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Participants include:

Alvaro Higuera
Alvaro Higuera
ROADIS
Anjali Gupta
Anjali Gupta
3i
Bruce Crane
Bruce Crane
OMERS
Gaurav Khanna
Gaurav Khanna
TRIL
Hans-Martin Aerts
Hans-Martin Aerts
APG Asia
Hemant Kanoria
Hemant Kanoria
SREI
Manish B. Agarwal
Manish B. Agarwal
PwC
Michael Koortens
Michael Koortens
OMERS
Neha Kumar
Neha Kumar
Climate Bonds Initiative
Pawan Kant
Pawan Kant
KPTL
Pratik Agarwal
Pratik Agarwal
Sterlite Power
Pushkar Kulkarni
Pushkar Kulkarni
CPPIB
Sandiren Curthan
Sandiren Curthan
PSP Investments
Saurabh Agarwal
Saurabh Agarwal
CDPQ
Vineetha M G
Vineetha M G
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
Bruce Crane
Bruce
Bruce Crane
Managing DirectorOMERS
As Managing Director at OMERS Infrastructure, Bruce is responsible for leading infrastructure-related efforts in Asia and is based in Singapore. He was previously based in New York, and was responsible for sourcing and leading investment opportunities in the transportation and power-related infrastructure markets in the Americas. His asset management experiences included Chicago Skyway, GNL Quintero S.A and Midland Cogeneration Venture. Prior to joining OMERS Infrastructure, Bruce spent 10 years with UBS and Morgan Stanley, providing investment banking advisory services, and four years with Foster Wheeler as a field engineer. Bruce holds a B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering) from Lehigh University, and an MBA from Columbia University.
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.
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.
Hemant Kanoria
Hemant
Hemant Kanoria
Chairman and Managing DirectorSREI
A pioneer in the field of infrastructure, Hemant Kanoria has reshaped India's infrastructure landscape with innovative ideas and a strong passion for excellence. Hemant conceptualised "Srei" in 1989. The initiative marked the entry of private sector in the field of infrastructure, a domain hitherto restricted to the public sector. In last two-and-a-half decades, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited has developed into one of India's largest integrated infrastructure institutions with an asset base of around USD 5.5 billion. He is known for unleashing the wave of rural entrepreneurship in India.
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.
Michael Koortens
Michael
Michael Koortens
AssociateOMERS
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.
Pawan Kant
Pawan
Pawan Kant
President - Long Term AssetsKPTL
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.
Sandiren Curthan
Sandiren
Sandiren Curthan
Director - Infrastructure InvestmentsPSP Investments
Sandiren Curthan is a Director, Infrastructure, at PSP Investments. He has 12 years of experience in international mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure investment and asset management. Sandiren has originated, executed and managed several investments across geographies and sectors with a notable focus on transportation and power transactions in Europe and Asia. He sits on the board of AviAlliance, and on the Investment Committee of Vena Energy. Prior to PSP Investments, Sandiren worked in M&A and Infrastructure Advisory at BNP Paribas, PwC and Bank of Montréal in Europe and Canada. Sandiren holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from HEC Montréal.
Saurabh Agarwal
Saurabh
Saurabh Agarwal
MD, Infrastructure, 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.
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”.

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

Opening Talk Show I International investors and opportunities in Indian infrastructure sectors

