Asia Infrastructure Forum 2021

Enabling Sustainable Infrastructure for Asia’s Recovery

The Asia Infrastructure Forum (AIF) is a foremost platform for infrastructure players and thought leaders to discuss key issues such as the future state of infrastructure, sustainable financing, technological innovation and collaboration. AIF 2019 saw over 900 attendees across 20 countries, from senior regional government officials and project owners, equity and debt financiers, developers to professional services providers.

Building on the success of 2019’s edition, we are pleased to announce that AIF2021 will take place on 23rd June 2021. 

AIF 2021 will introduce various segments – Ideation Roundtables, Legal Symposium and Project Discussions – that will bring the discussion to a higher level.

Participants can look forward to in-depth discussions providing insights into the latest developments and sustainable solutions in regional infrastructure.

Don’t miss the opportunity to network with senior regional government officials, project owners, financiers, developers and professional services providers through the virtual networking platform.

Infrastructure Asia is planning for AIF 2021 as a hybrid event but we are prepared to host a successful fully virtual event.

We look forward to seeing you at AIF 2021.

For any questions, please get in touch with us at aif_enquiry@infrastructureasia.orgFor the latest developments on the COVID-19 situation in Singapore, please visit the Singapore’s Ministry of Health’s website.  

Morning Programme

  • 10:00
    Welcome Remarks
    Seth TAN, Executive Director, Infrastructure Asia
  • 10:10
    Keynote Address
    Indranee RAJAH, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office; Second Minister for Finance and National Development, Singapore
  • 10:20
    Launch Ceremony of the Asia Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory (ASIA) Panel

    Guest of Honour
    Indranee RAJAH, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office; Second Minister for Finance and National Development, Republic of Singapore

  • 10:30
    Ministerial Panel: Delivering Policies for an Infrastructure-led Recovery

    Fallout from the pandemic and mounting pressures on infrastructure from economic and population growth are disrupting project development in varying degrees across the region. The leadership role that Governments and policy-makers play will be crucial in redefining priorities and ensuring policy frameworks are in place to restart momentum and deliver the next generation of infrastructure. What can be done to ensure that this is carried out in a green, sustainable and resilient manner? How can engagement between partners be strengthened to move infrastructure modernisation and expansion to the next level and drive socioeconomic improvement?

    Moderator
    Stefania PALMA, Singapore Correspondent, Financial Times

    Panellist 
    Carlos DOMINGUEZ III, Secretary of Finance, Philippines
    HEM Vanndy, Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Cambodia
    Victoria KWAKWA
    , Vice President, East Asia & Pacific, World Bank 
    Abdul Manaf METUSSIN, Deputy Minster of Finance and Economy, Brunei Darussalam
    Mary NG, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Canada
    Indranee RAJAH, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and National Development, Singapore
    Nirmala SITHARAMAN, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, India

  • 12:00
    Panel Discussion: Transforming Infrastructure Through Innovative Financing and Technology

    As new priorities and opportunities emerge in Asia’s infrastructure landscape, innovative approaches to financing, and continued advances in technology, are keys to building momentum and realising the benefits to the environment and human capital. With budgets diverted to pandemic responses, how do we develop and deploy innovative financing mechanisms to attract more private capital to close the infrastructure financing gap? How can financing be structured to promote the adoption of innovative technologies in infrastructure development? Who should take the lead in introducing novel strategies and financing models? To what extent should policy makers be thinking ‘smart’ rather than ‘more’ and looking to maintain and improve existing infrastructure rather than drive new developments?

    Moderator
    CHEONG Koon Hean, Chairman, Centre for Liveable Cities

    Panellists
    Eugene CHENG, Group Chief Financial Officer, Sembcorp Industries
    Ashok LAVASA
    , Vice-President for Private Sector Operations and Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    Hiroshi MATANO, Executive Vice-President, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
    Scott MINERD, Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Investments
    Subash NARAYANAN, Global Head of Project Finance, DBS

  • 13:00
    Lunchtime Panel: Prioritising Sustainability in Infrastructure Development

    Amidst mounting climate threats, decarbonising infrastructure and integrating ESG principles in investment decisions has risen to the top of the agenda. Additionally, Asia is making efforts to align sustainability with its economic recovery from the pandemic. However, given the scale of the environmental challenge, the urgency of building climate resilience is growing ever greater. How can appetite for sustainable infrastructure be built up further in the financial markets? How important will it be that ventures are green and resilient in order to catalyse essential private finance? What tools can MDBs and DFIs use over the lifecycle of projects to ensure that sustainability prevails at the core of decision-making?

    Moderator
    Keiko HONDA, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Adjunct Professor, Columbia University

    Panellists
    Joachim von AMSBERG, Vice President, Policy and Strategy, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
    Alfonso GARCIA MORA, Vice President, Asia and Pacific, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
    Audra LOW, CEO, Clifford Capital
    SHEN Min, Deputy General Manager Global Finance, ICBC. GIF Advisory Council Member, World Bank
    ZHANG Lei, Founder and CEO, Envision Group

     

Afternoon Programme

Legal Symposium

Legal Symposium

14:30       Welcome Address

Indranee RAJAH, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office; Second Minister for Finance and National Development, Singapore


14:35       Keynote Speech

Sundaresh MENON, Chief Justice, Singapore


14:45       Standardisation as a Pillar to Accelerate Infrastructure Development

Moderator
Benjamin GOSS, Head of Legal, Project & Export Finance, Standard Chartered Bank

Lead Discussants
CHIA Kim Huat, Regional Head, Corporate and Transaction Group, Rajah & Tann
KOK Chee Wai, Partner and Co-Head of Regional Energy, Infrastructure & Projects Practice, Allen & Gledhill
Gerard SANDERS, Senior Adviser to the President and General Counsel Emeritus, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Nicholas WONG, Partner and Co-Head of the Worldwide Projects Group, Clifford Chance


16:30       Dispute Resolution for Infrastructure Projects - What Works and What Needs to be Improved

Presentation on SIDP
LEE Chau Ee, Chairman of the Society of Construction Law / Partner and Head of International Construction and Engineering Asia, Addleshaw Goddard
Mohan PILLAY, Partner and Head of Singapore Office, Pinsent Masons

Moderator
Kevin TAN, Partner (Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration), Rajah & Tann

Panellist
Daryl CHEW, Partner in the International Arbitration Practice, Head of Singapore Office, Shearman & Sterling
José Julio FIGUEROA, Head of Legal, Acciona
George LIM S.C.
, Chairman, Board of Directors, Singapore International Mediation Centre
Justice Sir Vivian RAMSEY, International Judge, Singapore International Commercial Court

Ideation Roundtables

Ideation Roundtables

Co-Organised with GIC Private Limited
14:15       Investors: Supporting the Sustainability Transition in the Emerging Markets
(By Invitation Only) 

Opening Remarks & Moderator
BOON Chin Hau, Managing Director, GIC

Panellist
Nitin APTE, CEO, Vena Energy
Cyril CABANES
, Managing Director of Infrastructure for Asia Pacific, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)
Devarshi DAS, CEO, Keppel Capital
Vivek PATHAK, Director and Global Head for Climate Business, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Seth TAN, Executive Director, Infrastructure Asia


Co-Organised with Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF)
14:15       Redefining Infrastructure for a Digital Age

Opening Remarks & Moderator
David MARSH, Chairman, OMFIF

Panellist
Ludger SCHUKNECHT, Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
Mia Mary SEBASTIAN
, Deputy Executive Director, Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center of the Philippines
 Sharad SOMANI
, Head of Infrastructure Advisory, Head of Infrastructure, Asia Pacific, KPMG
Luca TONELLO
, General Manager - Structured Finance Department Asia Pacific, SMBC


Co-Organised with The World Bank Group
16:30       Asset Recycling to Catalyse Infrastructure-Led Recovery

Moderator
Isabel CHATTERTON, Asia Pacific Regional Industry Head, Infrastructure & Natural Resources, IFC 

Panellist
Harsh AGRAWAL, Partner, I Squared Capital 
NGIAN Kai
, Co-Head Origination & Structuring, Infrastructure, Clifford Capital.



Project Discussions

Project Discussion

Co-organised with Public-Private Partnership Center, Philippines
(By Invitation Only) 


Co-organised with Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction (MLMUPC), Cambodia
(By Invitation Only) 


Co-organised with PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (PTSMI), Indonesia
(By Invitation Only) 


Co-organised with Invest India, India
(By Invitation Only) 
Legal Symposium

Legal Symposium

Ideation Roundtables

Ideation Roundtables

Project Discussion

Project Discussions

Legal Symposium

Legal Symposium

Ideation Roundtables

Ideation Roundtables

Project Discussion

Project Discussions

Distinguished Speakers

Carlos DOMINGUEZ

Secretary of Finance

Carlos G Dominguez

Mr. Carlos Dominguez has over 40 years of vast experience and an outstanding track record of achievements at the helm of various organizations in the public and private sectors. His expertise was borne out of his experiences as a shareholder, board chairman and a member of over a dozen corporations across multi-industries such as power, agriculture, mining, banking, hospitality, real estate, and investment.

Mr. Dominguez was appointed as Cabinet Secretary thrice: as Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources (1986-1987), Secretary of Agriculture (1987-1989), and currently as Secretary of Finance since 2016.

Under his leadership, the Department of Finance (DOF) was able to draft and introduce to the Congress the first of a series of the Duterte administration’s proposed tax reform packages known as the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act less than 90 days from the time he assumed the Cabinet portfolio in July 2016. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed into law the TRAIN Act on December 19, 2017. This was followed by other successes in the legislature—such as the passage of the Tax Amnesty Act, the Tobacco Tax Reform Law, a new Sin Tax Reform Law which raised excise taxes on alcohol and electronic cigarettes, and the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Act.

