Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG)
PIDG is a £30 billion investment fund that mobilises private sector investment to assist developing countries in providing infrastructure vital to boosting their economic growth, and combating poverty. The donor members are the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC)/World Bank. In 2006, PIDG membership expanded to include the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and Irish Aid, in 2009 KfW joined and in 2011 AusAid (now the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT))
PIDG has established a range of specialised financing and project development facilities designed to overcome the obstacles to generating private sector investment in infrastructure projects in emerging economies.
Rockpools has forged a strong relationship with PIDG in resourcing and searching for key personnel to lead on some of their high level roles in various forms for its international operations.
Over the last 3 years, Rockpools has worked with PIDG to recruit:
Our research-led search needed to identify candidates with the commercial, economic and political expertise to ensure the international opportunities could be fully exploited. As such, a key challenge was balancing the requirement for candidates with proven reputations, which would bring credibility at the highest levels across the Asian and African regions, with the demonstrable ability to operate in highly sensitive diplomatic settings.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has today announced the appointment of Debbie Francis as the new Managing Director of Direct Rail Services (DRS).
Philippe Valahu: the new Executive Director of PIDG
Dr. Catherine Raines has been appointed as UKTI’s Director-General for Trade & Investment, based in Beijing.