Infra India GRI 2018Mumbai, November 29 - 30


GRI Infrastructure India is a get-together of senior international and local infrastructure investors, lenders and operators active in the infrastructure or looking for opportunities in India. Infrastructure has been on the upswing, predominantly in the sectors of roads, railways, ports, energy plants and airports . Join senior decision-makers from our members and non-members in India and abroad to enjoy a couple of days of healthy-debates to create new business friendships and sustain old ones.

Our members globally include Brookfield, UBS, QIA, CPPIB, Barclays, Groupe Egis, ROADIS, CCR Group, China Communication Construction Company, Enel Group, VINCI and many more.

Advisory Board Members
Boon Chin HauBoon Chin HauSenior Vice President and Head of Emerging Markets Investments – Infrastructure GroupGIC
Krishna KumarKrishna KumarCEOIL&FS Investment Managers
Avinash SuleAvinash SuleDirectorQatar Investment Authority
Saurabh AgarwalSaurabh AgarwalRegional Director, InfrastructureCDPQ - Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Ashok AgarwalAshok AgarwalDirector & CEOEssel Infra Projects
Rajiv AgarwalRajiv AgarwalCEO and Managing DirectorEssar Ports Limited (EPL)
Pawan KantPawan KantChief Executive Officer - RoadsTRIL Roads Pvt Ltd
Satish D ParakhSatish D ParakhManaging DirectorAshoka Buildcon Ltd
Aditya AggarwalAditya AggarwalPartner, Infrastructure FundsIDFC Alternatives
Boon Chin Hau
Senior Vice President and Head of Emerging Markets Investments – Infrastructure Group
Singapura | Singapura
Segment: Pension Fund / SWF / Endowment - Foundation

Chin Hau joined the GIC Infrastructure Group in 2008 and currently has lead coverage responsibility for the Emerging Markets. Prior to joining GIC, Chin Hau was an Investment Manager at Pulsar Energy Capital where he invested in projects across the energy sector in Europe and the Americas. Before Pulsar, Chin Hau was a member of the Infrastructure advisory team at Credit Suisse covering a range of projects in transport, logistics and aerospace. He began his career at Singapore Power where he managed natural gas pipeline projects. Chin Hau has a MEng degree from Imperial College London and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Krishna Kumar
IL&FS Investment Managers
Avinash Sule
Qatar Investment Authority
Segment: Investment Advisory
Avinash has been associated with the Qatar Investment Authority (Advisory Pvt Ltd) for the past 9 years, heading their India Office. He leads the investment efforts in Private Equity and Public Equities across sectors and has been actively involved in Real Estate investment strategies such as residential equity, debt and commercial office.
Saurabh Agarwal
Regional Director, Infrastructure
CDPQ - Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Ashok Agarwal
Director & CEO
Essel Infra Projects

Leading Essel Group’s Infra and Utilities business over the last 3 years, Mr. Ashok has been responsible for rapid growth of group’s new ventures & key business verticals of Smart Cities, Integrated Utilities (Power, Water, City Gas Distribution, Solid Waste Management and Cable & Broadband), Core Infrastructure and Green Solutions (Environment & Renewable Energy). With his sharp acumen, Mr.Ashok is instrumental in Essel Group’s foray in Integrated Utilities space and has lead the company in demonstrating executional capability to transform India’s mass utilities sector.

Rajiv Agarwal
CEO and Managing Director
Essar Ports Limited (EPL)
Pawan Kant
Chief Executive Officer - Roads
TRIL Roads Pvt Ltd

Mr. Pawan Kant joined the company since its inception in 2007. He has spearheaded multiple functions in the company,as Business Head - SEZ division; the Project Management division and is currently mandated to grow TRIL Roads Private Limited, the road holding platform of TRIL, as CEO.

