AIX: Power & Renewables panellist – Ed Harkins, Head of Export Credit Financing at Fieldstone

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Ed advises governments, state-owned entities and contractors on the financing of large infrastructure programmes. Prior to joining Fieldstone, he was head of emerging markets on the Capex financing solutions team at Barclays Capital.

Ed has focussed on the financing of large infrastructure projects in Africa for more than 15 years and has advised sovereigns, state-owned entities and contractors on over $25bn of infrastructure projects in Africa alone.

He is a qualified lawyer and worked for five years at Simmons & Simmons where he focussed on structured ECA financing and was responsible for documenting many high profile ECA transactions in Africa

Ed chaired the British Bankers Association panel for the development of various new UK Export Finance initiatives including the new short-term schemes, the £5bn export refinancing scheme and the new £3bn direct lending scheme.  He has recently completed a secondment to UK Export Finance where he advised them on new product development for UK exporters.

Ed is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and holds a BSc degree in chemistry and law from the University of Bristol.  Ed also represents Fieldstone on the British Bankers Association Export Finance Committee and is a member of the Financial Services Committee at the Business Council for Africa.

Elvira is a panellist at the Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting, 21-22 November, London.

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