Christopher H. Lee
Founder and managing partner, Highstar Capital
Christopher H. Lee is the founder and managing partner of Highstar Capital (Highstar), an independent infrastructure fund manager with more than $4 billion of assets under management.
Highstar seeks to make value-added, operationally focused, private equity investments in energy, transportation, environmental services, and other infrastructure businesses, principally in North America and Europe.
Current Highstar investments include: Ports America, the largest independent port operating company in the U.S.; Kinder Morgan, the general partner of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, one of America’s largest energy infrastructure businesses; Utilities Inc., a water and waste water business with operations in 14 states; Advanced Disposal Systems, a waste management company; Star West, a power generation business; and London City Airport.
Lee is a leader in infrastructure investments, with particular expertise in public private partnerships (PPPs). He has co-authored an op ed column for Politico with Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley on Ports America’s recent 50-year PPP in the Port of Baltimore and has appeared on CNBC’s Street Signs. Lee is a member of the board of trustees of Johns Hopkins University, where he graduated in 1974 with a BA in history.