Gavin Munro

Head of Infrastructure Finance, Asia Pacific
Societe Generale

Based in Hong Kong, Gavin focuses on transport infrastructure and Public Private Partnership (PPP) transactions in the Asia Pacific region and has been involved in advising and funding a number of projects across the region, including advising one of the bidders on the Outer Suburban Arterial Roads Project in Victoria, Australia, financing the acquisition of the Asciano rail haulage business in Australia and the New Priok Port development in Indonesia.

Before relocating to Hong Kong in 2010, Gavin led the Infrastructure Project Finance team in the bank’sLondon office, where he was involved in advising on a broad range of infrastructure projects and other limited recourse financings. His credentials spread across various transactions in different markets including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, Hungary, Cyprus and South Africa. This included advising the Hochtief Airport Consortium on their acquisition of Budapest Airport and the the Bouygues, Bombardier and Murray & Roberts led Bombela Consortium on their bid for the Gauteng Rapid Rail Link project in South Africa.

Gavin has been appointed to the UNECE PPP Business Advisory Board, is a member of the ASIFMA Infrastructure Working Group, regularly presents at industry conferences and participates in judging industry awards. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa with degrees in Commerce and Law and qualified as both a Chartered Accountant and an Advocate.