World Infrastructure Summit 2015

28th - 30th September 2015,, The Hilton, Barcelona

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Speakers for WIS 2015

To enquire about speaking roles please contact Catherine Alderson via email: or telephone: +44 (0)20 7779 8873

2015 SPEAKERS include:

  • Imad Ahmed
    Imad Ahmed, Transactions Advisor, Strategic Investment Department, Rwanda Development Board
    Profile coming soon.

  • Bertrand BadréThiago Almeida
    Thiago Almeida, Superintendent of planning, integration & foreign investments, State Secretariat for Economic Development,  Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    Profile coming soon.
  • Bertrand Badré, Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group
    Bertrand, as Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for the financial and risk management strategies of the Bank Group. He contributes to international dialogue on financial standards and practices through his representation of the Group at the Financial Stability Board, as chair of the World Economic Forum Global Action Council on Sustainable Development and participation in meetings of the G7 and Heads of Multilateral Development Banks.

    Previously, he was Group CFO at Société Générale and Crédit Agricole, and Managing Director of Lazard. During the 2003 Evian G8 summit, Badré served as President Chirac’s deputy personal representative for Africa and as a spokesperson on new international financial contributions to fund development. He was on the World Panel on Financing Water Infrastructure, chaired by Michel Camdessus, and served in the French Ministry of Finance.
  • Salim Bensmail
    Salim Bensmail, Director, MAPPP
    Salim Bensmail heads the PPP Unit at the French Treasury Departement. He previously held various positions in the financial services industry and at the City of Paris, including Deputy-Director for Financial Affairs in charge of PPPs and Director for Economic Development. He was involved in the structuring of a wide range of infrastructure projects, including water management, stadiums, convention centers, and highways / toll roads. Salim is a graduate of Ecole Nationale d’Administration and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and holds an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge.
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    Jyoti Bisbey, Infrastructure Finance Specialist, PPP, World Bank
    Profile coming soon.
  • Giorgio Casoni
    Giorgio Chiarion-Casoni, Head of Unit, DG Economic & Financial Affairs, European Commission
    Giorgio Chiarion Casoni developed his professional career at the European Commission where he managed financial programmes in support of SMEs before becoming responsible for coordination of the activities of the European Commission with the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Investment Fund, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and other IFIs. He is currently Head of the Financing Infrastructure and Climate Change Unit in the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs. He is responsible for European initiatives such as the joint Commission-EIB Project Bond Initiative and other innovative instruments designed to support investment in infrastructure, including core parts of the Investment Plan for Europe.
  • Bob Chestnutt
    Bob Chestnutt, Project Director, Aldwych International
    Profile coming soon.
  • Doris Chevalier
    Doris Chevalier, VP, Project Finance, Alstom
    Profile coming soon.
  • Clemente del Valle
    Clemente Del Valle, President, FDN
    Profile coming soon.
  • Christophe Dossarps
    Christophe Dossarps, CEO, Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation, IISS Executing Agency
    Whilst working as a project coordinator in a Canadian aerospace firm, Christophe mobilized the Government of Quebec, multinational companies, international organizations and public institutions to create sustainable development funds for Quebec based students, totalling two million dollars of investments made in projects since 2008.

    In 2009, Christophe was, as a consequence, asked to join the UNDP in Geneva and head up Business Development for the R20 initiative of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He brought together the R20 and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to collaborate together to deliver better-prepared infrastructure projects. Christophe subsequently joined the ADB to further develop the International Infrastructure Support System (IISS), an online project preparation platform, and has mobilized multilateral development banks, development financing institutions, international organizations, companies and long-term investors to support IISS on a global and sustainable basis through the Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation.

    Christophe is a graduate from John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.
  • Mark Fisher
    Mark Fisher, CEO, Great Lakes
    Mark Fisher was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Council of the Great Lakes by the Council’s board in 2014. Mark is a seasoned professional with 13 years of experience in policy-making, strategic business planning, corporate communications, stakeholder engagement, public advocacy, and issues management. He brings a wealth of experience in international affairs, with a focus on advancing the United States-Canada relationship in the areas of trade, security, natural resource development and environmental protection. He also brings extensive experience providing advice to key decision-makers and influencers, including the Prime Minister of Canada, provincial premiers and ministers, parliamentarians, and C-level executives from the private and not-for-profit sectors.
  • Atter Hannoura
    Atter Hannoura, Director, PPP Central Unit, Ministry of Finance, Egypt
    Eng. Atter Hannoura has 32 years of professional working experience in different capacities and business sectors.

