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Ian Schapiro

Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Power Opportunities and Infrastructure Investing Strategies at Oaktree Capital Management


Mr. Schapiro is a managing director and the portfolio manager for Oaktree’s GFI Energy Group, which executes the Power Opportunities investment strategy. Additionally, he leads and is a co-portfolio manager of the firm’s Infrastructure Investing strategy following Oaktree’s acquisition of the Highstar Capital team. Mr. Schapiro co-founded GFI Energy Ventures, the predecessor to the GFI Energy Group, which became part of Oaktree in 2009. Mr. Schapiro has served on the boards of directors of Cherokee International Corporation; Elgar Holdings, Inc.; InfraSource Inc.; Xantrex Technology Inc.; Trace Technology; UtiliQuest, LLC; LPPI Holdings LLC; Smart Systems International, Inc.; Trans-Elect, Inc.; NORESCO; Elgin National Industries, Inc.; Integrated Pipeline Services and Osmose Holdings, Inc.; and is presently a director of Solomon Holdings Corp.; Recon Holdings LLC; and Infrastructure & Energy Alternatives LLC. Prior to founding GFI Energy Ventures in 1995, Mr. Schapiro was a Partner of utility consulting firm Venture Associates and of Arthur Anderson & Co. following that firm’s acquisition of Venture Associates. Previously, Mr. Schapiro was the Chief Financial Officer of a technology company and a commercial banker focused on the energy sector. Mr. Schapiro received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.

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