Infrastructure Fund Showcase

July 13, 2019

The Infrastructure Fund Showcase is an opportunity to watch AIIB senior professionals provide feedback on infrastructure fund investment projects submitted by global investors. Earlier this year, AIIB received 12 fund proposals and selected 3 finalists to present their business plan at the event.


  • Laurel Ostfield, Director General, Communications Department, AIIB


  • Dong-ik (Don) Lee, Director General, Investment Operations Department III, AIIB
  • Najeeb Haider, Manager, Investment Operations Department III, AIIB
  • Thomas Walenta, Senior Investment Officer, Investment Operations Department III, AIIB
  • Nicholas J. Mant, Head of Credit and Investment Risk, Risk Management Department, AIIB
  • Courtney R. Lowrance, Principal Environment Specialist, Strategy, Policy and Budget Department, AIIB
  • Peter Tropper, Senior Advisor to AIIB, Lecturer at Wharton MBA program, Former Chief Investment Officer of IFC


Mr. Kamran M. Khan is the CEO and Managing Partner of Singapore-based Infra-Tech Capital (ITC). ITC is an investment firm focused on infrastructure companies utilizing technology to provide improved services and generate higher returns. Mr. Khan brings over 25 years of project finance, project development and investment banking expertise with firms including J.P. Morgan, LEK Consulting, Goldman Sachs, as well as the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank (WB) and the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Mr. Khan has led over $12 billion of infrastructure investments in emerging markets. He was appointed by President Obama to serve as Vice President at MCC (rank of Assistant Secretary in the US Government) where he led a $1.5 billion/year investment program and managed a $10 billion portfolio. Before joining the Obama Administration, Mr. Khan held senior positions at the WB. He led WB’s Infrastructure Finance Practice in East Asia and established the WB Group office in Singapore, expanding the office from inception to a multi-agency, multi-sector operation including the WB, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Insurance & Guarantee Agency (MIGA). Mr. Khan’s financial advisory experience includes participation in closing M&A transactions totaling approximately $10 billion. Mr. Khan holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, and an MS in Applied Economics and Master of Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Alexander Lui is a Managing Director and a founding member of Asia Environmental Partners (AEP) since 2008. Mr. Lui has over 18 years of investment and financial experience in both Asia and the United States. He is currently a director of Canvest Environmental, a leading waste-to-energy company listed in Hong Kong. Prior to joining AEP, Mr. Lui was a Vice President in the Corporate Principal Investments Group at Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong where he was responsible for direct investments in renewable energy. Previously, he held positions in Merrill Lynch’s distressed debt trading and investment banking group in both Tokyo and New York. Mr. Lui graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a B.S. in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering and an A.B. degree in Economics.

Mr. Marat Zapparov is the founding partner of Eurasia Infrastructure Investment Platform, an infrastructure fund focusing on the Russia, Central Asia and CIS region – an increasingly vital land bridge between Europe and Asia. EIIP is backed by UFG Asset Management, a leading international asset manager investing in Russia and CIS with USD 2.3bn AUM. Marat has over 15 years of experience, primarily in financing infrastructure in Asia and emerging markets. Previously, Marat led the Infrastructure team at Clifford Capital, the Singapore Government-backed financier, where the team completed award-winning transactions globally across energy, water, transportation, LNG, such as the Myingyan power project in Myanmar and Bayfront Infrastructure Capital (Asia’s 1st infrastructure debt securitization). Previously Marat worked in the HSBC Project Finance team in Hong Kong and the KPMG Global Infrastructure Projects Group in London. Marat holds a BSc in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Southampton and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.