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Christopher H. Lee

Founder and managing partner, Highstar Capital

Christopher H. Lee

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.