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Featured Attendees:

Alvaro Higuera
Alvaro Higuera
ROADIS
Amber Dubey
Amber Dubey
MoCA - India
Ana Karina Souza
Ana Karina Souza
Machado Meyer
Dilip Suryavanshi
Dilip Suryavanshi
Dilip Buildcon
Gaurav Khanna
Gaurav Khanna
TRIL
Harsh Shah
Harsh Shah
IndiGrid
Jatin Aneja
Jatin Aneja
SAM & Co
Josep Quiles Perez
Josep Quiles Perez
Isadak
Kam Jandu
Kam Jandu
AviAlliance
Krishna Prakash Maheshwari
Krishna Prakash Maheshwari
Adani
Manish Sharma
Manish Sharma
PwC
N Sivasailam
N Sivasailam
Dept. of Commerce
Pawan Kant
Pawan Kant
KPTL
Pratik Agarwal
Pratik Agarwal
Sterlite Power
Pushkar Kulkarni
Pushkar Kulkarni
CPPIB
Rakesh Singh
Rakesh Singh
HDFC Bank
Sandeep Upadhyay
Sandeep Upadhyay
Centrum Capital
Sanjay Bansal
Sanjay Bansal
Aurum Equity Partners
Sidharath Kapur
Sidharath Kapur
ACME Group
Vandana Aggarwal
Vandana Aggarwal
MoCA - India
Vijay Agarwal
Vijay Agarwal
DoIT Smart Infra
Vineetha M G
Vineetha M G
Samvad Partners
Vishnu Sudarsan
Vishnu Sudarsan
J. Sagar Associates
Alvaro Higuera
Alvaro
Alvaro Higuera
CFO - AsiaROADIS
Mr. Alvaro Santos Higuera is Director of Indus Concessions India Pvt Ltd. and CFO of ROADIS SBU ASIA. Previously, he was Financial Director of Isolux Infrastructure in India, in charge of highways, roads and photovoltaic plants. Before this, he was Head of International Financing department for Isolux Group, being responsible for structure financing for projects in Mexico, US and India. Prior to this, Mr. Alvaro Santos was Head of Project Finance Spain and Portugal with Depfa Bank. He started his career working in BNP Paribas in several departments (M&A; Project Finance and Leverage Finance). Alvaro received a Master in Finance from Georgetown University and he studied Business Administration at Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE).
Amber Dubey
Amber
Amber Dubey
Joint Secretary-MoCAMoCA - India
Amber is an alumnus of IIT Bombay and IIM Ahmedabad and has a professional experience of over 27 years. He was one of nine professionals selected in Sep 2019 by the Government of India to join as Joint Secretaries in the union government. At Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Amber is looking after Drones, IT, digital innovation, skill development and job growth etc. He’s in the governing council of IGRUA and AASSC and is the Acting Vice Chancellor of RGNAU, India’s national aviation university at Amethi. Amber was honoured for ‘valuable contribution to Indian aviation’ in 2012 by the then aviation minister.
Ana Karina Souza
Ana
Ana Karina Souza
PartnerMachado Meyer
Souza is a Specialist in Infrastructure and Energy, with a focus on projects and transactions involving private investment in regulated sectors, including concessions and privatizations, administrative and regulatory law and project finance. Her work encompasses providing clients with legal assistance on investment opportunities in the regulated sectors, structuring and developing projects, providing assistance on biddings and regulated sector acquisitions, including in the areas of energy, oil, and natural gas, mining, transports, sanitation, and pharmaceutical. Souza has assisted some Indian clients in investments in Brazil, including Sterlite and Tata Projects.
Dilip Suryavanshi
Dilip
Dilip Suryavanshi
Chairman and Managing DirectorDilip Buildcon
Mr. Dilip Suryavanshi is Chairman & Managing Director at Dilip Buildcon Ltd. He has over 36 years of experience in the business of construction. He has been a Director of the Company since incorporation. Prior to the formation of the Company, he was a sole proprietor of Dilip Builders. He was also the President of the Madhya Pradesh Builders Association. Under his leadership, Company has achieved various millstones with focus on continuous innovation and relentless pursuit of growth and excellence, the company has set its sight on becoming the largest road-focused EPC player in the country and started pursuing bigger projects across the country.
Gaurav Khanna
Gaurav
Gaurav Khanna
Head Corporate FinanceTRIL
Mr. Gaurav Khanna is the Assistant Vice President (Infrastructure) of Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited (TRIL). He has over 20 years of experience in Corporate Finance, Investment, Taxation, Audit,Strategic Planning and commercial functions.Mr Khanna has significant experience in Greenfield and Brownfield Asset acquisitions, Portfolio and asset management, and orchestrating timely exits for large Global Funds, due to his strong Corporate Finance & Investment Management background. He has a deep understanding of Real Estate and Infrastructure Sector. He has been working with Tata Group for last 10 years and is presently in-charge of the Finance function of Infra Business of Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited.
Harsh Shah
Harsh
Harsh Shah
CEO & Whole-time DirectorIndiGrid
Mr. Harsh Shah has extensive experience in infrastructure sector across bidding, financing, operations, M&A and regulatory policy. Mr. Shah was instrumental in setting up IndiGrid, India’s first InvIT in the power transmission sector, where he currently serves as the CEO and Whole-time Director. He is also a member of the SEBI Advisory Committee for InvITs and REITs. Previously, he served as the CEO at Sterlite Power Transmission. He has worked with L&T, L&T Infrastructure Finance Company Limited and Procter & Gamble International Operations Pte. Limited. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Nirma Institute of Technology.
Jatin Aneja
Jatin
Jatin Aneja
Practice Head–Projects & InfrastructureSAM & Co
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.
Josep Quiles Perez
Josep
Josep Quiles Perez
CEOIsadak
Josep started his career as Controller in Siemens & continued to Sandoz, where he joined as a Financial Manager and later as the CFO & Executive Committee member. He worked in a consultancy firm as Partner in Strategy & Business mgmt. In 2000, he was the Finance & Administration Director with an American company - ITW group. In 2005, he joined Abertis in Corporate Finance dept - he managed Abertis Finance BV in the Netherlands & participated in financing the growth of Abertis through syndicate loans, private placements & bonds. As Head of International Finance, supported the financing activities of the business units & lead the financing of projects in Europe, USA, South America, Australia & India. In 2017, moved to India as Country Head
Kam Jandu
Kam
Kam Jandu
CCO - Budapest AirportAviAlliance
Having joined Budapest Airport as Executive Director for Aviation in 2009, Kam Jandu was promoted to the position of Chief Commercial Officer in 2013. In this role Kam holds responsibility for all passenger and business related commercial and marketing activities with the aviation and retail community. Prior to joining Budapest Airport, Kam worked in the airline industry for over 10 years with bmi in London and also Star Alliance GmbH in Frankfurt in a variety of senior sales and marketing roles. With a decade of previous experience in the car rental industry with global players Hertz and Budget, Kam has developed a career in the travel sector.
Krishna Prakash Maheshwari
Krishna
Krishna Prakash Maheshwari
Chief Executive OfficerAdani
Mr. Krishna Prakash Maheshwari has over two decades of experience in the infrastructure industry across various sectors and in various capacities. Currently he is heading the Roads, Rail, Metro & Water Business of Adani Group. Prior to joining Adani, Mr. Maheshwari was heading Essel Highways Ltd. Before joining Essel Highways Ltd., Mr. Maheshwari was heading the Integrated Environment Infrastructure business of UPL Ltd. He has also donned various hats during this 12 years stint with Reliance Infrastructure. He was the CEO of metro business and played a key role in the setting up of the first line of Mumbai Metro as well on the Delhi Airport Express.
Manish Sharma
Manish
Manish Sharma
Leader- Transport and LogisticsPwC
Manish is Partner and Leader for Transport and Logistics Sector in PwC’s Advisory services vertical. He has over 23 years of experience across the various segments of transport and logistic with both services providers and infrastructure developers.
N Sivasailam
N
N Sivasailam
Special Secretary, LogisticsDept. of Commerce
Prior to this assignment, he served as Addl. Chief Secretary in the Dept. of Public Enterprises, Karnataka. He has served in the Depts. of Health & Family Welfare and Medical Education, Forest, Ecology & Environment Depts. of the Govt. of Karnataka as Principal Secretary. He has served Bangalore Metro Rail Corp. Ltd, the Karnataka State Beverages Corp. Ltd. and Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corp. Ltd. as MD, in earlier stints in the Cadre besides serving an assignment as Secretary in the Rural Development & Panchayat Raj Dept., Karnataka. In earlier stint, he served as Dy. Secretary (AIS) in the M/o Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. He was Special Secretary (Telecom) and was also ex-officio Secretary of the Telecom Commission
Pawan Kant
Pawan
Pawan Kant
President - Long Term AssetsKPTL
Mr. Kant is an Infrastructure & engineering professional with nearly 30 years industry experience in Core Infrastructure, construction, Real Estate sectors. He has worked with reputed organizations such as Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd, Hindustan Construction Company Ltd, Sembcorp Construction and Engineers (Singapore), the Tata Group. He has worked across functions such as Project Financing & Structuring, Strategic Planning, Project Execution, Operations, Commercial and Contracts, Tendering and Business development. He has worked in India, Middle East and Singapore on large infrastructure projects such as Roads, Industrial park, SEZs, Power Transmission, Condominium projects, Townships, etc.
Pratik Agarwal
Pratik
Pratik Agarwal
Group Chief Executive OfficerSterlite Power
Pratik Agarwal is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Sterlite Power since its inception and was previously the vice-chairman of Sterlite Grid and Director of the Infrastructure business for the Vedanta Group. He has built the Group’s infrastructure business through significant investments in ports, power transmission and broadband networks. A Wharton graduate and an MBA from London Business School, he has focussed on building core infrastructure assets. Pratik is driven by the unlimited potential of high-quality electricity on society’s development. Under his leadership, Sterlite Power has become the first Indian company to win transmission development projects in Brazil and sponsor country’s first power sector InvIT.
Pushkar Kulkarni
Pushkar
Pushkar Kulkarni
Principal - InfrastructureCPPIB
Pushkar Kulkarni leads the Infrastructure practice for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for India. CPPIB is amongst the world’s Top Ten Pension funds with AUM of C$ 279 bn. As their first investment in India, CPPIB has made an investment of INR 20 bn. into L&T IDPL making it one of the largest Private Investment in the roads sector. Prior to CPPIB, Mr. Kulkarni has worked in several esteemed organizations including Serco, an Infrastructure Services company, he served as Managing Director for India. Efkon India a leader in ITS systems for Transport Infrastructure and Philips. He has represented the Bureau of India Standards at the ISO on several Intelligent Transport System expert committees.
Rakesh Singh
Rakesh
Rakesh Singh
Group Head - Investment BankingHDFC Bank
Mr. Rakesh K. Singh is Group Head - Investment Banking, Private Banking, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions at HDFC Bank. Mr. Singh joined the bank in 2011 and has been instrumental in setting up the Investment Banking and Project Finance business for HDFC Bank. The Bank is now ranked #2 in INR Bonds by Bloomberg for CY 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 and is amongst the Top 10 BookRunner in IPO Markets as per PRIME League Tables. The Private Banking business has further strengthened under his leadership and now manages assets close to Rs. 100,000 crores across over 18,000 families in India and overseas. In the Euromoney survey for 2017-18, HDFC Bank was ranked #1 Private Bank in the High Networth clients' category.
Sandeep Upadhyay
Sandeep
Sandeep Upadhyay
MD & CEO-Infra AdvisoryCentrum Capital
Sandeep Upadhyay joined Centrum Capital Limited in June 2008 and is currently serving as Managing Director of Infrastructure Practise at Centrum Capital Limited. As a senior Coverage Banker he is responsible for covering the Stressed asset resolution apart from leading Investment Banking initiatives across core sectors like Transportation, Logistics, Energy & Utilities space.He is an alumnus from XLRI, Jamshedpur besides holding a Post Graduate Degree in Project Management specialising in Infrastructure sector. He has over sixteen years of extensive experience in raising Private Equity, Project Finance and advising Government & established private sector clients on M&A, Stressed asset resolution and Bidding initiatives.
Sanjay Bansal
Sanjay
Sanjay Bansal
Founder and Managing PartnerAurum Equity Partners
Sanjay is an experienced veteran investment banker with over 25+ years and over 150+ transactions under his belt. Over the years Sanjay has developed an expertise of concluding complex transactions that require a nuanced perspective of the client’s business, as well as, the macro environment impacting the client’s decisions
Sidharath Kapur
Sidharath
Sidharath Kapur
CEOACME Group
Sidharath Kapur has experience of over 31 years in infrastructure and financial services covering airports, oil and gas and banking. Sidharath spent the last decade in the airport business 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 Male, Crete and the Cebu airports apart from Goa and Nagpur airports. He was more recently CEO-Airports with the Adani Group, leading the group's new airport business forward including setting up the initial team. He is currently CEO of Acme Solar - a large Indian renewable energy company.
Vandana Aggarwal
Vandana
Vandana Aggarwal
Economic Advisor-MoCAMoCA - India
Presently, serving as Economic Adviser (Additional Secretary Grade), in the Ministry of Civil Aviation, she is the Divisional Head for Economic Regulation, Air Cargo, the Indian and Global economic and competition issues, tax and GST matters, aviation financing and aircraft leasing, aircraft manufacturing and MRO, developing aviation passenger and cargo hubs in India and data eco-system development. She has served in various Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India gaining on-the-job knowledge and experience of economic administration, particularly infrastructure development with public and/or private participation, trade policies, industrial policies, fiscal policies, foreign investment, external debt and capital markets.
Vijay Agarwal
Vijay
Vijay Agarwal
MD & CEODoIT Smart Infra
25+ years experience in investing and developing infrastructure and real estate assets. Founding Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Gammon Infrastructure Projects Ltd and also managed assets at GVK and L&T. Lead role for development, execution – including negotiations with EPC contractors, construction management, operations and maintenance including routine and major maintenance of assets across segments.
Vineetha M G
Vineetha
Vineetha M G
PartnerSamvad Partners
Vineetha MG is one of the founding partners of Samvād Partners and is based out of Mumbai. She has more than 15 years’ experience in advising clients on private equity investments, cross- border and domestic M&A, and banking and financing transactions. She is recommended and ranked in Chambers& Partners Asia Pacific, Legal 500 and Global Law Experts. She was awarded by the Acquisition International Global “Most Influential Women in Private Equity Investment 2018 ” - India. She is included in “The A List - India’s Top 100 Lawyers”, based on extensive research conducted by India Business Law Journal. (IBLJ 2018) and has been recognized by Insight Success magazine as “The Top 10 Powerful Lawyers in 2018”.
Vishnu Sudarsan
Vishnu
Vishnu Sudarsan
PartnerJ. Sagar Associates
Vishnu’s practice covers diverse areas of Corporate Commercial and Regulatory & Policy. He focuses on advising clients across different verticals viz, Energy (Power), Communications (Telecommunications & Broadcasting), Transport (Surface Transport including Railways & Metro systems), and Urban Infrastructure. In these verticals, he advises clients on multiple issues such as Corporate transactions (M&A), Projects, Regulatory & Restructuring, and Public Private Partnerships.

