Victoria Hilda Rigby Delmon is the Regional Upstream and Advisory Head, Infrastructure, Asia Pacific – based in Singapore. Victoria brings over 30 years of experience in infrastructure finance, M&A and structuring of infrastructure projects, with extensive private sector experience in water & wastewater, transport and solid waste sectors spanning Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East and South and East Asia Pacific. She started her career at the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, Paris and Frankfurt, then as in-house international counsel at the utility company Veolia Environnement and prior to joining IFC, spent over 10 years with the World Bank.
In her present role, she leads a team focused on creating markets and developing a pipeline of bankable infrastructure projects in Asia, particularly in evolving segments such as third party logistics, green hydrogen, decarbonization, sustainable waste solutions, electrification of transport, green data centres and sustainable linked financing, working with public and private sector clients and collaborating closely with the World Bank. Highlights include early stage advice to a local developer on bankability of its dry port project in Laos, which enabled IFC investment and commercial finance; early project development of logistics hubs in other countries in Asean; supporting clients seeking to invest in electric vehicles, including buses and ferries; supporting clients to understand the potential and business cases for combining battery storage with renewable energy; exploring opportunities for cross border energy trading in the region; collaborating with clients on green hydrogen to ammonia projects; conducting market analysis of industrial and e-waste sectors around Asia and working with several developers on bankability and scale-up of wastewater treatment projects.
She co-edited the book “International Project Finance and PPPs” (Kluwer/ Aspen Publishing) and has co-authored publications on private participation in infrastructure, incentive-based regulation and commercial finance.
Victoria holds an MA in law from Oxford University (UK).
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