Chief of Staff / Developer
Shilesh is a Developer at Black Rhino. His focus is on the political, commercial, financing and contractual aspects of operationalizing large infrastructure projects, as well as identifying and evaluating new investment opportunities.
Prior to joining Black Rhino, he spent five years as Senior Transaction Advisor at the Rwanda Development Board, where he was a lead investment advisor for the Government of Rwanda.
He closed over 15 transactions with an investment value of more than $725 million in various sectors including energy, ICT, water and transportation infrastructure, while simultaneously establishing the Strategic Investments Unit — a team of 12 international and Rwandan financial and legal experts that lead the government in negotiating complex foreign investment transactions. Prior to working in Rwanda, Shilesh practiced in the corporate practice of Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston, USA, focusing on private equity, M&A, capital markets, and venture capital financings.
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