ABOUT

TUATARA GROUP Principals 

Douglas Shuster

Shuster is a co-founder of Tuatara Group and president of Emerging Markets Infrastructure.

Shuster has over 20 years of experience working in over 50 countries the field of emerging markets infrastructure development. He has held positions in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and with the Office of the Economist at the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and he played a key role in launching USTDA's programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, East Timor, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. As USTDA’s Director for the Sub-Saharan Africa regional office in Johannesburg, South Africa, he oversaw USTDA's work in over 20 African countries helping project sponsors to plan for and deploy priority infrastructure projects and innovative public-private partnerships. He also served as a Senior Trade and Investment Advisor for the US-Asia Environmental Partnership, overseeing an environmental technology program for 15 Asian economies jointly managed by USAID, EPA and Department of Commerce. 

He gained experience in grass roots water and sanitation development through a tour with the US Peace Corps in Ghana, and has a BA in Economics and Geography from Clark University and a Masters Degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy focusing on International Economics, Trade and Investment. He has general professional proficiency in Spanish as well as French and Akaan Twi language skills.

A. John Rezaiyan

‚ÄčRezaiyan is co-founder of Tuatara Group and founder and president of 3E Consulting. 

He has over 35 years of technical and management experience and has worked in more than 30 countries in four continents. He has led multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural teams evaluating suitability of power project sites, preparing request for proposals, pre-qualifying potential bidders; establishing regulatory bodies; restructuring and privatizing power sector; and developing clean energy production technologies, processes and projects.  He has performed due diligence review of projects for funding institutions and private sector power produces and has evaluated viability of new financing products for financial institutions. His expertise extends to business development, marketing, and project planning and implementation both domestically and internationally.  His clients include U.S. Department of Energy, USAID, USTDA, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), MCC-funded entities, the World Bank, Development Bank of Southern Africa, IPPs, utilities, and engineering, Consulting and research firms. He holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering and has completed graduate level courses in finance; has co-authored a major publication on gasification technology; conducted peer-reviewed technology assessments studies; and has been invited speaker at numerous conferences and workshops. His writings are also featured in the Private Power Producer Handbook. 

Pamela M. Peseux

Peseux is a co-founder of Tuatara Group and president of Cimperium

She has more than 30 years of experience in marketing, business development, and international project and conference management. She has played a leading role in the technical program development, marketing and management of more than 70 plus international technical workshops, conferences, reverse trade missions and business development programs with associations, universities, and corporations.  

 

Before focusing on international infrastructure and development projects, Ms. Peseux managed the advertising, management and research programs for a wide variety of technology clients. She was an account manager for several advertising agencies and corporations leading the strategic and creative development teams to meet marketing and sales objectives.  

 

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Advertising from West Virginia University and a Master of International Management Degree from University of Maryland University College. She also attended the Institut d’Etudes Françaises pour Etudiants Etrangers (IEFEE), L’Université d'Aix – Marseille in Aix-en-Provence, France.