Muneer is IFC’s Regional Manager and Head for PPPs in the Middle East, Central Asia, Türkiye, Afghanistan, and Pakistan region—what IFC refers to as the MCT region. Based in Jordan, he leads mandates for financial advisory for structuring and implementing Public-Private partnerships (PPPs) and privatizations in the infrastructure sector. Muneer has led and advised on many innovative transactions in the MENA region, including being lead advisor for:
- Madinah Airport Project, the first full airport PPP in the GCC region
- New Cairo Wastewater project, the first PPP in Egypt
- Dairut IPP project, a 2250MW IPP in Egypt
- King Abdulaziz International Airport Hajj Terminal Project, the first PPP of an airport terminal dedicated to religious pilgrimage
- A captive desalination project at Jeddah Airport
- Privatization of an IPP and concession of a greenfield IPP in Lebanon
- King Abdulaziz International Airport Operations & Management Concession
- New Taif International Airport in Saudi Arabia
- KFMC Radiology PPP in Saudi Arabia
Muneer has extensive commercial and investment banking experience and has lived and worked in North America, Europe, the Middle East and South Asia. Prior to joining IFC in Washington D.C., he worked with ANZ Investment Bank in London from 1996 to 2004 in senior roles. At ANZ, he led the European power initiative to originate and execute project financing transactions in the power sector in Europe, worked in primary and secondary syndications for project and corporate finance transactions, and managed the Bank’s top European multinational clients as the Senior Global Relationship Manager for the manufacturing, consumer goods and pharmaceutical sectors. Prior to this, he worked in Pakistan for two years with ANZ Grindlays Bank (now Standard Chartered Bank) in corporate banking.
Muneer holds an MBA in Finance and Strategy from the London Business School and an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi (Pakistan).