Investment consulting firm Frontier Advisors has hired Isabelle Demir to the role of head of real assets.
In a statement, Frontier Advisers said Ms Demir brought to the role 30 years’ international experience in investment banking and private equity, with a specialist focus on infrastructure.
Before joining Frontier on 30 July, she has been based in Dubai as an investment director at MENA Infrastructure Fund since September 2014.
Prior to that, Ms Demir was at HSBC Global Banking and Markets in London as director of power and utilities, and before that was an investment professional at Babcock & Brown across London and Sydney.
She also held manager and analyst roles at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. and NAB between 2001 and 2006.
Frontier chief executive Andrew Polson expressed his pleasure at having Ms Demir join the firm which he said had developed a reputation in the real assets space.
“Bringing in a person with Isabelle’s capability, particularly her global deal experience, will complement a well-regarded team that already has considerable depth and talent,” Mr Polson said.
“Isabelle has a very diverse background with investment and transactional experience gained in Australia, Europe, Asia and North Africa, but also a legal foundation, having been admitted to the NSW Supreme Court earlier in her career.
“The added range of insights and perspectives she brings will add another dimension to the advice we deliver our clients.”