Bharat has almost two decades of experience in private equity, management consulting and in corporate development roles. Prior to Gateway, Bharat was a Director at EQT Partners, responsible for building the franchise across Southeast Asia, leading investments and managing portfolio companies. Earlier he was a Senior Investment Director at Navis Capital, a leading Asian private equity fund, where he led multiple investments and exits in Southeast Asia and India and served on the boards of several companies. Bharat had prior senior leadership roles in management consulting at Bain and Booz Allen Hamilton; and at GE Capital. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.