PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (PPPs) | Key Staff

Castalia designs and develops public private partnerships to improve infrastructure service delivery.

David Ehrhardt—Mr. Ehrhardt has worked for more than ten years on effective design, implementation and management of public-private partnerships. This includes PPP transactions for railway and communications in Victoria (Australia); off-grid electrification in the Philippines; and wastewater infrastructure in the Czech Republic. He has worked on all stages of PPP transactions, from originating deals for investors including Azurix, the IFC and the EBRD, to helping the Government of Victoria (Australia) restructure troubled urban transport concessions. His advice on how to structure government PPP policies and process has been sought by countries as diverse as South Africa, Uganda and Indonesia. He was a lead contributor to the definitive guide to PPPs in the water sector. The World Bank also drew on David’s extensive experience and legal training in asking him to draft a standard Management Contract for water and electricity services, as well as standard provisions for key terms in Concession Contracts in these sectors.

Nils Janson—Mr. Janson advises governments and financial institutions on strategies for financing, developing, regulating, and managing infrastructure. He led a Castalia team advising the Government of Uganda on a national PPP strategy. He has advised governments in Brazil, El Salvador, Malawi, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Saint Lucia, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania on PPP projects and policy frameworks.

Vishal Joshipura — Mr. Joshipura is an infrastructure finance and project development expert with over 10 years of experience in PPP project finance. He has advised clients in emerging markets on developing PPPs; structuring project finance for transport and industrial projects; and designing and implementing institutional reforms. Mr. Joshipura has raised more than US$800 million in debt and equity finance for infrastructure projects including PPP transactions in transportation, water, and sanitation.