Usha Rao-Monari

Undersecretary-General and Associate Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Master's in International Affairs and MBA, Columbia University. Senior Advisor to Blackstone Infrastructure Fund, prior to that, CEO, Global Water Development Partners, a Blackstone portfolio company. With the International Finance Corporation: former experience includes leading the utilities business, petrochemicals and manufacturing and services; Global Head, water and waste business; Co-Business Line Leader, PPP Advisory Practice; Director, Sustainable Business Advisory. Corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions experience at Prudential Bache, New York and London. Executive Board Member, Global Water Development Partners; Board Member on multiple IFC investee companies including Manila Water, WaterHealth International Limited, Distrigaz Sud, others; Member, Veolia Board Committee on Sustainable Development; Chair, World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Water; Chair, World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Natural Capital; Chair, World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Environmental and Natural Resource Security. Expertise: equity, project finance, corporate finance, infrastructure finance, mergers and acquisitions.

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