Dr Bastin holds an M.Sc. in Urban Planning from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and Ph.D. in Regional Planning with a speciality in public management and finance from the University de Montreal in Canada.
From 1985 to 1992, he served at Harvard University’s Institute for International Development (HIID) (Indonesia). From 1993 to 2002, Dr Bastin held several senior management positions with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London (Great Britain), lastly as Business Group Director responsible for debt instruments and equity investments in infrastructure, transport and energy utilities, municipal and environmental services and energy efficiency. He then worked as the Managing Director at Darby Private Equity, a 100% subsidiary of Franklin Templeton Investments. From 2009 until 2015, Johan Bastin was the CEO of CapAsia, an international asset management company based in Singapore and focusing on private equity investment in infrastructure and energy sectors of Emerging Asia.
Since mid-2015, Dr Bastin is managing partner of Iveaghouse Capital Investment Advisors, a Netherlands based investment boutique.