market-leading, German real estate developer with its own construction expertise. He studied Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern and, in 1990, simultaneously started his first company in the construction industry.
In 1995, he moved to Leipzig where his building company specialised particularly in the refurbishment of listed buildings; and in 2000, he broadened his radius to include projects in Berlin.
In 2005, the company established itself as a real estate developer and began completing various projects that soon included business-park and neighbourhood development projects with a high proportion of newly constructed buildings, contributing greatly to urban development.
As CEO, Christoph Gröner works entirely for the success of the joint-stock company and is essentially responsible for its steady growth. With his company, he also enthusiastically supports various funding projects – he cherishes being able to aid disadvantaged children in particular. As such, he is an active partner and co-initiator for institutions like the Laughing Hearts e. V. (Berlin) which, at present, provides support for 22 homes – and therefore roughly 2,200 children and adolescents – in and around Berlin. Christoph Gröner is married and a father of four.
Building America's Future
Ms. Hale is President of Building America’s Future, a nonpartisan, national infrastructure coalition cochaired by Mike Bloomberg, Ed Rendell, and Ray LaHood. Prior to this, she served as a Managing Director for McKenna Long and Aldridge, an international law firm in Washington, DC, where she has advised numerous organizations, including the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Google.
Ms. Hale has a distinguished record of leadership in government, national political campaigns, and the private sector. During the Clinton administration, she served as Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House. In this capacity, she was responsible for coordinating policy initiatives and political outreach involving state and local elected officials. Following her work in the Clinton Administration, she worked for Monsanto, establishing a permanent office for the company in London and working on trade issues in both the United Kingdom and Brussels. Ms. Hale received a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master of public administration from the University of South Carolina. In 2014, she received the University’s College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumnae Award.
ACS Infrastructure Development
As Chief Executive Officer for ACS Infrastructure Development and its Canadian sister company, ACS Infrastructure Canada, the wholly owned North American subsidiaries of Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructuras (the concession/public-private partnership and operations arm of the ACS Group), Ms. Haltiwanger oversees the ACS Group’s North American concession portfolio, which boasts ten large-scale transportation/transit-infrastructure projects involving public-private partnerships (P3s). She is a member of the board of directors of ACS Infrastructure and each subsidiary executing a North American concession project.
Under Ms. Haltiwanger’s direction, ACS Infrastructure is developing more than $16 billion in transportation infrastructure, including four recently awarded P3 transportation projects in North America: the New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project in Montreal, the Eglinton Crosstown light-rail transit (LRT) in Ontario, the SH-288 Toll Lanes Project in Texas, and the Portsmouth Bypass Project in Ohio. In addition, ACS Infrastructure’s current portfolio includes the Confederation Line (Ottawa LRT) in Ottawa, the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway in Ontario, and the Northeast Anthony Henday Drive in Alberta, which are under construction, as well as the I-595 Corridor improvements in Florida, the South Fraser Perimeter Road in British Columbia, and the Autoroute 30 in Montreal, which have successfully transitioned into operations.
Chuck Harrington is the chairman and chief executive officer of Centreville, Virgnia-based Parsons Corporation, a technology solutions provider driving the future of the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets, with annual revenues exceeding $4 billion. Chuck joined Parsons in 1982 and in 2008, he became CEO and then chairman. Chuck graduated magna cum laude from California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering, holds an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, and attended the Advanced Management Program at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Chuck serves on the boards of the J.G. Boswell Company and the Cal Poly SLO Foundation. He has received the Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 Award and an Industry Recognition Award from the New York Building Congress. Chuck is a member of the Aerospace Industries Association and has also served on the US President’s Council for Modernizing Government.
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.
Republic of Singapore
Heng Swee Keat is the Minister for Finance. He chairs the tripartite Future Economy Council, which implements national strategies in areas such as skills and capabilities development, innovation and productivity, and industry transformation. He is also the Deputy Chairman of the National Research Foundation.
