Our People

Jeremy Brown, Chairman. Social/Affordable Housing and Elderly Care Lead. Jeremy specializes in housing and elderly care where private sector, public sector and non-profit agencies are brought together to deliver cost efficient outcomes. This includes combined investment initiatives and restructured, or new organisations. He was for 14 years a partner in PwC’s management consulting practice and, in that role, led a wide range of projects for government and commercial entities in Europe, India, China and former Soviet Republics (Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan). Jeremy holds a Diploma in Social Sciences, a BSc in Urban Planning, a BA in Architecture from the AA and an MA in Urban Investment & Development.                                    jbrown@conceptrealisation.com

Nasser Massoud, Founder & Managing Director.  Healthcare and Education Lead.  Nasser specializes in structuring, negotiating and financing healthcare and education transactions in the form of public private partnerships (PPPs), privatizations and joint ventures. He has successfully led teams at all stages of PPP program and project development, including strategy formulation and policy setting; developing PPP pipelines; pre-feasibility studies; full feasibility studies and business cases; value for money assessments; cost benefit analyses; environmental and social assessments; risk profiling; compiling term sheets; financial modelling; risk modelling; entire procurement documentation and process management through to financial close. He has overseen such development and negotiation phases from both the sponsor side as transaction leader and the government side as lead advisor, often engaged by MDBs. Beyond financial close, Nasser has undertaken project monitoring on behalf of government and project development and operational oversight on behalf of the investor/ operator. He has performed both formal and informal capacity building, coaching and training. He has been engaged by several Multilateral Development Banks on programs and projects. He was appointed to the Healthcare Panel of Consultants by the Office of PPP in Asian Development Bank; as a Global Healthcare Key opinion Leader by the Korean Ministry of Health; and was part of the team that compiled the Global Standard for Healthcare PPPs under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Nasser holds a BSC in engineering from UCL, an MSc in construction economics and management from UCL and a Masters in Finance from London Business School. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer, a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.       nmassoud@conceptrealisation.com

Labib Abs, Managing Director. Development and Project Implementation Lead. Labib specialises in land and real estate development management covering the full value chain from identification of the business opportunity and securing phase, to assessment and formulation of the financial model and business case, through to project execution, delivery and exit.  His experience, gained in the UK, the Middle East, Kazakhstan and other,  also covers the entire development delivery process, from procurement to implementation and sales.  Labib holds a Bachelor of Engineering  in civil engineering from Beirut Arab University and an MSc in Construction Management from the University of Birmingham and is a Member of the Association of Project Managers. labs@conceptrealisation.com

Neha Talwar, Financial and Research Specialist. Graduate in business from Babson College, USA and holds an MBA from the Warwick University, UK. Neha is an experienced financial modelling and research analyst, specializing in healthcare-related data analysis, needs and gap assessment and strategic planning. She started her career in portfolio management in 2004, covering over 30 companies in various sectors including healthcare. Her core focus was preparing strategic plans, ensuring commercial viability of strategic decisions, preparing annual budgets and carrying out financial modelling and sensitivity analyses. She provides analytical expertise for social infrastructure projects in both the public and private sector. She has carried out health research and analytics for a variety of healthcare projects across several countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Jamaica, Kuwait, Oman, Romania, North Macedonia, Bangladesh, and South Korea.               ntalwar@conceptrealisation.com

Katarzyna Renke, Senior Project Coordinator. Katarzyna is an experienced real estate manager. She was associated with such companies i.e. HOCHTIEF Development, Investment Fund of the State Development Bank – TFI BGK (infrastructure projects). Her experience covers PPP projects in various sectors. She has carried out support for variety projects across several countries including Poland, United Arab Emirates, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Jamaica and South Korea. Warsaw University graduate, MA. Additionally she has undertaken four postgraduate studies and holds diplomas in Properties Valuation from the Warsaw University of Technology, PPP Projects Preparation and Management from the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Healthcare Organizations Management from the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Property Management from the Warsaw Management College (WSZ) and license no. 24938 in Property Management from the Ministry of Transport, Construction & Marine Economy (currently Ministry of Infrastructure). krenke@conceptrealisation.com

Saadat Musabaeva, Researcher and Translator. Saadat joined Concept Realisation in November 2016 and since then provided support fpor various projects covering Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Jamaica. Currently, she is involved in PPP Medical Rehabilitation and PPP Schools projects in Kyrgyzstan that Concept Realisation is undertaking at the present time. Saadat is responsible for carrying research, translation and on-ground coordination. She obtained her BA in International and Comparative Politics and Anthropology from American University of Central Asia smusabaeva@conceptrealisation.com

