Confirmed Speakers at the 5th North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum
Norman Anderson, President & CEO, CG/LA Infrastructure, Inc.
Norman Anderson, President & CEO, CG/LA Infrastructure & the Global Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum. As President & CEO, Norman focuses on infrastructure project creation, aimed at increasing the level of infrastructure investment, and the performance of existing infrastructure stocks, in developed and developing countries alike. He has overseen the development and execution of CG/LA’s proprietary analytic models. He leads the CG/LA team that develops infrastructure projects globally; and provides high-level strategy assessment for the public (cities, states, countries, MDB’s) and private (finance, E&C, equipment/technology) sectors.
Among other positions he is a visiting professor in the Politecnico de Madrid, a regular contributor to AmericaEconomia, and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Sustainable Construction. He is also an Advisory Board Member of The Center for Transformation and Strategic Initiatives (London/Washington).
Terry Bills, Global Transportation Industry Manager, Esri
Terry Bills is the Global Transportation Industry Manager at Esri, responsible for all transportation infrastructure segments worldwide. He has over 25 years experience in transportation planning and policy, information technology and GIS.
Mr. Bills has been a Principal Planner for a large regional transportation planning agency, as well as the President of a GIS and transportation consulting firm during his career. He was a Doctoral Candidate at UCLA, where he was also awarded two Masters’ degrees.
Andrés Gluski, President & CEO, AES Corporation
With more than 20 years of proven experience, Mr. Gluski has created a mind set for operational excellence at AES. He led the turnaround of some of AES' most significant operating businesses, and spearheaded a major expansion program in Chile. Under his leadership, AES was the first company to be recognized with three Edison Electric Institute awards within a six-year time span. These awards were granted for the Angamos power plant in Chile, performance improvements at AES Masinloc in the Philippines, and AES Latin America.
He is also responsible for a number of portfolio management activities that strengthened AES' liquidity, including the sales of EDC in Venezuela, the Ekibastuz power plant and Maikuben West Coal Mine in Kazakhstan, the AES Atimus telecommunication company in Brazil, and several distribution businesses in Argentina. Prior to his current position, Mr. Gluski served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of AES from 2007 to 2011. He was Regional President for Latin America from 2006 to 2007, Senior Vice President for the Caribbean and Central America from 2003 to 2006, CEO of La Electricidad de Caracas ("EDC") from 2002 to 2003 and CEO of AES Gener (Chile) in 2001. Before joining AES in 2000,
Mr. Gluski held several leadership roles including: Executive Vice President and CFO of EDC, Executive Vice President of Banco de Venezuela (Grupo Santander), Vice President for Santander Investment, and Executive Vice President and CFO of CANTV (subsidiary of GTE). Mr. Gluski worked with the International Monetary Fund in the Treasury and Latin American Departments, in addition to serving as Director General of Public Finance for the Ministry of Finance of Venezuela.
Donald Graul, Senior Vice President, Global Alternative Delivery, AECOM
Donald Graul is a Senior Vice President, Global Alternative Delivery with AECOM. Mr. Graul has 30 years of engineering and construction experience on some of the industry’s highest profile projects. He has alternative delivery experience throughout North America as well as in Europe, the Middle East, and Australia.
Projects that Mr. Graul has actively managed and led include: the $650 million North East Stoney Trail project in Calgary, Alberta; the $995 million North West Anthony Henday Drive project in Edmonton, Alberta; the $485 million A25 Bridge & Highway project in Laval, Quebec; the $1.2 billion I-25 Transportation Expansion Project (TREX) in Denver, Colorado; the $90 million I-40 / Coors Road Interchange Project in Albuquerque, New Mexico; the $385 million Route 3 P3 project in Boston, Massachusetts; New Mexico’s $250 million I-25 / I-40 Interchange Reconstruction – the “Big I” in Albuquerque, New Mexico; the $1.4 billion Interstate 15 Reconstruction Project in Salt Lake City, Utah; and the $790 million San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor in Orange County, California.
Prior to working for Parsons, he held positions with Parsons Corporation, Modern Continental Construction, URS Corporation, and Fluor Corporation.
Jeff Hill, Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
Jeff Hill serves as the Managing Partner of BCG's Los Angeles office, the Americas engineering and construction sector leader and as a member of BCG's global infrastructure steering committee. Mr. Hill's recent work has included co-leading BCG's work with the World Economic Forum on Strategic Infrastructure as well as corporate strategy and M&A work for several large engineering, construction, and concession firms in North America and Europe.
Mr. Hill also served as a member of BCG's team that supported the President's Automotive Task Force (US Treasury) in Turnaround plans of GM and Chrysler.
Laura McDonald, Director of Outreach and Coordination, Electric Major Projects, San Diego Gas & Electric
Michael Pompay, President & Corporate Secretary, MMFX Technologies Corporation
Responsible for corporate management and strategic business development, Michael W. Pompay is the president and corporate secretary of MMFX Technologies Corporation and its subsidiaries. Mr. Pompay is focused on expanding sales, strategic partnerships, and technology licensing for MMFX, utilizing his strategic planning, market development, finance and legal knowledge. Mr. Pompay offers years of experience in senior-level management across a diverse business background.
He started his career as a financial strategist and was promoted to account manager at the AYCO Company, L.P., a major financial consulting firm. After AYCO, Mr. Pompay focused on corporate management serving as chief financial officer (CFO), registered in-house counsel, and corporate secretary for several early-stage and high-growth companies in the pharmaceuticals, high-tech and material science industries.
Joining MMFX in 2002, Mr. Pompay utilizes his diverse experience to execute the company’s strategies and negotiate complex strategic and financial business transactions. Mr. Pompay holds a J.D. from Albany Law School – Union University and a B.S. in finance with an accounting concentration from Siena College.
Johan Smet, Director of Technology Consulting and Services, Heavy & Highway Construction Division, Trimble
Johan Smet is Director of Technology Consulting and Services for Trimble’s Heavy & Highway Construction Division. He started his career as Management Consultant for finance and technology companies in Europe and the United States, before joining a satellite imaging company in Colorado in 2001. He joined Trimble in 2004 as Director of Finance for the Construction Division.
From 2008, he managed the division's marketing and product strategy, before taking his current role in 2012. Johan holds an Engineering degree from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
He currently lives in Denver with his wife and three children.
Tariq Taherbhai, Senior Director, Aon Infrastructure Solutions
Tariq Taherbhai is Senior Director with Aon Infrastructure Solutions (AIS), Aon’s global risk advisory group for alternative project delivery (APD). AIS is dedicated to helping Aon’s clients succeed in the APD space by providing effective and market leading commercial, risk, insurance and performance security advice.
Previously, Tariq was Vice President, Project Legal, at Infrastructure Ontario. As Vice President, Project Legal, Tariq was responsible for providing strategic legal and procurement advice on all facets of APD projects procured by Infrastructure Ontario. Tariq has advised on APD projects in a broad range of sectors including healthcare, justice, government services, urban redevelopment and civil infrastructure.
Tariq holds a B.S. from McGill University and a J.D. from the University of Toronto.
Todd Voorhees, Public Affairs Manager, Electric Major Projects, San Diego Gas & Electric
In 2009, Todd Voorhees joined San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) as a Public Affairs Manager. Todd is responsible for public affairs and community outreach for SDG&E’s major projects, including the East County Substation project and the recently energized Sunrise Powerlink. Prior to working with SDG&E Todd was Vice President of the Downtown San Diego Partnership and has held several positions with local and state elected officials.
A resident of Chula Vista, California, Todd is a veteran of the USMC and graduated from Sacramento State University with a degree in Political Science and Journalism.