Hisaka Kimura

Head, Private Sector Infrastructure Finance, East Asia Unit, Asian Development Bank

Hisaka Kimura

Head, Private Sector Infrastructure Finance, East Asia Unit, Asian Development Bank

Biography

Hisaka Kimura is responsible for promoting and financing private sector participation opportunities in infrastructure development in the East Asia. She has over 20 years of experience in arranging multi-stakeholder projects in the various countries, including the People’s Republic of China, Japan, Mongolia, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Russia, Central and Eastern Europe. She has financed extensively urban-rural environmental infrastructure, clean energy, natural resources, and energy efficiency projects. Her recent project focuses upon private sector participation to deliver infrastructure with greater sensitivity to the needs of end-users. Her work for water sector has been in the areas of water treatment, distribution and collection network development, municipal and industry wastewater treatment and reuse. Prior to joining the Asian Development Bank, she worked for the European Bank for Reconstructions and Development and Ernst & Young in London. She holds master degrees in Finance from London Business School and in Environmental Economics from Imperial College at University of London. She recently completed an executive program “Infrastructure in a Market Economy” at Harvard Kennedy School.

Session:

Day 2: Tuesday 25th April 2017

13:45 – 15:20 – Finance Closing the Bankability Gap