Infra India GRI

19 - 20 February 2020
Le Méridien - New Delhi

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Connecting decision-makers and leaders in the infrastructure sector in India

The 2nd annual Infra India GRI 2020 will return on February 19th and 20th in New Delhi. The event will unite the most senior infrastructure investors, developers, operators, lenders and advisers active in India for two days of candid, behind-closed-door discussions and high-level networking.

Unlike a typical conference, GRI meetings have no speakers or presentations. Instead, decision makers join informal and collegial discussions in which everyone participates. Re-connect with peers, forge new business partnerships and continue the conversation afterward. See below for an insight into the discussion themes and past participants.

Featured Talk Show

1st Day Opening Talk Show
Opening Talk Show | International investors and opportunities in Indian infrastructure sectors
2nd Day Opening Session
Amber Dubey
Amber Dubey
Joint Secretary-MoCA
MoCA - India
Rapid-Fire Session - Role of technology and skilling in infrastructure
Amber Dubey
Amber
Amber Dubey
Joint Secretary-MoCAMoCA - India
Amber is an alumnus of IIT Bombay and IIM Ahmedabad and has a professional experience of over 27 years. He was one of nine professionals selected in Sep 2019 by the Government of India to join as Joint Secretaries in the union government. At Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Amber is looking after Drones, IT, digital innovation, skill development and job growth etc. He’s in the governing council of IGRUA and AASSC and is the Acting Vice Chancellor of RGNAU, India’s national aviation university at Amethi. Amber was honoured for ‘valuable contribution to Indian aviation’ in 2012 by the then aviation minister.
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The Ministry of Civil Aviation is responsible for formulation of national policies & programmes for development and regulation of Civil Aviation & for devising & implementing schemes for the orderly growth & expansion of civil air transport.

