Asia needs to attract more private sector investment to close its infrastructure gap. Here’s how it can happen.
Jackie B. Surtani
Mr. Surtani was appointed Director of ADB’s Infrastructure Finance Division, covering East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, in April 2017.
For the last three years, he led the risk function of Siemens Financial Services’ Asian commercial finance unit as their Regional Chief Risk Officer, and was responsible for a team of 80 staff in China and India. Prior to joining Siemens, he was a Senior Investment Specialist for the same division at ADB, responsible for project finance transactions in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Pacific. Mr. Surtani led the team that closed the $1.1 billion project financing for the Sarulla Geothermal Power Project in Indonesia, which won several Deal of the Year accolades. He also secured two other mandates for geothermal projects and built a strong deal pipeline for ADB in Indonesia.
Mr. Surtani began his career at Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan) as Director of Global Power and Project Finance; was a Director for Global Project Finance at Credit Suisse; and Head of Project Finance Asia Pacific at KBC Bank for 14 years. He has over 27 years of successful experience in Asian infrastructure lending and advisory, with a strong credit philosophy and sector and regional knowledge across the entire energy chain (power generation, renewable energy, LNG, petrochemicals), infrastructure and telecommunications.
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