ISP: SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM
ISP: MIDDLE EAST
Regional Managing Director, Middle East
Bharat is the Regional Managing Director – Middle East, where he oversees the acquisition, build and operations of the International Schools Partnership (ISP) schools in the region.
Bharat is an experienced senior professional with over fifteen years of experience working in Private Equity, Investment Banking and Education Management. Prior to joining ISP in 2015, he was a Vice President at NBK Capital Partners, a Dubai based alternative investments firm in the MENA region. While at NBK Capital Partners, Bharat focused on growth equity and middle market investments and played an active role in managing portfolio companies in the education and consumer space. Within the education sector, Bharat was directly responsible for the fund’s investments in Newton Schools in Qatar and Heriot Watt University in the UAE. He was also instrumental in exiting several other portfolio companies through strategic and sponsor sales.
Previously, Bharat was an Investment Banking Analyst at Banc of America Securities in Chicago where he worked on large M&A transactions across a variety of sectors including food & beverage, consumer services and business services. Bharat received his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from The University of Michigan, USA in 2003.
Brought up in Dubai, Bharat spends part of his spare time playing football and cricket and is a life long fan of Manchester United. The rest of his time is spent with his wife and running after his two young boys.
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