On his watch, the Philippines’ key revenue agencies—the Bureaus of Internal Revenue(BIR) and of Customs (BOC) also continue to achieve strong revenue growth rates. It was also under his leadership that the BIR was able to secure its largest tax settlement ever— amounting to about $600 million—from a single taxpayer in Philippine history.

Alfonso GARCIA MORA

Vice President

Alfonso Garcia Mora

Alfonso Garcia Mora is IFC’s Vice President for Asia and Pacific. Mr. Garcia Mora is responsible for all IFC operations in the region, including operationalizing IFC’s COVID-19 crisis response, building a strong Upstream pipeline rooted in country strategies and fostering more collaboration opportunities with a range of key stakeholders for broader impact.

Previously, Mr. Garcia Mora was the Global Director for the Finance Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice at the World Bank Group. Before his World Bank Group career, Mr. Garcia Mora worked in the private sector for over 12 years, including as Partner-Managing Director at Analistas Financieros Internacionales Consulting Group.

Richard GOMEZ

Local Chief Executive of Ormoc City

Richard Gomez

A multi-awarded actor, T. V. host, and TV commercial director. He has won eleven (11) acting awards given by award-giving bodies both on television and film/cinema such as the Film Academy of the Philippines, FAMAS, Gawad Urian Awards, PMPC Star Awards and FANTASPORTO International Film Festival among others.

An accomplished sportsman and athlete, Mayor Richard has won gold medals in fencing in 2003 (Hanoi, Vietnam), and 2005 (SEA Games in Manila), setting national and international records in that sport. He also won two (2) silver medals in 1997 (SEA Games in Jakarta, Indonesia) and bronze medals in Thailand in the same sport. Locally, he was a 5-time national fencing champion and won 1st place during 2015 Asian Masters Fencing Championship. He is the incumbent Vice President of the Philippine Olympic Committee and the President of the Philippine Fencing Association (PFA) and the Philippine Modern Pentathlon Association (PMPA).

A product of up diliman and the up open university where he once received recognition as an “Outstanding Student of 1993”. Mayor Richard is a Master’s degree holder in business administration from the University of Perpetual Help, on top of pursuing graduate studies at the Film School of Continuing Education at the New York University. He has earned his Doctorate Degree in Public Administration from Cebu Technological University in 2019.

A man of faith and a family man, husband to Lucy and a loving father to their daughter Juliana.

HEM Vanndy

Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance

HE Hem Venndy

Mr. Hem’s career spans across private sector, the United Nations system, multilateral development bank, and government. As Secretary of State, he looks after development financing, coordination and management of ODA (both strategy and operation), public debt management and supports key policy agenda. He coordinates a number of inter-ministerial mechanisms that tackle major infrastructures and urbanization challenges facing Cambodia. He is also a member of the Supreme National Economic Council, and incumbent Chair of the Country Coordinating Committee for the Global Fund program to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Cambodia.

Mr. Hem obtained his Mid-Career Master of Public Administration (Mason Fellow) from Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2014 and Master of Arts in International Development from International University of Japan in 2002. He received his undergraduate diploma of Bachelor of Business Administration from then National Institute of Management (Cambodia) in 1999.

Hiroshi MATANO

Executive Vice President

Hiroshi Matano

Hiroshi Matano is Executive Vice President at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and a member of the World Bank Group leadership team. He is responsible for the long-term strategic planning and development of MIGA, guiding key finance and guarantee operations, forging partnerships and developing MIGA's business.

A native of Japan, Mr. Matano, brings more than thirty years of experience in banking and finance. As Global Head of Structured Finance at MUFG, Mr. Matano managed assets across key global markets, including the world’s largest renewable energy project portfolio. During this tenure, Mr. Matano was instrumental in the issuance of MUFG’s first green bond, and MUFG was recipient of the Global Bank of the Year award by Project Finance International.

Mr. Matano also contributed to the merger of Mitsubishi UFJ Securities and Morgan Stanley Japan, focusing on post-merger integration, and helping make the combined firm the leading investment bank in Japan.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Matano was seconded to the International Finance Corporation for three years. During this time, Mr. Matano executed long term investments in Indonesia, Thailand and Korea as part of a broader effort to support small and medium enterprises in the aftermath of the Asian currency crisis.

Mr. Matano received his Bachelor's degree from the Department of Economics at Keio University and his Master's degree from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

Mary NG

Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade

Mary NG

The Honourable Mary Ng was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Markham–Thornhill in April 2017. She was appointed Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion in the cabinet reshuffle in July 2018. Following her re-election as MP in the 2019 federal election, she was named Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade.

Minister Ng is a devoted community leader who has always believed in the power of public service. She has 20 years of experience in the areas of education, women’s leadership, job creation, and entrepreneurship.

Minister Ng immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong with her family, and grew up learning about the struggle and eventual success that many new immigrants experience in Canada.

Her years working for the Ontario Public Service, Ryerson University, and the Ontario Ministry of Education led to her being recognized as one of Canada’s top-performing public sector leaders. She later served as Director of Appointments for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Indranee RAJAH

Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and National Development

Min Indranee

Ms Indranee Rajah is the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Finance and National Development.

She co-chairs the Modern Services Workstream under the Future Economy Council and provides Ministerial oversight of Infrastructure Asia.

She was in practice as a lawyer and Senior Counsel before joining Government. Under her law portfolio from 2012 – 2018, she co-chaired the Committees on Family Justice, the formation of the Singapore International Commercial Court as well as the Committee to Strengthen Singapore as an International Centre for Debt Restructuring. She also helmed the Steering Committee on the strategic direction of Singapore’s third law school at UniSIM.

Under her MOF portfolio, Ms Rajah co-chaired the Working Group on Legal and Accounting Services, a sub-committee of the 2016 Committee on the Future Economy, the recommendations of which are aimed at transforming the legal and accounting industries in Singapore and catalysing the internationalisation of such professional services.

Gerard SANDERS

Senior Adviser to the President and General Counsel Emeritus

Gerard Sanders

Mr. Sanders is Senior Adviser to the President and General Counsel Emeritus at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. He earlier served as General Counsel of the AIIB. Previously he was General Counsel at the International Fund for Agricultural Development. Prior to that, Mr. Sanders held various positions at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, most recently as Deputy General Counsel.

Mr. Sanders has post-graduate law degrees from Victoria University of Wellington and Harvard Law School. He is qualified to practice in New Zealand, the State of Victoria, Australia, and England and Wales. He is a Chartered Accountant (Australia and New Zealand), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Mr. Sanders is Senior Fellow of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and Honorary Professor at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London.

Romana VLAHUTIN

Ambassador at Large for Connectivity

Romana VLAHUTIN

Ambassador Romana Vlahutin is a career diplomat. Before joining Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1999 she worked as an analyst for the Bassiouni UN Commission for former Yugoslavia, the UN Tribunal (ICTY) in The Hague and the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington DC. As a Croatian diplomat she served in embassies in Washington (Head of Political Section) and Belgrade (Deputy Ambassador), and as the Head of Strategic Analysis and Policy Planning at the MFA in Zagreb (2000-2004). She also served as a Political Director of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo (2006-2007). From 2010-2014 she was the Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of Croatia. Most recently she was posted as the EU Ambassador to Albania (2014-2018). As of 1 March 2019, she has been appointed Special Coordinator and Ambassador at Large for Connectivity in the European External Action Service.

Ambassador Vlahutin is a graduate of Zagreb University (Faculty of Philosophy) and Harvard University (J.F.Kennedy School of Government). She is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations.

Carlos G Dominguez

Carlos DOMINGUEZ

Secretary of Finance
Alfonso Garcia Mora

Alfonso GARCIA MORA

Vice President
Richard Gomez

Richard GOMEZ

Local Chief Executive of Ormoc City
HE Hem Venndy

HEM Vanndy

Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance
Hiroshi Matano

Hiroshi MATANO

Executive Vice President
Mary NG

Mary NG

Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade
Min Indranee

Indranee RAJAH

Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and National Development
Gerard Sanders

Gerard SANDERS

Senior Adviser to the President and General Counsel Emeritus
Romana VLAHUTIN

Romana VLAHUTIN

Ambassador at Large for Connectivity
Carlos G Dominguez

Carlos DOMINGUEZ

Secretary of Finance
Alfonso Garcia Mora

Alfonso GARCIA MORA

Vice President
Richard Gomez

Richard GOMEZ

Local Chief Executive of Ormoc City
HE Hem Venndy

HEM Vanndy

Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance
Hiroshi Matano

Hiroshi MATANO

Executive Vice President
Mary NG

Mary NG

Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade
Min Indranee

Indranee RAJAH

Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and National Development
Gerard Sanders

Gerard SANDERS

Senior Adviser to the President and General Counsel Emeritus
Romana VLAHUTIN

Romana VLAHUTIN

Ambassador at Large for Connectivity

Speakers

Maria Lerma ADVINCULA

Director

Maria Lerma L Advincula

Ms. Advincula is the Director of Project Development of the PPP Center of the Philippines. She is in charge of a team of highly competent and performing officers tasked to provide technical assistance to implementing agencies and local government units in developing PPP infrastructure projects. The PPP Center, an attached agency of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) is the government’s technical advisor and facilitator of the Philippine PPP Program.

Ms. Advincula was previously the Director of the Project Development and Monitoring Facility (PDMF) of the PPP Center. The PDMF is a facility available to fund pre-feasibility, feasibility studies, transaction advisory services in bid management and tender process, and monitoring of project implementation of PPP Projects in the Philippines.

Prior to joining the PPP Center, Ms. Advincula was a practicing lawyer advising private companies in construction, manufacturing, supply and distribution sectors. She used to work in the Philippine office of Baker & McKenzie, in the Corporate Commercial Practice Group. Ms. Advincula got her law and undergraduate degrees from the University of the Philippines.

