Sananikone named to board of Mac unit

Ouma Sananikone has joined the Macquarie Infrastructure Company board of directors. Sananikone is a highly regarded businesswoman in Australia.

Wholly-owned Macquarie Group subsidiary Macquarie Infrastructure Company (MIC) has appointed long-time financial-services professional Ouma Sananikone to its board of directors.

A refugee from Laos, Ouma in 1975 came to Australia, where she studied commerce and political science and went on to become a widely acclaimed businesswoman.  

Macquarie held up Sananikone as a tried-and-tested corporate director who has served on the board of State Super SAS Trustee Corporation and Babcock and Brown Direct Investment Fund.

In addition, she was managing director of corporate strategy and development with BT Financial Group, and chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management, Macquarie said.

Sananikone has also been a director with Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, and a nonexecutive director for Icon Systems, Air-Serv and Moto Hospitality Services.

On the MIC board, she will join Norman Brown, George Carmany, Jack Lentz and William Webb as well as John Roberts, executive chairman of Macquarie Funds Group.