US Future Leaders Network (FLN)
As part of a global initiative, our US FLN is directed by a US-based FLN Committee. This platform delivers events specifically targeted at the junior/mid tier members of IPFA, providing an opportunity to network with peers and leverage experience from key industry leaders. FLN events will cover a range of sectors and topics, all with large attendances that are representative of the industry.
We would be delighted to hear from members who would like to register their interest in putting themselves forward for the committee, attending or hosting events. Candidates must be IPFA Members with 3-10 years experience in the industry and be based in New York. We would also welcome your suggestions of topics to cover and any ideas for us to develop the FLN. Please contact Carmen Ogilvie: email@example.com.
Klair White (Chair)
Senior Vice President
Klair White is a Senior Vice President within Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC, an affiliate of Ernst & Young LLP. She has almost 10 years’ experience in EY’s transaction advisory practice in both London and New York, mainly focusing on energy, waste and water infrastructure transactions. In addition to her extensive experience as a trusted financial and commercial advisor to government clients on large-scale environmental infrastructure PPP procurement programs, Klair also brings a deep understanding of US and global energy and sustainability trends, having until recently served as editor and lead writer of EY’s “Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index” publication for over five years.
Associate Investment Director
Mr. Bezanson is an Associate Investment Director at Meridiam who has been actively involved in all aspects of infrastructure. His experience ranges from design and construction management of infrastructure projects to his current role, Public-Private Partnership investments. He has held active leadership roles in the development of landmark US PPP projects, including the $3.9B LaGuardia Airport in New York where he led negotiations of the design build contract. Mr. Bezanson has a BS in Civil Engineering with an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, serves on the Board of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School New York Alumni Association and is a licensed Professional Engineer.
White & Case
John Donaleski is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project Finance and Asset Finance Group at White & Case. He concentrates on domestic and international project and asset finance transactions. He has represented financial institutions and developers in the development, construction, purchase, sale and financing of energy and infrastructure assets including liquefied natural gas (LNG) export and import terminals, natural gas and renewable (solar and wind) power plants, telecommunications network infrastructure, satellites and electric transmission lines. John has a BA in Classical Studies from Rice University and a JD from the University of Texas School of Law.
Benton Erwin is a technical advisor in Arup’s New York office with a focus in infrastructure projects in Latin America. Benton has advised investors, governmental agencies, and lenders across all phases of infrastructure delivery including the structuring phase, the due diligence phase leading up to financial close, and during the continued construction and operations monitoring. Before Arup, Benton was the project manager for a social housing builder in Baja California, Mexico. Benton received his bachelors in Civil Engineering from Princeton University and his masters in infrastructure development from Stanford University.
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Dan Shapiro is an associate in Norton Rose Fulbright’s New York office. He represents clients in a wide range of energy and infrastructure transactions, particularly in public-private partnerships, infrastructure development and project finance. Prior to entering the legal field, Dan worked in infrastructure as an environmental inspector on the Second Avenue Subway project in New York City.
Andras is a financial advisor in KPMG’s Infrastructure Advisory practice based in New York. He specializes in public sector driven energy and infrastructure assets across their lifecycle. His experience to date includes water, transportation, telecom, renewables and electricity transmission. Prior to relocating from the UK, Andras was part of Societe Generale Natural Resources Project Finance team and originated equity investments at 3i Infrastructure following a career in oil and gas. He is a graduate of London Business School.
Events in the region
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