New York – October 26, 2022: Global Infrastructure Partners (“GIP”), a leading independent infrastructure investor, today announced the appointment of Celeste Mellet as a Partner and Chief Financial Officer, effective February 2023. Based in New York, Ms. Mellet brings over 20 years of experience working in leading financial institutions to the role. She will lead GIP’s global corporate finance and accounting functions.
Ms. Mellet most recently served as the chief financial officer of Evercore, a premier independent global investment banking advisory firm, where she was responsible for the firm’s finance, strategy, tax, information technology and facilities functions.
Bayo Ogunlesi, Chairman and CEO of GIP said: “We are delighted to welcome Celeste to GIP’s leadership team. We believe her experience in leading and transforming finance teams and her ability to drive results and implement change in complex environments will be of enormous benefit to GIP. We look forward working with her as we continue to develop our best-in-class capabilities.”
Prior to joining Evercore, Ms. Mellet was Fannie Mae’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. She previously spent more than 18 years at Morgan Stanley, including serving as global treasurer.
“GIP is a global leader in infrastructure investing, with a strong track record of generating attractive risk-adjusted, long-term returns for its investors, and managing a portfolio of world-class investments across a range of sectors and geographies”, said Celeste Mellet. “I look forward to working with the talented GIP team to support its growth efforts.”
Ms. Mellet serves as the vice president of the Board of Trustees of the Lawrenceville School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in economics from Princeton University.
About Global Infrastructure Partners
GIP is a leading independent infrastructure fund manager that makes equity and debt investments in infrastructure assets and businesses. GIP targets investments in the energy, transport, digital infrastructure, and water/waste sectors in both OECD and select emerging market countries. Headquartered in New York, GIP operates out of 10 offices: New York, London, Stamford (Connecticut), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Mumbai, Delhi, Singapore and Hong Kong. GIP manages c. US $84 billion for its investors. GIP’s portfolio companies have combined annual revenues of c. US $68 billion and employ over 100,000 people. For more information, visit https://www.global-infra.com.