Harsh AGRAWAL

Partner

Harsh Agrawal
Harsh Agrawal is a Partner at I Squared Capitaland leads the Firm’s infrastructure strategy in Asia. Harsh brings 20 years of financial services and infrastructure investing experience. He serves as a Director on the Boards of Cube Highways, HGC Global Communications, BDX Data Centres, Lightstorm Telecom and THINK Gas. Prior to joining I Squared Capital in 2013, Harsh worked at Morgan Stanley for 12 years in various roles in the United States and India including Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, MSPI, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and the Investment Banking Division. Harsh holds dual degrees in Computer Science and Economics from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He is married with two children and is based in Singapore.

Rahul AGARWAL

Co-Heads, Real Estate, Infrastructure and Financial Investors Initiative

Rahul Agarwal

Rahul Agarwal has over a decade of experience in Infrastructure Financing policy & Corporate Strategy. At Invest India, Rahul Co-Heads the teams for Real Estate, Infrastructure and Financial Investors Initiative which attracts SWFs, Pension Funds, and PE investments. Rahul has been instrumental in India’s first asset recycling project which saw investments of $1.5 Billion and has been working with Government and private entities across sectors to introduce new investment opportunities in the country.

Rahul also worked as a consultant for High Level Committee on Financing Infrastructure, Planning Commission, Government of India. Rahul was instrumental in developing infrastructure section of the 12th Five Year Plan of the country and updating Model Concessional Agreements for PPP. Rahul started his career with Bank of America Merrill Lynch as an Institutional Derivatives Analyst. Rahul holds a MBA (Finance) is also a Certified Financial Risk Manager and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Joachim von AMSBERG

Vice President

Joachim von Amsberg
Dr. Joachim von Amsberg drives the strategic direction for the Bank, including its sectoral and country priorities, its investment strategy and programming, its economic analysis and research, and its operating budget. He oversees the Bank's environmental and social policies, other operational policies, and their implementation.  He previously served in a number of progressively senior roles at the World Bank where he most recently held the position of Vice President, Development Finance where he was responsible for the replenishment and stewardship of the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund for the poorest, and for trust fund and partnership operations. Dr. von Amsberg holds a Ph.D. in Economic Policy Analysis and an M.B.A. from the University of British Columbia. He also holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin.

Nitin APTE

CEO

Nitin Apte

Nitin Apte is the Chief Executive Officer of Vena Energy, a leading Independent Power Producer (IPP) of renewable energy in the Asia-Pacific region.

Prior to Vena Energy, Nitin was President and Chief Executive Officer of Materia, a speciality materials company he positioned for rapid growth through strategic partnerships and expansion of the company’s manufacturing footprint.

In the past, Nitin also worked for over 25-years at SABIC and General Electric, in assignments spanning profit-and-loss leadership, marketing, innovation, supply-chain management, Six Sigma, manufacturing and product management.

Nitin graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering. He also holds M.S. and MBA degrees from Ohio State University in the United States.

BOON Chin Hau

Managing Director

Boon Chin Hau
Mr Boon Chin Hau joined the GIC Infrastructure Group in 2008 and currently has lead coverage responsibility for the Emerging Markets. Prior to joining GIC, Mr Boon was an Investment Manager at Pulsar Energy Capital where he invested in projects across the energy sector in Europe and the Americas. Before Pulsar, Mr Boon 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. Mr Boon has degrees from Imperial College London and the University of Chicago.

Cyril CABANES

Managing Director

Cyril Cabanes

Cyril Cabanes is Managing Director, Infrastructure, Asia Pacific at CDPQ, based in Singapore. In his role, he is responsible for all infrastructure investment activities in the Asia-Pacific region, which includes overseeing a team of ca. 20 investment professionals based in Singapore, Sydney and New Delhi and managing a diversified portfolio including ports, electricity networks, social infrastructure, public transport, renewables and power generation.

Mr. Cabanes has 23 years of experience in global infrastructure. Before joining CDPQ, he was Senior Vice-President, Development at Marubeni Corp. where he led the Asian IPP investment team in Singapore. Previously, he was Director and Portfolio Manager at Deutsche Asset Management’s DWS (formerly known as RREEF Infrastructure) in Sydney, where he was responsible for acquisitions, capital raising and product development for Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, he spent 10 years in investment banking and financial markets with RBS (where he was Head of Natural Resources, Power & Utilities for Australia and New Zealand), BNP Paribas and UBS.

Mr. Cabanes graduated with a Masters degree from ESCP-Europe Business School in Paris and attended the MBA programme at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office (IFFO) and the World Bank’s Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF). He is a non-executive director of Azure Power Global, CLP India, Maple Highways and is chairman of Mercury Taiwan Holdings.

Isabel CHATTERTON

Regional Industry Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Asia and Pacific

Isabel Chatterton

Isabel is the Regional Industry Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Asia and Pacific, based in Singapore. For seven years prior to her current role, Isabel was the Regional Manager for PPP Transaction Advisory Services, initially for South Asia based in Delhi, and subsequently in Singapore as her mandate expanded to cover all Asia Pacific for the last four years. Isabel spent four years in IFC’s Subnational Finance unit where she worked in deal origination, structuring and supervision of debt and structured finance products in more than six countries in LAC. Before joining IFC, Isabel held various positions in World Bank operations in the urban sector in the Middle East and North Africa region, the water sector in Latin America, and the transport, power and urban sector in South Asia. Before joining the World Bank in 2001, Isabel worked in emerging markets and Western Europe for WS Atkins in the UK as Senior Management Consultant; working on infrastructure finance in Thailand, Argentina, Barbados, Qatar, the UK, and Europe.

Isabel, a civil engineer by training, holds an MBA and a PhD from the University of Birmingham (UK).

Eugene CHENG

Group Chief Financial Officer

Eugene Cheng

Mr Cheng joined Sembcorp in March 2021 and oversees the Group’s finance, strategy, portfolio, and commercial functions.

He brings with him extensive experience in financial and strategic leadership across the aviation, offshore oil & gas, marine engineering and logistics industries. Prior to joining SembCorp, Mr Cheng was chief corporate officer of SATS where he oversaw key business functions such as business development, strategic investments and mergers and acquisitions(M&A), as well as corporate strategy.

Mr Cheng also served as group chief corporate officer of IMC Industrial Group. He was an investment banker with JP Morgan and Citigroup, specializing M&A advisory, corporate financing and capital raising. Mr Cheng holds a Bachelor (First Class Honours) and a Master of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University.

CHEONG Koon Hean

Chairman

Cheong Koon Hean

Dr Cheong Koon Hean is the Chair of the Centre for Liveable Cities (MND) and the incoming Chair of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (Singapore University of Technology and Design). She was formerly CEO (Housing and Development Board) from 2010 to 2020, overseeing the development and management of some 1 million public housing flats; CEO(Urban Redevelopment Authority) from 2004 to 2010 and concurrently Deputy Secretary ( Ministry of National Development) from 2001 to 2016. She played key roles in major urban transformations such as Marina Bay and the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco City. She serves on numerous advisory panels and is a board trustee of the National University of Singapore, former Deputy President/current Council member of the International Federation for Housing & Planning and Chair of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize’s Nominating Committee.

Dr Cheong has received numerous awards, notably the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding public service and is the first Asian to receive both the Urban Land Institute’s Prize for Urban Visionaries and the Lynn S Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award by the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat in 2016.

Daryl CHEW

Partner

Daryl Chew

Daryl Chew is a Partner in Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration Group and Head of the Singapore office.

He represents clients in arbitrations involving a wide range of applicable laws, arbitration rules and venues, arising from construction (infrastructure, power, petrochemicals), energy (oil and gas, nuclear, renewables), M&A, joint venture and general commercial disputes. Daryl also serves as arbitrator.

Daryl consistently features as a leading individual in all major professional directories. He has been commended as one of the “most highly regarded” in the Asia Pacific region, a “brilliant all round talent” and a “phenomenal advocate”. Clients have also highlighted his “valuable strategic input”, “outstanding track record” and “consistently high-quality work”.

Daryl serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Maxwell Chambers, and has been appointed to various governmental, global and regional arbitration committees. A Singaporean national, Daryl is admitted in New York and Singapore. He speaks English and Mandarin.

CHIA Kim Huat

Regional Head

Chia Kim Huat

Kim Huat has extensive experience in capital market, public and private mergers and acquisitions, cross-border joint ventures and private equity investments, both in Singapore and the region. He travels regularly in the Asia-Pacific region advising clients on a wide range of matters, including direct investments and infrastructure projects in China, major acquisitions in Korea, joint ventures in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan and cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions. Kim Huat also advises foreign investors on their investments in Singapore, including listings on the Singapore Exchange, privatisations, secondary and dual listings.

He has been recognised as a leading lawyer by numerous leading legal directories, including Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR1000 and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Notably, he is recognised as an "Eminent Practitioner" in Chambers Asia Pacific and Chambers Global (also recognised as a Foreign Expert in China), “Market-Leading Lawyer” in Asialaw for Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A, and in Best Lawyers for Capital Markets, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions. He is also recognised by Who's Who Legal for Capital Markets: Debt and Equity, Merger & Acquisition and Corporate Governance.

Sanjeev DASGUPTA

CEO

Sanjeev Dasgupta

Sanjeev has over 25 years of experience in the areas of real estate fund management, corporate finance, strategy and financial control. He is CEO – APFT, the fund manager of Ascendas India Trust (a-iTrust). a-iTrust is a property trust listed in Singapore with Assets Under Management of SGD 2.1 billion owning 14.4 million square feet of IT business park and logistics park space across Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune. Prior to joining CapitaLand, he was working as President of Real Estate at ICICI Venture Funds Mgmt. Co. Ltd., a leading private equity fund manager in India.

