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Energy & Infrastructure Council

H. Jeffrey Leonard

President and Chief Executive Officer

Global Environment Fund

H. Jeffrey Leonard serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Energy and Infrastructure Council.

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H. Jeffrey Leonard

President and Chief Executive Officer

H. Jeffrey Leonard serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Energy and Infrastructure Council.

Dr. Leonard is the President and CEO of Global Environment Fund (GEF), one of the most experienced and most successful private equity firms dedicated exclusively to
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Global Environment Fund

Dr. Archana Hingorani

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

IL&FS Investment Managers Limited

Dr. Archana Hingorani, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, IL&FS Investment Managers Limited, has over... Read More

Dr. Archana Hingorani

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Dr. Archana Hingorani, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, IL&FS Investment Managers Limited, has over 25 years experience in the financial services business, teaching and research. Her focus has been on private equity, project finance and financial structuring, with a
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IL&FS Investment Managers Limited

Scott Mackin

Managing Partner and Co-President

Denham Capital

Scott Mackin is a Managing Partner and Co‐President of Denham Capital and heads the firm’s... Read More

Scott Mackin

Managing Partner and Co-President

Scott Mackin is a Managing Partner and Co‐President of Denham Capital and heads the firm’s Power team. Scott brings 25 years of energy experience to Denham and is a member of the Management Committee, Executive Committee, Investment Committee, and Valuation
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Denham Capital

Jamil Kassum

Senior Advisor

EMPEA

Jamil has over 40 years of experience as an emerging markets strategic and financial advisor.... Read More

Jamil Kassum

Senior Advisor

Jamil has over 40 years of experience as an emerging markets strategic and financial advisor. He serves as Non-Executive Board Director, Chairman of Audit Committee and member of Governance and Nomination Committee for Randgold Resources Limited, a listed gold mining
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EMPEA

Andrew Affleck

Managing Partner

Armstrong Asset Management

Andrew is the Founder and Managing Partner of Armstrong Asset Management. The firm manages a... Read More

Andrew Affleck

Managing Partner

Andrew is the Founder and Managing Partner of Armstrong Asset Management. The firm manages a US$164 million Southeast Asia PE fund focused on the development and construction of clean energy infrastructure projects, such as solar, wind and mini-hydro. The fund
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Armstrong Asset Management

Aditya Aggarwal

Partner

IDFC

Aditya is a founding member of the core investment team at IDFC Alternatives which set... Read More

Aditya Aggarwal

Partner

Aditya is a founding member of the core investment team at IDFC Alternatives which set up IDFC’s Infrastructure Funds business in 2007 currently comprising two funds with an aggregate corpus of ~ US$ 2 billion. At IDFC Alternatives, Aditya primarily
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IDFC

Reyaz Ahmad

Chief Investment Officer

IFC Asset Management Company

Reyaz joined AMC in September 2010 from IFC’s Global Manufacturing and Services Department where, through... Read More

Reyaz Ahmad

Chief Investment Officer

Reyaz joined AMC in September 2010 from IFC’s Global Manufacturing and Services Department where, through August 2010, he headed the sector team responsible globally for IFC’s investments in solar, wind and other renewables supply chains, as well as for energy-efficient
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IFC Asset Management Company

Cyrille Arnould

Senior Operation Officer

EIB GEEREF

Cyrille Arnould became Head of The Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund within the... Read More

Cyrille Arnould

Senior Operation Officer

Cyrille Arnould became Head of The Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund within the European Investment Bank (EIB) in 2009. Previously, he was a Senior Investment Officer in the Africa Caribbean and Pacific department, where he oversaw the development
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EIB GEEREF

Lance Crist

Global Head, Oil & Gas

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Lance Crist is Global Head of Oil & Gas for IFC, the private sector arm... Read More

Lance Crist

Global Head, Oil & Gas

Lance Crist is Global Head of Oil & Gas for IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. Mr. Crist leads IFC’s investments in equity, mezzanine and senior debt, for exploration & production, pipelines, LNG export and regasification,
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International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Simon Currie

Partner

Norton Rose Fulbright

Simon Currie

Partner

Norton Rose Fulbright

Mark Davis

Partner

Norfund

Mark Davis is an Investment Director in Norfund, responsible for energy sector investments. Prior to... Read More

