APDP is led by a highly-experienced CEO, and multi-skilled team of more than 10 professionals, including Macquarie and STEAG secondees. APDP has options to tap into respective expertise of Macquarie and STEAG, as needed. The team comprises various well-qualified experts with more than 100 years of experience in the energy sector. Significant knowledge and experience to undertake due-diligence, feasibility studies, project financing through commercial and multilateral banks, project agreements, project management, liaison with national and international EPC-contractors, O&M and LTSA contractors as well as fuel suppliers, consultants and vendors and other similar project stakeholders.
Payam Eshragi

Chief Executive Officer

More than 15 years of experience in infrastructure investment, development and implementation in various energy-related greenfield and brownfield projects in both a principal and advisory capacity, a selection of which is included below:

  • Associate Director in the Infrastructure & Energy Group of Macquarie Capital (2006-Present)
  • Adviser to the largest listed entity on the Saudi Stock Exchange on the successful restructuring of its utility assets (2015-2016)
  • Seed investor with GREs on the establishment of a development platform to spearhead infrastructure development with a particular focus on the energy sector, predominantly renewables (2015-2017)
  • Principal and transaction leader for the restructuring of a USD30bn energy portfolio for a state-owned conglomerate including the management of its USD10bn power and water assets (2014-2016)
  • Establishment of Macquarie’s Middle East infrastructure fund, including the successful delivery of the fund’s seed assets (2007-2012)
  • Bachelor of Actuarial Studies (Honours), Australian National University (2001-2003)
Tharma Kunaratnam

Senior Advisor

Serves as a Senior Adviser to Macquarie Capital, Asia. Joined Macquarie Group in 2004 and served as a Managing Director of Macquarie Capital between 2011-2015 while also serving as a board member of Macquarie Capital’s Singapore business.

Over 18 years of principal investment and corporate finance experience in the infrastructure, telecom, media and technology sectors. Successfully led a number of ECM and M&A transactions on behalf of Macquarie Capital across Asia in both a principal and advisory capacity with a strong focus on South East Asia.

Educational qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Econometrics), University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons.), University College London
Jan Fischer

Head of Projects

Senior project management professional with more than 10 years of experience in managing complex international projects and transactions in power generation:

  • Senior Project Manager for corporate strategy projects and major M&A transactions with STEAG GmbH (2014-Present)
  • Associate University Lecturer for “Project Management” at TH Georg Agricola University of Applied Sciences (2014-Present)
  • Project Leader for various international nuclear energy projects with STEAG Energy Services GmbH (2009-2014)
  • Project Engineer for the development and construction of conventional power plants with RWE Power AG (2008-2009)
  • Master of Business Administration in International Finance, FOM University of Applied Sciences
  • Master of Engineering disciplined in Intergrated Power Plant Engineering, TH Georg Agricola University of Applied Sciences (2007-2009)
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, TH Georg Agricola University of Applied Sciences (2004-2007)
Roy Tang

Chief Financial Officer

A seasoned Banking and Finance professional with over 20 years of experience across Retail, Wholesale and Investment Banking, on deal advisory (e.g. project finance risk assessment, hedging etc.), financial, procurement risk and group third party cost management.

  • Director in Barclays’ procurement division leading group procurement risk and expense management (2013-2016)
  • Vice President in Barclays’ Finance Asia as the lead business partner for Market Sales, Asia (2008-2013)
  • Business Controller for Standard Chartered’s Global Corporate Finance division (2006-2008)
  • Various roles within Westpac Banking Corporation (Sydney), business partnering with ALM and Institutional Banking businesses (1999-2006)
  • Chartered Accountant of Australia and New Zealand (2002)
  • Graduate Diploma in IT, University of Technology, Sydney (1998)
  • Bachelors of Commerce, University of Sydney (1996)
Nizar Rachman

Country Director Indonesia

Over 23 years of engineering experience in Indonesia with great relationships with PLN and gas providers:

  • Indonesia APR Country Director (2014-2016) and Regional Director at APR (2013-2014), responsible for developing and executing rental power projects
  • Commercial Director at PT Navigat Turbines (2011-2012)
  • Asia Regional Commercial Leader at GE Aero Services (2005-2010) and Sales Manager of GE Energy Services (2001-2005)
  • Master of Science in Engineering Management, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA (1993)
Joel Wagner

Technical Director

Engineering and project management experience spanning twelve years across RWE Power AG and STEAG Energy Services GmbH. Special qualifications include: mechanical and thermodynamic engineering of steam pipes, design of boiler components, water/steam cycle, project management, lifetime management and condition monitoring:

  • Project Engineer and Project Leader on various international power projects with STEAG Energy Services GmbH (2009-Present)
  • Product Manager for online systems for the lifetime of pipes and thick walled boiler components with STEAG Energy Services GmbH (2009-Present)
  • Department for Boiler and Plant Technology and Power Plant Neurath at RWE Power AG in Germany (2005-2009)
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (discipline: energy engineering), FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences