Partner, Infrastructure Advisory, EY
Jonathan Beard is an Infrastructure Advisory Partner at EY, based in Hong Kong.
He has more than 20 years’ consultancy experience in the transport and logistics sector covering: strategic masterplans; forecasting; mergers and acquisitions; public-private partnerships; competition and regulation.
His work has spanned projects in over 25 countries, advising leading airports, ports and operators, and consulting on major transactions.
In addition to major corporates, Jonathan’s client portfolio includes national and local governments and related authorities, sovereign wealth funds, multinational development banks and overseas aid agencies.
He holds a BA, MA and PhD from Cambridge University, and is a Certified Management Consultant (ICMCI).
Chairman, Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association
Roberto Giannetta has 30+ years of service in the shipping industry. Having served as director of system development, financial controller, executive director, and now Chairman for shipping agreements and associations, he has a vast cross-reference of knowledge in shipping practices across Asia.
As Chairman of the Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association, Roberto represents the interests of container liner principals on numerous industry and governmental organizations (including APEC Shipping Port Network Security, Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board, Article Number Association, and others) covering operational, safety, environmental, regulatory, trade, and policy matters vis-à-vis government and industry stakeholders. With a board of directors comprising CEO and MD level representatives from major shipping lines serving trades to/from Asia and the rest of the world, Roberto has a well-guided understanding of shipping liner needs, objectives, and environment.