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Annesley is Executive Vice President and Global Head of OMERS Infrastructure. Her mandate includes the leadership and performance of the global Infrastructure team and portfolio which currently stands at $32 billion AUM, and over 30 investments, principally in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Annesley has deep expertise in investment strategy and execution, with over 15 years of experience leading mega projects, billion-dollar transactions, and complex organizations.
She first joined OMERS in 2012, where she played a key leadership role in the infrastructure investment team. For over six years, Annesley was responsible for delivering strong annual returns for OMERS Infrastructure Americas. In this role, she led the investment in Bruce Power, OMERS largest private investment to date.
More recently, Annesley also served as Chief Pension Officer, overseeing front-line service to OMERS 500,000 pension plan members.
Annesley holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical and Materials Engineering from Queen's University, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University. She is also a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario and a former recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. Annesley currently serves on the Boards of Bruce Power and the Toronto Region Board of Trade.
Hans-Martin Aerts is a Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Investments, Asia Pacific at APG Asset Management, one of the largest pension fund asset managers in the world with assets under management of approximately €483 billion (as at February 2019)
In February 2007, Mr. Aerts moved to Hong Kong to establish APG’s first office in Asia Pacific and has since been responsible for managing the infrastructure investments in Asia Pacific.
Prior to working for APG, Mr. Aerts was a Senior Portfolio Manager at ABP. He joined ABP in 2001 and has since worked in various areas, including infrastructure, structured finance and global equities. Mr. Aerts is a CFA charter holder, and holds an MSc in Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
Jan Brand joined Ontario Teachers’ in 2015 and is a member of its Infrastructure & Natural Resources team. He helps manage Ontario Teachers' investments across the Asia-Pacific region, including Spark Infrastructure and the Sydney Desalination Plant in Australia. He has worked on the group’s acquisitions of Spark Infrastructure in 2021, Enwave Energy Corporation in 2021, the National Investment & Infrastructure Fund in 2019, and Atlantic Aqua Farms in 2017. Jan sits on the boards of directors of both TransGrid and the Sydney Desalination Plant.
Jan holds a Masters in Financial Economics from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management as well as a joint Honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance from McGill University
Wilson Chung is a Principal at DigitalBridge Investment Management. Mr. Chung is based in Singapore and focuses on identifying and evaluating Asia Pacific digital infrastructure investment and partnership opportunities.
Prior to joining DigitalBridge, Mr. Chung was most recently a Senior Vice President in the infrastructure principal investments team at Macquarie Capital. He led Macquarie’s balance sheet investments in digital infrastructure in Asia, with a focus on building platforms and developing greenfield datacenters and other digital infrastructure assets. Prior to that role, Mr. Chung worked in Macquarie Capital’s private capital markets team where he focused on principal investments and advisory mandates across the consumer and technology sectors in Asia. Before joining Macquarie Capital, Mr. Chung held various roles including CFO of a fiber development platform and vice president at a regional private equity fund.
Mr Devarshi Das is the CEO, Infrastructure at Keppel Capital, which is the asset management platform of Keppel Group. Keppel Capital manages over SGD30 billion of AUM across key global markets in the real estate, infrastructure and data centre asset classes.
Mr. Das has more than twenty (20) years of infrastructure private equity, principal investment and financial services experience. Prior to Keppel Capital, Mr. Das was the CEO of CapAsia, which is an infrastructure equity fund manager specializing in mid-market energy and infrastructure companies and assets in emerging Asia. Over a tenure of twelve (12) years in CapAsia, he was involved in all aspects of fund management of multiple funds. He was also on the board of various portfolio companies representing the power, renewable energy, transportation and telecommunications sectors.
Prior to CapAsia, Mr. Das was involved in structured finance solutions for Asian infrastructure assets and in principal investments in the U.S. He worked in the U.S. energy industry for Enron Energy Services as an asset investment manager and for Sempra Energy Solutions in investments into their contracted energy assets.
Mr. Das holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a B. Tech in Civil Engineering from IIT Delhi.
