IFR Green Bonds Roundtable 2016: Participants
Joop Hessels’ background is in FIG bond origination. Since 2014, he has been heading the green bond department with debt capital markets at ABN AMRO focusing on sustainable finance bond and loans. He is advising a number of corporate and financial issuers with the setup of their future green bond frameworks.
Affirmative Asset Management
Justin Eeles is head of portfolio management at Affirmative Asset Management, and lead portfolio manager for the world’s first green bond fund. He in has 27 years experience in the industry; previously he was senior fixed-income portfolio manager at Nikko Asset Management Europe and prior to that with Norwich Union, (now Aviva Investors).
Bodo Winkler is head of investor relations at Berlin-Hannoversche Hypothekenbank (Berlin Hyp) based in Berlin. He previously worked as a division manager at the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp), responsible for pfandbrief and capital markets issues and as an asset manager with Deutsche Kreditbank.
Philip Brown is a managing director within Citi’s EMEA capital markets origination business in London. He sits on the bank’s global green bond screening committee and co-ordinates Citi’s primary green bond business, working closely with the bank’s environmental banking team and other product partners across the firm.
City of Gothenburg
Magnus Borelius is the head of group treasury for the City of Gothenburg and a member of a technical working group at the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI. He was head of the treasury when the City of Gothenburg became the first city in the world to issue a green bond, in 2013. In recent years, much of his work has been focused on how treasury operations can help the economics of climate change.
Mirko Gerhold is head of DCM Bonds Solutions at Commerzbank, responsible for hybrid capital, liability management, coverage of the insurance sector and the bank’s efforts in the green bond market. Mirko has over 16 years of experience in bond origination and structuring. Commerzbank is a member of the Green Bond Principles and has recently acted as a lead manager on various green and social bond transactions.
Charles Smith is responsible for the day-to-day running of green bond issuance at EBRD. Prior to joining the Funding Team in 2011, Smith worked in the Non-Bank Financial Institutions Group at EBRD focusing on structured finance transactions. Before joining EBRD in 2007, he held various positions in Frankfurt with SEB Merchant Banking and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in debt capital markets, structured finance and M&A advisory.
Aldo Romani is managerial adviser and deputy head of euro funding in the capital markets department of the EIB, the largest issuer of green bonds to-date. Romani has worked on the development and implementation of EIB’s euro funding strategy since 1998 and since 2007, his actions have extended to the integration of social responsibility considerations into EIB’s targeted issuance. Before joining the EIB, Romani spent several years in the investment banking department of Commerzbank, latterly in charge of bond origination for Asian emerging markets.
Ulrik Ross is head of public sector and sustainable financing at HSBC, managing all financing and capital market-related solutions for investment-grade and high-grade public-sector clients globally across bonds and loans to more bespoke financing solutions, liability management and capital solutions. The sustainable financing franchise is fully integrated within this and Ross has overall responsibility for it within the capital financing group. He is a member of the ICMA executive committee for the Green Bond Principles. Ross joined HSBC in 2007, prior to which he had a series of senior roles at Nomura and Merrill Lynch in London.