David Ghighi and Ramesh Raman have joined Taylor-DeJongh (TDJ) as directors at corporate headquarters in Washington, DC. Ghighi will create commercial and financial solutions for clients in complex infrastructure projects. They will focus on origination and execution of transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors.
Ghighi has over 15 years of experience in financial advisory and international banking in executing transactions in oil and gas, petrochemicals, LNG and power.
Before Taylor-DeJongh, Ghighi was the director of business development and country manager of Italy for InterGen (UK), where he was responsible for the firm’s activities in Italy’s liberalising energy sector. He was also vice-president of the global investment banking group at JPMorgan Chase and an associate director of the merchant banking group at UBS.
Raman has over 16 years of experience in executing non-recourse and structured project finance transactions, project development and commercial banking experience in the power, gas and oil (upstream and downstream), petrochemical, steel, and transportation sectors. In his career, Raman has acted as lead project financier for US and global project financings and advisories to US clients for projects in North America, Latin America and Southeast Asia.
He also brings direct experience as the COO of a project development company, leading the negotiation and structuring of all commercial and financial aspects for power projects throughout the US.
Before joining TDJ, Raman was COO of Energy Development Group, an independent power development company that developed 4,000MW over a period of three years, and consultant to various independent power producers involved in CHP and distributed generation.
Before this, he held senior positions within project finance at Sakura Bank (now SMBC Corp), Dresdner Bank, and Bank of Tokyo in New York.