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Dr. Peter Bird

Affiliated Consultant

Contact

Singapore
Tel: +65 9654 5801

London
Tel: +44 20 7659 8500
Fax: +44 20 7659 8501

Email: peter.bird.affiliate@nera.com
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Education

PhD in economics, Cambridge University

Experience 

Dr. Peter Bird is an experienced advisor in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He has a PhD in economics from Cambridge University, and early in his career, he played a key part in designing the UK electricity market. He is currently based in Singapore and works with companies throughout Southeast Asia.

Dr. Bird is an experienced expert witness in international arbitration focused on the power and gas sector and has testified in several forums. His experience includes acting as an expert witness in ICC arbitrations between two European utilities and between a utility and a contractor, and advising on a gas arbitration in Singapore.

Dr. Bird has guided corporations on acquisitions and disposals in energy and infrastructure; borrowers on project finance, acquisition financing, and debt restructuring; and government entities in the UK, Continental Europe, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand on energy industry restructuring and privatizations in developed and emerging economies.

As a senior advisor at one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory groups, where he was formerly a managing director and executive vice-chairman, Dr. Bird’s focus is on M&A in power, utilities, and infrastructure. He co-led the advisory group’s global power team on high-profile, politically-sensitive transactions and built an international reputation as an expert in electricity sector restructuring and privatization.  Prior to that, Dr. Bird worked as an economic consultant in the oil and nuclear sectors and as an academic economist at Stirling University, a role in which he authored more than 30 articles in peer-reviewed economics journals. 

For nine years, he was a director of Vector Ltd, a publicly listed infrastructure network company in New Zealand. He has been a retained advisor to a private equity firm. Currently, he is a founder-director of two donor-financed private infrastructure supporters, InfraCo Asia Investments and Green Africa Power, in addition to being a founder and former director of InfraCo Africa.

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