Private Sector Financing

ADB focuses on projects that help promote private investments in the region that will have significant development impact and will lead to accelerated, sustainable, and inclusive growth.

Private Sector Financing Activities

03 June 2024 VP Dasgupta opens Asia Infrastructure Forum; meets finance ministry officials, private sector in Singapore

During his mission to Singapore from 3 to 6 June, VP Bhargav Dasgupta opened the Asia Infrastructure Forum's featured session Speeding Up the Scaling of Asia’s Energy Transition. In his keynote remarks, the VP underscored the importance of working with governments and the private sector for catalyzing sustainable infrastructure and leveraging innovative financing and philanthropic capital to achieve net zero. He also participated in the inaugural Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity Clean Economy Investor Forum, which explored collaboration opportunities on decarbonization and the clean economy.

VP Dasgupta met Singapore Ministry of Finance officials and representatives from the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) Asia-Pacific Network, impact funds, commercial banks, and venture capital firms to shape future collaborations on sustainable infrastructure, clean energy, agricultural development, trade, and microfinance.

29 May 2024 2023 Private Sector Operations Report on Development Effectiveness published

The Private Sector Operations in 2023 Report on Development Effectiveness, launched by VP Bhargav Dasgupta on 29 May at ADB Headquarters, shows a record number of committed Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD) projects and above-target results for climate financing, long-term cofinancing, diversification of operations, and gender equality. The 14th edition of the series details how ADB is increasingly using innovative financing structures for projects, achieving success in catalyzing cofinancing, and strengthening partnerships and collaborations. The report highlights the development contributions undertaken by PSOD projects and programs to expand the use of clean energy, finance small businesses and entrepreneurs, and tackle food insecurity and agricultural sustainability.

20 May 2024 VP Dasgupta reinforces partnership with Japan Ministry of Finance, JICA, Japanese private sector counterparts

VP Bhargav Dasgupta, during his mission to Tokyo from 20 to 24 May, met with senior officials of the Japan Ministry of Finance to solidify partnerships on climate action, private capital mobilization, private sector development, and start-ups and other investments in Asia and the Pacific. The VP also met with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Senior Vice President Mikio Hataeda to explore new cofinancing opportunities through the Leading Asia’s Private Infrastructure Fund 2 (LEAP 2) to support high-quality, resilient, and sustainable infrastructure projects in ADB's DMCs. The VP also held meetings with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI), Financial Services Agency (FSA), Japanese commercial banks, and trading houses to discuss collaborations in the region.

In a plenary discussion on the future role of transition finance in sustainable investing, organized by Responsible Investor Japan on 22 May, VP Dasgupta shared key insights on the impact of net zero on the financial sector, highlighting the role of innovative financing mechanisms like Energy Transition Mechanism (ETM) and Innovative Finance Facility for Climate in Asia and the Pacific (IF-CAP). The VP also opened the MUFG Trust Bank expert roundtable on 24 May, which focused on identifying opportunities and challenges for a just transition in Asia and the Pacific.

14 May 2024 VP Dasgupta joins EBRD Annual Meeting high-level discussion; meets senior officials, private sector in Armenia

VP Bhargav Dasgupta, during his visit to Armenia from 14 to 16 May, represented ADB at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)’s 33rd Annual Meeting in Yerevan. In a high-level panel discussion on MDBs working together as a system, he shared key insights on how MDBs can maximize their impact, ensuring efficient resource allocation and meeting shareholder expectations.

The VP met with EBRD First Vice President Jürgen Rigterink to reaffirm the two institutions' joint commitments to unlocking private sector-led growth in key sectors. He also met with Armenia's Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan and Central Bank Governor Martin Galstyan to discuss how ADB can support the government in driving private investments in climate and education and pursuing initiatives on environmental, social, and governance standards, capital market development, and green finance.

VP met with private sector executives to drive key partnerships on digital transformation, and sustainable infrastructure development; and met with Armenia Resident Mission staff.

04 May 2024 ADB, Mastercard sign MOU to promote financial and digital inclusion

VP Bhargav Dasgupta joined the Divisional President of Mastercard in Eastern Europe Yasemin Bedir on 4 May at the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signing ceremony in Tbilisi, Georgia. Private Sector Operations Department Director General Suzanne Gaboury signed the MOU with Mastercard Asia Pacific to cooperate on initiatives that promote financial and digital inclusion in the region. The two institutions will collaborate to raise awareness and exchange knowledge, share best practices, and conduct research to support and scale financial inclusion and access to finance for MSMEs, including women-owned businesses.

02 May 2024 VP Dasgupta opens annual meeting seminar on influence of digital technologies on banking

During the 2024 ADB Annual Meeting, VP Bhargav Dasgupta opened the private sector seminar on 2 May, delving into the role of technology in fostering inclusive finance and supporting client resilience. The Bank of Georgia sponsored the session, examining the changing influence of digital technologies on banking, its advantages for all users, especially vulnerable groups, and tackled scalability issues.

24 April 2024 ADB, Citibank sign risk participation agreement to bolster regional trade and supply chain finance

ADB and Citibank signed a Master Risk Participation Agreement on 24 April in New York to enhance access to supply chain finance for small and medium-sized enterprises, aiming to support more than $100 million in additional annual trade across Asia and the Pacific. The agreement will enable more small and medium-sized enterprises to access Citibank’s supply chain finance offerings through ADB’s Trade and Supply Chain Finance Program. The partnership leverages Citibank’s extensive network capabilities and ADB’s presence in developing countries.

ADB has been working with Citibank on trade finance since 2009, undertaking 523 transactions valued at $6.2 billion. Beyond trade finance, the ADB-Citibank partnership spans high-value transactions.

Our Team

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Suzanne Gaboury

Director General

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Catherine Marsh

Deputy Director General

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Craig Roberts

Senior Advisor

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Mayank Choudhary

Director, Infrastructure Finance Division 1

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Daniel Wiedmer

Director, Infrastructure Finance Division 2

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Janette Hall

Director, Private Sector Investment Funds & Special Initiatives Division

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Mark Kunzer

Advisor, Private Sector Transaction Support Division

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Marife Apilado

Director, Portfolio Management Division

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Asif Cheema

Director, Financial Institutions Division

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Bart Raemaekers

Advisor and Head, Guarantees and Syndications Unit

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Joseph Bergin

Advisor and Head, Equity Investments Unit concurrently OIC, Business Development Team

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Martin Lemoine

Unit Head, Agribusiness

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Aniruddha Patil

Unit Head, Social Sectors Team

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Steven Beck

Director, Trade and Supply Chain Finance Division


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