Executive Biographies

Charles T. "Chip" Haskell, Jr., is a Managing Director with The Vair Companies. The Vair Companies specializes in financial and development services for the international infrastructure sector. Chip is also the author of Advanced Modelling for Project Finance for Negotiations and Analysis by Euromoney Books (ISBN 1-84374-214-4).

Before joining The Vair Companies, Chip was a Director with Mirant, based in Amsterdam. Mirant is one of the leading independent energy companies in the world. There he was the functional lead on all aspects of asset development for both greenfield development and acquisition activities for EMEA.

Prior to joining Mirant, Chip was a Manager with Wärtsilä Development and Finance, the in-house developer for one of the world’s largest manufacturers of utility grade diesel engine power plants. His responsibilities were primarily focused in South America.

While a graduate student, Chip interned as a financial analyst with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation of Washington, D.C.; and, with the United States Department of Commerce’s Foreign Commercial Service in Lima, Peru, working on the Camisea gas fields.

Chip has a BA in Economics and French from Hanover College, a MA in French from Middlebury College and a Masters in International Finance and Accounting from Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management. He is a US citizen, authorized to work in the EU. He is fluent in French and Spanish and has a strong working knowledge of several European languages.