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Prakash Melwani

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Prakash Melwani

Director since January 2014


Mr. Melwani is a Blackstone director designee. Mr. Melwani is a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone Group, L.P. and is based in New York. He is the Chief Investment Officer of the Private Equity Group and chairs each of its Investment Committees. Since joining Blackstone in 2003, Mr. Melwani has led Blackstone’s investments in Crocs, Inc., Kosmos Energy, Foundation Coal, Texas Genco, Ariel Re, Pinnacle Foods, RGIS Inventory Specialists, Performance Food Group, and Ascend Learning. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Melwani was a founding partner of Vestar Capital Partners and served as its Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Melwani currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ascend Learning, RGIS Inventory Specialists, and Blackstone strategic partner, Patria. Mr. Melwani served on the Board of Directors of Pinnacle Foods, Inc. through December 2015, Kosmos Energy through May 2017 and Performance Food Group through June 2017.