Castalia Staff

MANAGERS

Anna Nagaraj

Anna Nagaraj - Manager

Anna is an economist and policy analyst specialising in the energy sector and international development. Before joining Castalia, Anna was a Senior Advisor at the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. There, she advised on energy strategy, renewable energy policy, climate change policy, and downstream energy markets policy. Anna has also worked for the World Bank and Government of Guyana analysing industrial competitiveness and implementing competitiveness programmes, and as an economic consultant and energy specialist for The Brattle Group and MFC Natural Gas and Energy Consultants in the United Kingdom. Anna holds a Master of Science in Economic History from the London School of Economics, and a Master of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.

Andreas Heuser

Andreas Heuser - Manager

Andreas is an economic and policy project manager and analyst, specialising in regulated industries, financial institutions, housing and urban infrastructure as well as natural resource economics. Prior to joining Castalia, he was with the New Zealand Treasury where he led advice on savings, housing affordability, commercial transactions and natural resources policy. Andreas is a qualified lawyer and has worked in financial institutions and at top tier firms in Europe on cross-border transactions and international arbitration. Andreas holds undergraduate degrees in Law and Arts from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and a Master of Business Law (summa cum laude) focussing on economics from the University of Cologne, Germany.

Daniel Godoy

Daniel Godoy - Manager

Daniel Godoy is a finance and economic expert, focusing on projects in the energy and water sectors in Latin America and the Caribbean. His experience includes structuring infrastructure PPP projects, performing financial and operational analysis of utilities, and preparing financial models for major transactions. He also has experience creating financial mechanisms to promote renewable energy projects. Before Castalia, Daniel worked for a company that provided information on Colombian, Chilean, and Peruvian stocks to national and international investors. His work included the financial and operational analysis of companies in the oil and gas, and electricity sectors. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Business with a concentration in Economics from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. He is fluent in Spanish and English.
Giang Doan

Giang Doan - Manager

Mr Doan Tien Giang has more than 17 years of professional experience advising Government departments and private companies on infrastructure policy and private sector development in Vietnam. He provided technical assistance to the Government authorities in fostering capital to the infrastructure development and in developing PPP legal and institutional frameworks. Before joining Castalia, Giang worked as Deputy Director for an USAID-funded program and as a partner in a private management consulting firm in Vietnam. Giang holds an MBA from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, a Masters Degree in Economics from Hanoi Foreign Trade University, as well as a Bachelor of Laws from Hanoi National University.
Kaye Miralles

Kaye Miralles - Manager

Kaye is an experienced infrastructure specialist with over 10 years’ practical experience in: infrastructure planning and investment programming, pipeline identification and prioritization, independent project appraisals, business cases and transactions, and institutional capacity building. She has worked in the Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Mongolia, and Australia. Kaye has particular experience in public-private partnerships (PPP). Over the last decade, she has helped develop PPP policies, and appraised and assisted in preparing PPPs in urban mass rail, toll and non-toll roads, and water supply sectors with an aggregate value of more than US$10 billion. In the transport sector, Kaye has helped assess the potential for land value capture in Hanoi City to generate additional funding for planned urban mass transit PPPs. Kaye holds a Master of Financial Management from the Australian National University, and Master and Bachelor degrees in Geology from the University of the Philippines.

Marie Marconnet

Marie Marconnet - Manager

Marie Marconnet is specialized in the energy sector, particularly renewable energy. Since joining Castalia in 2007, she has worked on energy sector regulation and private sector participation, and advised extensively on sustainable energy policy and planning, especially in the Pacific and Caribbean regions. Marie holds a Master's degree in Economics from Victoria University of Wellington, and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Canterbury University. She speaks French and English fluently.
Shannon Riley

Shannon Riley - Manager

Shannon specializes in economic and financial analysis in the water and other infrastructure sectors.She applies her economic and financial modelling skills to advise governments and utilities on tariff setting, performance-based contracts, investment planning, regulation, and policy. Prior to joining Castalia, Shannon worked for New Markets Lab, an initiative that seeks to strengthen markets in the developing world through legal and regulatory reform. She conducted research on Public-Private Partnerships, supply chains, and trade in the agricultural sector for a variety of developing countries, with a focus on those in sub-Saharan Africa. Shannon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy from Georgetown University. In addition to English, she is proficient in Spanish.
Lisa Tessier

Lisa Tessier - Manager

Lisa is a manager specializing in renewable energy, with experience in Africa and the Caribbean. Her work focuses on advising on regulation for the development of renewable energy and to promote electrification through mini grids, assessing the economic and financial viability of renewable energy projects, and transaction advisory. Prior to joining Castalia, she worked on topics at the intersection of climate, energy, and finance. She also worked on territorial water management as an environmental engineer in a French environmental consulting firm. She holds a Master of Arts degree focusing on International Energy and Environmental Policy and International Business Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Tufts University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Agronomy and Environmental Engineering from AgroParisTech, France. She is fluent in French, English, and Spanish.