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GRI Global Committee: ESG & Responsible Infrastructure
THE CONCEPT  |  
GLOBAL 
COMMITTEES

GRI Club's Global Committees set the professional standard for peer-to-peer knowledge sharing in order to identify new trends, capitalise on growth opportunities and aid deal flow discovery worldwide.

The GRI Global Airports Committee is composed purely by members from the infrastructure sector who have interest invested in the airport sector, spanning 80+ countries, across all asset classes, and is committed to support airports modernization, expansion, investments and infrastructure in general on a global scale through this work group.  

This global committee meets once every two months via video calling to share the current sentiment, investment appetite and debate where the market is going. The main goal is that the committee can inspire and foster best practices and projects.

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITEE

Amit Rikhy
Amit Rikhy
President & CEO
Carlyle Airport Group
Amit Rikhy
https://www.carlyle.com/our-business/real-assets/carlyle-global-infrastructure-opportunity-fund
New York | NY | USA
Carlyle Airport Group (CAG) is The Carlyle Group’s global airport development and investment platform.
Balint Szentivanyi
Balint Szentivanyi
Senior VP Global Investment & Management
Fraport
Balint Szentivanyi
http://www.frankfurt-airport.de
http://www.frankfurt-airport.de
+49 (0) 180-6372 4636
Frankfurt | Germany
Fraport is the owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport. Through 20 years of investing in airports in Latin America, Asia and Europe, Fraport has accumulated an international portfolio of 30 airports in 11 countries with a total of 270 million annual passengers and 20,673 employees. In Latin America, Fraport currently operates 3 airports including in Lima, Peru (21 million passengers in 2017) and Porto Alegre and Fortaleza Airport in Brazil (total of 14 million passengers in 2017) and is seeking to further expand its presence in the region. Fraport is a publicly traded corporation with a market capitalization of around €7 billion, annual revenues of €3 billion and an EBITDA of €1 billion. Fraport continuously invests in its airports and is currently undertaking, amongst others, a USD 1.7 billion expansion project in Peru as well as a EUR 3 billion construction of a new, third terminal at its home hub in Frankfurt.
Behnad Zandi
Behnad Zandi
CEO
Adani Airport
Behnad Zandi
http://
Ahmedabad | Gujarat | India
The Adani Group has forayed into the civil aviation sector by strategically acquiring Airport Development & Maintenance mandates throughout the country. Having bid for various Airports Authority of India (AAI) airports.
Céline Billant
Céline Billant
Senior Director - Infrastructure Invest.
CDPQ
Céline Billant
http://www.cdpq.com
http://www.cdpq.com
+33 1 56 69 25 30
Paris | France
CDPQ is a long-term institutional investor with more than more than $286 billion of net assets. We invest our clients’ funds worldwide, targeting high-quality assets rooted in the real economy.
David-Olivier Tarac
David-Olivier Tarac
Managing Director, Americas
Groupe ADP
David-Olivier Tarac
http://
Paris | France
Groupe ADP, through its subsidiary ADP International, is one of the few players covering every aspect of the airport’s value chain, from the financing to the design and operation of an airport.
Deborah Flint
Deborah Flint
Toronto Pearson International Airport
Ezequiel Barrenechea
Ezequiel Barrenechea
Director
Corporación América
Ezequiel Barrenechea
http://www.corporacionamerica.com
Buenos Aires | Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires | Argentina
Corporación América operates airport and cargo terminals in fifty-two airports of Latin America and Europe. This activity comprises airport operations and commercial management, as well as fuelling, cargo, and related services.
Gherardo Baruffa
Gherardo Baruffa
Managing Director - Airport Group
Credit Agricole CIB
Gherardo Baruffa
http://www.ca-cib.com/
http://www.ca-cib.com/
+33 1 41 89 00 00
Paris | France
Crédit Agricole CIB offers its clients a large range of products and services in capital markets, investment banking, structured finance and corporate banking, through its network in major countries in Europe, America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
Jatin Aneja
Jatin Aneja
Practice Head–Projects & Infrastructure
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Jatin Aneja
https://www.amsshardul.com/
New Delhi | India
Founded on a century of legal achievements, we are one of India’s leading full service law firms. Our mission is to enable business by providing solutions as trusted advisors through excellence, responsiveness, innovation, and collaboration. We are known globally for our integrated approach. Our 600+ lawyers including 116 partners provide exceptional services across practice areas which include General Corporate, Merger & Acquisition, Private Equity, Banking & Finance, Insolvency & Bankruptcy, Competition Law, Dispute Resolution, Projects & Project Finance, Capital Markets, Tax, and Intellectual Property. Helming major headline transactions and litigation across industries, we advise leading multinational corporations on their India entry and legal strategy impacting their business. We have offices in seven cities across India - New Delhi, Mumbai, Gurugram, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata.
