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How to structure social infrastructure projects to attract public and private sector money into deals

Broadcast on Oct 13, 2020 from Livestream: Project, ECA & Structured Finance MENA 2020 - Virtual Conference

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How to structure social infrastructure projects to attract public and private sector money into deals

  • What are the upcoming social infrastructure projects? What are the opportunities for private sector participation?
  • Success of the PPP model in the utilities sector: What best practice can be applied to social infrastructure projects?
  • What do procurers need to do to streamline and successfully execute PPP frameworks?
  • What are the challenges for international investors assessing regional projects away from the power and water sector?
  • What is an agreeable and efficient allocation of risk between private and public investors?
Middle East

Moderator

Sami Nefatti

Sami Nefatti

Sami Nefatti

Managing Partner at Aberdeen Standard Investcorp Infrastructure Partners

Sami Neffati is The Managing Partner of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Investcorp joint venture focussing on infrastructure in the GCC and MENA region.

He previously held the position of Assistant General Manager of Energy at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in London.

Sami is an Emerging Markets specialist with long experience in the MENAT region. He headed Sumitomo’s business development for Africa and led teams working on financing projects in renewable, power generation, transmission and distribution. He also worked as an advisor on projects in the MENAT region and was an advisor to Japanese conglomerates on African markets penetration strategy.

Outside of the MENAT region, Sami worked on acquisitions of infrastructure assets in Western Europe and the Nordics.

Sami was educated in Tunisia, Canada and the US and speaks Arabic, English, French and Spanish

Aberdeen Standard Investcorp Infrastructure Partners

Speakers

Nick Prior

Nick Prior

Global Lead, Infrastructure & Capital Projects

Deloitte

Nick Prior

Nick Prior

Global Lead, Infrastructure & Capital Projects at Deloitte

Nick has led the Deloitte Global Infrastructure and Capital Projects (I&CP) team since its launch in 2014 and the UK’s I&CP team since joining Deloitte in 2006. Previously he had a wide ranging career in government, banking and advisory in the infrastructure sector. He specialises in the procurement commercial structuring, financing and negotiation of large and complex government and infrastructure programmes. Senior roles in the UK government included positions at UK HM Treasury, Partnerships UK (particularly developing a UK Government PPP policy and working with overseas governments in the development of their PPP programmes) and latterly at the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) where he formed and led its Private Finance Unit (PFU).

At Deloitte, Nick leads and oversees the firm’s involvement in a range of infrastructure programmes from the UK’s largest PPP roads project, defence equipment and estates programmes through to the UK’s largest privately financed schools projects, as well as close involvement in Crossrail and the London 2012 Olympics. In his Global role he drives the growth in the Firm’s Global I&CP capability and supports the Firm’s work on its largest and most complex projects such as Petroperu, Dubai Expo 2020 and Uganda Schools Programme.

Nick is currently leading Deloitte’s Commercial Team delivering the UK’s COVID-19 National Testing Programme.

Deloitte

Nick Prior

Deloitte is the world’s largest leading professional services firm, providing audit and assurance, tax, consulting, financial advisory and risk advisory services to public and private clients across multiple industries. ​Deloitte Middle East has been in the region since 1926 and operates from 27 offices in 15 countries, with more than 5,000 partners, directors and staff. Teams consist of subject matter experts who have extensive knowledge of the environment, culture and industries in which they operate. Please visit the Deloitte Middle East webpage to learn more.

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Meshary Al-Judaimi

Meshary Al-Judaimi

Group Head – Principal Investment

Gulf Investment Corporation

Meshary Al-Judaimi

Meshary Al-Judaimi

Group Head – Principal Investment at Gulf Investment Corporation

Meshary Al-Judaimi is the senior executive responsible for a portfolio of over thirty equity investments.

These investments cover a range of sectors including power generation, water desalination, LNG

regasification, telecoms, financial services, steelmaking, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and others sectors.

Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) is a financial institution wholly and equally owned by the six

countries that make up the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC.) It acts on a purely commercial basis,

despite its status as a multilateral. GIC is one of the largest GCC principal investors.

Meshary holds an MBA from Emory University – Atlanta, USA and a BS in Mechanical Engineering

from Kuwait University. He is a CFA charter holder. Mr. Al-Judaimi attended Executive Education

Programs at Harvard University, LBS, and INSEAD.

Gulf Investment Corporation

Moulay Driss Mrani

Moulay Driss Mrani

Director of Investments & Business Developments

Tamasuk Holding Company

Moulay Driss Mrani

Moulay Driss Mrani

Director of Investments & Business Developments at Tamasuk Holding Company

Moulay Driss is a Director of Investments and Business Developments at Tamasuk Holding Company, overseeing the platform’s investments and efforts in the infrastructure sector including renewable energy, water, and social infrastructure. Moulay Driss has been involved in the development, acquisition or financing structuring of a number of projects in the Middle East, and led capital raise for more than USD 2Bn of committed senior financing for a wide range of projects.

Prior to joining Tamasuk, Moulay was leading the US South East renewable energy development efforts at SunPower out of San Francisco in California, including successful closing of renewable energy and storage projects across the US.

Moulay Driss Mrani holds an MBA for UC Berkeley, and engineering degrees from Imperial College London and Supelec Paris.

Tamasuk Holding Company

Turki Alshehri

Turki Alshehri

Chief Executive Officer - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Engie

Turki Alshehri

Turki Alshehri

Chief Executive Officer - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Engie

Engie

Turki Alshehri