Jitesh Gadhia is a Senior Managing Director at The Blackstone Group, based in London. Gadhia has over 20 years' investment banking experience, having held senior positions at Barclays Capital, ABN AMRO and Baring Brothers. He was most recently Managing Director and Head of Advisory at Barclays Capital, prior to joining Blackstone in September 2010. During his investment banking career, Gadhia has advised on a wide range of high profile M&A transactions across developed and emerging markets. Gadhia graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Economics and attended the London Business School as a Sloan Fellow. He also serves as a Trustee of the UK's National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts.