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James Stewart

Joan Enric Ricart


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Managing Director & Director Sustainable Projects, Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). She has 20 years' professional experience, most of which have focused on developing, implementing, and administering sustainability and resiliency standards, frameworks, and rating systems for infrastructure, commercial real estate, and industrial products. Since joining ISI in 2016, Melissa has verified the sustainability and resiliency of more than 70 infrastructure projects across the US, Canada, and overseas, collectively worth more than US$25 billion with another US$25 billion in infrastructure development under her purview. Prior to ISI, Melissa was an associate of sustainable development at Stantec, a global engineering, consulting and design services firm and was the national sustainability program manager for BOMA Canada, a prominent commercial real estate association. Melissa has a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a Master of Environmental Studies degree and a Graduate Diploma in Business and Sustainability. 

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Joan Enric RICART  


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Carl Schrøder Professor of Strategic Management, IESE Business School. He has been Chairman of the Strategic Management Department at the IESE Business School for 23 years. He is a Fellow of the SMS and EURAM and he was the Founding president of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) and President of the Strategic Management Society (SMS). He has published several books and articles in leading journals as Strategic Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Econometrica or Quarterly Journal of Economics. His current research focused on business models and Cities. He is co-academic director of IESE Cities in Motion and academic director of the Specialist Centre of Excellence on PPPs in Smart and Sustainable Cities.


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Joined KPMG in May 2011 as chairman of KPMG’s Global Infrastructure practice. In his role he has visited over 40 countries to discuss their infrastructure investment programmes. Prior to joining KPMG, James was Chief Executive of Infrastructure UK and before that Chief Executive of Partnerships UK. In these roles James has been at the centre of the UK Government’s thinking on PFI and PPPs and has had a significant involvement in many of the major projects and programmes in the infrastructure market; eg Crossrail, LIFT, Building Schools for the Future. James was responsible for the publication of the UK’s first National Infrastructure Plan. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers and a member of the World Economic Forum Infrastructure Global Agenda Council.

Sub-group: Access and equity



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Civil engineer from the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées de France and a recognized expert from his peers in project financing and in particular PPP. After having worked for more than 25 years for large private groups (Vinci, Bouygues, Alstom), public entities (Autoroute du sud de France, Ministère des Finances - Unit PPP) and in investment funds, mainly in main funding roles for infrastructure, she created her company INFRABOOST in 2015 to serve as structural finance consultancy in project finance. She has participated in more than 20 billion euros in projects worldwide and has been in charge of implementing State Guarantee projects for infrastructure in response to the 2008 financial crisis. She is a pioneer in Impact Finance.

Doris Chevalier has supported the work of the PPP UNECE team since 2014 and is also an expert for the European Commission (INEA & H2020 PME program), member of the DRBF (Dispute Board Resolution Foundation) and administrator of Paris International Airport.

Name OrganizationCountry
Mr. Manuel CARYTIIC Investment Advisor (SICIT S.A.)Portugal
Mr. Christopher CLEMENT-DAVIESIndependent PPP expert and legal/policy adviser United Kingdom
Mr. Luiz Eduardo JUNQUEIRAPrivate ConsultantBrazil
Mr. Arvind MAYARAMCUTS Institute for Regulation & CompetitionIndia
Ms. Ntoetse MOFOKA Central Bank of Lesotho – Project Management OfficeLesotho
Mr. Thibaut MOURGUESIndependent Infrastructure Impact Investing Partners (4IP LLC)France
Mrs. Sophie PAQUOTImpact Management PractitionerUnited Kingdom
Mr. Fernando PEÑALBA MARTÍNEZMinisterio de Fomento, SpainSpain
Ms. Oshani PERERAInternational Institute for Sustainable DevelopmentSwitzerland
Mr. João Simão PIRESPortuguese Water Partnership (PWP)Portugal
Ms. Narantsetseg PUREVPrivate ConsultantMongolia
Mr. Yehuda RAVEHIndependent PPP ExpertIsrael
Mr. Jordi SALVADORIESE Business School - Barcelona, SpainSpain
Mr. Art SMITHNational Council for Public-Private PartnershipsUnited States of America
Mr. Andrea STUCCHI World Bank ConsultantItaly
Mr. Radha Krishna TRIPATHYIndependent PPP ExpertIndia
Mr. Laurin Baptiste WUENNENBERGInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)Switzerland
Mr. Syed ZAIDISenior Director. Partnership Development / Public Private Partnerships Office. Alberta Infrastructure, Government of Alberta, CanadaCanada
Ms. Irina ZAPATRINAPPP Center UkraineUkraine
Sub-group: Environmental sustainability and resilience



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Dr. Anand Chiplunkar has a unique expertise of more than four decades working in Central and West Asia, South and Southeast Asian countries as well as in the USA. He has expertise in Integrated Urban Development, Water Supply and Sanitation, Environmental Management and Infrastructure Development through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) approach.