Discussions

Benchmark
Brazil's PPP success story - Can benchmarking help or markets too different?
Participants
Ana Karina SouzaMachado Meyer
Gaurav KhannaTRIL
Manoj KumarNHAI
Pawan KantKPTL
Pratik AgarwalSterlite Power
Pushkar KulkarniCPPIB
S. K. LohiaIRSDC - Indian Railway Stns Devp Corp
Saurabh AgarwalCDPQ
Brazil's PPP success story - Can benchmarking help or markets too different?
Ana Karina Souza
Ana Karina Souza
Partner
Machado Meyer
Gaurav Khanna
Gaurav Khanna
Head Corporate Finance
TRIL
Manoj Kumar
Manoj Kumar
Chief General Manager - Bharatmala
NHAI
Pawan Kant
Pawan Kant
President - Long Term Assets
KPTL
Pratik Agarwal
Pratik Agarwal
Group Chief Executive Officer
Sterlite Power
Pushkar Kulkarni
Pushkar Kulkarni
Principal - Infrastructure
CPPIB
S. K. Lohia
S. K. Lohia
Managing Director & CEO
IRSDC - Indian Railway Stns Devp Corp
Saurabh Agarwal
Saurabh Agarwal
MD, Infrastructure, 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.
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.
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
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.
S. K. Lohia
S.
S. K. Lohia
Managing Director & CEOIRSDC - Indian Railway Stns Devp Corp
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.
Saurabh Agarwal
Saurabh
Saurabh Agarwal
MD, Infrastructure, 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.
Sectoral
Roads - New structures growth drivers or same old tune?
Participants
Alvaro HigueraROADIS
Gaurav KhannaTRIL
Jose LabarraROADIS
Manoj KumarNHAI
Michael KoortensOMERS
Pawan KantKPTL
Pushkar KulkarniCPPIB
R A RajeevMMRDA - Mumbai Metrop. Region Develop. Autority
Vineetha M GSamvad Partners
Increased investments in Renewable Energy & Power sector - Real possibility or an impossible dream
Participants
Amit JainThe World Bank
Christopher ParkerOntario Teachers' Pension Plan
Kavita SahaCPPIB
Kiran GrandhiGMR Group
Manish B. AgarwalPwC
Neha KumarClimate Bonds Initiative
Pratik AgarwalSterlite Power
Aviation sector - Ready to soar or turbulence in sight?
Participants
Amit JainThe World Bank
Hans-Martin AertsAPG Asia
Hemant KanoriaSREI
Ionut DoldorAviAlliance
Kavita SahaCPPIB
Kiran GrandhiGMR Group
Manish B. AgarwalPwC
Roads - New structures growth drivers or same old tune?
Alvaro Higuera
Alvaro Higuera
CFO - Asia
ROADIS
Gaurav Khanna
Gaurav Khanna
Head Corporate Finance
TRIL
Jose Labarra
Jose Labarra
CEO
ROADIS
Manoj Kumar
Manoj Kumar
Chief General Manager - Bharatmala
NHAI
Michael Koortens
Michael Koortens
Associate
OMERS
Pawan Kant
Pawan Kant
President - Long Term Assets
KPTL
Pushkar Kulkarni
Pushkar Kulkarni
Principal - Infrastructure
CPPIB
R A Rajeev
R A Rajeev
Metropolitan Commissioner (MC)
MMRDA - Mumbai Metrop. Region Develop. Autority
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).
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.
Jose Labarra
Jose
Jose Labarra
CEOROADIS
After completing a degree in Civil Engineering at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Labarra began his career at Cintra, where he held different management positions in Portugal (Norte Litoral), Canada (407ETR), Spain and the USA for 13 years. He then joined Grupo Isolux as Managing Director of Highway Concessions, where he led the team and implemented the portfolio of projects that constituted the starting point for ROADIS in 2016.
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.
Michael Koortens
Michael
Michael Koortens
AssociateOMERS
Pawan Kant
Pawan
Pawan Kant
President - Long Term AssetsKPTL
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.
R A Rajeev
R
R A Rajeev
Metropolitan Commissioner (MC)MMRDA - Mumbai Metrop. Region Develop. Autority
He is the Metropolitan Commissioner (MC), MMRDA and previously held below positions:           Principal Secretary (Expenditure), Dept. of Finance, Maharashtra; Joint Secretary (Finance), Dept. of Atomic Energy; Principal Secretary, Home, Maharashtra; Principal Secretary, Environment, Maharashtra; Municipal Commissioner, Thane; Addl. Commissioner, MCGM; MD, Maharashtra State Cotton Federation Ltd.; MD, MRSDMM; Joint Commissioner, (Improvements), MCGM; District Collector, Gadchiroli; General Manager, The Handicrafts & Handloom Exports of India; Dy. Secretary, National Afforestation and Eco-development Board, Ministry of Environment & Forest; Dy. Secretary, Rural Development, Maharashtra; CEO, Pune & Thane; Asst. Collector, Jalgaon
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”.
