Mr. Vipul Bhagat, Global Client Leader - Corporate Coverage, is responsible for working with IFC’s strategic clients. He is an experienced practitioner of Public-Private Partnerships in infrastructure (based in Washington, DC) and is developing IFC’s approach to working with Cities. He has relocated after living in Asia for 11 years, most recently as Regional Head for PPP Advisory Services in South Asia, (based in India) where he successfully launched and grew significantly the business advising Governments in the region on PPPs in infrastructure and social sectors and facilitating investment flows for projects.
Mr. Bhagat has been engaged in extensive operational work in infrastructure portfolio, advisory activities, financial sector investments, private sector investment banking, consulting and finance operations. Previously, he was also Country Manager for the Philippines (based in Manila) and Thailand. Mr. Bhagat has worked in Asia (where he also lived in Hong Kong), Middle East and North Africa regions investing primarily in financial institutions.
He holds a masters degree in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree from the American University, Washington, D.C. He is a designated Chartered Financial Analyst, and a Certified Public Accountant.