A certified Project Finance Specialist with the Institute of Public-Private Partnerships (IP3), Ms. Hadija R. Diba has been part of the World Bank’s Infrastructure Finance and Public-Private Partnership (IFPPP) project, as the PPP Unit’s Financial Modeller, for the past four years. She recently signed on as the County PPP Advisor to provide PPP advice and support to County Governments to enable them to identify, develop, select, appraise, approve, procure, negotiate, and monitor PPP projects throughout their life cycle.
Ms. Diba has a Masters of Arts Degree in Project Planning & Management and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Nairobi and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), respectively.
Stefan Kauder is a Senior Program Manager, Infrastructure Specialist, and Business Development Executive with over 20 years of experience in the international development consulting industry. Though Stefan’s specific area of specialization is private sector participation in infrastructure sectors, his background covers a broader range of economic development fields, sectors, donors, and geographical locations. As a Policy Advisor and Program Manager, he has designed and directed national and regional economic reform programs in Central Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, raised funds from international and bilateral donors, and forged strategic alliances with development partners, international NGOs, and implementing partners.
Currently, Stefan is a Senior Advisor for Public-Private Partnerships at the World Bank Office in Kenya and a member of the World Bank Task Team for the Infrastructure Finance and Public-Private Partnerships (IFPPP) Project for Kenya. The World Bank Group is supporting the Government of Kenya in developing and implementing a pipeline of bankable PPP projects across all infrastructure sectors at both national and sub-national levels.
Jeff Delmon has been a Senior PPP Specialist with the World Bank Group since 2005, advising on infrastructure finance and PPPs. He is currently based in Tanzania. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Jeff spent 11 years in Paris and London advising on infrastructure and PPP projects at the law firms of Allen & Overy and Freshfields. He is the author of numerous books and articles on PPPs. Most recent books include Public-Private Partnership Programs: Creating a Framework for Private Sector Investment in Infrastructure (Kluwer International, 2014); Public-Private Partnership Projects in Infrastructure: An Essential Guide for Policy Makers (Cambridge University Press, 2011); Private Sector Investment In Infrastructure: Project Finance, PPP Projects and Risk (2nd edition Kluwer and World Bank 2009); and coeditor of International Project Finance and Public-Private Partnerships. A Legal Guide to Key Growth Markets (Kluwer International 2013).
Rupinder Kaur Rai (Moderator)
Rupi is a Public-Private Partnerships Consultant in the World Bank Group’s PPP Group. She has worked in PPPs and international development for the past three years, and supports the creation and use of the PPP Group’s analytical tools and knowledge products. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, she designed executive training sessions in PPPs and advised private and public sector clients during her tenure as a Senior Researcher at the Johns Hopkins SAIS PPP Initiative. Rupi has co-authored reports on China and India’s institutional environment for PPPs, and advocates the use of innovative frameworks to help solve complex problems in PPPs. Rupi graduated from Johns Hopkins SAIS with an MA in International Relations and Economics and earned a BA and MA from the University of Vienna in International Development and Political Science.