    Eng. Hannoura is a PPP procurement and contract management professional, with all-round business experience mainly gained from working for the multilateral Organizations since 1997 (USAID 1 year then the World Bank for 9 years) as a Management Information System (MIS) and procurement expert, which where extended to full Project Management, Financing and Contract Management in the MENA Region.

    Eng. Hannoura worked as a deputy general manager, Business development Director and Vice President for different Regional and Local Organizations with a strong direct to customer's experience. Such variance provided high exposures in senior and broadly based wider commercial aspects such as legal, logistics, sales and distribution, experience in business aspects in the Egyptian and Middle Eastern markets, as well as the implementation of total business and technology solutions, which was coupled by broad exposure to various cross-functional commercial and corporate affairs.

    Since Feb 1st, 2007, Eng. Atter Hannoura has joined the Ministry of Finance of the Egyptian Government to participate in establishing the PPP Central Unit ,in the capacity of the Director of the Central Department for PPP Projects and Tendering Affairs & Contract Management responsible for implementing PPP initiative on a national basis and drafting the PPP legal frame work in Egypt.. And in May 2011 Eng. Hannoura was promoted to be the Director of the PPP Central Unit.

    Hannoura managed studies, preparation and tendering of several PPP projects in Utilities, transportation, health and communication projects and created a robust PPP projects pipe line under studies and preparation for tendering.

    Hannoura is also a board member in Alexandria Bank (Intesa San Paolo) since March 2012 to-date.
  • Tara Lindstedt
    Tara Lindstedt, Managing Director, EP Global Energy Ltd
    Dr Tara Lindstedt is Managing Director of EP Global Energy Ltd ( Tara's main interests are technology and innovation, forming alliances to fast tract access to affordable and "clean" electricity for all. She has over 25 years of professional experience in Europe, USA, Asia, and the Middle East. Her Sector experience includes Renewable and Conventional energy, Environmental and Risk related services, Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, and Cleantech.

    Tara has participated in around 300 MW of wind projects in operation and and a pipeline of around 500 MW currently under development. Notable projects the 80 MW Chirnogeni Wind Farm financed by EBRD (the first project financed wind asset in Romania) which won the Deal of the Year award for 2012, and, the 117 MW JWPC Tafila Wind Farm in Jordan (the first utility scale Wind Farm in the Middle East) financed by the IFC, EIB, OFIC, and 3 other leading International Financial Institutions, which won the renewable deal of the year for ME in 2013.

    Prior to EPGE, Tara worked at Salomon Brothers (now part of Citigroup), Goldman Sachs, and, Coopers & Lybrand (now part of PWC), and was actively involved in the founding Angels Program at Imperial Innovations, Imperial College. Her primary focus at present is the DREAM Initiative (Developing Renewable Energy in Africa and Middle east) and the raising of the DREAM Fund 1 and DREAM Fund 2.

    Tara holds a BSC (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from University College London, an MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London, a Diploma of Imperial College (D.I.C.), and a PhD in Fluid Mechanics also from Imperial College.
  • Ghislain Lorthiois
    Ghislain Lorthiois, General Manager & Head of PPP, Samsung C&T
    Ghislain Lorthiois is a project finance expert who develops large bridges, airports, ports, tunnels and other infrastructure and utilities projects under PPP/BOT/Concessions schemes. He worked with Vinci, Veolia, CMA CGM and is since 2011 with Samsung Construction & Trading, in Seoul, Korea where he heads the PPP Team. He is a civil engineer and has an MBA from Paris HEC.
  • Eilidh Mactaggart
    Eilidh Mactaggart, Private Infrastructure and Project Finance, Metlife Private Capital Investors
    Profile coming soon.
  • Luis Fernando Andrade Moreno
    Luis Fernando Andrade Moreno, President, Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura (ANI)
    Profile coming soon.
  • Pascal Mousset
    Pascal Mousset, Senior PPP Consultant, Rijkswaterstaat
    Profile coming soon.
  • Brian Murphy
    Brian Murphy, Chief Executive, National Development Finance Agency, Europe
    Brian Murphy is a Director of the National Treasury Management Agency and Chief Executive of the National Development Finance Agency. Before taking up his current position, he held various senior positions during a career of more than twenty years in international banking, including senior Treasury and Marketing positions with Citibank in Ireland and a senior Corporate Finance role at Saudi American Bank on secondment from Citibank. He subsequently held senior positions with ABN AMRO including assignments as Director of Treasury and CEO in Dublin and as CEO in Sweden and Director, Alfred Berg, Investment Bank. His experience covers Corporate and Project finance, Capital Markets/Treasury and Credit.
  • Gabriele Pasquini
    Gabriele Pasquini, Head of PPP, Public Utilities & Infrastructure Regulation Unit, Presidency of the Council Of Ministers, Italy
    Gabriele is now appointed as Head of Secretariat of Public Utilities and Infrastructure Regulation Unit and Head of PPP Task Force.

