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Cosette Canilao

Managing Director - PPP Advisory, Atkins Acuity
Cosette Canilao is Managing Director for PPP Advisory at Atkins Acuity. She has over 20 years experience in consulting and banking.

She has advised numerous government institutions, banks and corporations in strategic planning, mergers, acquisitions and divestments, risk management, asset recovery, and loan portfolio management. She was a former partner of PwC Manila.

Prior to joining Atkins, Cosette was the Executive Director of the Philippines’ Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center where she had instituted structural reforms and spearheaded policy enhancements to create an effective platform to engage private sector in infrastructure delivery. She was instrumental in building the project pipeline of the government (airports, seaport, toll roads, rails, transport hubs, hospital, school buildings, water supply, etc.) as well as in the successful bidding of 12 projects over a span of five and a half years. She is considered one of the prime movers of infrastructure development and delivery in the Philippines.

Cosette received her Masters of Science in Finance from the University of the Philippines and has attended executive programs at the Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Said Business School at the University of Oxford.