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Karan Bhatia

Karan Bhatia

Vice President, Government Affairs & Policy
Washington, DC, USA

Karan Bhatia serves as GE’s Vice President for Government Affairs & Policy, and is a corporate officer.  In this role, he directs the company’s government relations and public policy engagement in the United States and around the world.

Working closely with GE’s senior business leaders and overseeing a team of more than 100 government affairs professionals in 35 countries, Karan has sought to position GE as a trusted partner to governments in addressing their energy, transportation, healthcare and other infrastructure needs.  Under his tenure, GE has significantly expanded its business, thought leadership activities, and partnerships with governments.

Before joining GE in 2007, Karan served in senior positions in the US Departments of Commerce and Transportation.  His last role was as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, overseeing U.S. international trade policy with respect to Asia and Africa.  Prior to Karan’s government service, he was a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, where he was a member of the firm’s international and corporate groups.

Bhatia has written and spoken widely on international economic policy, taught at Georgetown University Law Center, and testified on many occasions before Congress.  He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on International Trade & Investment, and sits on the boards of a number of nonprofit and trade associations focused on international economic policy.

Bhatia holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, a master’s from the London School of Economics, and a law degree from Columbia University.  He is married to Sara Levine Bhatia and has two children.

Karan Bhatia is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters “Why We Should Take A Super-Critical Look At Coal Financing”, GE Reports (July 26, 2017), http://www.ge.com/reports/taking-super-critical-look-coal-financing/ - Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2017, Monday, November 20, 2017
“Let’s Upgrade NAFTA To Compete With The World”, GE Reports (June 26, 2017), http://www.ge.com/reports/lets-upgrade-nafta-compete-world/ - Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2017, Monday, November 20, 2017

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