Gershon Cohen is Global Head of Infrastructure Funds, Aberdeen Standard Investments. Gershon’s platform has USD$3bn of institutional capital under management and consists of 7 unlisted funds and associated investment vehicles invested in over 120 greenfield and brownfield infrastructure projects. He is responsible for the management, leadership and development of the concessions infrastructure strategy for Aberdeen Standard Investments and is a fund principal and chair of investment and associated committees of the platform. The platform operates from offices in London, Edinburgh, Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam, Sydney, Bogota and Bahrain with a team of 32 professional investors and other joint venture partners.
Previously Gershon held the position of CEO SWIP Infrastructure Funds & CEO Lloyds Bank Project Finance Equity and Funds, which involved the origination, investment and management of all infrastructure equity products across the UK, Europe, Australia and Americas. Prior to this, Gershon was Global Head of Lloyds Bank Project Finance. Gershon has played a pivotal role in structuring, arranging and providing innovative funding solutions to a range of ground-breaking PFI/PPP/P3 projects in healthcare, transport, wastewater and education over the last 20 years. Gershon led the fundraising efforts for the current platform. He sits and advises on many trade and governmental committees on infrastructure investment matters; has presented at numerous conferences and seminars; and has written a number of articles on PPP/P3.