GCF
Private Investment for Climate
Conference

The second edition of the GCF global conference on private investment for climate change is happening soon.


7-9 October 2019 | Incheon, Republic of Korea

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The GCF Private Investment for Climate Conference ("GPIC") is a global marketplace and ecosystem where leading private sector actors including project sponsors, institutional investors, financial institutions, climate leaders, and the public sector come together to accelerate climate action in developing countries.

It's the start of a marketplace

Fresh market insights

Rich interactions

Rewarding investment opportunities

 

Agenda

  • Day 1 (conference venue)
  • Welcome
  • Scientific testimony
  • The task ahead: Moving forward on ambitious climate action
  • Where is climate finance flowing? The landscape
  • Private sector leadership on climate action
  • Regions in the spotlight (Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean)
  • Thematics in the spotlight (E-mobility, energy, forestry, resilient infrastructure)
  • Day 2 (conference venue)
  • Greening institutional investors: How to shift the trillions?
  • Co-investment solutions and blended finance innovations: The secret sauce to catalyse institutional investors
  • Private markets for climate
  • Transforming the banking sector for climate: Role of central banks & making the case for green banks
  • Early-stage climate innovations and technologies: The role of foundations, philanthropy and venture capital
  • Advancing green bond markets in developing countries
  • Financing mitigation & adaptation: Innovations at the intersection of climate finance and insurance
  • Day 3 (GCF headquarters)
  • Engaging with GCF's Private Sector Facility
  • Bilateral meetings for strategic initiatives
  • Bilateral meetings with Accredited Entities & the private sector
  • Workshop on accreditation with GCF
  • Integrated workshop on integrity, evaluation and redress: Best practices in climate finance
  • Networking and cultural programme

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Speakers

Global investors and industry leaders will share their valuable insights on complex questions and issues on climate finance and the important role that private companies play.


The Most Hon. Andrew
Holness
Prime Minister,
Jamaica

Speaker Bio

The Most Hon. Andrew
Holness

Prime Minister,
Jamaica

The Most Honourable Andrew Michael Holness became the youngest person to be elected Prime Minister of Jamaica. In 1997 at the age of 25 he was elected to the House of Representatives in Jamaica as a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Constituency of West Central St. Andrew. To date, he holds the record as the youngest elected MP in Jamaica. He is currently serving four unbroken terms in the House, giving more than 20 years of service as an elected representative. The Prime Minister also currently serves as Minister of Defence and Minister of Economic Growth and Job Creation.

Yannick
Glemarec
Executive Director,
GCF

Speaker Bio

Yannick
Glemarec

Executive Director,
GCF

Yannick is the Executive Director of GCF. He previously served as UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme in UN Women, and was Executive Coordinator of the UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office. He also served as UNDP Executive Coordinator for GEF, as well as other senior positions in UNDP. He holds a PhD from the University of Paris in Environment Sciences, and two Master’s degrees in Hydrology and in Business Administration. He has authored several publications in the field of risk management, renewable energy, and climate finance.

Dolika
Banda
CEO,
African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Limited

Speaker Bio

Dolika
Banda

CEO,
African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Limited

Dolika is the CEO of the African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd), Africa’s first catastrophe risk pool which provides parametric natural disaster insurance to African governments. She has more than 25 years of international banking and financial management experience with a focus on economic development in sub-Saharan Africa. Ms Banda was previously Regional Director for Africa at the UK’s Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC), and also served with the International Finance Corporation, Barclays and Citibank. She also sits as a non-executive director on a number of boards.

Dong-ik
Lee
Director General, Investment Operations Department,
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Speaker Bio

Dong-ik
Lee

Director General, Investment Operations Department,
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Don is Director General at the Investment Operations Department of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Before Joining AIIB, he was Corporate Advisor for Temasek in Singapore. He was also Chief Investment Officer and Head of Alternative Investments at the Korean Investment Corporation. Prior to that, he held senior and managerial roles at STIC Investments, Samsung Life Insurance, and the International Finance Corporation. Don has an MBA in finance and investments and a master's degree in Management Information Systems from George Washington University.

Julia
Prescot
Co-founder / Chief Strategy Officer,
Meridiam Infrastructure

Speaker Bio

Julia
Prescot

Co-founder / Chief Strategy Officer,
Meridiam Infrastructure

Julia is co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Meridiam Infrastructure. She was recently named Commissioner on the UK’s National Infrastructure Commission. She is also a non-executive director at the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, Infraco Asia Investments and Infraco Africa Investments. Julia sits on the Advisory Board of Glennmont Partners and is a Visiting Professor at University College London. Previously she was President of the Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation and Head of European Infrastructure Finance for the Bank of Scotland. She holds a masters degree in oriental studies from Cambridge University.

