• THE KNOWLEDGE COMMUNITY FOR PROJECT FINANCE, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND PPP PROFESSIONALS

    Membership is free. Join regular expert webinars and networking events.
    Find out more about our flagship training programmes below.

  • OUR COMMUNITY & MISSION

    Project Finance & Infrastructure professionals like you are building a better world. Project by project. Bid by bid. Model by model.

    Our mission is to enable global transformation by equipping Project Finance and Infrastructure professionals with the analytical and commercial skills they need to deliver projects effectively.

  • BECOME A CERTIFIED PROJECT FINANCE ANALYST

    The Certified Project Finance Analyst programme delivers transformational skills development in financial structuring, commercial analysis, financial modelling and negotiation. This is an 8 week intensive workshop with live classes that simulates a real project from start to finish.

     

    Download the course brochure here.

    LEARN ADVANCED PROJECT FINANCE MODELLING SKILLS WITH CPFM

    Master the essential model build and analytical skills to set you apart as a Project Finance Analyst.

    This is a standalone course which is the pre-requisite for the Certified Project Finance Analyst Programme.

     

    Download the course brochure here.

  • ADVANCE YOUR CAREER WITH PROJECT FINANCE INSTITUTE CERTIFICATIONS

    The Project Finance Institute is a highly competitive institution.

    The Certificate in Project Finance Modelling course is a self-paced online course in advanced Project Finance modelling designed to turbocharge your understanding of projects.

     

    The Certified Project Finance Analyst programme is a full Project Finance bid simulation. There is no other course like it available anywhere. Gain years of Project Finance experience in just 8 weeks.

  • THE APPLICATION WINDOW IS OPEN

    Our next cohort begins in September 2022.

    In 2021, we received approximately 200 applications for roughly 25 places. Apply today to avoid missing out on the September 2022 cohort.

     

    Fill out your application in as much detail as possible in order to give you the best chance of getting accepted for the CPFA programme.

  • THE PROJECT FINANCE INSTITUTE FACULTY

    Our courses are delivered by active Project Finance professionals. 

    We have set a high bar for joining the Project Finance Faculty. All members are at the top of their game and known internationally.

    Kenny Whitelaw-Jones

    Co-Founder, Project Finance Institute

    Courses are led by Kenny Whitelaw-Jones, one of the most active and experienced Project Finance modelling instructors in the world.

     

     

     

    Yusuf

    Macun

     

    Managing Partner, Cranmore Partners

    Yusuf Macun has over 20 years’ experience in energy and infrastructure finance and investments, with a focus on the power, water, renewables and oil & gas verticals.

     

     

     

     

    Dr Andrew Garrad CBE

     

    Founder, Garrad Hassan

    Andrew is an engineer and has spent the last 40 years in the wind energy industry, he founded and ran the renewable energy consultancy Garrad Hassan and is a true pioneer of the modern wind industry.

     

     

    Jeremy Connick

     

    Partner, Clifford Chance

    Jeremy is a Partner at Clifford Chance LLP specialising in Project development and finance for the last 35 years. Jeremy primarily now works in Africa but also has experience in developed markets and worked for many years in Asia and America.

     

    Morag

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    Lead Accounting & Tax Instructor, Project Finance Institute

    Having previously been Director of Finance and Head of Accounting and Tax at Operis, Morag brings more than 20 years of experience in advising on the accounting treatments of PF and Infrastructure projects.

  • "This course really opened my eyes to what actually happens in projects."

    - Laura Gillies. M&A, Deloitte, Canada.

    "The way this course is designed is really ambitious—but it’s so valuable. Having access to so many different experts—all of whom are active in real project is a great way to learn."

     

    - Jon Forssell. Partner, CAPEX Advisors, Finland.

     

    "I got a lot out of working in our team. We really pushed each other and as everybody had a different background I learned a lot from them as well."

    - Nana Gyimah. Project Finance Lead, West Heartfordshire Hospitals, NHS Trust.

    "I think the infrastructure and project finance world has been missing a course like this. This mix of practical and theoretical is great—I’ve done other courses which just gave me a bunch of videos to watch—there was no interaction. I look at projects differently now."

    - Hassan Sako. Manager, Deloitte , Côte d’Ivoire.

    "The course was an exciting experience. I had the chance to learn the different key elements of financial, legal, contractual, and technical aspects of projects."

    - Maryam Al Mazrouei. Senior Analyst, Masdar, UAE.

