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Vipul has an extensive professional background, starting with KPMG, Deutsche Bank, and Fannie Mae before joining IFC where he worked for almost 30 years. Throughout his career, he lived and worked in various countries, including Hong Kong, the Philippines, Thailand, and India. During his time at IFC, he was responsible for managing numerous infrastructure investments and establishing the South Asia PPP Advisory Service Line of Business. He also served as the deputy head of the Global PPP Business in Washington, D. .  USA. Vipul's last role at IFC was as a Global Senior Client Relationship Executive. In this position, he managed key relationships with global financial institutions and private equity groups to source, execute, and manage transactions for impact and bankability in emerging markets. 


Aside from his role as a Senior Advisor at Castalia, Vipul co-founded and leads an investment advisory firm that is involved in various advisory assignments related to impact and sustainability. Additionally, he serves as an independent board member at Banco de Oro (BDO) Unibank, the Philippines' largest financial services firm with an asset base of US$75 billion, a board member of BFSFCU, one of the largest US-based and regulated credit unions with over US$6 billion in total assets, and VisionSpring, a US-based social enterprise that provides eye care to poor and lower-income segments in developing countries, primarily in Asia and Africa. 


Throughout his career, Vipul has lived and worked in various regions, including Asia, the Middle East, North and sub-Saharan Africa, emerging Europe, and Latin America. His areas of focus include private equity, blended finance, private investment with an emphasis on emerging markets, and climate change and sustainability.

Ex Global Client Director,

Vipul Bhagat

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