Uche
Orji
Managing Director / CEO,
Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA)

Speaker Bio

Uche
Orji

Managing Director / CEO,
Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA)

Uche is the MD & CEO of NSIA having been reappointed by the President of Nigeria for another 5-year term, where he led the operationalisation of the NSIA and has been responsible for driving its growth strategy since 2012. He was previously an MD in the Equities Division of UBS Securities, and also served with JP Morgan Securities, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Diamond Bank Plc., Lagos, Nigeria and Arthur Andersen & Co. Uche has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Mafalda
Duarte
Head,
Climate Investment Funds

Speaker Bio

Mafalda
Duarte

Head,
Climate Investment Funds

Mafalda has spent most of her career in more than 30 developing countries, where she led the design and implementation of policies, programs and projects that can make a real difference in people’s lives. Under her leadership the USD 8.3 billion CIF has doubled down on work to accelerate global action on climate change. She is currently leading efforts to take the CIF model to the next level. Prior to taking the helm at the CIF, Mafalda led policy and corporate work and managed climate-related portfolios at the African Development Bank and the World Bank.

Lionel
Zinsou
Co-chair,
SouthBridge

Speaker Bio

Lionel
Zinsou

Co-chair,
SouthBridge

Lionel is a former Prime Minister of Benin. He was Chairman of the Fondation de l’École Normale Supérieure and of Terra Nova think tank. He started his career as a lecturer at the University of Paris 13 and was a member of the Department of Industry's Minister’s Office and the Prime Minister's Office. He held senior and managerial roles with Danone, Rothschild Bank and the Private Equity firm PAI. He graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure, Sciences Po, the London School of Economics and La Sorbonne in history and economics and is a “professeur agrégé de sciences économiques et sociales”.

John
Walker
Chairman,
Macquarie Capital Asia

Speaker Bio

John
Walker

Chairman,
Macquarie Capital Asia

John is the Chairman of Macquarie Capital Asia, as well as the Chairman of Macquarie Group of Companies, Korea. John established Macquarie’s Korean business with only five staff. Under his leadership, it is now a leader in the infrastructure sector and one of the largest foreign asset managers in Korea. In Asia Macquarie is a major investor and developer of renewable energy assets.

Paul
Frankish
Investment Director of Strategic Initiatives,
African Infrastructure Investment Managers

Speaker Bio

Paul
Frankish

Investment Director of Strategic Initiatives,
African Infrastructure Investment Managers

Paul is responsible for new business initiatives and for the structuring and development of the managed funds of the African Infrastructure Investment Managers. He led the structuring of AIIM’s flagship AIIF3 Fund and AIIM’s dedicated renewable energy investment vehicle, Apollo - developed to provide international and domestic capital with access to Africa’s growth markets. Paul holds a directorship on the board of Cookhouse Wind Farm, South Africa’s largest wind farm.

Francesco
La Camera
Director General,
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Speaker Bio

Francesco
La Camera

Director General,
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Francesco is the Director-General of IRENA. He formerly served as Director-General of Sustainable Development, Environmental Damage, EU and International Affairs at the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land & Sea. He co-chaired the Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development, as well as the Financial Platform for Climate and Sustainable Development. Author of many publications, Francesco is a Lecturer of Sustainable Development at the University of Cosenza and of Environment & Land Economics at the University of Roma 3. Francesco is a political sciences (economic policy) graduate of the University of Messina.

Grace
Lau
Executive Director (Risk and Compliance) / Chief Risk Officer (Exchange Fund Investment Office),
Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Speaker Bio

Grace
Lau

Executive Director (Risk and Compliance) / Chief Risk Officer (Exchange Fund Investment Office),
Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Grace Lau is responsible for the oversight of investment risks and other risk-generating activities across the HKMA. Ms Lau joined the HKMA as Manager in 1994 and was promoted to the rank of Division Head in 2000. She worked in various functional areas of the HKMA including monetary policy, economic and market research, market systems policy, banking development and securities enforcement before taking up the present position in January 2015.

Solomon
Asamoah
CEO,
Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund

Speaker Bio

Solomon
Asamoah

CEO,
Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund

Solomon is an investment professional with over 25 years of experience originating and executing transactions in both developed and developing markets. He has personally led over USD 4 billion in transactions across the African continent. He is currently CEO of the Ghana Infrastructure Investment (GIIF). He has held senior and management positions at the African Development Bank, Africa Finance Corporation, Development Bank of Southern Asia, International Finance Corporation, and the World Bank. He has a master's degree in chemical engineering from Imperial College in London.

Merli Margaret
Baroudi
Director, Economics and Sustainability Group,
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

Speaker Bio

Merli Margaret
Baroudi

Director, Economics and Sustainability Group,
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

Merli is a Director of Economics and Sustainability at MIGA, the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group. She is responsible for MIGA’s economics, country risk management, evaluations, integrity, climate and environment and social development functions. Previously Merli was Director and Chief Credit Officer of the World Bank Group, and held positions in the Economist Group and JP Morgan Chase & Co. She holds an MA in Development Economics and International Trade from Columbia University and an MA in Area Studies in the Middle East, with concentration in Economics.

Holger
Rothenbusch
Managing Director, Debt and Infrastructure,
CDC Group

Speaker Bio

Holger
Rothenbusch

Managing Director, Debt and Infrastructure,
CDC Group

Holger re-joined CDC in 2012 as Managing Director to build CDC’s new Debt business. He has over 20 years of experience in development finance in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe across a broad range of industries. Before his current role, he was with DEG, the German Development Finance Institution, where he was responsible for building the equity and mezzanine team and held various senior management positions. He previously served with Deutsche Bank. Holger holds Masters degrees in Economics from University of Freiburg in Germany and Wayne State University, USA.

Tas
Anvaripour
CEO,
THEMIS

Speaker Bio

Tas
Anvaripour

CEO,
THEMIS

Tas served as the first CEO of Africa50. She was the former Director of Business Development as well as the Head for Private Infrastructure Finance at the African Development Bank. Tas held senior positions at the Asian Development Bank, Arthur Andersen LLP New and PriceWaterHouse Coopers. Tas was nominated as one of the Top 5 Most Outstanding Women of the Year in 2012 by the African Business Magazine and the Commonwealth Business Council, and was the recipient of the "Excellence in Development Finance" award by the investment platform "Homestrings". She is a Commander, National Order of Merit and Legion d’Honneur of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, a World Bank Fellow, and holds a BSc in Finance from Ankara University and an MA in Economics and Policy Management from Columbia University.

Wale
Shonibare
Acting Vice President Power, Energy, Climate & Green Growth Complex,
African Development Bank

Speaker Bio

Wale
Shonibare

Acting Vice President Power, Energy, Climate & Green Growth Complex,
African Development Bank

Wale is currently the Acting Vice President Power, Energy, Climate & Green Growth Complex, African Development Bank. Previously he was Director for Energy Financial Solutions, Policy and Regulation at AfDB. He has over 25 years of experience in Debt and Equity Capital Markets, M&A, and Project Finance spanning Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining AfDB, Wale held senior positions at international investment banks in Lagos, Dubai and London. He holds an MBA from Imperial College London and a B.Eng (honors) from the University of Glasgow.

Terry
McCallion
Director, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change,
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Speaker Bio

Terry
McCallion

Director, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change,
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Terry is the Director of the EBRD Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Team in the Banking Department, based in London. He previously was a banker in the EBRD’s Financial Institutions Team working on transactions with banks, insurance companies and mortgage finance clients. Prior to EBRD, Terry was Finance Manager at MMT, an environmental technology business. He started his career as an engineer in the oil and gas business with Bechtel before moving into banking and finance. He has a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Queens University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Harold
Tjiptadjaja
Managing Director / CIO,
Indonesia Infrastructure Finance

Speaker Bio

Harold
Tjiptadjaja

Managing Director / CIO,
Indonesia Infrastructure Finance

Harold is the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Indonesia Infrastructure Finance. Leading a team of 20+ investment professionals, Harold is responsible for business development and portfolio management within IIF. He was previously Vice President at Earth Investment Group and Corporate Finance Partner at Indoconsult Prima. Prior to this, he served with Sinarmas Group, Northstar, PwC, KPMG and Indover Bank. He has a master's degree in financial economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Ayaan
Adam
Director (Private Sector Facility),
GCF

Speaker Bio

Ayaan
Adam

Director (Private Sector Facility),
GCF

Ayaan is the Director of the Private Sector Facility at GCF. She has over 20 years of investment and portfolio management experience with private sector financial institutions, private equity and venture capital across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Eastern Europe. Before joining GCF, she served as an independent senior advisor to a number of leading sustainable investment institutions, Managing Director of Africa Funds at UK-based CDC Group Plc, and spent 17 years at the International Finance Corporation in various senior leadership roles.

Niels
Holst
Partner,
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Speaker Bio

Niels
Holst

Partner,
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Niels is head of CI New Markets Fund I, which targets greenfield renewable energy infrastructure projects in fast-growing economies across primarily Asia and Latin America as well as certain countries in Eastern Europe and Africa with scale, growth, and liquidity. He has 20 years of experience in the renewables, power and infrastructure sectors and has successfully executed transactions across Asia, Europe and North America. He holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.

Oliver
Andrews
Executive Director / Chief Investment Officer,
Africa Finance Corporation

Speaker Bio

Oliver
Andrews

Executive Director / Chief Investment Officer,
Africa Finance Corporation

Oliver is the Executive Director and CIO of the Africa Finance Corporation. He was formerly CEO of TCI Infrastructure Ltd (TCII) and Managing Director of TCI Infrastructure. Oliver has over 30 years' experience across the major infrastructure sectors, and is also a non-executive director and Chairman of several companies and institutes. He holds an MBA from the University of Wales, is an Electrical and Electronic Engineer, a Chartered fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts UK and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Barbara
Buchner
Executive Director of Climate Finance,
Climate Policy Initiative

Speaker Bio

Barbara
Buchner

Executive Director of Climate Finance,
Climate Policy Initiative

Dr Buchner is Executive Director of Climate Finance at Climate Policy Initiative. Named one of the 20 most influential women in climate change, Barbara advises leaders on climate, energy, and land use investments around the world. She directs the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance and its sister programs in Brazil and India. She is also the lead author on CPI’s Global Landscape of Climate Finance. She is on the Advisory Board of the BCFN Foundation, the Evaluation Board of the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Energy Innovation Fund, and a member of the One Planet Lab.

