Bhavna Vashisht Katkar

Chief Human Capital Officer & Head of Strategic Initiatives

Bhavna Katkar joined BC Partners in New York in 2019 with responsibilities spanning Human Capital and Strategic Initiatives, bringing twenty years of financial services experience and leadership to the firm. Previously, Bhavna was Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer of Navab Capital Partners. Prior to this, Bhavna was with KKR for nearly ten years where she led Private Markets Human Capital for the Americas partnering with Private Equity, Growth Equity, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Energy, and KKR Capstone. While at KKR, she also covered and helped build the Client & Partner Group, Capital Markets, Credit, Balance Sheet, Corporate Development, Macro and Asset Allocation, Investor Relations, Business Operations, Risk Strategies, and Innovation and Technology businesses. Before KKR, Bhavna served in several roles at Bear Stearns for six years, including Head of Human Capital for the Fixed Income Division. She was with Morgan Stanley for the two years prior where she began her career.


Bhavna holds a MS in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management from the London School of Economics and a BA from the University of Western Ontario.


  • Location: North America
  • Phone: +1 212-891-2880
  • Languages: English and Hindi
  • Joined: 2019