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The Private Infrastructure Development Group is led by Chief Executive Philippe Valahu

Philippe Valahu is the chief executive officer at the Private Infrastructure Development Group.

He has 30 years of international experience in emerging markets infrastructure project and export finance and risk management.

Prior to joining PIDG, Philippe helped set up an infrastructure finance advisory firm and was responsible for workouts and restructuring in Depfa Bank's emerging markets fixed income team and structured export finance within its infrastructure finance unit. Before joining Depfa, Philippe spent 13 years at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (World Bank Group) in Washington and Singapore, where he headed the guarantees department and was global head of infrastructure.

Philippe has extensive infrastructure experience in Africa, south and east Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and central Europe. The infrastructure experience in Africa covers power generation and transmission, renewables, water and social infrastructure.

He has also been a contributor to articles for the World Bank PPP blog, Renewable Energy World, Project Finance, Public Utilities Fortnightly, Asia Water and Wastewater, Institutional Investor and International Investor and Securities.

Philippe’s academic qualifications include Harvard University’s Business School Executive Program completion, an MBA in international business and a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and a master’s degree from the American University.

He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.