Discussions

19/02/2020 18:45 - 20:00
Master session - Asset Monetisation: The only way forward or are we out of ideas?
Co-chairs
Mohit ChopraPwC
Prerna MehndirattaPwC
Pushkar KulkarniCPPIB
Master session - Asset Monetisation: The only way forward or are we out of ideas?
Mohit Chopra
Mohit Chopra
Partner - Deals
PwC
Prerna Mehndiratta
Prerna Mehndiratta
Partner, Tax and Regulatory
PwC
Pushkar Kulkarni
Pushkar Kulkarni
Principal - Infrastructure
CPPIB
Mohit Chopra
Mohit
Mohit Chopra
Partner - DealsPwC
Mohit is a Partner in PwC's Deals practice in India. Over the last 20 years, he has been involved in advising and assisting both corporate and financial investors in their transaction needs. Mohit has significant experience of leading multi-stream due diligence engagements in the infrastructure sector for pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, private equity and distressed funds. Over the last several years he has been involved in multiple transactions in Roads, Airport, Renewables, Port, Power & Utility and Logistic sectors.
Prerna Mehndiratta
Prerna
Prerna Mehndiratta
Partner, Tax and RegulatoryPwC
Prerna has over 15 years’ professional experience in Corporate and International Tax, regulatory matters and corporate restructuring matters relating to domestic clients and international clients in a wide range of industries, with a special focus on companies in the infrastructure sector.Her core focus areas include transaction advisory services such as investment structuring, deal support, business model analysis, tax due diligence for private equity and pension funds, structuring of cross-border transactions, and corporate re-structuring. Prerna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Pushkar Kulkarni
Pushkar
Pushkar Kulkarni
Principal - InfrastructureCPPIB
Pushkar Kulkarni leads the Infrastructure practice for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for India. CPPIB is amongst the world’s Top Ten Pension funds with AUM of C$ 279 bn. As their first investment in India, CPPIB has made an investment of INR 20 bn. into L&T IDPL making it one of the largest Private Investment in the roads sector. Prior to CPPIB, Mr. Kulkarni has worked in several esteemed organizations including Serco, an Infrastructure Services company, he served as Managing Director for India. Efkon India a leader in ITS systems for Transport Infrastructure and Philips. He has represented the Bureau of India Standards at the ISO on several Intelligent Transport System expert committees.
20/02/2020 11:45 - 12:45
Increased investments in Renewable Energy & Power sector - Real possibility or an impossible dream
Co-chairs
Amit JainThe World Bank
Ana Karina SouzaMachado Meyer
Chirdeep BaggaCDPQ
Dinesh JagdaleMNRE - India
Jatin AnejaSAM & Co
Kanika ChawlaCEEW
Kavita SahaCPPIB
Manish SharmaPwC
Neha KumarClimate Bonds Initiative
Rakesh SinghHDFC Bank
Sanjay BansalAurum Equity Partners
Shagoofa Rashid KhanCAM
Sidharath KapurACME Group
Venkatesh PrasadJ. Sagar Associates
Vijay AgarwalDoIT Smart Infra
Roads - New structures growth drivers or same old tune?
Co-chairs
Alok KapoorTRIL
Alvaro HigueraROADIS
Anjali Gupta3i
Asheesh SharmaNHAI
Deepak MalhotraCDPQ
Dilip SuryavanshiDilip Buildcon
Josep Quiles PerezIsadak
Krishna Prakash MaheshwariAdani
Manoj KumarNHAI
Pawan KantKPTL
Pushkar KulkarniCPPIB
Ritesh SampatHDFC Bank
Sachin PantSREI
Sandeep UpadhyayCentrum Capital
Sanjeev Kumar LohiaIRSDC
V. R. NeelakantanSAM & Co
Vineetha M GSamvad Partners
Vishnu SudarsanJ. Sagar Associates
Increased investments in Renewable Energy & Power sector - Real possibility or an impossible dream
Amit Jain
Amit Jain
Senior Energy Specialist
The World Bank
Ana Karina Souza
Ana Karina Souza
Partner
Machado Meyer
Chirdeep Bagga
Chirdeep Bagga
Director, Infrastructure, South Asia
CDPQ
Dinesh Jagdale
Dinesh Jagdale
Joint Secretary
MNRE - India
Jatin Aneja
Jatin Aneja
Practice Head–Projects & Infrastructure
SAM & Co
Kanika Chawla
Kanika Chawla
Director
CEEW
Kavita Saha
Kavita Saha
Senior Principal - Infrastructure
CPPIB
Manish Sharma
Manish Sharma
Leader- Transport and Logistics
PwC
Neha Kumar
Neha Kumar
India Programme Manager
Climate Bonds Initiative
Rakesh Singh
Rakesh Singh
Group Head - Investment Banking
HDFC Bank
Sanjay Bansal
Sanjay Bansal
Founder and Managing Partner
Aurum Equity Partners
Shagoofa Rashid Khan
Shagoofa Rashid Khan
Partner
CAM
Sidharath Kapur
Sidharath Kapur
CEO
ACME Group
Venkatesh Prasad
Venkatesh Prasad
Partner
J. Sagar Associates
Vijay Agarwal
Vijay Agarwal
MD & CEO
DoIT Smart Infra
Amit Jain
Amit
Amit Jain
Senior Energy SpecialistThe World Bank
Amit is a solar engineer with PhD in solar energy and Fulbright Scholar at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Colorado. He is currently working as renewable energy specialist with the World Bank. His previous assignments include the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)-UAE, Asian Development Bank (ADB)-Philippines and the Clinton Foundation-USA. He has worked on large-scale solar park loans, small-scale energy access projects like equity investments in mini grid companies and in interdisciplinary fields like waste to energy and climate change projects in Southeast Asia. Amit has authored two books on climate change policy and waste to energy, and has international peer reviewed journal publications. His hobbies incl
Ana Karina Souza
Ana
Ana Karina Souza
PartnerMachado Meyer
Souza is a Specialist in Infrastructure and Energy, with a focus on projects and transactions involving private investment in regulated sectors, including concessions and privatizations, administrative and regulatory law and project finance. Her work encompasses providing clients with legal assistance on investment opportunities in the regulated sectors, structuring and developing projects, providing assistance on biddings and regulated sector acquisitions, including in the areas of energy, oil, and natural gas, mining, transports, sanitation, and pharmaceutical. Souza has assisted some Indian clients in investments in Brazil, including Sterlite and Tata Projects.
Chirdeep Bagga
Chirdeep
Chirdeep Bagga
Director, Infrastructure, South AsiaCDPQ
Chirdeep Bagga is Director – Infrastructure, South Asia with CDPQ since 2018 and has about 14 years of experience in the infrastructure sector. Prior to joining CDPQ, Chirdeep worked with JP Morgan’s Asian Infrastructure investment team in Mumbai. Previously, Chirdeep has worked with the IDFC Infrastructure Fund, Macquarie Capital and Strategic Decisions Group across diverse roles ranging from investments and asset management, corporate finance and management consulting. Chirdeep is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Dinesh Jagdale
Dinesh
Dinesh Jagdale
Joint SecretaryMNRE - India
Shri. Dinesh Jagdale is currently serving as the Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. Shri. Jagdale is Graduate in Electronics Engineering with Master’s in Business Administration with specialization in Marketing and has 29 years of rich experience in electrical & renewable industry. An innovative thinker, Self-motivated, visionary professional has spent 19 years of his career working in Renewable Industry in various capacities.He has been actively involved as consulting personnel in formulation of state government policies for Wind & Solar Energy generation, striking a balance between developers of the project & sustainability of the transmission and distribution companies.
Jatin Aneja
Jatin
Jatin Aneja
Practice Head–Projects & InfrastructureSAM & Co
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.
Kanika Chawla
Kanika
Kanika Chawla
DirectorCEEW
Kanika Chawla is a policy specialist, working at the intersection of India’s two revolutions: in renewable energy and in financial markets. As Senior Programme Lead at the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), Kanika manages The Council’s work on renewable energy policy, markets, finance, and socio--‐economic benefits. Her current responsibilities include: analysing financial risks affecting renewable energy investments in India, decoding market dynamics, managing The Council’s periodic surveys on RE jobs, and convening a high--‐level working group on renewable energy finance (comprising investors, developers and manufacturers).
Kavita Saha
Kavita
Kavita Saha
Senior Principal - InfrastructureCPPIB
Kavita Saha is Senior Principal, Infrastructure, CPPIB and is responsible for evaluating and executing infrastructure investments in India. She has over 24 years’ experience in infrastructure advisory, financing and investments with Indian and international institutions, including JP Morgan, Barclays, IL&FS and IDBI. Prior to joining CPPIB, she was Managing Director in the Asian Infrastructure Fund, part of JP Morgan’s Global Alternatives Platform where she was responsible for investing in infrastructure projects in India in sectors such as roads and power. Kavita is a CFA and MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University.
Manish Sharma
Manish
Manish Sharma
Leader- Transport and LogisticsPwC
Manish is Partner and Leader for Transport and Logistics Sector in PwC’s Advisory services vertical. He has over 23 years of experience across the various segments of transport and logistic with both services providers and infrastructure developers.
Neha Kumar
Neha
Neha Kumar
India Programme ManagerClimate Bonds Initiative
Ms Neha Kumar works as the India Programme Manager for Climate Bonds Initiative and is based in Delhi. She drives policy, strategy and partner programmes in the country to scale up the green bonds market and green financial ecosystem. She has fifteen years of experience working on public policy and industry action in India on non financial risks, sustainability and responsible financing. In her stint at GIZ India (German Development Agency) prior to joining CBI, she steered projects that led to ESG disclosures regulation by the Indian market regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India; and the development of financial sector led Responsible Financing Guidelines.
Rakesh Singh
Rakesh
Rakesh Singh
Group Head - Investment BankingHDFC Bank
Mr. Rakesh K. Singh is Group Head - Investment Banking, Private Banking, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions at HDFC Bank. Mr. Singh joined the bank in 2011 and has been instrumental in setting up the Investment Banking and Project Finance business for HDFC Bank. The Bank is now ranked #2 in INR Bonds by Bloomberg for CY 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 and is amongst the Top 10 BookRunner in IPO Markets as per PRIME League Tables. The Private Banking business has further strengthened under his leadership and now manages assets close to Rs. 100,000 crores across over 18,000 families in India and overseas. In the Euromoney survey for 2017-18, HDFC Bank was ranked #1 Private Bank in the High Networth clients' category.
Sanjay Bansal
Sanjay
Sanjay Bansal
Founder and Managing PartnerAurum Equity Partners
Sanjay is an experienced veteran investment banker with over 25+ years and over 150+ transactions under his belt. Over the years Sanjay has developed an expertise of concluding complex transactions that require a nuanced perspective of the client’s business, as well as, the macro environment impacting the client’s decisions
Shagoofa Rashid Khan
Shagoofa
Shagoofa Rashid Khan
PartnerCAM
Shagoofa is a Partner and Head of Funds, Investments and Advisory practice. She has 20 years of post-qualification experience across structuring funds, managed accounts, fund documentation, private equity, acquisitions / exits / restructuring / joint ventures and strategic initiatives, international taxation and planning, corporate and commercial laws, business advisory, compliance and ethics advisory, audit and finance. She was in-house counsel, for 10 years, with leading Indian corporate houses. Before joining the firm, she was with IDFC Alternatives as Senior Director and Head of Legal & Compliance and prior to that as Senior Vice President & Head – Legal at Kotak Investment.
Sidharath Kapur
Sidharath
Sidharath Kapur
CEOACME Group
Sidharath Kapur has experience of over 31 years in infrastructure and financial services covering airports, oil and gas and banking. Sidharath spent the last decade in the airport business 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 Male, Crete and the Cebu airports apart from Goa and Nagpur airports. He was more recently CEO-Airports with the Adani Group, leading the group's new airport business forward including setting up the initial team. He is currently CEO of Acme Solar - a large Indian renewable energy company.
Venkatesh Prasad
Venkatesh
Venkatesh Prasad
PartnerJ. Sagar Associates
Venkatesh is part of the leadership team of JSA in the infrastructure, transportation and energy space. He practices corporate and civil law with a focus on advising/representing clients on domestic and cross border investments, mergers and acquisitions, entry strategies, transaction structuring, joint venture, technology transfer and private equity funding especially in transportation, energy infrastructure, automotive and Make in India-related initiatives. Venkatesh’s role in these transactions has included negotiations, drafting, complex structuring, rendering strategic advice and interacting with foreign law firms, investment banks and financial advisors.Venkatesh has an LLM from New York University (NYU).
Vijay Agarwal
Vijay
Vijay Agarwal
MD & CEODoIT Smart Infra
25+ years experience in investing and developing infrastructure and real estate assets. Founding Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Gammon Infrastructure Projects Ltd and also managed assets at GVK and L&T. Lead role for development, execution – including negotiations with EPC contractors, construction management, operations and maintenance including routine and major maintenance of assets across segments.
