Bhavtik Vallabhjee

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Bhavtik Vallabhjee

Head: Power, Utilities and Infrastructure
Absa Bank, South Africa

Bhavtik C. Vallabhjee has over 25 years of Corporate & Merchant Banking experience in South Africa, the Middle East & Europe. 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. He 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$23bn 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. Since 2010, he has been intrinsically involved in the power programs in Africa (Renewables, coal baseload, Emergency Power, etc.), and was part of the teams that successfully closed >25 projects with significant debt underwrites. He is currently Head of #Absa Corporate & Investment Banking’s Power, Utilities & Infrastructure team and works across conventional & renewable power technologies in Africa. He is based in London.

He is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (UK), has an MBA in Finance from Stellenbosch Business School in Cape Town, South Africa, two Honours and a Bachelors degree in Accountancy & Finance.

He is extensively travelled and a regular writer, commentator, speaker/ moderator at conferences on Infrastructure financing & Renewables in Africa.