Hugo Virag | Director
Astris Finance | Singapore

Hugo Virag, Director, Astris Finance

Mr. Hugo Virag  is Director of Astris Finance for Asia Pacific, a global and independent investment and project finance advisory group in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Astris is currently working as mandated financial advisor on a pipeline of deals across Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia, representing an aggregate investment in excess of USD 10 bn in a variety of sectors including renewable and conventional energy, transportation, environmental services, social infrastructure, and oil & gas.

Before moving to Singapore in 2011, Hugo was senior manager of an infrastructure private equity fund sponsored by French Caisse des Depots et Consignations among other European financial institutions. Hugo started his career practicing law with M&A and project finance groups of international law firms. 

Hugo has 18-year of M&A & project finance experience, as principal, financial and legal advisor across Asia-Pacific and Europe. His experience spans across real asset financing, with a specific focus on transportation, energy and renewable energy sectors currently advising international and regional developers in connection with the financing of several renewable energy projects in Asia, including Vietnam (wind and solar), regional (rooftop PV solar) and Japan (solar).
Hugo has received an MBA from the ESSEC & Mannheim Business Schools. He also graduated from the Law School of University of Virginia (USA). Hugo is the co-President of the Energy and Infrastructure Committee of the French Chamber of Commerce of Singapore.


Day One - Power VN @ 15:20

Panel Discussion: Why a higher FIT price is not the answer to bolster wind power?

  • Easing pressure on project cash flow and lowering long term risks of wind project financing through indexation of PPA price on inflation
  • Securing long term project debt financing
  • Ensuring optimum wind resource and installation costs to ensure financial viability in current environment of difficult financing
  • Case study of Vietnam’s first foreign owned wind project in Vietnam

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