From 2011 to 2015, Mr Heng served as Minister for Education. Before entering politics in 2011, he was Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He served as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, overseeing economic policy, trade negotiations, and the regulation and development of industry, as well as CEO of the Trade Development Board. Between 1997 and 2000, he was Principal Private Secretary to then-Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
Mr Heng has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University, and also holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Mr. Hockridge became Managing Director and CEO of Aurizon, then known as QR National, in July 2010 and led the company through what would be the largest initial public offering in Australia in a decade. He has guided Aurizon’s transition to a top 50 ASX company after 145 years as a government-owned railway. Previously, he was CEO of QR Limited, which was split to form Aurizon and the passenger-focused Queensland Rail, which remained in government ownership. Mr. Hockridge has more than 30 years’ experience in the transportation and heavy-industrial sectors in Australia and the United States with BHP Billiton and BlueScope Steel. He is a member of the Business Council of Australia’s Efficient Regulation policy committee, a private-sector member of the Australian government’s Department of Defence Gender Equality Advisory Board, and a founding member of Queensland’s Male Champions of Change group, which is leading diversity initiatives in the workplace in Queensland. He was appointed to Q20, the business-leaders group promoting Queensland investment as part of the G20 Summit in Brisbane in November 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gord Johnston is President & CEO of Stantec. He provides executive leadership to the company and manages its growth. He has over 30 years of private and public sector experience in the design and project management of infrastructure projects throughout North America and abroad. Having progressed through various leadership roles after joining Stantec’s Edmonton-based Water practice in 1990, including serving as the Water business line leader, as executive vice president of the Infrastructure business operating unit, and as an active participant in Stantec’s acquisition sourcing and integration efforts, Gord succeed Bob Gomes as president and chief executive officer of Stantec on January 1, 2018.
Committed to revenue growth and client management, Gord’s passion is developing new work and driving strategic initiatives. Gord builds and maintains strong client relationships by establishing a clear understanding of expectations and maintaining open and honest communications.
Gord earned bachelor of science and master of engineering degrees in civil engineering from the University of Alberta, and is a registered professional engineer, certified project management professional, and Envision Sustainability Professional. He completed the Harvard Business School's Leading Professional Services Firms program and Financial Literacy program for Directors and Executives at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
Gord has served on the board of directors for ACEC Canada, as past-President of the Consulting Engineers of Alberta, and as Chair of the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association Biosolids Committee. He also served on the TELUS Edmonton Community Board.
Dr. Axel Kaufmann has been appointed Spokesman of the Executive Board and Chief Financial & Operations Officer (CFOO) of Nemetschek SE, effective January 1, 2020. In this role, he is responsible for all the main Group functions of the Nemetschek Group and its global operating and strategic positioning including M&A strategy. In addition, he is responsible for the Media & Entertainment division.
Axel Kaufmann has many years of international experience in finance and management, which he has contributed to renowned companies. After studying Business Administration and doing an apprenticeship/training at Deutsche Bank, he completed his doctorate while continuing to work. He then served at the Siemens Group for more than ten years, including in the USA and most recently in operations as the commercial head of a market-leading global software business unit. This was followed by executive roles at Nokia Networks in the finance and strategy units. He then acted as Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of the listed Koenig & Bauer AG. In his last position until the end of December 2019, Kaufmann served as Chief Financial Officer at the MDAX-listed Rational AG.
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 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.
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.
Diamond Generation Corporation
Masanori (Masa) serves as Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Generating Corporation since February 2021. He has been working in the power business area more than 25years worldwide, including Japan, Indonesia, Spain and the U.K.
Prior to joining Diamond Generating Corporation, Masa worked for Mitsubishi Corporation (head office in Tokyo) as the General Manager for Investment and Digital Strategy in the Power Solution Group CEO Office.
Masa holds a Bachelors of Civil Engineering from Kyoto University in Japan.
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.
Since March 1st 2007, Mr. Andrés Kuhlmann Jahn is CEO of Transelec S.A., the leading power transmission company in Chile.
From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Kuhlmann was the CEO of Siemens in Chile. Previously, from 1997 to 2001, he was the CEO of Electroandina S.A. (controlled by GDF Suez and Codelco), a leading electricity generating company in Chile. He was also Commercial and Operations Vice President at EDEGEL (controlled by Endesa), an electric generation company in Peru, for two years ending in 1996.
Mr. Andrés Kuhlmann is a graduate in civil and industrial engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He is also active in the community. From March 2006 to March 2008, he chaired the Chilean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry. From May 2015 to May 2018, Mr. Kuhlmann chaired the Chile-Canada Chamber of Commerce. Currently, he sits on the boards of Clínica Alemana de Santiago and Alemana Seguros S.A. (Chilean-German health and insurance institutions). Since November 2019, Mr. Kuhlmann sits on the board of Finning International Inc. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Engineering School of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and a Counsellor of SOFOFA, a federation of Chilean industry created in 1883.
