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Ocean Exchange Board Member Team

Vikram Agrawal

Managing Director, Personal Family Office of Trammell S. Crow

Vikram Agrawal is a Managing Director in Trammell S. Crow’s personal family office, the CEO and Co-Founder of American Resilience Partners, and the Director of EarthxCapital.

Vikram Agrawal is a mission-driven, operationally-focused investment and management professional who believes that everyone deserves an opportunity to be successful, however they define success.

Vikram is currently collaborating with Texan businessman and environmentalist Trammell S. Crow with a dual mandate focused on leading investments and catalyzing impact in mission-critical infrastructure, environmental sustainability, and resilience. He is a Managing Director in Trammell S. Crow’s personal family office and is working with Mr. Crow on several initiatives. Vikram is the CEO and Co-Founder of American Resilience Partners (a Texas-based, entrepreneurial private investment firm). In addition, he separately helps support the international environmental non-profit EarthX as the Director of EarthxCapital (EarthX’s team that has a mission to help raise awareness, educate, convene, and catalyze impact related to sustainability investment and business innovation).

Vikram has more than 15 years of investment and management experience across several industry sectors in the United States and the emerging markets (Latin America & the Caribbean and Europe, Middle East, & Africa) through his prior roles with Citigroup (a global investment bank), International Finance Corporation (private sector arm of the World Bank Group focused on sustainable development), Patriarch Partners (a multi-billion dollar turnaround-focused private investment firm dedicated to saving American jobs by saving iconic American companies), and Prophet Equity (a middle-market private equity firm that makes control investments in strategically viable & underperforming companies).

Vikram has worked with businesses in various life cycles, including those in concept, start-ups, growing businesses, and businesses in need of a strategic or operational turnaround. He is focused on helping American companies develop a Strategic Value Proposition through strategic and operational initiatives. He has experience developing investment theses, sourcing and structuring equity and debt investments, conducting strategic and financial analyses, and partnering with senior company management to develop and implement strategic, operational, and other transformational initiatives that drive growth, improve overall profitability, and increase value for all stakeholders.

Vikram received his MBA from Yale School of Management, where he was a recipient of the Award for Excellence in Ethics and Leadership. He received his Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where he studied International Political Economy, and is currently a member of the Board of Governors for the Georgetown University Alumni Association. In his free time, Vikram likes to mentor students and young professionals, advise entrepreneurs and start-ups, travel, grill, and play & watch sports.

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