Seeto joins KPMG in Asia Pacific

KPMG’s Singapore-based infrastructure team, which advises global investors on projects in the region, has hired banker Geoffrey Seeto.

Geoffrey Seeto has joined KPMG’s Asia Pacific advisory team, which was created last year as ever-growing projections of infrastructure needs in the region continue to stimulate investment appetite.

Seeto will oversee public-private partnership (PPP) planning and feasibility, delivery of the transaction and maintenance of ongoing operations. He will directly report to KPMG’s regional head of infrastructure markets, Roddy Adams.

“KPMG firms have an extensive and rapidly growing infrastructure advisory business in the region and Geoffrey’s appointment adds even more firepower as they continue to pursue growth,” said Julian Vella, KPMG Asia Pacific’s head of global infrastructure.

Vella specified that growth potential was particularly strong in the transport, energy, telecommunications, water and sanitation segments.

Seeto brings 20 years of experience in infrastructure and financial services and, more specifically, insight into ASEAN markets, acquired in his most recent role as managing director and head of investments at China Investment Cooperation Fund, where he was overseeing most of the fund’s activities in the region. The hire also harnesses know-how on PPPs and Private Finance Initiative transactions.

KPMG advises governments, infrastructure funds and private sector companies (including developers) in their infrastructure investment activities by providing strategic and financing expertise, and ensuring delivery of operational effectiveness and performance.

“One of the reasons why I chose to join KPMG is because of the opportunity to help build an infrastructure business in the region, tapping KPMG’s extensive network of clients, as well as the breadth of its product suite,” said Seeto.