Sanjeev's prior work experience included stints with organisations such as Tata Group and Merrill Lynch across India, Hong Kong and London. Sanjeev is a qualified chartered accountant, graduate company secretary and holds a Master of Business Administration from London Business School.

José Julio FIGUEROA

Chief Legal Officer

José Julio Figueroa

Chief Legal Officer of Acciona, a Spanish multinational conglomerate focused on sustainable infrastructures and renewable energy. As head of the group legal role, he leads a 200 people team with presence amongst others in Phillipines, Australia, Vietnam, and India. Mr. Figueroa has been involved in several multibillion arbitration procedures in the region.

Mr. Figueroa is member of the Executive Committee of Acciona and serves as board member in several Board of Directors. He has been recognized as one of the most influential General Counsels in Spain by Chambers.

Benjamin GOSS

Head of Legal

Benjamin Goss
Ben is responsible for advising, and managing the legal issues associated with, the Sustainable Finance banking business and the Project & Export Finance business globally, and the Corporate Finance Business in ASEAN and South Asia. Ben is based in Singapore, and prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank worked in the Singapore and Dubai offices of Clifford Chance LLP. He is a member of the APLMA Project Finance Committee and the LMA Green Lending Committee.

Keiko HONDA

Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Adjunct Professor

Keiko Honda

Keiko Honda is Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she teaches ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) investing to graduate students. Keiko also serves as a board member of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and AGC (ex Asahi Glass) , Adjunct Professor of Hitotsubashi University, and a member of the United Nation’s Investment Management Committee.

Until the end of October 2019, Keiko was the Chief Executive Officer of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group. MIGA supports cross-border equity investors and lenders by providing coverage against currency inconvertibility and transfer restriction, expropriation, war and civil disturbance, breach of contract, and non-honoring of financial obligations.

Before joining MIGA, Keiko was the first woman Senior Partner in Asia at McKinsey & Company, where she advised financial institutions on corporate finance and strategy and business development for 24 years.

She received the Joseph Wharton Social Award from the Wharton New York Club in 2020.

Keiko holds a bachelor’s degree in consumer economics from Ochanomizu University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where she was selected as a Fulbright Scholar.

Arun KANT

CEO

Arun Kant

Arun is an entrepreneur, investor and technologist focused on Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR , IT software and infrastructure for enterprise, data analytics, cloud platform, open source technologies, healthcare and infrastructure for sustainable energy.

He has over 26 years of experience as a product centric founder, General Manager and CEO at startups and Fortune 500 companies in the US, Europe and Asia.

Arun has a diverse background in building enterprise focused startups, and has extensive operational experience in expanding companies in Asia and the emerging markets with a strong understanding of local laws, cultural and market demands, His experience in investing in disruptive startups, coupled with strong financial industry experience from trading to debt financing and equity research has also made him a well recognized and respected quant.

Being a mentor to entrepreneurs building technology-based businesses is Arun’s greatest passion. He is driven by the desire to make a positive impact through helping the entrepreneurs building and scaling businesses focused on new energy sources, achieving petroleum independence, building sustainable medical ecosystems, and promoting pragmatic approaches to environmentalism.

Additionally, he has taken a special interest in micro-finance as a poverty alleviation tool, because of his fervent dedication to social entrepreneurship. He is a supporter of many micro-finance organizations in India, Africa and the Middle East, and is actively building software companies to help them manage and grow in these regions.

Vatsal KHULLAR

Senior Investment Specialist

Vatsal Khullar

Vatsal Khullar is a member of the Financial Investors Initiative at Invest India. As part of the Initiative, Vatsal worked on designing and developing India’s first portal to promote opportunities in stressed assets, valued at $150 Billion. He works on attracting institutional investment in India by analyzing investor strategy and curating investment opportunities. Vatsal leads the Roads and Highways Sector at Invest India and works closely with the Project Development Cell at the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to further propel investments in the sector. He also leads the Germany Team and facilitates investments from other Eastern European countries. As part of the Germany Team, he also spearheads the execution of the G-2-G Indo-German Fast Track Mechanism, with over 87% of the issues resolved.

Vatsal has previously worked with PRS Legislative Research, tracking macro-economic policy and financial sector regulation. He has worked on key legislation and published research briefs on those including the Goods and Services Tax, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, among others. Vatsal has closely analyzed financial position of Indian states and published two annual reports comparing 20+ states, and authored analyses of state budgets. He has briefed federal and state legislators and deposed before the Joint Committee of Parliament on the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, with inputs on strengthening the regulatory framework. Vatsal has also briefly worked on a research project on the ‘Encryption Framework in India’ in collaboration with NASSCOM, at The Quantum Hub.

Vatsal holds a Bachelor’s in Business Studies from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, University of Delhi.

KOK Chee Wai

Co-Head

Kok Chee Wai
Chee Wai is Co-Head of the Financial Services Department and, separately, Co-Head of Allen & Gledhill’s regional Energy, Infrastructure & Projects Practice, and Co-Head of the Firm’s Banking & Finance Practice. Chee Wai has broad and deep experience in domestic and international financing. His general banking and finance practice includes acting for lenders and major corporates on domestic and cross-border syndicated loans, structured and acquisition financing and debt restructuring. He also regularly acts for banks and sponsors on limited recourse project financing in various sectors and has acted in many of the PPP and other infrastructure projects in Singapore and in the region.

Victoria KWAKWA

Regional Vice President

Victoria Kwakwa

Victoria Kwakwa was appointed World Bank Regional Vice President for East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) in April 2016. Prior to this appointment, she was World Bank Country Director for Vietnam. In her role as Regional Vice President for East Asia and the Pacific, Ms. Kwakwa leads the World Bank’s engagement in the 23-member countries in the region focusing on private sector led growth, human capital development and inclusion, and sustainable and resilient development.

Under Ms. Kwakwa’s leadership, the World Bank’s EAP region has given strategic priority to how countries in EAP move to higher productivity growth models, including through effective use of technology; addressing childhood stunting and improving learning outcomes; transitioning to cleaner energy paths and tackling the growing problem of marine debris. She has also focused on deepening partnership with regional bodies such as ASEAN and with other development actors in the region.

Ms. Kwakwa has led work on a range of economic policy issues such as economic competitiveness, fiscal management notably in resource rich economies and fiscal decentralization.

Since joining the World Bank as a Young Professional, Ms. Kwakwa has had several successful assignments as economist, country manager and country director in East Asia and in Africa. She has extensive field experience in Nigeria, Rwanda and Vietnam.

Ashok LAVASA

Vice President

Ashok Lavasa

Mr. Ashok Lavasa is the Vice President for Private Sector Operations and Public Private Partnerships with the Asian Development Bank. Prior to joining ADB in September 2020, he was an Election Commissioner in India from January 2018 to August 2020.

He served for nearly four decades with various government agencies in India including as Union Finance Secretary, Secretary Environment & Climate Change and Secretary Civil Aviation. He also served as Additional Secretary and Special Secretary for Power. As a senior member of the Indian Administrative Service, he advanced public policy and program implementation initiatives covering the finance, power, environment and climate change, civil aviation, infrastructure, and tourism sectors. He led the official Indian delegation for climate change negotiations for the Paris Agreement at COP21.

He completed M. Phil. from Madras University (India), MBA from Southern Cross University (Australia) and MA (English) from Delhi University (India).

Chau Ee LEE

Chairman

Chau Ee Lee
For more than 25 years since qualification, Chau Ee has specialised as a construction and engineering lawyer. He possesses an MSc in Construction Management (Project Management). He has a cradle to grave international construction, energy and infrastructure practice, having lived and worked in London, Dubai and Beijing, advising and acting for clients on legal, contractual, technical and operational issues from conception to completion of a project life cycle, with a particular emphasis on project development and dispute management including project dispute avoidance and international arbitration. He is the current Chairman of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore) and is one of the authors of the recently published book “ASEAN and the Belt and Road Initiative: Connectivity through Law and Commerce”. He is now a Singapore based partner of Addleshaw Goddard LLP and heads its International Construction & Engineering practice in Asia.

Philip LEE

Vice President

Philip Lee

Philip is the Segment Lead for Water & Wastewater industry in Asia Pacific.

Philip has held numerous leadership roles across engineering, sales and business development in the region.

Working alongside government and industry organizations, he has lead ABB’s effort to spearhead adoption of digital technologies in the water industry.

George Lim

Chairman

George Lim

George Lim was called to the Bar in Singapore in 1981, and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2010. He was President of the Law Society of Singapore between 1998-1999. In January 2017, George was appointed Chairman of the Singapore International Mediation Centre.

George is on the panel of arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). He is the Dispute Resolution Counsellor of the National Electricity Market of Singapore, and manages the dispute management process of the electricity market.

George served as the first chairman of the Asian Mediation Association (2009–2010). In 2013, he co-chaired a working group, appointed by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon and the Ministry of Law, to make recommendations on developing Singapore into a centre for international commercial mediation.

George was Singapore’s mediation consultant to UNCITRAL Working Group II, which led to the adoption of the Singapore Convention on Mediation. In October 2019, he was appointed to the Roster of Panel Chairs of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on Dispute Settlement.

George is the co-editor of Mediation in Singapore: A Practical Guide. In 2020, he was identified by The International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation as being among 429 of the world’s leading commercial mediators and was named a global thought leader in mediation. According to Who’s Who: “George Lim, SC is a leading light in the Singaporean ADR scene, and has mediated over 500 disputes, including several complex, cross-border commercial matters”.

