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LJD Week 2023 | Innovative Solutions to Meet Development Finance Needs

November 13, 2023
Virtual & In-Person

Development financing needs are extremely large, and they far outpace public sector resources. To fill the gap in development finance between what is needed and what is available, it is necessary to create new markets and bring innovative solutions to developing countries.  Private sources are necessary to achieve these goals; hence, there has recently been a strong push to increase the involvement of the private sector in the development arena.

Private Public partnerships (PPPs) can be a tool to incentivize greater private sector investment.  When designed well and implemented in a balanced regulatory environment, PPPs can bring greater efficiency and sustainability in development, through on-time and within-budget project delivery, innovative and high-quality services using ideas from the private sector, reduction of coordination cost through a bundling effect, and compensating the financing gap in infrastructure development by mobilizing private funds.  They also enable better allocation of risk between public and private entities.

In this session, panelists will discuss the challenges and opportunities for private sector investment in sustainable development; and how innovative solutions such as PPPs can be a tool for developing economies to attract private capital investment, increase efficiency and use of available public resources.

  • Hiroshi-New-Bio
    Hiroshi Matano (Opening Remarks)
    Executive Vice President, MIGA

    Hiroshi Matano is Executive Vice President at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and a member of the World Bank Group Senior Leadership Team. He is responsible for the long-term strategic planning and development of MIGA, guiding key finance and guarantee operations, forging partnerships, and developing MIGA's business. Mr. Matano brings more than 30 years of experience in banking and finance. As Global Head of Structured Finance at MUFG, Mr. Matano managed assets across key global markets, including the world’s largest renewable energy project portfolio. During this tenure, Mr. Matano was instrumental in the issuance of MUFG’s first green bond, and MUFG was recipient of the Global Bank of the Year award by Project Finance International. Mr. Matano also contributed to the merger of Mitsubishi UFJ Securities and Morgan Stanley Japan, focusing on post-merger integration, and helping make the combined firm the leading investment bank in Japan. 


                        @miga                    linkedin

  • Marie-Luce-Godinot
    Marie-Luce Godinot
    Senior Vice-President, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Information Systems, Group Bouygues

    Marie-Luce Godinot has been Senior Vice-President, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Information Systems for the Bouygues group since September 2022. A graduate of École Polytechnique (1994) and of École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (1996), Ms. Godinot joined Bouygues Construction in 2001. After having held various posts at STRUCTIS, Bouygues Construction’s IT entity, she took responsibility for the SAP EDIFICE project in 2009, whose aim was to standardise all accounting and management processes in the company’s entities. In 2015, she was appointed Director of Innovation and Sustainable Development and then, in 2018, Executive Vice-President of Bouygues Construction in charge of Digital Transformation, Innovation and Sustainable Development. In 2019, Ms. Godinot extended her responsibilities to Information systems and later became Senior Vice-President, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Information Systems.


                        @mlgodinot                    linkedin

  • Elizabeth-Tchoungui
    Elizabeth Tchoungui
    Executive Vice President of Group Corporate Social Responsibility, Orange

    Elizabeth Tchoungui is the Executive Vice President of Group Corporate Social Responsibility of Orange. She oversees Orange's Corporate Social Responsibility policy in the context of the objectives of the “Lead The Future” strategic plan. Ms. Tchoungui had had a long career as a journalist and writer before joining the Orange group. She was a presenter for France 2 (France Télévision group) and RMC STORY (Altice group), the first journalist of African origin to present the TV5 Monde news, and the first woman in the presenter’s chair of the flagship weekly cultural magazine of France 2, France’s leading national public network. Ms. Tchoungui is the author of several books, including “Je vous souhaite la pluie” (Plon), translated into Italian and taught in secondary schools and universities in Cameroon, and a Knight of the French Order of Arts and Letters, as well as a Knight of the French Order of Merit.


                        @etchoungui                    linkedin

  • Tim-Murphy
    Tim Murphy
    Chief Administrative Officer, Mastercard

    Tim Murphy is chief administrative officer for Mastercard, overseeing the company’s Law and Policy, Franchise, Corporate Security, Inclusion and People and Capabilities functions and Mastercard Transaction Services. He is also a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team and Management Committee. Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Murphy served as the company's general counsel, helping advance Mastercard's legal and regulatory affairs, public policy, corporate governance and compliance, while also bringing a business mindset to further evolve the legal function. Throughout his 20-plus year tenure at Mastercard, he has also served as chief product officer, president of the company’s U.S. region, executive vice president of customer business planning and analysis, and senior vice president and associate general counsel. Before joining Mastercard in 2000, Mr. Murphy was an associate in the New York and London offices of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Tim was named a Legend in Law in 2018 by the Burton Foundation.


                        @MastercardNews                    linkedin

  • Aradhana
    Aradhana Kumar-Capoor (Moderator)
    Director and General Counsel, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

    Aradhana Kumar-Capoor is Director and General Counsel of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group. As part of MIGA’s Senior Management Team, Ms. Kumar-Capoor contributes to the strategic direction of MIGA and has overall responsibility for MIGA’s Legal Affairs and Claims Group. She previously served as Chief Advisor to the Executive Vice President & CEO of MIGA. Ms. Kumar-Capoor has over 30 years of experience in complex infrastructure, finance, telecom and oil, gas and mining transactions. Prior to joining MIGA, Ms. Kumar-Capoor worked as a corporate and transaction attorney with major law firms in the United States and India concentrating on project finance, structured finance and risk mitigation. She holds a law degree in international business law and a master’s degree in international relations. She is admitted to the bar in New York and in New Delhi. She is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center.




  • WHEN: November 13, 2023, 1:00-2:30 PM ET
  • WHERE: Preston Auditorium, World Bank Group Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA: #LJDWeek2023