Gautam BhandariManaging Partner at I Squared Capital
Gautam Bhandari is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of I Squared Capital, an independent multi-billion-dollar global infrastructure investment company with over 150 professionals based in Miami, Hong Kong, New Delhi, New York and Singapore. The company specializes in infrastructure investments with over $20 billion of assets under management in the energy, utilities, transport, digital infra and social infra sectors in North America, Europe and select high-growth economies including China, India and Latin America.
In 2012 Sadek Wahba, Adil Rahmathulla and Gautam set up I Squared Capital as a global private equity manager specializing in infrastructure. Since inception, Gautam has been a member of the Investment Committee and Management Committee of I Squared Capital. In his role as an active investor and asset manager, he also chairs the boards of several portfolio companies globally.
Prior to I Squared Capital, Gautam spent 11 years at Morgan Stanley in New York and Asia, where he was Managing Director and Head of Asia for Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, a $4 billion global infrastructure fund. He was also a voting member of the global Investment Committee and served on several of the fund's global Review Committees.
He started his career in finance in New York where he worked on debt restructurings, debt and equity financings as well as M&A for some of the firms larger and more complex clients such as General Motors, Tyco, Accenture, and other multinational clients. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Gautam worked at Advanced Technology Materials Inc., a semiconductor chip technology company.
Gautam holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University where he was an Amerada Hess Merit Scholar, a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Delaware, where he was the University Merit Fellow and recipient of the Joel L. Silver Award for the best doctoral dissertation work and a B.Sc. (Honors) from St. Stephens College, Delhi University. Gautam also holds 20 patents in the semiconductor industry and is the author of several published academic papers.