Mahesh
Babu
CEO,
Mahindra Electric

Speaker Bio

Mahesh
Babu

CEO,
Mahindra Electric

Mahesh is currently CEO at Mahindra Electric which is a pioneer in the Electric Vehicle space and part of the Mahindra Brand. He is a Fulbright Scholar and has completed his Leadership in Management from Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, and holds a post graduate degree in Engineering from BITS, Pilani. He was recently in the LinkedIn Power Profiles for 2018 in India and has received the India’s Greatest CEO award for 2017-18 from Asia One.

Jonah
Busch
Chief Economist,
Earth Innovation Institute

Speaker Bio

Jonah
Busch

Chief Economist,
Earth Innovation Institute

Dr Jonah Busch is an environmental economist who studies climate change and tropical deforestation. He is the Chief Economist at Earth Innovation Institute. He is the author of more than twenty-five academic journal articles and the co-author of the book "Why Forests? Why Now? The Science, Economics, and Politics of Tropical Forests and Climate Change."

Neo Gim
Huay
Managing Director for Sustainability,
Temasek International Pte Ltd.

Speaker Bio

Neo Gim
Huay

Managing Director for Sustainability,
Temasek International Pte Ltd.

Gim Huay is the Managing Director for Sustainability of Temasek International Pte Ltd, where she spearheads the sustainability strategy and initiatives. She was a Management Consultant with McKinsey, and served in the Administrative Service of the Singapore Government. Gim Huay is on the Boards of Surbana Jurong, Mandai Park Holdings, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and the National Library Board. She was selected as an Eisenhower Fellow in 2015, and holds an MBA from Stanford University, a masters in Engineering and Bachelor of Arts from Cambridge University.

Martin
Vogt
Managing Director,
MPC Renewable Energies

Speaker Bio

Martin
Vogt

Managing Director,
MPC Renewable Energies

Martin is the Managing Director at MPC Renewable Energies. He is responsible for the origination, structuring and execution of cross-border renewable energy transactions. Previously, he was Vice President at Global Capital Finance, where he also started his career. Martin executed transactions in excess of EUR 2 billion and 2,000 MW of renewable energy power generation globally for institutional clients. He has a master's degree in technical and commercial management with focus on energy and resources from Clausthal University of Technology, Germany.

Audrey
Marks
Ambassador of Jamaica to the USA / Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the Organization of American States (OAS),

Speaker Bio

Audrey
Marks

Ambassador of Jamaica to the USA / Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the Organization of American States (OAS),

Her Excellency Audrey Marks is Jamaica's Ambassador to the USA and the Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the Organization of American States (OAS). She is the first Jamaican female Ambassador to the USA and the first to be assigned to the post twice. A career entrepreneur, she started and operated six previous businesses, operated a Venture Capital company, and has served on several Boards. She holds the distinction of being the first female President of the American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AMCHAM). Ambassador Marks holds a bachelors and masters degree in business administration from the University of the West Indies (Jamaica), and Nova University (USA), respectively.

Matthias
Kollatz
Senator for Finance,
Berlin

Speaker Bio

Matthias
Kollatz

Senator for Finance,
Berlin

Since December 2014, Dr Kollatz has been Senator for Finance of Berlin. Before assuming this position, he was Senior Advisor on Finance and Regulation at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Prior to this, he was Vice-President and member of the Management Committee of the European Investment Bank, and managing director and a member of the management boards of the Investitionsbank Hessen (Hesse Investment Bank) and the Landestreuhandstelle Hessen (the Hesse State Trust Agency). He holds degrees in physical engineering and economics and a doctorate in engineering.

Sean
Kidney
CEO,
Climate Bonds Initiative

Speaker Bio

Sean
Kidney

CEO,
Climate Bonds Initiative

Sean is the CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international NGO working to mobilise debt capital markets for climate solutions. Projects include a green bond definitions and certification scheme with USD 34 trillion of assets represented on its Board, growing green bonds in China, market development programs in Brazil, Mexico, ASEAN and East Africa, and market tracking services for the green bonds industry. He was member of the 2017 EU High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance as well as its successor, the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance; He is also a member of green finance advisory groups in China, India, Mexico and Kazakhstan.

