The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships today announced that Mr. David Baxter will join the organization as the new of Director of IP3, a Tetra Tech Company. In this capacity, he will provide the leadership and vision to the overall direction of IP3.
Mr. Baxter comes to IP3 with over 20 years’ experience as an international development, program management and training specialist working primarily in Africa, Europe and the United States. He has specialized experience in the areas of infrastructure planning, public-private partnerships, socio-economic analysis, environmental compliance, sustainability analysis, institutional capacity building, institutional reform, natural resource planning and eco-tourism. His most recent position was with Jacobs Engineering, where he served as the International Development Business Director. He advised Jacobs’ leadership on global growth strategies and risk management as well as consulted on concession planning and alternative financing of infrastructure projects (P3). Previously, David served as Senior Project Manager for natural resource and infrastructure planning at Booz Allen Hamilton. He has also served as a professor in several universities around the world.
Mark Johnson, Senior Vice President of Tetra Tech International Development Services, “We are thrilled to have David join our team as the new Director of IP3 to build on IP3’s 19 year legacy as a leading global public-private partnership, regulatory, and good governance training provider and advisor in the growing international infrastructure marketplace. David brings a wealth of experience, both internationally and domestically to IP3, and will be a tremendous asset to all of our clients and alumni.”
Mr. Tommy White, a co-founder and current Director of IP3, will remain with IP3 in a strategic advisory capacity.
The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships (IP3) and Innoverto FZ, LLC are pleased to announce a jointly sponsored course titled PPP Project Screening & Appraisal Techniques: Developing Financially Viable Infrastructure Investments in the Middle East, December 9 - 12, 2012 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Tommy White, Director of IP3, states, “We are very excited about working with Innoverto, a leading conference and training provider in the Middle East, to deliver this important four-day PPP screening and analysis course in Abu Dhabi. The Middle East and Gulf State market for private infrastructure investment is over one trillion US dollars. The number one issue is getting financially viable PPP projects into the pipeline. It is therefore critical that governments, financiers, and project developers understand the complexities of screening, appraising, and financing private infrastructure investment opportunities. This course will provide the tools necessary to understand the intricacies of these important PPP topics.”
For more information on the training course, including course outlines, fees, and registration, please click on http://www.innoverto.com/register/psat/
IP3, headquartered in Arlington, VA, United States, is a leading education provider in all aspects of public-private partnership and infrastructure project finance modeling, with over 35,000 alumni worldwide. For more information on IP3, please visit: www.ip3.org
Innoverto, headquartered in Dubai, UAE is a leading training solutions and events management company for all the Middle East. Primary areas include HR, leadership & development, management & business strategy, procurement, sales, and technology. For more information on Innoverto, please visit: http://www.innoverto.com/
IP3, under contract to the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) of the Government of India, conducted three, one-week courses on Best Practices in Innovation and Leadership in an Era of Increasing Competitiveness and Transparency. Seventy (70) participants were trained from national and state government agencies, including many from the prestigious India Administrative Services (IAS). The course covered five major themes: creating an entrepreneurial mindset for 21st government leadership, policies to promote investment and create jobs, utilizing public-private partnerships for infrastructure service delivery, linking fiscal accountability with service delivery outcomes and enhancing transparency, and accountability with key stakeholders through strategic communications planning. Presentations, group discussions, and site visits were utilized for the training methodologies. IP3 was responsible for all technical, administrative, and logistical requirements of the training.
The program received very positive marks from the participants, including 100% who stated they would recommend this training to a colleague.
Tommy White, Director of IP3 states, “It was a real pleasure to host such a prestigious delegation of government officials from India. The discussions were lively and informative, which makes for a very positive learning environment. India, like many countries today, faces a number of cross roads and we hope through our training we provided the leadership with new ideas to navigate their way forward.”
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IP3’s unique blend of practical and theoretical aspects of professional training allows students to follow up on what they have learned after the course. IP3 has built a reputation as the ‘port of call’ for training in PPPs, and I intend to become a certified practitioner with them."
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