Roads - New structures growth drivers or same old tune?
Alok Kapoor
Alok Kapoor
Director-TRIL Urban Transport
TRIL
Alvaro Higuera
Alvaro Higuera
CFO - Asia
ROADIS
Anjali Gupta
Anjali Gupta
Partner
3i
Asheesh Sharma
Asheesh Sharma
Member - Finance
NHAI
Deepak Malhotra
Deepak Malhotra
Director, Infrastructure, South Asia
CDPQ
Dilip Suryavanshi
Dilip Suryavanshi
Chairman and Managing Director
Dilip Buildcon
Josep Quiles Perez
Josep Quiles Perez
CEO
Isadak
Krishna Prakash Maheshwari
Krishna Prakash Maheshwari
Chief Executive Officer
Adani
Manoj Kumar
Manoj Kumar
Chief General Manager - Bharatmala
NHAI
Pawan Kant
Pawan Kant
President - Long Term Assets
KPTL
Pushkar Kulkarni
Pushkar Kulkarni
Principal - Infrastructure
CPPIB
Ritesh Sampat
Ritesh Sampat
Head Debt Cap. Markets and Proj. Finance
HDFC Bank
Sachin Pant
Sachin Pant
President-Advisory Business
SREI
Sandeep Upadhyay
Sandeep Upadhyay
MD & CEO-Infra Advisory
Centrum Capital
Sanjeev Kumar Lohia
Sanjeev Kumar Lohia
Managing Director & CEO
IRSDC
V. R. Neelakantan
V. R. Neelakantan
Partner, Projects & Project Finance
SAM & Co
Vineetha M G
Vineetha M G
Partner
Samvad Partners
Vishnu Sudarsan
Vishnu Sudarsan
Partner
J. Sagar Associates
Alok Kapoor
Alok
Alok Kapoor
Director-TRIL Urban TransportTRIL
Mr. Kapoor has over 30 years of experience in Indian Railways, Metro and other Urban Transport Technologies. Mr. Kapoor joined Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited in the year 2011. Prior to that Mr. Kapoor has worked for 24 years as an Indian Railway Officer. He is currently working in the capacity of Vice President for the development of PPP & BOT Projects in Urban Transport and Railway verticals. His expertise is in bidding, financing and execution of PPP and BOT projects in Urban Transport and Railways.
Alvaro Higuera
Alvaro
Alvaro Higuera
CFO - AsiaROADIS
Mr. Alvaro Santos Higuera is Director of Indus Concessions India Pvt Ltd. and CFO of ROADIS SBU ASIA. Previously, he was Financial Director of Isolux Infrastructure in India, in charge of highways, roads and photovoltaic plants. Before this, he was Head of International Financing department for Isolux Group, being responsible for structure financing for projects in Mexico, US and India. Prior to this, Mr. Alvaro Santos was Head of Project Finance Spain and Portugal with Depfa Bank. He started his career working in BNP Paribas in several departments (M&A; Project Finance and Leverage Finance). Alvaro received a Master in Finance from Georgetown University and he studied Business Administration at Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE).
Anjali Gupta
Anjali
Anjali Gupta
Partner3i
Anjali is Partner, Managing Director India. She joined 3i in 2007 from ICICI Bank where she was part of the project finance group. Anjali has more than 26 years of experience having worked in the areas of project financing, debt and equity syndication, restructuring and investment banking in her prior assignments at ICICI Bank, Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Ltd., KPMG and SBI Capital Markets. She holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Gujarat University.
Asheesh Sharma
Asheesh
Asheesh Sharma
Member - FinanceNHAI
Mr. Asheesh Sharma (Indian Administrative Services) currently serves as the Member (Finance), National Highways of Authority of India, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping. He is a trained and skilled professional in the area of technology and public administration and carries a blend of intellectual rigour, policy planning and project management skills. Has prior exposure of working across infrastructure including Power, Maritime, Urban Development & Renewable energy. He has led the government initiatives in managing financial resources for national highways through various policy interventions. Responsible for the domestic and international borrowings, finance planning, budgeting and all gamut of finance of NHAI.
Deepak Malhotra
Deepak
Deepak Malhotra
Director, Infrastructure, South AsiaCDPQ
Deepak Malhotra is Director, Infrastructure, South Asia at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). He has over 18 years of experience across all facets of infrastructure. Before joining CDPQ, Mr. Malhotra worked with International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group, where he led many debt and equity investments in the infrastructure sector. Prior to IFC, Mr. Malhotra worked with one of the leading credit rating agencies in India and in the shipping industry. Mr. Malhotra holds a Bachelors Degree from Delhi University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.
Dilip Suryavanshi
Dilip
Dilip Suryavanshi
Chairman and Managing DirectorDilip Buildcon
Mr. Dilip Suryavanshi is Chairman & Managing Director at Dilip Buildcon Ltd. He has over 36 years of experience in the business of construction. He has been a Director of the Company since incorporation. Prior to the formation of the Company, he was a sole proprietor of Dilip Builders. He was also the President of the Madhya Pradesh Builders Association. Under his leadership, Company has achieved various millstones with focus on continuous innovation and relentless pursuit of growth and excellence, the company has set its sight on becoming the largest road-focused EPC player in the country and started pursuing bigger projects across the country.
Josep Quiles Perez
Josep
Josep Quiles Perez
CEOIsadak
Josep started his career as Controller in Siemens & continued to Sandoz, where he joined as a Financial Manager and later as the CFO & Executive Committee member. He worked in a consultancy firm as Partner in Strategy & Business mgmt. In 2000, he was the Finance & Administration Director with an American company - ITW group. In 2005, he joined Abertis in Corporate Finance dept - he managed Abertis Finance BV in the Netherlands & participated in financing the growth of Abertis through syndicate loans, private placements & bonds. As Head of International Finance, supported the financing activities of the business units & lead the financing of projects in Europe, USA, South America, Australia & India. In 2017, moved to India as Country Head
Krishna Prakash Maheshwari
Krishna
Krishna Prakash Maheshwari
Chief Executive OfficerAdani
Mr. Krishna Prakash Maheshwari has over two decades of experience in the infrastructure industry across various sectors and in various capacities. Currently he is heading the Roads, Rail, Metro & Water Business of Adani Group. Prior to joining Adani, Mr. Maheshwari was heading Essel Highways Ltd. Before joining Essel Highways Ltd., Mr. Maheshwari was heading the Integrated Environment Infrastructure business of UPL Ltd. He has also donned various hats during this 12 years stint with Reliance Infrastructure. He was the CEO of metro business and played a key role in the setting up of the first line of Mumbai Metro as well on the Delhi Airport Express.
Manoj Kumar
Manoj
Manoj Kumar
Chief General Manager - BharatmalaNHAI
Manoj Kumar is Chief Gen. Man. with experience of more than 22 years in the filed of maintenance, management and development of National Highways and Expressways in the country. He has worked in policy making role with Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and project implementation with NHAI. Presently leading the team responsible for implementation of Bharatmala Program, which is a USD 75bi program, to be implemented over next 5 years. Under this program, network of Greenfield Economic Corridors/Expressways is being developed besides regular brownfield project. He is also working on projects for decongestion of Delhi and Bangalore. He is also working on innovative financing to raise resources for Greenfield Expressways in the country.
Pawan Kant
Pawan
Pawan Kant
President - Long Term AssetsKPTL
Mr. Kant is an Infrastructure & engineering professional with nearly 30 years industry experience in Core Infrastructure, construction, Real Estate sectors. He has worked with reputed organizations such as Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd, Hindustan Construction Company Ltd, Sembcorp Construction and Engineers (Singapore), the Tata Group. He has worked across functions such as Project Financing & Structuring, Strategic Planning, Project Execution, Operations, Commercial and Contracts, Tendering and Business development. He has worked in India, Middle East and Singapore on large infrastructure projects such as Roads, Industrial park, SEZs, Power Transmission, Condominium projects, Townships, etc.
Pushkar Kulkarni
Pushkar
Pushkar Kulkarni
Principal - InfrastructureCPPIB
Pushkar Kulkarni leads the Infrastructure practice for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for India. CPPIB is amongst the world’s Top Ten Pension funds with AUM of C$ 279 bn. As their first investment in India, CPPIB has made an investment of INR 20 bn. into L&T IDPL making it one of the largest Private Investment in the roads sector. Prior to CPPIB, Mr. Kulkarni has worked in several esteemed organizations including Serco, an Infrastructure Services company, he served as Managing Director for India. Efkon India a leader in ITS systems for Transport Infrastructure and Philips. He has represented the Bureau of India Standards at the ISO on several Intelligent Transport System expert committees.
Ritesh Sampat
Ritesh
Ritesh Sampat
Head Debt Cap. Markets and Proj. FinanceHDFC Bank
Ritesh, with about 20 years of experience, is the Head for Debt Capital Markets Business and Project Finance in HDFC Bank. The bank is now ranked # 2 on bond league table as per bloomberg and is leading arranger of loans for infrastructure projects. Prior to joining HDFC Bank, he has worked with Standard Chartered, Bank Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch & ICICI Bank and has vast experience across project finance, structured transactions, mezzanine financing & bonds market. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Certified Treasury Manager.
Sachin Pant
Sachin
Sachin Pant
President-Advisory BusinessSREI
Sachin has 23 years of long career stint in areas of Business Planning, Private Investments, Project Development, PPP, Marketing, Partner Search & Business Development in Infra, Industrial Development & RE segment. He has closely worked with Government & Private Sector world. He has been actively involved in new business initiatives, geographical expansions & investor relationships. His engagement has been quite active in developmental initiatives in Africa & prospecting business partnerships from China,HK,Malaysia, Singapore & Russia. He is a graduate in Civil Engineering with masters in in Environment Planning & Business Management.presently President with SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd, looking after Infra & Advisory business.
Sandeep Upadhyay
Sandeep
Sandeep Upadhyay
MD & CEO-Infra AdvisoryCentrum Capital
Sandeep Upadhyay joined Centrum Capital Limited in June 2008 and is currently serving as Managing Director of Infrastructure Practise at Centrum Capital Limited. As a senior Coverage Banker he is responsible for covering the Stressed asset resolution apart from leading Investment Banking initiatives across core sectors like Transportation, Logistics, Energy & Utilities space.He is an alumnus from XLRI, Jamshedpur besides holding a Post Graduate Degree in Project Management specialising in Infrastructure sector. He has over sixteen years of extensive experience in raising Private Equity, Project Finance and advising Government & established private sector clients on M&A, Stressed asset resolution and Bidding initiatives.
Sanjeev Kumar Lohia
Sanjeev
Sanjeev Kumar Lohia
Managing Director & CEOIRSDC
Sanjeev Kumar Lohia (IRSE-1987) has more than29 years of experience in the transport and urban development sectors especially in Urban, Rail and bus based transportation systems. He is presently MD &CEO of the Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC) leading the world’s largest Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and PPP programme. He has successfully awarded the first PPP project and first EPC project of Station redevelopment in the country and has been pioneer in partnering with State Govts for joint development of Railway stations.
V. R. Neelakantan
V.
V. R. Neelakantan
Partner, Projects & Project FinanceSAM & Co
Neel has advised on transactions in various sectors including transport, oil & gas and urban infrastructure and has also been extensively involved in advising on government projects and PPP transactions. He was a key member of the team that advised on financing for Cairn India (Project Finance Deal of the Year 2010 by IFLR), the gas sale and gas transportation arrangements in relation to Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline project (Energy Deal of the Year by Asian Lawyer) and Indian Oil’s long term LNG sale and purchase agreements from the United States ( IBLJ's India Deal of the Year 2014), among other marquee transactions. He has been recognised for ‘Projects, Infra & Energy’ by Chambers and Partners APAC 2019-20
Vineetha M G
Vineetha
Vineetha M G
PartnerSamvad Partners
Vineetha MG is one of the founding partners of Samvād Partners and is based out of Mumbai. She has more than 15 years’ experience in advising clients on private equity investments, cross- border and domestic M&A, and banking and financing transactions. She is recommended and ranked in Chambers& Partners Asia Pacific, Legal 500 and Global Law Experts. She was awarded by the Acquisition International Global “Most Influential Women in Private Equity Investment 2018 ” - India. She is included in “The A List - India’s Top 100 Lawyers”, based on extensive research conducted by India Business Law Journal. (IBLJ 2018) and has been recognized by Insight Success magazine as “The Top 10 Powerful Lawyers in 2018”.
Vishnu Sudarsan
Vishnu
Vishnu Sudarsan
PartnerJ. Sagar Associates
