Head of Investor Relations and Operations, Climate Investor One
Before joining Climate Investor One, Georges Beukering was a senior investment officer for six years at the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank FMO. Today he leads deal teams for complex and innovative project finance and equity transactions. Areas of expertise include renewable energy (wind, hydro, solar, waste and geothermal based power generation), sustainable forestry, energy efficiency and biodiversity protection.
In 2012, Mr Beukering established and coordinated FMO’s climate business knowledge centre. Before joining FMO, he worked in various positions in Rabobank International, Fuji Bank, ABN Amro and the Dutch Ministry of Finance. He holds masters’ degrees in applied mathematics from the University of Twente and international economics & business studies from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, both in the Netherlands.
Timothy Turner, Group Chief Risk Officer, African Development Bank
Timothy Turner is currently group chief risk officer at the African Development Bank (AfDB). He has also served as Director of Operations III - Infrastructure Private Sector & Regional Integration of African Development Bank, which covers almost 90% of African countries across a broad range of sectors from power generation and transportation to agriculture and microfinance. In this capacity, he played a key role in implementing President Donald Kaberuka’s vision for sustainable development through Africa’s private sector.
Also at the bank, he also served as director of financial management, where his responsibilities included management of country and credit risks, asset and liability management and treasury risk management. In this capacity, one of his key achievements was to lead the development of a framework for assisting post-conflict African countries clear their arrears to AfDB. Turner holds an engineering degree from the University of Toronto and an MBA from IMD, Switzerland. Hi career began in banking in the capital markets division of Smith Barney International.