Dianne Rudo is a senior investment banker and financial consultant with over 25 years of international and domestic project and corporate finance transactional experience, having held senior positions in both the public and private sector. She has extensive experience in all technical aspects of project finance transactions, including credit and risk analysis and the use of guarantees and other risk mitigation instruments for infrastructure transactions worldwide. Ms. Rudo also has over 15 years of training and knowledge transfer experience within the work environment as well as with academic institutions. She has authored several papers on project financing and related topics.
Prior to founding her own firm, Ms. Rudo established and ran, as Vice President, the Project Finance Division of the Export-Import Bank of the United States where she was responsible for Board authorizations for project finance cases worldwide, representing transactions valued in excess of $20 billion. Before joining the US Government, Ms. Rudo worked as an investment banker on Wall Street. As a first vice president and partner at Drexel Burnham Lambert in the corporate finance department, she advised corporate finance clients in the independent power industry on public and private securities offerings and project financings. Her experience includes originating, structuring, and negotiating project finance, secured asset, and leveraged lease transactions.
- Consulting assignments include;
- Several evaluations of the infrastructure financing initiatives (including Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, GuarantCo, a long term, local currency guarantee product, DevCo, an IFC trust Fund for advisory services as well as of the PIDG itself) for the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) which represents a consortium of six European development aid agencies.
- Advising on a range of international financing transactions for Taylor-Dejongh Inc., a global financial advisory firm including the commercial development and financing of a LNG project in Papua New Guinea.
- Providing advice and policy development to the US ExIm Bank on project finance restructurings, and the creation and implementation of a portfolio-monitoring system for structured finance, corporate finance and transportation transactions;
- Developing and implementing internal seminars as well as an e-training course on the World Bank’s guarantee products for the Project Finance and Guarantees Department of the World Bank;
- Conducting multiple missions and desk studies evaluating the feasibility of infrastructure projects (ports, roads, power plants, airports) for the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (US TDA);
- Advising as the Infrastructure and project finance specialist on advisory team for the China Development Bank, on the institutional strengthening of their credit methodologies and processes for sub-sovereign, corporate and project finance loans for infrastructure projects (power, toll roads, ports).
- Evaluating and providing a study on the business impact of a potential change in their Convention for the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) as part of an overall strategic review of the organization’s business operations and facilitated focus group sessions with agency’s clients and partners.
Ms. Rudo has also provided custom credit training courses in infrastructure finance, credit analysis and project finance structuring to public and private sector professionals worldwide.
Ms. Rudo is a member of the Technical Advisory Panel of the Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Fund (PPIAF). She has an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University and a B.A. in Economics and French from Tufts University. She is proficient in French and Spanish.
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