Wednesday 10 May 2017

Forum Partner Session: UniCredit

Yiasemi, Level 0, Filoxenia Press Centre

Social infrastructure in Emerging Economies. The Case for New Financing Instruments

The discussion will discover how to expand Public Private Partnership (PPP) model to social infrastructure projects (schools, hospitals, etc.) and will focus on new financial instruments for such projects in emerging economies, providing the audience with successful case studies.

 

 

 

Moderator

Andrea Diamanti

Head of Corporate Investment Banking, Central and Eastern Europe, UniCredit

Speakers

Paolo Bozzolo

Head of CEE Project & Commodity Finance, UniCredit

Suzanne Gaboury

Director Agribusiness, FMO

Ekaterina Miroshnik

Head of Infrastructure, Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia, EBRD - Moscow

Carsten Mueller

Regional Industry Head, Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services (MAS) Department, IFC - International Finance Corporation

Peter Weiland

International Counsel, Chadbourne & Parke (London) LLP

Paolo Bozzolo

Head of CEE Project & Commodity Finance, UniCredit

Paolo Bozzolo is responsible for advisory and arranging project finance initiatives in the CEE/CIS region. Paolo has over 25 years of project finance experience. Working initially at Credit Lyonnais NY, where he focused on power transactions in the North American market, Paolo then became Head of Power at Credit Lyonnais in Paris, focusing on Europe, Africa and Latin America. He subsequently went to work for Mediocredito Centrale in Italy where he focused on the power and infrastructure sectors in Italy, Spain and France. Paolo became Head of Project and Commodity Finance for Austria and CEE at UniCredit in January 2011. Under his leadership, UniCredit has maintained its position as the leading project finance bank in the region, having advised and structured a significant number of transactions in the infrastructure and power sectors.

Andrea Diamanti

Head of Corporate Investment Banking, Central and Eastern Europe, UniCredit

Andrea Diamanti is the head of CEE corporate and investment banking at UniCredit Group. Andrea joined UniCredit in 2000 as one of the founding members of the Financial Sponsor Solutions Italy team and since then he has strongly contributed to the growth of the Financial Sponsor Solutions franchise. Since April 2015, Andrea has been head of financing CEE, responsible for structured finance business line in the region and the whole large corporate loan book in CEE. Under his leadership UniCredit Group positioned at the top of CEE league tables and gained several prestigious awards. Since September 2016, Andrea is head of corporate and investment banking in CEE, with responsibilities for the corporate business in the region. Jointly with chief executive officers of local banks, he is responsible for the corporate banking asset risk and return. He is as well voting member of the UniCredit Group Credit Committee, in charge for the approval of the largest files at group.

Suzanne Gaboury

Director Agribusiness, FMO

Suzanne Gaboury joined FMO in 2015 as the global Director of Agribusiness. She is responsible for the direction and focus of FMO's private sector investments in more than 85 developing and emerging markets. Prior to joining FMO, she was a Managing Director of Cordiant Capital in Montreal. While with the EBRD for 14 years as Senior Banker, she pioneered new private sector investment programmes to capitalize on emerging business opportunities in the former Soviet Union and CIS. She holds a BA Economics from the University of Alberta and a MBA from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Ireland.

 

Ekaterina Miroshnik

Head of Infrastructure, Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia, EBRD - Moscow

Ekaterina Miroshnik leads the EBRD infrastructure team in Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia. She joined EBRD London in 2000 as an Analyst and during her career in EBRD worked on projects in infrastructure and energy sectors. She was on assignments in the field, first in Moscow and then in Almaty, covering infrastructure projects in a number of countries to include Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Southern and Eastern Mediterranean. Ekaterina became Director, Head of Infrastructure in Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia in March 2013.  Her team provides financing in a variety of forms, including sovereign and non-sovereign public sector loans, limited and non-recourse project funding involving private companies or public-private partnerships, and equity. Ekaterina holds a Masters of Science in International Economic Relations from the Moscow State Institute for International Relations, as well as PhD from the same Institute.

Carsten Mueller

Regional Industry Head, Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services (MAS) Department, IFC - International Finance Corporation

Carsten Mueller is the Regional Industry Head for the manufacturing, agribusiness and services sectors in Europe, Middle East & North Africa. During his 20 years at IFC, Mr. Mueller, a German national has been appointed to various industry and regional positions at IFC’s headquarters and offices in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He also served as the Regional Industry Manager responsible for manufacturing, agribusiness and services in Africa, based in Johannesburg. Between 2005 and 2008, he was the portfolio manager for manufacturing and services in the Middle East and North Africa, based in Cairo. Prior to this, he was a Principal Investment Officer at the Global ICT Department in Washington D.C. and in Istanbul where he managed all aspects of project sourcing, analysis and execution as leader of diverse project teams. Carsten Mueller holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Darmstadt, Germany.

Peter Weiland

International Counsel, Chadbourne & Parke (London) LLP

Peter Weiland is a finance lawyer with Chadbourne & Parke, where he specialises in banking and structured finance transactions and related restructurings with a particular focus on emerging markets. He has represented a wide variety of commercial banks, development finance institutions, investment funds, trustees and corporates in respect of complex financing matters. He has practised in London, Germany, China and Japan and has broad experience advising on finance matters involving overseas jurisdictions and emerging markets, including emerging Europe, CIS and Turkey. Mr. Weiland is qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales and as a Rechtsanwalt in Germany (Hamburg bar). He holds a BA in Philosophy & Economics from University College London, an MSc in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and an MSc in Financial Management from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.