Gad Cohen, Chief Executive Officer
New York and London
Gad Cohen is eleQtra’s Chief Executive Officer and one of its co-founding Partners. Gad has over 20 years’ professional experience in the development and financing of infrastructure projects in the power and transportation sectors.
Prior to co-founding eleQtra, he held a series of senior positions with ABB Equity Ventures, the development and equity investment arm of ABB Ltd, including Head of the Global Power Group where he was responsible for the development of and investments in power generation projects worldwide. Gad began his career as an attorney at the law firm White & Case, where he advised financial institutions and project sponsors in connection with infrastructure financings worldwide.
Gad Cohen is a graduate of McGill University where he received a bachelor of law (LL.B) and a bachelor of civil law (B.C.L.).
Richard Parry, Partner
Richard Parry is one of the founding partners of the eleQtra Group. With a strong background in project finance and emerging markets, he brings over 25 years’ experience to eleQtra in the development, structuring and financing of infrastructure assets in emerging markets.
As Head of Syndications and Securities for IFC he led large transactions with infrastructure companies such as Globo Cabo, Transportadora de Gas del Norte, Vencemos, Aguas Argentinas and a number of power projects in Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Pakistan and Vietnam.
Richard has in depth experience of working in Africa where he is involved in the development of projects in renewable power, particularly wind and hydro and other infrastructure projects across the continent. He also lived in Africa in his early career and was responsible for launching and managing a business development and investment program for Eastern and Southern Africa which has now grown into a successful business for IFC. As a partner with eleQtra he has a particular interest in the development of more renewable energy projects in the continent.
Richard Parry graduated from the University of Cambridge (BA and MA) and the University of Michigan (MBA). He maintains a strong interest in social anthropology and has been an Adjunct Professor of Project Finance at Georgetown University in Washington DC.