Deloitte appoints Middle East infra MD

The advisory firm has continued to build its team in the Middle East with the promotion of Andrew Jeffery to lead infrastructure and capital projects.

Deloitte’s Middle East financial advisory practice has announced the promotion of Andrew Jeffery to managing director and head of the infrastructure & capital projects (I&CP) team.

Jeffery had previously been a director at Deloitte for around two and a half years, prior to which he had spent around 13 years at EC Harris, the built asset consultancy.

A chartered surveyor with a total of 25 years in construction and financial advisory services, Jeffery has been involved in the “creation, planning and operation” of “several multi-billion dollar schemes across the GCC [Gulf Cooperation Council] since his arrival in 2007” according to a Deloitte statement. He has worked on behalf of government agencies and family offices.

The latest move is part of a stated expansion of Deloitte’s infrastrcuture and capital projects capabilities in the Middle East and follows two other recent hirings: Umer Ahmad as head of project and infrastructure finance and airport sector specialist Dorian Reece.

Coinciding with Jeffery’s appointment, Deloitte also announced the appointment of Aziz Ul-Haq as a managing director specialising in debt advisory and M&A. Ul-Haq was previously with Deloitte in the UK.