Vivek is CEO of AfIDA – a non profit association of leading infrastructure developers and investors in African energy and infrastructure projects. In a career spanning twenty-seven years, he has co-founded and led three renewable energy companies in India, CEE and USA, and prior to this held senior project finance roles at ING Bank, Enron Europe, Edison Capital Europe and Bank of Scotland (last as global head of Energy & Utilities). He also serves as adviser to multinational development finance agencies and large global energy companies, and as non-executive Director and Investment Committee member to IPPs and Private Equity funds. He has financed several innovative and first-of-a-kind power and renewable energy projects in over thirty countries around the world. He holds a MBA from Rotterdam School of Management (The Netherlands), and MSc (Instrumentation) from BITS, Pilani, India.