Richard Kupisz is an internationally recognised PPP expert with over 30 years’ experience in investment banking and consultancy, during which he has advised clients on privatisations, PPPs and related transactions covering more than 250 organisations in a range of sectors, with a particular emphasis on electricity. He is currently Head of Utilities & Infrastructure for the Maxwell Stamp group, an international economics and strategy consultancy, and is a Board member of The Libra Project Asset Management, an impact investment fund focusing on renewable energy.
Richard has lived in the Middle East since 2004 and has an in depth knowledge of the region. He was based in Iraq from 2004-2005 advising on electricity sector restructuring and reforms as part of the USAID Economic Governance programme. Subsequently he was lead transaction adviser for the first tender for four IPP power plants in Iraq and also advised an international oil company on a proposed gas and power project. Elsewhere in the region Richard led a tender for 2 IPP wind farms in Syria; advised the Palestinian Authority on a solar power IPP; led a study into the reform of electricity and water tariffs in Oman and advised Dubai World Central on PPP options for district cooling.