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Raj Kannan

President Director
Tusk Advisory

Raj Kannan is the founder and managing director of Tusk Advisory. He has over 25 years hands-on experience in developing and advising on US$15 billion worth of transactions in infrastructure and development projects in the Asia Pacific region. He is a chartered engineer and a specialist in Public Private Partnership transactions and infrastructure M&As.

Raj has advised governments, state owned enterprises and private corporations on deals in toll roads, power, railways, ports, urban transport, water treatment, public housing, industrial townships and commercial developments in Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and The Philippines. He has led transformation of SOEs, the establishment of infrastructure coordinating agencies, infrastructure regulators and infrastructure bank and he has also led infrastructure related M&As for multinationals and investment funds.  Before founding Tusk, Raj was the executive director of an Australian infrastructure transaction management firm and prior to that he was the executive director of a Malaysian infrastructure conglomerate, listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.  

Raj is an alumnus of the University of Oxford’s Said Business School and he holds an executive program certificate from Harvard University in “Infrastructure in a Market Economy”. He is also an alumnus of the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales, Sydney and holds a degree in civil engineering from Victoria University in Melbourne. 

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