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Somit Varma

Energy & Infrastructure Council Chair, Managing Director

LocationWarburg Pincus LLC

Somit Varma is based in New York, joined Warburg Pincus in 2011 and focuses on

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Somit Varma

Energy & Infrastructure Council Chair, Managing Director

Somit Varma is based in New York, joined Warburg Pincus in 2011 and focuses on energy investments. Previously, he was global head of the natural resources group at the International Finance Corporation with a focus on emerging markets. Mr. Varma


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Warburg Pincus LLC

Reyaz Ahmad

Chief Investment Officer

LocationIFC Asset Management Company

Reyaz joined AMC in September 2010 from IFC’s Global Manufacturing and Services Department where, through

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Reyaz Ahmad

Chief Investment Officer

Reyaz joined AMC in September 2010 from IFC’s Global Manufacturing and Services Department where, through August 2010, he headed the sector team responsible globally for IFC’s investments in solar, wind and other renewables supply chains, as well as for energy-efficient


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IFC Asset Management Company

Cyrille Arnould

Senior Operation Officer

LocationGEEREF

Cyrille Arnould became Head of The Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund within the

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Cyrille Arnould

Senior Operation Officer

Cyrille Arnould became Head of The Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund within the European Investment Bank (EIB) in 2009. Previously, he was a Senior Investment Officer in the Africa Caribbean and Pacific department, where he oversaw the development


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GEEREF

Lance Crist

Global Head, Oil & Gas

Location International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Lance Crist is Global Head of Oil & Gas for IFC, the private sector arm

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Lance Crist

Global Head, Oil & Gas

Lance Crist is Global Head of Oil & Gas for IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. Mr. Crist leads IFC’s investments in equity, mezzanine and senior debt, for exploration & production, pipelines, LNG export and regasification,


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International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Philip Haddad

CEO

Location Mubadala Infrastructure Partners

Philip Haddad

CEO

Mubadala Infrastructure Partners

Kirsti Massie

Partner

LocationWhite & Case

Kirsti Massie

Partner

White & Case

Jurie Swart

Cheif Executive Officer

LocationAfrican Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)

Jurie has been involved with AIIM since its inception. He has served as a Director

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Jurie Swart

Cheif Executive Officer

Jurie has been involved with AIIM since its inception. He has served as a Director on the AIIM Board since 2009 and was appointed as CEO in 2014. Jurie is also a member of the AIIM investment committee.Since the beginning


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African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)

Emile Du Toit

Head of Infrastructure Investments

LocationHarith General Partners (Pty) Ltd.

Emile joined Harith General Partners in 2011 as the Head of PAIDF 1, a $630

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Emile Du Toit

Head of Infrastructure Investments

Emile joined Harith General Partners in 2011 as the Head of PAIDF 1, a $630 million Private Equity Fund investing in both Greenfield and expansionary Infrastructure Projects on the African Continent. Emile leads the PAIDF Investment Team in identifying, evaluating,


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Harith General Partners (Pty) Ltd.

Aygen Yayıkoğlu

Managing Director

LocationCrescent Capital

Aygen Yayıkoğlu is the Founder and Managing Partner of Crescent Capital, a private equity firm

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Aygen Yayıkoğlu

Managing Director

Aygen Yayıkoğlu is the Founder and Managing Partner of Crescent Capital, a private equity firm focused on energy and infrastructure, based in Istanbul.

Aygen has 19 years of project finance and investment experience in emerging markets. His areas of expertise include


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Crescent Capital
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