Matt Harris is a founding partner of Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and is based in New York. Matt’s 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 a member of the Executive Committee of GIP and of its Investment and Portfolio Valuation Committees. Matt has been intimately involved in GIP’s investment, management and strategic activities since its formation in 2006. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Freeport LNG, LLC and Hess Midstream Partners, LLC.
GIP is an independent infrastructure fund manager that combines deep industry expertise and relationships with industrial best practice operational management. GIP was founded in 2006 to invest in high quality infrastructure assets and businesses in the energy, transportation, water and waste and digital sectors, each an area in which GIP has a depth of experience and longstanding relationships. GIP manages approximately $79.0 billion for its investors. Additionally, the companies in GIP’s investment portfolio have combined annual revenues greater than $34.0 billion and employ approximately 58,000 people.
Prior to the formation of GIP in 2006, Matt 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.
As a leader in infrastructure investment, Matt has worked on over 150 transactions during his career, aggregating investments in excess of $250 billion in the United States, Canada and Mexico, Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Australasia.
Matt 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.