KPMG today announced that John Kjorstad, current Editor of Infrastructure Journal (IJ) will join its Global Infrastructure practice as an Associate Director in January 2014. John will become KPMG’s Global Services’ (KGS) Infrastructure Hub Leader. In his new role, he will lead a team of 11 people delivering infrastructure research and business support to KPMG practices around the world.
Nick Chism, KPMG’s Global Chair of Government and Infrastructure, comments: We are delighted to welcome John and are confident his deep sector insight and experience will be instrumental in delivering high quality research and client support for our continued business growth. His leadership, coupled with his profile and knowledge as a leading industry commentator, will enable us to quickly expand our Infrastructure Hub business to offer support globally.”
John Kjorstad, currently Editor of Infrastructure Journal, comments: “I have really enjoyed editing IJ, and know I leave the brand in the hands of a highly talented team. It will be difficult to leave but I am looking forward to moving to the advisory side. KPMG’s Infrastructure Hub was set up six months ago and is growing exponentially. Leading such a fast growing research and support team will be a challenge but I cannot wait to get started.”
Bernard Johnson, Operations Director, 4C Group, comments: “We wish John well with his new role and I would like to thank him for his contribution to IJ’s success since he joined in 2006. IJ is widely recognised as a leading online provider of news and data services to industry professionals in the development and financing of global infrastructure projects. John will remain with IJ until the end of the year and I will be working with him to ensure a smooth transition.”
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Notes to Editor:
John Kjorstad Biog:
John has been Editor of IJ since February 2011. He joined IJ in 2006 as Features Editor, a role he held until becoming Editor. Between November 2009 and January 2011, John also added Head of Research and Analysis to his remit. Earlier in his career John spent two years as an English teacher in Japan and a further two years as a teacher in Switzerland. He was also a volunteer producer at Northern Lights Public radio and Intern reporter on Grand Forks Herald while he completed his degree at the University of North Dakota. John began his career as a sports reporter at Fargo Forum, where he covered regional sporting events in NE North Dakota and NW Minnesota.
In 2010, John produced an Infrastructure 100 report with KPMG to showcase and celebrate one hundred examples of great infrastructure projects around the world.
KPMG’s Global Infrastructure practitioners are on site in 146 countries, advising governments, developers and investors across the lifecycle of infrastructure projects – from strategy and financing to delivery and hand-back. By combining valuable global insight with hands-on local experience, KPMG’s Infrastructure professionals work to consistently provide integrated advice and effective results to help clients succeed. For more information, visit www.kpmg.com/infrastructure
Infrastructure Journal is a leading online news, data and insight subscription service that supports industry professionals in the development and financing of global infrastructure. IJ ensures subscribers stay in tune with industry developments and potential new sources of work, while its bespoke reports offer in-depth analysis of key areas of interest for clients. It provides lead generation for infrastructure targeted at investors and suppliers seeking investment, an area with great potential and a key part of the future of infrastructure funding. In 2012 IJ worked with the IFC, a member of the World Bank, to identify the best Private Public Partnership (PPP) projects around the world. IJ is owned by Top Right Group. www.IJonline.com
Top Right Group:
Top Right Group is a business to business multiplatform media group. It owns a portfolio of businesses which provide their customers with critical analysis, opportunities and fresh idea that allow them to improve their business performance. Portfolio companies include: i2i Events Group, Lions Festivals, WGSN Group, 4C Group and EMAP. Top Right Group delivered revenues of £251.7m in 2012, with organic constant currency revenue growth of 7.4%. www.topright-group.com
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