Increased investments in Renewable Energy & Power sector - Real possibility or an impossible dream
Amit Jain
Amit Jain
Senior Energy Specialist
The World Bank
Christopher Parker
Christopher Parker
Director
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Kavita Saha
Kavita Saha
Senior Principal - Infrastructure
CPPIB
Kiran Grandhi
Kiran Grandhi
Corporate Chairman
GMR Group
Manish B. Agarwal
Manish B. Agarwal
Leader-Capital Projects & Infrastructure
PwC
Neha Kumar
Neha Kumar
India Programme Manager
Climate Bonds Initiative
Pratik Agarwal
Pratik Agarwal
Group Chief Executive Officer
Sterlite Power
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
Christopher Parker
Christopher
Christopher Parker
DirectorOntario Teachers' Pension Plan
Chris Parker is a member of the North America and Asia-Pacific Infrastructure team. He joined Ontario Teachers' in 2011 and has sat on the boards of Northern Star Generation, Express Pipeline, Ontario Teachers' New Zealand Forest Investments and Sydney Desalination Plant. He currently sits on the boards of InterGen and Chicago Skyway. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Chris worked in M&A, asset management, project development and project finance within the infrastructure, power and utility sectors. He has previously worked at Brookfield Asset Management, Duke Energy and Air Products. Chris earned a BA in Economics, a B.Sc. in Mathematics and an MBA in Finance from Virginia Tech. He is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Kavita Saha
Kavita
Kavita Saha
Senior Principal - InfrastructureCPPIB
Kiran Grandhi
Kiran
Kiran Grandhi
Corporate ChairmanGMR Group
Mr. Grandhi is the Corporate Chairman of GMR Group overseeing Group Finance , Corporate Strategy and Commercial Property Development. He is also Member of the Group Holding Board, GMR Group. Prior he was Chairman – Airport and Chairman – Urban Infrastructure & Highways (UI&H). Under his leadership, GMR Airports became world’s 4th largest private company in the sector. He led the GMR Group’s successful bids for Hyderabad, Delhi, Istanbul, Male Airports as well as the construction for completion of Terminal 3 of Delhi Airport in a record time. Mr. Grandhi was instrumental in winning several successful infrastructure bids under PPP route with the Central and State Governments. As Chairman of UI&H he managed a portfolio of ~1,200 kms of Highway
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.
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.
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.
Aviation sector - Ready to soar or turbulence in sight?
Amit Jain
Amit Jain
Senior Energy Specialist
The World Bank
Hans-Martin Aerts
Hans-Martin Aerts
Head of Infrastructure Investments
APG Asia
Hemant Kanoria
Hemant Kanoria
Chairman and Managing Director
SREI
Ionut Doldor
Ionut Doldor
Director M&A
AviAlliance
Kavita Saha
Kavita Saha
Senior Principal - Infrastructure
CPPIB
Kiran Grandhi
Kiran Grandhi
Corporate Chairman
GMR Group
Manish B. Agarwal
Manish B. Agarwal
Leader-Capital Projects & Infrastructure
PwC
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
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.
Hemant Kanoria
Hemant
Hemant Kanoria
Chairman and Managing DirectorSREI
A pioneer in the field of infrastructure, Hemant Kanoria has reshaped India's infrastructure landscape with innovative ideas and a strong passion for excellence. Hemant conceptualised "Srei" in 1989. The initiative marked the entry of private sector in the field of infrastructure, a domain hitherto restricted to the public sector. In last two-and-a-half decades, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited has developed into one of India's largest integrated infrastructure institutions with an asset base of around USD 5.5 billion. He is known for unleashing the wave of rural entrepreneurship in India.
Ionut Doldor
Ionut
Ionut Doldor
Director M&AAviAlliance
Ionut Doldor is Director M&A and heads Latin America and India business development at AviAlliance. He has more than 10 years of experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams for airport privatizations and investments, being involved in numerous projects across the globe on both buy- and sell-side. Examples include divestments of airports in the UK as well as bids in Portugal, Puerto Rico, Chile, Brazil and India. Ionut has joined AviAlliance in 2016, and has previously worked in Spain with Ferrovial Airports and in the UK at Heathrow Airport. He has degrees in business administration, economics and finance.
