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Bharat Bhise

Chief Executive Officer
Bravia Capital Partners, Inc.

Bharat Bhisé is an investor and portfolio manager in global transportation and logistics industries with significant experience in Private Equity, Leasing, Structured Finance and M&A.  He has spent over 30 years involved in asset financing transaction, the last 20 of which have also included numerous Private Equity transactions. He has deep knowledge of Asian logistics supply chains and both regional and national transportation and logistics markets complemented with aviation and marine financing techniques with related Board experience for numerous years.
Mr Bhisé directly manages for HNA Group of China an US$ 11 billion portfolio (in which it is co-invested) of various transportation finance businesses including aircraft leasing, ship leasing, container leasing, trailer leasing and various other related assets. This is done through Bravia Capital a Hong Kong based firm which also makes investments on its own account.
Bravia Capital was founded by Bharat in 2001 initially as an advisory firm to Boeing Capital and Israel Aircraft Industries. It then rapidly became a provider or capital into China from 2001-2008 primarily for aircraft finance deals. Since 2008, Bravia has acted as an originator, structuring agent and financier for numerous transactions including a purchase of assets and cash flows out of bankruptcy, two de-listings of NYSE companies, and purchases of companies and management from blue chip counterparties including GE. Mr. Bhise sits on 6 Boards as the primary non-management  Director with executive authority.
 Preceding the founding of Bravia, Mr Bhisé worked as the COO of HeavyLift Cargo Airlines (2000/2001).
Prior to this, he was the President and CEO of  C-S Aviation from 1993-2000 running a $ 900 million portfolio of aviation assets. This was the world’s first systems integration business in the conversion of mid-life commercial aircraft into cargo airplanes. From 1989 to 1993, Mr Bhise was the Managing Director of Smith Wilson Aviation Services which acted as an arranger of aircraft leases.  In the preceding 15 years from 1973 to 1988 held various middle and junior management positions in finance, accounting, and general management including 5 years with a U.S. affiliate of Matsushita of Japan involved in leasing of office equitment.
Mr Bhisé lives between New York City, Hong Kong and Goa in India. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree (1972) from Delhi University, an MBA in Corporate Finance from Adelphi University (1977) and an Advanced Professional Certificate (PhD. without dissertation) from New York University (1980) in Corporate Finance.

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