CMA - 14 Years exp - Dubai - Expert in Project Finance, Financial Modelling & Tendering, Renewable (Solar) Energy

Qualified CMA (Merit Certificate Receiver) - Results driven, strategy focused and internationally experienced finance professional with 14 years of experience in Project Finance, Corporate Finance, Hedging, financial modelling & company valuation, Tendering/Business Development, Private Equity, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, Waste Management, especially in Energy (Conventional – Coal and Gas, Renewable – Solar, Wind, Biomass, Landfill Gas to Energy and Waste Heat to Energy) and Water Sectors.

  • Research, analysis, Information Memorandum and Presentations to Management
  • Build Financial Models to assist on-going projects and provides input to strategic recommendations
  • Significant involvement in Finance raising activities for upstream projects
  • Full and close engagement in all finance raising activities
  • Negotiating with debt providers and commercial counter parties
  • Comprehensive understanding of the accounting and regulatory needs of hedge funds
  • Lead project development activities from inception to the executed construction contract with technical, legal and financial support
  • Strong knowledge of relevant contractual documents, EPC agreements, PPAs & Development Agreements
  • Submit high quality/complex Tender bids and manage all RFP’s with technical team for third party service providers
  • Proactively support all commercial activities from negotiation to deal closing with project developers including project acquisition agreements or co-development opportunities
  • Risk assessment, valuation, financing plan structuring, negotiation and closing activities for M&A transactions in coordination with Management
  • Sound understanding of the IPP / IWPP sectors in the Middle East region.
  • Planning ability and capacity to deliver on plans.
  • Presence and interpersonal credibility to represent the company with key financial stakeholders, banks, financial institutions, government agencies / departments and partners.
  • Behavioral capabilities: problem solving, strong personality and leadership.
  • Strong experience with Energy (Conventional – Thermal and Gas & Renewable – Solar, Wind, Biomass, Landfill gas) and Water Projects
Last Resume Update April 4, 2019
Address Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Experience

GU Advisory DMCC
Senior Manager Finance
Jun 2016 - Current

Achievements:
• Project Finance and Financial Modelling for Power and Water Projects from scratch level
• Team player in Financial Closure for 22 MIGD Water Plant in UAE (USD 150 Mn)
• Team player in Equity Sell off in Water Plant (22 MIGD) in UAE for USD 30 Mn to Bahrain based PE Fund
• Team player in Equity Sell off for a LLC Company in UAE for USD 120 Mn to Oman Sovereign Fund
• Waste Management – Successfully executed the agreements for the implementation of Land Fill gas to Electricity generation (4 MW), Green house and Solar Power (10 MW)
• Waste Management – Successfully executed the agreements (EPC and Shareholders) for 6 MW Electricity generation from the recovery of waste heat produced by existing generation sets.
• Tender in Singapore for Jurong (30 MIGD Water), Marina East (36 MIGD Water), Hyflux Energy Acquisition (400 MW Power and 70 MIGD Water)
• Tender in UAE for DEWA (40 MIGD), Taweelah (200 MIGD) & STP Biogas (6 MW Power) Projects. Currently advising Client on Robotic/Automated Parking Project in UAE.
• Tender submission in Saudi Arabia for Rabigh 3 (130 MIGD Water) and Shuqaiq 3 (80 MIGD Water) Projects. Currently advising on REPDO Round 2 (1.5 GW Solar PV Power) and Taif Sewage Water Treatment Plant (60 MIGD) Projects
• Currently advising on 100 MLD (GIDC) Project and 77 MIGD (CPCL) Project in India
• Tender submission in Oman for Ghubrah 3 (66 MIGD Water) Project, Khasab (3.5 MIGD) and Sohar (2.42 MIGD)
• Tender submission in Ghana for Accra (13 MIGD Water) Project

Brief Profile:
• Research, analysis, Information Memorandum and Presentations to Management
• Build Financial Models to on-going projects and offers strategic recommendations
• Significant involvement in Finance raising activities for upstream projects
• Full and close engagement in all finance raising activities
• Negotiating with debt providers and commercial counter parties
• Comprehensive understanding of the accounting and regulatory needs of hedge funds
• Lead project development activities from inception to the executed construction contract with technical, legal and financial support
• Familiarity with relevant contractual documents, EPC agreements, PPAs & Development Agreements
• Submit high quality/complex Tender bids/EOI/RFQ/RFP with technical team
• Proactively support all commercial activities from negotiation to deal closing with project developers including project acquisition agreements or co-development opportunities
• Team Player in Risk assessment, valuation, financing plan structuring, negotiation and closing activities for M&A transactions
• Expert in Power (Conventional – Thermal and Gas & Renewable – Solar, Wind, Biomass, Landfill gas) and Water Projects

Saudi Electricity Company
Value Specialist Finance
Feb 2016 - May 2016

Achievements:
• Evaluation of Financial Models and Bids for 1500 MW Fadhili Project in Saudi Arabia
• Team player in finalizing the Tender documents for Solar Projects in Saudi Arabia

Brief Profile:
• Tender Documents, Bid Evaluation, Negotiations with Bidders
• Verification of data integrity and accuracy
• Financial Modelling for Various Power Projects under the ownership of SEC

NSL Nagapatnam Power and Infratech Limited
Senior Manager Project Finance
Feb 2011 - Jan 2016

Achievements:
• Financial Due Diligence for acquisition of 1320 MW Thermal Power Project and 20 MW Solar Power Project
• Financial Closure for 1320 MW Power Project in Odisha, India (USD 800 Mn)
• Financial Closure for 20 MW Solar Power Project in India (USD 20 Mn)
• Financial Modelling for Power Projects from scratch level
• Team player in successfully divesting equity in Power Projects to Foreign Investors
• Bid/Tender submission to various state utilities as per the Central Regulatory Electricity Commission (CERC) guidelines

Brief Profile:
• Liaison with investors
• Financial Modelling and analyzing financing options for Debt and Equity Financing
• Financial analysis viz. ROI, DCF, IRR, Enterprise Value
• Tender Management and evaluation
• Presentations to the Management on the financing strategy and options for completion of the financing
• Track all covenants and agreements with Banks in order to ensure compliance
• Ensure timely renewal of all facilities with Banks in order to ensure continuity of the facilities

Lanco Infratech Limited
Deputy Manager Finance
Jul 2007 - Feb 2011

Achievements:
• Financial Closure for 1320 MW Power Project in Maharashtra, India (USD 800 Mn) with Finance Consultants
Brief Profile:

• Project Financing
• Team Player in implementing SAP in the Organization with IBM
• Ensuring compliance with required guidelines, policies and procedures as well as agreed covenants and reporting requirements up to financing effectiveness
• Finalization of accounts & Arrange Bank Guarantees
• Coordination with Statutory & Internal Auditors for smooth functioning of Audit
• Reconciliation of Vendors, Customers & GL Accounts, Inter Branch & Inter Company Reconciliation
• MIS reports every month for analyzing of corporate financial performance by Top Management

Satyam and Veerabhadra
Audit Executive
Apr 2005 - Jun 2007

• Corporate and Tax Audit for various clients including Drafting Audit Program
• Tax planning and drafting grounds for Income Tax Appeals

Education

Acharya Nagarjuna University
B.Com
Apr 2019 - May 2019

Bachelor of Commerce

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India
CMA
Jul 2003 - Dec 2006

Rank Holder and Merit Certificate Receiver

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