Mar Beltran
Mar Beltran
Non Executive Board Director
Globalvia
Mar Beltran
http://www.globalvia.com
http://www.globalvia.com
+34 91 456 58 50
Madrid | Spain
Real Assets (providing Board Directors for Infrastructure Company Boards).
Marcelo Bisordi
Marcelo Bisordi
Head - Airports
Socicam
Marcelo Bisordi
http://www.socicam.com.br
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Socicam contributes with pioneerism & efficiency to the sustainable development of the infrastructure and mobility. In Latin America, it takes leading position in the management of passengers in bus terminals, airports and ports.
Ralf Gaffal
Ralf Gaffal
Managing Director
Munich Airport International
Ralf Gaffal
http://www.munich-airport.de/
Munich | Germany
Munich Airport International is a subsidiary of the operator of Munich Airport, Europe’s first and only 5-star airport. MAI is trusted partner of airport investors in maximizing concession value and increasing operational efficiency.
Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge
Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge
Director
Louis Lambert International Airport
Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge
https://www.flystl.com/
MT | USA
Sidharath Kapur
Sidharath Kapur
Infrastructure | Airports | PPP| Renewables | Advisory
Sidharath Kapur
Stewart Steeves
Stewart Steeves
CEO
LaGuardia Gateway Partners LLC
Susan Warner-Dooley
Susan Warner-Dooley
CCO for Airports
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Amit Rikhy
Amit Rikhy
President & CEOCarlyle Airport Group
USA
Founding Chief Executive of Carlyle Airport Group (CAG), The Carlyle Group’s global airport development and investment platform. Airport investment and management career spans over 25 years, including involvement in more than 50 airport P3 transactions globally. Former President and CEO of CCR USA. Before that, founder and CEO of Sigma Infrastructure Partners and SVP at Airports Worldwide. Experience also includes leading airport transactions in the United States and globally for Vantage Airport Group and Airport Group International. Directly involved in key US P3 airport transactions, as well as airport privatizations in Europe, the Americas and Caribbean, and Australasia.
Balint Szentivanyi
Balint Szentivanyi
Senior VP Global Investment & ManagementFraport
Germany
Over 12 years experience at leading companies and investment banks including Zurich Airport, Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. Advised Board of Directors and Executives and also acted as the principal investor in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity capital raisings and private equity transactions. Extensive international experience including in Brazil, South America, the UK, Western Europe, C&EE, Asia, Russia and the Middle East.
Behnad Zandi
Behnad Zandi
CEOAdani Airport
India
For more than 30 years, Ben Zandi has been a driving force behind business turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, commercial expansion and industry reinvention. Mr. Zandi takes an active role in re-imaging airport travel with pioneering technologies, retail concepts and new levels of customer experience. Ben has been on the leading edge of brand redevelopment, growth, and scalability in performance management. Ben was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Fraport USA, the North American division of Fraport Group, where the operations extended from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Baltimore‐Washington to JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at JFK and the new $1.2 billion Nashville International Airport.
Céline Billant
Céline Billant
Senior Director - Infrastructure Invest.CDPQ
France
Céline Billant joined CDPQ in 2019. As part of the Infrastructure team, she plays an active role in the development and management of CDPQ’s infrastructure investments in Europe. Ms. Billant has more than 15 years of experience in finance and infrastructure investment, with a strong emphasis on concessions and PPPs, especially in transportation.
David-Olivier Tarac
David-Olivier Tarac
Managing Director, AmericasGroupe ADP
USA
David-Olivier Tarac has been working for more than 17 years in the infrastructure sector. He had successively positions at PWC Corporate Finance, at the French State Public Holdings Agency in charge of airports, at the Boston Consulting Group. He joined Groupe ADP 10 years ago successively as Director of Financial Operations and Investments, deputy CEO of TAV airports and was appointed recently as the managing director of ADP International Americas.
Deborah Flint
Deborah Flint
Toronto Pearson International Airport
Canada
Ezequiel Barrenechea
Ezequiel Barrenechea
DirectorCorporación América
Argentina
-ACI-LAC Executive Vice President
-Corporación América Regional Manager.
-Executive President of ECOGAL (Aeropuertos Ecológicos de Galápagos S. A.)
-Vice President of TAGSA(Guayaquil)
-Vice President of Aeropuertos Andinos del Peru S.A.,
Gherardo Baruffa
Gherardo Baruffa
Managing Director - Airport GroupCredit Agricole CIB
France
Since 2000, Gherardo is responsible for the sector coverage of all airports and airlines related businesses on a worldwide basis for the bank. He has been involved in many airport deals encompassing Equity & Debt Capital Market, M&A, Debt & Rating Advisory. In terms of major financing, Gherardo participated and closed most of the landmark transaction in the airport sector over the last 15 years. Gherardo has built a strong expertise and good relationship with the major airport operators, Infrastructure and Pension/Sovereign funds having a keen interest in the airport sector. He holds a Commercial Engineering degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Jatin Aneja