Kavita Saha
Kavita
Kavita Saha
Senior Principal - InfrastructureCPPIB
Kiran Grandhi
Kiran
Kiran Grandhi
Corporate ChairmanGMR Group
Mr. Grandhi is the Corporate Chairman of GMR Group overseeing Group Finance , Corporate Strategy and Commercial Property Development. He is also Member of the Group Holding Board, GMR Group. Prior he was Chairman – Airport and Chairman – Urban Infrastructure & Highways (UI&H). Under his leadership, GMR Airports became world’s 4th largest private company in the sector. He led the GMR Group’s successful bids for Hyderabad, Delhi, Istanbul, Male Airports as well as the construction for completion of Terminal 3 of Delhi Airport in a record time. Mr. Grandhi was instrumental in winning several successful infrastructure bids under PPP route with the Central and State Governments. As Chairman of UI&H he managed a portfolio of ~1,200 kms of Highway
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.
General
Corporate Tax Cuts - Big boon for sensible spending or just another gimmick?
Participants
Anjali Gupta3i
Hemant KanoriaSREI
N SivasailamDept. of Commerce of India
Neha KumarClimate Bonds Initiative
R A RajeevMMRDA - Mumbai Metrop. Region Develop. Autority
S. K. LohiaIRSDC - Indian Railway Stns Devp Corp
Saurabh AgarwalCDPQ
NCLT & IBC - Game changers or minor influence?
Participants
Alvaro HigueraROADIS
Anjali Gupta3i
N SivasailamDept. of Commerce of India
Vineetha M GSamvad Partners
Corporate Tax Cuts - Big boon for sensible spending or just another gimmick?
Anjali Gupta
Anjali Gupta
Partner
3i
Hemant Kanoria
Hemant Kanoria
Chairman and Managing Director
SREI
N Sivasailam
N Sivasailam
Special Secretary, Logistics
Dept. of Commerce of India
Neha Kumar
Neha Kumar
India Programme Manager
Climate Bonds Initiative
R A Rajeev
R A Rajeev
Metropolitan Commissioner (MC)
MMRDA - Mumbai Metrop. Region Develop. Autority
S. K. Lohia
S. K. Lohia
Managing Director & CEO
IRSDC - Indian Railway Stns Devp Corp
Saurabh Agarwal
Saurabh Agarwal
MD, Infrastructure, South Asia
CDPQ
Anjali Gupta
Anjali
Anjali Gupta
Partner3i
Hemant Kanoria
Hemant
Hemant Kanoria
Chairman and Managing DirectorSREI
A pioneer in the field of infrastructure, Hemant Kanoria has reshaped India's infrastructure landscape with innovative ideas and a strong passion for excellence. Hemant conceptualised "Srei" in 1989. The initiative marked the entry of private sector in the field of infrastructure, a domain hitherto restricted to the public sector. In last two-and-a-half decades, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited has developed into one of India's largest integrated infrastructure institutions with an asset base of around USD 5.5 billion. He is known for unleashing the wave of rural entrepreneurship in India.
N Sivasailam
N
N Sivasailam
Special Secretary, LogisticsDept. of Commerce of India
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
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.
R A Rajeev
R
R A Rajeev
Metropolitan Commissioner (MC)MMRDA - Mumbai Metrop. Region Develop. Autority
He is the Metropolitan Commissioner (MC), MMRDA and previously held below positions:           Principal Secretary (Expenditure), Dept. of Finance, Maharashtra; Joint Secretary (Finance), Dept. of Atomic Energy; Principal Secretary, Home, Maharashtra; Principal Secretary, Environment, Maharashtra; Municipal Commissioner, Thane; Addl. Commissioner, MCGM; MD, Maharashtra State Cotton Federation Ltd.; MD, MRSDMM; Joint Commissioner, (Improvements), MCGM; District Collector, Gadchiroli; General Manager, The Handicrafts & Handloom Exports of India; Dy. Secretary, National Afforestation and Eco-development Board, Ministry of Environment & Forest; Dy. Secretary, Rural Development, Maharashtra; CEO, Pune & Thane; Asst. Collector, Jalgaon
S. K. Lohia
S.
S. K. Lohia
Managing Director & CEOIRSDC - Indian Railway Stns Devp Corp
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.
Saurabh Agarwal
Saurabh
Saurabh Agarwal
MD, Infrastructure, 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.
NCLT & IBC - Game changers or minor influence?
Alvaro Higuera
Alvaro Higuera
CFO - Asia
ROADIS
Anjali Gupta
Anjali Gupta
Partner
3i
N Sivasailam
N Sivasailam
Special Secretary, Logistics
Dept. of Commerce of India
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
N Sivasailam
N
N Sivasailam
Special Secretary, LogisticsDept. of Commerce of India
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
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”.

