Regional Head, Power & Infrastructure, MENA
John has been involved in the power and infrastructure sectors in the Middle East for over 20 years with a spell of some 17 years in similar roles in Asia.
His wide background encompasses construction, operational property and casualty insurance lines having specialized in PPP type projects for the majority of those periods.
He has worked closely with many international and local legal and financing teams in order to achieve Financial Close on numerous projects and acted as a permanent consultant to the Asian Development Bank (Private Sector) whilst based in Manila. He has also acted both with and for many Multilaterals including the International Finance Corporation as well as with numerous commercial banks and loan syndicates.
Whilst John’s power industry experience was gained in ‘conventional’ power projects laterally, particularly in the Middle East he has become a leading practitioner in the Renewable Energy technologies of Solar (PV & CSP), Wind and Waste to Energy and has also authored papers concerning the insurability of Hydrogen from its production, storage, transport and use as a clean fuel.
John is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London by examination and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner.