Castalia Staff

ANALYSTS

Ananthi Bharadwaj

Ananthi Bharadwaj - Senior Analyst

Ananthi is a senior economic and financial analyst based in Washington, D.C. Prior to Castalia, Ananthi worked with the World Bank Group’s Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) unit in analyzing institutional and regulatory frameworks governing PPPs in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. A lawyer by training, Ananthi also worked for a leading law firm in India, where she advised corporations and financial institutions on regulatory aspects of business transactions. She structured, drafted, and negotiated contracts on their behalf. She also conducted legal due diligence and facilitated financial close of PPP infrastructure projects in India’s power and road transport sectors. Ananthi holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) from NALSAR University of Law in Hyderabad, India. Ananthi is fluent in English, Hindi and Tamil and is proficient in Telugu and Gujarati.
Bambang Irwanto

Bambang Irwanto - Senior Analyst

Bambang Irwanto is an Infrastructure Advisor. He has a wide range experience in large and small scale infrastructure projects. Prior to joining Castalia, Bambang worked in various key stakeholders: project sponsors, off-takers, government PPP units, and infrastructure financing company. Bambang's experience also includes developing pre-feasibility study to project tendering with expertise particularly in project structuring and project finance model. Bambang holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from President University.
Charly Missirian

Charly Missirian - Senior Analyst

Charly Missirian is a financial and economic analyst specializing in energy policy and regulation, with a particular interest in the intersection of sustainable energy and economic development. His expertise covers national policies for renewable energy and energy efficiency, electricity access scale-up strategies and, more broadly, incentive-based regulation and public policy evaluation. He holds a M.Sc. in Quantitative Economics and Econometrics from the Paris School of Economics (High Honors) and B.A. in Political Sciences from SciencesPo Paris. He studied a year in São Paulo (Brazil), and interned in Mexico. A citizen of France, he also speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Daniel Godoy

Daniel Godoy - Senior Analyst

Daniel Godoy is a finance and economic analyst, 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.
Gavin Chan

Gavin Chan - Senior Analyst

Gavin is an economic and financial analyst at Castalia. Prior to joining Castalia, he worked at Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, where he provided advice on governance and regulatory frameworks in the water sector and on improving the efficiency of public services. He has also worked at Gas Energy Australia, an industry association, preparing submissions on climate change and energy policies. Earlier in his career, Gavin worked at the Department of Transport in Western Australia where he conducted research on the governance arrangements and provision models for intermodal terminals and road infrastructure. Gavin holds a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from Macquarie University and a Graduate Diploma in Mathematics from the Univeristy of London. 
Jaime Hurtado

Jaime Hurtado - Senior Analyst

Jaime is a senior economic and financial analyst in the water sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. His experience includes developing financial models for water utilities, designing systems to prioritize investments, and developing strategies to improve water service provision. Prior to joining Castalia, Jaime conducted research on the economic and social effects of water markets in two drought-prone regions, South Eastern Australia and California. He also worked in short-term consultancy projects for a regional water utility in the United Kingdom. Jaime holds a Master of Science in Environmental Technology (Merit) from Imperial College London and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany. He is fluent in Spanish and English.
Joao Silva

Joao Silva - Senior Analyst

Joao is a water resource consultant specialized in the water supply and irrigation sectors. He has developed water supply master plans for integrated water resources management and municipal utilities in Europe, Africa, and South America. Prior to joining Castalia, Joao received a scientific research scholarship and worked as a project manager for the international business development unit of the Portuguese consulting engineering firm Consulgal. Joao holds an MBA from Nova-Católica School of Business & Economics (TheLisbonMBA). He also holds a Master of Science in Hydraulics and Water Resources and an Agronomical Engineering Degree from University of Lisbon. He is a native Portuguese speaker and fluent in English and Spanish.
Kaye Miralles

Kaye Miralles - Senior Analyst

Kaye has over 10 years experience in the transport sector and water resources sector. This includes economic and financial appraisals of major investments in rail, road, bridge, water supply, and irrigation infrastructure. She also has significant experience appraising Public-Private Partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects and concession agreements. Kaye had previously worked for the Government of the Philippines and briefly with the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) in Canberra. Kaye is qualified in finance and science, most recently completing a Master of Financial Management from the Australian National University in the ACT. She also holds Masters and Bachelor degrees in Geology from the University of the Philippines.
Lisa Tessier

Lisa Tessier - Senior Analyst

Lisa is an economic and financial analyst specializing in renewable energy. She has experience assessing the economic and financial viability of renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. Prior to joining Castalia, she worked on topics at the intersection of climate, energy, and finance. She researched the impacts of carbon emissions on corporate bond credit spreads in the US, and worked for a climate foundation on responsible insurance practices. She also worked as an environmental engineer in a French environmental consulting firm, where she drafted territorial water management and planning frameworks. 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.
Rifqi Ardliansyah

Rifqi Ardliansyah - Senior Analyst

Rifqi is an Infrastructure Advisor. He has a wide range of experience working with many Government and state-owned companies as well as leading national and multi-national companies in South East Asia. Prior to joining Castalia, he worked as a senior consultant at Ernst & Young in Jakarta where he was involved in financial due diligence, valuation and business modelling, restructuring, and other lead advisory roles. Rifqi's academic paper exploring stock market integration and international portfolio diversification between United States and ASEAN equity markets, has been published in a number of international journals. Rifqi holds a Masters in International Banking and Finance from the University of Glasgow and a Bachelors of Engineering in Industrial Engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology. He is fluent in English and Bahasa Indonesia.
Vanessa Chalk

Vanessa Chalk - Senior Analyst

Vanessa is a senior economic analyst with a strong interest in public policy and sustainable development. She specialises in economic assessments and cost benefit analyses and has significant experience within the transport and water infrastructure sectors. Vanessa has worked in the public and private sectors across New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. Vanessa is currently completing her Master of Professional Economics at Victoria University of Wellington and holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Guy Finny

Guy Finny - Senior Analyst

Guy Finny is an economic and regulatory analyst focused on energy, infrastructure and regulation. His specific experience includes conducting a major competition study of the Papua New Guinean ports sector for APEC, reviewing regulatory determinations for water tariffs in Papua New Guinea, and assisting electricity retailers with advice on regulation and emerging technologies in New Zealand. Guy previously worked as a commercial lawyer at a top tier New Zealand law firm. In this role, he advised extensively on economic regulation in the electricity and telecommunications sectors. Guy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science, and a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours, both from Victoria University of Wellington.

Veronica Lizzio

Veronica Lizzio - Senior Analyst

Veronica is an economic and financial analyst with a focus on infrastructure development and financing. She has experience in assessing the economic and financial viability of energy projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa. Her experience also includes measuring countries’ progress towards renewable energy and energy efficiency targets, researching cross-border electricity trading, and developing a financial model to assess the impact of capital investments to increase the resilience of energy projects to withstand hurricane damage in the Caribbean. Veronica holds a Master of Arts in International Economics and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) with a concentration in international investment and trade law. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government and History from Cornell University. Veronica is a native English and Italian speaker, and is proficient in Spanish. 

Andrew Swanson

Andrew Swanson - Senior Analyst

Andrew is a Senior Economic and Finance Analyst. He specialises in energy policy and regulation, including the impact of renewable technologies on electricity markets. Prior to joining Castalia, Andrew worked for the Australian Government. He analyzed cross‑border trading in Australia’s National Electricity Market and advised on regulatory reforms for transmission and distribution networks in the electricity and gas sectors. He also contributed to the Australian Government’s plan for complying with its oil security obligations as a member of the International Energy Agency. Andrew holds a Juris Doctor in Law from the Australian National University, and a Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences from the University of Sydney.

Charlie Sheppard

Charlie Sheppard - Analyst

Charlie is an economic and policy analyst with a strong interest in growth and development economics as well as infrastructure projects in developing countries. Based in Castalia’s Wellington office, she has worked with both private and public sector clients in New Zealand and Pacific Island countries. Prior to joining Castalia, Charlie interned for Imani Development in Malawi. Charlie holds a Bachelor of Management Studies in Economics and Spanish from the University of Waikato and is currently undertaking a Master of International Relations from Victoria University of Wellington.
Jorge Perez

Jorge Perez - Analyst

Jorge is a financial and economic analyst specialising in the water sector. His experience includes economic analysis, research, and financial assessment of projects in the agriculture and real state sectors. Prior to joining Castalia, Jorge worked with a private equity firm that invested in agriculture, real estate and livestock in Colombia. Jorge holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Bachelor's Degree in Management from Universidad de los Andes In Colombia. 
Katia Lvin

Katia Lvin - Analyst

Katia Lvin is an economic and financial analyst at Castalia. Prior to joining Castalia, she worked at Nathan Associates, where she coordinated the administration of USAID projects focusing on international trade infrastructure and regulatory reforms in the Asia-Pacific region. She also organized workshops in six APEC economies, including two conferences on promoting more effective public-private partnerships in transportation infrastructure. At Castalia, Katia is currently developing mechanisms to improve cross-border electricity trade in Africa. Katia holds a Master of Science in Development Management from The London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Commerce in International Management from McGill University. She is fluent in English and Russian, and proficient in French and Spanish.

