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EAIF Non-executive Director appointed to UK’s National Infrastructure Commission

The United Kingdom government has appointed Julia Prescot as a permanent member of the UK’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). A non-executive director of the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) since 201, she is chief strategy officer at Meridiam Infrastructure, a $3.5 billion fund that she co-founded.

The NIC’s role is to provide independent, strategic thinking, analysis and advice to address the UK’s long-term infrastructure needs.

EAIF chairman, David White, says,

“Julia’s appointment to the UK’s National Infrastructure Commission is recognition of her standing as one of the world’s most successful figures in infrastructure development and finance. I join my other colleagues on the EAIF board in extending our warmest congratulations. Julia has made a great contribution to building EAIF and I am delighted she will go on doing so.”

Julia has over 25 years of international experience of investment banking and project finance. She has advised private sector and public bodies in established and emerging markets, including road and rail projects, power stations and structured trade finance transactions. Her involvement with African markets includes work in Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe, in addition to EAIF projects across Africa.