Gyuin “Jacob” Hwang, Infrastructure Advisor. A Health infrastructure and equipment specialists. Hwang, has worked on medical projects not only in Turkey but also in Romania, Iran, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam and Korea. Since 2005, he has dealt with various aspects of medical equipment evaluation, funding and planning. In particular, he is a specialist member of KHIDI of the Ministry of Health of Korea recently and he consults with Korean hospitals, medical companies and investors to participate in overseas PPP medical business. In 2010, He created a comparative report on Task Force and PPP Hospital Projects. Since then, he has been appointed as the Senior Advisor to the Gaziantep PPP Hospital Project in Turkey by Samsung C&T. The project reached financial close in summer of 2017.        ghwang@conceptrealisation.com

 

Ebere Ihetu, Project Finance Expert. Ebere, an associate of Concept Realisation is a Project Finance specialist with almost 20 years of experience in PPPs and infrastructure projects gained from the Middle East, Africa, UK and South East Asia. He has been working in project finance in the MENA region since 2010 and has accomplished several transactions during this period. He has recently been retained by African Development Bank to advice on their PPP programs across the energy, transport and urban infrastructure sectors. Ebere brings extensive PPP transaction and lending experience from his involvement in numerous projects in the UK where he structured, executed, negotiated project agreements and financial closed projects across the social infrastructure and transport sectors. He has undertaken projects in a variety of countries including the UAE, Oman, Qatar, Egypt Nigeria, Kenya and Zambia. Ebere holds a Diploma in Islamic Finance from CIMA, a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting & Financial Management from the University of Essex, a BA in Economics and Business Administration from Oxford Brookes University and an MBA from Leeds University. eihetu@conceptrealisation.com

Peter Bowe, PPP Specialist. Peter started his career in project and facilities management in 1990 working with household names in the UK such as UK Government, Balfour Beatty, Citex and UPP. He has led PPP bids across central government, commercial, defence, education, healthcare and residential sectors. Amongst other numerous transactions, Peter has successfully negotiated the delivery of pan-EMEA facilities management and solutions for BAe, Microsoft, Cable & Wireless, Cisco, McKinsey & Co, and Coca Cola. He is highly conversant in the realistic delivery of Facilities Management SLAs, KPIs and associated performance and payment mechanisms, bringing practical knowledge of workable solutions for specifying and implementing these. He has continued to work in the field of infrastructure PPPs and expanded his role to that of Managing Director (Construction) and Group Board Director of the UK’s leading Student Residential Accommodation Provider, UPP. Lately, Peter, has been actively engaged as Lead Technical Advisor to the UK’s leading pension insurance provider and their multi-billion pound investment into long term asset delivery in the multi-family Private Rented Sector. This has given him an unparalleled grasp of whole life costing issues, both in planning and implementation. pbowe@conceptrealisation.com

Ruzanna Voskanyan, International Environmental Expert. Ruzanna is an Environmental Engineer with a Masters’ in Industrial Engineering from the American University of Armenia (UCLA Affiliate) and has undertaken considerable training on environmental, social and health and safety organized by ADB. Ruzanna has worked for many years with IFIs and is conversant with the environmental and social and health and safety standards of IFC World Bank, EBRD and ADB. She provides advice, guidance and supervision of all environmental safeguards and management issues for large-scale complex and sensitive projects. She has conducted safeguards training to Construction Companies. She holds the position of Legal Adviser to the Minister at the Environmental Ministry of Republic of Armenia. She has conducted several environmental and social assessments. rvoskanyan@conceptrealisation.com

Dr Barkat Ullah, Environmental & Social Specialist. Dr. Ullah has more than 27 years of experience in environment, climate change, disaster management, livelihood, food security/agriculture, forestry and micro-finance in international and national NGOs with consulting firms at home and abroad. He has a vast skill o environment (EA, IES, IEE, EIA, EMP, EMMP, and ESMF). He has enhanced community resilience by demonstrating and scaling up the adapting and coping technologies on climate change (vulnerability, impact, mitigation, and adaptation), disaster management (preparedness, prevention, mitigation, response, rehabilitation, and reconstruction), livelihood (food assistance, income, and employment opportunity, production and marketing support), forestry (mangrove and non-mangrove), and food security/agriculture with micro-finance sectors. He has arranged and conducted training, workshops and conferences. Dr. Ullah has designed, developed and disseminated promotional/IEC materials. He has explored, replicated and disseminated best practices. Dr. Ullah has investigated and implemented policy advocacy issues. Dr. Ullah holds a BSc in agriculture, an MSc and a Ph.D. in agricultural extension from Bangladesh Agricultural University. He is an agriculturist, a life member of the Krishibid (Agriculturist) Institution Bangladesh, Bangladesh Journal of Extension Education, and Seed Science Society of Bangladesh. bullah@conceptrealisation.com

