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GAD event–global airport development & finance conference

Global Airport Development: Advanced Market Driven Strategies for Airport Development, Financing & Marketing

Below are just a few of the 120+ high profile speakers confirmed. Click here to view the full speaker line-up.

Just Some Of The 120+ Speakers Already Confimed For GAD 2014!

Just Some Of The 120+ Speakers Already Confimed For GAD 2014!

Matthew Baldwin Director – Aviation & International Transport Affairs EUROPEAN COMMSSION

Matthew Baldwin is currently Director for Aviation and International Transport Policy in DG MOVE at the European Commission in Brussels.  He is responsible for: coordination of international transport policy; the EU's international aviation negotiations; aviation single market; developing the Single European Sky reforms for Europe's air traffic control system; air safety issues; aviation and the environment; airports and infrastructure. He leads a closely integrated team of 100 staff.


John Holland-Kaye CEO HEATHROW AIRPORT HOLDINGS

John became CEO of Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd in July 2014.  Prior to that, he was responsible for the delivery of the £1 billion annual capital investment programme, including the new Terminal 2. He joined the company as Commercial Director in May 2009, when he was responsible for all revenue at Heathrow, including airline income, retail, train, parking and property as well as passenger experience; over 3 years, retail income per passenger grew by 10% per annum and passenger satisfaction increased significantly to over 70%.


Sir Howard Davies Chair UK AIRPORTS COMMISSION

Howard Davies is Chairman of the Phoenix Group. He is also Professor of Practice at Sciences Po and Chairman of the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission. Howard was Director of LSE from 2003 until May 2011. Prior to that he was Chairman of the UK Financial Services Authority from 1997 to 2003. Howard has been an independent director of Morgan Stanley Inc since 2004 and Prudential plc since 2010. He is a member of the Regulatory and Compliance Advisory Board of Millennium LLC and has been a member of the International Advisory Council of the China Banking Regulatory Commission since 2003.


Els de Groot CFO & Member of the Managing Board SCHIPHOL GROUP

Els de Groot is member of the Managing Board and Chief Financial Officer of Schiphol Group. Prior to joining Schiphol Group, she has been working in the financial sector for over 20 years, amongst others as Executive Vice President of Group Risk Management at ABN AMRO Bank, and as ad interim CRO/CFO at Van Lanschot Bank. Els is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Beter Bed, a dutch retailer, and Member of the Board of Directors of Aéroports de Paris.


Ebru Ozdemir Chairperson LIMAK YATIRIM HOLDING

Currently acting as the chairperson of Limak Yatırım and a member of Board of Directors of Limak Holding,  Mrs. Ozdemir has been the pivotal figure in the making of Limak one of the power houses among Turkish and international energy-to-infrastructure players. With a vivid approach to operational excellence and leadership of hers, assets under Limak Yatırım has been decorated by several awards including “Best Airport” for Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport and “Utilities Deal of the Year- Euromoney” for electricity distribution assets. 


Kerrie Mather CEO SYDNEY AIRPORT

Kerrie is the Managing Director and CEO of Sydney Airport. She is 2nd vice president of ACI Asia Pacific Regional Board, a director of the world governing board of ACI, Vice Chairman of the Tourism and Transport Forum, and a director on the Advisory Council of the University of NSW Australian School of Business. Formerly, Kerrie was CEO of MAp Airports, where she was on the Boards of Brussels Airport, Copenhagen Airport, Rome Airport and also Bristol and Birmingham Airports in the UK.


Nadine Lennie Director of Infrastructure FUTURE FUND

Nadine joined the Future Fund in April 2008 as Head of Infrastructure and Timberland.  Since that time she has been responsible for supporting the establishment of both the timberland and infrastructure investment programs including developing strategy, recruiting and managing the investment team and establishing the portfolio.  She is also a member of the Future Fund’s Committee responsible for approving the Fund’s investments in direct assets.  Nadine has over 15 years’ experience in the financial advisory and funds management sectors. 