Vishnu’s practice covers diverse areas of Corporate Commercial and Regulatory & Policy. He focuses on advising clients across different verticals viz, Energy (Power), Communications (Telecommunications & Broadcasting), Transport (Surface Transport including Railways & Metro systems), and Urban Infrastructure. In these verticals, he advises clients on multiple issues such as Corporate transactions (M&A), Projects, Regulatory & Restructuring, and Public Private Partnerships.
20/02/2020 13:45 - 14:45
NCLT & IBC - Game changers or minor influence?
Co-chairs
Alvaro HigueraROADIS
Anjali Gupta3i
Jatin AnejaSAM & Co
Josep Quiles PerezIsadak
Krishna Prakash MaheshwariAdani
Manish SharmaPwC
N SivasailamDept. of Commerce
Pawan KantKPTL
Pushkar KulkarniCPPIB
Rakesh SinghHDFC Bank
Sandeep UpadhyayCentrum Capital
Shagoofa Rashid KhanCAM
Vineetha M GSamvad Partners
Aviation sector - Ready to soar or turbulence in sight?
Co-chairs
Amit JainThe World Bank
Ansgar FischerAviAlliance
Hans-Martin AertsAPG Asia
Kam JanduAviAlliance
Kanika ChawlaCEEW
Kavita SahaCPPIB
Neha KumarClimate Bonds Initiative
Ritesh SampatHDFC Bank
Sachin PantSREI
Sanjay BansalAurum Equity Partners
Sidharath KapurACME Group
Venkatesh PrasadJ. Sagar Associates
Vijay AgarwalDoIT Smart Infra
Vishnu SudarsanJ. Sagar Associates
NCLT & IBC - Game changers or minor influence?
Alvaro Higuera
Alvaro Higuera
CFO - Asia
ROADIS
Anjali Gupta
Anjali Gupta
Partner
3i
Jatin Aneja
Jatin Aneja
Practice Head–Projects & Infrastructure
SAM & Co
Josep Quiles Perez
Josep Quiles Perez
CEO
Isadak
Krishna Prakash Maheshwari
Krishna Prakash Maheshwari
Chief Executive Officer
Adani
Manish Sharma
Manish Sharma
Leader- Transport and Logistics
PwC
N Sivasailam
N Sivasailam
Special Secretary, Logistics
Dept. of Commerce
Pawan Kant
Pawan Kant
President - Long Term Assets
KPTL
Pushkar Kulkarni
Pushkar Kulkarni
Principal - Infrastructure
CPPIB
Rakesh Singh
Rakesh Singh
Group Head - Investment Banking
HDFC Bank
Sandeep Upadhyay
Sandeep Upadhyay
MD & CEO-Infra Advisory
Centrum Capital
Shagoofa Rashid Khan
Shagoofa Rashid Khan
Partner
CAM
Vineetha M G
Vineetha M G
Partner
Samvad Partners
Alvaro Higuera
Alvaro
Alvaro Higuera
CFO - AsiaROADIS
Mr. Alvaro Santos Higuera is Director of Indus Concessions India Pvt Ltd. and CFO of ROADIS SBU ASIA. Previously, he was Financial Director of Isolux Infrastructure in India, in charge of highways, roads and photovoltaic plants. Before this, he was Head of International Financing department for Isolux Group, being responsible for structure financing for projects in Mexico, US and India. Prior to this, Mr. Alvaro Santos was Head of Project Finance Spain and Portugal with Depfa Bank. He started his career working in BNP Paribas in several departments (M&A; Project Finance and Leverage Finance). Alvaro received a Master in Finance from Georgetown University and he studied Business Administration at Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE).
Anjali Gupta
Anjali
Anjali Gupta
Partner3i
Anjali is Partner, Managing Director India. She joined 3i in 2007 from ICICI Bank where she was part of the project finance group. Anjali has more than 26 years of experience having worked in the areas of project financing, debt and equity syndication, restructuring and investment banking in her prior assignments at ICICI Bank, Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Ltd., KPMG and SBI Capital Markets. She holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Gujarat University.
Jatin Aneja
Jatin
Jatin Aneja
Practice Head–Projects & InfrastructureSAM & Co
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.
Josep Quiles Perez
Josep
Josep Quiles Perez
CEOIsadak
Josep started his career as Controller in Siemens & continued to Sandoz, where he joined as a Financial Manager and later as the CFO & Executive Committee member. He worked in a consultancy firm as Partner in Strategy & Business mgmt. In 2000, he was the Finance & Administration Director with an American company - ITW group. In 2005, he joined Abertis in Corporate Finance dept - he managed Abertis Finance BV in the Netherlands & participated in financing the growth of Abertis through syndicate loans, private placements & bonds. As Head of International Finance, supported the financing activities of the business units & lead the financing of projects in Europe, USA, South America, Australia & India. In 2017, moved to India as Country Head
Krishna Prakash Maheshwari
Krishna
Krishna Prakash Maheshwari
Chief Executive OfficerAdani
Mr. Krishna Prakash Maheshwari has over two decades of experience in the infrastructure industry across various sectors and in various capacities. Currently he is heading the Roads, Rail, Metro & Water Business of Adani Group. Prior to joining Adani, Mr. Maheshwari was heading Essel Highways Ltd. Before joining Essel Highways Ltd., Mr. Maheshwari was heading the Integrated Environment Infrastructure business of UPL Ltd. He has also donned various hats during this 12 years stint with Reliance Infrastructure. He was the CEO of metro business and played a key role in the setting up of the first line of Mumbai Metro as well on the Delhi Airport Express.
Manish Sharma
Manish
Manish Sharma
Leader- Transport and LogisticsPwC
Manish is Partner and Leader for Transport and Logistics Sector in PwC’s Advisory services vertical. He has over 23 years of experience across the various segments of transport and logistic with both services providers and infrastructure developers.
N Sivasailam
N
N Sivasailam
Special Secretary, LogisticsDept. of Commerce
Prior to this assignment, he served as Addl. Chief Secretary in the Dept. of Public Enterprises, Karnataka. He has served in the Depts. of Health & Family Welfare and Medical Education, Forest, Ecology & Environment Depts. of the Govt. of Karnataka as Principal Secretary. He has served Bangalore Metro Rail Corp. Ltd, the Karnataka State Beverages Corp. Ltd. and Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corp. Ltd. as MD, in earlier stints in the Cadre besides serving an assignment as Secretary in the Rural Development & Panchayat Raj Dept., Karnataka. In earlier stint, he served as Dy. Secretary (AIS) in the M/o Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. He was Special Secretary (Telecom) and was also ex-officio Secretary of the Telecom Commission
Pawan Kant
Pawan
Pawan Kant
President - Long Term AssetsKPTL
Mr. Kant is an Infrastructure & engineering professional with nearly 30 years industry experience in Core Infrastructure, construction, Real Estate sectors. He has worked with reputed organizations such as Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd, Hindustan Construction Company Ltd, Sembcorp Construction and Engineers (Singapore), the Tata Group. He has worked across functions such as Project Financing & Structuring, Strategic Planning, Project Execution, Operations, Commercial and Contracts, Tendering and Business development. He has worked in India, Middle East and Singapore on large infrastructure projects such as Roads, Industrial park, SEZs, Power Transmission, Condominium projects, Townships, etc.
Pushkar Kulkarni
Pushkar
Pushkar Kulkarni
Principal - InfrastructureCPPIB
Pushkar Kulkarni leads the Infrastructure practice for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for India. CPPIB is amongst the world’s Top Ten Pension funds with AUM of C$ 279 bn. As their first investment in India, CPPIB has made an investment of INR 20 bn. into L&T IDPL making it one of the largest Private Investment in the roads sector. Prior to CPPIB, Mr. Kulkarni has worked in several esteemed organizations including Serco, an Infrastructure Services company, he served as Managing Director for India. Efkon India a leader in ITS systems for Transport Infrastructure and Philips. He has represented the Bureau of India Standards at the ISO on several Intelligent Transport System expert committees.
Rakesh Singh
Rakesh
Rakesh Singh
Group Head - Investment BankingHDFC Bank
Mr. Rakesh K. Singh is Group Head - Investment Banking, Private Banking, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions at HDFC Bank. Mr. Singh joined the bank in 2011 and has been instrumental in setting up the Investment Banking and Project Finance business for HDFC Bank. The Bank is now ranked #2 in INR Bonds by Bloomberg for CY 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 and is amongst the Top 10 BookRunner in IPO Markets as per PRIME League Tables. The Private Banking business has further strengthened under his leadership and now manages assets close to Rs. 100,000 crores across over 18,000 families in India and overseas. In the Euromoney survey for 2017-18, HDFC Bank was ranked #1 Private Bank in the High Networth clients' category.
Sandeep Upadhyay
Sandeep
Sandeep Upadhyay
MD & CEO-Infra AdvisoryCentrum Capital
Sandeep Upadhyay joined Centrum Capital Limited in June 2008 and is currently serving as Managing Director of Infrastructure Practise at Centrum Capital Limited. As a senior Coverage Banker he is responsible for covering the Stressed asset resolution apart from leading Investment Banking initiatives across core sectors like Transportation, Logistics, Energy & Utilities space.He is an alumnus from XLRI, Jamshedpur besides holding a Post Graduate Degree in Project Management specialising in Infrastructure sector. He has over sixteen years of extensive experience in raising Private Equity, Project Finance and advising Government & established private sector clients on M&A, Stressed asset resolution and Bidding initiatives.
Shagoofa Rashid Khan
Shagoofa
Shagoofa Rashid Khan
PartnerCAM
Shagoofa is a Partner and Head of Funds, Investments and Advisory practice. She has 20 years of post-qualification experience across structuring funds, managed accounts, fund documentation, private equity, acquisitions / exits / restructuring / joint ventures and strategic initiatives, international taxation and planning, corporate and commercial laws, business advisory, compliance and ethics advisory, audit and finance. She was in-house counsel, for 10 years, with leading Indian corporate houses. Before joining the firm, she was with IDFC Alternatives as Senior Director and Head of Legal & Compliance and prior to that as Senior Vice President & Head – Legal at Kotak Investment.
Vineetha M G
Vineetha
Vineetha M G
PartnerSamvad Partners
Vineetha MG is one of the founding partners of Samvād Partners and is based out of Mumbai. She has more than 15 years’ experience in advising clients on private equity investments, cross- border and domestic M&A, and banking and financing transactions. She is recommended and ranked in Chambers& Partners Asia Pacific, Legal 500 and Global Law Experts. She was awarded by the Acquisition International Global “Most Influential Women in Private Equity Investment 2018 ” - India. She is included in “The A List - India’s Top 100 Lawyers”, based on extensive research conducted by India Business Law Journal. (IBLJ 2018) and has been recognized by Insight Success magazine as “The Top 10 Powerful Lawyers in 2018”.
Aviation sector - Ready to soar or turbulence in sight?
Amit Jain
Amit Jain
Senior Energy Specialist
The World Bank
Ansgar Fischer
Ansgar Fischer
Director, Mergers & Acquisitions
AviAlliance
Hans-Martin Aerts
Hans-Martin Aerts
Head of Infrastructure Investments
APG Asia
Kam Jandu
Kam Jandu
CCO - Budapest Airport
AviAlliance
Kanika Chawla
Kanika Chawla
Director
CEEW
Kavita Saha
Kavita Saha
Senior Principal - Infrastructure
CPPIB
Neha Kumar
Neha Kumar
India Programme Manager
Climate Bonds Initiative
Ritesh Sampat
Ritesh Sampat
Head Debt Cap. Markets and Proj. Finance
HDFC Bank
Sachin Pant
Sachin Pant
President-Advisory Business
SREI
Sanjay Bansal
Sanjay Bansal
Founder and Managing Partner
Aurum Equity Partners
Sidharath Kapur
Sidharath Kapur
CEO
ACME Group
Venkatesh Prasad
Venkatesh Prasad
Partner
J. Sagar Associates
Vijay Agarwal
Vijay Agarwal
MD & CEO
DoIT Smart Infra
Vishnu Sudarsan
Vishnu Sudarsan
Partner
J. Sagar Associates
Amit Jain
Amit
Amit Jain
Senior Energy SpecialistThe World Bank
Amit is a solar engineer with PhD in solar energy and Fulbright Scholar at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Colorado. He is currently working as renewable energy specialist with the World Bank. His previous assignments include the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)-UAE, Asian Development Bank (ADB)-Philippines and the Clinton Foundation-USA. He has worked on large-scale solar park loans, small-scale energy access projects like equity investments in mini grid companies and in interdisciplinary fields like waste to energy and climate change projects in Southeast Asia. Amit has authored two books on climate change policy and waste to energy, and has international peer reviewed journal publications. His hobbies incl
Ansgar Fischer
Ansgar
Ansgar Fischer
Director, Mergers & AcquisitionsAviAlliance
Ansgar is a Director in AviAlliance’s M&A department and leads the business development efforts in South East Asia. Prior to this, he led the master planning section of the Technical Services department. With more than 20 years' professional experience, Ansgar has led many international and multi-disciplinary airport acquisition teams. He has also acted as adviser to internal and external clients, providing an expert perspective and outstanding hands-on airport experience. Ansgar is a civil engineer by education and joined the company in 1994. He worked for all AviAlliance airports as well as on a number of airport projects including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, New York LaGuardia, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bucharest, Geneva, among others.
Hans-Martin Aerts
Hans-Martin
Hans-Martin Aerts
Head of Infrastructure InvestmentsAPG Asia
