Shishir Bhargava
Senior Director

Shishir Bhargava is a Senior Director at Ankura based in Washington, DC. He advises clients on transactions and governance-related matters across multiple industries with a focus on the oil and gas and chemicals sectors. His transaction experience includes supporting companies develop their deal strategy, screen investments, structure and restructure joint ventures, build transaction capabilities, and negotiate better outcomes.

  • Experience

    Prior to Ankura, Shishir worked with Hero MotoCorp of India, the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer, which was established as a joint venture with Honda Motorcycles of Japan.
    Shishir holds an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, where he graduated in the top 5% of this class, cleared the CFA level 1, and received the academic excellence award for his outstanding academic performance. He also holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Bhopal, India.

    Transaction and Restructuring Experience:

    • Advised Indian client to structure, develop, and build a 50-50 chemical JV which included a multi-feed cracker, associated chemical derivatives facilities, and product marketing
    • Advised on litigation and restructuring of a 50-50 owned chemical production facility
    • Supported three of the largest plastic manufactures to structure and negotiate a joint development agreement aimed at proving out and scaling a new recycling technology
    • Supported almost $60 billion seven-partner Asian energy company on restructuring overall service model; developed term-sheet and facilitated multi-party negotiations

    Portfolio Management and Governance Experience:

    • Supported global chemical company translate its strategy into actionable KPIs for its largest JV which accounted for almost 50% of company revenue
    • Advised integrated oil and gas company with almost 80 JVs develop strategy, governance, and transaction capabilities including
    • Restructured overall governance and oversight model of Middle Eastern national oil company with more than 20 JVs, including almost three chemical JVs, and more than $2billionincome from JV portfolio
    • Conducted governance review of one of the largest global LNG JVs; 2 out of 3 recommendations adopted by JV board

    Developed board director training and briefing materials for four Aerospace and Defense JVs Shishir has authored more than 10 articles and whitepapers related to joint ventures and partnerships published in magazines and journals such as the Harvard Business Review, Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Journal, Harvard Law School Forum For Corporate Governance, Journal of World Energy Law, and the Corporate Board Magazine.

  • Insights & innovation