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Ben Arnott

Head of Energy Finance and Advisory South East Asia Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking

BIO

Ben Arnott has over 20 years of professional experience in the energy sector in Asia Pacific, the last 7 of which have been with Société Générale where he leads the bank’s Energy Finance and Advisory business for Southeast Asia.

Ben joined Société Générale in 2015 from Standard Chartered Bank where he led the team responsible for financing oil & gas projects in the region.

Ben is a renowned expert in the energy finance sector in Asia Pacific and has successfully closed loan facilities totalling over US$50bn and won numerous Deal of the Year awards from major finance publications. He has significant debt advisory and arranging experience across the entire energy spectrum, including wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, and oil & gas. His credentials include financing for major project developments, acquisitions and offtake-style transactions.

As well as numerous financings for independent energy companies, Ben has played a leading role in a number of major LNG financings in the Asia Pacific region including PNG LNG, Ichthys LNG and Tangguh LNG.

Ben holds a degree in Geology from Imperial College, London and a post-graduate diploma from Aston University, UK.