Hans-Martin Aerts is a Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Investments, Asia Pacific at APG Asset Management, one of the largest pension fund asset managers in the world with assets under management of approximately €470 billion (as at 30 November 2018). In February 2007, Hans-Martin moved to Hong Kong to establish APG’s first office in Asia Pacific and has since been responsible for managing the infrastructure investments in Asia Pacific. Prior to working for APG, Hans-Martin was a Senior Portfolio Manager at ABP. He joined ABP in 2001 and has since worked in various areas, including infrastructure, structured finance and global equities.
Kam Jandu
Kam
Kam Jandu
CCO - Budapest AirportAviAlliance
Having joined Budapest Airport as Executive Director for Aviation in 2009, Kam Jandu was promoted to the position of Chief Commercial Officer in 2013. In this role Kam holds responsibility for all passenger and business related commercial and marketing activities with the aviation and retail community. Prior to joining Budapest Airport, Kam worked in the airline industry for over 10 years with bmi in London and also Star Alliance GmbH in Frankfurt in a variety of senior sales and marketing roles. With a decade of previous experience in the car rental industry with global players Hertz and Budget, Kam has developed a career in the travel sector.
Kanika Chawla
Kanika
Kanika Chawla
DirectorCEEW
Kanika Chawla is a policy specialist, working at the intersection of India’s two revolutions: in renewable energy and in financial markets. As Senior Programme Lead at the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), Kanika manages The Council’s work on renewable energy policy, markets, finance, and socio--‐economic benefits. Her current responsibilities include: analysing financial risks affecting renewable energy investments in India, decoding market dynamics, managing The Council’s periodic surveys on RE jobs, and convening a high--‐level working group on renewable energy finance (comprising investors, developers and manufacturers).
Kavita Saha
Kavita
Kavita Saha
Senior Principal - InfrastructureCPPIB
Kavita Saha is Senior Principal, Infrastructure, CPPIB and is responsible for evaluating and executing infrastructure investments in India. She has over 24 years’ experience in infrastructure advisory, financing and investments with Indian and international institutions, including JP Morgan, Barclays, IL&FS and IDBI. Prior to joining CPPIB, she was Managing Director in the Asian Infrastructure Fund, part of JP Morgan’s Global Alternatives Platform where she was responsible for investing in infrastructure projects in India in sectors such as roads and power. Kavita is a CFA and MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University.
Neha Kumar
Neha
Neha Kumar
India Programme ManagerClimate Bonds Initiative
Ms Neha Kumar works as the India Programme Manager for Climate Bonds Initiative and is based in Delhi. She drives policy, strategy and partner programmes in the country to scale up the green bonds market and green financial ecosystem. She has fifteen years of experience working on public policy and industry action in India on non financial risks, sustainability and responsible financing. In her stint at GIZ India (German Development Agency) prior to joining CBI, she steered projects that led to ESG disclosures regulation by the Indian market regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India; and the development of financial sector led Responsible Financing Guidelines.
Ritesh Sampat
Ritesh
Ritesh Sampat
Head Debt Cap. Markets and Proj. FinanceHDFC Bank
Ritesh, with about 20 years of experience, is the Head for Debt Capital Markets Business and Project Finance in HDFC Bank. The bank is now ranked # 2 on bond league table as per bloomberg and is leading arranger of loans for infrastructure projects. Prior to joining HDFC Bank, he has worked with Standard Chartered, Bank Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch & ICICI Bank and has vast experience across project finance, structured transactions, mezzanine financing & bonds market. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Certified Treasury Manager.
Sachin Pant
Sachin
Sachin Pant
President-Advisory BusinessSREI
Sachin has 23 years of long career stint in areas of Business Planning, Private Investments, Project Development, PPP, Marketing, Partner Search & Business Development in Infra, Industrial Development & RE segment. He has closely worked with Government & Private Sector world. He has been actively involved in new business initiatives, geographical expansions & investor relationships. His engagement has been quite active in developmental initiatives in Africa & prospecting business partnerships from China,HK,Malaysia, Singapore & Russia. He is a graduate in Civil Engineering with masters in in Environment Planning & Business Management.presently President with SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd, looking after Infra & Advisory business.
Sanjay Bansal
Sanjay
Sanjay Bansal
Founder and Managing PartnerAurum Equity Partners
Sanjay is an experienced veteran investment banker with over 25+ years and over 150+ transactions under his belt. Over the years Sanjay has developed an expertise of concluding complex transactions that require a nuanced perspective of the client’s business, as well as, the macro environment impacting the client’s decisions
Sidharath Kapur
Sidharath
Sidharath Kapur
CEOACME Group
Sidharath Kapur has experience of over 31 years in infrastructure and financial services covering airports, oil and gas and banking. Sidharath spent the last decade in the airport business 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 Male, Crete and the Cebu airports apart from Goa and Nagpur airports. He was more recently CEO-Airports with the Adani Group, leading the group's new airport business forward including setting up the initial team. He is currently CEO of Acme Solar - a large Indian renewable energy company.
Venkatesh Prasad
Venkatesh
Venkatesh Prasad
PartnerJ. Sagar Associates
Venkatesh is part of the leadership team of JSA in the infrastructure, transportation and energy space. He practices corporate and civil law with a focus on advising/representing clients on domestic and cross border investments, mergers and acquisitions, entry strategies, transaction structuring, joint venture, technology transfer and private equity funding especially in transportation, energy infrastructure, automotive and Make in India-related initiatives. Venkatesh’s role in these transactions has included negotiations, drafting, complex structuring, rendering strategic advice and interacting with foreign law firms, investment banks and financial advisors.Venkatesh has an LLM from New York University (NYU).
Vijay Agarwal
Vijay
Vijay Agarwal
MD & CEODoIT Smart Infra
25+ years experience in investing and developing infrastructure and real estate assets. Founding Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Gammon Infrastructure Projects Ltd and also managed assets at GVK and L&T. Lead role for development, execution – including negotiations with EPC contractors, construction management, operations and maintenance including routine and major maintenance of assets across segments.
Vishnu Sudarsan
Vishnu
Vishnu Sudarsan
PartnerJ. Sagar Associates
Vishnu’s practice covers diverse areas of Corporate Commercial and Regulatory & Policy. He focuses on advising clients across different verticals viz, Energy (Power), Communications (Telecommunications & Broadcasting), Transport (Surface Transport including Railways & Metro systems), and Urban Infrastructure. In these verticals, he advises clients on multiple issues such as Corporate transactions (M&A), Projects, Regulatory & Restructuring, and Public Private Partnerships.
20/02/2020 15:15 - 16:30
Brazil's PPP success story - Can benchmarking help or markets too different?
Co-chairs
Ana Karina SouzaMachado Meyer
Dilip SuryavanshiDilip Buildcon
Jatin AnejaSAM & Co
Josep Quiles PerezIsadak
Manoj KumarNHAI
Pawan KantKPTL
Pushkar KulkarniCPPIB
Saurabh AgarwalCDPQ
Brazil's PPP success story - Can benchmarking help or markets too different?
Ana Karina Souza
Ana Karina Souza
Partner
Machado Meyer
Dilip Suryavanshi
Dilip Suryavanshi
Chairman and Managing Director
Dilip Buildcon
Jatin Aneja
Jatin Aneja
Practice Head–Projects & Infrastructure
SAM & Co
Josep Quiles Perez
Josep Quiles Perez
CEO
Isadak
Manoj Kumar
Manoj Kumar
Chief General Manager - Bharatmala
NHAI
Pawan Kant
Pawan Kant
President - Long Term Assets
KPTL
Pushkar Kulkarni
Pushkar Kulkarni
Principal - Infrastructure
CPPIB
Saurabh Agarwal
Saurabh Agarwal
Managing Director, Infra, South Asia
CDPQ
Ana Karina Souza
Ana
Ana Karina Souza
PartnerMachado Meyer
Souza is a Specialist in Infrastructure and Energy, with a focus on projects and transactions involving private investment in regulated sectors, including concessions and privatizations, administrative and regulatory law and project finance. Her work encompasses providing clients with legal assistance on investment opportunities in the regulated sectors, structuring and developing projects, providing assistance on biddings and regulated sector acquisitions, including in the areas of energy, oil, and natural gas, mining, transports, sanitation, and pharmaceutical. Souza has assisted some Indian clients in investments in Brazil, including Sterlite and Tata Projects.
Dilip Suryavanshi
Dilip
Dilip Suryavanshi
Chairman and Managing DirectorDilip Buildcon
Mr. Dilip Suryavanshi is Chairman & Managing Director at Dilip Buildcon Ltd. He has over 36 years of experience in the business of construction. He has been a Director of the Company since incorporation. Prior to the formation of the Company, he was a sole proprietor of Dilip Builders. He was also the President of the Madhya Pradesh Builders Association. Under his leadership, Company has achieved various millstones with focus on continuous innovation and relentless pursuit of growth and excellence, the company has set its sight on becoming the largest road-focused EPC player in the country and started pursuing bigger projects across the country.
Jatin Aneja
Jatin
Jatin Aneja
Practice Head–Projects & InfrastructureSAM & Co
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.
Josep Quiles Perez
Josep
Josep Quiles Perez
CEOIsadak
Josep started his career as Controller in Siemens & continued to Sandoz, where he joined as a Financial Manager and later as the CFO & Executive Committee member. He worked in a consultancy firm as Partner in Strategy & Business mgmt. In 2000, he was the Finance & Administration Director with an American company - ITW group. In 2005, he joined Abertis in Corporate Finance dept - he managed Abertis Finance BV in the Netherlands & participated in financing the growth of Abertis through syndicate loans, private placements & bonds. As Head of International Finance, supported the financing activities of the business units & lead the financing of projects in Europe, USA, South America, Australia & India. In 2017, moved to India as Country Head
Manoj Kumar
Manoj
Manoj Kumar
Chief General Manager - BharatmalaNHAI
Manoj Kumar is Chief Gen. Man. with experience of more than 22 years in the filed of maintenance, management and development of National Highways and Expressways in the country. He has worked in policy making role with Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and project implementation with NHAI. Presently leading the team responsible for implementation of Bharatmala Program, which is a USD 75bi program, to be implemented over next 5 years. Under this program, network of Greenfield Economic Corridors/Expressways is being developed besides regular brownfield project. He is also working on projects for decongestion of Delhi and Bangalore. He is also working on innovative financing to raise resources for Greenfield Expressways in the country.
Pawan Kant
Pawan
Pawan Kant
President - Long Term AssetsKPTL
Mr. Kant is an Infrastructure & engineering professional with nearly 30 years industry experience in Core Infrastructure, construction, Real Estate sectors. He has worked with reputed organizations such as Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd, Hindustan Construction Company Ltd, Sembcorp Construction and Engineers (Singapore), the Tata Group. He has worked across functions such as Project Financing & Structuring, Strategic Planning, Project Execution, Operations, Commercial and Contracts, Tendering and Business development. He has worked in India, Middle East and Singapore on large infrastructure projects such as Roads, Industrial park, SEZs, Power Transmission, Condominium projects, Townships, etc.
Pushkar Kulkarni
Pushkar
Pushkar Kulkarni
Principal - InfrastructureCPPIB
Pushkar Kulkarni leads the Infrastructure practice for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for India. CPPIB is amongst the world’s Top Ten Pension funds with AUM of C$ 279 bn. As their first investment in India, CPPIB has made an investment of INR 20 bn. into L&T IDPL making it one of the largest Private Investment in the roads sector. Prior to CPPIB, Mr. Kulkarni has worked in several esteemed organizations including Serco, an Infrastructure Services company, he served as Managing Director for India. Efkon India a leader in ITS systems for Transport Infrastructure and Philips. He has represented the Bureau of India Standards at the ISO on several Intelligent Transport System expert committees.
Saurabh Agarwal
Saurabh
Saurabh Agarwal
Managing Director, Infra, South AsiaCDPQ
Saurabh Agarwal is the Managing Director, Infrastructure, spearheading CDPQ’s infrastructure investment efforts in South Asia, based in New Delhi, India. He is responsible for strategy development, sourcing, evaluating, executing and managing high-quality investments, as well as developing long-term partner relationships in the region. Saurabh has 19+ years of experience in financial and technology sectors. At CDPQ, he leads CDPQ’s investments across sectors including utilities, renewables, transportation, telecom and social.