Dr Varun GoyalHealth Economist. Dr Varun is an experienced health economist and has focused in the last 8 years on areas of public health policy and socio-economic reforms in the health sector. His key geographies are in developing countries in Asia, the Caribbean, Balkans and the CIS. Dr. Varun has worked extensively with the World Bank, IFC, USAID, EBRD, and many federal and state governments on a wide range of healthcare projects, focusing on the development of health systems and their financing and establishing projects that provide affordable, equitable and improvements in quality of clinical care. This covered several healthcare services including super-specialty care, secondary care, paedatric orthopaedics, dialysis, laboratory diagnostics, medical rehabilitation as well as non-clinical services. He has undertaken economic analysis of health projects and evaluated several public and private health models and put forward recommendations and implementation plans. He also understands PPP concept and its lifecycle completely and has considerable experience in developing PPP policies and guidelines; institutionalizing the government departments for planning, conducting and managing PPPs; evaluating the different health PPP models; conducting PPP transactions for various services delivery models across countries; and building capacity of public stakeholders through coaching and training at state and federal levels. He also understands the project management aspects of PPPs and successfully delivered and transferred large scale health IT projects to federal government in India. He is a lifetime member of Indian Public Health Association. He is a Dental Surgeon and a member of Indian Dental Association. He holds an MBA from Panjab University in India.       vgoyal@conceptrealisation.com

Puja SharmaFinancial and Risk Analyst. Puja has 16+ years of experience in project finance with specialization in the infrastructure sector. She has worked extensively on the development and commercial review of  feasibility models, transaction models, operational models, re-financing models and initial public offering models. She has also been involved in domestic debt fund raising for over GBP 14bn for infrastructure projects in India as well as providing PPP advisory services to public sector bodies including PPP options models, project structuring, debt models, credit risk assessments, market sounding, financial feasibility reports, bid document preparation, bid evaluations and financing negotiations. She also addressed and resolved queries of lenders for smoothing quick approval of projects –specifically presentations to financial lenders/investors, liaising with banks/financial institutions, investors for fundraising and procurement documentation. Her sector experience includes transport, healthcare, education and social housing and commercial real estate. She spent a good part of her career with EY and KPMG working on PPP projects in India, UK, USA and Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia amongst other places. She also provides training in Financial modelling. psharma@conceptrealisation.com

Paul Lawrence, Social Performance ConsultantPaul is a social impact assessment and stakeholder engagement consultant with 20 years’ experience of working on civil society and social development issues. For the last 14 years he has specialised in natural resources and infrastructure development. Paul has designed and implemented work plans for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) studies and stakeholder engagement to comply with international best practice, developing bespoke training programmes on these topics for client staff and consultants. Paul has also developed a framework for auditing the socio-economic, labour and public consultation components of industrial sites to ensure they are compliant with the Equator Principles and Performance Standards of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Performance Requirements of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He has used this framework on ‘greenfield’ impact assessments in Russia and Kazakhstan, existing industrial facilities in Armenia and Georgia and on in public private partnership (PPP) in the healthcare sector in Kyrgyzstan. Paul speaks Russian and has a MA in public policy and international affairs. plawrence@conceptrealisation.com

Shashikant NayakHealth Finance Specialist. Shashi is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Commerce Graduate from St. Johns College, Agra University. He has extensive experience in healthcare project design and delivery and in addition has worked in other industries ranging from consumer goods to manufacturing. He was previously Chief Financial Officer of InterHealth Canada, an international investor and operator of health projects and a specialist in the integrated PPP model. His areas of interest include, but are not limited to, setting up financial systems, drafting and reviewing financial policies and procedures, conducting cost benefit analysis, building cost models, financial models, commercial contract management, analysis and advice on funding options and commercial logic of such options. He has worked on projects in the UK, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Maldives, Turks & Caicos Islands, Jamaica and BVI. snayak@conceptrealisation.com

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Huda Attiga, Legal Counsel. Huda has over 19 years of experience in legal practice and has drafted and participated in negotiating a wide range of contractual documents. Her sector experience covers healthcare, concessions, real estate, consulting and energy. In addition, she has handled a range of corporate matters. Huda holds a LLB from Jordan University and a LLM from UCL. She has undertaken postgraduate studies at Wharton School and Penn Law School and at the University of Lund.  hattiga@conceptrealisation.com

Rene Fernandez, IT Support. Rene is an Electronics and Communication Engineer from the University of the Immaculate Conception of Davao Philippines, with over 10 year’s experience in the Field of Information and Technology, his also member of Institute of Electronics Engineer of the Philippines (IECEP).  it@conceptrealisation.com