2018 Speakers Included
Luis Alvargonzalez heads the Corporate Development team at Ferrovial Airports, where he holds overall responsibility for deal origination, due diligence and execution. He leads both public tenders and private M&A transactions in the airport sector. Alvargonzalez is also responsible for setting up consortia and establishing relationships with potential partners. Alvargonzalez joined Ferrovial in 2014 and led various airport transactions such as the French regional airports privatisation and the private sale of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Alvargonzalez is a member of the Executive Committee at Ferrovial Airports. Prior to joining Ferrovial, Alvargonzalez led a number of transactions in infrastructure and renewable energy as Private Equity Director at Corporación Inveravante, where he sat on boards of directors from portfolio companies and also held responsibility for post-acquisition management. Before joining Inveravante, Alvargonzalez worked in London at the principal investments arm of Nikko Cordial.
Rouzbeh Amini joined the Talanx infrastructure team in 2016 as a Senior Investment Manager. Amini has since covered the broader infrastructure sector with a focus on the Talanx debt platform build out. Recently, he led Talanx’ transportation financing with Deutsche Bahn for the first German regional passenger train franchise where rolling stock is arranged by the train operator via a structured note funded leasing SPV. On the energy side, Amini coordinated with Orsted and GIP the financing for Borkum Riffgrund II, one of Germany’s largest Offshore Windparks, through an investment grade green bond structured for institutional lenders.
Prior to joining Talanx in Cologne, Amini spent 10+ years in the UK, working in various debt and advisory roles for RBS, Goldman Sachs and RBC with a focus on project, structured and corporate finance via loan and capital markets.
Anke Heinze is the Director of the Investments & Financing department of AviAlliance GmbH (former HOCHTIEF AirPort). Heinze has over 20 years of airport M&A experience gained in various buy-side and sell-side projects. Heinze has also been involved in the syndication of the Budapest loan in 2007 and the refinancing of Budapest Airport in 2017.
AviAlliance is one of the world's leading private industrial airport investors. The company participates in airport privatizations worldwide and acquires concessions. Drawing on its long years of experience in financing, developing and operating airports, the company has built up an attractive and well-balanced portfolio of shareholdings in the airports of Athens, Budapest, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and San Juan (Puerto Rico). Since 2013, AviAlliance has been a subsidiary of PSP Investments, Canada.
Emmanuel Jaclot has been Executive Vice-President, Infrastructure, since June 2018. In this role, Jaclot is responsible for CDPQ’s infrastructure investment strategy and oversees the teams that carry out infrastructure investment activities worldwide. The portfolio Jaclot manages includes assets of over CAD 16bn. Jaclot sits on CDPQ’s Executive and Investment Risk Committees.
Before joining the organization, Jaclot was Senior Vice-President at Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management, in London. From 2007
to 2015, he was Deputy CEO at EDF Énergies Nouvelles, a subsidiary of EDF specialized in renewable energy, in Paris. In Jaclot's previous roles he has managed major merger and acquisition transactions around the world, through which he developed an expertise in both investing and asset management. Previously, he was an Investment Officer at private equity firm PAI Partners. Jaclot began his career as an Analyst, then became an Associate at Morgan Stanley in London.
Sébastien Pejoan is Managing Director, Deputy Head of the Financial Engineering Department of Bouygues Construction.
Bouygues Construction is a global player in construction, with operations in more than 80 countries. It designs, builds, operates and finance projects in the sectors of building, infrastructure and industry.
Pejoan has been working for Bouygues Construction since 1997 and has a 21 years’ experience in project finance structuring of infrastructure in Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and North / South America, out of Paris and London.
Ville Poukka is the founding partner and head of CapMan Infra, and is the Chairman of the Investment Committee. Poukka has 12 years of M&A advisory experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors in the Nordics. Poukka was previously a Managing Director, and Nordic Head of Energy and Infrastructure at Danske Bank Corporate Finance, where he acted as an adviser in over 20 infrastructure deals in the Nordics over the last decade, with a combined transaction value of over EUR 10bn.
Poukka's experience include, among others, the CapMan Infra managed investment in an Allianz Capital Partners managed account solution in Elenia, advisory on the sale of Värmevärden by Macquarie and iCON Infrastructure, sale of Adven by EQT Infrastructure, sale of Fortum’s Swedish electricity distribution business (Ellevio) and Fortum’s and E.ON’s combined 51% stake in Gasum.
Amar Qureshi has been involved at the heart of some of the UK’s highest profile and complex infrastructure projects and programmes for over 20 years. As Commercial Director for the GBP 4.1bn Thames Tideway Tunnel his team led the development of an innovative and ground-breaking delivery model. Prior to that, while at the UK Government’s delivery body, Infrastructure UK, he led the team developing and implementing the commercial arrangements for the UK’s multi-billion-pound waste private finance programme. Qureshi has also contributed to the standard UK PFI guidance as well as developing sector standard contracts and guidance. Qureshi is a co-owner and chief executive of Agilia and is currently working for a number of clients to develop major projects and new models for the delivery of infrastructure across sectors including transport, energy and water.
Shyamali Rajivan is a Director with Fitch’s Global Infrastructure and Project Finance Group in EMEA. She is Fitch EMEA’s Airports Sector Specialist. Rajivan’s other areas of focus include, inter alia, other transportation sectors such as seaports, toll roads and rail projects across Europe, Africa and Asia. Rajivan has been with Fitch in London for 4 years.
Prior to her current position in London, Rajivan was based in Fitch Ratings in India covering transportation and energy credits. Rajivan’s previous experience also includes the Power and Utilities Team at Barclays Capital in New York, and the Institute for Financial Management and Research in India.
Construction management and project management of large road projects, Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Head of Contract and Project Division, NPRA.
François Bergere joined the Long Term Infrastructure Investors’ Association (LTIIA) as Executive Director in September 2018. Before that, he served in the World Bank from 2014 to 2018 as Program Manager for PPIAF (Public-Private Investment Advisory facility), a Technical assistance trust-fund aimed at creating an investment-enabling environment for private sector participation in infrastructure in developing countries. Bergere has a diversified professional experience in the fields of public management, project and infrastructure finance, originally as an auditor at the French supreme audit institution , then manager of multinational Equity Investment funds in infrastructure; he was selected by the French ministry of Finance in 2005 to set-up the “Mission d’Appui aux PPP” (PPP unit) which he managed until 2014.
Andy Rymer has over 23 years’ experience working on major infrastructure projects, a qualified civil engineer (MICE) having worked on a number of Rail and road projects, and currently leading Equitix PPP bids including Rail infrastructure, Irish social housing and Transmission Sectors. Having joined Equitix in January 2008, Rymer has led and won a number of bids in the primary PFI/PPP markets across a range of sectors. Previously at Laing O’Rourke, he was Project Leader, responsible for the delivery of a number of infrastructure projects based at Heathrow T5 & T3, and Ascot Racecourse. Rymer worked for Norwest Holst as Site Agent on Old Oak Common Rail depot, the Hungerford Millennium bridges and M11 link road. and before that worked in Hong Kong on the MTR Rail link to Chek Lap Kok airport.
Biography to follow.