Singapore’s Keppel Infra Trust appoints board member

The head of Keppel Capital, a founding member of Alpha Investment Partners, is now a director of the firm’s subsidiaries.

Christina Tan, chief executive of Keppel Capital, has been appointed as non-independent, non-executive director of Keppel Infrastructure Fund Management and two Keppel REIT management companies.

The appointment, which takes effect today, sees Tan join the boards of the trustee-manager of Keppel Infrastructure Trust, as well as Keppel REIT Management and Keppel DC REIT Management.

In addition to her role at Keppel Capital, the asset management arm of Singapore conglomerate Keppel Corporation, she is a founding member and managing director of Alpha Investment Partners, Keppel’s real estate investment advisory firm.

Tan has over 20 years of experience in investing and managing funds across the US, Europe and Asia. She has been involved in all phases of Alpha’s development since 2003, and also sits on the investment committee of all Alpha-managed funds, including the new data centre and property funds.

The $500 million Alpha data centre fund reached its first close on $130 million this July and looks to fund up to about $1 billion worth of brownfield and greenfield assets in Asia Pacific and Europe.

Tan had previously served as chief financial officer of GRA, the Asian real estate fund management arm of the Prudential Insurance Company of America. Prior to that, she was a treasury manager at Chartered Industries of Singapore. She started her career with Ernst & Young before joining GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund.

Keppel Capital, which manages assets totalling S$26 billion, is the sole owner of the manager of Singapore-listed Keppel Infrastructure Trust. The trust invests mainly in energy and power assets.