Temel Kotil President & CEO TURKISH AIRLINES

Mr. Kotil received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1991. After founding and managing the Aviation and Advanced Composite Laboratories of Istanbul Technical University, he also served as chair and associate dean of Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering. He served as the Head of Research Planning and Coordination Department in Metropolitan Municipality of Istanbul. From 2001 he served as guest professor in the University of Illinois, followed by a position of Research Engineer in Advanced Innovative Technologies Inc, in Troy, New York, between 2002 and 2003. Dr. Kotil started his career with Turkish Airlines in 2003 and became the CEO in 2005.


Marco Troncone Chief Strategy & Financial Officer AEROPORTI DI ROMA

Marco joined Aeroporti di Roma in 2011, where he is currently CFO as well as responsible for Strategy, Regulatory and Corporate Development. Before then, Marco has served ADR as Board Member, while Investment Director in Sintonia SA, responsible for portfolio management and M&A in the infrastructure sector with a focus on airports. Marco started his career with AT Kearney where he spent 12 years focusing on infrastructure, energy and TLC industries; he holds an MBA and a degree in chemical engineering.


Patrick Charbonneau Managing Director, Infrastructure Investments PSP INVESTMENTS

Mr. Charbonneau is a Managing Director at PSP Investments (Montreal, Quebec) in its Infrastructure Investments group. Mr. Charbonneau joined the Infrastructure Investments group at PSP Investments in May 2006. He is responsible for identifying and executing transactions across various infrastructure sector and geographies as well as monitoring portfolio investments. Mr. Charbonneau is Chairman of the Advisory Board of AviAlliance.


Andrew Haines Chief Executive UK CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY

Appointed as a Board Member and Chief Executive in August 2009 and for a further 5 years in August 2012. Andrew joined the CAA after a wide-ranging career in the rail industry including operational management and leadership, latterly as Managing Director of South West Trains, and as Managing Director of the Rail Division for First Group plc, which, under his leadership, became Britain’s largest and most profitable train operating business.


Antônio Miguel Marques CEO GRU AIRPORT

Antonio Miguel Marques holds a degree in Mining Engineering from the Federal University of Ouro Preto, a post-graduation degree in Mineral Processing from UFMG (Federal University of Minas Gerais) and a MBA from Coppead-UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro). During his career, he was CEO of Construtora Camargo Corrêa, Camargo Corrêa Cimentos, Votorantim Metais and other companies. He also was executive director of Companhia Vale do Rio Doce and director of Billiton Metais and Paranapanema Group.


Michael Dedieu Managing Director MARGUERITE ADVISER

Michael Dedieu is Managing Director and Partner of Marguerite Adviser, the management company that runs the pan-European Marguerite Fund. The fund reached first close with EUR710m in March 2010. Marguerite provides equity or quasi equity to transport, energy and renewable projects located in the EU 28 countries and has already invested more than EUR 400m in 10 projects in 8 countries. Prior to joining Marguerite, Michael spent 14 years with Fluor where he was most recently head of European Infrastructure business development and global head of PPP.


Stewart Steeves Vice President, Finance & CFO VANTAGE AIRPORT GROUP

Stewart Steeves is CFO of Vantage Airport Group overseeing finance and asset management functions, and was Bid Director for the LaGuardia CTB redevelopment pursuit. Formerly Stewart was CEO of Nassau Airport Development Company, leading a $400 million terminal redevelopment program. Prior roles at Vantage Group companies include VP Airport Development, Project Director and CFO. Stewart also has experience in the banking and construction industries, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Professional Engineer.   


