As part of its thought leadership initiatives, the Asian Institute of Finance hosted its first Distinguished Speaker Series for the year entitled “Renewable Energy Development through Project Finance” on 15 January 2014 at Lanai Kijang, Kuala Lumpur. This by-invitation only event featured Mr. Hiroshi Suehiro, Managing Executive Officer and Head, Asia & Oceania (excl. East Asia) of Mizuho Bank, Ltd and Mr. Keiichi Niinuma, Senior Vice President and Head of Renewable Energy & Carbon Business, Global Structured Finance Division of Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Mizuho Bank’s leadership in green financing has grown over the years and it was ranked eighth in world in terms of green financing initiatives by Bloomberg in 2012. This half-day lecture witnessed Mizuho speakers sharing their experience as well as case studies in project financing and renewable energy areas, and was attended by more than 100 senior officials from across the financial services industry.