Bharat Bhise
Bharat Bhise
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Meet Bharat Bhise, Founder of Bravia Capital

Bharat Bhise founded Bravia Capital, initially focusing on aviation investment and later shifting to ESG initiatives and philanthropy post-pandemic. Bharat and his wife, Swati Bhise, actively support women in politics and business, emphasizing gender equity.

Bharat Bhise founded Bravia Capital, an aviation investment business that has invested in various leasing, transportation, and logistics companies.

Since the pandemic began, Bravia Capital has shifted its focus to businesses emphasizing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) mandates, philanthropy, and public service initiatives.

Bharat Bhise and his wife, Swati Bhise, have spent decades advocating for and promoting gender equity and parity.

They actively support women running for political office and financially support women-owned businesses. Bharat and Swati serve on the Leadership Councils of RFK Human Rights and The Asia Foundation.

Bharat Bhisé earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Delhi University and an MBA in International Business and Corporate Finance from The Willumstad School at Adelphi University.

Additionally, he completed an Advanced Professional Certificate in International Finance from The Stern School at New York University.

Bravia Capital’s success is attributed to the alignment of key stakeholders in its business, including owners/shareholders, management, customers, and vendors.

Bharat Bhise believes a strong business model is created when at least three of these groups have aligned interests.

How did you get started?  

After finishing university in India, I worked for 3 years promoting earthmoving devices. I didn’t do much beyond going to various authorities’ workplaces and discovering their plans to buy a device, after which I might write a file. I then came to America to obtain my MBA.

I funded my lessons and expenses as a graduate assistant at Adelphi University and a part-time pizza maker at the college’s student middle. I also drove a cab at night time.

After my MBA, I worked with a United States company associated with Matsushita of Japan.

The person who ran their European workplace died suddenly, and I was asked to manage the European office and their international business.

After that, I worked as the U.S. General Manager for an Indian conglomerate constructing their beverage enterprise.

Following this, I started a business enterprise that traded distressed debt in El Salvador and Costa Rica.

El Salvador had no foreign credit score, so I could secure two positions out of Eastern Airlines’ financial ruin when it was possible to lease them a few aircraft.

This turned into my first plane deal, which morphed into two jobs—for an aircraft buying and selling company and a hedge fund that invested in aviation.

I had no equity in each instance, so I left to begin my agency, Bravia Capital. My first customers have been Boeing and Israel Aircraft.

What do you suspect about Boeing’s selection to transport H.Q. from Chicago to Arlington, VA?

I think the question must be why they did it. American aircraft manufacturers such as Lockheed, McDonnell, Fairchild, Douglas, and Boeing were once the technological leaders in the aviation OEM world, with nearly 100% marketplace shares.

Today, we have the handiest Boeing left, which has lost 8 out of 10 campaigns to Airbus, Embraer, and Bombardier in the remaining 10 or 15 years.

Their shipping on the Dreamliner was abysmal, and their reaction to the two crashes on the Max turned into, in all likelihood, the worst disaster control application I have seen in recent times.

They may have given up worldwide management on the economic aspect and targeted mostly the navy zone. For that, you need to spend time in D.C., a tragedy for America.

How do you make money? 

I seek to align the key stakeholders in any commercial enterprise. These include proprietors/shareholders, management, companies, and clients.

If at least three of these four have aligned hobbies, then you definitely have an excellent business model. In any new transaction, I try to see if a price can be created by aligning the hobbies of all stakeholders.

When you were beginning, did you ever doubt it might work? If so, how did you handle that? 


Who is the only entrepreneur to be your most excellent example and thought? Why?

Fred Smith, the founding father of FedEx, invented the overnight package enterprise. In 1981, no one had any idea that anyone might pay $12 for a package deal to be added the following day, while you may do it for 7 cents 3 or 4 days later.

But Fred turned prescient and noticed the huge boom of postal traffic in a system (USPS) ready to handle the exponential growth of scale we saw within the Seventies. The Post Office is constitutionally mandated to deliver mail at subsidized rates to the population.

However, elevating costs (the stamp fee) became politically touchy, so they couldn’t compete until ten years later when the consolidators had taken the market.

What has been your most gratifying moment in the enterprise?  

It became my first huge M&A deal. This concerned the acquisition of the Australian aircraft leasing agency Allco Aviation.

We later rebranded it as Hong Kong Aviation Capital. It became the first deal I had finished of this value and remains a first-rate memory. 

What impact do you think the warfare in Ukraine may have on China, particularly concerning their attention to Taiwan?

Before the Ukraine War, this topic bothered me substantially. However, I am now more optimistic that China will tread extra carefully, given the certainty of sanctions that might be imposed after a Taiwan invasion similar to the ones on Russia.

Sanctions for China may be a long way more devastating than for Russia. Russia’s exports are commodities like oil, iron/metal, treasured metals, etc., which, despite sanctions, may be traded albeit with discounts.

On the other hand, China is client and enterprise-associated, and sanctions may have an overwhelmingly bad effect on employment. Which, in turn, can be an existential threat to their authorities, so I assume the independence of Ukraine is essential.

Can China assist Russia in averting sanctions? If so, how will they possibly do so? 

They absolutely can, and they are. Russia’s maximum fungible commodities, like oil and gasoline, may be sanctioned with the aid of the U.S. And E.U., but China will find a way to buy.

How do you notice the future of far-flung operating and remote getting-to-know affecting your business? 

Remote work is a contemporary model of the hard work union movement where employees demand certain rights that they didn’t have before.

This is not one of a kind from other negotiations, but reimbursement must be connected to productiveness. If you work from home for your pajamas as efficiently as within the office, prove it. 

I agree that enterprise is executed through human beings interacting, now not two-time period sheets speaking to each other in cyberspace.

We aren’t in a zero-sum game here where the enterprise profits/loses what the employee loses/gains. Outcomes will be predetermined if people do not meet a man or woman. And that isn’t very pleasant for productiveness. 

What does the future hold for your commercial enterprise?  

I am seeking to leave most of my groups, and the following section of my life will most often involve philanthropy and public service.

What’s one trend that excites you? 

Moving closer to non-fossil fuel energy will do wonders for saving the planet. Perversely, the Ukraine disaster may additionally become a catalyst and blessing for a faster flow toward renewable energy.

What human beings have influenced your questioning and might be of hobby to others? 

The first is Sir Garfield Sobers, my childhood cricket hero, who taught me the importance of willpower, teamwork, common sense, and humility.

I’m also quite inspired by tech marketers who have unconventional concepts, including Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg.


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