Schedule

Wednesday, February 19th 2020
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05:15pm - 06:15pm
Opening Talk Show I International investors and opportunities in Indian infrastructure sectors
Thursday, February 20th 2020
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11:30am - 12:30pm
Roads - New structures growth drivers or same old tune?
Increased investments in Renewable Energy & Power sector - Real possibility or an impossible dream
Corporate Tax Cuts - Big boon for sensible spending or just another gimmick?
01:45pm - 02:45pm
Brazil's PPP success story - Can benchmarking help or markets too different?
Aviation sector - Ready to soar or turbulence in sight?
NCLT & IBC - Game changers or minor influence?

Who attends?

69%
were c-level or government
17%
Were directors
14%
vice presidents, head of the department and others
Governmental 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
+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
Manish B. Agarwal
Manish B. Agarwal
Leader-Capital Projects & Infrastructure
PwC
+91 22 6669 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
+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
+91 22 61514400
Mumbai | Maharashtra | India
Investment management organization that invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan on behalf of its 20 million Canadian contributors and beneficiaries.
Saurabh Agarwal
Saurabh Agarwal
MD, Infrastructure, South Asia
CDPQ
+91 11 4957 7802
New Delhi | Delhi | India
CDPQ is a long-term institutional investor with more than more than $286 billion of net assets. We invest our clients’ funds worldwide, targeting high-quality assets rooted in the real economy.
Boon Chin Hau
Boon
Boon Chin Hau
Head of Emerging Markets InvestmentsGIC - Government of Singapore Investment Corporation - Singapore
Chin Hau joined the GIC Infrastructure Group in 2008 and currently has lead coverage responsibility for the Emerging Markets. Prior to joining GIC, Chin Hau was an Investment Manager at Pulsar Energy Capital where he invested in projects across the energy sector in Europe and the Americas. Before Pulsar, Chin Hau was a member of the Infrastructure advisory team at Credit Suisse covering a range of projects in transport, logistics and aerospace. He began his career at Singapore Power where he managed natural gas pipeline projects. Chin Hau has a MEng degree from Imperial College London and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Manish B. Agarwal
Manish
Manish B. Agarwal
Leader-Capital Projects & InfrastructurePwC
Manish has over 20 years of experience in consultancy services related to financial strategy, investment promotion, financial modelling, project feasibility and policy formulation for public sector and government organizations in various sectors. He has extensive experience in consultancy services related to demand assessment, entry strategies, commercial due diligence, bid advisory and project finance across transportation sectors, urban development project, industrial infrastructure (SEZs, large area & commercial development), etc.
Pawan Kant
Pawan
Pawan Kant
President - Long Term AssetsKPTL
Pushkar Kulkarni
Pushkar
Pushkar Kulkarni
Principal - InfrastructureCPPIB
Pushkar Kulkarni leads the Infrastructure practice for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for India. CPPIB is amongst the world’s Top Ten Pension funds with AUM of C$ 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
MD, Infrastructure, 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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+91 22 6669 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.

