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Jackie B. Surtani

Director, Infrastructure Finance East Asia, Southeast Asia & the Pacific
Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Jackie B. Surtani was appointed Director of the Infrastructure Finance Division 2 in April 2017.

For the last three years Jackie led the risk function of Siemens Financial Services Asian commercial finance unit as Regional Chief Risk Officer responsible for a team of 80 staff in China and in India. Prior to joining Siemens Financial Services, he was a Senior Investment Specialist for the same division in ADB responsible for project finance transactions in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Pacific Islands. He led the team that closed the US$1.1 billion project financing for the Sarulla Geothermal Power Generation Project in Indonesia which won several Deal of the Year accolades. He also secured two other mandates for geothermal projects and built a strong deal pipeline for ADB in Indonesia. He began his career at Chase Manhattan (now JP Morgan) as Director of Global Power and Project Finance; was a Director for Global Project Finance in Credit Suisse; and Head of Project Finance Asia Pacific at KBC Bank for 14 years.

Mr. Surtani has over 25 years of successful experience in Asian infrastructure lending and advisory experience. He has a strong credit philosophy and sector experience across the entire energy chain (i.e. power generation, renewable energy, LNG, petrochemicals), infrastructure and telecommunications, and extensive regional knowledge.

Mr. Surtani is a national of the United Kingdom. He obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Finance and Economics from the University of East Anglia in 1988 with a First Class Honours degree. He obtained his Master of Philosophy Degree in Management Studies from the University of Oxford in 1990.

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