InfraCo Asia CEO Allard M. Nooy and InfraCo Africa CEO Gilles Vaes share how ‘patient capital’ is needed for high-quality infrastructure projects to get off the ground and how this is able to deliver sustainable development impact and financial returns for private sector investors in the emerging and frontier markets of South and Southeast Asia, as well as sub-Saharan Africa.
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Colin Liu is Health, Safety, Environmental & Social (HSES) Manager at InfraCo Asia. He provides HSES oversight and advice throughout the project delivery lifecycle, covering InfraCo Asia’s portfolio in South and Southeast Asia.
Kenneth Goh is Programme Manager at InfraCo Asia. He oversees InfraCo Asia’s contracted developer teams, covering a portfolio of 20 projects covering South and Southeast Asia. ICM is InfraCo Asia’s contracted developer team for Myanmar, where InfraCo Asia’s programme is funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), a member of the Private Infrastructure Development Group.
Prior to her retirement from the legal industry, InfraCo Asia Non-Executive Director Amy Lee was a consultant with Singapore boutique law firm, Tan Kok Quan Partnership, where she specialised in infrastructure developments and government advisory work. Decades of experience working on projects in the region built up her belief that right mix of people is the key element in bringing new infrastructure initiatives to life.
Claudine Lim, Chief Operating Officer of InfraCo Asia, is a long-term advocate of the empowerment of women and girls. Along with being a key contributor to PIDG’s Gender Task Force, Claudine is also chairperson of Aidha, a social enterprise which provides courses to improve the financial literacy of foreign domestic workers and lower-income women in Singapore.
Prabaljit Sarkar, Director of Business Development at InfraCo Asia, was an instrumental part of the team that developed the recently commissioned 168MWp Ninh Thuan Solar Power project in Vietnam. In this article, featured in PIDG Pathfinder newsletter of December 2019, he shares his perspective on bringing one of the country’s first utility-scale solar power plants to life.
In March 2018, Andy Bainbridge commenced his role as Chair of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), a multi-donor organisation that catalyses private investment in infrastructure in the frontier markets of sub-Saharan Africa and South and South-East Asia to boost economic development and combat poverty. A private-sector leader with a longtime infrastructure focus, Andy is also the Group Chief Executive Officer of SBM Holdings Ltd. He was previously Global Head of Commercial Clients and the Chief Risk Officer for the Western Hemisphere for Standard Chartered. Andy has spent more than 20 years working in emerging markets, including 8 years as Chair of PIDG’s Infrastructure Crisis Facility Debt Pool and 10 years on the board of fellow PIDG company, GuarantCo, serving half of that time as GuarantCo’s Chair.
Singapore-based Mason Wallick is the founder and Managing Director of Infunde Development which is delivering InfraCo Asia’s South East Asia Developer Services Program. With almost 20 years’ experience working on energy and infrastructure projects in Asia alone, Mason is a veteran of the regional infrastructure sector. Bringing a multi-disciplinary approach to infrastructure development, Mason reflects on the way forward to closing Asia’s growing infrastructure funding ‘gap’.
From 29 September – 7 October 2016, InfraCo Asia’s CEO Allard Nooy and Director of Projects and operations, Ian McAlister took to the roads of Eastern and Central-Western Nepal to visit project sites and meet with local communities and stakeholders. This is the story of their journey.
Vivek Gupta, co-founder of Equicap Asia which is delivering InfraCo Asia’s South Asia Developer Services Program, has built a career in infrastructure literally from the ground up. With an eye for detail, and an obsession for thorough process, Vivek shares his views on what makes complex projects succeed.