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Jackie B. Surtani

Regional Director & Head of Singapore Office, Asian Development Bank (ADB)


Jackie Surtani is the Regional Director and Head of ADB’s Singapore Office. Before Jackie took on this role, he was based in ADB’s Manila headquarters as Director of the Infrastructure Finance Division covering East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific in its Private Sector Operations Department for six years. Prior to re-joining ADB in 2017, Jackie was Regional Chief Risk Officer of the Asian commercial finance unit at Siemens Financial Services. He has also held several senior positions in Project Finance teams across Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan), Credit Suisse, and headed KBC Bank’s Asian Project Finance business in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sydney from inception for 14 years. Jackie has over 32 years of experience in Asian infrastructure lending and advisory. In particular, he has extensive experience in the South-East Asia power sector and has led several ground-breaking and innovative transactions that have been recognized by leading industry publications. Jackie graduated with a First Class Honours degree with a Bachelor of Science from the University of East Anglia and obtained his Master of Philosophy degree in Management Studies from the University of Oxford.

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