Alexandre joined the WSP as Chief Financial Officer in July 2010, and held this role until transitioning to the role of President and CEO in October 2016.
Before joining WSP, from 2005 to 2010, Alexandre was a Partner and Chief Financial Officer at Auven Therapeutics L.L.L.P. (formerly Celtic Therapeutics L.L.P.) and a Partner at Celtic Pharma Management L.P. Prior to that, he developed extensive knowledge of the alternative investments industry as the Vice President of Operations at Citibank - Hedge Fund Services (formerly BISYS Hedge Fund Services).
He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute. Alexandre was also appointed Fellow of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (Quebec CPA Order) in 2017.
Global Infrastructure Hub
Marie Lam-Frendo was appointed CEO by the Board of the Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) in January 2019.
Prior to joining the GI Hub she was the Head of Asia-Pacific for Acuity, the advisory services business of the SNCL group, helping clients in regard to infrastructure project strategy and finance.
From 2011 to 2014, Marie headed the Infrastructure Initiatives department of the World Economic Forum, where she led their thought leadership activities, publishing thought leadership reports on best practices in the infrastructure sector. She led the dissemination effort of these best practices to governments and advocated to coalitions such as the B20 and the G20.
Before that, Marie worked for European utilities Essent then RWE where she drove their business development activities in the Africa and Central Asia region for various commodities, including their equity investment in LNG and hydro power plants.
She started her career in 2001 and has worked for various engineering consulting firms holding several technical and commercial positions for energy and transport projects in Africa, Middle East and Europe.
Marie holds an MSc of Civil Engineering from EPF, an MSc of Marketing and Strategy from ESCP-EAP (Paris), and an MSc of Management and Leadership from WEF - in partnership with LBS and INSEAD. She is a Global Leadership Fellow of the World Economic Forum.
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.
The World Bank Group
As Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer, Joaquim Levy is responsible for the financial and risk management strategies of the World Bank Group and for the institutions that make up the Group. This includes development of new, innovative financial products and services, oversight of the financial reporting, risk management, and mobilization of financial resources in alignment with the Group’s strategy.
Mr. Levy joined the World Bank Group in February 2016. Previously, he served as the Minister of Finance for the Federal Republic of Brazil, working with the president and government in reforming the world's fifth largest economy.
From 2010 to 2014, Levy was CEO of Bradesco Asset Management S.A. Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários, division of Banco Bradesco S.A., Brazil's second-largest private bank group, handling a portfolio of more than $130 billion.
Mr. Levy holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago (1992); a master's in economics from Getúlio Vargas Foundation (1987); and graduated in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Changi Airport Group
Mr. Liew has spent 22 years in public service, developing Singapore's Changi Airport and military airports and establishments. He also served as President of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) in the late 1990s. In the private sector, he has another 24 years of experience leading ten publicly listed companies investing in and developing real estate in Asia, the Middle East, the United Kingdom, and Europe. In 2000, he was the founding Group President and CEO of CapitaLand Limited, a publicly listed real estate company, which under his watch until 2012 became one of the largest real estate groups in Asia.
He currently chairs the Changi Airport Group, which is responsible for the operation and development of Changi Airport, and Surbana Jurong Group, a large consultancy group in urban and infrastructure development. He is a Senior International Business Advisor appointed by Temasek to advise the group on long-term real estate investments in London, New York, and Tokyo.
Mr. Liew sits on the boards of Singapore Exchange, Singapore China Foundation, NUS Business School, and the Chinese Development Assistance Council. He also chairs Temasek Foundation Nurtures CLG. He is Provost’s Chair Professor (Practice) (pro bono) at the National University of Singapore Business School, Faculty of Engineering, and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
Mr. Abhishek Lodha has been associated with the Lodha Group for the last thirteen years, and currently serves as Managing Director of the company. Prior to this, he worked on advising Fortune 500 Companies to Business Strategy as a consultant with McKinsey & Company (in Atlanta, USA).
Abhishek Lodha has been instrumental in establishing a company that exceeds the expectations of the customer and builds a better life for them. He has a focus on creating a process-oriented organization to enable top professionals to be at the helm of decision-making within the group.
