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Project leader & editor

Project leader

Alfredo LUCENTE

Editor

Team Members - Roads

Alfredo Lucente

Team Leader

Partner

Rome, ITALY

+39 06 44 063 215

Email: Alfredo.Lucente@lucente.it


Experience:

Alfredo Lucente is an expert of all the main fields of law peculiar to the infrastructure, transportation, energy, oil&gas and petrochemical industry in Italy and abroad. His 32 years professional career in this field internationally is without equal.

Alfredo Lucente specializes in the representation of clients in the infrastructure, energy, transportation, oil&gas, petrochemical, defense and utilities sectors transactions throughout Southern Europe, other Mediterranean countries, Africa and the Middle East.

Alfredo worked from 1982 until 1988 at Technipetrol (now Technip Italy) legal department and from 1988 until 1994 at the law firm Carnelutti. He has developed a substantial practice in the areas of major projects, public procurement, privatizations, construction, international joint ventures and PPP / PFI projects with specific focus on transportation, petrochemical, power and energy projects (particularly in Middle East, Africa, Europe, Latin America). Since 1995 Alfredo Lucente was a lawyer at Baker & McKenzie and practiced internationally with focus in EMEA countries.

Alfredo Lucente advices clients on public law matters and represents clients before Administrative Courts and Arbitration Panels particularly in the field of engineering, transportation, energy and environment.

Solid experience gained by working in different places in different international countries and in complex environment including Nigeria, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Morocco, Mozambique, Somali, Senegal, Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, Iran, Egypt, Qatar, Turkey, Greece, Albania, etc. 

Naresh BANA

Area of Work:

Founder and Managing Director BBV Consultants LLP (www.bbvconsultants.com)

Founding Member and Executive Vice Chairman Indo – Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (www.iscci.org.in )

Country: India


Experience:

Naresh Bana, F.I.E., M.I.M.A., M.I.P.W.E., is an engineering professional with adequate industry experience. An Infrastructure man, his professional career can be divided into four distinct phases. The first twenty years spent in evolving into a self initiated, quality conscious, innovative and dependable senior engineer and leader. Next three years in leadership role in Kashmir Rail Project where his capacities got recognized not only at organizational but also at the National level. He then got a challenging assignment for two years as head of planning for a large road building company of India. Having excelled at the assigned responsibilities and further honing skills at Harvard Business School, he moved on to set up and lead an infrastructure consultancy in New Delhi. An engineer, businessman and leader, he has adequate reach in Government, Industry, IGO and NGO sector.

Doris Chevalier

Area of Work: Private Operator 

Country: France


Experience:

A number of projects in France, Germany, Iraq, Iran, India, Kazakhstan, Spain, UK

Country

Year

Type of contract

Expertise provided

Australia

2014

PPP contract for construction, operation & maintenance of SYDNEY CBD LRT

Contractual and finance

France

2012

2015

Concession Contract Tours Bordeaux

Concession Contract Reims LRT

Public finance and contractual, in charge of French state guarantee implementation

Board member

Italy

2015

PPP contract for Milan L5 Metro

Contractual and finance

Pekka Leviakangas

Area of Work: Academia 

Country: Finland 

Experience:

Country

Year

Type of contract

Expertise provided

EU

2014-2016

H2020 research contract

Policy and business advice through railway PPP research analysis

Finland, Sweden, Germany

2013

Bothnian Green Logistic Corridor – consulting contract

Policy and business advice through research analysis

EU

2010-2014

Cost action research contract

PPP policy advice, financial advice through research analysis

Finland

2008-2011

National research contract

Governance, financial advice through research analysis

Finland, EU

2001-2011

European railway research contracts

Governance, financial, policy, liberalization advice through research analysis

Finland

1998-2001

Corporate Analyst, Finnish Railways’ investments and corporate finance

Financial analysis

Sze Wai Pan

Chairman,CEO

Freetech Road Recycling Technology (Holding) Limited

Wan Chai, Hongkong

Email: banting-sze@freetech.com.hk


Mr. Sze is the founder, Chairman, CEO of Freetech Road Recycling Technology (Holdings) Limited, a company listed on HKEX main board (HK stock code: 6888). Mr. Sze is the chief engineer of Freetech Group, and the expert in asphalt pavement Hot-in-Place recycling technology R&D and engineering management, the pioneer of Green development in China road maintenance industry, and the inventor of approximately 200 national patents.


