The course director designs and delivers executive level training sessions as well as providing consulting services to a wide variety of organizations worldwide. Specializing in international project finance, capital markets, and risk management, she works with corporate investors, private and development banks, equipment suppliers, law firms etc. to structure viable financing packages for green-field projects and facility upgrades in the power, oil and gas, transport, social services and telecom sectors. Prior to establishing her own firm, she was a banker at JP Morgan Chase Bank where she structured international project transactions and advised clients on risk management.
The course director has published articles in the business press as well as guides covering international project finance, trade and export finance, foreign exchange, and risk management, as well as approaches to credit and financial analysis in emerging markets. She is a primary speaker in a series of video sessions created by the World Bank covering Sound Banking Principles in Emerging Markets.
The course director was Chair of the Technical Advisory Panel of the Public Private Infrastructure Advancement Fund (PPIAF). The fund supports technical assistance in emerging markets to encourage private involvement in infrastructure development. She received an M.B.A. from INSEAD, the European Institute of Business Administration, in Fontainebleau, France. Her B.A. degree is from Princeton University.
The guest speaker, Principal of BJM International and BJM Solar Energy Finance, advises on International Project Finance transactions, primarily in the Renewable Energy Sector in Emerging Markets. Until recently, he was Managing Director for International Project Finance and Business Development at SunEdison, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials where he was responsible for raising debt and equity outside North America. Previously, he was Managing Director and Deputy General Manager at Nord/LB NY, responsible for Corporate, Project, Export and Trade Finance Origination activities in the Americas. Specializing in financing environmental and renewable projects, his team supported over 5000MW of renewable power projects in North America alone and ranked among the top 5 project finance lenders to the sector in the Americas. Prior to 1999, he was Director of Project Finance & Development at Raytheon Engineers & Constructors, responsible for arranging debt and equity financings for Hydrocarbon, Power, and Infrastructure projects. Before that he spent 20 years with various financial institutions, specializing in international finance. At Societe Generale, he was Vice President and Manager of the US Export Finance Group. At JP Morgan Chase where he spent 10 years, he was responsible for project financing in emerging markets with the support of US Eximbank and OPIC. Earlier in his career, the guest speaker was based in Tunis, responsible for Chases Trade finance activities in North Africa.
He received his MBA in finance from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown Universitys School of Business Administration.