As we embark on a new year, it is essential to reflect on the evolution of globalization and the pivotal role infrastructure has played in shaping our ever-interconnected world. While globalization’s early stages began with the exchange of ideas, thus fostering connections worldwide, the progress we now need requires a strengthened and further robust foundation, both tangible and intangible, for all layers of the pyramid.
Looking ahead into 2024, I am keeping my eye on Bangladesh, where we are supporting the upgrade and greening of industrial power systems to make them more reliable for manufacturers to prevent otherwise frequent blackouts, and in doing so, allow those with daily wages a more secure salary stream. On Ecuador, where we are striving to improve social housing, so that everyone has access to a safe home. On Indonesia, where we are helping build a commerce network via an innovative agritech platform, so the farmers themselves get a bigger share of the wallet. On Kenya, where 18 million people do not have access to electricity, we are enhancing connections so children can learn at all hours.
Emerging Markets are brimming with opportunities for investment and growth. Delphos, leveraging its expertise in public/private partnerships, transaction advisory, and capital raising, is well-positioned to spearhead transformative initiatives, while our focus on transportation and infrastructure, housing and agritech, as well as energy security and fintech, aligns seamlessly with the needs of these burgeoning markets.
While our pursuits undoubtedly contribute to Delphos’ success, we do not consider our initiatives to be merely business transactions, but rather life enhancements, both personal and societal. The journey ahead is exciting, and with your support, we are poised to make meaningful strides in shaping a brighter, more connected, and sustainable world.
Wishing you all a year filled with growth, success, and unwavering hope.
Chairman and CEO, Delphos