Schedule

Wednesday, February 19th 2020
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04:30pm - 05:15pm | Registration & Networking Coffee
05:15pm - 06:​15pm | Opening Talk Show
06:​15pm - 06:45pm | Networking Coffee Break
06:45pm - 08:00pm | Master Session
08:00pm - 10:​00pm | Cocktails and VIP Dinner
Thursday, February 20th 2020
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09:​00am - 10:​00am | Registration & Networking Coffee
10:​00am - 11:​00am | Rapid Fire Session
11:​00am - 11:​45am | Networking & Coffee Break
11:​45am - 12:45pm | Discussions: Renewable Energy & Power and Roads
12:45pm - 01:​45pm | Lunch
01:​45pm - 02:45pm | Discussions: NCLT-IBC and Aviation
02:45pm - 03:​15pm | Networking & Coffee Break
03:​15pm - 04:​30pm | Closing Master Session
04:​30pm - 05:30pm | Farewell Drinks

Who attends?

69%
were c-level or government
17%
Were directors
14%
vice presidents, head of the department and others
Government Authorities
10%
of participants
Infrastructure Holding Companies,
Developers and Operators
37% 
of participants
Consultants and Suppliers
24%
of participants
Investors and Lenders
29%
of participants


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Board Members

Boon Chin Hau
Boon Chin Hau
Head of Emerging Markets Investments
GIC - Government of Singapore Investment Corporation - Singapore
Boon Chin Hau
+1 212 468 1908
New York | NY | USA
GIC is a sovereign wealth fund established by the Government of Singapore to manage its foreign reserves with the aim to achieve good long-term returns above global inflation. The fund's assets had been estimated at US$359 billion
Krishna Prakash Maheshwari
Krishna Prakash Maheshwari
Chief Executive Officer
Adani
Krishna Prakash Maheshwari
+91 79 2555 9401
Bodakdev Ahmedabad | Gujarat | India
Since its inception in 1988, the Adani Group has grown exponentially. Over the last 25 years, the Group has established itself as a leading infrastructure conglomerate from India and put together an integrated value chain that is unique.
Manish B. Agarwal
Manish B. Agarwal
Leader-Capital Projects & Infrastructure
PwC
Manish B. Agarwal
+91 22 6689 1000
Mumbai | Maharashtra | India
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 2,36,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com In India, PwC has offices in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. For more information about PwC India’s service offerings, visit www.pwc.com/in PwC refers to the PwC International network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate, independent and distinct legal entity. Please see www.pwc.com/structure for further details.
Pawan Kant
Pawan Kant
President - Long Term Assets
KPTL
Pawan Kant
+912230642100
Mumbai | Maharashtra | India
Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited (KPTL) is amongst the largest players firmly entrenched in the global power transmission and infrastructure EPC space.
Pushkar Kulkarni
Pushkar Kulkarni
Principal - Infrastructure
CPPIB
Pushkar Kulkarni
+91 22 61514400
Mumbai | Maharashtra | India
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is a professional investment management organization that invests the funds not needed by the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to pay current benefits on behalf of 20 million contributors and beneficiaries.
Saurabh Agarwal
Saurabh Agarwal
Managing Director, Infra, South Asia
CDPQ
Saurabh Agarwal
+91 11 4957 7802
New Delhi | Delhi | India
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.
Boon Chin Hau
Boon
Boon Chin Hau
Head of Emerging Markets InvestmentsGIC - Government of Singapore Investment Corporation - Singapore
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 Prakash Maheshwari
Krishna
Krishna Prakash Maheshwari
Chief Executive OfficerAdani
Mr. Krishna Prakash Maheshwari has over two decades of experience in the infrastructure industry across various sectors and in various capacities. Currently he is heading the Roads, Rail, Metro & Water Business of Adani Group. Prior to joining Adani, Mr. Maheshwari was heading Essel Highways Ltd. Before joining Essel Highways Ltd., Mr. Maheshwari was heading the Integrated Environment Infrastructure business of UPL Ltd. He has also donned various hats during this 12 years stint with Reliance Infrastructure. He was the CEO of metro business and played a key role in the setting up of the first line of Mumbai Metro as well on the Delhi Airport Express.
Manish B. Agarwal
Manish
Manish B. Agarwal
Leader-Capital Projects & InfrastructurePwC
Manish has over 20 years of experience in consultancy services related to financial strategy, investment promotion, financial modelling, project feasibility and policy formulation for public sector and government organizations in various sectors. He has extensive experience in consultancy services related to demand assessment, entry strategies, commercial due diligence, bid advisory and project finance across transportation sectors, urban development project, industrial infrastructure (SEZs, large area & commercial development), etc.
Pawan Kant
Pawan
Pawan Kant
President - Long Term AssetsKPTL
Mr. Kant is an Infrastructure & engineering professional with nearly 30 years industry experience in Core Infrastructure, construction, Real Estate sectors. He has worked with reputed organizations such as Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd, Hindustan Construction Company Ltd, Sembcorp Construction and Engineers (Singapore), the Tata Group. He has worked across functions such as Project Financing & Structuring, Strategic Planning, Project Execution, Operations, Commercial and Contracts, Tendering and Business development. He has worked in India, Middle East and Singapore on large infrastructure projects such as Roads, Industrial park, SEZs, Power Transmission, Condominium projects, Townships, etc.
Pushkar Kulkarni
Pushkar
Pushkar Kulkarni
Principal - InfrastructureCPPIB
Pushkar Kulkarni leads the Infrastructure practice for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for India. CPPIB is amongst the world’s Top Ten Pension funds with AUM of C$ 279 bn. As their first investment in India, CPPIB has made an investment of INR 20 bn. into L&T IDPL making it one of the largest Private Investment in the roads sector. Prior to CPPIB, Mr. Kulkarni has worked in several esteemed organizations including Serco, an Infrastructure Services company, he served as Managing Director for India. Efkon India a leader in ITS systems for Transport Infrastructure and Philips. He has represented the Bureau of India Standards at the ISO on several Intelligent Transport System expert committees.
Saurabh Agarwal
Saurabh
Saurabh Agarwal
Managing Director, Infra, South AsiaCDPQ
Saurabh Agarwal is the Managing Director, Infrastructure, spearheading CDPQ’s infrastructure investment efforts in South Asia, based in New Delhi, India. He is responsible for strategy development, sourcing, evaluating, executing and managing high-quality investments, as well as developing long-term partner relationships in the region. Saurabh has 19+ years of experience in financial and technology sectors. At CDPQ, he leads CDPQ’s investments across sectors including utilities, renewables, transportation, telecom and social.
Pedro Nicolau
Event manager
Pedro Nicolau
Partner | Global Head of Infrastructure & Portfolio Director for India
GRI Club
+55 (11) 2888-2311
Surekha Mahajan
Event manager
Surekha Mahajan
Club Director Infrastructure
GRI Club
+91 99 2007 5521
Pedro Nicolau
Pedro Nicolau
Pedro Nicolau
Partner | Global Head of Infrastructure & Portfolio Director for India
GRI Club
+55 (11) 2888-2311
Pedro Nicolau is the global head of Infrastructure of the GRI Club, which brings together the core players in both this sector and the real estate industry in more than 20 countries. He manages the entire platform of conferences and member-exclusive activities active in infrastructure sectors worldwide. He is also in charge of the club division focused on real estate in India.

