Mr. Steven Hong
Steven has extensive experience as a corporate advisor, policy/regulatory expert and regulator, and has worked in almost all infrastructure industries in the Asia Pacific region. He brings insight into the practical application of economics and finance to investment, strategy, policy development, pricing, valuation and commercial due diligence. Before joining the GI Hub, Steven was a management consultant at PwC, where he worked on various problems relating to cost efficiency, optimal pricing, investment decision making, valuation, policy development and review, and commercial due diligence.
Examples of projects he has worked on include the privatisation of the Port of Newcastle and Port of Darwin, reform of Australia’s communications legislative/regulatory framework, and structuring a commercially feasible model for an education city. Prior to PwC, Steven worked at an Australian Government competition and economic regulator, working on a variety of transport infrastructure projects.
Steven will introduce who the Global Infrastructure Hub is, including its purpose, what it does and its funders and supporters. This is followed by a summary of the tools and initiatives of the Global Infrastructure Hub since commencing operations over two years ago. The summary will focus on Global Infrastructure Outlook, which forecasts infrastructure investment needs and gaps across 50 countries and 7 sectors up to 2040, and InfraCompass, which explores the capability of 49 countries’ ability to produce good quality infrastructure from planning to implementation. Steven will conclude by providing several observations around improving the supply of bankable infrastructure on topics such as infrastructure planning and credit enhancement.