Jitesh Gadhia is an investment banker and businessman and Member of the House of Lords since September 2016. Jitesh was previously Senior Managing Director at Blackstone based in London and has over 25 years' investment banking experience, having also held senior positions at Barclays Capital, ABN AMRO and Baring Brothers. He has advised on a wide range of high-profile M&A transactions across developed and emerging markets.
Jitesh is currently a Board Member of UK Government Investments, the centre of excellence for corporate finance and corporate governance for the UK Government, managing major assets including the Royal Bank of Scotland. He also serves on the Boards of BGL Holdings (owner of comparethemarket.com , the UK’s leading digital price comparison website for financial products and household services) and Accord Healthcare (a leading global supplier of generic pharmaceuticals).
Jitesh graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge and attended the London Business School, where he was a Sloan Fellow. He has served as a Trustee of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and of Nesta. He was selected as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.