Under this leadership, Lodha Group has ranked as one of India’s ‘Best Companies to Work For’ by Great Places to Work® – for four years in a row since 2011. In a short span of time, he has been a recipient of multiple prestigious academic and other honors, including:
- Leaders of Indian Infrastructure and Construction, Economic Times, 2009
- Top 50 Young Marwaris, Times of India Group, 2008
- President’s Award for highest GPA amongst the graduating class at Georgia Institute of Technology, August 2000
- Henry Ford II Scholar Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, June 2000
- Recipient, Inaugural Honors Recognition Program, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Member, Deans List, Georgia Institute of Technology, Fall’97 – Summer’01
- Recipient, Faculty Honors, Georgia Institute of Technology, Fall’97 – Summer’01
Apart from his academic achievements, he has held important posts while at the University, which include being President, India Club of Georgia Tech from 1999 – 2000 and Board Member, Child Relief and You - Georgia Tech chapter from 1998 – 2000.
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.
Global Infrastructure Partners
Michael is a founding partner of Global Infrastructure Partners based in London. He is responsible for all GIP’s transport infrastructure investments. He led GIP’s acquisition of London City Airport in 2006, London Gatwick Airport in 2009 and Edinburgh Airport in 2012. He also led the sale of London City Airport in early 2016 and a 50.01% stake in Gatwick to Vinci in 2019. He also led four investments in the ports sector including in 2010 the Port of Brisbane, in 2013 a joint venture with MSC for 42 container terminals located in five continents and in 2016, the Port of Melbourne. In 2018, he led the acquisition of NTV-Italo, a high speed train operator. He was previously Head of Credit Suisse’s Global Transportation and Logistics group from 1997 to 2006 and prior to that was Head of Transport Investment Banking at BZW from 1990. He has been the lead advisor on the privatizations of over 25 airports or airport groups, including the 22 Federal Australian airports and was lead advisor to the UK Government on the Public Private Partnership of NATS in 2001. He has advised on several airline transactions in the UK and globally.
CH2M Hill Companies
Lee McIntire, with more than 30 years of international program management, engineering, and construction experience, serves as executive chairman of CH2M HILL, a leader in consulting, design, construction, and operations of complex domestic and international projects. He previously was CEO and president, during which time the company grew to more than 30,000 employees, expanded its international presence to 100-plus countries, diversified its service offerings, and achieved revenues of US $7 billion. He holds degrees from the University of Nebraska and the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.
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
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.
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.
California High Speed Rail Authority
Mr. Morales, CEO of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, has a distinguished record of experience managing large and complex transportation issues and projects. As the former Director of the California Department of Transportation, Mr. Morales managed a $10 billion program and more than 23,000 employees working to build, maintain, and operate the largest state transportation system in the United States. He most recently was Senior Vice President of Parsons Brinckerhoff, where he worked with transportation agencies across the United States and internationally to develop and implement major capital programs, and is the past Executive Vice President of the Chicago Transit Authority, where he spearheaded major reforms at the nation’s second-largest transit agency. His experience at the federal level includes serving as a member of President-Elect Obama’s transition team focusing on transportation, Vice President Al Gore’s National Performance Review, the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security, the US Department of Transportation, and as a staff member in the US Senate.
Inter-American Development Bank
Mr. Moreno, who assumed the presidency of IDB in 2005, also chairs the board of executive directors of the Inter-American Investment Corp. and the donors’ committee of the Multilateral Investment Fund, both institutions of the IDB Group. Before joining IDB, Mr. Moreno served as Colombia’s Ambassador to the United States for seven years. He also served as minister of economic development and president of the Instituto de Fomento Industrial. He holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and pursued specialized studies at Harvard University under a Neiman fellowship.
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.
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.
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.
As the Chairman and Managing Director of Oberoi Realty, Mr. Oberoi is involved in the formulation of corporate strategy and management and concentrates on the growth and diversification plans of the company. Headquartered in Mumbai, Oberoi Realty is one of India’s leading real estate development companies. While its primary focus is on residential projects, the company today has a diversified portfolio covering key segments of the real estate market, including office-space, retail, hospitality, and social-infrastructure verticals.
Mr. Oberoi has more than two decades of experience in the real estate industry and is the recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to the sector. He is the founder trustee of the Oberoi Foundation, which focuses on the development of educational institutions and other social infrastructure. The Oberoi International School in Mumbai, one initiative of the foundation, aims to provide world-class education focusing on the holistic development of young learners.
He is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School and serves on the school’s India Advising Board.
