Head of Infrastructure Investments, ARA Infrastructure
Mr Kanishk Bhatia is Head of Infrastructure at ARA. He is responsible for origination, execution and management of infrastructure investments. Mr Bhatia also serves on its investment committee.
Mr Bhatia has 18 years of global infrastructure funds and private equity experience. He has led or co-led infrastructure transactions valued over USD 5 bn across energy (conventional & renewables), utilities and transport sectors globally. Prior to joining ARA in 2018, Mr Bhatia was with Hastings Funds Management, a leading infrastructure investment manager, for over 11 years. At Hastings, Mr Bhatia held various senior roles including Investment Director, Head of Asia Investments and Head of India and worked in London, Mumbai, Singapore and Sydney. In these roles, he developed extensive infrastructure investment and asset management experience across different markets and sub-sectors. Mr Bhatia also actively managed Hastings’ portfolio companies by serving as a Board Director and implementing various expansion initiatives, cost-cutting plans and debt refinancings.
Mr Bhatia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Grinnell College, USA. He also completed the Investment Management Program at London Business School.