He retired in 2016 after working for a decade in the Asian Development Bank, Manila as Director, Urban Development and Water Division in the Central and West Asia Department. Earlier he worked in IL&FS Infrastructure Development Corporation, New Delhi as Senior Vice President. Since 2016, he provides strategic advisory services to different organizations including the UN Economic Commission for Europe in People’s First Public Private Partnerships.

His experience covers country sector policy development in the context of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); strategic planning, project development and implementation of municipal projects; development of innovative approaches; knowledge management including publications. He has guided initiatives in the Asian Development Bank (ADB) that focused on Inclusive, Competitive and Green Cities development with climate change and resilience perspectives for projects in water, wastewater and solid waste management, urban transport and other urban sub-sectors. He is an expert in Water Supply and Sanitation having worked on projects aided by multi-lateral agencies. He has also led teams in developing PPP projects in partnership with government agencies in urban, transport, industrial area development and tourism sectors. Earlier, he also has conducted numerous Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies for infrastructure sectors and industries.

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Name OrganizationCountry
Ms. Hajar BENNARStrategy Consultant at the Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency (AMEE), Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Sustainable DevelopmentMorocco
Mr. Pascual BERRONEIESE Business School - Barcelona, SpainSpain
Mr. Pierre-Alix BINETFinance for TomorrowFrance
Mr. Martin BRUZAIndependent PPP expertCzech Republic
Mr. Laurent CRÉMOUXC5PFrance
Ms. Lira KASYMBEKOVAHead of External Relationships and Investment Division, Ministry of Agriculture of the Kyrgyz Republic. Kyrgyzstan
Mr. George KATAPODISHellenic Public Procurement Authority Greece
Mr. Arnaud KPONDJOUniversity Abomey CalaviBenin
Ms. Aikaterini KYRIAZIHellenic Public Procurement Authority Greece
Mr. Alan LAUAngloEuro DevelopersSingapore
Mr. Alfredo LUCENTELucente International LawyersItaly
Mr. Djamel MEDJAHEDHealth-Bio-Pharm, SwitzerlandSwitzerland
Mr. Bulat YESSEKINRegional coordinator of the Central Asia network of experts on sustainable developmentKazakhstan
Sub-group: Economic effectiveness, including fiscal sustainability

Jean-Patrick MARQUET


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A French national based in Geneva, Switzerland, is a senior executive in development finance, currently a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Infrastructure, an executive think-tank seeking to chart a path for sustainable infrastructure investment. He is also acting as a subgroup leader on behalf of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe to design an evaluation methodology for infrastructure projects, measuring their contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030. Until 2018, Jean-Patrick was a Managing Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), running successively the Turkey offices (2015-2017, €7 billion portfolio, 90 staff) and the Infrastructure business group (2017-2018, €12 billion portfolio, 110 staff). His earlier career at EBRD and Credit Agricole CIB in London and Paris focused on project finance in infrastructure, oil & gas, energy, mining and property. Jean-Patrick holds a Master in Management from HEC Paris and a Master of Law from the Assas law school at Paris-II University.

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Ms. Eunice AJAMBOUnited Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Mr. Athanasios BOURTSALAS Columbia University, NYUnited States of America
Mr. Ray BROWNIndependent PPP expertUnited Kingdom
Dr. Alena DADZERKINAMinistry of Transport and Communication, BelarusBelarus
Mr. Fuad HUSEYNOVIslamic Development Bank (ISDB)Uzbekistan
Mr. Mukhitdin ISHANKHODJAEVSkyPower Services Central AsiaUzbekistan
Mr. Christian KINGOMBE4IP Group LLCDenmark
Mr. Michel LEONARDUniversity of GenevaSwitzerland
Mr. Francesco MICCI

