Chao Li

Executive Director, Power & Infrastructure

Chao Li


Chao is highly experienced on financial advisory and arranging assignments in the power & utilities and infrastructure sectors. He’s been responsible to lead execution on some of the most recent power and utilities advisory projects in the MENA region, including Government procurement, bidding and bilateral transactions

Chao has been working at SMBC Group since 2016. Before that, Chao spent over 4 years in HSBC’s Project Finance team in Dubai, focusing on financial advisory as well in the MENA region. Prior to joining the banking industry Chao worked in the Acquisition & Project Finance team of ACWA Power International, a leading developer of power and utilities assets. He was involved in a variety of Greenfield development opportunities in the Middle East, North Africa and South Africa

Chao has over ten years’ experience in project finance advisory, having started his career at Suez Environment in Paris, France

Speaker at these events:

Project, ECA & Structured Finance Middle East & Africa 2019