World Bank Group staff; consultants; policymakers in client countries.
About the speakers
Gavin Munro is the Head of Infrastructure Finance for Asia-Pacific at Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking (SGCIB). Based in Hong Kong, he focuses on transport infrastructure and PPP transactions in the Asia-Pacific region.
Before relocating to Hong Kong in 2010, Gavin led the Infrastructure Project Finance team in the bank’s London office, where he was involved in advising on a broad range of infrastructure projects and other limited-recourse financings. His credentials range across various transactions in different markets, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, Hungary, Cyprus, and South Africa.
Before his transfer to London in 1999, Gavin was Head of Project Finance in Johannesburg, where he advised on transportation and infrastructure projects.
He worked in merchant banks and acquired substantial experience in private equity and corporate reconstruction before joining Hambros Bank, which was taken over by SGCIB in 1998.
Clive Harris is the Practice Manager in the Public Private Partnerships Group of the World Bank Group. The PPP Group advises on the strategic direction and goals for the WBG on PPPs, supports coordination across the WBG, promotes partnerships, and facilitates global knowledge about PPPs. He has worked on the development of markets for infrastructure services and the contracting of basic services to the private sector through PPPs for more than 25 years, including in his native United Kingdom, Australia, and many countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. He has published on infrastructure regulation, private provision of basic services, and institutional mechanisms for implementing PPPs. Previously, Clive was Manager for PPPs in the World Bank Institute, with a focus on capacity building and knowledge dissemination.
About the moderator
Shyamala Shukla is a Senior Consultant at the Public-Private Partnerships Group at the World Bank Group. She has worked at the World Bank Group for over six years as a Consultant and as an Advisor to Executive Director. She has over two decades of experience in infrastructure financing, policy, and regulation, with expertise in public-private arrangements, innovative financing, and government support instruments, inter alia.
She was closely involved with the development and implementation of infrastructure and PPP policies in India for several years and in various positions, including as Director (Infrastructure) in the Union Ministry of Finance. She has also worked on projects in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and other countries.
Shyamala has an MPA from Harvard University and an MS in Finance from the Johns Hopkins University.
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