Duncan Allison

Managing Director, Head of Power & Infrastructure

Duncan Allison


Duncan Allison, Head of Power and Infrastructure - SMBC Dubai

Duncan Allison has been a project financier for over thirty years and based in the Middle East from 2004. Over this time he has led procurement advisory teams that have procured and financed over USD 20bn of projects and has acted as a procurement advisor for the Governments of Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia . He was financial advisor to Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority on nine successive major procurements between 2004 and 2015. He led the advisory team that structured the original regulatory and structural regimes that forms the basis of limited recourse financing in Dubai. He led the Ministry of Finance Bahrain, advisory team for the Muharaaq wastewater project and is working on a number of initiatives in the waste to energy sector.

In addition to government procurement , Duncan has led bid advisory assignments for clients such as Marubeni, Kepco, Sojitz, Mubadala, Masdar, Harbin Electric, Sepco III, EDF , Sembcorp and Petronas.

SMBC has financed over 200 projects in the MENA region of which over 30 are IPP or IWPs.

Duncan Allison recently joined SMBC as Head of Power and Infrastructure in an exciting new initiative to create a market leading advisory team in Dubai. The team is formed by combining critical new hires with transferring very senior existing resource from London and builds on the existing strong teams in London and Asia

Speaker at these events:

Project, ECA & Structured Finance MENA 2020 - Virtual Conference

Project, ECA & Structured Finance Middle East & Africa 2019