Few participants include

Alvaro Higuera
Alvaro Higuera
CFO - Asia
Amit Jain
Amit Jain
Senior Energy Specialist
Ana Karina Souza
Ana Karina Souza
Partner
Anjali Gupta
Anjali Gupta
Partner
Bruce Crane
Bruce Crane
Managing Director
Christopher Parker
Christopher Parker
Director
Gaurav Khanna
Gaurav Khanna
Head Corporate Finance
Hans-Martin Aerts
Hans-Martin Aerts
Head of Infrastructure Investments
Hemant Kanoria
Hemant Kanoria
Chairman and Managing Director
Ionut Doldor
Ionut Doldor
Director M&A
Jose Labarra
Jose Labarra
CEO
Kavita Saha
Kavita Saha
Senior Principal - Infrastructure
Kiran Grandhi
Kiran Grandhi
Corporate Chairman
Manish B. Agarwal
Manish B. Agarwal
Leader-Capital Projects & Infrastructure
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).
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
Bruce Crane
Bruce
Bruce Crane
Managing DirectorOMERS
As Managing Director at OMERS Infrastructure, Bruce is responsible for leading infrastructure-related efforts in Asia and is based in Singapore. He was previously based in New York, and was responsible for sourcing and leading investment opportunities in the transportation and power-related infrastructure markets in the Americas. His asset management experiences included Chicago Skyway, GNL Quintero S.A and Midland Cogeneration Venture. Prior to joining OMERS Infrastructure, Bruce spent 10 years with UBS and Morgan Stanley, providing investment banking advisory services, and four years with Foster Wheeler as a field engineer. Bruce holds a B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering) from Lehigh University, and an MBA from Columbia University.
Christopher Parker
Christopher
Christopher Parker
DirectorOntario Teachers' Pension Plan
Chris Parker is a member of the North America and Asia-Pacific Infrastructure team. He joined Ontario Teachers' in 2011 and has sat on the boards of Northern Star Generation, Express Pipeline, Ontario Teachers' New Zealand Forest Investments and Sydney Desalination Plant. He currently sits on the boards of InterGen and Chicago Skyway. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Chris worked in M&A, asset management, project development and project finance within the infrastructure, power and utility sectors. He has previously worked at Brookfield Asset Management, Duke Energy and Air Products. Chris earned a BA in Economics, a B.Sc. in Mathematics and an MBA in Finance from Virginia Tech. He is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
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.
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.
Hemant Kanoria
Hemant
Hemant Kanoria
Chairman and Managing DirectorSREI
A pioneer in the field of infrastructure, Hemant Kanoria has reshaped India's infrastructure landscape with innovative ideas and a strong passion for excellence. Hemant conceptualised "Srei" in 1989. The initiative marked the entry of private sector in the field of infrastructure, a domain hitherto restricted to the public sector. In last two-and-a-half decades, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited has developed into one of India's largest integrated infrastructure institutions with an asset base of around USD 5.5 billion. He is known for unleashing the wave of rural entrepreneurship in India.
Ionut Doldor
Ionut
Ionut Doldor
Director M&AAviAlliance
Ionut Doldor is Director M&A and heads Latin America and India business development at AviAlliance. He has more than 10 years of experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams for airport privatizations and investments, being involved in numerous projects across the globe on both buy- and sell-side. Examples include divestments of airports in the UK as well as bids in Portugal, Puerto Rico, Chile, Brazil and India. Ionut has joined AviAlliance in 2016, and has previously worked in Spain with Ferrovial Airports and in the UK at Heathrow Airport. He has degrees in business administration, economics and finance.
Jose Labarra
Jose
Jose Labarra
CEOROADIS
After completing a degree in Civil Engineering at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Labarra began his career at Cintra, where he held different management positions in Portugal (Norte Litoral), Canada (407ETR), Spain and the USA for 13 years. He then joined Grupo Isolux as Managing Director of Highway Concessions, where he led the team and implemented the portfolio of projects that constituted the starting point for ROADIS in 2016.
Kavita Saha
Kavita
Kavita Saha
Senior Principal - InfrastructureCPPIB
Kiran Grandhi
Kiran
Kiran Grandhi
Corporate ChairmanGMR Group
Mr. Grandhi is the Corporate Chairman of GMR Group overseeing Group Finance , Corporate Strategy and Commercial Property Development. He is also Member of the Group Holding Board, GMR Group. Prior he was Chairman – Airport and Chairman – Urban Infrastructure & Highways (UI&H). Under his leadership, GMR Airports became world’s 4th largest private company in the sector. He led the GMR Group’s successful bids for Hyderabad, Delhi, Istanbul, Male Airports as well as the construction for completion of Terminal 3 of Delhi Airport in a record time. Mr. Grandhi was instrumental in winning several successful infrastructure bids under PPP route with the Central and State Governments. As Chairman of UI&H he managed a portfolio of ~1,200 kms of Highway
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.
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