Thomas Woldbye CEO COPENHAGEN AIRPORTS

Thomas Woldbye joined CPH in May 2011 as CEO. Before that Thomas Woldbye worked with the A.P. Møller-Mærsk group for 27 years. From 1985 and until 2004, he held a number of junior management positions and later senior management positions in the corporate APMM HQ in Copenhagen, as well as in Indonesia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Europe. From 2001 was as Group Senior Vice President in A.P. Moller – Maersk and later, in 2004, was appointed Group CEO of the Norfolkline Group in The Netherlands.


Faizal Mansor CFO MALAYSIA AIRPORTS

Faizal Mansor joined MAHB in 2006. He has had extensive experience in treasury, corporate and investment banking with Japanese, Australian and Malaysian groups. He was primarily responsible for the corporate and financial restructuring of MAHB in 2009 which involved debt settlement, disposal of non-core assets and the signing of a new 25-year PPP agreement with the government.  His leadership has contributed to MAHB securing AAA rating in its maiden bond issuance for the construction of the largest fully-dedicated low cost carrier terminal in the world at KLIA. 


Laurent Fayollas Managing Director ARDIAN

Laurent Fayollas joined the AXA Group in 2005 to set up the Infrastructure Group and successfully took part in the development of the Infrastructure activity which has since then grown to 3.4bn€ of asset under management with 18 investment across Europe. He played a key role in major transactions (VINCI Park, Luton Airport, SEA Tours-Bordeaux, SANEF, KALLISTA, etc.).Prior to joining ARDIAN, he worked at CACIB and Crédit Lyonnais  in the Infrastructure advisory and structured finance activities for 10 years.


Stewart Wingate CEO GATWICK AIRPORT

Stewart Wingate is Gatwick's Chief Executive Officer. Previously he held different roles within BAA, first as Customer Services Director of Glasgow Airport, then as CEO of Budapest Airport and most recently as Managing Director of Stansted Airport. Stewart is a Chartered Engineer and Fellows of both the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He has a Master’s in Business Administration with distinction and a first-class honours degree in electrical and electronic engineering.


Sidharath Kapur President & CFO (Airports) GMR AIRPORTS

Mr. Sidharath Kapur is the Chief Financial Officer of Airports Sector of the GMR Group since May 2009. The GMR group operates 3 airports viz Delhi, Hyderabad and Male airports and has significant shareholder interest in the Istanbul Sabiha Gocken airport. Mr Sidharath Kapur has extensive experience of over 24 years of financial management in financial services and corporate finance with various sectors including financial services, oil and gas and infrastructure.


Matina Papathanasiou Deputy Head of Global Infrastructure QIC GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Matina is currently Deputy Head of QIC Global Infrastructure who on behalf of its clients has committed approximately A$7.2 billion across 22 investments and 11 geographies. Matina has over 25 years funds management and investment banking experience.  Prior to joining QIC, Matina was employed by AMP Capital Investors, Bankers Trust, Macquarie Bank and Arthur Andersen. Matina’s current director roles are WestlinkM7, Brisbane Airport Corporation Holdings and India Infrastructure Holdings, and alternate director of Queensland Motorways.


Oliver Wagner Member of the Board & Chief Operating Officer GERMANWINGS

Mr Oliver Wagner joined the Executive Board of Germanwings GmbH in 2011 and was appointed COO with responsibility for flight and ground operations, Network Management and Airport Relations. He began his professional career as a management consultant with Ernst & Young, before joining Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Most recently, from 2009 until 2012 he was as Senior Vice President Direct Services responsible for the restructuring of Lufthansa’s Point-to-Point Traffic outside the Hubs in Frankfurt and Munich.


Sara Yamotahari Senior Managing Director OMERS

Sara Yamotahari currently performs a dual role for OMERS:  she is Head of Tax, as well as Senior Managing Director, Strategic Investments (OSI), responsible for OMERS Airports Worldwide platform.  She is a member of the executive committee at OSI responsible for identifying long-term investment opportunities in new markets, new sectors and products, advancing strategic relationships with a number of global institutional investors and assessing critical regulatory, public policy and foreign investment-related issues in new markets.