A multicultural professional, Pedro has an extensive network of global relationships and a broad experience in the transportation infrastructure, mobility, sanitation and events industries. He holds a degree in Foreign Affairs from the renowned Brazilian university Unesp.
Surekha Mahajan
Surekha
Surekha Mahajan
Club Director InfrastructureGRI Club
+91 99 2007 5521

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Mumbai | Maharashtra | India
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The Logistics division is developing action Plan for integrated development through policy changes, improvement in procedures, identification of bottlenecks and introduction of technology to bring together Railways, Ports, airports, waterways & shipping.

Few participants include

Alok Kapoor
Alok Kapoor
Director-TRIL Urban Transport
Alvaro Higuera
Alvaro Higuera
CFO - Asia
Amber Dubey
Amber Dubey
Joint Secretary-MoCA
Amit Jain
Amit Jain
Senior Energy Specialist
Ana Karina Souza
Ana Karina Souza
Partner
Anjali Gupta
Anjali Gupta
Partner
Ansgar Fischer
Ansgar Fischer
Director, Mergers & Acquisitions
Asheesh Sharma
Asheesh Sharma
Member - Finance
Chirdeep Bagga
Chirdeep Bagga
Director, Infrastructure, South Asia
Deepak Malhotra
Deepak Malhotra
Director, Infrastructure, South Asia
Dilip Suryavanshi
Dilip Suryavanshi
Chairman and Managing Director
Dinesh Jagdale
Dinesh Jagdale
Joint Secretary
Hans-Martin Aerts
Hans-Martin Aerts
Head of Infrastructure Investments
Jatin Aneja
Jatin Aneja
Practice Head–Projects & Infrastructure
Alok Kapoor
Alok
Alok Kapoor
Director-TRIL Urban TransportTRIL
Mr. Kapoor has over 30 years of experience in Indian Railways, Metro and other Urban Transport Technologies. Mr. Kapoor joined Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited in the year 2011. Prior to that Mr. Kapoor has worked for 24 years as an Indian Railway Officer. He is currently working in the capacity of Vice President for the development of PPP & BOT Projects in Urban Transport and Railway verticals. His expertise is in bidding, financing and execution of PPP and BOT projects in Urban Transport and Railways.
Alvaro Higuera
Alvaro
Alvaro Higuera
CFO - AsiaROADIS
Mr. Alvaro Santos Higuera is Director of Indus Concessions India Pvt Ltd. and CFO of ROADIS SBU ASIA. Previously, he was Financial Director of Isolux Infrastructure in India, in charge of highways, roads and photovoltaic plants. Before this, he was Head of International Financing department for Isolux Group, being responsible for structure financing for projects in Mexico, US and India. Prior to this, Mr. Alvaro Santos was Head of Project Finance Spain and Portugal with Depfa Bank. He started his career working in BNP Paribas in several departments (M&A; Project Finance and Leverage Finance). Alvaro received a Master in Finance from Georgetown University and he studied Business Administration at Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE).
Amber Dubey
Amber
Amber Dubey
Joint Secretary-MoCAMoCA - India
Amber is an alumnus of IIT Bombay and IIM Ahmedabad and has a professional experience of over 27 years. He was one of nine professionals selected in Sep 2019 by the Government of India to join as Joint Secretaries in the union government. At Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Amber is looking after Drones, IT, digital innovation, skill development and job growth etc. He’s in the governing council of IGRUA and AASSC and is the Acting Vice Chancellor of RGNAU, India’s national aviation university at Amethi. Amber was honoured for ‘valuable contribution to Indian aviation’ in 2012 by the then aviation minister.
Amit Jain
Amit
Amit Jain
Senior Energy SpecialistThe World Bank
Amit is a solar engineer with PhD in solar energy and Fulbright Scholar at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Colorado. He is currently working as renewable energy specialist with the World Bank. His previous assignments include the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)-UAE, Asian Development Bank (ADB)-Philippines and the Clinton Foundation-USA. He has worked on large-scale solar park loans, small-scale energy access projects like equity investments in mini grid companies and in interdisciplinary fields like waste to energy and climate change projects in Southeast Asia. Amit has authored two books on climate change policy and waste to energy, and has international peer reviewed journal publications. His hobbies incl
Ana Karina Souza
Ana
Ana Karina Souza
PartnerMachado Meyer
Souza is a Specialist in Infrastructure and Energy, with a focus on projects and transactions involving private investment in regulated sectors, including concessions and privatizations, administrative and regulatory law and project finance. Her work encompasses providing clients with legal assistance on investment opportunities in the regulated sectors, structuring and developing projects, providing assistance on biddings and regulated sector acquisitions, including in the areas of energy, oil, and natural gas, mining, transports, sanitation, and pharmaceutical. Souza has assisted some Indian clients in investments in Brazil, including Sterlite and Tata Projects.
Anjali Gupta
Anjali
Anjali Gupta
Partner3i
Anjali is Partner, Managing Director India. She joined 3i in 2007 from ICICI Bank where she was part of the project finance group. Anjali has more than 26 years of experience having worked in the areas of project financing, debt and equity syndication, restructuring and investment banking in her prior assignments at ICICI Bank, Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Ltd., KPMG and SBI Capital Markets. She holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Gujarat University.
Ansgar Fischer
Ansgar
Ansgar Fischer
Director, Mergers & AcquisitionsAviAlliance
Ansgar is a Director in AviAlliance’s M&A department and leads the business development efforts in South East Asia. Prior to this, he led the master planning section of the Technical Services department. With more than 20 years' professional experience, Ansgar has led many international and multi-disciplinary airport acquisition teams. He has also acted as adviser to internal and external clients, providing an expert perspective and outstanding hands-on airport experience. Ansgar is a civil engineer by education and joined the company in 1994. He worked for all AviAlliance airports as well as on a number of airport projects including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, New York LaGuardia, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bucharest, Geneva, among others.
Asheesh Sharma
Asheesh
Asheesh Sharma
Member - FinanceNHAI
Mr. Asheesh Sharma (Indian Administrative Services) currently serves as the Member (Finance), National Highways of Authority of India, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping. He is a trained and skilled professional in the area of technology and public administration and carries a blend of intellectual rigour, policy planning and project management skills. Has prior exposure of working across infrastructure including Power, Maritime, Urban Development & Renewable energy. He has led the government initiatives in managing financial resources for national highways through various policy interventions. Responsible for the domestic and international borrowings, finance planning, budgeting and all gamut of finance of NHAI.
Chirdeep Bagga
Chirdeep
Chirdeep Bagga
Director, Infrastructure, South AsiaCDPQ
Chirdeep Bagga is Director – Infrastructure, South Asia with CDPQ since 2018 and has about 14 years of experience in the infrastructure sector. Prior to joining CDPQ, Chirdeep worked with JP Morgan’s Asian Infrastructure investment team in Mumbai. Previously, Chirdeep has worked with the IDFC Infrastructure Fund, Macquarie Capital and Strategic Decisions Group across diverse roles ranging from investments and asset management, corporate finance and management consulting. Chirdeep is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Deepak Malhotra
Deepak
Deepak Malhotra
Director, Infrastructure, South AsiaCDPQ
Deepak Malhotra is Director, Infrastructure, South Asia at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). He has over 18 years of experience across all facets of infrastructure. Before joining CDPQ, Mr. Malhotra worked with International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group, where he led many debt and equity investments in the infrastructure sector. Prior to IFC, Mr. Malhotra worked with one of the leading credit rating agencies in India and in the shipping industry. Mr. Malhotra holds a Bachelors Degree from Delhi University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.
Dilip Suryavanshi
Dilip
Dilip Suryavanshi
Chairman and Managing DirectorDilip Buildcon
Mr. Dilip Suryavanshi is Chairman & Managing Director at Dilip Buildcon Ltd. He has over 36 years of experience in the business of construction. He has been a Director of the Company since incorporation. Prior to the formation of the Company, he was a sole proprietor of Dilip Builders. He was also the President of the Madhya Pradesh Builders Association. Under his leadership, Company has achieved various millstones with focus on continuous innovation and relentless pursuit of growth and excellence, the company has set its sight on becoming the largest road-focused EPC player in the country and started pursuing bigger projects across the country.
Dinesh Jagdale
Dinesh
Dinesh Jagdale
Joint SecretaryMNRE - India
Shri. Dinesh Jagdale is currently serving as the Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. Shri. Jagdale is Graduate in Electronics Engineering with Master’s in Business Administration with specialization in Marketing and has 29 years of rich experience in electrical & renewable industry. An innovative thinker, Self-motivated, visionary professional has spent 19 years of his career working in Renewable Industry in various capacities.He has been actively involved as consulting personnel in formulation of state government policies for Wind & Solar Energy generation, striking a balance between developers of the project & sustainability of the transmission and distribution companies.
Hans-Martin Aerts
Hans-Martin
Hans-Martin Aerts
Head of Infrastructure InvestmentsAPG Asia
Hans-Martin Aerts is a Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Investments, Asia Pacific at APG Asset Management, one of the largest pension fund asset managers in the world with assets under management of approximately €470 billion (as at 30 November 2018). In February 2007, Hans-Martin moved to Hong Kong to establish APG’s first office in Asia Pacific and has since been responsible for managing the infrastructure investments in Asia Pacific. Prior to working for APG, Hans-Martin was a Senior Portfolio Manager at ABP. He joined ABP in 2001 and has since worked in various areas, including infrastructure, structured finance and global equities.
Jatin Aneja
Jatin
Jatin Aneja
Practice Head–Projects & InfrastructureSAM & Co
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.
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