Mark Davis

Partner

Mark Davis is an Investment Director in Norfund, responsible for energy sector investments. Prior to joining Norfund in 2007, he was employed at ECON Analysis where he was responsible for a range of energy-related consulting assignments, primarily in developing countries.
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Norfund

Emile Du Toit

Head of Infrastructure Investments

Harith

Emile joined Harith General Partners in 2011 as the Head of PAIDF 1, a $630... Read More

Emile Du Toit

Head of Infrastructure Investments

Emile joined Harith General Partners in 2011 as the Head of PAIDF 1, a $630 million Private Equity Fund investing in both Greenfield and expansionary Infrastructure Projects on the African Continent. Emile leads the PAIDF Investment Team in identifying, evaluating,
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Harith

Philip Haddad

CEO

Mubadala Infrastructure Partners

Philip Haddad

CEO

Mubadala Infrastructure Partners

Someera Khokhar

Partner

White & Case

Someera F. Khokhar is one of eight partners on the Firm’s global partnership committee and... Read More

Someera Khokhar

Partner

Someera F. Khokhar is one of eight partners on the Firm’s global partnership committee and also serves on its strategic growth council. Someera is a project and asset finance partner and has advised lenders, borrowers and sponsors on financings and
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White & Case

Darius Lilaoonwala

Head, IFC Global Infrastructure Fund

IFC AMC

Darius joined AMC in November 2012 as the Head of the Global Infrastructure Fund. Prior... Read More

Darius Lilaoonwala

Head, IFC Global Infrastructure Fund

Darius joined AMC in November 2012 as the Head of the Global Infrastructure Fund. Prior to joining AMC, Darius was Global Head of Equity for the Infrastructure & Natural Resources sectors at IFC.  Between 2001 and 2009, Darius headed IFC’s
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IFC AMC

Jurie Swart

CEO

Investment Committee African Infrastructure Managers (AIIM)

Jurie has been involved with AIIM since its inception. He has served as a Director... Read More

Jurie Swart

CEO

Jurie has been involved with AIIM since its inception. He has served as a Director on the AIIM Board since 2009 and was appointed as CEO in 2014. Jurie is also a member of the AIIM investment committee.Since the beginning
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Investment Committee African Infrastructure Managers (AIIM)

Somit Varma

Managing Director

Warburg Pincus LLC

Somit Varma is based in New York, joined Warburg Pincus in 2011 and focuses on... Read More

Somit Varma

Managing Director

Somit Varma is based in New York, joined Warburg Pincus in 2011 and focuses on energy investments. Previously, he was global head of the natural resources group at the International Finance Corporation with a focus on emerging markets. Mr. Varma
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Warburg Pincus LLC

Dean White

President

Tetra Tech

Dean White

President

Tetra Tech

Aygen Yayıkoğlu

Managing Director

Crescent Capital

Aygen Yayıkoğlu is the Founder and Managing Partner of Crescent Capital, a private equity firm... Read More

Aygen Yayıkoğlu

Managing Director

Aygen Yayıkoğlu is the Founder and Managing Partner of Crescent Capital, a private equity firm focused on energy and infrastructure, based in Istanbul.

Aygen has 19 years of project finance and investment experience in emerging markets. His areas of expertise include
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Crescent Capital

Eldar Abdrazakov

Chief Executive Officer

Centras Capital

Eldar is the Founder & Chief Executive of Centras Capital, a Kazakh leading non-bank financial... Read More

Eldar Abdrazakov

Chief Executive Officer

Eldar is the Founder & Chief Executive of Centras Capital, a Kazakh leading non-bank financial services group. He chairs the Boards of Group’s principle subsidiaries in insurance, capital markets and private equity. Centras through its two insurance subsidiaries commands #3
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Centras Capital
EMPEA has served as a useful reference platform for CDPQ by helping to define the eligible universe of fund managers in growth markets. Membership provides background data and a...

Rashad Kaldany | Executive Vice-President and Growth Markets, CDPQ

The developed markets have no equivalent to the role EMPEA is playing as a convener and source of trusted information in the emerging markets.

David Rubenstein | Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group