Challenges and Solutions for Infrastructure Development

Tbilissi, Georgia

May 13, 2015



This seminar, organized in cooperation with the EBRD during their annual meetingĀ focused on the building blocks and bottlenecks of infrastructure delivery (planning, funding and financing) in transition and emerging economies. Speakers included government policy makers; utility and infrastructure operators/investors; sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other private sector investors.



  • Allen A. WEAVER: Senior Managing Director and Head of Prudential Capital Group
  • Amar BHATTACHARYA: Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Azim SADIKOV: Resident Representative in Georgia, International Monetary Fund
  • Carlo VIVALDI: Head of Central and Eastern Europe Division, UniCredit
  • Cavit DAGDAS: Governor of EBRD for Turkey
  • David BRESCH: Global Head Sustainability Swiss Re
  • Dimitris TSITSIRAGOS: Vice President, IFC Global Client Services
  • Ed PLEWA: Regional Managing Director for Transportation, AECOM
  • Ergun OZEN: CEO, GarantiBank
  • Franco BASSANINI: Chairman, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
  • Hu XIAOLIAN: Chairman, China Exim Bank
  • John MCBRIDE: CEO, PPP Canada
  • Marc UZAN: Executive Director, Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee
  • Massimiliano CASTELLI: Managing Director, Head of Strategy, Global Sovereign Markets, UBS Global Asset Management
  • Mattia ROMANI: Managing Director for Country and Sector Economics, EBRD
  • Mauricio JANAUSKAS: Partner at McKinsey & Company
  • Michael BUCHANAN: Managing Director for Strategy, Temasek
  • Michael LIEBREICH: Chairman of the Advisory Board, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Natasha KHANJENKOVA: Managing Director for Turkey, EBRD
  • Patricia HAAS CLEVELAND: Financial Adviso, Multilateral Interim Secretariat at AIIB
  • Philippe LE HOUEROU: Vice President for Policy, EBRD
  • Sergio HINOJOSA: International Consultant in Public Private Partnerships, IKONS ATN
  • Thierry DEAU: CEO, Meridiam
  • Thomas MAIER: Managing Director for Infrastructure, EBRD

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