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Torsten R. Böger studied at the Universities of Münster and Köln and graduated in Economics (Diplom-Volkswirt.). His professional career started in a national private bank, where he worked in the credit department and later in the field of M&A, project funding and strategic consulting for financial structural measures. Torsten R. Böger was then working for two international consulting firms, before he joined the VIFG and was appointed Head of the Department of Infrastructure Finance dealing with Project Finance and Public Private Partnership.
Torsten R. Böger became a University lecturer in 2001 and an honorary professor in the field of Project Financing and Public Private Partnerships at the Technical University Braunschweig in 2011. His recent publications include: „Finanzierungskreislauf Straße über die VIFG" (Böger, Sudau) in: Internationales Verkehrswesen, Ausgabe 3/2011); „VIFG 2011: („VIFG 2011: Einstieg in den Finanzierungskreislauf Straße" (Böger, Sudau) in: Public Private Partnership Jahrbuch 2011 (Hrsg.) Prof. Dr. Weber, M. ) and „Nutzerfinanzierung der Bundesfernstraßen - gerecht, transparent, effizient"(Böger, Sudau) in: Public Private Partnership Jahrbuch 2012 (Hrsg.) Knop, D.; Prof. Dr. Weber, M.)
He has been involved in project financing and PPPs since the early 1990s.
He spent the early part of his career in London, first with Société Générale where he was involved in several power and transport projects in the UK, Spain and Asia and subsequently with the European Investment Bank, working on a wide variety of PPP/PFI projects in transport in the UK and the Netherlands. He later moved to the EIB’s Rome office where he was in charge of project financing/PPP transactions in Italy and Greece.
In 2010, Guy joined the European PPP Expertise Centre as a principal adviser. He has led EPEC’s work on a wide range of PPP topics such as financing, use of public guarantees, fiscal risk issues and good practice in PPP contract design. He is also coordinating EPEC’s advice to the public sector on individual PPP projects.
Michael Feith is a policy officer at the European Commission, where he deals with financing programmes for infrastructure. The focus of his work is on urban infrastructure, including initiatives related to the social area. He is also involved in the implementation of the Investment Plan for Europe and in particular of its first and second pillars, namely the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and the European Investment Project Portal (EIPP). He further contributes to the set-up of the “InvestEU” programme for the EU´s next budgetary period. Mr. Feith first joined the European institutions in 1999 via the European Parliament, before joining the European Commission in 2001. He holds a Master's degree in European Politics. Biography: Michael is a policy officer at the European Commission, where he deals with financing programmes for infrastructure. The focus of his work is urban infrastructure, including initiatives related to transport and energy. He is also involved in the implementation of the Investment Plan for Europe and in particular its first and second pillars, namely the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and the European Investment Project Portal (EIPP). Michael first joined the European institutions in 1999 via the European Parliament, before joining the European Commission in 2001. He holds a Master's degree in European Politics.
Christoph is a Managing Director in the Direct Infrastructure Investment team at Allianz Capital Partners. Christoph has more than 10 years of investment experience on the private investment side and has worked across a wide variety of sectors including energy, transport and telecom infrastructure, greenfield projects as well as private equity businesses.
Christoph is responsible for origination, structuring, due diligence and execution of infra-structure investments. He has presently the day-to-day asset management responsibility for three investments. He is a director on the board of directors of Porterbrook Rail Finance, one of three Rolling Stock Leasing Companies in the UK, a member of the board of directors of Autostrade per L’Italia, the largest Italian toll road operator, as well as a shareholder director in the companies owning a minority stake in Gas Connect Austria, the Austrian gas trans-mission and distribution system operator. He is also a director of the board of NeuConnect Britain, a company developing a new greenfield electricity interconnector between Germany and the UK. Until 2017, Christoph was a shareholder director in the holding companies that own the Tideway Tunnel in London.
Prior to joining Allianz Capital Partners in 2008, Christoph was a Senior Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Corporate Finance and Transaction Services division. Christoph is a CFA charterholder and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.
Responsible for originating and managing over 10 billion USD in infrastructure asset deals in over 60 countries in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia. Assets deals range from Oil & Gas (upstream and downstream), Power (fossil and renewable in production, transmission and distribution), Environment (water, water treatment & solid waste, Mobility (Airports, Ports, Roads, Railways,Metro), Social Infrastructure (Health, Education, Public Administration), Real Estate and Urban Development, Mining, Industry and Logistics. Has achieved success managing investment operations, in new ventures, new markets and with new partners due to more than 25 years of experience operating management projects and SPV’s (special purpose vehicles) in the development and exploitation phases. His, 7+ years of experience working with the public sector (United Nations, government and state owned entities) designing and implementing policies for public sector investment have given him a unique perspective on public interest that has been key in originating deals and developing PPPs throughout the world. These activities cover the full life cycle of asset development starting with interpreting infrastructure gaps, analysing demographics and market tendencies, designing products and business models, defining strategy and aligning goals between share and stakeholders,starting up / reorganizing of management teams, carrying out fund raising(debt, equity, mezzanine), M&A and managing value growth.
Has been lecturing on Business Development Strategy since 2001 and is the founder of the first MBA on Urban Renewal for which he has lectured on Sustainable and Urban Development and Urban Renewal Business since 2010.