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Seth Tan

Executive Director
Infrastructure Asia

Mr Tan Keng Hwee Seth is Executive Director of Infrastructure Asia. He is a seasoned infrastructure professional with 22 years of experience in various global markets, particularly in the fields of infrastructure investments, project and merger & acquisitions (M&A) advisory and financing, and client coverage.
Infrastructure Asia supports Asia’s economic and social growth through infrastructure development. The organisation brings together regional infrastructure stakeholders across the value chain to mobilise project opportunities across Asia.
Mr Tan was most recently with DBS China (2016 to 2018), where he led teams in Healthcare and Real Estate as well as the Energy, Chemical and Infrastructure sector. As a foreign bank in a large and rapidly transforming economy, he led teams to focus on specific addressable sub-segments so that results were repeatable and scalable; his teams worked to address business pain points of sub-segment champions in utilities, renewable energy (waste-to-energy, solar power, hydropower, wind power), healthcare and commercial real estate (particularly modern logistics properties and retail malls), and facilitated onshore and cross-border financing solutions. His teams also facilitated fund-raising solutions from Singapore, which included two Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) cases on the Singapore Stock Exchange.
Prior to that, he kick started his career in infrastructure with BNP Paribas in 1996, where he worked in Singapore (until 2003), Australia (2003 to 2007) and China (2011 to 2016). He led several transactions in the oil & gas sector (upstream, midstream and downstream in Thailand and Indonesia), power sector (Thailand, Laos) and water sector (India, China, Philippines, and Singapore), as well as leading the advisory team in their winning bid for Singapore’s first seawater desalination project. Overseas, he was integral to the practice of lending to utilities and led some first-of-its-kind cases, including the first non-recourse wind power project financing in Australia. Under his leadership at BNP Paribas China, his team provided project and project finance advisory, which included advisories of railway projects in Mongolia and Indonesia, and cross-border M&A in the waste-to-energy sub-segment in Europe.
He was also previously with Babcock & Brown in Hong Kong (2007 to 2009), and Standard Bank in China (2009 to 2011).
Mr Tan graduated from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Economics.

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