Salim Samaha

Global Infrastructure Partners


Salim Samaha is a Partner at Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), Head of Americas Energy and Power, and a member of GIP’s Investment and Operating Committees. Mr. Samaha is based in New York and is responsible for overseeing GIP’s midstream energy, power, and new energies investment activities in the Americas. Prior to joining GIP, Mr. Samaha was a senior banker in the Global Energy Group of Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking Division and an investment banker at Lehman Brothers in its Global Power and Project Finance Group. Mr. Samaha serves as a Director of Eolian and Medallion Midstream. Mr. Samaha received a BCom degree in finance and accounting from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and is a guest lecturer and member of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management Expert Panel.

Sessions With Salim Samaha

Monday, 7 March

  • 07:30pm - 09:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 01:30 am - 08/mar/2022 03:00 am

    Financing the Transition

    Lunch/Dinner Discussion Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG

    The energy transition will require stepping up energy financing, as well as reallocating spending toward low-emission assets. The shift in capital allocation required to finance net-zero ambitions is transforming the global financial architecture with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) mandates, emission disclosure requirements, and the emergence of new green financial instruments. For investors, governments, and multilateral agencies, the challenges are manifold to mobilize and deploy capital. For investors and companies, returns on renewable energy production and low-emission assets need to be competitive and rewarded by financial markets. Financing decarbonization in emerging markets remains a challenge. What are the opportunities and challenges created by the energy transition for investors? What are they for the financial industry?