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 Painter was appointed Trimble’s president and chief executive officer in January 2020. From 2016 to 2019, he served as chief financial officer, where he was responsible for Trimble’s worldwide finance operations. In 2015, Painter was appointed vice president of Trimble Buildings, a Trimble group focused on BIM-centric businesses that span the Design-Build-Operate continuum of the building lifecycle. From 2011 to 2014, he served as general manager of the Company’s joint venture with Hilti, which was created to foster collaborative development of product innovations for the building construction industry. From 2009 to 2010, he served as general manager of the Company’s Construction Services Division. Painter joined Trimble in 2006 and assumed leadership of Trimble’s business development, leading all acquisition and corporate strategy activities. Prior to joining the Company, Painter served in a variety of management and finance positions at Cenveo, Rapt Inc., Bain & Company, Whole Foods Market and Kraft Foods. In 1993, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from West Virginia University and received an MBA in Business from Harvard University in 1998.
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.
AECOM Lara Poloni is President of AECOM, the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm delivering professional services across the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. A longstanding member of the AECOM team, Ms. Poloni has served in several key leadership roles, including as Chief Executive of AECOM’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) from 2017 to 2020, and as Chief Executive of the Australia New Zealand business from 2014 to 2017. Over a career spanning more than 25 years, Ms. Poloni has predominantly worked in the planning, assessment and development of major infrastructure projects for both public and private sector clients, across key transportation and property sectors. Ms. Poloni is passionate about AECOM’s equity diversity & inclusion strategy and leadership development initiatives and the firm’s client service excellence programs.
Panama Canal Authority
Mr. Quijano is CEO of the Panama Canal Authority, the autonomous agency that manages the Panama Canal, the leading interoceanic waterway that serves world maritime commerce. He began his professional career with Texaco in the Republic of Panama. In 1975, he commenced his career with the Panama Canal as a maintenance engineer and ascended through the professional and managerial promotion ladder. As Executive Vice President of the Engineering and Programs Management Department, he was responsible for managing the Panama Canal's $5.25 billion expansion program. Mr. Quijano is the recipient of numerous national and international awards for his achievements and contributions to the world maritime industry. A native of Panama City, Mr. Quijano holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from Lamar University.
City of Atlanta
Currently serving a second term as Mayor of the City of Atlanta, Georgia, Mayor Reed has increased core city services and reduced spending, hired more than 900 police officers and created the largest force in the city's history, reopened all of the city's recreation centers, and initiated a series of sweeping reforms to address the city's $1.5 billion unfunded pension liability. Formerly, he was Partner with Holland and Knight and served 11 years as a member of the Georgia General Assembly, including two terms in the House of Representatives and 7 years in the Georgia State Senate, where he was Vice Chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus.
Mayor Reed is a former general trustee and current member of the board of trustees of Howard University. He serves as chairman of the Transportation and Communications Committee of the US Conference of Mayors and serves on the Regional Transit Committee, Atlanta Regional Commission. He is a speaker at numerous national and international conferences, including the Aspen Ideas Festival, Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America, and TEDCity2.0. He holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws as well as a BA and JD from Howard University, Washington, DC.
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.
John Rice was named (2010) by GE’s board to lead the company’s global operations, based in Hong Kong. Mr. Rice began his GE career (1978) and has held several leadership positions, based in the United States and in other global markets. He holds a BA degree in economics from Hamilton College (New York) and serves as a trustee. He is also a trustee of Emory University (Georgia), and serves on the board of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation (Georgia) and the international advisory board of the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia).
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.
Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund
Ms. Roesly has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund since December 2009. Prior to her current position, Ms. Roesly served 19 years in PT PLN (Persero), Indonesian state-owned electricity corporation. Her various positions ranged from corporate finance, funding, corporate planning and strategy, commerce, transmission and power system operations, as well as project construction. In PLN, Ms. Roesly was involved in securing the financing from multilateral and bilateral agencies for PLN Projects, as well as for the 10,000 MW Fast Track Program, domestic and global bonds issuance as well as bank loans involving domestic and international banks. She was also actively involved in the development of the electricity trading mechanism in the Java-Bali system, setting up system for operations of the first generation of IPP in Indonesia in the late 1990s, in addition to overseeing corporate and power sector restructuring in Indonesia in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Ms. Roesly was formerly the Head of the Energy Market Reform Working Group, Indonesia National Committee – World Energy Council, 2005-2006. She holds a Master of Management degree from IPMI Business School and an MBA from Monash University, Australia; an MEngSc in Power Systems from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Diploma in English Literature from the University of Indonesia. Currently she is a Council Member of International Project Finance Association – Asia Branch and Board Member of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) PPP Business Advisory Board.