    "These eight weeks have been really educational for me—it was an amazing journey to be honest."

    - Mahmoud Waly. Senior Investment Associate, Eleswedy Electric, Egypt.

    "I improved my modelling but also learned how to get better in other areas such as understanding bankability, project documentation, and how to approach project negotiations."

    - Richard Nguyen Hoa, Corporate Finance, Sunseap Group Pte Ltd, Singapore.

    "I was engaged because the course was so engaging. I just really enjoyed the whole process. I think what you guys are doing is really cool and I feel fortunate to have gone through it."

    - Nathan Potter, Business Development Manager, Globeleq, England.

    "Thanks a lot, Kenny and team for the in-depth knowledge in financial modelling. You’ve shared amazing skills and tools. It was a pleasure learning about structured finance, financial foundations, and negotiation. Really an art."

    - Getúlio Magalhães, Spain.

    "There has been no other educational experience that I've had that has been as well structured to meet the end goal of attaining knowledge whilst taking away a lot of growth."

    - Ben Metcalf, Project Developer, Galehead Development, United States.

    "It was very interesting to learn from a pioneer in the Wind industry on probability scenarios which has become our day to day lives now."

    - Martin Angelov, Chartered Accountant, Siemens, Singapore.

    "There is some emotion along the way, we had two rounds of lender negotiations and our first round wasn't that good but we nailed the second. Then we got some really good feedback on our IC presentation, it was quite the journey!"

    - Chiva Thlang, Investment Manager, Palladium, Cambodia.

    "The CPFA is an intensive project finance certification program tapping into insights from leading industry practitioners. Applying both the theoretical and practical skills gained, this program has been invaluable to me in my development in PF already."

    - Hussain Emad Ragaban, Senior Consultant, PwC, Saudi Arabia.

    "Undoubtedly an exciting and demanding learning experience. Grateful to the team and all the other industry leaders for taking us through a Project finance journey."

    - Mohammed Sanusi, Associate Programme officer, IRENA, UAE.

    "Very happy to have participated in the CPFA programme. A lot of work and plenty of learning in excellent company, and skills that I have been able to implement immediately in my daily work."

    - Jani Peurakoski, Senior Consultant, Spinverse, Finland.

    "I am very grateful to Project Finance Institute for providing an eye-opening experience. The course showed us a glimpse of how the real PF world is working and what skill sets are needed for us in order to succeed in PF projects."

    - Junhyeok Stephen Heo, Senior Analyst, Archangel Ventures Inc.

    "I acquired knowledge that takes in its ambit a plethora of Project Financing concepts and roleplay of many stakeholders involved in project financing."

    - Kunjan Choksi, Vice President - Finance & Accounts, JBF Bahrain SPC.

    "I now have a better understanding of the impact of different variables on the model outputs tariff/IRR/key metrics, and my understanding of the important features in the different contracts."

    - Léonor Boué-Eger, Finance Manager, GreenYellow.

  • ADVANCE YOUR PROJECT FINANCE CAREER

    Learn alongside international industry peers in a challenging, fast-paced environment.

    In 8 intensive weeks, you'll learn all the skills you need to succeed in Project and Infrastructure Finance.

     

    ONLINE

    LEARNING

    Join a global classroom and expand your horizons

    Our Certified Project Finance Analyst course is an intensive programme delivered by distance learning.

     

    LEADING
    INSTRUCTORS

    Decades of project finance experience

    You'll learn from lawyers, accountants, project finance bankers, project developers and modellers. You'll get the full project finance picture.

    GLOBAL ALUMNI COMMUNITY

    Be part of the leading network of project finance professionals

    Throughout the workshop, you'll work intensively with Project Finance professionals from around the world.

     

    IN-DEPTH SECTOR INSIGHT

    Understanding the differences and similarities across sectors

    Get insight into power and renewables, water, wastewater, transport, accommodation.

    UNPARALLELED COMMERCIAL INSIGHT

    You'll learn advanced modelling alongside commercial analysis

    This is the combination that truly sets the project finance analyst apart.

     

    THE DUAL AWARD PROGRAMME

    A demanding programme that sets you apart from the competition

    Completion by final examination. Your CPFA certificate will be with you within 48 hours of completion.

  • Our courses are intensive and demanding.

    You have to turn up. You have to commit.

    On the CPFA you'll be working under pressure on a simulated deal.

    Your team will be relying on you.

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