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IJGlobal Awards 2020 Winners





Thank you to all the teams that have entered into the IJGlobal Awards this year. Watch the APAC, EMEA, or Americas awards ceremonies using the links above.







IJGlobal will recognise excellence in deals in each sector and regions, and the IJGlobal editorial staff, in consultation with the markets where they are located, will pick the winning deals. We reserve the right to open up categories to sub-sectors in cases where the independent judging team agrees that there is sufficient competition.




IJGlobal – and its international teams of independent judges, all of whom are established industry professionals – recognise and reward exceptional performance in the company awards categories. The four industry panels in London, New York, Singapore and Dubai pick the winners with the editorial team retaining the casting vote should there be a tie.



Africa // Asia Pacific // Europe // Latin America // MENA // North America



The IJGlobal Awards recognise achievements on deals across the infrastructure and energy sectors in all regions around the world. The editorial team – working closely with an independent team of judges active within the markets where the deals are located – select the winning deals.

Submissions should demonstrate that the nominated deal involved genuine innovation and moved the market forward. They should include as much information as possible about unique features of each deal, highlighting obstacles that had to be overcome, as well as identifying elements that set it apart from other transactions to have closed in that region/sector.

Eligible deal types include acquisitions, bond financings, bank financings, all-equity deals, corporate financings, hybrid and government financings. Additional weighting will be given to non-recourse project financings. Brownfield and greenfield projects are eligible.






IJGlobal Awards recognise excellence among market participants by identifying outstanding public and private sector players in their region. The Company Awards are judged by external, expert industry judging panels from a shortlist selected by the editorial team.

The IJGlobal Awards celebrate the pivotal role played by organisations involved in one, or more, of the year's most outstanding infrastructure and/or project finance transactions that reached financial close in the 2020 calendar year. Winners are selected in each sub-category on a regional basis as well as for overall global involvement.

The IJGlobal editorial team – working closely with the independent panel of expert judges from the region where the transactions closed – look for deals that include one or more of the following elements:


  • Innovation - Who is truly innovative and shaping new contract and financing structures in the marketplace? The judges want to hear about the entrant’s role in executing pathfinder transactions, such as those using new private finance structures in mature and emerging infrastructure markets. It is beneficial to focus on technical innovations and challenges overcome
  • Diversity - The judges also like to see diversity across geographies and sector technologies supporting the international development of infrastructure and energy. Diversity is not a pre-requisite to winning an award, but it does help differentiate entrants involved in the same or similar transactions
  • Quality (Not Quantity) - It’s not about who did the most work, but who did the best work. Our judges will only consider up to three transactions from each participant. So, please highlight the best transactions to reach financial close in 2020 and clearly articulate the impact you brought to each one

Eligible Dates 

To be considered for an IJGlobal Award, all transactions must have reached financial close by 31 December 2020.














Europe & Africa Judging Team







Susan Shehata


► Senior Adviser

John Laing Group



Allan Baker

► Global Head, Power Advisory & Project Finance

Societe Generale




Caroline Miller Smith


► Partner

White & Case



Chris Williams

► Head of Project Finance, London





Claus Fintzen


► Director Infra Debt




Emilio Cattaneo

► Head of Technical Assistance





Fiona Reilly


► Managing Director

FiRe Energy



Sarah Heavey

► Managing Director





Mark Henderson


► Chief Investment Officer

Gridserve Sustainable Energy



Matthew Houseley

► Managing Partner

Newbridge Advisors




Sarah Roberts


► President

INTECH Risk Management



Kevin Ryder

►  Consultant

Caseyare Consulting

Manish Gupta

► Partner, Head of Transport


Victoria Westcott

► Partner, Co-Head Africa Business

Reed Smith

Olusola Lawson

► Co-Managing Director

African Infrastructure Investment Managers

Shaun Johnson

► Vice President



MENA Judging Team







Suresh Bhaskar


► Chief BD Officer







Maarten Wolfs


► Partner, Infra & Government Leader




Abbas Husain

► Regional Head Project & Export Finance Standard Chartered Bank

Laughlan Waterston





Yusuf Macun


►  Managing Partner

Cranmore Partners






Catherine Workman


► Partner, Head ME Region

Pinsent Masons






Adel Elsohl


► Co-Head Investment Banking







Matt Keats


► Head Energy & Infra







Sami Neffati


► Aberdeen Standard Investments Investcorp

Managing Partner




Americas Judging Team







Thilo Rose


► Senior Investment Director Meridiam Infrastructure



Charles-Henry Lecointe

► Global Co-Head and Head of Infrastructure Debt, North America








Dolly Mirchandani


► Partner

White & Chase








Nicolas Moessner


► Senior Director, Infrastructure Debt







Lysa Scully Leiponis


► Innovative Strategic Advisor

LL Aviation and Ferrovial






Lindsay Wright


► Senior Manager







Sia Kusha

► Group Head for Project Development and Partnering and Senior Vice President

Plenary Americas

Luuk Veenstra

► Head of Distribution North America

M&G Investments

Tim Treharne

 Principal, Advisory Services


Tom Rousakis

► Senior Managing Director and US Infrastructure Leader

EY Infrastructure Advisors




Laurie Mahon


► Vice-Chair, U.S. Investment Banking

CIBC Capital Markets



Mike Pikiel

► Partner and Co-Head of Energy & Infrastructure Industry Group

Winston & Strawn

Jill Jamieson

► President

Illuminati Infrastructure Advisors

Nasir Khan

► Managing Director & Head of Infrastructure, Americas



Latin Americas Judging Team







Aitor Alava


► Managing Director - Head Global Infrastructure and Projects Latam









Ariel Ramos


► Partner

Mayer Brown









Juan José Cárdenas


 Law Infrastructure Leader

EY Perú 








Miriam Signor


► Partner

Stocche Forbes Advogados








Tobey Collins


 Managing Director & Head of Energy Americas Astris Finance LLC








Jorge Camiña


► Director - Infrastructure Debt

Allianz Global Investors US



Francisco de la Barra

► Partner

Barros & Errazuriz

Fuensanta Diaz Cobacho

► Managing director

 Intesa Sanpaolo

Pedro Garcia

► Partner


Paloma Lima

► Partner


Pablo Sorj

► Partner

Mattos Filho

Cynthia Urda-Kassis

► Senior Partner

Shearman & Sterling


Asia Pacific Judging Team







Alice Chow


► East Asia board member & director of advisory services




Anna Chung

► Partner Project Development and Finance Shearman & Sterling




Audra Low


► Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Clifford Capital






Isabel Chatterton


►  Regional Industry Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Asia and Pacific







Kanna Mihara


► Senior Vice-President, Private Capital Markets Japan

Macquarie Capital






Kian Min Low


► Chief Development Office

 JERA Asia






John Maxwell


►  Asia head of energy & infrastructure







Nicky Davies


► Partner in Project Finance & Construction and Engineering

Norton Rose Fulbright






Quyn Siew


► Head of Project and Infrastructure Finance in Asia Pacific







Rob Ward


► Managing Director & Head of Project Finance and Head of ESG Finance, Oceania







Shan Chakraborty


► Director, Infrastructure Finance, South Asia, Central Asia, and West Asia, Private Sector Operations

Asian Development Bank






Stephen Boddington


►  Head of Asia Construction Practice

Marsh Insurance






Zia Azeez


► Head of Asia, Global Structured Finance




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