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Mohan Vivekanandan

Group Executive: Origination & Coverage

Development Bank of Southern Africa

Biography

Mohan is a member of the DBSA’s Group Executive Committee, with accountability for deal origination and client relationship management in South Africa and the rest of the African continent. The Origination/Coverage division works closely with the DBSA’s clients to develop integrated solutions bringing together the DBSA’s product offering composed of technical assistance, project development and long term financing. His teams cover the energy, transport, ICT, water/sanitation, education/health and municipal sectors. In FY2018/19 his teams achieved a record R45Bn (~$3.2Bn) of funding approvals.

Mohan is involved in a number of global initiatives focused on infrastructure and sustainable development. He is a board member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Sustainable Development Investment Partnership Africa Hub, the OECD Senior Advisory Group on blended finance and the Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation’s Source IT platform steering committee. He is also a member of the Board of Invest Africa-US, a group of investors promoting impact investing in Africa.

Mohan also lectures at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, focusing on development finance. Prior to the DBSA, Mohan was a management consultant with Bain & Company and Partners in Performance, working in the USA, Southern and West Africa.
Mohan holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and an MSc in Global Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York
University/Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He completed a BA (Honours) in Economics and Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University in Chicago, USA.

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