Mr. Sze obtained a Master of Science degree (with distinction) from University of Warwick, United Kingdom, and Master of Arts in Quantitative Analysis for Business in City University of Hong Kong. In May 2009, Mr. Sze was awarded the highest recognition in the field of science and technology as a Nanjing Science and Technology Achievement Award from Nanjing Municipal Government. In March 2013, he was nominated for the Young to Middle-aged Expert with Outstanding Contributions in Jiangsu Province. In March 2017, Mr. Sze received Outstanding ME Alumni Award from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Mr. Sze has participated in the State Council counselor meetings and made speeches and suggestions for the green recycling welfare.


Fred Amonya


Country: United Kingdom


Fred is Lead Advisor (Infrastructure Policy) at Lyciar and previously Senior Consultant (PPP) at Mott MacDonald. He has nearly 16 years of experience in infrastructure policy and investment management. This experience covers both research and practice. On the latter, he has advised governments, investment banks, lenders to infrastructure concessions, and infrastructure asset managers drawn from all around the world. While most of his work has been in the roads sector, he has also worked on ports, railways and airports - both developing and developed countries. To this end, he has done policy and institutional analysis, infrastructure deterioration modelling, traffic appraisal, and economic and financial modelling.  In respect to research, he addresses the internalisation of science in policymaking, while challenging the existing macroeconomic [endogenous growth] models. In addition, Fred has published widely on the institutional economics of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and infrastructure asset management. He is a Chartered Engineer (UK).


Experience:


Countries

Type of contract: Service, management, lease, concession, BOT, others (please specify)

Expertise you provided: Policy & governance, contractual, finance, technical

UK

Management and Concession Contracts

Policy and Technical

Uganda

Pre-Contract

Policy and Institutions

Egypt

Management and Concession Contracts

Policy and Technical

Ghana

Pre-Contract

Policy and Institutions

UAE (Abu Dhabi)

Pre-Contract and Concession

Policy and Technical

Nigeria

Concession

Technical

France

Concession

Technical

USA

Concession

Technical

Indonesia

Concession

Technical

Vicky D. Kefalas

Greece-United States

Email: vkefalas@ccc.gr

LinkedIn: http://gr.linkedin.com/in/vickykefalas/en


Experience:

Vicky possesses 22 years of broad finance and project development experience, of which the last 14 years have been mainly in corporate and project finance (concession, BOT and PPP type) projects. Vicky has led the structuring of several multi-million dollar infrastructure projects and has been an integral part in the successful financial closure of many of them.


Furthermore, Vicky has assessed over 300 projects and submitted over 150 proposals for investment, including Fire Brigade Stations, Police Headquarters, Motorways, Airports, Marinas, Car Parks, Waste to Energy and Solar plants, spreading across different countries, such as Greece, Romania, Cyprus, Russia, UAE, Kuwait, Egypt, Jordan, Uganda and Kenya.


Last, Vicky is an active participant in the PPP and Project Finance space, by attending sector events, undertaking speaking engagements and, overall, by regularly contributing on the positive development of the PPP model as a tool for infrastructure development and sustainable economic growth.


Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance 1994

Pace University, The Lubin School of Business - New York, USA


Bachelor in Economics (BA) 1991

The City University of New York - New York, USA


Champika Liyanage

Area of Work: Academia 

Country: United Kingdom


Experience:

Country

Year

Type of contract

Expertise provided

UK

2010-present

All types of PPPs

Have carried out research relating to Public Private Partnerships since 2010.

Have specifically got involved in two EU projects in PPPs in Transportation. Within these projects, have also carried out research relating to the Rail sector. 

