Suri switches roles to Alpen Capital, Dubai

Ravi Suri this week started as managing director at Alpen Capital in Dubai, switching over from his role as senior managing director at AP Moller Capital.

Suri (pictured right) has been brought in to this new role to grow Alpen Capital’s infrastructure debt and equity advisory business on a global basis – but with a primary focusing on Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

As published on LinkedIn, Suri said: “AP Moller is a fantastic organisation with excellent people with whom I have built a truly outstanding relationship. I am proud to have been part of the Maersk family.”

He added: “With adequate capital available to fund infrastructure needs, correct risk allocation is key in structuring deals and at Alpen we will be focusing on this. Given the outstanding relationships Alpen has with providers of capital and clients that need to implement infrastructure projects, we are well-positioned in this arena.”

IJGlobal reported on Suri starting at AP Moller Capital in Q4 2021, at which time he took on the role to invest equity into infrastructure projects in emerging markets.

He joined AP Moller from KPMG where he had worked for more than 4 years – starting in August 2017 – as a partner in Dubai, shortly after which he was promoted to global head of infra finance.

Suri was previously head of project and export finance at Standard Chartered until January 2017 before joining KPMG as a partner in September 2021.

He worked on lending and advisory deals for Standard Chartered, which he joined in 2002. Suri spearheaded the lenders’ project and export finance business in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan before going on to lead the global PF business.

Prior to Standard Chartered, he spent 4 years as executive director of integrated energy for the Asia Pacific region at ABN Amro. He was also the vice president of GE Capital’s global project and structured finance business (1994-97).