Richard Parry is one of the founding partners of the eleQtra Group.
With a strong background in project finance and emerging markets, he brings over 25 years of experience to eleQtra in the development, structuring and financing of infrastructure assets in emerging markets. He began his career in the US and France with Rockwell International and then followed his passion for emerging market finance with the International Finance corporation (IFC).
He has worked in Latin America where he was responsible for a wide variety of infrastructure transactions including the restructuring of Empresas de Cali – a power, water and telecommunications company in Colombia. As Head of Syndications and Securities for the IFC he led large transactions with infrastructure companies such as Globo Cabo, Transportadora de Gas del Norte, Vencemos, Aguas Argentinas and a number of power projects in Mexico, Colombia and Brazil.
He also has long experience of working in Africa where he is deeply involved in the development of projects in renewable power, particularly in wind and hydro, and other infrastructure projects across the continent. He has also lived in Africa in his early career and was responsible for launching and managing a business development and investment program for Eastern and Southern Africa which now grown into a successful business for IFC for the long term. As a partner with eleQtra he has a particular interest in the development of more renewable energy projects in the continent.
In Asia, he was the leader of a restructuring of the Karnapuli Fertiliser Company in Bangladesh and has been involved in a number of successful financings in Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Pakistan during his career.
Education: Having graduated from the University of Cambridge (BA and MA) and the University of Michigan (MBA), he maintains a strong interest in Social Anthropology and has been an Adjunct Professor of Project Finance at Georgetown University in Washington DC.