Project and export finance advisory shop, Portland Advisers, has hired two consultants and is opening an office in Hong Kong.

Former Asia Pacific head of export finance at HSBC, Chris Green, joins Portland at its new Hong Kong office. Green has over 13 years of experience in project and export finance, both in advisory and arranging roles in Asia Pacific, covering a wide range of sectors including telecom, infrastructure, power, steel, manufacturing, oil and gas, financial institutions and sovereign debt. He was at HSBC for nine years, and before that was with Citi’s project and export finance business in both New York and Hong Kong.

Seb Bowden joins the Portland team in London. Bowden is an experienced technical financial advisor, specialising in financial modelling and analytics. He has over 15 years’ experience in PFI/PPP, project finance, private equity and property gained at accountancy firm Grant Thornton and Quintain Estates & Developments Plc.

Starting with a team of three in 2008, Portland’s headcount has now reached 14. The advisory boutique was co-founded by project financiers Geoff Knox, Nick Flitterman and Frauke Bialokoz who cover energy and mining, telecoms and social infrastructure, respectively.