Former State Department economist joins Campbell Lutyens

Heidi Crebo-Rediker helped draft legislation that would have established a national infra bank and served as chief economist under Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

Campbell Lutyens has hired American political and economic consultant Heidi Crebo-Rediker to its Global Advisory Board as the UK-based placement agent continues to build its US operation.

Crebo-Rediker’s appointment provides Campbell Lutyens with someone with decades of public and private sector experience in US and European markets. Based in Washington DC, Crebo-Rediker is currently chief executive of political and economic advisory International Capital Strategies and serves as an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

After two decades in Europe working as a senior investment banker, Crebo-Rediker entered the US public sector in 2009, serving as chief of international finance and economics for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. In 2011, she helped structure the BUILD Act, legislation that would have created a national infrastructure bank but was never passed in Congress. Crebo-Rediker became the State Department’s first chief economist in 2012 under then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“Ms. Crebo-Rediker’s experience advising at the highest levels of US government as well as her understanding of emerging markets and the infrastructure sector will be incredibly valuable as we continue to focus on expansion and consolidation in the US,” Gordon Bajnai, chairman of Campbell Lutyens’ global advisory board, said.

Last month, the placement agent hired former Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets managing director Guillermo Marroquin to its Chicago office, adding another advisor with an infrastructure background. Campbell Lutyens now has 30 advisors in the US focused on primary fund placement and secondary transactions across private equity, infrastructure and private debt.

Teh Kok Peng, former GIC Special Investments president, and Wayne Kozun, former senior vice president of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, have also been appointed to Campbell Lutyens’ advisory board in recent months.

The placement agent opened its New York office in 2006, and in the US is currently helping place Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners’ third fund, which has raised more than $6.5 billion and is set to hit its $7 billion hard-cap in the next few months.