Ash UpadhyayaFounder & Managing Partner at Cleanhill Partners
Ash Upadhyaya is a founder and Managing Partner at Cleanhill Partners. Ash has over twenty years of experience in private equity and engineering, focusing on the energy value chain. Previously, Ash was a Managing Director at Centerbridge Partners, a leading alternative asset manager. At Centerbridge, Ash invested across the energy sector. Prior to Centerbridge, Ash was a Director at KKR from 2011 to 2017. While at KKR, Ash led and co-led investments in the energy private equity sector and worked in New York and Asia.
Prior to KKR, Ash was an investment professional at Natural Gas Partners. Ash began his career as an engineer at Royal Dutch Shell working across the globe. During his career, Ash has invested across the energy value chain and led operational and financial turnaround of businesses.
Ash has served on several company boards. Ash brings a hands-on operational approach and insight into the diligence and execution of investments. Ash has engineering degrees from Stanford University and University of Mumbai and an MBA from Stanford University.