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Frank Beckers, the Founder of Symbulos, has over 22 years of banking and consultancy experience. Frank is currently globally responsible for National Bank of Abu Dhabi’s (NBAD) Project Finance Advisory business.
Frank joined NBAD in 2015 from Symbulos, an independent infrastructure consultancy
firm that he founded in 2012. From 2013 onward he also served as a Senior Advisor
to McKinsey & Company, supporting the firm and its clients globally on infrastructure
& energy finance as well as project finance related aspects. Prior to this, he worked
14 years for Deutsche Bank, where he was Global Co-
During his career Frank has advised industry clients and institutional investors on large scale greenfield and brownfield infrastructure & energy projects. He also acted as advisor to several national governments (including Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, and Egypt) and the European Commission on single PPP projects as well as larger procurement master plans in various industry sectors. He has structured and advised on projects financed by investment banks, development financial institutions (DFI), export credit agencies (ECA) as well as institutional investors, involving debt, equity and mezzanine instruments. In addition to his advisory activities, Frank has structured and arranged several large scale syndicated loan financings in telecom, media and technology (TMT) as well as in the conventional and renewable power sector. He has been a regular speaker at regional and global PPP, infrastructure, defence and renewable energy conferences in Europe, the Middle East and Asia for several years.
Frank studied economics, international management and finance at the University of
Cologne (Germany), ESADE Business School (Spain) and Pennsylvania State University
(USA). He holds a Master's Degree in International Management from the Community
of European Management Schools (CEMS) and a Master's Degree in Economics ("Diplom-