Keystone Global (“Keystone”) is pleased to announce that Cherian George has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor. Mr. George will assist the company with various project advisory opportunities and will bring deep rooted experience, advanced knowledge, and innovative thought leadership to the Keystone Global team.
Dr. Mit Jha, Managing Principal of Keystone Global, shared the following: “We are ecstatic to welcome Cherian to the Keystone Global team and I am looking forward to working with him. He brings an unparalleled understanding of credit analysis and is widely recognized as a thought leader in infrastructure. The addition of Cherian to the Keystone Global team further demonstrates our commitment to developing creative yet implementable solutions for our clients.”
Cherian has over 30 years of corporate, public sector, and project finance experience. He recently retired as the global head of infrastructure and project finance at Fitch Ratings’ where he managed the credit ratings and risk analysis on over 900 transactions globally, including transportation, energy, industrials, water, public and social infrastructure, public-private partnerships and the sports sectors. Prior to joining Fitch in 1999, Cherian was an assistant comptroller/CFO for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s tunnels, bridges, and terminals business segment.
“Cherian’s experience and expertise in the global infrastructure sector will provide invaluable insight for all the transactions which we are pursuing. He will be an incredible resource to the team, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with him” said Maria Kang, Keystone Global’s Managing Director.
Mr. George earned a BA in economics from Madras Christian College in India. He received an MA in economics and an MS in management and policy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
"I am really pleased to have the opportunity to work with the Keystone Global team. It is a unique opportunity for me to bring my varied experience in infrastructure to effectuate better project development and transactions. I look forward to sharing my independent perspectives on structures, finance and credit to achieve more sustainable solutions for both private sector success and the public good.” stated Mr. George.