European Annual Gas Conference November 2020

Katan Hirachand

Katan Hirachand

Co-Head & Managing Director, Advisory & Finance
Société Générale

Katan joined SG in 2006 having spent 5 years in the industry with BG Group including commercial roles based in Brazil, Tunisia and Iran. He has cultivated a wide experience of advisory and arranging roles across the energy sector including LNG, refineries, pipelines and upstream successfully raising multi-billion dollar financings in emerging market jurisdictions.

He currently leads a number of flagship advisory deals for the bank including Mozambique LNG – set to represent the largest-ever sub-investment financing (USD 15 billion). He also leads a couple of equity private placements for projects in Africa and the U.S. He has led and closed deals in a number of African countries and is closely involved in the development of LNG-to-power and floating LNG projects.

Katan led the financing of the landmark USD 3.7 billion Egyptian Refining Company (ERC) financing. He has worked extensively with multi-laterals, DFI’s and export credit agencies and played a key role in new product development including mezzanine, equity, A/B loan structures.

He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from King’s College London and is holder of the Tadion-Rideal prize for contribution to Molecular Science.

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