Usha Rao-Monari is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Global Water Development Partners, the water investment platform of the Blackstone Group.
Prior to this position, Ms. Rao-Monari was the Director of the Sustainable Business Advisory Department in the International Finance Corporation where she worked for 23 years. Ms. Rao-Monari has substantial experience in the Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Petrochemicals sectors, with a focus on the Water, Waste and Gas sectors. Ms. Rao-Monari was the Global Head responsible for IFC’s investment operations in the Utilities sectors, with a particular focus on water, waste and natural gas. In that role, she was instrumental in the formation of the Water Resources Group, a public-private platform housed in IFC which works with governments in transforming the water sectors in their countries.
Prior to joining IFC, Ms. Rao-Monari worked in the Investment Banking and Mergers and Acquisitions areas at Prudential-Bache Capital Funding, both in New York and London.
Day 1: Monday 24th April 2017
09:30 – 10:30 – Opening Plenary – Intelligent Synergies