Government of Australia
Senior Fellow, Kennedy School of Government. Kevin Rudd served as Australia’s 26th prime minister from 2007 to 2010, then as foreign minister from 2010 to 2012, and again as prime minister in 2013. As prime minister, Mr. Rudd led Australia’s response during the global financial crisis; he is internationally recognized as one of the founders of the G20, which, in 2009, helped prevent the crisis from spiraling into a second global depression. Mr. Rudd is currently leading a major research project for Harvard on alternative futures for US China relations for the next decade.
Mr. William Ruh is the Chief Executive Officer for Lendlease Digital. In this role, he is building a new business to help transform the real estate industry. LendLease Digital is developing the world’s first set of Autonomous Building products to automate design, supply chain, construction and operations.
He serves on the Board of Directors of Magna International and CADMakers. He is the Vice Chair of the Board at the American Chamber of Commerce of Australia, member of the board of the Building 4.0 CRC research program in Australia, and is a founder and Chair of the Digital Twin Consortium.
Prior to joining Lendlease, Mr. Ruh was the CEO of GE Digital and the Chief Digital Officer for GE. During his tenure, Mr. Ruh led the charge to develop the first cloud-based platform for the industrial world and established the GE Digital business unit. A recognized expert in the emerging Industrial Internet of Things he helped establish the Industrial Internet Consortium and was a member of the US Dept of Commerce Digital Economy Board of Advisors.
A 35 year veteran of the software and internet industries, Mr Ruh has held executive management positions at Cisco, Software AG, Inc., The Advisory Board, The MITRE Corporation as well as founding the technology startup Concept 5 Technologies.
Mr. Ruh is an accomplished author of four books and a frequent speaker on such topics as industrial Internet, IoT, Industrial AI and ML and Digital Industrial Strategy. He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from California State University, Fullerton. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the California State University, Fullerton School of Engineering and Computer Science.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As founder, Chairman, and CEO of Siebel Systems—one of the world’s fastest-growing software companies, Mr. Siebel built the market foundation for customer relationship management. Founded in 1993, Siebel Systems rapidly became a leader in application software before it merged with Oracle Corporation in January 2006. Now as chairman and CEO of C3 Energy, Siebel leads an accomplished team of experts in machine learning, computer science, power systems, and engineering to tackle one of the toughest technology challenges: applying the sciences of big data and machine learning to today’s energy industry to unlock significant value across the power grid. Mr. Siebel serves on the College of Engineering boards at the University of Illinois and the University of California at Berkeley. He is a director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013. Mr. Siebel is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received a BA in history, an MBA, and an MS in computer science.
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.
Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications
Mr. Solvik-Olsen is Minister of Transport and Communications in Norway and deputy leader of the Progress Party. He joined the Progress Party’s Youth in 1987, held various positions locally within the youth organization from 1988 to 1992, and was elected to the Storting (Parliament). He was reelected in 2009 but decided not to seek renomination in 2013.
In 2013, Mr. Solvik-Olsen was elected second deputy leader of the Progress Party. After the 2013 election, he was appointed Minister of Transportation and Communications in Erna Solberg’s cabinet. One of his main tasks in the cabinet has been to launch a set of reforms to make a state-of-the-art transportation and communications network in Norway. This includes reform of the long-term planning process and establishment of a new limited-liability company that will be in charge of planning, construction, and maintenance of parts of the main road network. Other goals of the reforms are increased use of public-private partnerships (PPP), more efficient toll collection, reform of the rail sector, more efficient pilot services, modernization of postal services, and establishment of an infrastructure fund of NOK 100 billion.
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
Martin joined Macquarie Group in 2004 and has held the position of Global Head of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) since 2010. He is a member of the Macquarie Group Management Committee, Chairman of NYSE listed Macquarie Infrastructure Company (MIC), Chairman of FCA regulated Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Europe Ltd (MIRAEL) and chairs the investment committees of the MIRA managed funds around the world. Martin is also a trustee of the East London Business Alliance (ELBA) – a charity focused on promoting social inclusion and mobility within London.
