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Development banking


Recent development consulting assignments include:

    1. Wrote the technical proposal for an EU project in Bangladesh – strengthening the training of SME bankers. My client has won this project and work is expected to commence in early 2012.
    2. Undertook a due diligence review of a private sector bank in the South Pacific and wrote a board paper/proposal for an ADB investment in the bank
    3. Consultant to Asian Development Bank on Private Sector Development Initiative Risk Participation Facility in Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu & Samoa
    4. Acting Program Manager (i.e. relieving manager for 6 months), Access to Finance, SouthAsia Development Facility of International Finance Corporation, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    5. Advised a Singaporean investor on developing one or more budget hotels in Vietnam & China
    6. Wrote a credit manual for a non-conforming mortgage lender in Australia
    7. Undertook a due diligence review of a bank in the Pacific for the South Pacific Project facility of International Finance Corporation (June 2003)
      • Consulted over a period of about 2 years to Asian Development Bank and (UK) Department for International Development on privatization of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in Nepal. Aspects of the assignment included:
      • Assessing the capacity of the privatisation agency & recommending measures to strengthen its operations.
      • Preparing recommendations for Asian Development Bank and for (a) reducing Nepal SOEs contingent liabilities and (b) strengthening Nepal SOEs’ reporting to Ministry of Finance.
      • Conducting an evaluation of progress achieved by His Majesty’s Government of Nepal in implementing the privatisation programme, and identifying blockages.
    8. Advised Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG) in negotiations leading to payout of problem loan in Indonesia.
    9. Contractor and Team leader on AusAID project in PRC, developing credit manuals for, and strengthening prudential supervision of Rural Credit Cooperatives.

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