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Upgradation of Indian Railways - Are we on the right track?

Upgradation of Indian Railways - Are we on the right track?

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Thursday, 15th April
16:30 - 17:30 | Indian Standard Time (GMT+5:30)

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Pedro Nicolau
Pedro Nicolau
Pedro Nicolau
Global Head of Infrastructure & India
GRI Club
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Pedro Nicolau is a Partner and the Global Head of Infrastructure and Portfolio Director for India at GRI Group. He leads the infrastructure division which is active in Latin America, India, China, and the USA. He also leads the real estate activities in India with a local team based in Mumbai. Prior to GRI, Pedro worked for Clarion Events Brazil in the Transportation, Mobility, and Sanitation portfolio. He has a bachelor degree in International Affairs at Unesp (São Paulo State University).
Surekha Mahajan
Surekha
Surekha Mahajan
Director - InfrastructureGRI Club
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The Indian Railways has been on a transformational journey over the past few years and upgradation of it’s infrastructure remains a core focus area for the railways. For the year 2021-22, the Indian Railways has set a target of constructing 2,400 km new lines, doubling and gauge conversion projects along with electrification of 6,000 km of railway line. Upgradation of railway stations and development of high-speed train networks is on the agenda. ​​​​​

Discussion will touch on:
  • Is the progress so far adequate to attract large private investments?
  • How will the Infra upgrade impact urban transport challenges?
  • Can asset monetisation effectively create funds for planned capital expenditure?

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Confirmed Participants

Abhay Mishra
Abhay Mishra
Reliance Infrastructure Limited
Abhijeet Shetty
Abhijeet Shetty
Peak Infra
Akhilesh Srivastava
Akhilesh Srivastava
NHAI
Aman Hans
Aman Hans
NITI Aayog
Amit Diwan
Amit Diwan
Hines
Anjali Sharma
Anjali Sharma
ROADIS
Ashish Agarwal
Ashish Agarwal
I Squared Capital-India
Ashish Jain
Ashish Jain
GMR Group
Ashish Upadhyay
Ashish Upadhyay
Ministry of Power - India
Atul Sanganeria
Atul Sanganeria
Asian Development Bank
Bruce Crane
Bruce Crane
OTPP - Singapore
Dalip Dua
Dalip Dua
OM Energy Generation
Garvit Sah
Garvit Sah
New Development Bank
Isabel Chatterton
Isabel Chatterton
IFC
Abhay Mishra
Abhay
Abhay Mishra
President & Chief Executive OfficerReliance Infrastructure Limited
India
Abhay Kumar Mishra is President, Transportation Business of Reliance Infrastructure looking after Roads, Highways, Airport and Metro businesses of R-Infra. He is also the CEO of Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd. He is a visionary business leader with 40 years of rich experience in Real Estate and Infrastructure Sector. A Harvard Business Alumni, he is a Civil Engineer by qualification and an Ex - member of prestigious Indian Railway Services of Engineers. He took voluntary retirement from Govt. of India after serving 23 years in Indian Railway. In 2013, Mr. Mishra joined Reliance and led its Metro business with great business acumen and astute leadership.He is now leading Transportation business of Reliance Infrastructure .
Abhijeet Shetty
Abhijeet
Abhijeet Shetty
Head Special ProjectsPeak Infra
India
Akhilesh Srivastava
Akhilesh
Akhilesh Srivastava
Chief GM - IT & Highway OperationsNHAI
India
Akhilesh Srivastava is one of the most tech-savvy bureaucrat, who is globally known for his passion for innovative skills and Digital solutions. He is currently working as Chief General Manager (IT & Highway Operations) in NHAI. He is the man behind the India’s most successful digital program – FASTag, the electronic toll collection system on national highways. He has modernised the Indian highway sector in last 4 years. Introduced IOT devices and latest digital technologies in the project life cycle of highways. Completed geo-fencing the national highways and established state of art Command Control Centre.
Aman Hans
Aman
Aman Hans
Lead Consultant PPP CellNITI Aayog
India
Aman Hans is a Public Private Partnership Specialist with NITI Aayog, Government of India. He is also the active in-charge of the Government’s ambitious proposal to set-up Giga-factories to manufacture Advance Chemistry Cells (ACCs) in India. Aman has over ten years of experience in diverse facets of Public Policy and Structured finance. Prior to NITI Aayog, he has served with various multi-nationals including SBI Capital Markets Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), Ernst & Young LLP and ITC Ltd. He holds a B.A (Hons) Mathematics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, a Post-graduate degree in Msc Finance from Warwick Business School (U.K) and is a level-3 CFA Candidate.
Amit Diwan
Amit
Amit Diwan
Hines
India
Anjali Sharma
Anjali
Anjali Sharma
Strategy ( ESG, Investments )ROADIS
India
Anjali is a strategy/ investments professional at ROADIS India. She has handled multiple roles at ROADIS ranging from business development, investments, financial planning to project financing & restructuring. She is currently leading initiatives in Innovation & Safety, apart from other things. Prior to ROADIS, she has worked with Hochtief and Goldman Sachs in infrastructure & renewable energy segments. She holds an MBA from IISc,Bangalore and an Engineering degree in IT from Delhi University.
Ashish Agarwal
Ashish
Ashish Agarwal
Vice PresidentI Squared Capital-India
India
Ashish Jain
Ashish
Ashish Jain
Group Head – CSPD & ERMGMR Group
India
Ashish Upadhyay
Ashish
Ashish Upadhyay
Addl secretary & financial advisorMinistry of Power - India
India
Atul Sanganeria
Atul
Atul Sanganeria
Infrastructure Consultant and Logistics expertAsian Development Bank
India
Atul is a seasoned Infrastructure professional with vast experience of working in Industrial corridors, transportation and multimodal logistics with focus on project design, feasibility in infrastructure development, infrastructure financing, regulatory, policy and governance issues. Atul has policy, finance and economics degree from NUS Singapore, JNU, Delhi and St. Xaviers Kolkata. In his current role he is working with the several line ministries and state governments on Logistics sector development, industrial corridor and park development including integration in GVCs. His past roles include Economist (Consultant) for IFC in Singapore, Public Finance Economist for PwC South Asia and J. Economist for Willis Towers Watson.
Bruce Crane
Bruce
Bruce Crane
Managing Director - Infrastructure APACOTPP - Singapore
Singapore
As Managing Director at OTPP Infrastructure, Bruce is responsible for leading infrastructure-related efforts in APAC and is based in Singapore. He was previously based in New York, and was responsible for sourcing and leading investment opportunities in the transportation and power-related infrastructure markets in the Americas. His asset management experiences included Chicago Skyway, GNL Quintero S.A and Midland Cogeneration Venture. Prior to joining OMERS Infrastructure, Bruce spent 10 years with UBS and Morgan Stanley, providing investment banking advisory services, and four years with Foster Wheeler as a field engineer. Bruce holds a B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering) from Lehigh University, and an MBA from Columbia University.
Dalip Dua
Dalip
Dalip Dua
DirectorOM Energy Generation
India
•Architect of International Strategic MOUs and Co-operation Agreement for IPP Concessions. •Participated and presented paper in World Bank regional cooperation conference in Brazil organized by IHA and government of Brazil (on energy sector and transmission). •In hydro, closely coordinating with Engineering Companies VERKIS Iceland and Synergics India. •Preparation & site assignment for DPR of Holi –II (7MW) with AHEC, IIT Roorkee; securing approvals from Himachal Government, clearances and final land acquisition for green field development. The project is ready for construction, all clearances and pre-project development activities completed under his Direction. •Worked with clients like Polyplex Corporation Ltd., DCM Shriram Company
Garvit Sah
Garvit
Garvit Sah
Principal Professional, Project Finance and Operations DepartmentNew Development Bank
China
Garvit is a Principal Specialist with New Development Bank in Project Finance and Operations Department and focuses on financing sustainable infrastructure projects in BRICS countries. He is experienced in leading transactions in Brazil, China and India. He also undertakes development and sustainability dialogue with national and sub-national governments. Prior to joining NDB, he worked as Chief Manager of Project Finance Group at ICICI Bank for close to a decade, where he led multiple project finance transactions for private sector and Public-Private-Partnership investment projects in the infrastructure space. Garvit holds a graduate degree in engineering, and MBA from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.
Isabel Chatterton
Isabel
Isabel Chatterton
Regional director-APAC-InfrastructureIFC
Singapore
Isabel is the Regional Industry Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Asia and Pacific, based in Singapore. For seven years prior to her current role, Isabel was the Regional Manager for PPP Transaction Advisory Services, initially for South Asia based in Delhi, and subsequently in Singapore as her mandate expanded to cover all Asia Pacific for the last four years. Isabel spent four years in IFC’s Subnational Finance unit where she worked in deal origination, structuring and supervision of debt and structured finance products in more than six countries in LAC. Before joining IFC, Isabel held various positions in World Bank operations in the urban sector in the Middle East and North Africa region, the water sector in Latin America,
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