GIP promotes Samaha to partner

The global infrastructure fund has made Salim Samaha a partner, effective immediately.

US-based fund manager Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has promoted Salim Samaha to the position of partner at the firm, effective immediately.

Samaha is based in New York and focuses on GIP’s activities in the energy sector in the Americas. He has been a key figure in a number of GIP’s investments, such as Freeport LNG, Access Midstream Partners, Ruby Pipeline and Channelview Cogeneration, the firm said in a statement.

“We are delighted to welcome Salim as our newest partner. Since he joined GIP as one of our founding team members in 2006, Salim has made outstanding contributions to the origination, execution, management and realization of a number of our portfolio investments. We look forward to his continued success,” chairman and managing partner Adebayo Ogunlesi said in the statement.

Prior to joining GIP, Samaha was a senior member of the Credit Suisse Global Energy investment banking team in New York.

He joined Credit Suisse in 2001, having previously worked at Lehman Brothers in New York.