Rahul Bhasin is the Founder and Managing Partner of Baring India, and a Senior Partner and Global Board Member of Baring Private Equity Partners (BPEP) International. He is also a member of the Investment Committee of Baring Vostok Capital Partners, and has been an Advisory Board member of the ING Group in India. He has crafted the strategy and execution processes for the investments by the Predecessor Funds since his joining in 1997.
Mr. Bhasin served as the Chairman of Mphasis Limited (now a Hewlett-Packard subsidiary) and oversaw its transformation from a 120-man, US$ 6 million revenue, loss-making company into a 43,000 employee, US$ 1.2 billion revenue, US$ 200 million net profit-making enterprise. In addition, for most of the past two decades, he has served as Chairman or member of the boards of RMZ Corp, JRG Securities (now renamed as Inditrade Capital), Secova, PharmArc, and Auro Mira Energy, among many others. He has also served as the Chair of the Audit and Investment Committee of HOEC, one of the largest independent Oil & Gas players in India. As a senior member of the Baring India team, he has spoken at various conferences in India and overseas, and is a member of the ‘CEO Forum’ at The Economist corporate network, and a charter member of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs). His views are regularly sought by the media in India. He presently serves on the boards of Sphaera Pharma, Auro Mira Energy, and RMZ Corp.
Prior to Baring India, Mr. Bhasin joined Citibank in London as a member of the Global and Emerging Market Asset Allocation Committee of the Global Asset Management Group, where he was responsible for asset allocation on a sector and regional basis for all global portfolios. He has actively invested in and managed funds across various asset classes including derivatives in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, and India. He oversaw and drove business start-ups across multiple geographies in different asset management business. Prior to moving to London, He was the youngest Independent Treasurer to date at Citibank, managing the treasury for Northern India. He has been a public spokesperson on matters of economic policy and administrative efficiency and efficacy, and has given guest lectures at several educational institutions including Wharton, Harvard, and his own alma mater, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Mr. Bhasin has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, Asia’s premier business school.