Audra LOW

CEO

Audra Low

Audra has overall responsibility for strategic leadership for the company and performance of the business. Since joining Clifford Capital at its inception in 2012 as Head of Origination and Structuring, Audra had spearheaded the growth of the Clifford Capital franchise in the relevant project and asset finance markets across the sectors covered by the company.

She brings with her a wealth of experience working with Singapore-based companies on infrastructure projects locally and overseas. Prior to Clifford Capital, she spent 12 years in project finance with HSBC, playing a key role in the origination and financing of numerous award-winning projects in South East Asia, both as financial advisor and lead arranger.

Audra has an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University.

Subash NARAYANAN

Managing Director and Head of Project Finance

Subash Narayanan

Subash has more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry with 20 years in infrastructure and structured financing. He started off his career in trade finance and corporate banking before moving into structured finance. Subash has worked as advisor, arranger and structurer on deals in the power, infrastructure, and oil and gas sectors in Asia Pacific, with cross-jurisdictional experience in India, Europe, Australia, and Singapore. His execution expertise includes ECA financing and multilateral schemes to complement senior commercial bank debt.

Subash was part of the team that helped set up Clifford Capital and part of the steering committee for the establishment of the DBS Australian Branch. He has been an integral part of the APLMA Project Finance sub-committee for Singapore and Asia and has participated as a guest speaker and panellist across various conferences in Asia.

Prior to DBS, he worked with ANZ and Standard Chartered Bank. Subash Narayanan holds a MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and B.Tech from Regional Engineering College, Calicut.

David MARSH

Chairman and Co-Founder

David MARSH

David Marsh is Chairman and Co-Founder of OMFIF. Before starting at OMFIF in late 2009, he worked for City merchant bank Robert Fleming, corporate finance boutique Hawkpoint, German management consultancy Droege and London investment firm London & Oxford. Marsh took over the chairmanship from John Plender on 1 January 2018 having been Managing Director since 2014. He moved to a non-executive role following John Orchard’s appointment as Chief Executive effective 1 January 2020.

Marsh is a Board Member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany, and visiting Professor at Sheffield University and King’s College London. He is former co-founder, chairman and deputy chairman of the German-British Forum. He was made Commander of the British Empire in 2000 and was awarded the German Order of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz) in 2003.

He started his career at Reuters in 1973 having graduated with a BA in chemistry from The Queen’s College Oxford. Between 1978 and 1995 he worked for the Financial Times in France and Germany, latterly as European Editor in London. Marsh has written six books: Six Days in in September – Black Wednesday, Brexit and the Making of Europe (2017, with William Keegan and Richard Roberts); Europe’s Deadlock: How the Crisis Could Be Solved – And Why It Won’t Happen (2013); The Euro – The Politics of the New Global Currency (2009 – re-released in 2011 as The Battle for the New Global Currency); Germany and Europe – The Crisis of Unity (1994); The Bundesbank – The Bank that Rules Europe (1992); and Germany – Rich, Bothered and Divided (1989 – re-released in 1990 as The New Germany.

Scott MINERD

Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer

Scott Minerd
As Chairman of Guggenheim Investments and Global Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Minerd guides the Firm’s investment strategies and leads its research on global macroeconomics. Mr. Minerd is also a founding Managing Partner of Guggenheim Partners. Prior to joining Guggenheim Partners, Mr. Minerd was a Managing Director for Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. Mr. Minerd serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets, the International Monetary Fund’s External Advisory Group, the Board of Overseers at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and the board of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. He received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and completed graduate work at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Kai NGIAN

Co-Head, Origination & Structuring Infrastructure

Kai Ngian

Kai jointly leads client coverage, and deal origination, structuring and execution for Clifford Capital with a focus on the infrastructure sector.

He has over 12 years’ experience in project and structured finance, with roles at Mizuho Bank, DBS and Singapore Power. During this time, Kai led financial advisory and lending transactions for a wide range of projects covering power (conventional and renewables), natural resources (oil and gas, LNG) and infrastructure.

Kai holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge, as well as a Master of Business Law from the University of Sydney.

PANG Yee Ean

CEO

Pang Yee Ean

Yee Ean is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Surbana Jurong Capital, an investment platform of Surbana Jurong Group that focuses on financing of infrastructure and urban development. Surbana Jurong Capital leverages on the extensive engineering skills and development network of Surbana Jurong Group (SJ), which has over 70 years of track record, a workforce of 16,500 engineering and urban professionals, and more than 120 offices globally.

Prior to this appointment, Yee Ean was Director General of Investment Operations in AIIB, where he strategically identified and executed infrastructure investments in Asia. He also held various senior positions at Ascendas, including Senior Vice President in charge of Real Estates Funds where he co-led the SGX listing of a S$700 million market value Ascendas Hospitality Trust, and Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Ascendas Services Pte Ltd, where he oversaw the asset management of Ascendas’ industrial and commercial developments in both listed and non-listed entities in Singapore.

Shailesh PATHAK

Co-Chair, FICCI Transport Infrastructure Committee and Head - Special Initiatives, Development Projects, Larsen & Toubro

Shailesh PATHAK

Mr. Shailesh Pathak is Head-Special Initiatives, Development Projects at Larsen & Toubro Ltd, Mumbai. He has over 3 decades of experience shared evenly between the private sector and Government of India's IAS (Indian Administrative Service) and has been CEO/MD of large companies in both private and government sectors.

He has 360-degree experience in infrastructure finance and execution. He has worked in private equity investing and fundraising (both national and global), project finance, project structuring, preparation and appraisal, and investment banking, as well as project construction and operation of a large infrastructure asset platform across transport and energy. He has also worked on infrastructure project development in African countries.

Since 2016, he has been part of the Finance & Infrastructure Task Force in B20, the business group of G20 nations, currently G20 Italy 2021. He is co-chair of the BRICS Business Council's Infrastructure Working Group 2021, apart from affiliations with leading Indian business chambers.

He completed his MBA from IIM Calcutta and his B Com (Hons) from SRCC Delhi. He also has an LLB and a Diploma in Business Finance. He attended a leadership program at Said Business School, University of Oxford in 2011.

Vivek PATHAK

Director

Vivek Pathak

Vivek Pathak is IFC’s Global Head and Director of Climate Business.

In this role, he facilitates business growth, provides thought leadership, new product development and facilitates all work related to climate business. He is responsible for identifying new business opportunities for climate business and facilitating the mobilization of capital into this space.

Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Pathak was IFC’s Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific, leading advisory and investment operations across 18 countries, which in fiscal year 2020 reached US$4.2 billion in long-term investments, including funds mobilized from other investors. He has extensive emerging markets experience in principal investments, restructuring and risk management. Earlier in his career, Mr. Pathak was Global Head and Director for Investment and Credit Risk, responsible for global coverage of credit risk, investment risk, integrity risk, pricing and credit/equity training. Prior to that he oversaw IFC’s portfolio in the Middle East and North Africa and led business development in frontier markets in the Middle East and North Africa.

Before IFC, Mr. Pathak worked at Bank of America and ABN AMRO Bank in new business and risk management.

Mohan PILLAY

Partner

Mohan Pillay

Mohan is Head of the Singapore Joint Law Venture of Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP. He is jointly qualified in Singapore, and England and Wales, with over 30 years’ experience in advisory, commercial litigation and regional arbitration work, particularly in infrastructure projects.

Mohan is a Senior Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law, and has advised clients on complex disputes over major infrastructure projects across Asia, under ICC, UNCITRAL, SIAC and other arbitration rules. He has appeared as Lead Counsel, both before arbitration tribunals, as well as the High Court and Court of Appeal in Singapore. Mohan is a Chartered Arbitrator and has been appointed Arbitrator (both sole and presiding) in domestic and international matters, and was a member of the Working Group under the Singapore Ministry of Law that developed the 2018 Singapore Infrastructure Dispute-Management Protocol.

Mohan is the General Editor of the Singapore Arbitration Journal, a twice yearly publication of SIArb launched in 2019, co-published with the Singapore Academy of Law. He is also regularly ranked as a leading practitioner in legal publications including ranking as a Leading Individual for International Arbitration in Singapore by Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Govind N.S PURI

Lead

Govind N.S Puri

Govind leads the Railways and Urban Transportation Sector at Invest India and works closely with the Project Development Cell at the Ministry of Railways and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to further propel investments. He has worked extensively on major recent PPP projects in Railways including Passenger Train Operations, Station Redevelopment, and Dedicated Freight Corridors.

Govind is also a member of the Financial Investors Initiative at Invest India, wherein he has worked on India’s first portal to promote opportunities in stressed assets, valued at $150 billion. He works on attracting institutional investment in India by analyzing investor strategy and curating investment opportunities.

Govind has previously worked with The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and worked towards the vision of implementing the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, an initiative to make India the ‘Skill Capital’ of the world, through fund raising and end to end project implementation of projects across the country.

Govind holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Toronto, Canada.

Ludger SCHUKNECHT

Visiting Professor

Ludger SCHUKNECHT

Ludger Schuknecht is Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. Previously, he was Deputy Secretary-General at the OECD and Director General, G20 Deputy and Chief Economist at the German Federal Ministry of Finance. He also held posts at the European Central Bank, the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund.

His research interests include international finance and fiscal policy, expenditure policies and the role of the state. His books include Public Spending and the Role of the State: History, Performance, Risk and Remedies (November 2020) and Public Spending in the 20th Century: A Global Perspective, co-authored with Vito Tanzi (2000), both published by Cambridge University Press and Trade Protection in the European Union (Harwood Academic Publishers, 1992).

Mia Mary SEBASTIAN

Deputy Executive Director

Mia Sebastian
Mia Sebastian is a Deputy Executive Director of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center of the Philippines. She leads the development of PPP projects and management of a revolving fund for hiring of consultants. Prior to her current role, she worked in finance and law in London and Manila. Mia holds an MBA degree from London Business School and degrees in Law and Business Economics from the University of the Philippines.

