Shravan Bhat was born in Bangalore, India, and has lived in India, Singapore, Hong Kong, the U.K., Germany and Israel. After graduating from Aston University in the United Kingdom with a BSc business and international relations (including an Erasmus exchange year at the European University Viadrina in Germany), he joined Forbes Magazine in Mumbai, India. As senior correspondent, Shravan focused on renewable energy, clean-tech start-ups, cross-border mergers & acquisitions, and European affairs. In 2015, he was selected as an India-Germany Media Ambassador by the Robert Bosch Foundation and completed a summer fellowship with Manager Magazin in Hamburg, Germany. At Jackson, he focused his MA studies on international renewable energy finance, focusing on emerging markets. Last summer, he interned with the solar energy developer Gigawatt Global in Jerusalem, Israel, where he raised equity for a 7.5 megawatt solar power plant in Burundi. Shravan continues to be a columnist for The Hindu, South India's largest English-language newspaper.