Jackie Surtani was appointed Director of the Infrastructure Finance Division that
covers East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands in April 2017.
Prior to ADB, Jackie led the risk function of Siemens Financial Services’ Asian
commercial finance unit as their Regional Chief Risk Officer and was
responsible for a team of 80 staff in China and India. Jackie began his career at
Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan) as Director of Global Power and
Project Finance; was a Director for Global Project Finance at Credit Suisse; and
Head of Project Finance Asia Pacific at KBC Bank for 14 years.
Mr. Surtani has 30 years of successful experience in Asian infrastructure lending
and advisory. He has a strong credit philosophy and sector and regional
knowledge across the entire energy chain (i.e. power generation, renewable
energy, LNG), infrastructure and telecommunications.
Mr. Surtani is a national of the United Kingdom. He obtained his Bachelor of
Science Degree in Business Finance and Economics from the University of East
Anglia in 1988 with a First Class Honours degree. He obtained his Master of
Philosophy Degree in Management Studies from the University of Oxford in
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