Usha oversaw the initial organization and management of the financial review of WFX’s investment opportunities. She also led the Rural Community Pre-Development Fund Review and Investment Committees.
Ms. Rao-Monari is a seasoned investment professional with almost 30 years of investment experience, particularly in the infrastructure area. She is currently a Senior Advisor to Blackstone’s Infrastructure Group. She is also on the boards of UPL Limited, Water Unite and Wine to Water.
Prior to that, she served as Chief Executive Officer of Global Water Development Partners, a Blackstone portfolio company. Prior to Blackstone, she held several senior positions at the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group.
Her last position there was Director of the Sustainable Business Advisory Group. Other positions included Global Head of the Water and Environmental Group, Head of Utilities and Public Partnerships, and experience in the petrochemicals and manufacturing business areas.