Martin is based in London and joined Macquarie Group following an 18-year career in the utility and energy sector, including as a director at TXU Europe Group plc, a diversified energy services company with interests in power generation, upstream gas, energy retail and electricity distribution.
Martin holds an MPhil in Energy Economics from the University of Loughborough.
Mr. Stubkjaer joined Carrix in 2012 with more than 35 years of experience in transportation, terminal operations, and logistics. He commenced his career with the A. P. Moller-Maersk Group and obtained his shipping degree from the company’s International Shipping Academy. He held various positions within the Maersk organization, including postings in Europe and Asia. He became regionally responsible for Maersk activities in Asia, the Middle East, and Oceania, based in Singapore before he, in 1999, moved to Copenhagen to become head of the Maersk Container Business worldwide. The same year he became a Partner in A. P. Moller and an inaugural member of the Group Executive Board. After 30 years with Maersk, Mr. Stubkjaer joined the E. R. Capital Holding Group in Hamburg as a Partner, serving as CEO of one of the group’s subsidiaries, E. R. Schiffahrt, a leading maritime-service provider specializing in container, bulk, and offshore. He later held the position of Vice Chairman, E. R. Capital Holding. Mr. Stubkjaer has supplemented his shipping degree with various executive programs at IMD and INSEAD. He is a member of the board of directors for Panalpina World Transport, based in Switzerland.
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.
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.
Mark Thom joined MiTek as Chief Executive Officer in January 2017, and then became Chairman & CEO in January of 2018.
MiTek® is a diversified global supplier of software, engineered products, services and automated manufacturing equipment to the building industry. MiTek’s nearly 7,000 worldwide team members pride themselves on delivering breakthroughs in building that accelerate the genius of its customers. A Berkshire Hathaway company since 2001, MiTek has a record of continuous growth and innovation over the last 60 years.
For 16 years, Mark successfully led a number of large, global operating businesses at the Divisional President and Group President levels, within the former Tyco Healthcare, a nearly $12 billion diversified manufacturer of medical and pharmaceutical products.
For a decade prior to joining MiTek, Mark built an Executive Coaching practice working with leaders and their teams, across a wide range of diverse businesses and industries. During this period, he began a valued coaching partnership with MiTek’s senior executive team, eventually leading to his
decision to accept the role of Chairman & CEO.
Mark received a bachelor’s degree from Miami University of Ohio, where he graduated with honors in 1990. He is a former Executive Board Member of Easter Seals Midwest, and a recipient of St. Louis’ “40 under 40” top business executives award. He currently serves on the Board of Refuge &
Restoration’s Springwood Project - an effort to revitalize North St. Louis.
Mark and his wife Kim have been married for nearly 30 years. They have raised their six children in Franklin County, where they currently reside.
Zach Vaughan is Managing Partner in Brookfield’s Real Estate Group, responsible for Brookfield’s European real estate investments. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all of Brookfield’s real estate activities, including investments, portfolio management and new fund formation in the country.
Mr. Vaughan joined Brookfield in the United States in 2012. Since joining, he has been involved in several mergers and acquisitions and asset transactions including Thayer Lodging, Center Parcs, Gazeley, Student Roost, MPG Office Trust, UK Student Housing, Associated Estates and Interhotels. Before to relocating to London he oversaw Brookfield’s North American multifamily investments and its operating company, Fairfield Residential. Prior to joining Brookfield, Mr. Vaughan worked at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Reichmann International as Director of Acquisitions.
Mr. Vaughan received a bachelor’s degree in Economics (Honors) from The University of Western Ontario.
InfraRed Capital Partners
Mr. von Guionneau is CEO of InfraRed, a leading global investment manager focused on infrastructure and real estate. InfraRed operates worldwide from offices in Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, Seoul, and Sydney. With over 120 professionals, it manages in excess of $9 billion of equity capital in multiple private and listed funds, primarily for institutional investors around the globe. Besides focusing on the development of InfraRed’s strategy, Mr. von Guionneau is involved in the selection and monitoring of investments. He joined InfraRed’s predecessor company, Charterhouse Bank, in 1995 and worked with some of the senior InfraRed team members to restructured the bank into a private-equity investment business focusing on infrastructure and real estate. He studied business administration and economics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and subsequently worked as a research fellow at Harvard Business School.
