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Partner at GIP
Raj Rao joined GIP as a Principal at its inception in 2006 and was elected a Partner in 2010. He is a member of the Investment and Operating Committees. He leads GIP’s energy, power, water and waste related efforts in Europe, developing GIP’s strategy in those sectors for GIP, working closely with the Investment Committee. Prior to joining GIP in 2006, Mr. Rao was a Director with Credit Suisse, most recently in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group specialising in energy and utilities transactions. Before joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Rao was a member of the project finance team within Barclays Capital in London, where he worked on several project and acquisition financing transactions in Europe. Previously, Mr. Rao worked within the Asian equity sales team of Kotak Securities (then an affiliate of Goldman Sachs) in Mumbai, India.In his 23-year career, he has completed multiple transactions, including a number of complex mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, and financing transactions across the energy, waste and transport spectrum, in both OECD and emerging market countries.