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Usha Rao-Monari

Senior Adviser, Blackstone Group

Master's in International Affairs and MBA, Columbia University. Senior Advisor to Blackstone Infrastructure Fund, prior to that, CEO, Global Water Development Partners, a Blackstone portfolio company. With the International Finance Corporation: former experience includes leading the utilities business, petrochemicals and manufacturing and services; Global Head, water and waste business; Co-Business Line Leader, PPP Advisory Practice; Director, Sustainable Business Advisory. Corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions experience at Prudential Bache, New York and London. Executive Board Member, Global Water Development Partners; Board Member on multiple IFC investee companies including Manila Water, WaterHealth International Limited, Distrigaz Sud, others; Member, Veolia Board Committee on Sustainable Development; Chair, World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Water; Chair, World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Natural Capital; Chair, World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Environmental and Natural Resource Security. Expertise: equity, project finance, corporate finance, infrastructure finance, mergers and acquisitions.