Saturday, 17 August 2019

IFR Asia Asian Development Bank Roundtable 2018: Roundtable participants

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  • Olivier Delfour
  • Kiyoshi Nishimura
  • Siong Ooi
  • Pierre Van Peteghem
  • Rocky Reyes
  • Steve Garton

Olivier Delfour

Fitch Ratings

Olivier Delfour is head of global infrastructure and project finance at Fitch Ratings. He leads a team of 70 analysts covering 500 credits globally and is based in Paris.

Before the creation of this group in early 2007, he had been responsible for ABS ratings within the European structured finance group as well as supervision of the structured finance teams in Paris, Milan, Frankfurt, and Madrid.

Delfour joined Fitch in 1997 after gaining experience in commercial real estate lending and securitisation at UIC-SOFAL, a French real estate specialized lender.


Kiyoshi Nishimura

Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility

Koyoshi Nishimura is the CEO of Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility, better known as CGIF, a multilateral guarantee facility established by ASEAN+3 countries and the Asian Development Bank to promote local currency bond markets in ASEAN countries. He previously worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as acting director of its Financial Institutions Business Group, and held senior positions at the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Export-Import Bank of Japan and the International Monetary Fund.


Siong Ooi


Siong Ooi is co-head of debt capital markets for Asia at MUFG Bank, responsible for loans and bonds in 18 countries across South and South-East Asia, East Asia and Oceania. He joined MUFG in 2016 after more than 20 years in debt financing in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia, most recently in charge of syndicated and leveraged finance for the region at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

He joined BAML in 2011 from ANZ, where he held a number of senior positions in loan syndications and bond syndicate.


Pierre Van Peteghem

Treasurer, Asian Development Bank

Pierre Van Peteghem is the Treasurer of the Asian Development Bank. He took over the position in February 2015, and is responsible for ensuring that ADB maintains the financial capacity to respond to the needs of its developing member countries. He is in charge of planning and managing ADB’s financial resources and conducting financial transactions arising from loan operations. He oversees the funding, investments, financial policy and planning, treasury client solutions, and treasury services divisions of ADB.


Rocky Reyes

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Rocky Alejandro L. Reyes is head of the special projects department at Philippines law firm SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, where he specialises in taxation, project finance, construction, leveraged leases and infrastructure projects.

He has acted on various private power and other infrastructure projects in the Philippines and other Asian countries, and advised on the drafting of the Philippines’ Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Law and legislation to create the Private Sector Infrastructure Development Fund.


Steve Garton

Editor, IFR Asia (Moderator)

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