Global Infrastructure Hub’s Board

Acting Chair

Robert Milliner

Acting Chair

Robert Milliner

Acting Chair

Robert Milliner is an independent director of AusNet Services Ltd., an independent director of the Global Infrastructure Hub Ltd (a G20 initiative), Chairman of the Australian Payments Council and a member of the APEC Business Advisory Council.

He is also a Senior Adviser at UBS and a Senior Adviser to the Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce.

He was the B20 Sherpa for Australia for 2014, a member of the Steering Committee for Turkey B20 2015, Senior Adviser to China B20 2016, Special Adviser to Germany B20 2017 and Senior Director B20 Saudi Arabia 2020.

From 2004-2011 he was Chief Executive Partner of Australia's pre-eminent international law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons). In his role as Chief Executive he led the merger of Mallesons and King & Wood (a PRC firm), which was a world first. He was a partner of Mallesons for 28 years and specialized in mergers & acquisitions, infrastructure and was recognized as one of the world’s leading energy lawyers.

Robert is an Honorary Member of the Business Council of Australia and member of the Economic Policy and Competitiveness and Energy and Climate Change Committees; he was a director of the Business Council 2005-2011.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Queensland and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia and has attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Board members

Katherine Sierra

Director

Katherine Sierra

Director

Katherine Sierra is a non-resident Senior Fellow of Global Economy and Development at The Brookings Institution.
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Previously Ms Sierra held senior leadership positions at the World Bank, including Vice President for Sustainable Development (2007-2010); Vice President, Infrastructure (2004-2007): Vice President, Human Resources(2001-2004); and Vice President for Operational Core Services (1999-2000).
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Ms Sierra is a member of the External Advisory Council for the Ingersoll Rand Center for Energy Efficiency, and is on the Sustainability Advisory Committee for the FMC Corporation. She is the Chair of the Gold Medal Jury for the World Environment Center's Corporate Sustainability Leadership Award. She co-chaired an external task force which addressed issues of Gender Based Violence in World Bank Investment Projects, and is currently co-chair of the Oxfam Independent Commission addressing Sexual Misconduct and Culture Change at that organization.
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Ms Sierra has a Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology and Hispanic Civilization), University of California Santa Barbara (1976), a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University (1978) and has also completed the General Managers Program at the Harvard Business School (1998).

Laura Jaitman

Director

Laura Jaitman

Director

Since 2017, Laura has been the G20 Finance Deputy in the Ministry of Treasury, Argentina. In this role, Laura leads the G20 Finance Deputies under Argentina’s G20 Presidency. Laura is responsible for the direction of work across a broad range of topics including the global economy, international financial architecture, financial regulation and international taxation. Laura also has carriage of advancing the Presidency’s priorities of the future of work and infrastructure.

Before joining the Ministry of Treasury, Laura was a Research Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank, where she led research projects in developing and developed countries. She produced papers in the fields of development economics, crime and justice, and political economy. Laura developed the research agenda on crime and violence for the Bank.

As an Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank, Laura designed and coordinated the Research Agenda of the Citizen Security and Justice Sector, and led the implementation of research projects on crime, violence and conflict in more than 10 countries, and coordinated regional projects on data generation.
Laura was also formerly a Consultant at the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, J-PAL and MIT. She is the author of numerous books and articles in peer-reviewed academic journals on political economy, development, and crime economics.

Laura has a PhD in Economics and a MPhil in Economics, both from the University College London. She completed her MSc in Economics at the Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires and her BSc in Economics at the Univerisdad de Buenos Aires where she graduated with a Distinction Magna Cum Laude.

Masatsugu Asakawa

Director

Masatsugu Asakawa

Director

Mr. Asakawa is Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs and responsible for all international policies of the Japanese Ministry of Finance (MOF), since July 2015.

Since he joined the ministry in 1981, he has held many senior positions, including Director-General of the International Bureau, Deputy Vice Minister for Policy Planning and Co-ordination. He also served as Executive Assistant to the Prime Minister (2008-09), and Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister (2012-13).

Mr. Asakawa was also Head for Technical Assistance Management Unit, Fiscal Affairs Department at the IMF, and Executive Assistant to the President of Asian Development Bank. Besides, he held several positions at the Committee on Fiscal Affairs (CFA), OECD, including Co-Chair for Board for Co-operation with Non-OECD Economies, Co-Chair for Forum on Harmful Tax Practices, Member of the Advisory Board, and Chair for CFA (2011-2016).

Abdulaziz Al-Rasheed

Director

Abdulaziz Al-Rasheed

Director

Mr. Abdulaziz M. Alrasheed has been a member of the Board of Directors since March 2019. Mr. Abdulaziz M. Alrasheed currently holds the position of Assistant Minister for International Financial Affairs and Macro-Fiscal Policy at the Ministry of Finance of Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Abdulaziz M. Alrasheed has important public sector experience, having held various positions with the national administration of Saudi Arabia. Previously, Mr. Abdulaziz M. Alrasheed served as Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs (2017-2018), Assistant Deputy Minister for Economic Policies (2016-2017) and General Director of the Executive President’s Office (2014-2016).

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