Katayoun Sadeghi joins HNTB as national practice consultant
NEW YORK – Katayoun Sadeghi joined HNTB Corporation as national practice consultant and vice president. She serves as commercial lead on major infrastructure projects and is an accomplished professional in innovative project delivery. She is based in HNTB’s New York City office in the Empire State Building.
Sadeghi is an expert in structuring complex infrastructure transactions, having delivered multiple landmark public-private partnership projects. Her experience includes working as a developer and equity investor, and as an attorney on large-scale infrastructure projects, including highway, rail, aviation, social infrastructure, resiliency and broadband.
“Kat brings an important transactional skillset to our clients during an increasingly challenging time for delivering major infrastructure projects,” said Jim Ray, HNTB corporate president. “She helps develop creative funding, financing and contractual strategies that allow owners to do more with less when it comes to exploring and implementing delivery options.”
Before joining HNTB, Sadeghi was investment director for a prominent infrastructure investor. In that role, she was focused on developing and structuring equity investments in multibillion-dollar public-private partnership infrastructure projects in North America.
Sadeghi earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law, a master’s degree in Near Eastern studies from New York University, and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey, researching political economy and natural resource management.
Sadeghi is co-president and co-founder of Young Professionals in Infrastructure (YPI), a non-profit that strives to transform the future of U.S. infrastructure by inspiring, bringing together and supporting the next generation. She also is a frequent speaker on infrastructure and alternative delivery, having guest lectured at Columbia University and American University, and having spoken at the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, The Public-Private Partnership Conference and Expo, The P3 Government Conference and The P3 Federal Conference.
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