Matt Harris is a Founding Partner at GIP, having joined at its inception in 2006. Mr. Harris’ responsibilities include strategic relationships and transactions for GIP as well as global energy industry investment activities including crude oil and refined product, natural gas, electricity including renewables, LNG, petrochemicals and metals and mining. He is based in New York.
Prior to the formation of GIP in 2006, Mr. Harris was Co-Head of the Global Energy Group at Credit Suisse where he succeeded Adebayo Ogunlesi and served as Head of the EMEA Emerging Markets Group. Previously, he was a senior member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group and served as Co-Head of Americas Mergers and Acquisitions at the firm. Before joining Credit Suisse, he was a senior member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Kidder Peabody & Co. Inc.
Mr. Harris holds a B.A. in Political Science (cum laude) from the University of California at Los Angeles. He serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Columbia University Center for Global Energy Policy, is a member 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.