Chief Executive Officer, InfraCo Asia
Allard joined InfraCo Asia in 2013 and has overall accountability for the company’s infrastructure developments and investments in south and south-east Asia. He is a non-voting member of the Africa Investment, and Investment and Divestment Asia Committees of PIDG Ltd.. Allard has over 25 years of strategic executive leadership experience in the infrastructure sector in emerging markets in Asia, and has successfully led and acquired infrastructure, energy and environmental companies. His previous roles include CEO of Jindal Aquasource and Jindal Ecopolis in New Delhi, India; President, Asia Pacific at Covanta Energy Corporation (the world’s largest energy from waste company) based in Shanghai, China; Regional Director, Infrastructure Development and Director, China, for the Leighton Group (Australia’s largest engineering and contracting group) in Asia, Regional Director, Greater China at Thames Water International (the world’s third largest private water company), in Hong Kong SAR; and General Manager of Vermeer – Ballast Nedam, while based in Vietnam. Allard also lectures in the Public Private Partnership Programme at Singapore Management University (SMU) and at the Project Finance Academy at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Allard has served on the Board (as NED) of the International Project Finance Association (headquartered in London) since 2017. He holds a BSc (Eng) in engineering management and an MBA in international business.