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Zaheer Minhas



Zaheer is a partner with over twenty years’ experience working in different phases of infrastructure projects in Europe and Asia. He has worked on engagements both pre- and post-financial close, from business case developments and procurement advisory through to construction and infrastructure asset operations across sectors such as leisure (Stadia), transport, healthcare, power (combined heat and power) and utilities (wastewater treatment). He has worked for both government and private sector clients.


  • BEng (Hons) Electronic & Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK
  • MBA University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, USA
  • CEng Chartered Engineer from the Engineering Council UK
  • Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology

In-depth expertise

Infrastructure advisory – Procurement advisory

Zaheer has been appointed as an advisor by government sector clients needing advice on their procurement strategy, including PPP vs traditional procurement, market sounding, requests for proposal preparations and evaluations. With private sector clients, Zaheer has been appointed as an advisor to corporates to assist them in the preparation of their bids for submission.

Project reviews

Zaheer has been appointed by both government and private sector clients as an advisor to assist them in understanding why projects were delayed and over budget.

Example of engagements

Infrastructure advisory – Procurement advisory

  • Bid advisory – Assisting a large UK rail and bus operator for the Singapore Bus Package tender
  • Procurement advisory – Assisting an airport authority on the design, building, finance, operation and maintenance (DBFOM) of an aviation fuel farm
  • Procurement advisory – Assisting the utilities authority in the preparation of the RfP for a wastewater treatment plant. Work also involved the evaluation of the bids
  • Many other similar projects


Project reviews

  • Project review of a large number of infrastructure projects in the transport and real estate sectors among others
  • Operationalising the payment mechanism of a number of PPP operational assets (designed based on SOPC 4/ PF2). This involved the management of complicated computations in relation to availability and performance deductions on a monthly basis