    He is Director within Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Department for Coordination and Planning of Economic Policies.

    He was PPP Senior Expert within Public Utilities Regulation Unit. Member of Italian PPP Task Force, EU and International Relationships from 2000 to 2008. Prior to joining the PPP Task Force he was regulatory advisor to Ministry of Public Works and to Ministry of Treasury. In particular, he spent many years analysing the reform of public works regulatory framework. As far his experience in the private sector, he has been advisor to institutions and bodies operating in the field of support to disadvantaged areas with the aim of involving private investors.

    He holds a PhD in organization and activity of public administration from University of Rome "La Sapienza".

    Visiting professor in Politecnico of Milan of "European Law".
  • Julia Prescot
    Julia Prescot, Chief Strategy Officer, Meridiam
    Profile coming soon.
  • Romain Py
    Romain Py, Senior Director, Transactions, AIIM
    Romain joined AIIM in August 2014 and is responsible for originating and executing investments into infrastructure projects and companies across the African continent. Romain’s infrastructure experience dates back to 1999 and includes an in-depth knowledge of infrastructure sub-sectors, notably airports, ports and roads. Notable transactions include the award-winning Cyprus Airports, Brussels Airports and Bristol Airport transactions, Dragados SPL and Sea-to-Sky Highway.

    Prior to joining AIIM Romain was one of the founding members of the JPMorgan Infrastructure Investments Group in Europe where he led a number of transactions, including the acquisition of Electricity Northwest in the UK, Cairns & Mackay airports in Australia and Dragados SPL (now renamed Noatum) in Spain. He was a member of the risk committee and served on the boards of various infrastructure companies, including Noatum and North Queensland Airports.

    He also serves on the Board of Global Ports Holding, the world’s largest cruise port operator, which successfully issued its debut $250mm 7NC4 bond offering last year.

    Romain also worked at HSBC and Société Générale, where he structured, negotiated and completed transactions in both advisory and arranging capacities across the EMEA region and the Americas. Romain holds an MSc in Corporate Finance from EM Lyon Business School and an MSc in International Economics from Paris-Dauphine University
  • Francisco Clemente Sanchez
    Francisco Clemente Sanchez, CFO, Cintra
    Profile coming soon.
  • Fadi Selwan
    Fadi Selwan, Vice President, VINCI Concessions
    Fadi Selwan, 50, is a graduate of the French engineering school École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    He entered the Eiffage Group in 1990. In 2001, he joined Eiffage Concessions where he was appointed Deputy Director with responsibility for infrastructure. He was in charge of developing concession projects and public-private partnerships, in particular for highways, rail lines and equipment, public lighting and urban transportation.

    Fadi joined the VINCI Group in 2007 as head of the VINCI Concessions Business Development unit. In 2011, he became a member of the VINCI Management and Coordination Committee.

    He was appointed Executive Vice-President of VINCI Concessions in 2012, and Chairman of VINCI Highways in 2014.