Javier
Manzanares
Deputy Executive Director,
GCF

Speaker Bio

Javier
Manzanares

Deputy Executive Director,
GCF

Javier is the Deputy Executive Director at GCF. Prior to joining GCF, he was Director and Representative of UNOPS in the MERCOSUR region, and was Division Manager of Investment and Development Banking at the Central American Bank for Economic Integration. Javier was also the Executive VP for two privately held banks of Grupo Fierro. His career in banking and finance began with Banco Santander/BSCH in the United States, Hong Kong and Japan.

Roshel
Mahabeer
Executive Director, Sustainable Finance,
Standard Chartered Bank

Speaker Bio

Roshel
Mahabeer

Executive Director, Sustainable Finance,
Standard Chartered Bank

Roshel has over 12 years banking experience, across client coverage, corporate finance and loan syndications. Roshel joined Standard Charted Bank
focusing on strategic transaction origination of transactions for local corporate clients. She has also recently worked in the bank’s loan syndicate business based in the United Kingdom prior to moving into Sustainable Finance. Roshel has led several high profile and award winning financings raising capital from commercial banks, supranational institutions, development institutions, pension funds and asset managers for clients and projects in emerging markets.

Thomas
Barrett
Chairman,
OECD Infrastructure Governance Forum

Speaker Bio

Thomas
Barrett

Chairman,
OECD Infrastructure Governance Forum

Thomas is Chairman of the OECD Infrastructure Governance Forum in Paris, and concurrently a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC. He was formerly a Permanent Representative of the European Investment Bank and Minister of the EU delegation to the United States. Thomas previously directed the development of EIB’s Structured Finance and Advisory Activities, and served as Chairman of European PPP Expertise Centre. He was also the Founder EIB Director of the Marguerite Fund, the Pan-European Fund for Strategic Infrastructure and Climate investments.

Lisa
Genasci
CEO,
ADM Capital Foundation

Speaker Bio

Lisa
Genasci

CEO,
ADM Capital Foundation

Lisa is the founder and CEO of ADM Capital Foundation (ADMCF). She is also a founder of the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF) with BNP Paribas, UN Environment and ICRAF as partners. In 2018, TLFF launched its inaugural transaction, a USD 95 million Sustainability Bond. A director of the Hong Kong-based Civic Exchange and Angkor Hospital for Children in Cambodia, Lisa is also an advisor to the Washington DC-based Ocean Foundation and Hong Kong’s Clean Air Network. She holds a BA degree with High Honors from Smith College and an LLM in Human Rights Law from HKU.

Ricardo
Nogueira
Independent Consultant,

Speaker Bio

Ricardo
Nogueira

Independent Consultant,

Rick is an expert on climate finance, policy, international development, and sustainable investing. His clients include major philanthropies, governments and multilateral development banks. He is also a Member of the Board of Washington, DC’s Green Finance Authority. The DC Green Bank leverages public capital to increase and accelerate private investment for clean energy, energy efficiency and climate resiliency. During the Obama administration, Rick served as Senior Advisor to the Special Envoy for Climate Change at the US Department of State where he oversaw climate finance negotiations and served as a GCF board member.

Kulbhushan
Kalia
Vice President, Strategic Investments for Asia,
Allianz Investment Management

Speaker Bio

Kulbhushan
Kalia

Vice President, Strategic Investments for Asia,
Allianz Investment Management

Kulbhushan is Vice President – Strategic Investments, Asia for Allianz Investment Management. In his role he leads investment strategy and alternative investments for the Asian operating entities of Allianz. He also leads private credit fund investments in the region. Kulbhushan has over 14 years of experience in the financial services and commodities industries. He served with Canara HSBC Life, Fidelity and the Essar Group of India. A post graduate in management from K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management and Research, he is a B.Com (Hons) graduate from the prestigious Delhi University.

Khaled Ben
Jilani
Senior Partner,
AfricInvest

Speaker Bio

Khaled Ben
Jilani

Senior Partner,
AfricInvest

Khaled Ben Jilani is a Senior Partner and a member of the Executive Committee of AfricInvest, where he has been involved in the structuring, fundraising and management of 3 investment funds and has overseen over 30 investments across Africa. Khaled is also a startup ecosystem activist, advocating for simpler regulations and laws for startups in Africa. Prior to AfricInvest, he was an analyst at Barclays Bank, a developer in a Tunisian venture where he designed RTGS and Net payment systems now running in 18 African countries, and tech strategy consultant at Proxicom.

Angela
Whitney
Manager, Global Climate Finance,
Rocky Mountain Institute

Speaker Bio

Angela
Whitney

Manager, Global Climate Finance,
Rocky Mountain Institute

Angela is a Manager in Rocky Mountain Institute’s Global Climate Finance program. Rocky Mountain Institute is a nonprofit that transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future. She leads the Institute’s Green Investment Bank Initiative, which supports the establishment of national institutions that focus on scaling up private investment in climate solutions in emerging markets. Previously, Angela worked in the US government and for philanthropic institutions. She holds a masters degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Joel
Scriven
Business Development Manager,
Shell Nature Based Solutions (NBS)

Speaker Bio

Joel
Scriven

Business Development Manager,
Shell Nature Based Solutions (NBS)

Joel is a business development manager in Shell’s Nature Based Solutions (NBS) business. In this role he originates and develops opportunities on the supply side of the NBS value chain. Previous to Shell Joel worked as a REDD+ technical and policy advisor for UNDP and FAO, and has held positions in the British Government and conservation NGOs. He holds a PhD from the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He was recently awarded the Shell New Energies Innovation Award for work on deforestation risk modelling.

