Strong Team Behind Meteo Systems
Robert (Bob) Driscoll – Chairman of Meteo and President of Sindicatum Sustainable Resources
Bob has over 36 years experience in successful development and management of international and domestic businesses. Specifically he has more than 15 years specializing in large-scale infrastructure development, financing, construction, ownership, operation, acquisition and divestment. Prior to joining Sindicatum Bob worked at Mirant Corporation as a Senior Vice President and Head of Asset Management where he managed Mirant’s US operations, responsible for government relations, business development, and coordination of the company’s commercial and operations groups.
Bob was also Chief Executive Officer of Mirant Mid-Atlantic LLC, a business unit representing nearly 80% of Mirant’s annual revenues. Previously Bob was a Principal at Private Power Development, an advisory firm providing consulting services to various companies, including a consortium of Japanese and British firms that purchased a multi-billion dollar Asia-Pacific business. Prior to this Bob worked at Edison Mission Energy (“EME”), serving as Chief Operating Officer of EME’s Asia Pacific business, where he grew the business from two assets in the region to one of the largest overseas US investments in the independent power business, with over USD 5 billion of assets and operations in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore.
From 1984 to 1995 he worked at the US-ASEAN Business Council in Washington DC, and prior to that he was a Vice President at the Council of the Americas, from November 1973 to July 1984, in New York City. He holds a B.A. from Carroll College, Montana and an M.A. from the University of Texas
Assaad Razzouk – Group CEO of Sindicatum Sustainable Resources
Assaad co-founded Sindicatum Group in 2002. As Sindicatum Group Chief Executive, Assaad is responsible for Sindicatum’s overall strategy, stakeholder relationships and the project investments managed by Sindicatum’s business units in China, the United States, South East Asia and India. From 1993 to 2002, Assaad was an investment banker at Nomura International plc in London, where he was successively Head of the Middle East Group (1993-1997), Head of Corporate Finance – Emerging Markets (1997-1999), Head of Corporate Finance – Financial Institutions, Communications and Technology (1999-2001) and Deputy Head, Global Corporate Finance (2001-2002).
At Nomura International, Assaad advised on several billion dollars of equity and debt capital raisings and invested several hundred million dollars of Nomura’s capital in private equity and principal finance investments in the emerging markets, each investment resulting in a profitable exit for Nomura. From 1988 to 1993, Assaad was at Price Waterhouse in New York City where his last position was as Manager, International Capital Markets. At Price Waterhouse, Assaad advised the Government of Indonesia on the privatization of state-owned enterprises from 1991 to 1993, with an emphasis on the transportation sector, and specialized in advising Fortune 500 corporations in cross-border structured lease financings. Assaad is a graduate of Syracuse University (Summa Cum Laude) and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.