Executing Projects: How Pieces Fit : Speakers

Power & Energy Forum
Scot Peachey
Managing Director / Marsh UK Ltd.

Scot is the Power Construction Leader within the Global Energy & Power Practice of Marsh. After a career spanning over twenty years in the construction sector, he now finds himself dedicated full time to the placement and servicing of power construction risks including Nuclear, Hydroelectric, IGCC, CCGT, GT and Coal technologies. Maintaining a specialist in independent power plants (IPP’s), he spends his time advising clients on all aspects of insurance procurement, including contractual risk allocations, project finance, and the insurability of advanced technologies including gas turbines. In the last 6 years he has closed in excess of 75,000MW of power construction projects, securing insurance for many of the world’s leading edge technologies including those of Siemens, MHI, GE, Ansaldo and Alstom. Scots original background is in market placement, leading for many years the construction broking team of the Heath Lambert Insurance Group, before joining Marsh in 2006 as Head of Construction Placement.

Fawad Ali Khan
Sr. Advisor - Unique / Marsh Pakistan

Fawad has been involved with Risk and Insurance profession for the past decade; holds a Bachelors iFawad in Mechanical Engineering (NEDUET) with a Masters in International Relations. He is an Associate of Risk Management (US), an Associate Member of Institute of Fire Engineers (UK) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (US), A Construction and Risk Specialist from International Risk Management Institute and has earned a Certificate in Insurance from Chartered Insurance Institute (UK). Working with insurers, reinsurance brokers and risk engineering firms, he has also successfully executed assignments in Pakistan, Dubai, Bangladesh, Iraq and London. Prior to joining the risk advisory team in Pakistan, Fawad was working as a client executive with Willis Tower Watson in Dubai. Fawad specializes in providing end to end risk transfer solutions and insurance advice. Currently a Senior Risk Advisor for project companies and lenders, he focuses on Power and infrastructure projects. His current assignments also include insurance risk advisory for Pakistan’s recently installed RLNG Power Plant.

Shamsul Islam
Company Secretary - The Hub Power Company Limited

Shamsul Islam joined The Hub Power Company Limited in 1999 in its Treasury Department and became the Company Secretary in 2011. He is Head of Legal, Insurance, Public Relation and Shares department. He possesses dual qualifications, engineering from NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi and Masters in Business Administration from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi. He is also a Certified Director from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance as per SECP’s Code of Corporate Governance. Before joining Hubco, Mr. Islam worked as an engineer with Karachi Gas (now Sui Southern Gas Co. Ltd), National Refinery and ENAR Petrotech. After his MBA in 1987 he worked in project finance and monitoring initially with National Development and Finance Corporation (NDFC) and later with Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of UK where he was responsible for a large portfolio in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. He was also nominee director for CDC on the Board of various companies in the chemical, sugar, plantation, power and financial services sector. Mr. Islam is a member of the American Institute of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), member of, Pakistan Engineering Council and a Diploma Associate of the Institute of Bankers in Pakistan.

Ali Asgher Khan
Partner / HaiderMotabnr & Co.

Ali Khan has practised law in Pakistan for over 16 years with a specific focus on corporate advisory; projects; foreign and local equity investments and debt financing (including project finance); power and energy (including thermal, conventional & alternative energy generation, distribution and transmission power projects) across various sectors: mining and natural resources; oil and gas; concessions; public private partnerships; social and physical infrastructure; BRTS and transportation; construction; ports and terminals; agriculture; economic zones and manufacturing. Prior to moving to Pakistan and joining HaidermotaBNR & Co. Ali Khan worked in New York, as a financial analyst in some of the globally renowned investment banks of Wall Street and also served in one of the largest energy companies in the world. He possesses a unique skill set combining law and finance and has a global experience, spread over multiple jurisdictions in five continents, in a broad range of matters. Ali Khan is at the forefront in various ground breaking transactions forming part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor and the One Belt One Road initiative. Ali Khan has won numerous accolades at various national and international forums and has been recognized as one of the leading lawyers and experts in the region over several years by renowned international agencies including ‘Chambers & Partners’, ‘Legal 500’, ‘AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers’ and ‘The Legal Media Group Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers.’Chambers & Partners, quoted clients recommending Ali Khan for his “good understanding of the infrastructure sector" as well as his "amicable and responsive manner. Ali Khan is an Advocate of the High Court of Pakistan. He completed his undergraduate in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, USA; undertook his education in law from the College of Law and BPP Law School, UK; and was called to the Bar of England & Wales (Lincoln’s Inn).

Huzefa Mazahir Ali
Principal, Transaction Advisory Servecies, Ernst & Young

Huzefa is a Principal in the Transaction Advisory Services department at EY Ford Rhodes and focuses on Infrastructure & Project Finance Advisory service line. He has successfully led and closed complex, multi stakeholder Project Finance and Public Private Partnership deals in sectors such as Energy, Roads, Transportation, and Healthcare representing both the government and the private sector. He has also worked closely with State Bank of Pakistan and played a role in the relaunch of Renewable Energy Financing policy and reviewed the Infrastructure Project Finance prudential regulations. Huzefa is Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter holder and holds MBA and BBA degrees in Finance from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.