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Matthew Harris

Founding Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners, Board Chair, CGEP Advisory Board


Matt Harris is a founding partner of Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), recognized as one of the world’s leading infrastructure investment firms, investing globally in the energy, transportation, water, and waste and digital infrastructure sectors and combining deep industry expertise and relationships with best practice operational management.

During his fifteen years as part of GIP’s leadership team, Mr. Harris has transformed the company into a market leader, managing more than $80 billion for its investors in high-quality infrastructure assets in OECD and select emerging market countries. GIP’s portfolio companies boast combined annual revenues of greater than $43 billion and employ 52,000 people worldwide. He has championed GIP’s forward-leaning approach to growth and innovation, and led the firm’s entry into new markets, including infrastructure in developing countries and renewable energy, as well as focus on the energy transition. Mr. Harris is a member of the executive committee of GIP as well as its Investment and Portfolio Valuation Committees.

He is the founder of Bedari, an impact company innovating at the intersection of investment, philanthropy, and sustainability. Bedari’s portfolio is comprised of operating companies, issue-focused investments, and philanthropic projects catalyzing change in consciousness and energy and the environment. Mr. Harris is also a partner in the Bridge Builders Collaborative, a venture capital fund that invests in start-up companies committed to mental, social, and spiritual well-being.

He serves as chairman of the advisory board of Columbia University’s Center for Global Energy Policy, is a member of Hess Midstream Partners, LLC and of the UCLA College of Social Sciences Dean’s advisory board, and is a member of the board of directors of the Whole Health Institute and the World Wildlife Fund.

He holds a BA in political science cum laude from UCLA.

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