SHEN Min

Deputy General Manager, GIF Advisory Council Member

Shen Min

Ms. Shen Min, Deputy General Manager of Global Finance Department, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Senior Accountant.

Global Finance Department is the professional operating division of ICBC for global investment and financing. It’s main business focus is in providing financing for sectors like export credit, global power and resources, cross-border merger and acquisition, international syndication, infrastructure, global manufacturing and lease, aircraft, shipping and meeting various financial demands for the clients.

Ms. Shen Min has served in ICBC for over 28 years and has rich professional and management experience in energy and power financing, aircraft and shipping financing, international syndication and export credit.

Ms. Shen Min also represents ICBC as the only Chinese institution in the Advisory Committee of Global Infrastructure Facility(GIF) in World Bank. GIF is a multilateral cooperation mechanism which is dedicated to supporting infrastructure projects in emerging markets and developing countries, including power, transportation, telecommunications, water and public health. The managing director and Chief Financial Officer of the World Bank Group serves as the co-chairman of GIF.

Ms. Shen Min graduated from The London School of Economics and Political Science and has a master’s degree in accounting and finance.

Sharad SOMANI

Partner

Sharad Somani

Sharad is Partner and ASPAC Head of Infrastructure for KPMG. He brings over 20 years of experience in the infrastructure industry covering transport and utilities sectors. His skill set includes end-to-end project advisory across the project lifecycle. His passion is to help bring technology and innovative financing for better infrastructure delivery.

Sharad has been advising various government and private sector clients in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions. He has worked extensively with utilities and transport projects including water sector PPPs in Singapore (NEWater and Desalination projects); waste management projects in Singapore (Waste to energy PPPs); procured 2GW of aggregate solar IPPs in the Bahrain, Dubai, Indonesia and Vietnam; electricity utility restructuring / regulatory advisory in Brunei, India, Singapore, and Vietnam; airport projects in Indonesia and Thailand.

Sharad started his career as a power plant engineer before joining an investment bank and later an international infrastructure developer before joining KPMG.

Sharad is electronics engineer with an MBA in Finance.

Kevin TAN

Partner

Kevin Tan
Kevin has a broad-based disputes practice focused on commercial litigation and international arbitration. Kevin has acted in a wide variety of disputes including oil and gas, shipping, investor against state, employment and fraud. Prior to entering private practice, Kevin served as a Justices’ Law Clerk and Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court and a Deputy Public Prosecutor/ Deputy Senior State Counsel in the Attorney-General’s Chambers. Kevin was recently appointed as an assessor by the Minister for Law under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act to resolve disputes falling within the ambit of the said Act.”

Seth TAN

Executive Director

Seth Tan
Seth is the Executive Director of Infrastructure Asia, which is a project facilitation office under the Singapore government. Set up by Enterprise Singapore and the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the office aims to harness the network and collective capabilities of public sector agencies and private sector firms, and partner stakeholders across the region to meet Asia’s infrastructure needs. Prior to his role as head of the Infrastructure Asia office, he has helmed leadership roles in DBS Bank, BNP Paribas, Standard Bank, and Babcock & Brown, and was based overseas in China, Australia, Hong Kong. Over his 23 years involvement in the infrastructure sector, he has worked on various opportunities across various infrastructure sub-segments.

TAY Kiat Seng

Executive Chairman and CEO

Tay Kiat Seng

Mr Tay Kiat Seng is the Executive Chairman and CEO of Memiontec Holdings Limited, listed on the SGX-ST since March 2020. Mr Tay co-founded Memiontec in 1992.

As Executive Chairman and CEO of the Group, Mr Tay is responsible for overseeing its business performance and direction as well as formulating, developing and overseeing the execution of business strategies for growth and expansion. He also drives the Group’s business growth and is directly responsible for growing the Group’s foreign subsidiaries in Indonesia and the PRC.

Mr Tay has over 31 years of experience in the water treatment industry. Under his leadership, Mr Tay has grown and expanded Memiontec’s footprint into Indonesia where it has become a leading player in the water industry. In 2020, he secured 3 prominent TSEPC projects in Indonesia in Makassar, Jambi and Palembang; and another BOOT project at Pekan Baru, collaborating with prominent civil engineering and infrastructure companies.

TSE Yau Shing

Director

TSE Yau Shing

Tse obtained his civil engineering degree from Leeds University and has 39 years of experience, all in water and environmental engineering.

Tse started his career in 1982 with the then Ministry of the Environment cleaning up Singapore River. He joined Binnies Singapore in 1990 and have been working for the same company since. He has a long history with PUB, and has worked on numerous water and used water infrastructure projects in Singapore including some PPP initiatives such as SingSpring Desalination Plant and Changi NEWater Plant 1.

Tse has worked in many SE Asia countries and spent 10 years of his professional life in China. For the past 3 years he has been active in Manila assisting Manila Water in implementing a range of water supply and used water projects.

Luca TONELLO

Head of Asia, Global Structured Finance

Luca Tonello

Luca Tonello leads one of Asia’s most respected teams engaged in capital raising and advisory for the infrastructure and energy sectors at SMBC. He oversees a multi-billion dollars Asia focused portfolio with exposure to sustainable energy, power, infrastructure and natural resources. Over the last decade, Mr. Tonello and his team have contributed to the development of critical infrastructure in Asia. For its contribution, the team has received several prestigious industry awards and recognitions, most recently the 2018 Asia Pacific Bank of the Year by Project Finance International and 2018 Asia Pacific Financial Adviser of the Year by IJGlobal.

Besides chairing the Finance Committee of ICCS over the last two years, Mr. Tonello was recently invited to join the alliance board of Infrastructure Asia (IA), a government initiative aimed at developing Singapore as the infrastructure hub in ASEAN. Mr. Tonello is committed to supporting the infrastructure finance industry in Asia as Chairman of the Project Finance Committee of the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) and as board member of the International Project Finance Association (IPFA). He has contributed to several working groups on infrastructure development and financing promoted by the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Asia Development Bank (ADB), the Infrastructure Finance Facilitation Office (IFFO) of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Indonesia Minister of Finance, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the OECD Organization to name a few.

Mr. Tonello graduated in Mechanical Engineering with a major in energy. He spent the early part of his banking career in London where he also graduated from the London Business School with a Master in Finance before moving to Singapore.

Justice Sir Vivian RAMSEY

International Judge

Vivian Ramsey

Sir Vivian Ramsey studied engineering science and economics at Oxford before qualifying as a chartered civil engineer.

He studied law at the City University and qualified as a barrister. He became a QC and head of Keating Chambers in London and had an extensive international practice dealing with construction, IT, technology and infrastructure disputes.

He was appointed as an English High Court judge and was judge in charge of the Technology and Construction Court from 2007 to 2010.

He is now an International Judge in the Singapore International Commercial Court. He also continues to act as an arbitrator, mediator, expert and dispute board member around the world. He is a Visiting Professor at King's College, London and he edits Keating on Construction Contracts, now in its 11th edition.

Nicholas WONG

Co-Head

Nicholas Wong
Nicholas is the co-head of Clifford Chance’s Worldwide Projects Group. He has over 25 years’ experience advising on project development and financing, energy regulation, bankability of project structures, joint ventures, PPP and procurement. Nicholas acts for sponsors, banks, export credit agencies, multilateral financial institutions and development banks on all aspects of energy, natural resources, petrochemicals, mining, industrial, infrastructure, transportation and PFI/PPP projects in the Americas, Asia, Western, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

ZHANG Lei

Founder and CEO

Zhang Lei

Lei Zhang founded Envision Group in 2007. With the mission “to Solve the Challenges for a Sustainable Future”, Envision is committed to creating a world of beautiful energy. As one of the world's leading greentech company, Envision designs, sells and operates smart wind turbines through Envision Energy, AIoT-powered batteries through Envision AESC and the world’s largest AIoT operating system through Envision Digital. It also owns a leading Formula E team, Envision Virgin Racing. Envision is an innovation powerhouse, leveraging a global network of R&D and engineering centers covering the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Lei Zhang was named as one of the “Top 10 Sino-U.S. Innovators of the Year” by Forbes China. Under his leadership, Envision was named as one of “China’s 50 Business Pioneers -- Defining the Future” in 2016 by Fortune China, and was featured on the cover of the magazine. In June 2019, Envision ranked in the top 10 of MIT Technology Review's “50 Smartest Companies” list.

Lei Zhang graduated from the London School of Economics.