    Since 2007 Fadi has been leading VINCI Concessions’ business development, working to export the VINCI Group’s expertise in complex projects worldwide. He has successfully closed more than 27 public-private partnerships for more than €17 billion. These include the Tours-Bordeaux high-speed rail line, the Nice and Bordeaux stadiums in France, the Ohio River Bridges in the United States, the PR1BINA expressway in Slovakia, two road network maintenance PFI contracts in the UK - the Isle of Wight and the Hounslow projects - and many other high value projects.
  • Petros Stylianides
    Petros Stylianides, Principal, Wren House Infrastructure
    Profile coming soon.
  • Macky Tall
    Macky Tall, SVP, Infrastructure, Private Equity, CDPQ
    Macky Tall joined the Caisse in June 2004 as Director, Investments – Infrastructure and Energy, and was appointed Senior Vice-President, Infrastructure in February 2012. As Head of Infrastructure, he is responsible for developing and managing the infrastructure investment portfolio for ports, airports, tollroads, pipelines and water distribution systems, among other sectors. He also oversees investments in public-private partnership (PPP) initiatives and their U.K. counterparts, Private Finance Initiatives (PFIs). He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Private Equity group at the Caisse and also chairs the Management Committee of the Infrastructure group.

    With over 20 years’ experience in infrastructure finance, development and investment, Mr. Tall has held several senior management positions for companies in the Finance and Energy sectors, namely: Hydro-Québec, MEG International (a Gaz de France and Hydro-Québec subsidiary), Novergaz and Probyn & Company (structured project financing based in Toronto, Canada). His experience has been garnered while working on investments and financings in various jurisdictions: most of the Canadian provinces, the United States, Western and Central Europe, Australia, Mexico, Venezuela and North Africa.

    Macky Tall holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business (Finance) from HEC Montréal and an MBA (Finance) from the University of Ottawa. He also completed an undergraduate degree in Economics at Université de Montréal. Mr. Tall is a director at Gaz Metro, the natural gas distribution company in Québec, and a director at Fluxys G, the parent company of Fluxys SA, owner and operator of the natural gas transportation system in Belgium.

  • Silja Turville
    Silja Turville, Head of Infrastructure Investment, Legal & General Investment Managers
    Silja joined LGIM in 2012 as part of LGIM’s initiative to help expand infrastructure investment by its clients through improving the supply of suitable investment opportunities.

    LGIM’s group clients have already invested around £3 billion in the asset class and LGIM is continuing to support the development of the private and public infrastructure markets.

    Prior to joining LGIM, Silja was responsible for infrastructure investment teams at Eagle Oak Capital and M&G where Silja led and managed a wide range of private and public institutional debt and unlisted equity investments. Silja began her career in banking with SG and Mizuho where she was involved in infrastructure advisory and arranging mandates in the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.
  • Tamer Waguih Naguib
    Tamer Waguih Naguib, General Manager, Ministry of Finance - Egypt
    Mr. Waguih holds a Bsc. in commerce from Ain Shams University in Cairo in 1996. He is a Public Private Partnership Specialist with vast experience of over 17 years in the field of Business assessment and Analysis mainly gained from working as Business analyst for various reputable Egyptian and multinational companies. This experience covers various sectors, primarily the health sector and social infrastructure. Mr. Waguih has extensive experience in assessing and reviewing the applicable PPP Projects, Tender Documents and in designing and managing of the PPP projects portfolio in the various sectors. He has also gained strong technical project management skills in the procurement, commercial and regulatory aspects In May, 2007, Mr. Tamer Waguih joined the Ministry of Finance of Egypt in the capacity of Project Manger for the Social Sector in the Public Private Partnership Central Unit, during that time; he has been engaged in two pilot PPP projects in Health Sector. The main project that he was responsible for, is the Availability of New Universities Hospitals in Alexandria. After contract signature for the abovementioned project, Mr. Waguih was promoted to be the General Manager for the Social Infrastructure Sector.
  • Mike Wilkins

    Mike Wilkins, Managing Director - Infrastructure Finance Ratings, Standard & Poor's Ratings Service
    Michael Wilkins is a Managing Director of the Infrastructure Finance Ratings group of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services based in London where he has global responsibility for the firm’s infrastructure and environmental finance research.

    Michael experience at Standard & Poor’s includes seven years as Head of Infrastructure Finance Ratings, the analytical group within Standard & Poor’s which covers utilities, project finance, PPPs and transportation in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Michael was also co-head of the Corporate Securitisation group. He joined Standard & Poor’s in London in January 1994 and has also worked in the Melbourne and Hong Kong offices. Michael’s expertise encompasses the European power, water, environmental, transportation and social infrastructure sectors.