Jatin Aneja
Practice Head–Projects & InfrastructureShardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
India
Jatin is part of the management board of the Firm. He has extensive experience in urban infrastructure, conventional & renewable energy, roads, ports, airports, railways, power, and oil & gas sector in India and the sub-continent. Jatin has been consistently ranked in ‘Band 1’ by Chambers and Partners; ‘Leading Lawyer’ by Legal 500, IFLR1000 & Asialaw Profiles and ‘Thought Leader’ by WWL 2019. He has advised on several marquee transactions including privatisation of Delhi & Mumbai airports, re-gasification projects by IOC, PLL & others and Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline projects. Currently he is advising GMR Infrastructure on divestment of major shareholding (over USD 1 billion) in GMR Airports Ltd.
Mar Beltran
Mar Beltran
Non Executive Board DirectorGlobalvia
Spain
Mar Beltran is a Director of the Board of Globalvia and Member of the Climate Infrastructure Partnership Forum. A non executive director and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with extensive experience in public and private infrastructure boards. A regular member of the Remunerations and Audit and Risk Committees of the Board, I have worked for over a decade in both Europe and the Asia Pacific. With experience in international policy for both the public and private sectors and have extensive investment experience across equity and debt. Degree in Aeronautical Engineering in Madrid and Executive MBA at Australia Graduate School of Management (AGSM).
Marcelo Bisordi
Marcelo Bisordi
Head - AirportsSocicam
Brazil
Marcelo is Director of the Airports Division of the Socicam Group. Since September 2018 is responsible by the management of the Group's airports. Graduated Civil Engineer from Mackenzie Presbyterian University. MBA in Administration, Economics and Marketing by the Getúlio Vargas Foundation, in São Paulo. Marcelo worked in the Operations area at Gafisa before 1986, when he joined the Camargo Corrêa Group. Acted in structuring business as the Parking Concessionaire Congonhas, the first concession in the airport area, Nova Dutra and Rio Niterói Bridge, the creation of the Companhia de Concessões Rodovias (CCR) in 1997 and the Belo Monte Power Plant, as an advisor to the Power plant.
Ralf Gaffal
Ralf Gaffal
Managing DirectorMunich Airport International
Germany
Ralf is leading Munich Airport’s International Business since 2010 and created Munich Airport International in 2017 which he leads as Managing Director. He has been working in the aviation sector since more than 16 years with vast experience in airport planning, operations and management. Ralf successfully expanded Munich Airport’s international activities from consulting to management and investments. He developed a group of companies with more than 100 aviation experts supporting governments, airport operators or infra investors with advisory. He is chairman of the Board of various companies and member of the core leadership of FMG, the operator company of Munich Airport, the only 5-star airport in Europe and Top 5 Airport in the World.
Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge
Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge
DirectorLouis Lambert International Airport
USA
Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge has been the Director of St. Louis Lambert International Airport since January 2010. She is also Chairwoman of the 17-member St. Louis Airport Commission. She is also Chairwoman of the 17-member St. Louis Airport Commission. Prior to STL, Ms. Hamm-Niebruegge logged over 25 years in aviation management positions with American Airlines, Trans World Airlines (TWA) and Ozark Air Lines; a majority of her career has been based in St. Louis, Missouri. She’s the current Chairperson of the Board of Christian Hospital; former Chairperson of the Advisory Board of John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University; and past President of the Board of Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis.
Sidharath Kapur
Sidharath Kapur
Infrastructure | Airports | PPP| Renewables | AdvisorySidharath Kapur
India
Sidharath has leadership experience of over 32 years in infrastructure and financial services covering airports, renewable energy, real estate, oil and gas and investment banking. Sidharath spent the last decade in the airport sector and brings deep insight of the airport business and strategy. He was Executive Director at GMR Airports and was key in the expansion and value creation at GMR group's airport business. As part of his role he was responsible for successful bids of airports of Male, Crete, Cebu, Goa and Nagpur. He was also CEO-Airports with the Adani Group, leading the group's new airport business forward including setting up the initial team. More recently he lead as CEO of Acme Solar - a large Indian renewable energy company.
Stewart Steeves
Stewart Steeves
CEOLaGuardia Gateway Partners LLC
USA
Susan Warner-Dooley
Susan Warner-Dooley
CCO for AirportsPort Authority of New York and New Jersey
USA
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