Sustainable Finance and Partnerships Specialist, UN Capital Development Fund
Mr. Abhisheik Dhawan is currently working as Sustainable Finance and Partnerships Specialist with UNCDF. In this role, he is responsible for creating innovative blended finance vehicles as well as lead partnerships efforts for UNCDF at a corporate level. As part of his efforts on creating innovative blended finance vehicles, he has led the creation of Climate Insurance Linked Resilient Infrastructure Finance (CILRIF) multi-stakeholder working group over the last 36 months. Prior to joining UNCDF, he worked as Director, Cleantech Practice at Business Development Bank of Canada.
With 20+ years of experience in international markets and financial services, he has worked with banks and technology companies, including start-ups, in India and the United States, engaging with clients across continents. Over the last eight years, he has shifted focus to sustainable development. Mr. Abhisheik started banking career of over a decade with IDBI Bank at Bangalore, India’s tech capital, with a focus on the IT industry. Afterwards, he worked as Director at Standard Chartered Bank covering middle market and large corporate clients.
Mr. Abhisheik holds an MPA degree with a concentration on Economic and Energy Policy and Finance from Columbia University in New York. He also holds an MBA in Finance from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM Kozhikode), CFA-Level II and a B.Tech. in Mining Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (ISM- Dhanbad).