Preethi Shanmugam Pandian


Preethi joined Project Finance Advisory, Ltd. (PFAL) in 2016. She has over 7 years of experience in the infrastructure and energy finance industries. She is a CFA® charterholder, a registered municipal advisor, and a ModelOff Financial Modeling World Championship competition semi-finalist.

Preethi focuses on structuring financing for infrastructure projects in the public private partnership (P3) space and financial modelling. She specializes in building project-specific financial models, handling project due diligence and leading contract negotiations.

Preethi has acted as the lead financial modeler on a number of successfully bid and closed transactions in the project finance industry. She has structured and raised over $8 billion debt and equity financing for infrastructure projects. Her experience spans working on several asset classes, including toll road and transportation projects, social infrastructure assets, utility-scale renewable and conventional power projects, and desalination plants in North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Prior to joining PFAL, Preethi was in the project finance team with ACWA Power, a multinational power and water project developer based in Dubai. In addition to developing bespoke financial models, she was responsible for managing lender due diligence, model audit and tax & accounting diligence coordination. Her experience also includes a role with the infrastructure finance division of an international bank in Mumbai where she had handled new loan sanctioning and pre-bid advisory for several leading corporate infrastructure clients.