Clarine Stenfert

Senior Advisor

Clarine has 25 years of experience working as a financial advisor and arranger in structured, project and corporate finance. Clarine has advised large scale transactions across a wide variety of sectors including infrastructure, power, oil and gas, telecom and shipping around the Globe for Corporates and Sovereigns. She held senior roles at Citigroup, Credit Agricole and JP Morgan and has worked in London, Frankfurt and Johannesburg.

Prior to joining Portland, Clarine was Global Head Infrastructure, Export Finance at JP Morgan where she led teams based in Singapore, New York and London. Clarine was a Managing Director at JP Morgan for 7 years in London and before that Africa Trade Head based in Johannesburg with Citigroup. Clarine was in charge of Middle East and Africa for syndicated loans at Credit Agricole CIB.

In her various roles, Clarine has successfully advised on or arranged over $50 billion in debt through a combination of project, structured, corporate, commodity, Islamic, financial institutions and Sovereign debt across all regions. Clarine has extensive experience in working with all export credit agencies around the world as well as Multilaterals and Development Finance Institutions. She is in expert in arranging financings at competitive costs. Clarine has worked on numerous landmark transactions that have won awards.

Some notable transactions include:

  • Petroperu (Refinery in Peru), arranging $1.3bn CESCE backed financing which is the largest CESCE transaction to date
  • Rapid Project (Petrochemical plant in Malaysia), a $27bn project, $7bn of financing in commercial loan and multiple ECAs
  • Duqm (Special economic zone in Oman), $1.7bn MIGA backed financing in Oman
  • Sonangol (Oil Company in Angola), arranging $3.7bn commodity financing facility
  • Ministry of Finance Iraq (Electricity in Iraq), arranging $220 million UKEF backed financing
  • Alba (Aluminium company in Bahrain), advisor and arranger of $2bn of syndicated loan and multiple ECA backed financing
  • Ghana Cocobod; Arranging of $2bn commodity financing facility
  • Qatar Diar; Arranging $2.5bn Islamic syndicated loan facility for Qatar Diar (Chelsea barracks project)
  • Mobiliy (Saudi Arabia); Arranging $2.5bn Islamic syndicated loan facility (including ECA backed)

Clarine holds a Bachelor degree of European Business School in Germany and Masters degree from Columbia University in New York, USA. She is fluent in Dutch, English, French and German.

Clarine Stenfert | +44 7765 896511 | clarine.stenfert@portlandadvisers.com