Satish D Parakh
Managing Director
Ashoka Buildcon Ltd
As the Promoter & MD of Ashoka Buildcon, Satish's association with Ashoka Buildcon Ltd. began in 1982. Under his leadership, the company entered into the National Level infrastructure development space specialising in highways, bridges & power T&D. Today, Ashoka Buildcon Ltd. Is one of the top five highway developers. Satish has been honoured &felicitated by various forums including the ‘Industry Doyen’ award by Construction Industry Development Council. He has earlier carried out responsibilities as Vice President of National Highways Builders Federation (NHBF)and Chairman of Institution of Engineers (Nashik Chapter).
Aditya Aggarwal
Partner, Infrastructure Funds
IDFC Alternatives
The Experience
The Experience

A GRI is a get together of senior international and local infrastructure investors, operators and lenders. The discussion format enables you to interact with everyone in the room. Quickly find the right partners for your business, build high value relationships, and continue the conversation afterwards.

GRI has no speakers, no presentations. Instead, you have a selection of closed-door discussions where everyone can participate. Much like a conversation in your own living room, the dynamic environment allows you to engage with your peers in an informal and collegial setting


Delegate slots are available for anyone senior currently active in real estate. Immerse yourself in a dynamic environment of informal group discussions where everybody participates. Discuss the latest opportunities, challenges and trends with top level decision makers. 

Available exclusively to senior-level investors, lenders and operators that confirm their participation in advance, chairing a discussion at India GRI is a way of attending while enjoying greater visibility, reduced rates and other benefits.

Register as a delegate or co-chair

The GRI has a limited number of commercial packages available and our sponsorship team will be happy to tailor a package to ensure you maximise your return on investment. 

Enquire about Sponsorship

Co-chairing a discussion


Available selectively to senior-level Investors, Lenders and Operators confirmed in advance, co-chairing is a way of attending while enjoying greater visibility, reduced rates and other benefits.

As a discussion Co-chair you do no more and no less than anyone else. Just bring your experience and opinions. Discussion co-chairs are featured in the marketing brochure, profiled on the website and event program book, and enjoy reduced rates to attend.

Each discussion has a limited number of places and these fill up fast.

If you are interested in co-chairing, select the co-chair option at registration or contact

Neall De Beer
Club Director - India Infrastructure
GRI Club - Gathering the world’s leading infrastructure players
T: +44 (0) 207 121 5094 |


NOVEMBER 29 - 30

01:15 - 02:30pm   Registration and Networking

02:30 - 03:45pm   Keynote

03:45 - 04:30pm   Networking break

04:30 - 05:30pm   Joint Real Estate and Infrastructure Discussions

05:30 - 06:30pm   Drinks Reception

09:00 - 10:00am   Networking break

10:00 - 11:15am   Discussions

11:15 - 11:45am   Networking break

11:45am - 12:45pm   Discussions

12:45 - 14:00pm   Networking Lunch

02:30 - 03:30pm   Keynote

03:30 - 04:00pm   Networking Break

04:00 - 05:00pm   Discussions

05:00 - 06:00pm   Farewell Drinks

NOVEMBER 29 - 30
Disruptive Technogoly & the impact on Infrastructure & Real Estate
Renewable Energy – India’s shining light?
InvITs & Infrastructure Debt Funds – Key to unlocking global investment?
Keynote Address
India’s Brownfield Projects – Castles in the air or bridges to nowhere?
Global Investors – Watch & Wait or will foreign capital start to pour in?
India's Land acquisition Conundrum - Social impact assessment stalling private equity investment?
Rail Investment in India – Off the Rails or back on track?
Airports – Is the success story still to come?
Roads & Hybrid Annuity Model – High road or the primrose path?
PPP's – Mitigating the risk and weighing up sensible assets?
The Regulatory Environment – Removing barriers or bark without the bite?
Infrastructure Financing & NBFCs - The tip of the iceberg or significant progress?
Ports – Greenfield vs. Brownfield?
India's power distribution transformation: Will new investments breakout old models?
Sanitation - India’s next big investment boom?
Pedro Nicolau

Pedro Nicolau

Global Head of Infrastructure

+55 (19) 3203-0645
Pedro Nicolau
+55 (19) 3203-0645
Global Head of Infrastructure
GRI Club

Pedro Nicolau is the Global Head of Infrastructure at the GRI and is responsible for coordinating GRI Club Infra activities in Latin America and other locations. He previously worked at Clarion Events, headed Brazil's Transport Infrastructure division, Mobility and Sanitation. He graduated from Unesp with a degree in International Relations.

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