Bhavtik Vallabhjee

Head: Power, Utilities & Infrastructure, Absa Bank


Bhavtik Vallabhjee has over 24 years of Corporate & Merchant Banking experience in South Africa and in the Middle East. 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 (including with GE Capital in Dubai). After returning to SA in 2010, he has been focused on financing power & infra projects across Africa. Bhavtik Heads-up the Power, Utilities & Infrastructure team at Absa CIB.
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