by Nick Flitterman

Portland Advisers has added two further consultants in response to expanding demand for its specialist project finance advisory services and is opening an office in Hong Kong.

Christopher Green has over 13 years experience in project and export finance both in advisory and arranging roles in Asia Pacific covering a wide range of sectors including telecom, infrastructure, power, steel, manufacturing, oil and gas, financial institutions and sovereign debt. Prior to joining Portland, Chris was Regional Head of Export Finance, Asia Pacific at HSBC for over nine years and before that was with Citigroup’s Project and Export Finance business in both New York and Hong Kong.

In his various roles, Chris has successfully advised on or arranged over US$20 billion in debt through a combination of project, structured corporate, corporate, financial institutions and Sovereigns across Asia – including China, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Australia, Malaysia and the Philippines and brings considerable expertise in structuring and delivering ECA, MIGA and multi-lateral funded transactions.

Chris will be based in Hong Kong.

Seb Bowden is a highly experienced technical financial advisor, specialising in financial modelling and analytics. He has over 15 years’ experience in PFI/PPP, project finance, private equity and property gained at accountancy firm Grant Thornton and Quintain Estates & Developments Plc.

Seb will be based in London.

Starting with a team of just 3, Portland headcount has now reached 14.

Nick Flitterman and Geoff Knox, co-founders of Portland, said: “We are delighted to welcome Chris and Seb to the Portland fold. The establishment of a presence on the ground in Asia, where we see considerable opportunity, is a significant step for Portland on its growth trajectory.”

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