    Previously, Michael worked for Water UK, the trade body representing the UK water industry. He also worked for four years as a journalist on various UK daily regional newspapers and global business publications.

    Michael is a frequent guest lecturer at the London Business School MBA programme, Judge Business School, Cambridge University, MFin programme and Oxford University’s Smith School of Enterprise & the Environment as well as at UCL and King’s College, London. He is a non-executive director on the board of the International Project Finance Association (IPFA). He is also a member of the Climate Markets & Investment Association, the UK Government’s Capital Markets Climate Initiative; the advisory council of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Green Growth Action Alliance, the Smith School Stranded Assets Programme and the Climate Bonds Initiative.

    Michael has a Bachelor of Arts degree within Modern Languages at Bristol University. He also holds an MBA in Finance from the Cass Business School and additionally has a Certificate of Carbon Finance & Analytics from the London Business School.


  • Hüseyin Arslan

    Hüseyin Arslan, Chairman, YDA Group
    Huseyin Arslan, graduating from Middle East Technical University (M.E.T.U.) in 1992 with a “High Honor” degree, has been the Chairman of YDA Group since 1993. Also, he is a member of board in Turkish Contractors' Association, and has attended numerous national and international conferences on real estate and public private partnership (PPP) projects. YDA Group commenced its activities as Aksa Construction in 1975, and today it, as one of the leader groups in Turkey, is in several sectors with its 8000 employees, has several national and international partners, and total value of completed projects has reached 5,6 billion dollars. YDA Group with 39-year experience in construction industry has completed Turnkey Projects, Aviation and Integrated Health Campus Projects by Build-Operate-Transfer (B.O.T) and Public-Private-Partnership business models, High Tech Buildings, Industrial Buildings, Cement Plants, Infrastructure Projects, Roadways, Bridges, Intersections, High Rise Buildings, Mass Housing Projects, Shopping Malls, Hospitals, Education Campuses, Luxury Housing Projects, and Real Estate Development Projects. In order to meet market’s demand, YDA Group has expanded its services to Aviation, Electro-mechanic, Mining, Agriculture, Medical, Energy, and Insurance sectors in addition to Construction and Contracting sectors. YDA Group adopted Integrated Quality Systems, and has ISO 9001 Quality System Certificate, ISO 14001 Environmental System Certificate, and OHSAS Occupational Health, and Safety Management System Certificate. YDA Group has successfully completed many international projects in Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Abu Dhabi, Russia, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and has been one of the most experienced leads not only in real estate development but also Build-Operate-Transfer (B.O.T) and Public-Private-Partnership business models especially in Health Sector in Turkey.
  • Marc Bollen
    Marc Bollen, Strategic Advisor on Public Private Partnerships, Rijkswaterstaat
    Marc M.P. Bollen is the strategic advisor on Public Private Partnerships within Rijkswaterstaat. Rijkswaterstaat is the executive agency of the Dutch Ministry of Transport the Environment. In the field of PPP Marc has an extensive end indepth experience on virtually all the Dutch infra projects. He is responsible for leading the debate for more innovative management and financing structures between public and private partners. Marc’s background is in banking and finance (1989-2001) which can be characterised by international large scale and multidimensional projects (e.g. cross border leases, up-/downstream oil & gas, power generation and -distribution and project loans for feature films). Marc has masters in both business economics and fiscal economics from the Tilburg University in Tilburg (The Netherlands).
  • Patricia Menendez-Cambo
    Patricia Menendez-Cambo, Chair, Global Practice & Head of Energy & & Infrastructure, Greenberg Traurig LLP
    Patricia Menendez-Cambo serves as the Vice President and Secretary of Greenberg Traurig. She is also Chair of Greenberg Traurig's Global Practice Group, Co-Chair of the Global Energy & Infrastructure Practice, and is a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Prior to assuming the leadership of the firm's Global Practice Group, she headed the firm's Latin American Practice. Patricia works on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance as well as capital markets and securities law matters, and has been responsible for numerous first-time cross-border transactions. Although she represents clients from around the world, her primary focus is on European, especially Spanish, and Latin American clients and transactions. Patricia remains actively involved in the strategy and operations of her clients' business, providing practical solutions and serving as a catalyst for launching, growing, and maintaining successful businesses. Patricia served as Subdirectora General for Telefónica S.A. and General Counsel to a number of their subsidiaries and affiliates, assisting them in relation to their global expansion. During her tenure as in-house counsel, she also served as Director for a number of entities within the Telefónica Group throughout Latin America and Europe. Patricia received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her B.A. in Economics from the University of Miami. The National Law Journal recognized Patricia four times in as many years, including as one of the "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America" in 2006, one of the "Top 40 under 40" attorneys in 2005, one of the “50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America” in 2007, and one of the “50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America” in 2008. She has also been selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and has consistently received top rankings by Chambers and Partners. Patricia is a member of the Board of Directors of the Council of the Americas, the Board of Overseers for the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Advisory Board to the Institute for International and Comparative Law.
  • Thierry Déau
    Thierry Déau, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Meridiam
    Thierry Déau is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Meridiam, a leading independent global investor and asset manager specializing in public and community infrastructure founded in 2005. He began his career in Malaysia with the construction firm GTM International. He then joined France’s Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations where he held several positions with its investment and development subsidiary Egis Projects, moving up from project manager, then director of concession projects to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Egis in 2001. During his tenure at Egis he headed up international operations for the Egis Group executive committee, served on its risk management committee, and acted as member and chairman on the boards of several subsidiaries. He is a graduate of France’s engineering school, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.