I Squared Capital
Sadek Wahba is the Chairman and Managing Partner of I Squared Capital, an independent multi-billion-dollar global infrastructure investment company with over 145 professionals headquartered in Miami with additional offices in Hong Kong, London, New Delhi, New York and Singapore. The company specializes in infrastructure investments with almost $16 billion of assets under management in the energy, utilities, transport, telecom and social infrastructure sectors in the U.S., Europe and select high-growth economies including China, India and Latin America.
He was previously at Morgan Stanley for 14 years where he was the CEO of Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, a global platform for infrastructure investments. He is a frequent commentator on the need for more investment in infrastructure to promote economic growth and was part of the expert committee on the World Economic Forum's first report on global infrastructure investments.
He is a Senior Member of St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, a trustee of the American University in Cairo and a member of the board of governors of the first Egypt sovereign fund. Sadek was named Global Infrastructure Personality of the Year twice, as well as Global Infrastructure Personality of the Decade, by Private Equity International (PEI).
Sadek holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, a M.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a B.A. in economics from the American University in Cairo.
Nick joined the Homes England (then the Homes and Communities Agency) as Chief Executive in March 2017. Nick has extensive local government experience, most recently as Chief Executive of Haringey Council and previously as Chief Executive of Barnet Council.
Nick has led the delivery of a number of high-profile housing and regeneration schemes, including the £1bn large-scale regeneration of the Tottenham area, which is expected to create 5,000 new jobs, 10,000 new homes and more than 1m square ft. of new employment and commercial space. Nick is listed in Local Government Chronicle’s ‘100 Most Influential in the Sector’ and Inside Housing’s ‘Public Sector Housing Most Influential’.
China Fortune Land Development
Mr. Wang worked at Langfang Transportation from 1987 to 1998. He founded China Fortune Land Development in 1998 and has worked as its Chairman of the Board since then. He was a member of the 12th national committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference for the People’s Republic of China. He was born in Bazhou, a county in China’s province of Hebei.
Massachusetts Port Authority
Lisa Wieland is the Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). As CEO, Wieland leads 1,300 employees and oversees an organization with a prepandemic budget of more than $900 million and a mission of connecting Massachusetts and New England to the world to support the Commonwealth’s economic development and transportation goals, while demonstrating a commitment to neighboring communities. Massport’s portfolio includes Boston Logan International Airport, Worcester Regional Airport, Hanscom Airfield, the public facilities at the Port of Boston, as well as property in East Boston, South Boston, and Charlestown. The Authority’s facilities generate nearly $22 billion in annual economic impact.
Wieland is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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.
Zhang Yue founded BROAD in 1988 with US $3,000 and a passion for creative thinking about technology. He has obtained more than 200 patents, including in 1992 a nonelectric air conditioner and in 2009 the factory-made sustainable building. In thinking about climate change, Mr. Zhang dreamed that his nonelectric air conditioner would replace electric ones, saving energy by twofold. He went on to popularize BROAD sustainable buildings worldwide, which are five times more energy efficient than conventional buildings. He was recognized in 2011 as a Champion of the Earth by the United Nations.
Cathy Zoi joined EVgo as CEO in 2017 and has led the company’s growth and its establishment as the preeminent public fast-charging network in the US. Zoi came to EVgo as a distinguished executive with decades of experience in the clean energy, investing, and policy communities.
She has held numerous CEO and senior executive positions in the energy industry, government, academia and non-profit sectors. She was President and co-founder of Odyssey Energy, a distributed generation software company she continues to chair. She was founding CEO of Frontier Power, a rural electrification company incubated by SunEdison. Zoi was an energy investor at Silver Lake and Bayard Capital, a board member for Ice Energy, SES, and Pacific Solar, and a management consultant at ICF and Next Energy. She served in the Obama Administration as Assistant Secretary and Acting Under Secretary at the Department of Energy, where she oversaw more than $30 billion in energy investments. Zoi was also the founding CEO of both the Alliance for Climate Protection, established and chaired by U.S. Vice President Al Gore; and the Sustainable Energy Development Authority, a $50m fund to commercialize clean energy technologies in Australia. In the early 1990s, Zoi was Chief of Staff for Environmental Policy in the Clinton White House and she pioneered the Energy Star program while at the U.S. EPA. Zoi was also an adjunct professor and Precourt Energy Scholar at Stanford University, where she taught and did research between 2012 and 2017.
Zoi has a B.S. in Geology from Duke University and an M.S. in Engineering from Dartmouth.