Time: October 27, 2021, 6-7:30 p.m. (GMT+8)

Partnering with Middle Eastern Institutional Investors in Financing Sustainable Infrastructure in Emerging Asia and Beyond

Private equity enjoys the highest multiplier effect when it comes to catalyzing institutional investors' capital in desired sectors. Over the past five years, through its investment in private equity funds, AIIB has mobilized USD450 million in private capital as of Q1 of 2021, according to the joint MDB methodology on mobilization. As set by its Corporate Strategy, AIIB will continue investing in equity through funds to crowd-in private capital from institutional investors for infrastructure in emerging Asia and beyond.

As the world’s second largest multilateral financial institution in terms of membership, AIIB brings much more than the needed capital. The Bank’s past experiences show that a multilateral financial institution's participation in funds enhances portfolio investments' environmental and social standards, which lay the foundation for sustainability that forms one of the critical features of Infrastructure for Tomorrow (i4t).

This session convened leading investors and fund managers to discuss the catalytic role of multilateral financial institutions in private equity and explore new investment opportunities.


  • Najeeb Haider, Director General, Banking Department (Region 2), AIIB
  • Dong-lk (Don) Lee, Director General, Banking Department (Region 1), AIIB
  • Abdullah Abobakr, Director, National Infrastructure Fund
  • Karim Mourad, Global Head of Infrastructure, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
  • Sami Neffati, Managing Partner, Aberdeen Investcorp Infrastructure Partners
  • Jennifer Powers, Partner and Chair, GIP Credit