Gavin
Templeton
Head of Sustainable Finance,
Green Investment Group (GIG)

Speaker Bio

Gavin
Templeton

Head of Sustainable Finance,
Green Investment Group (GIG)

In his current role, Gavin is responsible for leading the Green Bank Advisory function. He has held positions at BP, Morgan Stanley, Rabobank and VTB Capital. He is an internationally recognised leader in sustainability, having worked on the sustainability agenda since the beginning of the European Emissions Trading Scheme and UN Clean Development Mechanism, as well as financing renewable energy and emission reduction projects. He is also Co-Chair for the Greening the Belt and Road Investor Alliance initiative, and is a board member of London’s Green Finance Initiative.

Rick
Davis
Partner / COO,
Pegasus

Speaker Bio

Rick
Davis

Partner / COO,
Pegasus

Rick is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Pegasus. He previously served on former US President Reagan’s political team and cabinet, including as Special Assistant to the President for the Domestic Policy Council. Former US President George HW Bush appointed him as Deputy Executive Director for the White House Conference on Science and Economic Research Related to Global Climate Change. Mr. Davis currently serves on the Board of The Environmental Defense Action Fund. He joined Pegasus as an Operating Partner in 2005 and became partner and COO in 2010.

Rogelio
De los Santos
Co-founder / Managing Partner,
Dalus Capital and Alta Ventures

Speaker Bio

Rogelio
De los Santos

Co-founder / Managing Partner,
Dalus Capital and Alta Ventures

Rogelio is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Dalus Capital and Alta Ventures. He chairs the Eugenio Garza Lagüera Entrepreneurship Institute at Tec de Monterrey and Capital Tech, and is a director in Wanderu, Nuve, Energryn, Converus, Inmobly and eFactor. He serves on the Boards of Tec de Monterrey, Impulsa Monterrey and Auria Capital. Mr De los Santos is a council member of the Mexico United States Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council. He has a master's degree in business leadership from Duxx, and an honorary degree from Babson College.

Oyun
Sanjaasuren
Director of External Affairs,
GCF

Speaker Bio

Oyun
Sanjaasuren

Director of External Affairs,
GCF

Dr Oyun Sanjaasuren is the Director of External Affairs at GCF. She served as the first President of the United Nations Environment Assembly. She was also appointed as the Chair of the Global Water Partnership after serving as Mongolia's Parliament member for five times and as the Minister of Environment and Green Development and Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Rajat
Misra
Energy & Urban Portfolio Manager,
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Speaker Bio

Rajat
Misra

Energy & Urban Portfolio Manager,
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Rajat is the manager for the energy and urban infrastructure sector at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Prior to AIIB he was a Senior Vice President at the investment banking arm of the State Bank of India. Rajat has extensive experience in originating and executing deals across debt, equity and advisory space. He also worked as a design engineer at BHEL. He was also a member of CII and FICCI National Committees on Power and headed Maharashtra State CII Panel on Energy. He has a post graduate degree in business management and engineering.

Naidalaa
Badrakh
CEO,
Mongolian Sustainable Finance Association

Speaker Bio

Naidalaa
Badrakh

CEO,
Mongolian Sustainable Finance Association

Naidalaa is CEO and Board Member of the Mongolian Sustainable Finance Association (MSFA). He was previously CEO of Mongolian Bankers Association, Chief Risk Officer in Anod Bank and Khan Bank, Head of Business Development of Unitel MCS Group, Senior Investment Manager at MCS Holding LLC and CEO of the Mongolian Economic Forum. He also lectured economics at the Institute of Finance and Economics (IFE) of Mongolia. He holds BA in Business Economics from the Institute of Finance and Economics of Mongolia, as well as an MSc degree in Economics from the University of Kobe, Japan.

Saehoon
Kim
Vice President / Head of Fuel Cell Division,
Hyundai Motor Group

Speaker Bio

Saehoon
Kim

Vice President / Head of Fuel Cell Division,
Hyundai Motor Group

Dr Ing Kim joined Hyundai Motor Group as manager of fuel cell engineering team, and was the project leader for the Tucson ix35 Fuel Cell, the world’s first commercial production FCEV. As director of the Fuel Cell Group, he led the successful launch of Hyundai’s second- generation FCEV model. He is currently the head of the Hyundai Motor Group’s Fuel Cell Division. Dr Ing Kim has a PhD in mechanical engineering from RWTH Aachen, Germany.

