Taylor-DeJongh (TDJ), the infrastructure finance advisory house based in Washington, DC, has hired and promoted among its staff.


Roxanne Suratgar has been promoted to project manager and is acting in that capacity for the team of TDJ, SALANs, ICF Consulting and PFC Energy for the evaluation of restructuring options for Socar, the state oil company of Azerbaijan. She also recently managed the Merchant Power Study for the Asian Development Bank and Financing for Renewables project for APEC. Suratgar brings eight years of international project management experience to the position from Snamprogetti, SINNEA International and Nomisma, where she focused on Central and Eastern Europe.


Senake Gajameragedara brings to TDJ four years of experience in the energy sector from Navigant Consulting, where he was a senior consultant, and from the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC).


Gajameragedara has recently completed financial advisory work for US Ex-Im Bank and Sace on the QatarGas II project. Other current assignments include debt recovery analysis for the 380MW Eletrobolt power project in Brazil and market and detailed analysis of Atlantic Basin LNG projects for a client of the firm.


Shilpa Shah has performed economic analysis, demand forecasting and technical research in the energy, water, transportation and telecommunication sectors over the past six years for the US Energy Information Administration, Levitan & Associates and the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy. Her recent assignments at TDJ include due diligence, financial and economic analysis for the Q-Chem II petrochemical project in Qatar, financial model evaluation for the Rio Polimeros petrochemical project in Brazil and financial analysis for a refinery project in Jordan.


Jason Pellmar has been involved in the restructuring of a state-owned energy company in the former Soviet Union. He has analysed companies “financial positions, performance capabilities, as well as market conditions and trends. Pellmar has four years of research and analysis experience from the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Intellibridge, and Karasu, a Baku, Azerbaijan subsidiary of Nations Energy.