  • Laurie Mahon
    Laurie Mahon, Managing Director & Global Head of Infrastructure Finance, CIBC
    Laurie joined CIBC as Managing Director and Global Head of the Infrastructure Finance Group in August 2013. She has had a multifaceted career as a banker, public sector manager, infrastructure executive, consultant and developer focusing on the development and financing of large infrastructure projects around the globe. Before joining CIBC, she was a senior expert in the Infrastructure practice of McKinsey & Company. Previously, she spent 12 years as an independent advisor, helping numerous public and private entities developing transportation projects in the US, Latin America, China and the UK. From 1984 until 1999 she worked on Wall Street as an investment banker serving the infrastructure markets in both the US and abroad, concentrating on Latin America and the emerging markets; she started her banking career as a municipal banker. Before becoming a banker, she spent five years at New jersey Transit, where she held various positions in planning and policy until becoming deputy chief financial officer; while there, she executed several innovative public/private financing structures. Ms. Mahon holds a master’s degree in urban planning from Harvard University, and a BS summa cum laude from Boston University.
  • Cormac Murphy
    Cormac Murphy, Head of Infrastructure Division, European Investment Bank (EIB)
    Mr Murphy is the Head of Division for Structured Finance and Trans-European Networks in the European Investment Bank, with responsibility for the EIB-EU 2020 Project Bond initiative. Prior to this, Mr Murphy was responsible for lending operations in several member states and for corporate credit risk management. Murphy joined the EIB in 1994 from EDC, the national export credit agency of Canada. Mr Murphy has a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Economics from Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin.

  • Barry White
    Barry White, Chief Executive, Scottish Futures Trust (SFT)
    Barry leads SFT in delivering programmes that are investing more than £4bn into Scottish infrastructure. SFT are also leading the development of innovative financing models to support growth in Scottish cities and to deliver new approaches to provide affordable homes. SFT are establishing a new team to lead the implementation of the ‘World Class 2020’ programme – Scotland’s digital vision. Barry has more than 15 years infrastructure experience and was previously the Managing Director of the UK arm of a major European infrastructure investor and developer. He also has served in the Army which he joined after graduating in civil engineering from Edinburgh University. 
  • Deborah Zurkow
    Deborah Zurkow, Chief Investment Officer, Allianz GI
    Before joining AllianzGI, Deborah was CEO of Trifinium Advisors Limited and head of Public Finance for EMEA for MBIA UK Insurance Limited. Deborah was responsible for general oversight for new business efforts in infrastructure including government supported entities, transportation, utilities and Public Private Partnerships/Private Finance Initiative financings. Deborah also previously served as a Director of MBIA UK Insurance Limited and as President of MBIA Assurance S.A. Previously, she managed MBIA‟s Paris office where she was responsible for both structured and public sector business and worked on a variety of transactions including French securitizations and European local government financings. Before that, Deborah worked in Public Finance Division at J.P. Morgan Securities. Deborah holds an MBA from Yale School of Management and a BA from Wellesley College. She is a member of the International Project Finance Association (IPFA) Council of Management.