Bill
Hare
Founder / CEO,
Climate Analytics

Speaker Bio

Bill
Hare

Founder / CEO,
Climate Analytics

Bill Hare is a physicist and climate scientist with 30 years’ experience in science, impacts and policy responses to climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion, and a veteran of the international climate negotiations. He has been described as “the physicist who has become a go-to climate adviser for dozens of poor nations.” He was Lead Author for the Nobel Prize winning IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. He is also one of the leaders of the Climate Action Tracker, recognised as one of the most credible sources of information action on climate change. Bill is Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University and Visiting Scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

Sergio
Pombo
Head of Private Equity Funds,
GCF

Speaker Bio

Sergio
Pombo

Head of Private Equity Funds,
GCF

Sergio is the Head of Private Equity Funds at GCF. Before GCF, Sergio co-founded Berkana Private Equity, LLC, which invests in clean energy and energy efficiency projects in Latin America. He previously served with the International Finance Corporation, where he co-established EMPEA-IFC PE Conference, the largest global private equity conference. Sergio has an industrial engineering degree from Pontifical Xavierian University, an MBA from American University of Washington DC, and received a Private Equity and Venture Capital certificate from the Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Program.

Tamer
El-Raghy
Managing Director,
Acumen Capital Partners (ACP)

Speaker Bio

Tamer
El-Raghy

Managing Director,
Acumen Capital Partners (ACP)

As the Managing Director of ACP, Tamer leads the fund’s investments in companies in the Agribusiness space. Prior to ACP, he spent two years with responsAbility AG as head of Agriculture PE in Africa, where he led the team that sourced over 100 deals in Africa. Prior to joining responsAbility, he led Cargill’s growth strategy and M&A activities in Africa. Tamer received an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business (New York), a PhD in Materials Engineering from Drexel University and a BSc in Metallurgical Engineering from Cairo University.

Stewart
James
Managing Director / Head of Group Public Affairs, Asia Pacific,
HSBC

Speaker Bio

Stewart
James

Managing Director / Head of Group Public Affairs, Asia Pacific,
HSBC

Before joining HSBC in January 2016, Stewart worked in the public sector for over 20 years. He held a number of posts for HM Treasury (HMT). In 2008, Stewart was based in Washington DC, representing the UK Government on the board of the World Bank Group as Alternate Executive Director. This was followed by a spell at the Bank of England where he acted as Governor Mark Carney’s Financial Stability Board (FSB) Sherpa, establishing a team to support the Governor in his role as FSB Chair. Stewart transferred to Hong Kong to become Head of Group Public Affairs, Asia Pacific.

Kruskaia
Sierra-Escalante
Senior Manager, Blended Finance – New Business and Portfolio,
International Finance Corporation

Speaker Bio

Kruskaia
Sierra-Escalante

Senior Manager, Blended Finance – New Business and Portfolio,
International Finance Corporation

Kruskaia is Senior Manager, Blended Finance New Business and Portfolio, in IFC’s Blended Finance Department. She also manages the Blended Finance Facility of the IDA Private Sector Window. Prior to her current position, she headed the Blended Finance unit and served as IFC’s Global Lead Counsel for Climate and Blended Finance at IFC. She holds a masters degree in public affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, and a JD from the New York University School of Law. Before joining IFC, Kruskaia was at Chadbourne & Parke, LLP.

Daniel
Best
Director, Projects Department,
Caribbean Development Bank

Speaker Bio

Daniel
Best

Director, Projects Department,
Caribbean Development Bank

Daniel is Director of the Projects Department at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). Prior to joining CDB, Daniel was the Regional Project Manager for a multinational commercial financial institution, where he successfully led the implementation of the organisation’s regional infrastructure strategy. Daniel is a Civil Engineer with an MBA from the University of Durham and a Project Management Professional with over 24 years of experience. Away from the office, Daniel is known in Barbados’ performing arts scene, appearing in a number of stage, television and movie productions.

Tatiana
Tatiana Espinosa
Executive Director,
ARBIO-PERÚ

Speaker Bio

Tatiana
Tatiana Espinosa

Executive Director,
ARBIO-PERÚ

Tatiana has a Forest Science Engineering and masters in management and conservation of tropical forests and biodiversity at CATIE (Costa Rica). She has developed research projects on the impact of human activities on wildlife and Brasil nut management in Tambopata, and on strategies for social adaptation to climate change in rural communities in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Accredited by the International Network of Analog Forestry as a trainer in Analog Forestry as an ecosystem restoration system. She is currently the executive director of the ARBIO-PERÚ organisation. Winner of the Jane Goodall Hope and Inspiration Ranger Award 2018.

Juan Antonio
Ketterer
Chief of the Connectivity, Markets and Finance Division,
Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Speaker Bio

Juan Antonio
Ketterer

Chief of the Connectivity, Markets and Finance Division,
Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Juan Antonio is the Chief of the Connectivity, Markets and Finance Division of IADB. He previously held managing positions at several advisory, financing and trading firms, as well as at securities exchanges and clearing houses. Juan Antonio obtained a PhD in Financial Economics from the University of Minnesota, becoming professor of finance at the Tepper Business School of Carnegie Mellon University and at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University.

