SocGen’s Munro switches to Asia Pacific

Gavin Munro, who has been based in London for the past decade, will now move to Societe Generale's Hong Kong office. He will focus on public-private partnerships, particularly in Australia.

Gavin Munro, who has led Societe Generale’s infrastructure project finance team in London, has been appointed head of Asia-Pacific infrastructure project finance, according to a statement from Societe Generale yesterday. 

The statement said there is a trend of privatisation of utilities and other core infrastructure assets in Asia, and that Munro will be working primarily to establish public-private partnerships and private finance initiatives in Asia and the Pacific region. Australia will be a particular focus, according to the statement. 

Munro has been based in London since 1999, and was previously head of project finance in Johannesburg, according to the statement. 

He has been an important figure in European public-private partnerships and transportation projects, working on the A1 and A2 road projects in Poland, the 2007 Budapest airport transaction and the Thameslink rolling stock project.

Munro will be based in Hong Kong and report to Ashley Wilkins, head of global finance Asia Pacific, and Matthew Vickerstaff, global head of infrastructure and asset-based finance in London, according to the statement.