Svetlana MASLOVA


Area of Work: Academia

Country: Russian Federation

Experience:

Svetlana’s experience covers many areas of legislation with a particular emphasizes on international law and public-private partnership. She has been working for 8 years as a Deputy Chairman of the Legal Committee of the Government of St. Petersburg on issues of legal expertise in the field of property relations and investment, including legislation in the field of PPP). During this period Svetlana took part in legal structuring of several large-scale PPP projects, particularly in construction and operation of Pulkovo Airport, Western High-Speed Diameter, Orlovski Tunnel, Perinatal Center, etc. She also was a member of the Working Group on development of the first regional Law on PPP in Russia No. 627-100 from 25.12.2006 “On Participation of St. Petersburg in Public-Private Partnerships”. Other Svetlana’s professional activities include the leadership of the Working Group on PPP in Coordination Council for the Development of the Transport System of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region and the membership in the Working Group on Regulatory and Methodological Support of PPP Mechanisms Development in Healthcare in the Coordination Council for PPP of the Healthcare Ministry of the Russian Federation.

Currently, Svetlana Maslova pays more attention to the research and methodological activity in the field of PPP. Thereby, she is the developer of educational and professional training programs, head of research and expert projects in the field of PPP and the author of more than 30 academic publications and case studies on PPP published in Russian and international sources. During the last year Svetlana also has led the elaboration of UNECE PPP Best Practice Guide in Road Sector.


Suresh Chand Mittal

Area of Work: IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd Private Operator

Country: India

Experience:

Country

Year

Type of contract

Expertise provided

India

7

Design, Build, Finance, Operation & Maintenance of Metro Rail system on PPP model

Technical

Mukund Gajanan Sapre

Country: India


Engineering graduate with close to 35 years of experience, of which the last 16 years have been

dedicated to privatization in the Country. Has worked with various governments (Central & State) in setting up legal frameworks in place enabling Private Sector Participation (PSP). Extensive interactions with lenders and multilateral agencies, which have participated in the projects, undertaken as Public Private Partnerships.

Also involved in international projects and led the bidding efforts of the company in countries like The Philippines, Indonesia, Mexico, Spain, South Africa, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Botswana, etc. Implementing high speed Rail project in Mexico and evaluating cargo airport project in Mexico. Recently, was instrumental in bidding for the Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track road project, in Nepal where the company emerged as the Preferred Bidder in an ICB.

The key experience has been in delivering of projects from concept to commissioning involving setting up of sustainable legal, financial structures for non-recourse project financing. Presently handling varied responsibilities in multiple roles as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director and Managing Director.


Employment Brief

Has been associated with Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) since 1992 and later as the head of its subsidiary which was created with a focus on PPP based road Concessions in India – IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd. (ITNL) since 2000. Was appointed the Managing Director of Elsamex S.A (Spain), a Spanish company taken over by ITNL in 2009. Prior to IL&FS, was in Engineers India Limited (EIL) as Deputy Manager for 8 years. Worked with Gammon India Limited for 4 years before EIL as Assistant Engineer.



Félix Villalba


University of Central Lancashire

Email: fvillalba@uclan.ac.uk / fvillalbaromero@hotmaill.com


Experience with transport infrastructure PPPs in Spain and United Kingdom.

Type of contract: BOT and research on others.

Expertise: Policy and governance, contractual, and finance



Alper Akar

Turkey


Yeva Akrachkova

Kazakhastan


Marcel Babczynski

Czech Republic


Daniel Bauer

United States


Anuj Chabra

UAE


Ekow Coleman


Serdar Dayan

Turkey


Colin Duffield

Australia


Alma Issina

Kazakhstan


Romain Limouzin


Aristeidis Pantelias

United Kingdom


Ozgur Pehlivan

Turkey


Mohammad Abu Rashed

Bangladesh


Athena Roumboutsos

Greece


Sholpan Sapargali

Kazakhstan


Sonal Shah

United Kingdom


Nikolay Stankov

Bulgaria


Lourdes Trujillo


Andrey Yushkov

Russian Federation



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