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OUR Partners

Our Partners are a highly experienced team, having been responsible for over $150 billion of infrastructure investing and financing around the world, spanning a period of more than 30 years.

Chris Beale, Chairman & Managing Partner

Chris Beale has over 30 years of experience in infrastructure. He founded Alinda and is responsible along with Andrew Bishop and Jim Metcalfe for the management of the firm. He is Chairman of the Management Committee of Alinda and Chairman of the Investment Committees of Alinda’s funds. He serves on the boards of directors of several portfolio companies, including Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited. Prior to founding Alinda in 2005 he led the world’s largest infrastructure finance business as Managing Director and Global Head of Project Finance at Citigroup. He was also global head of project finance at Morgan Stanley and at First Boston (now Credit Suisse).

Andrew Bishop, Partner & Head of Investor Solutions

Andrew Bishop has over 15 years of experience in infrastructure. As Head of Investor Solutions he is responsible for client relationships, co-investor partnerships and new product development. He also is responsible for Alinda’s European business. He is a member of the Management Committee of Alinda and he is a member of the Investment Committees of Alinda’s funds. He serves on the boards of directors of several portfolio companies, including EmiTel Sp. z o.o. Prior to joining Alinda he was a Managing Director in power, utilities and infrastructure investment banking at Goldman Sachs in London. He previously worked at Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Pricewaterhouse Coopers in London.

Jim Metcalfe, Partner & Head of Global Investments

Jim Metcalfe has over 20 years of experience in infrastructure. As Head of Global Investments he is responsible for sourcing, acquiring, and adding value to investments globally. He also leads Alinda's investments in digital infrastructure. He is a member of the Management Committee of Alinda and he is a member of the Investment Committees of Alinda’s funds  He serves on the boards of directors of several portfolio companies, including Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC. Prior to joining Alinda he was Managing Director and Global Head of Power and Utilities at UBS. He was previously head of power mergers and acquisitions at Lehman Brothers and head of power and utilities mergers and acquisitions at JP Morgan in New York.

Sam Coxe, Partner & Head of Transportation Infrastructure

Sam Coxe has over 15 years of experience in infrastructure. He leads the sourcing and portfolio management of Alinda's investments in transportation infrastructure in North America and Europe. He is a member of the Investment Committees of Alinda's funds and he serves on the board of directors of Virginia International Gateway, Inc. and Energy Assets Group Limited. Prior to joining Alinda, he worked in the Global Energy Group at Credit Suisse in London. He previously worked at Oliver Wyman.

Sean Dolan, Partner & Head of Utility-Related Infrastructure & Midstream Infrastructure

Sean Dolan has over 20 years of experience in infrastructure. He leads the sourcing and portfolio management of Alinda's investments in utility-related infrastructure and midstream infrastructure. He is a member of the Investment Committees of Alinda's funds and he serves on the board of directors of Martin Midstream GP LLC. Prior to joining Alinda he worked in investment banking at Citigroup in New York.

Joe Kelleher, Partner & General Counsel

Joe Kelleher has over 20 years of experience in infrastructure as a lawyer and an engineer. As General Counsel of Alinda, he provides the firm and its funds with legal and commercial advice, including advice on investment structures. Prior to joining Alinda he held a senior position in the General Counsel’s office at Citigroup in New York. He was previously an attorney at the law firm of Milbank Tweed Hadley and McCloy in New York, and prior to that was a professional engineer at Marinette Marine Corporation, a shipbuilding firm in Marinette, Wisconsin.

GLOBAL EQUIPMENT LEASING

Franklin Pray, Head of Global Equipment Leasing

Franklin Pray is Head of Global Equipment Leasing at Alinda. He has over 20 years of experience in the formation and management of fleet asset portfolios, and he has built two private equity-sponsored leasing businesses. Prior to joining Alinda, he served as President and CEO of Intrepid Aviation in New York, in which Reservoir Capital and Centerbridge were investors, was President and CEO of AWAS in Dublin, a Terra Firma company with which CPPIB invested alongside, and he rose to Managing Director of CIT Aerospace, based in New York and Dublin.

Senior Advisor

Eric Sisco, Senior Advisor

Eric Sisco serves as a Senior Advisor to Alinda and advises on investments in the ports sector globally, a sector in which he has over 30 years of experience. He is also Chairman of Virginia International Gateway, Inc., an Alinda portfolio company. Prior to becoming a Senior Advisor to Alinda, he was associated with the A.P. Moller-Maersk group for more than 30 years, initially as outside legal counsel and later as a senior executive for its container terminal operations. He served as CEO of Maersk España, CEO of P&O Nedlloyd, and President of APM Terminals Americas, where he had responsibility for 12 North American and three Latin American container terminals as well as for strategy, business development, acquisitions, joint ventures and divestitures.