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Orestes is responsible for Inframation & Sparkspread’s research coverage in the Asia-Pacific. He analyses infrastructure & energy industry trends by conducting bottom-up research on transactions, equity investors, lenders and advisors in the region. Prior to joining the company in 2018, he researched the Chinese domestic business environment for UK businesses as well as Chinese outbound investments at the China-Britain Business Council in Shanghai. He holds a BA in Chinese & Business Management and a MSc in International Relations.
John Faye is Senior Director, Infrastructure, Asia Pacific, based in CDPQ’s Singapore office. In his role, he is responsible for the sourcing and execution of infrastructure investments in Asia.
Mr. Faye has 20 years of experience in global infrastructure, notably as an investor focused on energy infrastructure with various private equity firms. He started his career as a power and utilities investment banker.
He is a graduate of the University of South Wales and holds an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University in the Netherlands. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and of the EDHECinfra Advisory Board, which develops unlisted infrastructure indices and benchmarks.
Robin oversees Asia-Pacific coverage for Inframation. A 22-year news veteran, with 13 of them spent editing financial news, Robin has worked for the world's leading news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. He has been a regular on live television, commenting mainly on Chinese government and central bank policy. At Inframation he is responsible for daily news coverage and analysis written by a team of journalists spread across Greater China, Japan, India, Singapore and Australia.
Gordon is Executive Director at Morrison & Co, based in Sydney, Australia. He is the Portfolio Director of the Morrison & Co managed fund, Utilities Trust of Australia, one of Australia’s first infrastructure investment funds and which holds investments in transport, energy, water and data infrastructure in Australia and the UK. Gordon is a senior infrastructure professional with experience spanning investment management, corporate governance, and corporate advisory. Prior to joining Morrison & Co in 2018, Gordon held a senior role in QIC's Global Infrastructure business, where he led the Energy & Utilities investment team. Gordon is a director of TransGrid, the electricity transmission network for New South Wales.
Yoshi Kiguchi focuses innovative strategies and products with the investment horizon structures. He has more than 30 years of experience in investment and risk management.
Before that, Mr. Kiguchi was a managing director of Russell Investments in Japan, where he supervised several teams, and delivered a wide range of consulting and solutions to the institutional clients including Toyota, Fujitsu, NEC, Sekisui, Toray, and Mazda. He joined Russell as a consultant in 1998.
Prior to joining Russell, Mr. Kiguchi was with Sumitomo Life for ten years. He was placed in charge of corporate strategy, equity investments, researching capital markets, including private equities, and performing quantitative risk management and ALM.
B.S., Precision Machinery (Robotics), the University of Tokyo, 1988
Tomoko Kitao is a Managing Director at Hamilton Lane, based in the firm’s Tokyo office, where she is primarily responsible for management support and development of the firm’s client relationships in Japan. Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in October 2012, Ms. Kitao was with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, most recently as Chief Manager in the International Credit Division. Previously, she was Senior Manager in the Structured Finance Division, where she was responsible for managing a portfolio of global private equity fund investments. She also has extensive experience in the Credit Division, having worked out of the bank’s New York and London offices. Ms. Kitao received a B.A. from International Christian University. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society Japan. Ms. Kitao currently holds a Sales Representative Qualification Class 1, 2, and an Internal Administrative Qualification with the Japan Securities Dealer Association.
Tom Murray is a Managing Director responsible for infrastructure credit investments, including debt capital markets activities for I Squared Capital's portfolio companies.
Tom joined I Squared Capital in 2019 to build the Firm's infrastructure credit platform after more than 20 years in leadership positions at major financial institutions, including Apollo Global Management, WestLBAG, and Credit Suisse First Boston.
From 2014 to September 2018, Tom was a Managing Director and the Global Head of Infrastructure Credit at Apollo, where he developed the firm’s infrastructure credit strategy, hired and led a dedicated team, and invested in over 30 transactions ranging from high-yielding senior to mezzanine debt across many sub-sectors, including power, renewables, transportation, social and telecommunications infrastructure.
Prior to Apollo, Tom led the Global Energy and Project Finance business at WestLBfor ten years, overseeing 100 bankers across several countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. He and his team advised and arranged debt financing for over 150 clients while managing a $17 billion credit portfolio. As a senior member of WestLB'sinternational executive committee, Tom was responsible for overseeing and managing the global infrastructure, commodities, and trade finance businesses.
Tom received his B.A. from the University of Washington and his MBA from Columbia University.
Keisuke Okano is in charge of Infrastructure investments at ORIX Life Insurance Corporation. Since joining ORIX Life in 2019, he has led the growth of the infrastructure portfolio. In prior role, he was in Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) for 8 years where he took various role there, including he served as portfolio manager for Infrastructure investments from the time when GPIF starts alternative investment.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Waseda University.
Managing Partner at Patria, COO of the Infrastructure Group, responsible for the Infrastructure group’s investments and day to day activities. Prior to joining Patria in early 2008, Mr. Pinto spent three years with Cargill. Mr. Pinto was initially responsible for business development at Cargill in South America and later became a senior line executive, primarily responsible for one of Cargill’s businesses in Brazil. Prior to Cargill, Mr. Pinto was an analyst, associate and project leader with Bain & Company in the São Paulo and Johannesburg offices. Mr. Pinto advised leading local and multinational companies in connection with the design of growth strategies, business unit strategies, cost reduction and turnaround programs. Mr. Pinto earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), a Certificate of Special Studies in Management from Harvard University and an MBA from Insead Business School in France.
Koji Someno is a Manager of Real Asset Fund Investment Division and Private Equity Fund Investment Division of Alternative Investment Department at Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company. Since joining Dai-ichi Life in 2017, he has been in charge of infrastructure investments and private equity investments. Prior to that, he spent about 13 years at Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking (MUTB), where he was involved in the investments in private equity, infrastructure, real asset and venture funds.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Commerce from Keio University.
Leads Japan Post Bank’s infrastructure investment program and its infrastructure debt program. Prior to joining Japan Post Bank in July 2019, she spent 11 years at the Bank of Japan, where she led various studies on investment activities of institutional investors, and structured one of the Bank’s reserve management programs, among other various roles she held.
Master in Public Administration in International Development of Harvard Kennedy School. Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Tokyo.