Guest Speaker

Andrew Blease

Associate Managing Director
EMEA Infrastructure Finance
Moody's Investors Service
Moody's Investors Service
Associate Managing Director
EMEA Infrastructure Finance

Andrew Blease

Andrew Blease is an Associate Managing Director in Moody’s EMEA Infrastructure

team, based in London, and responsible for a team of analysts covering transport

infrastructure across EMEA and utilities in central and eastern Europe.

Over the course of a long career at Moody’s, Andrew has acted as lead analyst for

a broad range of infrastructure and project finance issuers. He has followed the

transport infrastructure sector since joining Moody’s in 2000, and has been

instrumental in the development of Moody’s rating methodologies, having

authored the first global airport methodology and co-authored the first PFI/PPP

construction period methodology. He played a key role in the development of the

EMEA Infrastructure team having been involved in the first ratings in the sector

and subsequently in building the franchise. Andrew is a frequent speaker at

conferences and other events, and has been called as an expert witness to various

Government related enquiries through the course of his Moody’s career.

Moody’s has a leading global Infrastructure Finance franchise, rating some US$2

trillion of corporate and project finance securities, representing more than 90% of

all public bonds issued globally in the sector. 140 analytical sector staff cover more

than 1,000 infrastructure issuers globally. Moody’s EMEA team of 50 specialists is

responsible for rating around 416 issuers. The rating agency covers more than

11,000 corporate issuers and 135 sovereign nations.

Prior to joining Moody’s Andrew spent his career in international banking,

predominantly at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. Over this period he was involved in

both the advisory and debt-arranging of project finance transactions,

predominantly in the PFI and transport sectors.

Andrew studied finance at London Metropolitan University and is a member of the

chartered Institute of Bankers.

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