Andrew Rearick is a U.S.-qualified (New York and Massachusetts) and English-qualified international counsel in the Corporate Department. His practice covers a full range of cross-border corporate transactional matters for private equity and other institutional investors, as well as corporates, focusing in particular on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and other transformative transactions involving businesses centered in Europe, North America and emerging markets. He has advised on transactions across many industries, but has particular experience in the financial services, telecommunications, media and technology and energy and natural resources sectors. Mr. Rearick’s recent published articles include “Three’s Company: An Evolving Market in Private Equity Add-On Transactions,” The M&A Lawyer (November/December, 2014); “Fifty Shades of Co-Investing: Part Two,” Private Equity Manager (February, 2013) and “Fifty Shades of Co-Investing: Part One”, Private Equity Manager (January, 2013). Mr. Rearick joined Debevoise in 2007. He graduated in 1999 with an A.B. cum laude from Princeton University. He received his J.D. in 2007 from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law), where he was an Articles Editor of the Berkeley Journal of International Law. Mr. Rearick is fluent in Russian and French and previously lived and worked in the former Soviet Union, France and The Netherlands.
Udayan has been a keen proponent of the fast-changing landscape of Financial Services in the transition from an industrial era to the information age and now to the networked economy. He fell into the intersection of Financial Services and technology well before the term FinTech was coined and traversed the Growth Markets when they were called frontier markets. His global experience began as the son of a diplomat living across multiple continents with his working life commencing in traditional investment banking and transitioning through to investing and entrepreneurship. Prior to co-founding Apis, Udayan co-founded and lead Anthemis Group, the first specialist global investor in FinTech based in London where he made 32 investments including well-known names such as Simple, Betterment and Trov. Prior to that he was Global Head of Financial Technology Advisory at Deutsche Bank. Udayan lives in London, is married with two children, and enjoys trying out innovative spinning studios to work off his passion for food and wine wherever his Apis travels take him.
Sabita Prakash chairs ADM Capital’s Investment Committee for Asia and coordinates the firm’s investment strategy in India. Sabita works closely with ADM Capital’s investment professionals in identifying and defining impact in the portfolios. At the same time, in partnership with the ADM Capital Foundation, Sabita is the impact and sustainability champion within the firm. Prior to joining ADM Capital in 2014, Sabita led the Asian Fixed Income investment team at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, based at Hong Kong, where she worked for 10 years. Sabita began her career in fixed income in 1993 as a credit rating analyst in India, moving five years later to work in Hong Kong, with Standard & Poor’s Rating Agency, and subsequently with JP Morgan Securities and HSBC in credit research. Sabita holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Telecomm from Bangalore University, and an MBA in Finance & Marketing from the Indian Institute of Management.
Privcap is a media company providing content-creation services to participants in the private capital market. Prior to launching Privcap in September 2011, David Snow was a financial journalist covering the alternative investment market for 13 years. He began his career in 1998 at Thomson Reuters where he became editor of Buyouts magazine. He later joined what was then a division of Guggenheim Partners to create an online information network for accredited investors. Until 2011, was Editor in Chief of PEI Media, a media company covering the alternative investment industry. David received undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Chinese Studies from the University of California, San Diego and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University.
Jim Yong Kim (@JimYongKim), M.D., Ph.D., is the 12th President of the World Bank Group. Soon after he assumed his position in July 2012, the organization established two goals to guide its work: to end extreme poverty by 2030; and to boost shared prosperity, focusing on the bottom 40% of the population in developing countries. In September 2016, the World Bank Group Board unanimously reappointed Kim to a second five-year term as President. During his first term, the World Bank Group supported the development priorities of countries at levels never seen outside a financial crisis and, with our partners, achieved two successive, record replenishments of the World Bank Group’s fund for the poorest. The institution also launched several innovative financial instruments including facilities to address infrastructure needs, prevent pandemics, and help the millions of people forcibly displaced from their homes by climate shocks, conflict, and violence. Kim’s career has revolved around health, education, and improving the lives of the poor. Before joining the World Bank Group, Kim, a physician and anthropologist, served as the President of Dartmouth College and held professorships at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. From 2003 to 2005, as director of the World Health Organization’s HIV/AIDS department, he led the “3 by 5” initiative, the first-ever global goal for AIDS treatment, which greatly to expand access to antiretroviral medication in developing countries. In 1987, Kim co-founded Partners In Health, a non-profit medical organization that now works in poor communities on four continents. Kim has received a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, was recognized as one of America’s “25 Best Leaders” by U.S. News & World Report, and was named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.”
Christof Gross is a Vice President at DEG’s equity and mezzanine Latin America team with more than 14 years of experience investing across emerging markets. In his current role, Christof works on originating, structuring and managing a portfolio of PE-funds, co-investments and standalone direct investments in the LatAm region. Prior to this, he was Senior Investment Manager in the infrastructure team, originating and structuring infrastructure project finance transactions in all mayor EM regions. Before joining DEG in 2010, he worked several years on municipal infrastructure financing in Eastern Europe. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Economics from Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
An infrastructure specialist with over 28 years of international and local experience, Opuiyo manages the pioneering ARM-Harith Infrastructure Fund, whose core focus is on investing equity in West African transport, energy, and utilities projects. The Fund has investments in power generation projects currently under construction in Nigeria and Ghana, with a total project value of US$1.42 billion, and scheduled to deliver 650MW of electricity when complete. This includes the pioneering US$868 million 459MW Azura-Edo IPP in Edo State, Nigeria. Previously Managing Director/CEO, Lekki Concession Company, Opuiyo led the US$427M Lekki PPP Toll Road Concession, a first for Nigeria, through financial close, execution, and a successful exit. Other roles he has held include Finance Director, Thames Water International; Business Performance Director, Latin America, Thames Water Chile; and Vice President, American Water.
Karsten Sinner has the responsibility for EBRD’s private equity fund investments in the SEMED region which extends from North Africa to the Levant. He also oversees EBRD’s investments in infrastructure funds across all EBRD countries. Karsten is a member of a number of advisory boards and investor committees. Karsten has had a nearly 30-year career in finance. Prior to joining the EBRD, he held positions at, inter alia, the European Investment Bank (EIB), Babcock & Brown and Deutsche Bank. Karsten holds a post graduate degree in Business Administration from the European Business School in Germany and studied at San Francisco State University.
huck has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Elmhurst College, Chicago, Illinois, USA, and a Juris Doctor with a concentration in International Law from Northwestern University. Chuck is a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (London). He has assisted companies in these jurisdictions, implemented international best practices of corporate governance, and advised on draft legislation/regulations in ten separate countries. Likewise, he has extensive experience advising enterprises on corporate governance. Chuck is the main architect of the IFC’s Advanced Corporate Governance Methodology, the IFC Fund Governance Methodology, the IFC methodology for evaluating ESG, and developing an ESG disclosure toolkit.