Maria Lerma L Advincula

Maria Lerma ADVINCULA

Director
Harsh Agrawal

Harsh AGRAWAL

Partner
Rahul Agarwal

Rahul AGARWAL

Co-Heads, Real Estate, Infrastructure and Financial Investors Initiative
Joachim von Amsberg

Joachim von AMSBERG

Vice President
Nitin Apte

Nitin APTE

CEO
Boon Chin Hau

BOON Chin Hau

Managing Director
Cyril Cabanes

Cyril CABANES

Managing Director
Isabel Chatterton

Isabel CHATTERTON

Regional Industry Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Asia and Pacific
Eugene Cheng

Eugene CHENG

Group Chief Financial Officer
Cheong Koon Hean

CHEONG Koon Hean

Chairman
Daryl Chew

Daryl CHEW

Partner
Chia Kim Huat

CHIA Kim Huat

Regional Head
Sanjeev Dasgupta

Sanjeev DASGUPTA

CEO
José Julio Figueroa

José Julio FIGUEROA

Chief Legal Officer
Benjamin Goss

Benjamin GOSS

Head of Legal
Keiko Honda

Keiko HONDA

Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Adjunct Professor
Arun Kant

Arun KANT

CEO
Vatsal Khullar

Vatsal KHULLAR

Senior Investment Specialist
Kok Chee Wai

KOK Chee Wai

Co-Head
Victoria Kwakwa

Victoria KWAKWA

Regional Vice President
Ashok Lavasa

Ashok LAVASA

Vice President
Chau Ee Lee

Chau Ee LEE

Chairman
Philip Lee

Philip LEE

Vice President
George Lim

George Lim

Chairman
Audra Low

Audra LOW

CEO
Subash Narayanan

Subash NARAYANAN

Managing Director and Head of Project Finance
David MARSH

David MARSH

Chairman and Co-Founder
Scott Minerd

Scott MINERD

Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer
Kai Ngian

Kai NGIAN

Co-Head, Origination & Structuring Infrastructure
Pang Yee Ean

PANG Yee Ean

CEO
Shailesh PATHAK

Shailesh PATHAK

Co-Chair, FICCI Transport Infrastructure Committee and Head - Special Initiatives, Development Projects, Larsen & Toubro
Vivek Pathak

Vivek PATHAK

Director
Mohan Pillay

Mohan PILLAY

Partner
Govind N.S Puri

Govind N.S PURI

Lead
Ludger SCHUKNECHT

Ludger SCHUKNECHT

Visiting Professor
Mia Sebastian

Mia Mary SEBASTIAN

Deputy Executive Director
Shen Min

SHEN Min

Deputy General Manager, GIF Advisory Council Member
Sharad Somani

Sharad SOMANI

Partner
Kevin Tan

Kevin TAN

Partner
Seth Tan

Seth TAN

Executive Director
Tay Kiat Seng

TAY Kiat Seng

Executive Chairman and CEO
TSE Yau Shing

TSE Yau Shing

Director
Luca Tonello

Luca TONELLO

Head of Asia, Global Structured Finance
Vivian Ramsey

Justice Sir Vivian RAMSEY

International Judge
Nicholas Wong

Nicholas WONG

Co-Head
Zhang Lei

ZHANG Lei

Founder and CEO
Maria Lerma L Advincula

Maria Lerma ADVINCULA

Director
Harsh Agrawal

Harsh AGRAWAL

Partner
Rahul Agarwal

Rahul AGARWAL

Co-Heads, Real Estate, Infrastructure and Financial Investors Initiative
Joachim von Amsberg

Joachim von AMSBERG

Vice President
Nitin Apte

Nitin APTE

CEO
Boon Chin Hau

BOON Chin Hau

Managing Director
Cyril Cabanes

Cyril CABANES

Managing Director
Isabel Chatterton

Isabel CHATTERTON

Regional Industry Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Asia and Pacific
Eugene Cheng

Eugene CHENG

Group Chief Financial Officer
Cheong Koon Hean

CHEONG Koon Hean

Chairman
Daryl Chew

Daryl CHEW

Partner
Chia Kim Huat

CHIA Kim Huat

Regional Head
Sanjeev Dasgupta

Sanjeev DASGUPTA

CEO
José Julio Figueroa

José Julio FIGUEROA

Chief Legal Officer
Benjamin Goss

Benjamin GOSS

Head of Legal
Keiko Honda

Keiko HONDA

Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Adjunct Professor
Arun Kant

Arun KANT

CEO
Vatsal Khullar

Vatsal KHULLAR

Senior Investment Specialist
Kok Chee Wai

KOK Chee Wai

Co-Head
Victoria Kwakwa

Victoria KWAKWA

Regional Vice President
Ashok Lavasa

Ashok LAVASA

Vice President
Chau Ee Lee

Chau Ee LEE

Chairman
Philip Lee

Philip LEE

Vice President
George Lim

George Lim

Chairman
Audra Low

Audra LOW

CEO
Subash Narayanan

Subash NARAYANAN

Managing Director and Head of Project Finance
David MARSH

David MARSH

Chairman and Co-Founder
Scott Minerd

Scott MINERD

Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer
Kai Ngian

Kai NGIAN

Co-Head, Origination & Structuring Infrastructure
Pang Yee Ean

PANG Yee Ean

CEO
Shailesh PATHAK

Shailesh PATHAK

Co-Chair, FICCI Transport Infrastructure Committee and Head - Special Initiatives, Development Projects, Larsen & Toubro
Vivek Pathak

Vivek PATHAK

Director
Mohan Pillay

Mohan PILLAY

Partner
Govind N.S Puri

Govind N.S PURI

Lead
Ludger SCHUKNECHT

Ludger SCHUKNECHT

Visiting Professor
Mia Sebastian

Mia Mary SEBASTIAN

Deputy Executive Director
Shen Min

SHEN Min

Deputy General Manager, GIF Advisory Council Member
Sharad Somani

Sharad SOMANI

Partner
Kevin Tan

Kevin TAN

Partner
Seth Tan

Seth TAN

Executive Director
Tay Kiat Seng

TAY Kiat Seng

Executive Chairman and CEO
TSE Yau Shing

TSE Yau Shing

Director
Luca Tonello

Luca TONELLO

Head of Asia, Global Structured Finance
Vivian Ramsey

Justice Sir Vivian RAMSEY

International Judge
Nicholas Wong

Nicholas WONG

Co-Head
Zhang Lei

ZHANG Lei

Founder and CEO

Ministry of Finance

Co-organiser

MOF

The Ministry of Finance aims to advance the well-being and development of Singapore through Finance. The Ministry strives to achieve a balanced budget through prudent and sustainable fiscal policies, foster a regulatory environment conducive to business and enterprise, ensure prudent investment of the Government's reserves and other public funds, and set policies for government procurement, customs regulation, accounting standards and business regulation.

We achieve this together with our departments (Accountant-General’s Department, Singapore Customs and Vital), and statutory boards/bodies (Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Tote Board and Singapore Accountancy Commission). For more information, please visit https://www.mof.gov.sg/

Enterprise Singapore

Co-organiser

ESG

Enterprise Singapore is the government agency championing enterprise development. The agency works with committed companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalise.

It also supports the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and startups, and builds trust in Singapore’s products and services through quality and standards.

Visit https://www.enterprisesg.gov.sg/ for more information.

Monetary Authority of Singapore

Co-organiser

MAS
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is Singapore’s central bank and integrated financial regulator. As a central bank, MAS promotes sustained, non-inflationary economic growth through the conduct of monetary policy and close macroeconomic surveillance and analysis. It manages Singapore’s exchange rate, official foreign reserves, and liquidity in the banking sector. As an integrated financial supervisor, MAS fosters a sound financial services sector through its prudential oversight of all financial institutions in Singapore – banks, insurers, capital market intermediaries, financial advisors, and stock exchanges. It is also responsible for well-functioning financial markets, sound conduct, and investor education. MAS also works with the financial industry to promote Singapore as a dynamic international financial centre. It facilitates the development of infrastructure, adoption of technology, and upgrading of skills in the financial industry.

Infrastructure Asia

Co-organiser

IA
Infrastructure Asia supports Asia’s social and economic growth through infrastructure development.
 
The organisation match-makes organisations that are domain experts in their respective fields with regional governments, firms and multilateral development banks. At the same time, it brings various industry stakeholders across the value chain together to explore project opportunities in Asia.

Infrastructure Asia is set up by Enterprise Singapore and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
MOF

Ministry of Finance

Co-organiser
ESG

Enterprise Singapore

Co-organiser
MAS

Monetary Authority of Singapore

Co-organiser
IA

Infrastructure Asia

Co-organiser
MOF

Ministry of Finance

Co-organiser
ESG

Enterprise Singapore

Co-organiser
MAS

Monetary Authority of Singapore

Co-organiser
IA

Infrastructure Asia

Co-organiser

World Bank Group

Strategic Partner

World Bank Group

Established in 1944, the World Bank Group consists of five organizations: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The first two, IBRD and IDA, together make up the World Bank, which is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.

The World Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030: End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.90 a day to no more than 3%; promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country. 

The World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with more than 120 offices worldwide. For more information please visit https://www.worldbank.org/.

World Bank Group

World Bank Group

Strategic Partner
World Bank Group

World Bank Group

Strategic Partner

High Commission of Canada

Country partner

High commission of Canada

Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is the department of the Government of Canada that manages Canada's diplomatic and consular relations, encourages Canadian international trade, and leads Canada's international development and humanitarian assistance. It is also responsible for maintaining Canadian government offices abroad such as the High Commission of Canada in Singapore whose role is to represent Canadian interests in the economic, cultural and commercial fields.

The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), which is part of GAC, promotes Canada's economic interests in global markets by engaging in a range of activities providing Canadian clients with practical advice on foreign markets and on-the-ground intelligence to help them make better, timely and cost-effective decisions in order to achieve their goals. The TCS team at the High Commission of Canada in Singapore also facilitates R&D collaboration and technology transfer as well as inward and outward investments.

High commission of Canada

High Commission of Canada

Country partner
High commission of Canada

High Commission of Canada

Country partner

Knowledge Partner

KPMG

Knowledge Partner

KPMG
KPMG in Singapore is part of a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. With 227,000 people in the network working together to deliver value in 146 countries and territories, we offer a globally-consistent standard of service based on professional capabilities, industry insight and local knowledge. Our industry focus helps KPMG firms’ professionals develop a rich understanding of clients' businesses and the insight, skills and resources required to address industry-specific issues and opportunities.
KPMG

KPMG

Knowledge Partner
KPMG

KPMG

Knowledge Partner

DBS Bank

Platinum Partner

DBS

DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia with a presence in 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings are among the highest in the world. 

Recognised for its global leadership, DBS has been named “World’s Best Bank” by Euromoney, “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker and “Best Bank in the World” by Global Finance. The bank is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, having been named “World’s Best Digital Bank” award by Global Finance for 12 consecutive years from 2009 to 2020.

