Fernando Faria continues his KPMG journey in Saudi Arabia

16 October 2023 Consultancy-me.com 2 min. read
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Fernando Faria has relocated from KPMG’s team in Portugal to Saudi Arabia, where he has been appointed as Head of Project and Structured Finance.

A longtime KPMG company member, Fernando Faria has been with the Big Four group since 2000. During this time, he held several leadership roles in the Infrastructure and Corporate Finance practices, working from the firm’s Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro offices.

Riyadh is now his next stop. “I feel honoured to be a part of the KPMG and eagerly look forward to working with our talented and esteemed professionals in Saudi Arabia on our exciting journey of growth,” he said.

Fernando Faria continues his KPMG journey in Saudi Arabia

“Fernando will help us expand our market share in the infrastructure space by focusing on private sector clients and helping them raise project finance in the context of their bids for public-private partnerships or in refinancing their existing infrastructure assets,” commented Samer Jumean, Head of KPMG’s Infrastructure practice in Saudi Arabia and Levant.

The Infrastructure practice helps government and private sector clients with all facets of delivering major capital projects. The practice brings together capabilities in strategy, program and project management, financial planning, asset management, and technology to ensure infrastructure programs are realised on time and on budget.

The Project and Structured Finance solution focuses on helping market participants raise private debt and equity for their infrastructure projects.

“With Vision2030 and the National Transformation Program, Saudi Arabia has one of the strongest infrastructure pipelines in the world, supported by a large-scale privatisation program of state-owned-assets and services based on public-private partnerships aimed at developing the local private sector whilst attracting experienced international companies. These are exciting times for the local infrastructure industry,” Faria said.

Before joining KPMG in Riyadh, Faria held the position of Global Deputy Head of KPMG Impact – the accelerator for KPMG’s global ESG strategy. He previously was the Head of Infrastructure Advisory for Latin America, based in Brazil, and a partner in the Corporate Finance wing in Portugal.

Faria’s experience includes leading and delivering project finance and infrastructure projects across various countries in Europe, Latin America, and Africa.