Lakshman Ganesharajah

Lakshman Ganesharajah - Analyst

Lakshman is an economic and financial analyst based in the Castalia Sydney office, with a strong interest in public policy, regulation and valuation methods. Prior to joining Castalia, he conducted research with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry on numerous fiscal policy issues, such as corporate tax reform and energy market regulation. Lakshman has a strong interest in the financial markets, having passed the CFA level one exam, and has conducted policy research with the Council on the Ageing. Lakshman holds a Bachelors of Economics and Bachelors in Commerce(Finance) from the Australian National University.
Laura Saiki

Laura Saiki - Analyst

Laura Saiki is an Analyst focusing on the water sector and public-private partnerships. Her experience includes analyzing legal and governance frameworks in various countries, evaluating infrastructure projects, and assessing utility performance. Prior to joining Castalia, Laura worked in the Public Affairs Section in the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru, where she authored over 19 federal grant proposals and assisted with project management. She also worked in a natural gas company in Lima, where she helped oversee expenses and documentation for a pipeline expansion project. Most recently, Laura conducted field research and analysis for a UN Women project on gender roles in the Middle East and North Africa. Laura holds a Master of Arts degree in International Relations and Development Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is fluent in English and Spanish, and has working level proficiency in Italian.

Laurie Hervot

Laurie Hervot - Analyst

Laurie is an economic, financial and policy analyst, specialising in the power sector. She has experience in electrification strategy, regulatory and institutional frameworks for PPPs, and clean energy. Before joining Castalia's Paris office, Laurie conducted research on opportunities for renewable energy in island jurisdictions. She holds a Master of Arts in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Sciences Po Lille, with a concentration in energy, strategy, and risk management. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Sciences Po Lille. Laurie is a native French speaker, is fluent in English and Spanish, and proficient in Portuguese and Russian. 
Stéphanie Tatunchak

Stéphanie Tatunchak - Analyst

Stéphanie Tatunchak is an Economic Analyst based in Castalia's Sydney office with a strong interest in infrastructure. Prior to joining Castalia, Stéphanie worked as an Infrastructure Analyst specialising in the provision of PPP advisory services in the healthcare and social infrastructure sectors. In her previous position, Stéphanie contributed to a number of business cases and provided operational and financial performance monitoring services for both public and private sector clients. Stéphanie holds a bachelor degree in economics and in literature from McGill University. She is fluent in French and in English.
Robert Fletcher

Robert Fletcher - Analyst

Robert is an economic analyst based in Wellington with an interest in natural resources, electricity and infrastructure. He is a recent graduate, completing a Master of Commerce in Economics from Canterbury University in 2018. His graduate studies focussed on microeconomic applications such as tax, competition, health and development economics as well as econometrics. Robert also holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology earned in 2015.

Volha Hrytskevich

Volha Hrytskevich - Analyst

Volha is an Economic and Financial Analyst based in Castalia's Sydney office, with a strong interest in the electricity markets in developing economies. Prior to joining Castalia, Volha worked at the World Bank advising governments on reforms to streamline electricity connection processes. She also worked with private and public stakeholders to identify regulatory burdens and avenues for reforms in business incorporation processes. Volha holds a Master of Science degree in Public Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor degree in Economics from Clark University (USA). She is fluent in Belarusian and Russian and is conversant in Spanish.
Diego Recinos

Diego Recinos - Research Associate

Diego Recinos, a Research Associate at Castalia, focuses on the economic and financial analysis of infrastructure companies and projects. He has four years of experience as an undergraduate Research Assistant for the Political Science Department at Amherst College. As part of his research, he studied how the performance of state-owned oil companies in Latin America reflects the deficiencies of political institutions and natural resource regulation. Diego has also worked at the Inter-American Dialogue, the National Democratic Institute and helped organize the first presidential candidate debate in the history of Argentina. Diego holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Amherst College (Cum Laude) and a Five College Certificate on Latin American Studies. He is fluent in Spanish and English, and proficient in French.