Jitesh Gadhia

Jitesh Gadhia

Member of the House of Lords

Jitesh Gadhia has over 25 years' investment banking experience, having held senior positions at Blackstone, Barclays Capital, ABN AMRO and Baring Brothers. He has advised on a wide range of high profile M&A and capital raising transactions across developed and emerging markets.

Jitesh is a board member of UK Financial Investments and UK Government Investments, which oversee the ownership and management of state owned assets. He is also a board member of BGL Holdings , which owns comparethemarket.com, the UK's largest digital comparison website for financial and household services.

Jitesh graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in economics and attended the London Business School as a Sloan Fellow. He has served as a Trustee of Guy's and St Thomas' Charity and of Nesta. Jitesh has been a member of House of Lords since September 2016.

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