Bhavtik Vallabhjee

Head: Power& Renewables, Absa Bank

Experience and Education

Bhavtik C. Vallabhjee has over 25 years of Corporate & Investment Banking experience in South Africa, the Middle East and London. He has been engaged in structuring major project finance transactions in sectors such as power (incl. Renewable Energy), water, oil & gas, telecoms, transportation, healthcare & industrial projects. Bhavtik has worked on several deals in the Middle East and a number of African countries. He has been involved in executing transactions with an aggregate value in excess of US$25bn in his career. He spent 5 years in the Middle East at the height of its infrastructure spending boom where he was a Project Finance banker there. After returning to 2010, he had joined a leading Investment Banking franchise in Africa before joining Barclays which became Absa. He has focused on Renewable Energy since 2008 and has personally originated more than 30 projects which closed with total debt underwrites > ZAR45bn. He is currently Head of Absa Corporate & Investment Banking Power, Utilities & Infrastructure team and works across conventional & renewable power technologies in Africa. He is based in London.
He is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (qualified CIMA – UK), has an MBA in Finance from Stellenbosch Business School in Cape Town, South Africa, two Honours and a Bachelors degree in Accountancy & Finance, and is currently busy with a post grad qualification in Commodity Markets from the University of Geneva in Switzerland.