IFR Asia Asian Development Bank Roundtable 2019: Roundtable participants
Clive Kerner has been CEO of Clifford Capital since its inception in 2012. He has over 30 years of experience in infrastructure finance in investment banking and as a CEO. Clifford Capital is a specialist provider of structured finance solutions for Singapore-based companies in support of their overseas investments as experts in the infrastructure and maritime sectors. Clifford Capital also supports Singapore as an infrastructure financing hub and in 2018 completed Asia’s first securitization of project finance loans.
Kiyoshi 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.
Katharine Tapley is head of sustainable finance at ANZ, overseeing debt financings involving climate-aligned projects and sustainable finance, including green bonds. She joined ANZ in 2001 and has undertaken various roles in markets, transaction banking and specialised lending across commodities, structured trade, project and export finance, and green financing. She has been a member of ANZ’s sustainable finance solutions team since its formation in 2014, and has headed the unit since 2016.
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