Jay is a Co-founder and Partner at Evolution Environmental Asset Management LP (EEAM), a US based cutting-edge manager at the intersection of traditional investment funds and environmental markets. He heads global project development and is a co-portfolio manager with more than 20 year’s experience investing in and developing climate mitigation projects and portfolios in over 30 countries. He’s developed or transacted 150+ clean energy and climate mitigation projects for leading energy companies and financial institutions, as well as Greenhouse Gas reduction methodology development and technical/financial expertise across industries including power, transport, oil and gas, iron and steel, cement, mining, waste management, forestry and agribusiness.
Mr. Raghuram Natarajan is the CEO of Blueleaf Energy in July 2021. Based in Singapore, Mr. Natarajan will spearhead Blueleaf Energy’s expansion plans in the Asia-Pacific region and lead its rapidly growing team. Mr. Natarajan brings 15 years of senior leadership experience in wind, solar and battery storage solutions across the Asia-Pacific region. In his previous positions as APAC CEO with Juwi and Mainstream Renewable Power, Mr. Natarajan managed the development of over 5 GW of renewable energy projects and delivered close to 2 GW of solar and wind projects into commercial operation and long-term asset management.
Chee Wee implements ESG standards in Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) private sector investments, including FIs’ on-lending facilities, private equity funds and capital market transactions. Previously, he worked on portfolio climate risk, ESG ratings, wealth sustainable investing, responsible financing (safeguards) policy, labelled sustainable bonds, corporate sustainability strategy, investors’ relationships, and sustainability reporting. Prior banking, he worked a decade in a global audit & consulting firm. Together with the team, he managed sustainability-related advisory and assurance engagements across Asia Pacific
Kok Leong Toh is part of Partners Group's Asian Private Infrastructure business unit, based in Singapore. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the firm's portfolio company Green Island Renewable Power. He has been with partners Group since 2011 and has 13 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at CIMB Bank where he is part of the Investment Banking large corporate coverage team based in Singapore. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Singapore Management University and an executive master in finance from Insead, France.
Jason is Market Leader for Asia at GHD Advisory and has been involved in infrastructure development across the Asia-Pacific region for almost two decades. Jason has led numerous infrastructure advisory engagements covering energy, water, resources, industrial and transportation sectors. He has extensive experience advising both government and private sector clients across the project life cycle, from origination through to procurement, implementation and performance improvement.
More recently, Jason has been focusing on helping utilities transition their existing businesses towards green energy options, providing technical and environmental due diligence on both green and brownfield renewable energy developments, as well as advising on the feasibility of augmenting transportation systems. He is passionate about the role infrastructure plays in economic development and the need to plan and design infrastructure for an increasingly resilient future.
Prior to his infrastructure advisory roles, Jason worked as an economist at the Australian Energy Regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and the Australian Federal Treasury. He holds a Master of Commerce in Finance and a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics from the University of Sydney, Australia. He also has a Master of Public Policy from the Australian National University.
Amandine Wang is the CEO of FLOW Digital Infrastructure, having joined the company in January 2022. She comes to the role with 20 years of experience in private equity real estate and digital infrastructure investment. Prior to joining the firm she served as the head of investments and acquisitions for Digital Realty APAC, where she grew its portfolio by 200MW with a total investment size of USD2.5 billion, and served as board member and co-chief strategy officer for MCDR, a joint venture with Mitsubishi Corp that she helped develop into the largest data centre operator in Japan. Previously, Amandine was an associate director for private equity real estate at Standard Chartered bank and held roles in private equity and real estate at Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers and PAI. Amandine holds a bachelor’s degree from the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing and a master’s degree in management science from HEC Paris.
Marat Zapparov is unit head in the manufacturing, agribusiness and services industry group at IFC Asia Pacific, leading a team of c. 20 with a remit to develop projects and transformational transactions for IFC investment. The unit is working on opportunities across the real assets space, including electric vehicles, alternative fuels, decarbonisation, next-gen agri and others. Marat has over 17 years of experience in real assets and infrastructure in Asian emerging markets and globally, and has worked across the lifecycle of investments from project development, investment, financing through to recapitalization and exit. Marat was head of the infrastructure financing business at Clifford Capital (the Temasek-backed infrastructure debt house based in Singapore), originating, structuring and arranging award-winning financing transactions globally across the real assets and infrastructure sectors. Marat also worked in the HSBC Resources and Energy Project Finance Group in Hong Kong and the KPMG Corporate Finance group in London. Marat holds a BSc in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Southampton, UK and is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.