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.