Certified Public Accountant & Statutory Auditor - Financial Advisor - PPP Expert

Mr. Gavin MUNROSociété Générale Corporate and Investment BankHong Kong, China
Ms. Yu NAMBAToyo UniversityJapan
Mr. Vincent PIRONIndependent PPP ExpertFrance
Ms. Fatoumata SANYANGDirectorate of Public-Private Partnership, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, GambiaGambia
Mr. Sharafjon SHERALIEVConsultative Council on Improvement of Investment Climate under the President of TajikistanTajikistan
Ms. Sanja SOVRANInfinity Global Consulting LLCUnited States of America
Mr. Stefan STARTZELIndependent PPP ExpertUnited Kingdom
Mr. Dietrich STILLERSchilling, Zutt & Anschütz (Corporate Law Firm)Germany
Mr. Mehmet UZUNKAYAPresidency of Turkish Republic, Strategy and Budget OfficeTurkey
Mr. Steffen WARMBOLDhochschule 21 gem. GmbH, state accredited private HochschuleGermany
Mr. Erik WEHLSeaport GroupDenmark
Mr. Lars D. WELLEJUSUniversity of FrankfurtGermany
Ms. Yanzhen WENGDeputy Director Ph.D. Research Associate, China Academy of Transportation SciencesChina
Mrs. Sedef YAVUZ NOYANPresidency of Turkish Republic, Strategy and Budget OfficeTurkey
Mr. Ahmad Matin ZAHIDPPP Unit on Health, AfghanistanAfghanistan
Sub-group: Replicability



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- 17 years of professional legal practice in Ukraine, CIS and CEE; admitted to Ukrainian Bar since 2007 (attorney at law at Kyiv Bar Association)
- Cross border consultant and international lawyer in the region of CIS, Central and Eastern Europe
- Member of the ICC Ukraine Committee on PPPs; Member of UNECE PPP Business Advisory Board, expert at UNECE Working Party on Public-Private Partnerships
- Areas of expertise include project financing, PPP, real estate and construction, banking and finance, project finance, infrastructure and development, cross-border investments
Ms. Gavkhar ASHIROVABishkek City Development Agency, Mayor’s office, Investment & Public-private partnership (PPP) departmentKyrgyzstan
Mr. Jan G. JANSSENSJJC Advisory Services sàrlSwitzerland
Ms. Svetlana MASLOVAUniversity of Saint PetersburgRussian Federation
Mr. Dragutin NENEZICWB6 PPPs & ConcessionsSerbia
Mr.  Olaniyi OLANIYANFederal Capital Territory Administration – Satellite Towns Development Department (STDD), NigeriaNigeria
Ms. Natalia OVSYANKOAcademy of public administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus Belarus
Mr. Manuel PROTÁSIOVieira de Almeida e AssociadosPortugal
Mr. Peter ROWANRaisecrown (Maldives based Think Tank and Investment Conglomerate)France
Ms. Malike SAGYNDYKOVAPPP Unit KazakhstanKazakhstan
Mr. Pierre SARRATSustainable Infrastructure FoundationSwitzerland
Mr. Ivan VUYTSIKEIT Climate-KIC, Climate LaunchpadRussian Federation
Mr. Agha  WAQAR JAVEDFormer Head of PPP Cell, Government of Punjab, PakistanPakistan
Sub-group: Stakeholder engagement


(United Kingdom)

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Chief Executive of ‘Human Right 2 Water’, with a goal to provide sustainable solutions based on human rights to improve water governance worldwide. She is an experienced general manager and business development executive in water, energy and sustainable development, with international experience in Australasia, Europe and North America.  She acts as subgroup leader on behalf of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe to design an evaluation methodology for infrastructure projects, measuring their contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030. Director General of WaterLex until 2019, she led a team of water governance experts to encourage law and policy reform. Previously, leading a project management company in New Zealand, Amanda delivered environmental resource consent for a large community water infrastructure scheme for irrigation and hydro-generation. This involved an extensive community and multi-stakeholder engagement programme to adapt the project to meet all stakeholder demands for environmental, social, cultural, and economic impacts.

Mr. Fred AMONYALyciarUnited Kingdom
Mr. Pandala ANILKUMAREnterprise Computing Solutions P.LTD.India
Ms. Eleni BAKOULAHellenic Single Public Procurement Authority–HSPPA/Law FirmGreece
Ms. Nadia BALGOBINIDEAS Centre SPP AdvisorSwitzerland
Mr. Sergio FERNÁNDEZ DE CÓRDOVAP3 Smart City Partners, IncSpain
Mr. Muhammad Sarfraz KHANPPPP Comset International Pakistan
Mr. Azlan MORADCrissCross International (CrissX) boutique airport/aviation consultancy  Germany
Mr. Cristobal POLLMANIndependent PPP ExpertChile
Mr. Míquel RODRÍGUEZCommissioner of the 2030 Agenda, Barcelona City CouncilSpain
Mr. Raymond SANERCentre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development (CSEND)Switzerland
Mr. Prashant SHARMAWorld BankIndia
Ms. Irina TSAYSOS Children’s Villages InternationalRepublic of Korea
Dr. Steven VAN GARSSEUniversity Hasselt & AMSBelgium
Mr. Scott WALCHAKPrivate ConsultantUnited States of America
Ms. Lichia YIUCentre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development (CSEND)Switzerland

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