8th OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment


Mohan Vivekanandan

Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

Group Executive, Origination & Coverage


Mohan is a member of the DBSA’s Group Executive Committee, with accountability for pan-African deal origination/client management. The DBSA’s mandate is sustainable infrastructure development and financing across the African continent. His teams concluded over 20 transactions worth ZAR14bn (~$1bn) in the last financial year. Mohan’s focus is the intersection of infrastructure and development finance. He is a member of the WEF Global Futures Council on SDG Investments and the OECD-led Fast INFRA initiative. He is a board member of the SADC Development Finance Centre. Mohan also serves as an adjunct professor of development finance at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. Mohan holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and an MSc in Global Finance from New York University Stern School of Business. He completed a BA (Honours) in Economics and Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University in Chicago, USA.