The Myanmar Global Investment Forum

Michael Whalen

Vice President, Structured Finance

Overseas Private Investment Corporation


As the vice president of structured finance at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Michael Whalen oversees the department responsible for executing large and complex transactions that strengthen the physical and financial infrastructure of developing countries. With experience spanning the renewable energy, industrial, natural resource, and infrastructure sectors, Mr Whalen has raised more than US$17bn in capital and developed innovative financing structures for projects in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, in both developed and emerging markets. Most recently serving as chief financial officer for the California headquartered solar development company SolarReserve, Mr Whalen spearheaded that company’s financing activities including those enabling its deployment of advanced renewable energy technology. Before joining SolarReserve, Mr Whalen established and headed HSBC’s project finance team for the Americas. Before HSBC, Mr Whalen was the co-head of the energy and power finance team for Europe, Middle East and Africa, for Bank of America based in London and a principal of the Global Project Finance group covering Asia-Pacific based in Hong Kong. Mr Whalen was also part of Mobil Corporation’s finance group where he focused on project finance transactions in the Middle East, the former Soviet Union, and in the Asia Pacific region. Mr Whalen graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with an MBA and a BA (honors).


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Tue 16 - Wed 17 Sep 2014

Myanmar International Convention Center 2, Nay Pyi Taw