Saavan Gatfield is Senior Director in Fitch Ratings’ Global Infrastructure and Project Finance Group. His primary focus is on U.S. transport infrastructure and, in particular, on the toll roads sector, of which he is team head.� Prior to joining the U.S. transport team, Saavan worked for three years within EMEA transport and social infrastructure, covering a wide range of airport, port, toll road and rail transit credits as well as having responsibility for Fitch’s EMEA social infrastructure ratings portfolio.Saavan has worked at Fitch Ratings since January 2005. Before joining the infrastructure team, he was a member of Fitch’s structured finance group, working extensively on European commercial mortgage backed securities. Before Fitch, Saavan spent several years working in various business and operational positions in retail sales, distribution and logistics as well as education in both the UK and Japan.He has a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Economics from the University of Birmingham, UK. In addition, Saavan is a member of the Municipal Analysts Group of New York.
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