Bharat is the CEO and Founder of Bravia Capital. He serves on the Investment Committee and has leadership responsibility for Bravia’s investment and portfolio management strategies. He is an experienced global investor in transportation and logistics, having built the world’s 3rd largest aircraft leasing business and the world’s 2nd largest container leasing business.
Prior to Bravia, Bharat served as the lead in a number of aviation companies advising on aircraft financing and freighter conversions. As President of C-S Aviation Services (“CS”), a Quantum fund investee company, he built the world’s first system integration business and developed Aviation Investments Group for Soros-Chatterjee companies. In 1995, Bharat led CS’s investment into Hainan Airlines. After leaving CS in 2000, Bharat continued to work with numerous airlines and OEMs to grow their fleets/routes and product lines. From 2008 onwards, Bharat through Bravia has led an outbound investments program focused on transportation finance and logistics.
For the entire period of Bharat’s career in transportation and logistics the primary focus has been in cargo aircraft, containers, inland freight and carriers, etc. Bharat holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors), from Delhi University, India, an M.B.A. in Corporate Finance from Adelphi University, New York and an Advanced Professional Certificate in International Finance from New York University.