Brooks
Preston
Managing Director,
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Speaker Bio

Brooks
Preston

Managing Director,
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Brooks is Managing Director at MIRA. Before joining Macquarie, Brooks was VP and Head of Investment Funds for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Co-managing partner and founder of the Virgin Green Fund Emerging Markets, Principal at Wolfensohn & Company, and Head of global business development and M&A for BP Solar. He was Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of Natural Resources and Environment and Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Forestry at USDA in the Clinton/Gore Administration. Brooks has a BA from Dartmouth College (Geography & Environmental Studies) and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and studied abroad in Nairobi, Kenya.

Michael
Chae
Principal,
IFC Asset Management Company

Speaker Bio

Michael
Chae

Principal,
IFC Asset Management Company

Michael is responsible for investor relations in the Asia Pacific region in AMC. Prior to his current role, he was with PineBridge Investments in Singapore and Tokyo, where he was a Managing Director within the Alternative Investments Group. During his time in Asia, he held senior positions at several global investment firms including Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, and Credit Suisse. Michael began his career in investment banking and leverage finance with the Chase Manhattan Bank. He graduated with honors from the University of Rochester with a BA in Economics and Japanese.

Michael
Puma
Unit Director,
NASA Climate Systems Research

Speaker Bio

Michael
Puma

Unit Director,
NASA Climate Systems Research

Dr Michael Puma is currently Unit Director of the Center for Climate Systems Research, part of Columbia University’s Earth Institute, and co-located with the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. His research is focused on global food security, hydroclimatology, and human migration. His research has been funded by a variety of institutions including NASA, the US Department of Defense, and the United Nations Development Programme. He is especially interested in understanding the sensitivity of complex, socioeconomic systems to non-predictable extremes.

Ki-Joon
Kim
Principal Transport Specialist,
Asian Development Bank

Speaker Bio

Ki-Joon
Kim

Principal Transport Specialist,
Asian Development Bank

Mr Kim has over 30 years of professional experience and academic research in the transport sector. Since joining the Asian Development Bank, he has worked on sustainable urban transport projects, intelligent transport systems, low carbon transport policy and climate change and new transport technology. He managed several BRT system projects in East Asia and has been involved in developing Sustainable Transport Action Plans for many cities. Prior to ADB, he was involved in major urban reform projects in Seoul. He studied urban planning and transport planning in Korea, US and United Kingdom.

Eric
Usher
Head,
UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)

Speaker Bio

Eric
Usher

Head,
UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)

Eric Usher heads UNEP FI, a global partnership bringing the UN together with banks, insurers and asset managers to develop the sustainable finance and responsible investment agendas. He also sits on several industry bodies, including on the boards of the Principles for Responsible Investment, the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, as well as the Evaluation Council of the French sovereign green bond and REPP Africa. He helped establish GCF and led efforts to create its Private Sector Facility. Eric has been an editor of the Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment and was lead author for finance of the IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources.

Jürg
Grütter
CEO,
Grutter Consulting

Speaker Bio

Jürg
Grütter

CEO,
Grutter Consulting

Jürg is an economist and has worked for more than 25 years on sustainable transport, linking more than 300 transport projects successfully to climate finance. Jürg has worked on electric mobility for more than a decade and has developed electric vehicle deployment strategies for more than 30 cities and countries. He has realised numerous e-bus, e-taxi, e-truck and e-boat projects and is the founder and co-owner of an electric mobility company established with the electric utility in Costa Rica.

Pierre
Telep
Senior Energy Specialist,
GCF

Speaker Bio

Pierre
Telep

Senior Energy Specialist,
GCF

Pierre provides sectorial leadership on renewable energy investments at GCF, where he coordinates the assessment of investments that help developing countries combat climate change through access to clean energy and clean power generation. He has more than 13 years global experience in the energy sector, including operational leadership of energy organizations and advisory roles for power sector reforms, on four continents. Pierre holds a Master of Engineering from Ecole des Mines in France.

Mohale
Rakgate
Group Executive, Project Preparation Division,
Development Bank of Southern Africa

Speaker Bio

Mohale
Rakgate

Group Executive, Project Preparation Division,
Development Bank of Southern Africa

Mohale is the Group Executive: Project Preparation Division, at the DBSA. This role involves leading a team of experts and professionals to prepare projects from conceptual stages to financial close or implementation. Mohale is also responsible for DBSA’s climate finance activities which include accreditation to access concessional funding from entities such as GCF and GEF in order to support the development of infrastructure projects. Previously, Mohale was an investment professional with the International Finance Corporation.

2018 Sessions

GCF’s 2018 flagship Conference with the private sector attracted a strong mix of institutional investors including pension funds, insurance companies, and endowments along with project developers, climate specialised firms and high-level country representatives and dignitaries.

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