DBS provides a full range of services in consumer, SME and corporate banking. As a bank born and bred in Asia, DBS understands the intricacies of doing business in the region’s most dynamic markets. DBS is committed to building lasting relationships with customers, and positively impacting communities through supporting social enterprises, as it banks the Asian way. It has also established a SGD 50 million foundation to strengthen its corporate social responsibility efforts in Singapore and across Asia.

With its extensive network of operations in Asia and emphasis on engaging and empowering its staff, DBS presents exciting career opportunities.

For more information, please visit www.dbs.com.

ICBC

Platinum Partner

ICBC

ICBC Singapore Branch, the first overseas institution of ICBC, was established in 1993. It was awarded Qualifying Full Bank License by MAS in 2012. ICBC Singapore offers a full-fledged suite of financial products and services, including retail banking, credit cards, corporate banking, institutional banking, investment banking, private banking, cash management, asset management and asset cusody, RMB clearing and etc.

In 2013, ICBC Singapore Branch was appointed by The People’s Bank of China as the first RMB Clearing Bank outside Greater China and the sole RMB Clearing Bank in Singapore.

DBS

DBS Bank

Platinum Partner
ICBC

ICBC

Platinum Partner
DBS

DBS Bank

Platinum Partner
ICBC

ICBC

Platinum Partner

China Construction Bank

Gold Partner

China Construction Bank

China Construction Bank (CCB) is a Fortune 500 company that ranks second among global banks by Tier 1 capital. The Bank has more than 200 overseas entities across 6 continents, employing 347,000 + professionals. In China, the Bank has close to 15,000 branches. CCB's global structure and team culture allow the Bank to offer customised project finance solutions by leveraging its network and strong understandings of its clients. CCB provides a full range of financial services to its clients participating in infrastructure projects in Asia, Oceania, Europe and Americas.

CCB's regional project finance team is head quartered in Singapore, where projects in the ASEAN market is a key focus area for the Bank. Coverage from Singapore team also includes south-Asian countries such as Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. The Bank provides end to end transaction advice to its clients to successfully deliver large and complex infrastructure projects, bringing extensive experience in financial structuring and optimisation, risk analysis and debt finance raising for greenfield and brownfield projects, refinancing and secondary market transactions. With a portfolio of renewables, power, transport and social infrastructure assets, CCB continues its priority support in these infrastructure sub-sectors and "Belt and Road” initiatives within the region.

China Construction Bank

China Construction Bank

Gold Partner
China Construction Bank

China Construction Bank

Gold Partner

Clifford Capital Pte. Ltd.

Silver Partner

Clifford Capital

Clifford Capital is a specialist provider of structured finance solutions established with support from the Government of Singapore to help Singapore companies and companies with a nexus to Singapore to grow internationally and capture new business in the global market place.

Clifford Capital offers competitive and bespoke project finance, asset-backed and other structured debt financing solutions for eligible Singapore-based companies in support of their overseas investments or exports in the infrastructure, offshore marine and shipping sectors. Since its inception in 2012, the company has committed over US$3 billion to various projects around the world including Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Central and South America.

As a non-bank financial institution with a unique business model, Clifford Capital is well-positioned to offer competitive financing solutions to clients, particularly in terms of longer maturities for senior debt and flexible debt product offerings across the capital structure.

Clifford Capital is a subsidiary of Clifford Capital Holdings, a Singapore-headquartered specialist financing and distribution platform for real assets globally across the debt capital structure.

Surbana Jurong Private Limited

Silver Partner

Surbana Jurong

Surbana Jurong Group is a global urban, infrastructure and managed services consulting firm, with over 70 years of track record in successful project delivery. Headquartered in Singapore, the group has a global talent pool of over 16,000 across Surbana Jurong and our member companies AETOS, Atelier Ten, B+H, KTP, Prostruct, RBG, SAA, Sino-Sun and SMEC, based in more than 120 offices in over 40 countries. They include architects, designers, planners, engineers and other specialists driven by progressive thinking and creative ideas to shape a better future.

Our technical experts deliver sustainable solutions that cover the entire project life cycle from planning and design, through to delivery and management, as well as decommissioning and closure. We provide a full suite of multidisciplinary consultancy services across a diverse range of sectors including aviation, healthcare, hospitality, transport, energy, water and the environment.

Surbana Jurong has built more than a million homes in Singapore, created master plans in more than 30 countries and developed over 100 industrial parks globally. Our tag line “Building Cities, Shaping Lives” expresses how every project or undertaking is, for the Group, an opportunity to fulfil aspirations and enrich lives. By designing and delivering quality housing, work spaces, roads, rail, hydropower, dams, underground and coastal protections and other critical infrastructure needed by our clients, we are redefining cities and transforming them into sustainable and liveable spaces where communities and businesses, present and future, can thrive.

Clifford Capital

Clifford Capital Pte. Ltd.

Silver Partner
Surbana Jurong

Surbana Jurong Private Limited

Silver Partner
Clifford Capital

Clifford Capital Pte. Ltd.

Silver Partner
Surbana Jurong

Surbana Jurong Private Limited

Silver Partner

Singapore Ministry of Law

Key Partner

Minlaw

The mission of the Singapore Ministry of Law (MinLaw) is to advance access to justice, the rule of law, the economy and society through policy, law and services.

MinLaw drives legal reforms, oversees the policy for development, promotion and regulation of Singapore’s legal sector, and advances Singapore’s national interests through international legal policy and cooperation.

In addition, MinLaw regulates moneylending and pawnbroking, licences law practices, registers foreign-qualified legal practitioners, supervises precious stones and metal dealers, and provides community legal services such as legal aid, community mediation, insolvency administration, and public trustee services.

MinLaw also oversees land policy and administration, and the development of Singapore’s intellectual property sector supported by its statutory boards.

For more information, please visit MinLaw’s website here

GIC

Key Partner

GIC

GIC is a leading global investment firm established in 1981 to manage Singapore’s foreign reserves. As a disciplined long-term value investor, GIC is uniquely positioned for investments across a wide range of asset classes, including equities, fixed income, private equity, real estate and infrastructure. In infrastructure, GIC’s primary strategy is to invest directly in operating assets with a high degree of cash flow visibility and which provide a hedge against inflation. GIC has investments in over 40 countries. Headquartered in Singapore, GIC employs over 1,700 people across 10 offices in key financial cities worldwide.

For more information on GIC, please visit www.gic.com.sg or LinkedIn.

Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF)

Key Partner

OMFIF

OMFIF is an independent think tank for central banking, economic policy and public investment, providing a neutral platform for public and private sector engagement worldwide. With teams in London, Singapore and the US, OMFIF focuses on global policy and investment themes relating to central banks, sovereign funds, pension funds, regulators and treasuries. Global Public Investors with investable assets of $39.5tn are at the heart of this network.

For more information on OMFIF, please visit OMFIF's corporate website.

Minlaw

Singapore Ministry of Law

Key Partner
GIC

GIC

Key Partner
OMFIF

Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF)

Key Partner
Minlaw

Singapore Ministry of Law

Key Partner
GIC

GIC

Key Partner
OMFIF

Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF)

Key Partner

Canada - ASEAN Business Council

Supporting partner

Canada - ASEAN Business Council

Established in 2012 and headquartered in Singapore, the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) is the voice of the Canadian private sector in Southeast Asia. Our mission is to facilitate the creation of a sustainable and prosperous Canada-ASEAN business corridor. CABC membership includes leading companies doing business between Canada and Southeast Asia, and is open to companies conducting business or considering doing business between the two regions.

The Council has three primary offerings for its members:
1. Advocacy to Canadian and ASEAN governments
2. Events for high-level networking
3. Research on region-specific trade policy

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry

Supporting partner

FICCI

Established in 1927, FICCI is India’s oldest and largest apex business organization and the voice of India’s business and industry. FICCI works closely with the government on policy issues and serves members from the Indian private and public corporate sectors and MNC’s and diverse regional chambers of commerce and industry across states, reaching out to over 2,50,000 companies, facilitating trade, investment and internationalisation.

FICCI supports industry across 70 diverse sectors through a network of 16 state offices in India and 8 international offices. It organizes 300 conferences and summits each year, participates and hosts international exhibitions, releases insightful research reports and surveys in all sectors and works to expand business opportunities through a range of specialized services & global linkages.

Singapore Business Federation

Supporting partner

SBF

As the apex business chamber, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) champions the interests of the business community in Singapore in trade, investment and industrial relations. Nationally, SBF acts as the bridge between the government and businesses in Singapore to create a conducive business environment. Internationally, SBF represents the business community in bilateral, regional and multilateral fora for the purpose of trade expansion and business networking.

For more information, please visit: www.sbf.org.sg

Canada - ASEAN Business Council

Canada - ASEAN Business Council

Supporting partner
FICCI

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry

Supporting partner
SBF

Singapore Business Federation

Supporting partner
Canada - ASEAN Business Council

Canada - ASEAN Business Council

Supporting partner
FICCI

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry

Supporting partner
SBF

Singapore Business Federation

Supporting partner

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Asia Infrastructure Forum 2019

Partnerships for Asia's Infrastructure

AIF 2019 Video

The Asia Infrastructure Forum (AIF) on 2-3 October 2019 was the premier platform for dialogue between government leaders, policymakers, investors and infrastructure companies on Asian infrastructure projects.

AIF gathered 45 companies to showcase over 200 success cases, highlighting the breadth and depth of the infrastructure value chain. 54 speakers spoke across 10 panel discussions on topics such as new approaches, innovative technology and effective collaboration between policymakers, sector agencies, financiers and investors to fund and deliver projects.

At its inaugural event, AIF attracted over 900 delegates across 20 countries.

Asia Infrastructure Forum
23 June 2021


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