London-based Bhavtik C. 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 so far in his career been involved in executing transactions with an aggregate value of over US$23bn. Bhavtik spent 5 years in the Middle East at the height of its infrastructure spending boom where he was a Project Finance banker. He later joined a leading Investment Banking franchise where he specifically focused on Renewable Energy and was part of the team that successfully closed 17 projects with total debt underwrites of ZAR15bn. He is currently Head of Absa Corporate & Investment Banking Power, Utilities & Infrastructure team and works across conventional & renewable power technologies in Africa. Most recently, he was part of the team that closed 12 projects across technologies in renewables with a R22 bn debt commitment. He is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (UK), has an MBA in Finance from Stellenbosch Business School in Cape Town, South Africa, two Honours degrees and a Bachelors degree in Accountancy & Finance.