NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), a leading independent global infrastructure investor, today announced the election of Salim Samaha as a Partner of the firm, effective immediately.

Adebayo Ogunlesi, Chairman and Managing Partner of GIP commented "We are delighted to welcome Salim as our newest Partner. Since he joined GIP as one of our founding team members in 2006, Salim has made outstanding contributions to the origination, execution, management and realization of a number of our portfolio investments. We look forward to his continued success."

Mr. Samaha is based in New York and is focused on GIP's activities in the energy sector in the Americas. He has been instrumental in a number of GIP's investments, including Freeport LNG, Access Midstream Partners, Ruby Pipeline and Channelview Cogeneration. He currently serves on the board of directors of Ruby Pipeline and previously served on the board of directors of Channelview Cogeneration. Prior to joining GIP, Mr. Samaha was a senior member of the Credit Suisse Global Energy investment banking team in New York. He joined Credit Suisse in 2001, having previously worked at Lehman Brothers in New York.

About Global Infrastructure Partners

Global Infrastructure Partners ("GIP") is an independent infrastructure fund that invests in infrastructure assets and businesses in both OECD and select emerging market countries. GIP targets investments in single assets and portfolios of assets and companies in power and utilities, natural resources infrastructure, air transport infrastructure, seaports, freight railroad, water distribution and treatment and waste management. GIP has offices in New York and London, with an affiliate in Sydney and portfolio company operations headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. For more information, visit


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